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Mickey *Courtesy Post - Chihuahua Dog For Adoption
Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Phoenix, AZ, USA

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Ad ID: ADN-72051
Times Ad Viewed: 341 times
Date Listed: 11/29/2016
Date Expires: 15 days from now

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rescue
Breed: Chihuahua
Gender: Male Male
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Mickey *Courtesy Post

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: White
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 11/29/2016
Location: Phoenix, AZ 85087
USA
USA
Tags: Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Phoenix, AZ, USA
Physical Attributes
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids No
OK with Dogs No
OK with Cats No
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
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Posted Breed: Chihuahua. Meet Mickey!! Mickey is an adorable 2 year old male, neutered chihuahua mix. His mom thinks he would do best in a different home since his mom’s health prevents her from being able to walk him frequently. He love to be active so he would be best with someone that can walk him and exercise him regularly. He is not suitable for a house with young children for he tends to be nervous around them and nippy. Once he warms up, he just wants to be close to you and give kisses. His mom is heartbroken about this decision but knows in her heart that Mickey would do best in a house where he can be a spoiled, doted only child and someone who has patience to help Mickey be the awesome dog he knows he can be. Can you be that person for Mickey? Contact Karen 8479771304

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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