Sonny Senior - Chihuahua (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Minneapolis, MN

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Date Listed: 11/05/2016
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Organization Name: Midwest Animal Rescue & Services
Location: Minneapolis, MN 55429


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Breed: Chihuahua
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

Sonny Senior

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: White
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 11/05/2016
Location: Minneapolis, MN 55429
Tags: Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Minneapolis, MN
Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
Activity Level Moderately Active
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Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
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  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Chihuahua (short coat). ​ Adoption Fee: $200 Meet Sonny! Sonny is in search of a forever home. He is 10 years young and is looking forward to spending many more years with a person to call his own. It appears that Sonny some hearing loss, but that doesn't stop him from loving life! He has a perky cute personality and will often dance for treats. He loves to burrow under blankets and will come to you for affection. The only time Sonny has barked.... is when he's seen the cat! Sonny is also heartwom positive. He completed his treatment and will need to be on a heartworm preventative, like all dogs in out climate, so he can live a long, happy and healthy life! Please feel free to fill out an ADOPTION APPLICATION by clicking on the button below. Thank You! or //

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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