11/1/16 Leo's foster mom writes: I've been living with my foster mom for a few months now. My foster mom says I'm so stinkin' cute that people can't help falling in love with me when they see me, but then they find out some things about me and don't want me anymore. It makes my foster mom very sad, because I'm really a good boy I just got some shtuff going on like everyone else. No one knows for sure what happened to me before Partners for Pets saved me, but my foster mom thinks someone was really mean to me because I get really scared and nervous some times.
I'm a cuddler. I love to sit in my foster mom's lap and sleep under the covers right next to her. Sometimes I forget where I am, and I'll start growling. But my foster mom just tells me I'm okay, and all is good. I love to run. When we go on walks, my human boy likes to run ahead with me to the end of the block and back. I love that, because I am such a good runner. I also like to chase after my ball. I don't always like to give it back, so my foster mom just makes sure she has an extra. I also love all my other furry foster siblings. I get along with dogs of all sizes. Sometimes, if they're too rambunctious, I may get growly with them, but we usually work it out. I'm potty-trained, crate-trained and working on some basic commands. My foster mom says I'm pretty smart, but she tells me all the time I'm a butt head too so my head doesn't get too big.
There are times that I get nervous though, and when I'm nervous I can be growly and nippy. I don't like crowds. And I don't like to be approached when I'm in my crate. I don't like to be handled by my collar, but my foster mom has been working with me so that I can walk with a leash on. I'm getting a lot better with this. I don't like to be chased or grabbed. That doesn't mean that I don't respond to obedience training. When my foster mom says "no," I know exactly what I'm supposed to do. I'm also very treat-motivated, so if I'm unsure of a situation my foster mom gets me into my crate or somewhere safe with a treat.
My foster mom says the perfect family is out there somewhere for me. It would be a family that might have other dogs, but maybe ones that are pretty laid back. They could also have kids. I love kids, as long as they respect my boundaries. They'd have to be old enough to understand that when I'm growly that means they need to back off and give me space. But they also have to like to play and run, because that's one of my favorite things to do. My foster mom says I'll never go to adoptions. That environment is just too stressful for me, but she says that she will take me anywhere to meet the right family. She says we're going to take our time to make sure I like them and they like me. We'll do lots of visits before we even start a trial to make sure everything is okay. He is neutered, current on all vaccinations, dewormed and microchipped. His adoption fee is $225.
7/4/16 I am recommended for children 12 years and older. I can be nippy with younger children. Hi, I am Leo and I am a 1 year old Chihuahua. I have just been rescued from the pound and not much is known about me yet. The amazing staff and volunteers here at Partners for Pets are busy getting to know me and getting me ready for adoptions.
If you are interested in adopting please go to our website at www.partnersforpetsil.org and fill out an online application.
Adoptions are held at the O'Fallon, IL PetSmart every Saturday of the month from 11am-3:30pm and at the Glen Carbon, IL PetSmart every Sunday and the first Saturday of the month from 11am-3:30pm. We are also at Petco in Edwardsville Crossing on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month from 11:30-3:30 pm. The cats are only at Glen Carbon. Please let us know if you are interested in a pet and we can arrange to have them meet you at one of the adoption events.