Age: 3 years
Breed: Chihuahua mix
Weight: 10 lbs
Dog friendly: Yes
Cat friendly: Yes
Kid friendly: TBD
House trained: YEs on a schedule
Crate trained: In progress
Energy level: Moderate
History: From a shelter in Oklahoma
Adoption Fee: $350
From the Foster:
If you're looking for a perfect cuddle buddy, look no further than Applebee! She loves nothing more than a warm blanket and curling up in your arms. While she might take a while to trust you, once she does, she is incredibly loyal and thinks of you as her best friend :) She is very wary of strangers (after all she has been through, who could blame her!), but never nips or is aggressive. She more so cowers or growls a little. She did this to both my husband and I, but by the second day we were her buddies and we've had no problems since :)
We currently have a 5 month old puppy and Applebee is incredibly patient with her. While she doesn't want to play most of the time (she does get a spurt every now and then), she has let the puppy try and initiate and never growls or nips at her. They even love cuddling together! Thus far, we've introduced her to 4 different dogs and she's done great with all!
We do have a cat and Applebee is great with her, although she does try to chase her, so if you have a cat, I'd recommend having a space set aside for him/her so that she is able to have an area of her own :)
She is potty trained as long as a schedule is set (i'd say every 3 hours). It took her a while to get acclimated to our schedule, so she did have accidents the first couple days, but once she was comfortable and she figured out a schedule she's been doing really well!
It appears Applebee does have some separation anxiety, so when she is in a crate at nighttime (or even just when we leave her alone) she does cry and whine a lot. It seems to be getting better the longer we have her, so again, over time I expect this to get better.