My name is Pola. I’m approximately three to four years old, but I don’t really know for sure, because let’s face it - I’m a dog and I could care less about numbers. Unless it is the number of treats you have in your hand, of course.
I’ve not lived the most charmed life, and finding myself needing a new home is not new for me, but I’m looking forward, not back. I picture myself sleeping in the sun on a soft bed, in a quiet house, feeling loved and protected from here on out!
But now you probably want me to get down to the nitty gritty.
If you’re an experienced Chihuahua owner, or small dog owner maybe, you’ll understand some of my behaviors. It is going to take me some time to get comfortable around you, and I need your patience and kindness more than anything. I tend to get a little defensive around strangers, which means chances are, if you meet me, I may act a little different than I will when I feel safe and secure in your home. I may need a few days or longer to really start to trust and feel like I can venture around, all I need is a little time and understanding. Though I will be kind with others in my new home once I’m settled, I will definitely find my one “person” that I feel safest around, and I will trust their every fiber.
I have a little bit of anxiety being left alone, and though I feel good in my crate, I don’t want to be in there for long periods of time. I don’t even really need to be crated when you’re gone, especially if you have another low key dog around, or even a cat, that might make me feel a little less anxious when you leave. I’ll still be super excited when you get home, and maybe shake like a leaf, but that’s what Chihuahua’s do. Better yet - maybe you should just take me everywhere you go. And can I tell you a secret? Kennels make me bonkers. DON’T. EVEN. THINK. ABOUT. IT. That being said, I always viewed myself as a traveler - so I can see us traveling all over together, never being apart!
Cats are no problem for me - I just ignore them. I don’t mind other dogs, but I prefer one that wants to play when I want to play, and understands that I really want to be around my person most of all. As for children, I’m okay with them as long as they respect that I’m a little dog, and sometimes they look big and scary to me, and when I get scared I can sometimes growl, show my teeth to let them know I want my space. Want to know the kind of kids I really like? The ones that are holding the most delicious treats! I can even stand on my back two legs for a REALLY LONG TIME when I want what you’ve got!
I am not house trained yet, but I am working on it in my foster home. I’m really starting to get the hang of going outside, and that’s what I do most of the time, but if I have to go and you’re not paying attention - I’m going to get my business done wherever. I will certainly go pee on puppy pads, if you have them out, but pooping on a puppy pad seems uncivilized, so I’ll do that elsewhere.
As for walking, I love taking walks and smelling the air around me. I walk good on a leash, and I can go for quite a distance before I tire out.
The bottom line is - I just want someone that wants to be around me as much as I want to be around them; someone who is patient, understands I’ve been through a lot, and will help me feel safe and secure. Is that you?
The fee for adoption is $450. This includes spay/neuter, vaccinations and transport fees.
Interested in adopting Pola? To get the ball rolling head over to http://www.dogstarrescue.org/the-form/ and submit your application today. A Dog Star representative will contact you within 24 hours. If you do not get a response within 24 hours of submitting your application, please check your spam folder.
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