Foster Care. Hi! My name is Paulie, and I'm a 2 year old neutered male Chihuahua mix who loves to play fetch! I came into the shelter in March with most of my fur gone due to mange, but thanks to the great medical care I got at PHS, my fur has all grown back and I’m healthy again. I am a bit shy, especially of men, but in my foster home am learning to trust. I walk well on leash, get along with other dogs, and am good with cats. I learn quickly and love treats. I also love to be near my favorite person giving lots of kisses! I'd probably do best in a home with older children, since I can be shy at first with new people. Since I’m in foster care I’m not at the shelter, but you can make arrangements to meet me or learn more by e-mailing Mary-Ann at email@example.com or calling 650-340-7022 ext 417. Just ask for Paulie A804515!
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