Meet Yum Yum
Don't assume this little 6-lb Shih Tzu/Chihuahua mix is just a lap dog. While Yum Yum definitely enjoys 'laptime', she is also super smart and loves to show you that she's more than just a pretty face. Yum Yum was surrendered when her owner had to move in with a relative and pets weren't allowed. The young lady told us that Yum Yum will use puppy pads and understands when you ask her 'Wanna go outside?' She also knows what you're saying when you say 'Dead Dog' (she'll lie on her back and hang her head). If you say 'Hungry?', Yum Yum will find her favorite food (Cesars) even if you've hidden it from her. Yum Yum loves stuffed toys - especially ones that squeak or make some other type of noise - and she'll happily play Fetch for as long as you're willing. We were told she is afraid of big dogs and cats but does fine with older children (at least 8 years old) that are respectful and know when to leave a dog alone. Yum Yum also rides well in the car if she's in her carrier (which will be sent home with her adopter). She's used to sleeping on her bed (which will also be sent home with her adopter) or in bed with her owner. Yum Yum doesn't care much for being left alone and she will cry or bark at first but she does eventually quiet down. Still, if you are gone from home for long stretches at a time, a dog that doesn't crave as much attention as Yum Yum does would be a better fit. We sure want this little gal to be happy since she's already had her heart broken once. Yum Yum is a very active and quick little dog that will try to run out any open door. Her adopter needs to be just as active and quick. A home with a fenced yard attached to the house will help keep Yum Yum safe just in case she gets by you. Her former owner felt that Yum Yum would be happiest in a home with children - just keep in mind that the children must be old enough (at least 8 years old) to treat her gently and dog-savvy enough to read her cues when she doesn't want to be bothered. To find out if Yum Yum would be a good fit for you and your household, just stop by the shelter and ask to meet her. /// YUM YUM IS SPONSORED THRU SEPTEMBER 2019 BY OUR FRIENDS AT OLDFATHER LAW FIRM. Primary Color: Red Brown Weight: 5.6lbs Age: 2yrs 1mths 2wks Animal has been Spayed I am available for adoption at the Animal Care Society.