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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(360) 687-4569


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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
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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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  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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    • Beagle-Chihuahua Mix Dog For Adoption in Battle Ground, WA

      Mushu

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      Breed: Beagle-Chihuahua Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Battle Ground, WA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Beagle / Mixed (medium coat). Mushu currently lives with a couple of larger, older dogs, and it’s not the best fit. Mushu has to be confined behind a barrier for his protection because he doesn’t understand that he’s not a big dog himself. The best fit for him would be as an only dog in a home with no little children as he is sometimes very guarding of his food. He is house trained, talks to you when he wants to play fetch, and sits up for treats. He does live with cats but also finds them fun to chase. He’s a real cute boy and could make a great companion for someone who has the time and patience to get him past his selfishness about his food. If you are interested in meeting this boy please fill out an application on our website so we can set you up for a meet and greet. He is 2 years old and weighs 19#. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an adoption application.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Battle Ground, WA

      Freddie

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Battle Ground, WA
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed (medium coat). Grooming his cream colored coat isn’t very hard, he’s fluffy with medium length hair but it doesn’t seem to mat. When his family rescued him 2 ½ years ago they had two older, less active dogs and he did well with them, even using the doggie door to go outside to potty. Since then they have added two younger, playful dogs and Freddie has become very upset with the dynamics in the household and has taken to marking everywhere he feels he should to let the newcomers know he’s the boss. Freddie needs to be someone’s center of attention. If you are home most of the time or can take him with you and have no other dogs then you would be a good candidate for his forever home. Please fill out an adoption application on our website and we will get you connected with his owner. He is 3 years old and weighs 10#. 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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    • Doodle Dog For Adoption in Battle Ground, WA

      Buddy

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      Breed: Doodle
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: Battle Ground, WA
      Posted Breed: Dachshund / Poodle (Miniature) / Mixed (medium coat). Buddy just lost the love of his life and is going to need a new momma or daddy who will let him sit next to them and take care of them. His momma’s family has other dogs that don’t appreciate his presence so he must find his own niche. Buddy is up to date on his shots, is neutered and house trained. He has a sweet personality, a little stand offish until he gets to know you though. He had a back injury when young and his owner spend thousands of dollars to get him back on his feet. He is okay with children but they would need to be respectful of the fact that he has had a back injury. Cats are an unknown quantity. He is 13 years old and weighs 12#. If you would like to be the first one to offer this guy his new forever home please fill out an app on our website ASAP. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an adoption application.
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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Battle Ground, WA

      Arlo

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Battle Ground, WA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat). Arlo is a happy boy whose tail wags the minute I enter a room. He has lots of energy so a fenced yard is a must. He loves running around the yard being chased. He also thrives with a companion – see picture - so it would be great for him to be adopted into a home where there is another dog. He is very quick to learn – learned the doggie door in one day. He also likes to lie in the sun, watch outside, and go for walks! He is protective and great with women. He is timid at first when meeting new people. He is very leery of men. Arlo is microchipped. He is 1 1/2 years old and weighs 15#. 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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