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

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Organization Name: Second Chance Companions
Location: Battle Ground, WA 98604


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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
Tags: Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Battle Ground, WA
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
If you’re looking to adopt a dog and don’t know where to start, puppyfinder.com is an excellent source for information about adopting a dog and will connect you with hundreds of shelters across the US that have adoptable puppies and older dogs waiting for forever homes.
  1. Do your research – find out what types of dogs would be a good fit for your lifestyle and the activity level of your family. Also keep in mind the grooming needs of certain breeds that might require frequent maintenance.
  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.
  3. Learn about the shelters and their adoption policies – It might be easier to start looking at shelters within a certain radius of home but don’t be afraid to venture out to other states as well. Many states have larger populations of adoptable dogs and their shelters are willing to transport pets to suitable adopting families. Some shelters might have requirements for a home visit, a fenced yard or require you to visit the pet multiple times before you commit to adopting. Understand that the shelters are doing their best to place the pets in suitable homes and these requirements are in the best interest of both you and the pet.
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  5. Meet in person. Whenever possible it is best to meet the animal in person before agreeing to bring them into your life. Even though photos and descriptions can tell you a bit about a dog, you can’t get a true feeling for the animal until you are able to interact with them and make sure they are a good fit for your entire family, including other pets.
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      Archer

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      Breed: American Bulldog
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Battle Ground, WA
      Posted Breed: American Bulldog (short coat). Archer is a 1 year old American Bulldog looking for his new forever home. He is a big boy at 90 lbs. Archer knows how to sit, shake, and is learning place for his bed. He is working on leash training and does pretty well with his harness on. Archer is pretty mild energy for the most part until he is meeting new friends, then he may want to play play play. Archer is looking for a home with no small kids as he really doesn’t understand his size and may accidentally knock them over or jump up to kiss their face. He loves car rides and will lay down for long trips. Archer loves snuggling on the couch and watching tv with his people! How he may do with cats is unknown at this time. Archer is neutered, and vaccinated. Please visit www.sccpets.com for a full application. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an adoption application.
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      Whiskey

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Battle Ground, WA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). Whiskey is a loving pitbull who is looking for his forever home. He is a really sweet dog and is awesome in public. He rides in the car like a dream and is very, very affectionate. He has one ear that kind of flops down and it’s the cutest thing you've ever seen! He is currently living with a pug who he loves to play with. Whiskey loves to try and be a lap dog and sit in your lap especially while camping. Whiskey has had a rough background and really needs someone with a kind, gentle voice as that is what he responds bet to. For this reason he can be a little nervous around men. He has been fine with the kids he has been around but looking for a home with kids over the age of 8. Whiskey is house trained and crate trained good with other dogs but cats are unknown at this time. He is also neutered, microchipped and up to date on vaccines. please visit www.sccpets.com to fill out a complete application for Whiskey. He is 3 years old and weighs 50#. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an adoption application.
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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Battle Ground, WA

      Arya

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Battle Ground, WA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). Owners rescued Arya from an abusive situation and it breaks their hearts to have to re-home her but they can’t get her to quit barking at their cats and picking on their very small dog. She needs to be the only pet in the household, or in a home with another dog that won’t submit to her, in order to be successful. Arya is spayed, house trained and crate trained, and lives mostly in the house. She will sit on your lap if you let her and loves to play tug-or-war. She has not been around small children but has done well with older kids. A home with a large fenced yard to run off her high energy would be ideal. Her adoption donation will be $100. If you are interested in meeting this gal please fill out an adoption application on our website. She is 1 1/2 years old and weighs 45#. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an adoption application.
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    • English Foxhound Dog For Adoption in Battle Ground, WA

      Dixie

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      Breed: English Foxhound
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: Battle Ground, WA
      Posted Breed: English Foxhound. Dixie was pulled from a local shelter. She is a great old hound dog. Now that we have her on great meds for her joints and pain meds she has pep in her steps. She walks the property with me and is such a goofball. She did try to get a chicken so I would say no chickens that are roaming free. Dixie traveled from France or at least the chip that she has is from France. She does well with all dogs from Dobermans to Maltese and is fine with cats. She knows her name well. Dixie is house trained and uses the dog door. She does like to climb on the couch to rest and sleep. If you are interested in adopting her please fill out an app at www.sccpets.com. Her adoption donation is $60. She is 10 years old and weighs 70#. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an adoption application.
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    • Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Battle Ground, WA

      Danny

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Battle Ground, WA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua (short coat). Danny is an amazing dog from a hoarding rescue who is incredibly resilient and looking for his special forever home! He is 6 years old and a little bit of a butterball. He loves walks on leash but mostly wants a lap to lay in or next to. He warms up very quickly to anyone he meets. Danny would be happy in a home with or without any kitty friends. He is currently living with two cats and shows no interest whatsoever. He is crate trained and potty trained. Danny will need a home with a secure fenced yard; he will find a way out if it's possible for him. Otherwise Danny would be very happy as an apartment dog. He is good with kids of all ages and is happy for their tender and gentle love and affection. Danny is microchipped. Please fill out a full application at sccpets.com if interested in meeting this amazing boy! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an adoption application.
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    • German Shepherd Dog-Siberian Husky Mix Dog For Adoption in Battle Ground, WA

      Max

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog-Siberian Husky Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Battle Ground, WA
      Posted Breed: Siberian Husky / German Shepherd Dog / Mixed (short coat). Max has a ton of energy so he will need a home that can exercise him. He is a handsome boy with 1 blue eye. He is house trained. Loves to play. He has already worn out my Dobermans, so I would say he is good with dogs. I would not recommend small kids as he will knock them over as he runs past them. I have not been able to test him with our cats. He has not slowed down enough to look at them. I am sure he will give chase if they run, but he has shown no interest in the cats that are behind bars or the chickens that are behind fencing. If you are not able to exercise Max then he will need another pup that can burn off his energy. Max will need someone that can help with his separation anxiety. Max will make a 10 yr old kiddo a fantastic dog to grow up with. Did I mention he is a clown? He was born October 5th and weighs 60#. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an adoption application.
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      Zeus

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      Breed: Husky-Rottweiler Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Battle Ground, WA
      Posted Breed: Rottweiler / Husky / Mixed (short coat). Zeus is very sweet, likes to cuddle and play with his humans but does not do well with other dogs nor with cats. He’s very comfortable with older children but little ones make him nervous and there's a toddler where he's at so he needs to find a new home. He is house trained and sleeps in the house but not in a crate. If you think he's the boy for you please fill out an application. He might be able to be socialized with other dogs given the right training. He is 2 years old and weighs 130#. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an adoption application.
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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Battle Ground, WA

      Hennessy

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Battle Ground, WA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). Hennessy and his owner are currently homeless and living in a van. He may be Lab and Pit Mix, paternity is sketchy. He is a sweet boy but does tend to be protective of his people, protecting them from both people and other animals. He has learned how to go over fences so a tall sturdy fence would be in order for him. He needs updated on his shots but the owner can’t afford that right now so when adopted he will need a trip to the vet for a checkup and some shots. Owner says he was great with her four children but is not good with other dogs and cats and is a renowned squirrel chaser. If you think you can help this guy out so he doesn’t end up at the Humane Society please fill out an application on our website. He is 5 years old and weighs 80#. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an adoption application.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Battle Ground, WA

      Opal

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Battle Ground, WA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Opal is a very sweet, very timid girl. She was found as a stray so all we know for certain is that she’s had at least one litter of puppies. Opal has been in foster care for a while and is doing well. She likes going to the dog park and playing chase so another active dog in the home would be ideal. She’s very affectionate and takes treats like she can’t believe her good fortune. She does have some allergies we are still trying to identify and will need a good quality food. She is frightened by sudden movements and loud noises so she wouldn’t do well with children, although her reaction is simply to run and hide. She is also afraid of men but may warm up in time. She will bark at cats but has never tried to harm one and she is housebroken. We’ve been working on socialization and new experiences but Opal may never be a confident, outgoing dog. However, she will reward her new protector with love, kisses, and a snuggle buddy at bedtime. We think she is about 4-5 years old and she weighs 55#. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an adoption application.
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