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Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Battle Ground, WA, USA


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Date Listed: 11/30/2016
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Organization Name: Second Chance Companions
Location: Battle Ground, WA

Breed: Chihuahua
Gender: Male Male


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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Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Battle Ground, WA, USA

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
  • Apartment Appropriate
  • Housetrained
Personality Characteristics
  • Playful
  • Affectionate
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No

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.


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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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Shepherd / Terrier / Mixed. Junebug, aka Juney or Bug, is a very timid girl that was possibly abused in her past life. However, that life is now behind her and she is in a foster home and slowly coming out of her shell with her foster dad and mom, another dog her size, and even a cat! (She is curious about the cat and wants to sniff but is wary if the cat looks at her!) She is still very timid when a new person enters the home but is making wonderful progress for the short time she's been in foster care. She loves to run and will run around in circles in the back yard (fenced of course) but would rather have a buddy to hang with or her trusted people outside with her. She can also be a huge couch potato! Juney is learning how to be a snuggle buddy and will jump up on the bed to sleep with anyone there and burrow under the covers! She knows some basic commands such as sit, stay, come (unless she's scared), and is learning more each day. She walks well on a leash for being so timid still and would probably make someone a great hiking or running partner with a little more training. Juney has one ear that is usually up and one that doesn't seem able to be up and is always flopped half over. She also has big brown doe eyes that will just melt your heart! She is house trained and weighs approx 71# and is about 6 years old.
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      Breed: Rat-Cha
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier / Chihuahua / Mixed. Libby is an 11 month old Rat Terrier mix. She's a sweet, loving bundle of energy and personality who also loves to cuddle all night in bed. Her favorite things to do are chew on bones, and to play with dog friends of all sizes. She can chase and play all day. Libby needs another dog friend to keep her happy. Libby is afraid of people until she trusts them, and then she'll want to be around you as often as possible. She was born in May 2017 and weighs 15#
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    • Dachshund-Whippet Mix Dog For Adoption in Battle Ground, WA, USA



      Breed: Dachshund-Whippet Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Whippet / Dachshund / Mixed. Marley is a very smart little boy. He is good at bringing the ball back and dropping it in your hand, sitting when told, go to your crate etc. At his foster home he's quite happy while running with the big dog. He does have some fear issues when it comes to meeting new people and we are having some potty issues. I know he knows what he is supposed to do but he doesn't seem to like going out in the rain. Hopefully someone with patience can get him to listen. Very sweet, likes to cuddle when not playing.He is crate trained. Marley will get on your lap if invited, giving you lots of love and kisses. He is up to date on his shots and chipped. Neuter is set for 4/18 so if you'd like to meet him before the cone of shame is applied please fill out an adoption application. His adoption donation is $150.
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