Name: Eagle Age: 1 year Gender: Male Breed: Chihuahua Weight: 4 lbs Dog friendly: Yes, with small dogs, will nip at large dogs Cat friendly: Yes, loves cats! Kid friendly: Yes, but prefers adults, older considerate children only House Trained: In progress Crate Trained: Yes, bow will howl Energy level: Moderate History: From a shelter in Cabo Adoption Fee: $400
From the Foster:
Are you looking for a teeny tiny shadow? A little guy with a brave spirit who would follow you to the ends of the earth? Then I'd like you to meet Eagle.
Eagle is an incredibly sweet and silly little guy who loves his person with all his heart. He bonds hard and fast to HIS person and even though he'll share his affection with others in the house, he is loyal to his person above all else. He also LOVES cats! His dream would be to have a home with a playful kitty friend or a calm dog who won't mind letting Eagle be the boss because he always wants to be the boss. He is very nippy and growly with dogs larger than him and will need any other dogs in the house to be very tolerant of that behavior. He displays the nipping and growling more with larger dogs but seems to overcompensate for his size and just wants to make sure EVERYONE knows he's there and he's not to be messed with! Our resident dog is larger than he is, very calm and has tolerated this behavior as we work on it but a dog who may be reactive to getting nipped or growled at would not be a great housemate for Eagle. He is a silly, playful guy who loves playing chase and rolling around to play with our younger cat and prefers playing with her over our dog! After a good round of play he loves to lay in a lap and take a snooze until he's ready for his next adventure. And this boy loves adventure!
Eagle walks like a pro on his leash and wants to be outside every chance he can. He also adores his special person and wants to be with them 24/7. He does howl for a while when when his person leaves (even when others are home) so shared walls will not be best for him unless you are home a lot or can take him with you when you leave. Eagle would love a home with someone who is home more often and who will want him to be a sidekick to them! He loves car rides and being carried in a sling or wrap so can go lots of places with you!
As with all dogs that are so small, he will need to be closely supervised with young children who may try to hold him and accidentally drop him. He is learning he can say no and will growl if someone tries to hold him and he doesn't want them to but may nip too. If you are familiar with chihuahua behavior, it's easy to notice when this may happen and to put a stop to it and make sure he feel safe. He will also need a family who is willing to learn about the chihuahua breed and make some modifications at home to keep him safe (if needed). He is so small that he doesn't do very well with stairs. He runs fast and falls down, so stairs will need to be blocked off to keep him safe.
He is in the process of learning house training and needs to be monitored when out right now. He holds his bladder all night long in his crate which is great! With frequent let outs and a watchful eye, he is only having about one accident in the house every day and is learning to go to the door when he needs to go potty. He doesn't like going to the bathroom outside in the rain (who can blame him?!) so that's a work in progress.
Even with all of his quirks, Eagle is as sweet as they come to his person and he just knows his forever family is out there waiting for him!