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My name is Latte!

Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in St. Catharines, Ontario - Latte
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Latte's Info...

I am already neutered, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Latte's Story...
LATTE- Male, Chihuahua mix, 1 yr, 8 lbs.

Latte is a chihuahua mix with the most beautiful red fur. He was a stray and was very scared and severely underweight.

I have learned that there are two sides to Latte. When he is comfortable with you he is a sweet boy with lots of love to give. He will cuddle, give kisses and curl up next to you. He can be very playful and will play with my dogs, stuffed toys, and run around the house and outside in the yard. It is quite cute to watch! He loves food and treats. He gets very excited and does a happy dance when he knows it is breakfast or dinner time! He is a bottomless pit so food cannot be left around! He is very food motivated when he is calm and not afraid.

The other side of Latte is VERY fearful. He still will not go anywhere near my husband and he has been in our house for 11 days. If my husband or anyone new tries to get close to him to pet him or give him a treat he will growl and try to bite. When my husband is home or new people are in the house he will hide in a different room or under furniture until they have left. He will not come out for treats, food, or water. There are times when he is very scared and will soil himself.

He seems to only attach to one person and then that person is the only one who can handle him and cuddle him. When he is comfortable with that person he is very affectionate, begs for cuddles and gives kisses. Latte has attached to me however he is uneasy about being picked up, even when he is calm. Sometimes he will let me pick him up with no problems, and other times he will let out a scream and try to bite.

Because he is so fearful I have to go with him outside in the yard to go potty. He will not go on his own. He is still having some accidents in the house but is getting better at going outside. It took Latte almost two weeks to become comfortable enough to let me put him in a leash and take him on a walk. When it did happen he walked well and knew to go to the bathroom while we were out!

He does have separation anxiety when I leave the house. He needs to be crated when left alone to avoid accidents. He is slowly getting used to crate training.

Latte needs someone who has a lot of patience and isn’t in a hurry for him to overcome his fears. It may take months, or possibly years to see improvements. He needs someone who is willing to dedicate their time and work with a trainer to help push him out of his comfort zone. Latte will not change if he isn’t forced to adjust to fearful situations. Because he tries to bite when he is scared, he needs someone who is confident and who will educate themselves on how to handle Latte safely. Are you that special someone who can give Latte the home he deserves??

***Woof.. Please know that the rescue has posted all the information that they have on me here. As my foster family gets to know me they will post updates, so please check back! If you are interested in me please fill out an application at www.petsaliveniagara.ca/adopt and one of my friends will get back to you within 2 to 5 business days.***

Facts about Latte

  • Breed: Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Latte, a St. Catharines Chihuahua dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Chihuahua for sale in St. Catharines, or seeking a Chihuahua dog from a breeder in St. Catharines.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in St. Catharines already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a St. Catharines breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Chihuahua breeders who help with Chihuahua rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in St. Catharines paves the way for another one to be saved.