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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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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Battle Ground, WA, USA

      Albus

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Shepherd / Mixed (short coat). Albus is possibly Shepherd with Ridgeback - it’s hard to tell but he’s definitely all dog. He is almost a year old and has the energy befitting a young dog his age. He is house trained, knows basic commands, sleeps in his crate and loves children. He has not had a large amount of exposure to cats so that is something that might need worked on but he’s great with other dogs. Treats are an easy thing for him, he’s content with an ice cube and comes running when he hears the ice machine. He’s microchipped, up to date on his shots as well as neutered. So, if you are interested in meeting him please fill out an application on our website and we’ll set up a meet and greet. He weighs 40#.
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    • Australian Kelpie-Husky Mix Dog For Adoption in Battle Ground, WA, USA

      Bear

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      Breed: Australian Kelpie-Husky Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Australian Kelpie / Husky / Mixed (short coat). Bear is a mix of Cattle dog, Husky and Lab per the DNA test that was done. He has the personality of a typical herding dog and needs someone who can get him the exercise he requires. He has been trained by a local trainer that offers a lifetime guarantee for problems. Bear is house trained, but may mark if not supervised and sleeps in a crate in the garage. Bear seems to be okay with young children but shouldn’t be left unsupervised. He’s used to older kids and enjoys roughhousing with them and playing tug-of-war. Owner feels he would make a great herding dog for someone who has time to train him as he as shown natural ability for it. Bear does have a strong prey drive so a home without cats, bunnies or very small dogs might not be a good fit. He is 3 years old and weighs 46#.
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    • Maltese-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Battle Ground, WA, USA

      Betty White

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      Breed: Maltese-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Maltese / Mixed. Meet Miss Betty White 8 pounds 1 yr old Terrier/Maltese/Poodle mix. She was raised by an owner who neglected her and she was a mess. They locked her in a room most of the day, so she is not trained. She is however quite the little actress. When you first meet her she acts like she is reserved or shy. Betty acts scared to meet most people, but it is all an act. Within 24 hrs of getting her home she opens up she is a little diva. She will jump on the furniture and run laps around the house. She loves small kids as she was raised with a few. She loves other dogs. Not sure about cats. She has been great on potty training. I have kept her in diapers and she has not soiled them. I try to let her out every 4 hours. She is really cute but needs to learn some basic manners. She still has the puppy mentality and she is food motivated. She likes toys and she sleeps in a bed with a blanket next to me. Does not like being locked up alone. She is a runner so she can dart out a door faster than you. A puppy gate at door recommended. She loves to play in the yard, she never had one. You will have to puppy proof and maybe scan fence area as she is small enough to fit though small holes. She will be a great dog for someone who has the time to train her. She will be getting the whole nine yards. She came in a mess and had fleas and mats but she was taken to the beauty parlor and she is now the cutest little star. Adoption fee is $200.
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    • Chiweenie Dog For Adoption in Battle Ground, WA, USA

      Lizzy

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      Breed: Chiweenie
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Dachshund / Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat). Lizzy is a super sweet, cuddly, beautiful, people-oriented dog with a sturdy, mini-tank of a body and a soft, short, Dachshund-type coat and markings. She’s solidly house trained, travels well in a crate in the car, loves food and earning her food through positive training. She’s learning name attention, sit, down, come when called and that reaching hands are safe. We take her out daily for walks in the neighborhood, different parks, and downtown to help her gradually become better socialized and less fearful of ordinary things in the world. She’s fearful of unfamiliar people, especially men, but bonds deeply with her family and now even solicits affection from my husband. She would be happiest in a home where she doesn’t have to be left alone long hours. She’s not familiar with cats but has adjusted to our cat and doesn’t chase him. She’s been spayed and is up-to-date on vaccines. She comes with a complimentary training consultation. Please fill out an app if you would like to adopt Lizzy. Her adoption fee will be $150.
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    • Jack Chi Dog For Adoption in Battle Ground, WA, USA

      Shadow

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      Breed: Jack Chi
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Jack Russell Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Shadow is a sweet dog who loves everyone he meets. His previous owner was allergic to dogs. So he kept him outside on a small apartment patio. Shadow found ways to entertain himself by biting and jumping at bugs. It is a habit now. So agility or long walks may help but he needs to find a home where they love him for who he is. The rest of the day he would lay around in his bed, pondering life. He is all hearts even has three on his body one on the back and a smaller one sideways and an upside down one. Too Cute he is . He loves men, but really Shadow loves anyone who will love him. He is Mr. friendly and will climb in everyone's lap. He is not completely potty trained but he has been going outside as long as you remember to take him out every 4-6 hrs. He likes kids and other dogs. He has been a perfect gentleman to my doggy divas. He has been the best foster. What an easy dog. Feed him, Walk him, Pet him, Let him jump around and he will give you kisses forever. What more can you want in a best friend. Please fill out an application at: www.sccpets.com. adoption fee: $150. He is 1 year old and weighs 16#.
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    • Cocker Spaniel-Jack Russell Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Battle Ground, WA, USA

      Diesel

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      Breed: Cocker Spaniel-Jack Russell Terrier Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Jack Russell Terrier / Cocker Spaniel / Mixed (short coat). Diesel is Jack Russell and Cocker Spaniel but has the personality of a Jack Russell so he has plenty of energy. He knows a few tricks and will love spending time showing off. He has lived with small children but he gets anxious around new people so exposure to few little ones would be best. He thrives on exercise so someone who likes to run would be a good fit for him. He will take off if not in a fenced yard so learning to come when called would be something you would want to work on. He is house and crate trained. If you are interested in meeting him please fill our an application on our website so we can hook you up. He is 3 years old and weighs 25#.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Battle Ground, WA, USA

      Opal

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      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 6 years old and she weighs 55#.
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