COUIRTESY POST: Texas Walker is not with Almost Home; for more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Little Texas Walker, more affectionately known as "T" to many, has far too long a story, and has been waiting patiently for his forever home.
Typical of his breed (Chihuahua), "T" takes a bit more time to warm up to new people than some others. During his first week at Dog Town, our staff quickly learned that he needed to approach us, rather than us approaching him. We took the "ignore" approach, and let him come around in his own time. Sure enough, just days later, we felt two little paws scratch at our legs for pets. Just like that, we had a little buddy.
T Walker's fear of new people manifests itself in some less than ideal ways for a "meet and greet." Most people want to instantly reach in and pet the adorable dog, but he needs more space than that. He's looking for that one special adopter who will respect his needs, and in return, he will be a wonderful, loyal companion.
After a few months of no luck at the adoption center, a wonderful foster stepped forward for T. We decided to find out just how he can do in a home environment, and he has certainly exceeded expectations! "T" is his foster mom's, little shadow! He's most content by her side, and loves sleeping quietly in his bed while she works from home. He is housetrained, crate-trained, and has been attending obedience school where he's a star pupil. He knows MANY basic commands and tricks, and will show them off with just a small piece of chicken or a yummy training treat.
Because of T Walker's need for time and space, his ideal home would be one without children. He does seem to prefer women to men, but could warm up to either as long as he's given the time. T prefers less pushy dogs who aren't too "in-your-face" or overly playful. He does have a few favorite friends he loves to zip around the yard with, so he could live with another very low-key dog. His perfect home would be a low-traffic environment, with someone who is willing to continue his training and socialization.
With just some time and love, you're looking at having a friend for life. What more could you ask for?
For more information, or to meet T Walker and those big soulful eyes, please email email@example.com!
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