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Estimated DOB 01/01/2005
Size Small (about 7 lbs)
History- Louie came to us after being raised in a home with children who teased him- they had purchased him for breeding. The children in the home thought it was cute to make the puppy mad and the parents did nothing to correct the children's behavior. Once Louie was an adult it was no longer 'cute or funny' and they surrendered him to rescue. He was then adopted out to an elderly woman who was later put in a nursing home which left Louie coming back into rescue. He was then adopted again and returned for aggression though the only thing he does is growl when he is under a blanket sleeping and someone disturbs him - so not sure what that was about but he is once again back in rescue looking for a home.
Temperament- Louie is overall a happy, loving little boy who loves to be loved. He also loves to work for treats and will do all his commands perfectly if there is a treat involved. However despite how perfect he is he is also too smart for his own good and has learned that growling will get people to leave him alone. So if he is under his blanket or does not want someone to pick him up he will growl- we correct him and he is fine. But typically he is just a loving, happy little guy who loves attention.
Energy Level- Mid level. He likes to go outside with us and walk around and play outside however if we are inside so is he. He hates being outside by himself except to go potty. Once in a while he will play with toys and even uses his food as a toy if he is feeling playful. He is adorable.
Dogs/Cats/Kids- He loves the other dogs and will attempt to play sometimes. He is good with the cats (just ignores them).. We are not recommending him for small children due to his history.
Commands/Obedience Level- Louie does know his basic commands.. He can sit, shake, and down and he knows the command 'quiet'.. He loves treats and will do all his commands perfectly to earn them.
Housetrained- He is completely housebroken. He does know what a doggie door is and will use it if given the opportunity. He is super smart and will let you know when he wants in or out.
Best in a home that can provide a lot of attention, love and guidance.. He does need someone stronger than him mentally or he will challenge your authority and win. Over all Louie is a great little dog with a wonderful personality and a coat like velvet and a sweet loving personality. He has had quite a few dentals since being in rescue so his tongue now hangs out the side of his mouth- it is sooo darn cute..
Adoption fee $100 includes neuter, rabies vaccine, age appropriate vaccinations, dentals he has received, collar and tags, microchip, training information, and all the support you need.
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We do give a discount when adopting multiple pets.
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