Name: Lady Dogiva Age: 3 years Gender: Female Breed: Chiweenie Weight: 13 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Yes Kid friendly: Yes House Trained: Yes, on a regular schedule 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 part chihuahua, part dauchshund and all snuggle bug. 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. If there is another dog in the home, she would much prefer one who isn't another lap cuddler, so she doesn't have to share.
Ivy does well in her crate while her foster is at work. When her foster is home, she is let out at certain set times (such as after eating, before bed), and every couple hours in between. She does well when kept on this schedule, and is starting to learn to go to the door when she wants out. While she continues to make progress, she does struggle with bad weather and often balks at going outside when it's raining heavily or snowing.
Ivy 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. It does not cause her any trouble or pain, but if the nails allowed to get too long, they 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.
"I was recently treated for heartworms, and I am feeling much better now! Please let SHH know if you have any questions!"