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Lady Chihuahua Mix Portland, OR
- Yellow / Tan / Blond / Fawn
- Coat length
- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, special needs. Incontinent, age related arthritis, age related vision loss.
- Good in a home with
- Prefers a home without
- Adoption fee
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She is approx 14 years old and wants nothing more that to sit near her humans and be loved. She is great with cats and with some small male dogs. Not a huge fan of large dogs, or female dogs, she tolerates them, but would rather not have to. NO BIG dog families, or female dogs in the home please.
She is potty trained. But does have a medical issue, sometimes she "can't hold it". She tries, but due to her health issue, sometimes her "plumbing" doesn't work quite right.
Lady needs someone home a lot that is able to take her out often to relieve herself. Her health issues do not allow her to always "hold it". She takes weekly medication for this. This medication has to be compounded by a specialty pharmacy, it costs approximately $60 per prescription.
Lady is afraid of little kids. Their quick movements and voices scare her, she growls and will snap, but she has never bitten. She has expressed her fear and will not go to a home with kids under 15 yrs. We don't want to set her up to fail or bite.
Lady was allowed to sleep on the bed with her previous owner, she has been allowed the same sleeping arrangement in her foster home, WE WOULD PREFER SHE GO TO A HOME THAT WILL ALLOW HER TO CONTINUE SLEEPING ON THEIR BED WITH THEM. She doesn't move around much.
Lady is a joy to be around. She's adorable and wants to be where ever her humans are, she loves car rides and taking walks. BUT her walks must be at her pace or she injures herself. Due to dwarfism, she rolls onto the tops of her feet if you tug on the leash to get her to follow you, when she rolls her feet she scrapes the skin off.
She isn't much of a barker.
A home with another small dog(s) is a MUST, she really NEEDS a small MALE canine companion.
Tricks? She thinks tricks are for kids not dogs.
Lady would love a home with people home a lot. She likes to snuggle up on the couch with you. She doe not like to be picked up, it terrifies her (she must have been dropped ). Picking her up must be done slowly. Due to her dwarfism, she needs "doggie" stairs to help her onto the bed or couch, she uses them like a champ.
She needs a ramp for stairs that lead outside, if you should have a couple of stairs. Her depth perception isn't very good.
Don't let her cloudy senior eyes fool you, while her depth perception is diminished, she needs, and would love a walk or two a day to help keep her girlish figure. She walks very well on the leash and harness at her pace or she damages her feet due to dwarfism if you go too fast.
Lady has been diagnosed with a form of canine dwarfism. She doesn't have great balance when walking on soft surfaces, like the covers on your bed. She has a cute prance when she runs, due to the way her bones grew. Only noticeable when looking for it. Her dwarfism also affects her ability to hold her urine and feces at times. Lady is on medication now that HELPS with her incontinence issue.
Adoption fee: $100 Includes: spay, microchip, UTD shots, worm treatment, flea treatment.
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- Yellow / Tan / Blond / Fawn
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