Chihuahua (short coat) / Female / Senior
Details about Shae D190241
- ID D190241
- Adopted for Adoption
- Coatlength: Short
- Activity Level: Moderate
- Good with Dogs: Yes
- Good with Adults: All
- Reaction to New People: Cautious
More about Shae D190241
- Energy Level: Moderate
- Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only
Age: DOB 2/20/2010
Weight: 7 lbs
Dog friendly: Yes, see below for additional information
Cat friendly: TBD
Kid friendly: Yes
House Trained: Yes, on a schedule
Crate Trained: Yes
Energy level: Moderate
History: From a shelter in Kentucky
Adoption Fee: $300
From the Foster:
Shae is a funny, sassy, senior gal who spends all of her time cuddling. She loves her people, but isn't the best with other dogs. She will nip at other dogs if they get too close to her and definitely prefers dogs closer to her own size, and ones that will just coexist with her. She would prefer to be the only dog in the home, or potentially have another small dog that would be content ignoring her and just being couch buddies.
She is house trained on a schedule- you just have to stick to the schedule since she doesn’t alert when she needs to go. Shae does fine in a kennel but doesn’t need one. She needs a lot of attention and wants to be held and snuggled all the time. She sleeps in bed with us and cuddles up by our chests. She does snore quite a bit, so her forever family will need to be able to tolerate that :) She barks quite a bit when she sees people or dogs out the window and when new people come to the house. She has a strange sounding bark due to a collapsing trachea, so it isn't that loud, but she does bark.
She is cautious when meeting new people, so the best practice is to ignore her and toss treats her way and let her come to you. After she warms up, you can bet she will be snuggling our lap.
Shae would do best in a family with no young kids (due to her small and fragile size), who are home more often than not, who have the time to give her all the attention she wants and deserves, and who understand that as a senior dog she may have more medical and emotional needs as she continues to get older. If you’re ready to show this gal the best for her retirement, please submit an application!