GENDER: Female (Spayed)
AGE: About 5 - 6 years
WEIGHT: Ideal is about 12 pounds
DOGS/CATS: Great with other small dogs, Good with cats
CHILDREN: Should be fine with children
We are thrilled to announce that Ariel is now ready for adoption! Ariel’s story will touch your heart, as it did ours.
Ariel’s story begins when a good samaritan found Ariel in a ditch in Arlington, Texas. She was too obese to get out of the ditch on her own. They could tell by the fur indentations around her neck that Ariel had worn a collar at one point – so she had been a pet. But she was fed to the point of being obese – and she had been abandoned in a ditch to fend for herself. CRT was called for help and we knew we couldn’t say no! This was in February 2013.
CRT quickly committed to working with her to get her back into shape. We knew this was a long term project, as there was so much weight to lose. And she was dealing with a huge cyst on her side. Her starting weight in February 2013 was 25 pounds! The vet gave us a target goal of 10 - 12 pounds for her ideal weight. One of the things we have discovered as a result of her weight loss, is that her back legs are deformed and horribly bowed outward. When she first came to us she was so obese that she could not even walk!!!! With the weight loss we can see that part of her dilemma is the deformity of her back legs. Now the question remains “Was she born like that or was it created?”. We may never know. But she now can now walk, although sometimes she is a bit slow.
Ariel has been SO grateful to be with us. She is very loving. She loves humans, and loves her Chihuahua brothers and sisters. She tries so hard to get into the pack and play with them. She enjoys playing with toys. She loves to be petted (so we bribe her to walk over to us to get some loving!). She wags her tail and looks up at us with loving eyes.
Ariel’s foster Mom, has done a fabulous job improving Ariel’s eating habits, exercise habits, and providing a structured environment for Ariel. There have been a lot of vet visits, tests and bloodwork along the way. But we are so pleased to announce that Ariel has made tremendous progress. At her one year anniversary with CRT in February 2014, she weighed in at only 14 pounds! We celebrated with a one-year photo shoot, capturing her tremendous progress on film. She is now even thinner - about 12 pounds. And she has now completed all her vet work. She is ready for her forever home!
Ariel is a wonderful dog. The changes in her life have been tremendous. She is certainly an "over comer". If you are a family who loves an "over comer" story and is ready to celebrate this girls life by bringing her into your home -- fill out an adoption application and let's start the process. We will be so excited to celebrate with Ariel as she complete her fairy tale story!
Long term, we know there is a special family out there that is going to fall deeply in love with this special girl. She will soon be able to live a normal, happy life with her forever family. We cannot wait to celebrate that day with our CRT extended family around the country!
Ariel is spayed, micro chipped, up-to-date on shots, HW negative and on heartworm prevention. She 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 fee required. .
After filling out an adoption application, please email DFWCoordinator@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.
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