Main Content Skip carousel of pet photos and or videos

Alaska Chihuahua Chicago, IL

  • Senior
  • Male
  • Small
  • White / Cream

About

Coat length
Short
Health
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs.
Adoption fee
$200.00

Meet Alaska

FOSTERED IN: Chicago, IL 60618
ESTIMATED DOB: 2010
WEIGHT: 9lbs
KIDS: Older
DOGS: Yes
CATS: Likely

HISTORY:
Alaska came from a rural hoarding situation where there were 49 dogs and 8 cats in one house. He was missing much of his hair.


ABOUT:
Alaska is small, but he is full of personality. He will walk right up to someone he doesn’t know and plant himself in their lap. He is equally friendly with both men and women. He is currently being fostered with other dogs and he is great with them. He is particularly fond of the largest dog in the foster home, who is 8x his size! Alaska is a small, senior dog who is not interested in playing so he should only be adopted into homes with calm, low-energy dogs like himself. Alaska had been exposed to cats in his original home, so we believe he would likely do well in a home with easygoing, calm cats.

Alaska’s foster mom says he is an easygoing, affectionate guy who would love to have someone that wants a little buddy to sit on their lap. He is incredibly sweet and will soak up all the attention you have to give him. When Alaska isn’t getting snuggled, he generally passes time napping and is very low energy. He is not able to do stairs so he needs to be carried up and down any stairs and will need a fenced yard to do his outside business. Alaska marks inside the house so he always wears a belly band as a solution, which doesn’t seem to bother him. His foster mom says he never barks. On a rare occasion Alaska will get excited about something and this senior will treat you to some zoomies. Alaska loves yogurt, hotdogs, and chicken jerky. He asked us to tell this to all potential adopters.

Alaska is friendly with everyone he meets, but we will require a home with no children, or possibly older children. He is small and potentially fragile so he will always need calm confident hands to handle him. He is very friendly with everyone so he will be fine with well supervised younger visitors. Alaska needs a home that is on the more calm and predictable side, and that is not possible in homes with younger children or larger families.

Alaska requires twice daily thyroid medications, and cannot do stairs or jump on furniture on his own because he has luxating patellas and a tender lower back.
Thank you for your interest in adopting a Hot Mess Express dog! It takes a special person to adopt a senior animal. Each of our HME animals are brought into our care with their own, unique medical needs, and will all be at different places at the time of their adoption. Adopting a HME dog is not for everyone, emotionally or financially. The health of a senior animal can change abruptly and an animal may have medical/financial needs or may need end of life decisions made for them any time after adoption. We are forever grateful for the adopters who are willing to adopt a senior HME dog!
Ask About Alaska
Alaska

Ask About Alaska

  • Chihuahua
  • Senior
  • Male
  • Small
  • White / Cream

To
Lulu's Locker Rescue

Continue with:

Or inquire as a guest

Send an inquiry
Petfinder Is Available Only In Specific Regions

Petfinder currently includes pets and adoption organizations from the regions listed above. Please check back in the future for any potential expansion.

Petfinder Is Available Only In Specific Regions

Petfinder currently includes pets and adoption organizations from the regions listed above. Please check back in the future for any potential expansion.

Do you have pets in your home?
How many dogs do you have in your home?
How many cats do you have in your home?

Recommended Content

Recommended Pets

Recommended Pets

Alaska

Alaska

  • Chihuahua
  • Senior
  • Male