This sweet lady is Cricket! Cricket is an adorable longish haired black Chihuahua-mix. She is perhaps about 11 years old and 18 lbs. newly spayed, and very sweet. Cricket has an unusual gait and favors her left side. The vet discovered she has had a untreated hip fracture caused by buckshot ☹ so she will likely benefit from some ongoing meds to help her feel better. Cricket was rescued when her former owner went to a nursing home. She is an inside dog, totally housebroken and crate trained. She will bark if she needs something (i.e., has to go out). She tolerates some dogs; and will hold her own with other dogs by giving a warning growl. She is very protective of food or treats. She has a low activity level due to her hip problem, but is very sweet and loving and would make a great companion for someone who enjoys snuggling more than walking. When she came in she had a skin condition but was ever so tolerant of the many shampoos she received! Happy to say her fur is now shining! She would be a wonderful match for a family who just wants a sweet older gal to love on and be a companion. A fenced in yard is not required but we do ask that she be in a home with no kids or older kids only (13+) as she herself is older and needs to be treated with care.
The adoption fee of $175.00 will include spay/neuter, microchip, age appropriate/required vaccinations and any other necessary medical treatment to assure a healthy new pup for your family. Although we make the best guess on the breed and size of our dogs, because they come from shelters, we can never be completely certain of the genetic makeup of the dog. All we can tell you for sure is that they are 100% RESCUED! Cricket is being fostered in Mundelein, IL.
If you are interested in adopting, please visit our website at www.starfishanimalrescue.com. Once you complete and submit your dog adoption application we will set up an appointment to meet this pup!
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