I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
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Lilly is a precious, chocolate Chihuahua with tan points who is in foster care because her mom had to move into a care center. Lilly is 2 years old in June and is a tiny 5 pounds. She’s a bit timid at first but within a day she warms up and is just a charming loving little lap dog. She was an only dog but did live with three cats—all of whom were much larger than she! Lilly is gentle and very, very quiet. In her foster home she is getting along with two other small dogs just fin. She loves being in someone’s lap for petting. Lilly is house trained and doesn’t need to be crated. We require all dogs to be crated when transported and she did just fine with that. Due to her size and life experience, we will require Lilly to live in an adult only home and because she is already losing one home due to the age and illness of her human (80 years old), we will require that her next adopter be at least 30 and no older than 60 as she can easily live another 15 years. This is for the benefit of Lilly so hopefully she will never again be uprooted from her new family. Lilly is in foster care with Happy Hound Rescue, a 501c3 non profit, all volunteer rescue. Her adoption fee is $400 plus sales tax as required by the state. She is spayed, up to date on all shots, heartworm prevention and heartworm pills, frontline plus for fleas and ticks, worming and she has a microchip.
• Homeowners: Townhome or house
• Status of adopter: 30-60 years of age
• Previous dog owning experience: Small dog experience required
• Age of children: Adults only, may consider older teen girls with small dog experience. However, no children now or in the future.
• Another dog in the home: Another small playful dog or cat would be fine but she would be happy as an only dog
• Cat(s) in the home: Safe with cats and used to them
• Fenced yard: Preferred or ALWAYS leashed
• Time alone on work days: Lilly is used to someone who is home most of the time. She would be very lonely to be by herself for a work day