Dog Name: Chiquita
Suspected Breed(s): Chihuahua Mix
Age: 2 years
Weight: 11 lbs.
Personality: Friendly, Playful, Average energy, Quiet, Gentle, Easygoing, Calm, Shy
Observations with Dogs: Good with other dogs. Chiquita lived temporarily with a senior Yorkie. Chiquita was curious and wanted to play, but the other dog was not interested. Chiquita is excited and eager to play with other small dogs during walks. She seems intimidated by larger dogs. Chiquita also likes taking food from other dogs when no one is looking.
Observations with Cats: Unknown
Observations with Kids: Good with kids in calm settings. Chiquita is usually afraid of loud kids or groups of kids and will tried to avoid them. She will sit calmly for pets with some reassurance in quieter situations.
House Training Progress: In progress. Chiquita sometimes goes in the house right after eating even when she went for a walk immediately before.
Crate Training Progress: Chiquita is loose in the house during the day and sleeps on her foster’s bed at night. She will go into her crate on her own during the day, but does not like to be locked inside.
Location: DC area foster
Rescued From: Pickens County, SC
Additional Information: Chiquita is a darling little girl who will greet you with a wiggly butt and tail wags! She’ll gladly roll over for a belly rub session anytime her person is near. She is very beautiful, with unique coloring, but is pretty independent and low maintenance. Chiquita likes to be near her person, but is not a lap dog. Her favorite place is her bed, where she can retreat for some quiet time. She could use some confidence building in her new home. If you are looking for a gentle, quiet lady, apply today to meet Chiquita!
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City Dogs Rescue is a foster based rescue in Washington, DC. We do not have a shelter. We focus on local adoptions in DC and the metro area of Maryland and Virginia. CDR has a thorough adoption process in order to find the best possible fit for each of our dogs (we do not operate under a first-come, first-served model).
Prior to arrival, all of our dogs are spayed/neutered (unless specified) and given shots for Rabies, Distemper DHPP, and Bordatella. They are tested for Heartworm, Lyme, Anaplasma, and Ehrlichia. They are dewormed at least twice and given a health check by the vet. Most dogs will have a house training accident in the initial days in their new home and we cannot guarantee any dog is housebroken or crate trained. Our adoption fee is $395 (including puppies) unless noted -- senior dogs are available for an adoption fee of $200.
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City Dogs Rescue is a rescue, not a shelter, and our dogs are located in temporary foster homes in the Washington, DC metro region. Adoption fee, home visit, and application required. CDR charges an adoption fee of $395 unless specified. This fee typically includes health care provided before adoption: all age-appropriate rabies, distemper, and bordetella vaccinations, flea and heartworm prevention prior to adoption, spay/neuter procedure, microchip when available, SNAP test for parasites, initial health check vet visit when going from the municipal shelter to City Dogs Rescue, and pre-adoption health care for dogs over the age of 1 year as needed. For puppies too young for spay/neuter: The fee is the same but does not include the cost of spaying and neutering.
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