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

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Date Listed: 11/30/2016
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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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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Battle Ground, WA, USA

      Bailey

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Bailey is a sweet playful American Staffordshire Terrier mix with a pretty fawn coat and black markings. She loves being around people and is used to being around older kids. She has lived with cats and tends to try to chase them. She enjoys hanging out outside and chewing on bones and kong toys filled with peanut butter, although she really needs a fenced in yard. Bailey is used to sleeping in her crate at night with the door open, this is her safe place. She crawls into her crate and just tucks herself in. She loves to chase the ball outside but is still learning that she needs to bring it back and not just chew it up! This girl needs an owner that is familiar with positive reinforcement training. Bailey is potentially dog aggressive with other dogs that she feels fearful of or who show signs of dominance or aggression. She needs a home where she can be exposed to new things and gently reinforced on how to behave to reduce her anxiety. Bailey is house trained and has had some additional training classes. She is spayed and up to date on her vaccines. If you are interested in meeting her please fill out an adoption application on our website. Her adoption donation will be $100.00. She is 2 1/2 years old and weighs 35#. 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, 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#. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an adoption application.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Battle Ground, WA, USA

      Whiskey

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      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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    • Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Battle Ground, WA, USA

      Danny

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      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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