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Toto - Chihuahua (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Battle Ground, WA, USA

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Organization Name: Second Chance Companions
Location: Battle Ground, WA
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Breed: Chihuahua
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

Toto

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Tan/Yellow/Fawn with White
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 11/30/2016
Location: Battle Ground, WA 98604
USA
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Tags: Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Battle Ground, WA, USA
Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats Yes
Energy Level Moderate
Activity Level Highly Active
Exercise Needs Moderate
Fence Required Not Required
Owner Experience Required Species
Other
  • Apartment Appropriate
  • Housetrained
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Playful
  • Affectionate
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
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Posted Breed: Chihuahua (short coat). Toto is looking for a nice quiet home with a warm lap, lots of attention and not a lot of excitement.. Toto was rescued from an elderly woman’s home who was placed in the hospital, then hospice and then passed away. Toto is a wonderfully outgoing, loyal, loving little man. When he is happy he jumps straight up on the air. Always a wagging tail and ready kisses. His nickname is Toto tootsie roll as he readily rolls over for tummy rubs. But he seems to be a one person dog. He has bonded with me but still after 11 months in my home he will not allow my daughter to touch him. So I am thinking that it will take a bit of adjustment time. He is house trained and is good for 4-6 hours at a time if necessary. He was abused by a man and doesn’t do well with men. He had a full dental in November 2015. He has no bad habits and currently lives with 2 older small dogs. He has lived with larger dogs in the past without any problems. But it has been my experience that he really doesn’t like larger dogs than him. What makes him special needs is that both of his knees go in and out and he has a heart murmur which is not uncommon in small dogs. He is 6-8 years old and weighs 6-8 pounds. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an adoption application.

Chihuahua

Overview: The Chihuahua is a tiny bundle of joy. Kids love him ' and for good reason. This breed seems always excited about something. They do best as an indoor dog, but they love to scamper around in the yard ' in suitable weather.
Breed Group: Toy
Weight (lbs): 6
Height (in): 6-9
Colors: Any.
Coat: Smooth with soft, glossy hair or long with soft straight or wavy coat and fringed ears.
Character: Chihuahuas are very intelligent little dogs that are much more brave than their small size suggests. They often bond with only one person.
Temperament: This breed usually lives with other dogs and cats very easily. Children should be taught how to play with this small dog as many try to treat it as a toy.
Care: The Chihuahua requires occasional grooming with a brush and comb. Trim claws and check teeth on a regular basis. Care of the long coat entails brushing 2 to 3 times a week.
Training: This breed is eager to learn, so don't let the small size deter you from properly training him.
Activity: Chihuahuas can typically get sufficient exercise by playing indoors.
Country of Origin: Mexico
Health Issue: This breed has a short nose and large eyes, which can cause some problems (e.g., wheezing, dry eye, glaucoma). They are prone to slipped stifle, gum problems, colds, stress, and rheumatism.
Life Expectancy: about 15 or more

More About Chihuahua Breed
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  2. Decide what you can handle – before you get sucked in by all the adorable puppy eyes you’re about to see, think long and hard about the appropriate age dog for your family or if you are capable of caring for a special needs dog. Puppies are a lot of work, if you don’t have time for potty training and obedience classes you’ll want to consider an older dog. There are plenty of middle aged, vibrant dogs up for adoption as well as many senior dogs that would be a great fit for a family looking for a more subdued dog with lots of love to give.
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      Breed: Cairn Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Cairn Terrier / Chinese Crested-Hairless / Mixed (medium coat). Little Bo lost his daddy a few years back and his mom decided he needed a new family. He is a good little dog. No issues with the other dogs here (2 Doberboys and a 30lb female mutt). However we were told he does have some leash aggression depending on the dog. Did fine will all the dogs at the vets except for a german shep and a labradoodle. Bo is potty trained. I am told he will tap at the door to go out. I have a dog door. He has come when I called him while we walked the property. Didn't go after the chickens yet you never know. We have been told he chases cats and has some separation anxiety when left alone. He may do just fine with another dog to pal around with. He is 5 1/2 years old and weighs 9#.
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      Pip

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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      Bear

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      Breed: Lhasa Apso
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Lhasa Apso (long coat). Bear is a sweet small dog who is dark brown with fluffy long hair. She is playful and has been a delightful companion for an elderly lady, who unfortunately has passed away and now Bear needs a new partner to call her own. She is already nicely housetrained, is up to date on her shots and comes when she is called. She has not been spayed yet and will need that done prior to finalizing the adoption so we will try to coordinate that with you and the owner. True to her name, Bear is protective of her person. She is fine with other small dogs (has not been around larger dogs much but probably fine with the right introduction), and has lived with cats, although she may playfully chase, so probably best with a dog savvy cat or no cat in the family. We are not sure how she would be with children as she has only interacted with adults so far. This breed can have quite a long lifespan and 8 is really just getting into the best years of her life, are you the right person for this little delight? She would love to be in a home where someone is home much of the time such as she was used to in the past.
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    • La-Chon Dog For Adoption in Battle Ground, WA, USA

      Betsey

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      Breed: La-Chon
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
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      Breed: English Foxhound
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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      Winter

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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      Chachi

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      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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      Breed: Cocker Spaniel-Jack Russell Terrier Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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      Opal

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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      Bailey

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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