Gigi - Chihuahua (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Dallas, TX


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Date Listed: 10/01/2016
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Organization Name: Animal Rescue of Texas
Location: Dallas, TX 75205
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(214) 276-7802

Breed: Chihuahua
Gender: Female Female


Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Black with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 10/01/2016
Location: Dallas, TX 75205
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Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids No
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats Yes
Fence Required Not Required
Obedience Training Has Basic Training
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Chihuahua (short coat). Who wouldn't fall in love with those big brown eyes? If you're looking for a Chihuahua with personality plus, then meet Gigi! This funny little girl is crate trained, potty trained, and even uses a doggie door! Don't let her coloring fool you, she's only about 5 years old. She is leash trained and loves to go for walks and smell everything. Gigi has even graduated Nose Work training and loves this activity. She is good with small dogs, but is intimidated by large dogs. Gigi is a little too curious about cats and likes to follow them everywhere. Resident cats that are used to dogs should have no problem with Gigi. She would do best in a home with no small children because she guards her toys and treats intensely. You know the old saying, if it's on the floor, it's mine! Let us know if you would like to meet her!


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

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