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Carson - Chihuahua (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Sandy, OR, USA

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Date Listed: 08/13/2016
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Organization Name: My Way Home Dog Rescue
Location: Sandy, OR
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Breed: Chihuahua
Gender: Female Female
Nickname:

Carson

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: White with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 08/13/2016
Location: Sandy, OR 97055
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Tags: Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Sandy, OR, USA
Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Chihuahua (short coat). I am Carson, a handsome extremely lucky Chihuahua. My first four years were rough in California…I had a different name and a close friend named Teddy. We both loved each other and were best friends. This was a very good thing because we were often not fed and neglected. One day those people took us to a ravine and dumped us. Lucky for us we used our big voices and people heard us. I have pictures of our rescue and off we went to a shelter. Teddy got adopted right away and I was alone. I did not like the shelter and would curl in a ball. The loud noises and with my friend being gone I had no one. Lucky for me, I ended up in a foster home sponsored by My Way Home Dog rescue. I got fed twice a day….I got petted and cuddled and loved by PEOPLE…it was the most amazing thing. I am able to eat all my food, have water, get attention and this allows my finer features to come out. I am handsome and like to be the boss. I love to cuddle and can walk on a leash. I would do better with another dog and not lots of hustle and bustle. I like laps and when you lay down I can share your pillow. I also would find the crook of your elbow a wonderful place to lie. Covers are a must because there is nothing better than being warm. I am looking for a home and people who will take care of me…I will love you back in a big way…you see I may be a Chihuahua but I have the heart of a lion! I am up to date on all of my vaccinations, neutered, and microchipped. My adoption fee is $250. If you would like to meet me, please email for an application or visit our website mywayhomedogrescue.org to download one! My Way Home adopts in the Portland metro area only.

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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    • German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Sandy, OR, USA

      Sugar

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog (medium coat). This is Sugar, an adult German shepherd who is just learning her way around the world. Raised alone in a backyard, she hasn't seen much outside so her new family should be willing to work with her. She will require a confident and experienced owner. Sugar can be fearful and unfortunately doesn't warn with a growl - she snaps. You gotta watch this so no kids - at least not yet. With some love and training, you can help her develop more confidence and teach her better coping skills for when she feels threatened. She is not aggressive, she's just scared. If you can work with this, you're gonna get a great dog. She seems to be a homebody dog and will benefit from a routine. She loves going for walks and sniffing around the yard. She is not the kind of dog who would like going on big adventures. Not now anyway, maybe later with more confidence. Around the home you will find Sugar a gentle, loving dog. She wants to be with you and will follow you from room to room often carrying her favorite toy. She loves her toys and won't destroy them. She is gentle enough that even our puppy can take the toys away. She mostly ignores other dogs but does play well with our puppy. They like to wrestle and to play tug. I am up to date on all of my vaccinations, spayed, and microchipped. My adoption fee is $250. If you would like to meet me, please email for an application or visit our website mywayhomedogrescue.org to download one! My Way Home adopts in the Portland metro area only.
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    • American French Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Sandy, OR, USA

      Cooper

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      Breed: American French Bull Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: French Bulldog / Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Hi! I'm Cooper! My foster mom thinks I'm about 1 1/2 years old and a French Bulldog/Pitbull mix. She says I have really big ears and I'm shaped like a pit bull, but I'm pocket sized. Well, I might be too big for a pocket, but I'm not a very big guy. The scale says otherwise, it says I'm 48lbs! I had a rough start to life, losing one of my front legs because of a bad break. It hasn't slowed me down any though! I'm still a happy-go-lucky kind of guy! My foster mom thinks I used to not get food too regularly because I finish my breakfast so fast. But boy does it taste good, and so do the treats! I LOVE treats. I take them gently and my foster mom is teaching me these funny words, z "sit" and "crate". I've pretty much figured out "let's go"!, I think that one is my favorite. Whenever I need to go out, I stop playing and look at the front door or I go sit by the back sliding glass door while I wait for mom to join me. Foster mom says I do good in a crate (no accidents!), but I would rather join her and my foster siblings, so I like to tell her I'm not ready to be in the crate, but I settle in with a good toy! I don't like to share my kong or buffalo horn chew toys, so mom says I can have those when I'm alone. She's really nice and gives me kongs with peanut butter or plain yogurt inside. Boy, those are GOOD. I can slurp the inside for hours! I love everyone I meet and my foster mom says I'm a really good co-pilot in the front seat! My foster mom asks me what my perfect home is.. gosh, I'd love a home with a backyard to explore! And people who will snuggle me and rub my belly and the soft spot on my nose. That always puts me to sleep. I'd be pretty happy with just some people to love me. No small kids or animals (cats, birds, rabbits, etc) please. I can be sort of clumsy on three legs and I play pretty hard. I'm also still a bit of a puppy and I can get mouthy when really excited. My foster mom says I'll be too much for the little ones, but older kids would probably be OK. My foster mom tells me I'm a pretty special little guy for being so happy after so much! I am neutered, up to date on my vaccinations, micro-chipped, and ready for a great home! Cooper will only be adopted to homeowners in the Portland metro area due to his possible breed mix. He is not suited for shared wall environments (townhouse or condo). My adoption fee is $250. If you would like to meet me, please visit our website http://www.mywayhomedogrescue.org/ to download an application! My Way Home adopts in the Portland metro area only.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Sandy, OR, USA

      Lady

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Jindo (Korean) / Mixed (medium coat). Formerly feral, this shy girl is Lady, a 4-5 year old Jindo mix who really just wants to be part of a family. She's a lower energy dog, content to relax around the house; Lady will benefit from a confident, experienced owner who has previously worked with shy dogs and can appreciate a dog who rather watch you from across the room than to cuddle on the sofa. Lady is still learning world-skills but has come along really well. She is indifferent to strangers. She doesn't like riding in a car but crates well for it. She likes walks but she's still learning to walk on her leash. Lady loves other dogs and is playful and confident with them. She also seems to learn from the example set by pack-mates so she will benefit from another confident dog in her pack. I am up to date on all of my vaccinations, spayed, and microchipped. My adoption fee is $250. If you would like to meet me, please email for an application or visit our website mywayhomedogrescue.org to download one! My Way Home adopts in the Portland metro area only.
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