Spicy is a 15-year-old Chihuahua, who is a tiny guy at 8 pounds. His tongue often hangs out, because he has no teeth, which just means that his meals need to be softened, using soaked kibble or canned food. Otherwise, Spicy is healthy and has a great appetite, usually breaking into a little dance on his hind legs when getting fed. He does very well on the leash and enjoys walks around the neighborhood. He currently lives in a foster home with three other small dogs and enjoys being part of the pack. He loves to play with them and would do well adopted into a home with other small dogs, since the bond he develops with his canine siblings helps him feel safe. Spicy also gets along well with cats and is housetrained. His foster mom makes sure he gets outside every 3-4 hours, which has worked well because he has not had an accident in her home. Spicy is an independent little guy who prefers not to be rough housed or overly handled. Instead, Spicy likes to cuddle a bit, but prefers to bury himself under the blanket next to you. Spicy is an appropriate name for this cute guy because, he can exhibit quite an attitude with people he doesn't know. Because he is insecure, he will snap at strangers with little provocation. However, he does much better when he is allowed to get to know a new person on his terms, which involves allowing Spicy to approach and sniff a few times before a new person tries to pet him. Therefore, h should not go to a family with children because he is too insecure to be comfortable with their energy. In general, Spicy gets upset in a chaotic environment, so he would do best in a quiet home with few visitors. Ideally, this senior dog needs an patient owner familiar with Chihuahua attitude, who will give Spicy a number of weeks to adjust to his new family and enviornment. His adoption fee is $95, plus $25 for an annual dog license, if you live in Jackson County. If you can provide what Spicy needs, please contact the Foster Coordinator, Michelle, at 510-589-7341.