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Sawyer - Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Chihuahua Mix Dog For Adoption in Eldora, IA, USA

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Ad ID: ADN-24402
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Date Listed: 07/08/2017
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Breed: Chihuahua Mix
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

Sawyer

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Black with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 07/08/2017
Location: Eldora, IA, 50627
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Chihuahua Mix Dog For Adoption in Eldora, IA, USA

Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids No
OK with Dogs Yes
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Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
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  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat). Sawyer was a puppy mill release. Guessed at about 3 years old and he weighs 13 lbs. He is shy but making progress in his foster home. He will need a more experienced home and is not for the first time dog owner. He is not house trained but is working on crate training and house training will come with patience and consistency. A belly band helps too. No small children please! He gets along well with the other small dogs but does need to be separated at meal time. He will need a fenced yard or someone committed to keeping him safe with harness and leash walks. No tieing these mill dogs out unattended as it isn't safe. He has now been fully vetted, had a dental, cherry eye repair, neuter, all vaccines, heart worm test and micro-chip. E-mail is ALWAYS our first contact for more information or an application. He is being fostered in the Grundy Center Ia area.

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