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Paco Chihuahua & Dachshund Mix Florence, KY

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Small


Spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, cats.
Prefers a home without

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Meet Paco

**Please read the profile in its entirety. The adoption process and their basic needs are addressed in the profile. We are an all volunteer organization and are busy caring for our foster animals so we cannot respond to emails that ask questions already addressed **

Adoption Process:

Step 1:
Complete a "no obligation" application located on our website at under the applications tab.

Step 2:
PawPrints will review the application, verifying Vet and personal references as well as landlord requirements/restrictions (if applicable)

Step 3:
IF your application is approved, we will call you to schedule a meet and greet for you to meet the pet.

Step 4:
If the meet and greet goes well, we will schedule the home visit.

** PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT AN INQUIRY VIA THE ADOPTION SITE (PetFinder, AdoptAPet, etc.). IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION NOT ADDRESSED IN THEIR PROFILE, PLEASE EMAIL pawprintsnky@gmail. The adoption process and their basic needs are addressed in the profile. We are an all volunteer organization and are busy caring for our foster animals so we cannot respond to emails that ask questions already addressed **

We've tried the more subtle approach and it's not working, so blunt and brutal it is.

Paco needs a unicorn adopter. He has some fear based issues so he's horrible with new people. His adopter will need to let Paco adjust at his own pace and ignore him for days, maybe longer, when he arrives in your home. If you ignore our advice, he won't hesitate to remind you that you're moving too quickly and need to slow down, so no worries about wondering if you're going at his speed or not.

He loves to sit on your lap and wants to be close to you all the time. If you need a lap warmer, he's your man. That doesn't in any way mean he likes to be picked up (again, he'll remind you of his disdain if you try). We don't even try to bathe him because we would like to keep all of our fingers.

Don't adopt him with the idea that he'll someday be warm and fuzzy with visitors, it's a nice thought but he's probably never going to be that dog.

The good...once he trusts you he loves you and he needs your life to revolve around him. He forms a strong attachment to one person and wants to be the love of your life He becomes so attached that he is recommended for a single person home

More good...he likes big dogs. He tolerates small dogs (although he can be a bit bossy) but appreciates the friendship of a bigger dog (especially if they let him run underneath them when he's frightened). He's okay with dog-savvy cats but he'll be bossy and chase (no biting) cats who won't stand their ground.

A dog experienced person who has as much of a dislike for other humans as Paco does would be a perfect match for him. Because he doesn't like people, walks aren't his thing. He does love running in a fenced in yard though, and he'll alert you to every falling leaf, neighbors 5 houses down who has the audacity to be carrying their groceries inside and when the wind changes direction You'll never miss any of the neighborhood happenings with Paco around

Paco is a 5 year old Chihuahua/Dachshund who has spent entirely too much time in his foster home. He adores his foster mom but it's time for him to plant some permanent roots

He's neutered, heartworm negative and up to date on vaccines. You can find an adoption application at

Once the application is submitted, please expect someone to email you with questions and/or provide more information about the dog is we are unsure that the dog may be a good fit.

Most importantly, please be honest! We have many people tell us what they think we want to read, not what's truthful. If there are discrepancies, your application will be denied. It's important for us to place dogs in a home that's suitable. You may be a stellar owner but possibly not a good fit for the dog you were first interested in adopting. We're not trying to offend anyone, we're trying to set everyone up for success. We're a best fit rescue and will verify your vet and personal references.


*5 years old

*11 lbs

*Good with cats and dogs (including large dogs)

*Not recommended for a home with children or one where children visit

* Best in a single person home but may adjust to a home with two people

* No homes that share walls with neighbors

* Needs a fenced in yard as he does not do well on walks

*Adopters must live within 2 hours of Florence, KY

*Adoption fee is $200.00
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