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Pistol Pete - Chihuahua / Rat Terrier / Mixed (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Rat-Cha Dog For Adoption in Raleigh, NC, USA

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Ad ID: ADN-36347
Times Ad Viewed: 686 times
Date Listed: 11/03/2017
Date Expires: 09 days from now

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Breed: Rat-Cha
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

Pistol Pete

Age: Adult
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 11/03/2017
Location: Raleigh, NC, 27620
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Rat-Cha Dog For Adoption in Raleigh, NC, USA

Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs Yes
Energy Level Moderate
Activity Level Moderately Active
Exercise Needs Moderate
Fence Required Not Required
Other
  • Leash Trained
  • Crate Trained
  • Likes to Play with Toys
  • Likes to Be in Your Lap
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Playful
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Rat Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Pet's Bio: Petey may be small but he is "mighty"! He has a BIG personality and will wiggle his way into your heart. He loves to snuggle and give kisses! He's a real lap dog...but he also loves to race around and play with toys. Petey lives with other dogs in his foster home but he is not very tolerant of them. He will probably do best as an only dog where he can be the center of attention. He has never been cat-tested but we can do so if needed. Like many Chihuahuas and Chi mixes, he can be a little bit shy/nervous but is very friendly with people who go slowly and are gentle with him. He actually really likes people! Also like many tiny dogs Petey is a bit "barky" so that should be a consideration for families living in apartments. Because of Petey's tiny stature and lack of experience with children, we not place him in a home with children under the age of 10. Similarly, because of his size we will not place him in a home with a large breed dog unless the dog specifically has prior experience with tiny dogs. Pet Details: Age: 7 years Breed: Chihuahuah Mix Size: approx 6 lbs Activity level: Moderate Good with dogs? best as an only dog Good with cats? Unknown Good with kids? 10+ House-trained? YES Crate-trained? YES ​Adoption Requirements: No children under the age of 10 Best as an only dog If you're a small dog person and want a sweet little snuggle-bug, please contact us about Petey! ----------------------------------------------- How To Adopt Me: Step 1: First, p lease be sure you have read this pet's entire description in order to decide whether this particular pet is a good candidate for your family. We try to include as many details as possible about each pet, including the type of placement needs and requirements they have for adoption. Step 2: Be sure to read our adoption policies and procedures before contacting us. Step 3: E-mail us to request an adoption application and/or inquire about this pet.

Overview: The Rat-Cha is a mix between the Chihuahua and the Rat Terrier. Both breeds are loyal companions who crave time with their master.
Breed Group: Unspecified
Weight (lbs): 2-8
Height (in): 7-14
Colors: any colors
Coat: The coat is short and smooth.
Character: The Rat-Cha is alert, loving and loyal.
Temperament: Rat-Chas aren't the best choice for younger children. They may or may not get along with other pets.
Care: The coat needs an occasional bath and brushing.
Training: Rat-Chas can be difficult to train. They need a consistent, patient approach.
Activity: This breed needs moderate exercise in a fenced yard.
Country of Origin: Afghanistan
Life Expectancy: 15-18

More About Rat-Cha Breed
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