I am already spayed, housetrained, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Angie is one of our very special rescues. She came to us via a good samaritan that took her from the breeders that were going to throw her in the shelter. Little did this lady know that Angie was about to have her litter. So with one day old babies, all three near death, we brought her into the rescue. With the help of a great foster and our vet, all three are alive and well.
Another danger from having pups, Angie got the deadly uterus infection known as pyometra and had to have a full hysterectomy. Her milk dried up and the puppies had to be bottle feed. We then found out that she also had a condition known as diabetes insipidus. (see below for description)
She is now on the medication desmopressin for this and is doing GREAT. And yes, this is going to be a life time thing for her, BUT her medication cost for a month is equivalent to about one manicure and pedicure, or one night out at a club, or what most people waste without even realizing it! If you give this girl the home she deserves you will have someone that will love you unconditionally and be your very best friend. She gets along well with other small dogs, and doesn't mind the cat. She knows her name and will come running like a bullet when called. She walks on a leash very well and since the medication has been doing really good about going outside using the doggie door to do her business. She has not been having any night time accidents which is a BIG accomplishment. If there is no doggie door she will use a piddle pad. She is estimated at about a year and a half old and weighs under 6 pounds. She sleeps in her doggie bed beside her fosters bed and usually only barks when a stranger comes near your home or you. She is a big fan of Fiesta Island and will come back to you any time you call her name. If you would like to meet Angie, please fill out our application at www.rescueAChihuahua.com under the application button or email us for an application.
What is Diabetes Insipidus? go to this site to read more
diabainein: Greek, "to pass through"
insipidus: Latin, "having no flavor"