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We will make every attempt to process all applications within 3 business days of receipt
Zinfandel is too long a name for such a little girl, so her nickname is Zin. Zin is a tricolor (dark brown/black, light brown and cream white) chihuahua that weighs about 4.5 lbs and is approximately 5 years old. She looks like a very tiny pinto pony.
Zin was one of almost 200 dogs confiscated from an abandoned illegal puppy mill. Think of her as a super shy canine introvert who is praying no one will ask her to dance, but who might be open to quiet conversation that includes snacks. She has been working on her socialization skills with her foster family for months: she will now come to take treats from their hands, sit nearby, and is slightly less stressed at being leashed, picked up and crated. She does not like to be cuddled, but she adores treats, chases crickets in the backyard, dances for her dinner, steals socks and hoards small dog toys.
Zin's ideal person has a quiet adult home with one or two people who have lots and lots of patience, who truly gets just how tough it can be for a little dog in a big world, and who has another little, very social, preferable male chihuahua as a mentor and guide (what can we say, she is a flirt and likes the boys). Zin has super neat potty habits on newspaper, and goes in/out the back door to a fenced area along with the others in her foster family dog pack. A safe fenced area off the house is essential so that leashing her all the time is not required.
Are you her lifeline to love? She would love to meet someone who understands canine introverts and has a place for her in their pack. She had a dental done and 3 teeth removed. Zin is spayed, up-to-date on shots, and microchipped.
All of our dogs are in private volunteer foster homes, and as such these individuals are most qualified to answer any questions regarding the dog.
We do not have a central shelter or kennel locations - you must make a private one-on-one meet and greet appointment with each individual dog at the foster family's convenience. To protect our foster families' privacy, we must have an APPROVED adoption application on file before we release their contact information.
All of our dogs are fixed (spayed/neutered) and up to date on shots. We have a 2 week foster-to-adopt period to make sure the dog is a fit for your family. Adoption fees vary from dog-to-dog.
Please note that an approved application DOES NOT guarantee that the dog will be placed with you. The final decision rests with our fosters as they know the dogs the best, and please be aware that there may be other applicants interested in the same dog. We continue accepting applications on a dog until the dog is with the new adoptive family in their home.
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