Adopted: Brandi and Mindy

Quick Facts:

  • Breed: Yorkie Bichon mixes
  • Gender: Female, spayed
  • Age: Mindy- 8, Brandi -9
  • Size: 18 pounds
  • Good with…
    • Dogs? Yes!
    • Cats? Yes!
    • Kids? Yes, 6+

Hello! Our names are Brandi and Mindy and we are super sweet sisters who just want your attention, lots of toys and a lap big enough for the both of us!

***Brandi and Mindy are not a CDR dogs and have not been evaluated by CDR. This is a courtesy posting for Rainbow of Hope Animal Rescue (contact info: 607-562-8085 who will make all decisions about their adoptive placement. Please contact by above phone or email to apply to adopt her.***


Our mama had to give us to Rainbow of Hope Animal Rescue when she had to move to assisted living. We have been living in a crazy foster home with 5 other dogs, but we are learning a lot and doing well with welcoming other foster dogs who come and go and of course playing with the other permanent beautiful Shelties that live here!


We are extremely playful pups after we warmed up to our new home. We get excited and bark when our people come home or when strangers are around, but it doesn’t last long and we get back to our routines. We actually like meeting new people, especially when we are out and about and we will give kisses and take affection from most everyone we meet, including children and men. Meeting new dogs, on the other hand, has its challenges but only when on a leash. In that instance, we really like to tell all other four-leggers to stay away from us and our people. If given the chance to meet with reassurances from our people, and especially off leash or with a loose leash, we warm up quickly to other four legged friends. Our foster home has had a steady stream of other dogs in and out and we have gotten along with everyone just fine once we get off our high horses and are just ourselves. Sometimes we forget what it is like to be new in a home with other dogs, but when we remember, then we welcome the new guys!

We like to be with our people as much as possible. We are definitely attached to our people. But when we can’t go with them, we are ok staying in the house waiting patiently for their return. But if we know they are just on the other side of a door, we like to keep reminding them how much better they will feel if they let us be with them! As much as we like to be with our people, it is not enough to stop us from sneaking out any open door and go on little adventures. So it is really important that we have a fenced yard and have no access to doors that open for packages or even just to answer the door that provide access to parts of the yard that are not fenced in. If mom and dad take us with them, we ride very well in the car. Brandi loves to stand up and get a whiff of the fresh air. Mostly we are just happy to be going with our person.

We love to play with all kinds of toys and chase balls although returning them is not our strong suit (Ha! Ha!). We also love to go out in our fenced in yard. We don’t understand how there can be all of these new smells in our same old fenced in yard every day! Brandi loves to compete with one of the home dogs who is great at returning the ball. If Brandi gets it, she runs in the other direction and makes the home dog follow her until she drops the ball. THEN he can return it. HAHA that never seems to get old! If our person takes us out on a leash, we get super excited. We can wear a harness or just a collar and definitely take the lead (…ok, we pull a bit). Just don’t make us go out in the rain too much…we aren’t big fans of walking in the rain. BUT Snow, on the other paw, is a different story. Bring it on! We are upstate New York dogs to the core! (But don’t forget the sweater ‘cause we need to stay warm on our snowy adventures!

We are pros at napping and can often be seen curled up together or perched on the back of the couch to look out the window. At night, Mindy likes to bury herself in the covers up close to our person, while Brandi prefers to spread out at the foot of the bed. When she is ready for scratches, she will move in for the affection and stretch out to just ask for a belly rub.

We enjoy a good meal and love eating veggies as treats. Our people need to be careful to keep us on a good diet and exercise routine because we have been known to fatten up a bit with a bit too much endulging. A good reason to get us lots of exercise either with other doggie playpals or lots of running and playing within a fenced yard.


We love being around other dogs, but we don’t know much about cats. Kids are ok, but older than 6 might be a good idea only because we are clever escape artists and adventurist and we will absolutely take advantage of a small child opening the front door to let us out to explore.

Favorite Activities

  • Watching TV from the couch with our person nearby.
  • Brandi likes playing with a large ball that make silly noises.
  • Mindy likes to snuggle and get pets.
  • Exploring the yard, as long as our person is nearby!
  • Play in the snow.

Why do we need a home

Our mama had to move to assisted living and they said we couldn’t go with her. She was very sad to see us go and we miss her very much.


We are both spayed and up to date on the main vaccinations we need. We have worn Seresto collars and are on heartworm preventive. We are in good health in general, aside of course from the warts and bumps that come from natural aging. Both of us had some knee issues in the past (common in Bishon breed) but have been given a clean bill of health from the doctors this year. But this is another reason why we need a fenced in yard and enough activity to keep our leg muscles developed and strong. That will help us keep our knee and hip joints healthy! I know, just like humans, we all like to lay on the couch and be lazy with our family and a good movie- BUT, it’s very important that we get daily exercise and sufficient exercise to keep our leg muscles strong!


We are a really wonderful pair that need to stay together as we go to our new forever home and we really hope that there will be someone to make us the center of attention in their lives. We have been in our foster home for a long time and we really need our forever home please!

If you think we would be a good fit for your family and lifestyle, please contact Susan at Rainbow of Hope Animal Rescue which is the fastest way to get an adoption application or call 607-562-8085-but because ROHAR is all volunteer it can take longer for them to reach back out to you via phone!

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