found a new home!
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for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
AGE: 1 year (as of Dec 2013)
WEIGHT: 5.5 lbs.
DOGS/CATS: Good with small dogs, Unknown with cats
CHILDREN: Would be good with children 12 and older.
APARTMENT APPROPRIATE: No
HOUSEBROKEN: Working on housetraining and almost there!
Meet Ryder. You are going to love this little guy - he is very sweet, playful, and affectionate. He is a HUGE mama's boy and follows his foster the definitive 'velcro dog'! If you want a great little companion, this is the guy.
Ryder is about 1 year old and a perfect 5.5 pounds. He loves his foster Chihuahua siblings. One of his favorite things to do it to play chase around the house with them. He fit in quickly to his foster family, and adapts quickly! We are not sure how he would do with cats as there are no cats at the foster home. He is just beginning to discover toys and nyla bones and seems to enjoy them!
When Ryder meets new people, he takes a few minutes to get to know you. Once he knows you are "safe", he warms right up. He is an equal opportunity lover - he loves both men and women! He should be fine with children 12 or older (due to his size, he would be better in a home with older children).
We are working on potty training. He really does great, unless it is COLD out! Like most humans, he hates to go outside in the cold weather! So we are working on teaching him how to use pee pee pads so he can stay warm and inside! He has also been crate trained, and will sleep in a crate at night. But as soon as his people are awake, he wants to be out of the crate and involved with them. Note that he hates being in his crate during the day, and will cry if you crate him as you leave to go somewhere. So you may want to put him into a small gated area if you want to confine him while you run errands, etc.
Ryder will make a good burglar alarm because he quickly identifies strange noises, and will bark to alert you. If you don't want the pizza man sneaking up to your house, Ryder will help let you know that it is about to be delivered to you! Ryder is REALLY smart. He will dance or sit for treats. We are working on the "stay"; and "come" commands. He walks well on a leash. And he has a spring in his legs - he can jump straight up in the air - it is so cute.
This little guy is adorable and going to make a great family member. He is hoping that his new forever family will find him soon. If you think that family could be yours, please fill out an application today!
Ryder is neutered, micro chipped, up-to-date on shots, HW negative and on heartworm prevention. He is ready to join a loving family - could that family be yours?
This dog is a CRT rescue. Reference checks, adoption contract and $200 adoption donation requested.
After filling out an adoption application, please email ApplicationCoordinator@chihuahua-rescue.com if you are interested in this dog. Please be sure to read about our adoption process and then fill out an adoption application before emailing the contact person.