Name: Wendy Age: 2 years Gender: Female Breed: Chihuahua / Terrier Weight: 9 lbs Dog friendly: Yes, needs very slow intros and takes a few days to a week to warm up. After she gets used to a dog, she will play with and look to them for security. Cat friendly: TBD Kid friendly: Older kids only, please. no young kids House Trained: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes. Yes. Wendy was sleeping at night in a crate when she first arrived, but she prefers to sleep in the kitchen for a little freedom. She will occasionally use puppy pads in the middle of the night to go potty if she needs to. Once she is adjusted to her new home I know she would prefer to sleep in bed with you! Energy level: Moderate History: From a shelter in Puerto Vallarta. Stray in Mexico Adoption Fee: $300
**NOT SUITABLE IN HOMES WITH SHARED WALLS**
**FENCED YARD REQUIRED**
From the Foster:
Wendy has come such a long way. She is such a fantastic little girl and fun to have around. She is now house trained and scratches at the door (and occasionally rings a bell!) to tell us she needs to go out. When it's nice outside she loves to run around and play in our fenced in yard. When it's too cold, she prefers to run out and do her business and head immediately back in. At night she would love to share your bed with you! In her foster home, she has her own little area in the kitchen with a comfy bed. She is such a good girl all night. Wendy absolutely loves it when she can curl into a little ball on your lap or under a blanket with you. She's very cuddly and will give occasional kisses. :) She also loves playing with toys. The issues Wendy is working on are barking (so no shared walls) and she is fearful when she first meets people and other dogs. Once she adjusts she is so loving and sweet. Wendy had a rough start to life living on the streets in Mexico. She will bark when she first meets someone but over time when she learns they will not hurt her she is such a loyal little girl. She is an absolute gem!
Wendy does take time to adjust to each new person she meets. Her adoption will take place over a period of visits so she can learn to trust you. She is looking for a home that is low activity, not a lot of visitors, with a fully fenced in yard. She will do ok on occasional walks if there isn't a lot of activity going on. She will always be on the anxious side. At home, Wendy is a sweetheart and very loving toward my female dachshund. She loves my husband and myself, and enjoys the weekly visit from my grown daughter. She just needs an understanding person who is willing to love her and give her the security she needs.