Honestly, the most attractive dogs we have ever rescued, can they get any more good looking??!

johnny sid 9 frontThese stunning model-worthy superstars, Johnny and Sid, came into care recently and have since had a crash course in socialisation and manners and have taken everything in their stride. These boys have lived a life with no boundaries, and given no social skills, and were honestly a bit of a hot mess when they arrived. Because the boys are (now) naturally so eager to have human cuddles and are very clever they have improved out of sight, and this is why we are after a very specific home for them...

Johnny and Sid are Chinese Crested x Toy Poodles, tiny, fun-filled bundles of energy and love, and as such I'm sure they will get a lot of interest in adoption, but, they need a new forever home who will take training very seriously! These boys aren't silly, they know a pushover when they see one, and they need firm, structured guidance to help them continue to be the amazing dogs they always should have been! Johnny and Sid both suffer from anxiety and have responded well to medication, routine and structure and with the right forever home will continue to do so

Johnny and Sid are tiny, around 4kgs, but their personalities are massive! The twins are so very bonded and have always been by each others side, but they have very distinct personalities. Sid loves people deeply but prefers to be a one on one kind of guy, he loves to explore when on a walk, peeing on everything in sight, smiling from ear to ear as he runs to the next tree! He is very particular about always walking on the left, always! He loves his food and treat-time is cause for celebration! Johnny is happy to have human love from anyone, he loves to sit on your lap and nuzzle into your hands, food is not of huge interest to him and he will wait for his brother to start a meal before deciding its ok to eat. Both boys adore, ADORE, running off-lead in a secure area, they live for it! Despite their tiny size they get daily walks and runs, and have no off switch with their energy levels.

Johnny and Sid have certain things in the world that they love which are as follows:

1 - exercise, daily, no question about it!
2 - snuggling in bed, under the covers, for hours and hours and hours
3 - screaming at cats
4 - screaming at other dogs while on a walk (however they actively ignore other dogs in their foster home
5 - treats
6 - back scratches and putting on their pyjamas!

Their list of things they hate would include:

1 - being alone
2 - being separated from each other
3 - cats
4 - being cold
5 - dogs on walks
6 - cats (they really do not like cats!)

The twins are the most hilarious entertaining dogs who make their foster mum laugh every single day! They are joy personified and are so fun to watch zoom around and wrestle and watching them try to snuggle under any blanket or couch cushion is cause for rip-roaring laughter! They are quirky, cute, fun, but they are also a lot of work

If you have no other pets, have experience with energetic dogs who need structure and guidance and ongoing training, understand the specific needs of a hairless dog, aren't afraid of a bit of hard work and want the most amazing cuddles and fierce loyalty on tap for the next ten years then please consider applying for the amazing duo!
Please fill in the application form with as much detail as possible - Adoption Application


Name Johnny and Sid
Age 4 years
Breed Chinese Crested x Toy Poodle
Sex Males
Vaccinated Yes
Desexed Yes


Worm & Flea Treated Yes
Adoption Fee $800
PR Source Number: EE101639








Dog Adoption Process

Application Form completed (Dog Adoption Application), with as much detail as possible including any questions you have and information about existing pets

Melbourne Animal Rescue Inc. reviews and contacts successful applicants within approx 3-5 days

Meet and Greet and yard check with the dog/puppy is arranged at a convenient time for both the MAR representative/foster carer and potential adopter, including introductions to existing animals and all members of the potential home.

If there are no issues, the dog/puppy is potentially able to stay at the home from this time for a 2 week trial period to ensure the match is compatible.

Adoption form is filled in and adoption fee paid (refundable within the 2 week trial period)

Adoption Pack including any relevant certificates and medical documentation is provided after the 2 week trial period.

Dog Adoption Policy

Please note: completing an adoption form does not guarantee that an adoption will take place.

Melbourne Animal Rescue Inc. reserves the right to choose the most suitable applicant and reject those deemed less suitable.

Occasionally, there can be multiple applications for the one animal and there is NO 'First In - Best Dressed' - the multiple applications are vetted for the most suitable.

We do our utmost to contact all applicants, including those who are unsuccessful, to inform them of the result but as we are staffed by volunteers, most of whom work full time, occasionally responses are overlooked and we apologise in advance if this occurs.

MAR does not adopt to those who are not permanent residents of Australia.



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