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I realize that there is no such thing as a perfect dog, but I have yet to find anything wrong with Victoria. This cutie pie is smart, happy, polite, respectful, obedient, quiet (so far, I have not heard her bark) and not overly needy. She is very sweet and friendly; sometimes she can act a bit on the shy side. Victoria will not even jump up on my lap or bed, unless I invite her. When she sits on my lap she does not move a muscle. She truly has manners and is a grateful little sweetheart to be rescued. She always comes when I call her, and when it is time to go into her crate for eating, sleeping, or if I have to leave, all that I have to say is “Victoria” and point to the crate door and she goes right in!
Victoria is completely potty-trained. Of course, I always keep a door open, but she has never had a single accident in my house. She also learned the dog door in one day. Victoria gets along with all dogs, big and small. Once she told the big dogs to PLEASE get out of her face, she has not had a single issue. She is accepting of all friendly dogs and lives peacefully in the pack. She adjusts quickly to a new environment. I have not had her around kids, but I believe she would be fine with kids who are old enough to understand how to be gentle and respectful of the dog. I have not tested her with cats but her owner surrender paperwork says she is fine with cats.
Victoria walks well on the leash and would probably enjoy taking walks and maybe even a bit of light hiking; her longer legs will allow for this. She has a playful streak; occasionally she gets a wild hair to play and starts running around, or goes into a play bow enticing the other dogs to play with her (see her play video!). Victoria always eats her meal. I mix with some wet food as she is quite thin from having been a month at the shelter and losing some weight, competing for food with her kennel mates. I think being a little dog, she prefers a bit of wet mixed in anyway.
Victoria is a five-year-old Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua mix rescued from the Ramona Animal Shelter. She appears to be in very good health and her teeth are in good shape. I believe she is supposed to be an 8 lb. dog but she lost weight at the shelter as I said. She was an owner turn in; the lady wrote on the paper, “My husband left me and I cannot take care of the dog.” I love Victoria! If I could keep her myself, I would, but I have enough dogs of my own. My point is she is a keeper and a DELIGHT to have at the rescue.
The home we seek for Victoria is a home with another dog, or without another dog; I do not think it matters as long as the home is a warm and accepting one where Victoria will be loved, cared for, and cuddled and obviously an indoor dog. I would not want any dog to be an only dog in the home if folks are collectively gone from home for long, extended hours on a daily basis. In that case scenario, it is better to have two dogs to keep each other company. Victoria is such an adaptable dog that I believe that she can adjust to most any environment.
Victoria is spayed, fully vaccinated (including rabies), front-lined, dewormed, and micro-chipped. If you are interested in Victoria, please contact Angel’s Heart Dog Rescue at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The phone number to the rescue is: 626-340-9316. There is no need to phone the rescue until you have first submitted an interest via e-mail. Please visit my website at: http://www.angelsheartdogrescue.com and go to the Adoption Tab to read about the adoption process and fees; thank you!
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