Umbrella of Hope 'Be Our Pet'
Joker is a 2 yr old, 4 lb Chihuahua Neutered Male from Contra Costa Animal Services.
Joker was technically adopted from the shelter, but the adopters changed their minds before picking him up from his neuter surgery so he was in need of rescue and we were happy to take him into our program.
Joker's head is abnormally large and this is a common issue in chihuahuas due to irresponsible breeders trying to get the 'teacup' sizes that Paris Hilton made popular (which has done so much damage to this breed). He is getting x-rays under sedation at our vet clinic (and a teeth cleaning) to see if he has anything to be concerned about. UPDATE: He does have hydrocephalus and will be treated with an over the counter medication once daily for life (it will cost around $25 a year and is called ompeprazole)
Due to his small size and his large head, we will not be placing him in homes with large dogs or small children unless they are unusually calm. He is fine with other animals and enjoys being held.
Housebroken?: Doing well and will use potty pads. He does not ask to go out
Crate Trained?: Yes
Leash Trained?: Doing much better
Rides Well in Car?: Yes
Good with cats?: Yes, he is mouse-sized but he does like to bark at them.
Good with dogs?: Yes
Qualifies for Seniors for Seniors?: No
Umbrella of Hope does not have any strict rules on ages of children because all children are different, but our best approximation is that this animal would do best with children over the age of 12
Umbrella of Hope is a non-profit animal rescue based out of Pittsburg, CA that rescues animals off death row from local shelters. We offer rebates of adoption fees after completion of obedience classes and CGC titles.
Also, ask us about our seniors for seniors program, where we adopt animals 5 years or older to qualified homes with a $5 donation as an adoption fee. All animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, treated for parasites and given any additional treatments (dental work, bloodwork etc) as recommended by our vet. Some of our senior animals have sponsorships for their food/vet care/medicine for the rest of their life at our vet in Pittsburg, CA (94565)
Adoptions to veterans of the US Armed Services are ALWAYS free to thank you for your service. Other retired public servants, please let us know what career you retired from and we can let you know if we offer any discounts for your adoption
Please send an email to the Umbrella Of Hope Animal Director with any inquiries at email@example.com. Detailed emails will be answered first.
We thank Maddie's Fund for their sponsorship, Well Pet Vet Clinic for providing most of our veterinary services, Lovely Grooming for our grooming needs, and Delta Dog Camp for training. We thank Memoirs of a Dog and Share the Joy Photography for the beautiful portraits of many of our animals and a special thanks to volunteer photographers Barbara, Kristy, Christine and Natalie. Please support these businesses for supporting rescue!
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