When Farley and I arrived in the care of HALDR we were both very thin - every rib and vertebrae was visible. But despite my low weight I am a healthy and energetic pup. Now that I am getting lots of good food to eat I have put more meat on my bones and am now at a great weight and have a very healthy appetite. Nevertheless I am not a voracious eater and can be free fed without gobbling down all my food.
I am a quick bonder and it doesn't take me long to feel attached to a new family. Once I do I am very loving and affectionate and will want to be by your side as much as possible. One of my very favorite things is to be picked up and held or to sit on your lap. I am very loving and affectionate with my family and will greet you with a very joyful enthusiasm when you return home - or even if you just left for five minutes. Like all dogs, and especially puppies, I don’t like being left home alone for very long and will whine for about ten minutes before settling down. I would best in a home where I will not be alone too long during the day.
While I can happily share my home with another dog, I am not good with cats as I very much enjoy chasing and barking at them. I am good meeting other dogs on walks but if they bark at me I will bark back. While I am fine meeting unfamiliar women on my walks I can be nervous meeting men I don’t know and may bark at them. But my foster mom has been helping me calm down and I am making good progress. I am also good with children but for my own safety I can't live with very young ones. Because of my extra small size small children could easily hurt me in their playful rambunctiousness.
I am very smart and learned how to sit and lay down in just a couple of days. I am now being taught to stay and am catching on very fast. Anyone who has owned a Chihuahua knows how difficult we can be to housetrain. Not me! I am housetrained and pee pad trained. Even though I am still a puppy, I can hold my bladder for about five hours during the day and am able to hold it all night.
As I am still a puppy I very much enjoy chewing on treats and toys, as well as anything else I might find on the floor that looks tasty. Until I get beyond the chewing stage you might want to do a bit of puppy proofing around the house, unless of course you would enjoy having me aerate your leather shoes or slippers for you. Also typical of puppies my age I am full of energy one minute, then snuggling up beside you for a cuddle and nap the next.
I am very healthy and happy and full of joy, affection and adoration. I will fill my new home with love and laughter. I am neutered and up to date on my vaccinations. My adoption fee is $500.
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