Meet Carrie Brownstein
Animal ID 34809370 
Species Dog 
Breed Terrier/Mix 
Age 11 months 8 days 
Gender Female 
Size Small 
Color White/Brown 
Declawed No 
Housetrained Unknown 
NAME: Carrie Brownstein
LITTER: Carrie is part of the "Portlandia" litter and her brother is "Fred Armisen" who has been adopted.
AGE/GENDER: Baby (born 12/15/2016), Female
BREED: Terrier, Mix
TEMPERAMENT: Playful, mischievous, sweet
WEIGHT: 8 lbs and growing

HOUSE TRAINING: Not yet! She may have some neurological issues that cause her to urinate or defecate when excited and may need more opportunities during the day to go outside. She is getting better and holding it for longer and she may outgrow it as she gets older. However, this is not guaranteed. Fortunately, she is a small pup and doesn't make large messes.

CRATE TRAINING: Good! She sleeps in her crate at night and has her meals in her crate. She is crated during the day when her foster is not home.
OTHER DOGS: Good! She will need continued socialization, like all puppies! She loves to play with other dogs and would love to have a dog friend.
CATS: Good! She is fostered with cats and doesn't care about them since she's too busy playing with other dogs. Continued socialization will be important!
CHILDREN: Dog-respectful children, 8 and older

HEALTH: Carrie is healthy! However, she did suffer trauma as a puppy which led to a broken hip and possible spinal impingement. She did have surgery to fix her hip issues; however, she will nee d to be on a glucosamine/chondroitin supplement for her hips and will develop arthritis when she is older. She also has a neurological component to her trauma affecting her spine. This affects her gait, where she will upon occasion drag her leg, but it also affects other things, such as bladder and fecal output. When excited, she may dribble and does have occasional accidents when not given the opportunity to go outside. This may or may not be an issue in the future as she ages and develops better control with more muscle development.

Prior to adoption, puppies will be altered, microchipped, flea treated, and dewormed. Puppies are given vaccination boosters in our care; however, adoptive families will be responsible for the remaining vaccinations that puppies need. Your adoption donation goes toward the cost of this vet care as well as transportation and general care costs. In addition, all pets adopted from Motley Zoo come with 30 days of free pet insurance provided by Shelter Care.

HISTORY: Motley Zoo Animal Rescue was asked to find her a great forever family and that is exactly what we plan to do!

NOTES FROM FOSTER HOME: Carrie is a puppy so she's playful and has a lot of puppy energy! She is super cute and fun, but a lot of work. Her forever family should be committed to lots of training - obedience, housetraining, and socialization. This will ensure that Carrie grows into a confident, well behaved adult! Puppies' personalities are dependent on their environment, and the structure and training they are given, in addition to socialization. Their personalities continue to grow and be shaped by their new adoptive families. Puppy daycare and socialization classes or puppy kindergarten are highly recommended for their personal development. She will more than reward you for all your hard work with lots of love, loyalty, and laughs. All dogs adopted from Motley Zoo come with a leash and either a Martingale collar or a harness, depending on each dog's particular needs. Carrie is a very sweet girl but can be a little timid. She will definitely require more socialization with people and places. She is an adventurous little pup and loves hiking and walking with the other dog members of her foster family. Because of her previous trauma and surgery, she is still undergoing physical therapy to help build the strength up in her legs. While she loves to run and will try to hike and run as much as she can, she cannot pace herself and doesn't always last the entire duration of a hike. Fortunately, she's a little girl and can easily be carried or sits/lays in a doggie backpack. She would do well in a patient home who will not mind the occasional housebreaking accident and will help her grow into a confident pup. She's super sweet and loves her people and loves to snuggle and give kisses. She loves other dogs, especially her size, so that she can run and play with them without fear of being trampled.With her shy disposition, another dog in the home is needed. She's a super sweet playful little girl looking for the right family.

Welcome to Motley Zoo Animal Rescue. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue organization that is run entirely by volunteers. Motley Zoo does not have a brick and mortar shelter location. Instead, all our rescue animals are cared for in private foster homes where the animals receive one-on-one care and attention in a home environment until permanent placement is found.

Please email and request an adoption application and we will work toward approving you as an adopter with our rescue so that we can set a time for you to meet! For more information, please visit Thank you for considering adopting a dog in need!

The Motley Zoo Crew