The Olson family’s Miniature Schnauzer named Kirbie is the My Home My Harrisburg April Precious Pet feature! Kirbie is named after the famous Minnesota Twins baseball player Kirby Puckett. They modified the spelling of the name: instead of ending in y, his name ends in ie because the whole family has ie at the end of their first names.
Kirbie was born on June 15, 2017 in Park Rapids, MN at a breeder specializing in Miniature Schnauzers. He is AKC and APRI certified and was adopted by the Olson family on August 26, 2017 when he was 10 weeks old. He is now almost 8 months old!
“Kirbie amazes us daily,” Kellie says. He is very loyal and loves all the attention that he receives from each member of the family. He is a great “watch dog” in that he won’t hesitate to bark if he notices a stranger or thinks he heard the door bell ring. He also loves to play fetch or just to snuggle and is always willing to come and offer his loving presence if someone is lonely or sad.
He is an amazing pet, and Kellie adds, “We had always said to our girls that we would probably never get a pet but once we started to reconsider, the Miniature Schnauzer breed was the way to go. Kirbie has certainly found a special place in our hearts.”