I am already spayed, housetrained, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.
Rumor: 2 year old pug/chihuahua 18 lbs Good with dogs, people and children over 12. Fee $150 *** Special needs
"Rumor is feisty, frisky and fun! She's extremely smart and inquisitive. She always wants to see what you're doing; if you open the refrigerator, she's got her little head in the door, looking to see what's good to eat. If you get into the dryer, she likes to come see what clothes you are going to fold. If you open your wallet, she'll come over to see how much money you've got and ask if she can borrow a credit card! She constantly keeps us laughing at her antics. Rumor adores toys and much of her time is spent tearing around the house at full speed, toy in mouth, shaking her head vigorously in order to 'slay the savage beast'. And when she's achieved this, she looks up to make sure you are watching! She loves an audience! Rumor gets along well with other dogs but really isn't interested in them; she becomes so captivated by toys and keeping track of what her 'people' are doing that she generally is oblivious to what the other animals are doing.
Rumor does have a medical condition which will require some attention. We affectionately call it the 'angry butt syndrome'. She has a psychological condition (almost an obsessive compulsive mannerism) which began as a reaction to a recurrent painful physical state and then became a habit which was exacerbated by stress in her previous environment. When Rumor gets agitated or upset, she attacks her own bottom .. growling and twisting in tight circles. When we got her, Rumor had horribly swollen anal glands and severe skin infections on her hind quarters due to long term exposure to flea bites. Per our vet, her 'butt biting' behavior began as an attempt to 'get at' whatever was hurting her in the nether regions; then, over time, this action became a habit and her way of alleviating stress. Treatment involves behavior modification by distracting Rumor from the growling, circling behavior when it starts and involves praise and attention when the action is stopped. She is also receiving Prozac to help alleviate anxiety while she learns to cope in other ways. Most of the time, Rumor presents as a normal, happy little girl; but when she becomes unsettled, the 'butt attacks' become more prevalent. For this reason, we recommend that she not be placed in a home with children as she needs structure and quiet in order to heal.
Despite her quirk, Rumor is a joy to have around. She's a constant source of amusement and is sure to keep you laughing! If you'd like to adopt this darling, please let us know. Her adoption fee is $150; she's spayed, microchipped, current on vaccinations and heartworm/flea preventative."