Name: Lady Dogiva Age: 3 years Gender: Female Breed: Chiweenie Weight: 13 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Yes Kid friendly: Yes House Trained: In progress. She has made massive strides as the weather has improved. Crate Trained: Yes Energy level: Moderate History: From a shelter in Texas Adoption Fee: $400
From the Foster:
Lady Dogiva, nicknamed Ivy for short, is a sweet, affectionate dog who actively seeks out people. People may even beat out food for her favorite thing, and she really loves food! She loves curling up with you in a chair or on the couch, and her favorite place to spend the night is snuggled up to you under the covers. While she does not currently live with children, she has enjoyed kids of all ages when she has been around them, though as a small dog, any children in the family will need to know to avoid being too rough with her.
Ivy lives with a cat and another dog and has done well with both of them. She largely ignores the cat, though if he runs she may follow to see what's happening, and she would certainly love it if the cat would share his tasty, tasty food. She enjoys curling up with the other dog in the house, but can have difficulty sharing human attention. She will often push her way between people and any other dog, and does have a history of lap guarding, though that behavior has faded as she has settled in and become more secure. Any other dog in the house will need to be tolerant of this pushy behavior.
A dainty Southern lady, Ivy arrived from Texas during the bitter cold of the polar vortex. This shocking change set her back on her house training, but as the cold has faded, she's making progress. Being kept to a schedule that gives her the opportunity and time to do her business outside has set her up for success, and she now manages short periods of time loose and on her own without incident. With a family willing to put the time and effort in, she should continue to improve.
Ivy is healthy, but does have a minor deformity of her front feet. A few toes on both feet are joined in a way that causes some of her nails to grow at an angle. If allowed to get too long, the nails will overlap and interfere with her walking. Her family needs to either be comfortable trimming black nails, or commit to having it done professionally at least once a month.
Ivy is a loving, outgoing dog who will more than reward any family for the little extra work she may take.
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