Leroy is a very sweet boy who is approximately 3-4 years old and about 8-9 lbs. He was the only male that we pulled and he was also the most frightened one that we pulled. He couldn’t even be touched when he was brought into his first foster home. It took a lot of patience and treats to get him to trust us. He was kept in the pack with his siblings for several months so that he would feel more comfortable.
Leroy is still a little shy when he first meets new people but he has jumped leaps and bounds. He loves playing with the other dogs in his foster home and chewing on bully sticks. He hasn’t been playing with toys much there, but when he was with his pack he did play fetch. He likes riding in the car and going for walks and is working on his leash manners. Leroy is crate trained and house broken. He used potty pads in his first foster home very well but now goes outside.
Leroy also likes to cuddle and snuggle in your lap. He is very treat motivated, so we hope it will be a quick transition in his adoptive home. He lives with a cat and doesn’t mind him. He is afraid of young children and would do better in a home with adults or older children ages 10 and up. Leroy will need continued socialization both inside and outside of the home. Meeting new people, going for walks etc. A group dog training class would really help him. We are also recommending that he have another dog in the home that he can play with. Going from 80 dogs to zero would be much too difficult for him. Due to inbreeding Leroy has luxating patella’s. He is on glucosamine and will need to continue this for the rest of his life. He is not in any pain and does not need surgery. But he does walk a little funny. We think it gives him more character.
Leroy is neutered, UTD on vaccines, microchipped, has had a dental, been dewormed and heartworm negative. He is also on heartworm preventative. His adoption fee is $150.00. If you think you can provide a wonderful home for Leroy please complete an application at http://www.adoptapet.com/chihuahuarescueandrehab
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