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Trudi Chihuahua & Dachshund Mix Cincinnati, OH

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Small
  • Brown / Chocolate, Red / Chestnut / Orange, Apricot / Beige


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Meet Trudi

Age: is believed to be between 2-4 years old
Weight: 10 lbs
Breed: Chihuahua mix/ Chiweenie?
Gender: Female
Bio: Trudi is believed to be around 2+ years old and a chihuahua mix who joined HART after being part of a 150+ dog hoarding situation in Tennessee.

She came to us very scared, shy and with some skin issues- all very common for dogs from hoarding situations. She has had vet care with treatment for her issues, spay appointment in late July completed, all vet vaccines and chip placed. She is residing in a crate/ pen indoors and uses pee pads as needed. Goes outdoors on schedule to relieve herself. She loves attention and would do best with a family who is not absent for long periods.

Trudi was fostered with another dog from her situation, (Pepper) she plays and sleeps with that same size pup but would also do best in a home with patient owners willing to take things slow and give her the time she will need to warm up and show her true personality. She would benefit from persons familiar with Chihuahua characteristics and temperament, with one-to-one attention.

This pup has been through a lot in her 2+ years. She has observed a neighbor’s cat from her outdoor pen and did not react. She has become familiar with watching Angus cattle in the pasture just beyond her outdoor pen. Barks at newcomers with tail wagging, greets foster mom with finger and toe licking, leaping happily with tail wagging. She would require a securely fenced outdoor area.

I went to pick up Trudi-on 09/11/21- from the adoptee’s home. Trudi is a Chiweenie mix from TN hoarding situation. I brought her to my home on Saturday- and she is highly anxious. Prior to this event I had only had her when she was partnered with the other small dog from the TN hoarding case.

The dog Trudi lived with at my house was adopted out. Trudi was taken by an adopter with a small dog and was adjusting in two weeks, but then began acting out, was aggressive with the owner’s dog and tearing up items in the home as well as potty-ing in the home when she had full access to the outdoors. (The reasons are too lengthy to post and write up here and now. I think she has a great home set up for dogs and she made a great attempt with Trudi. She was aware of Trudi being difficult to handle and since I had both Trudi and Pepper it was difficult to discern their true personalities while I had them together.) I have had her on a leash, both collar and harness and she does not like either.

While at my home for 2 months from Mid-June to Mid-August Trudi had been trained to use the pee pads while in an indoor pen and went outside with the partner pup (pepper) in the morning. Many days and nights there were no accidents indoors.

I have her at my house for now in the secured indoor and outdoor pens. She may work in a house with other dogs as she got along fine with the other hoarding pup I had here -Pepper. She really benefitted from the chill that Pepper had- the other dog calmed her more than was realized since they were not apart until Pepper went to another home. Pepper is at her new home and at last report was doing well.
All HART dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped and up to date on all vaccines, including bordatella and rabies. They are heartworm tested and on preventative for heartworm, fleas, and ticks. If you are interested in any of our pets, you must complete an online dog adoption application at . The application will put you in touch with this wonderful dog's foster family so you can schedule a meeting. Thanks!


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