found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already spayed, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Breed: Wirehair Dashchund/Chihuahua mix
Siblings: Goldie, Foxy, Max, Thadius, Peaches
When these sweet little ones arrived at the shelter, the first thing we said was, “Bath. Now.” They were so dirty and covered in fleas that there was almost more dirt than puppy. But underneath it all, there were little furry balls of cuteness hidden, and an hour later, they were smelling sweet and feeling so much better after they were flea-free.
Don’t miss Peaches’ video to see her all cleaned up!
It’s obvious that the pups were not cared for well by whoever used to own them, but we don’t know much about their history. They were abandoned at the Mahoning County Dog Pound along with an adult dog, but it was not their mother. We were told by someone who claimed to know the family that they were deliberately bred, one of countless litters produced in an attempt to create a “designer breed.” How they ended up at the pound is a mystery.
But we’re very glad we got this group of pups. Now that they’re in foster care, they will get everything they need.. lots of love, plenty of yummy food, piles of fluffy blankies and mountains of toys. What else could a puppy wish for?
In foster care they are being very well socialized with kids of all ages, adult dogs and even cats. Even when they first arrived, within hours you could already see them starting to soak in the love and attention, happily snuggling up to their foster mom.
We believe they are Wirehair Dashchund/Chihuahua mixes. Right now they’re only 3 pounds each. Based on their age and current weight, we’re expecting them to top out around 20 pounds as adults.
The pups are a bit too young for housebreaking just yet, so potential adopters should expect some accidents in the beginning. In foster care, they are primarily being paper trained. Once they go home with their permanent families, we recommend crate training as the easiest way to housebreak.
Interested in adopting one of these pups? They are currently in foster care, but they would love to meet you. Meet-n-Greets are now being scheduled, and we’re expecting these pups to be adopted quickly, so please call 330–397–8270 to schedule an appointment to meet them at the shelter.
During your meet-n-greet, you will get to meet and play with all of the pups. After you find your favorite, you can fill out an adoption application. If approved, you must leave a 50% deposit ($100) to reserve your puppy. They are a bit too young yet to be spayed/neutered, but this will be done BEFORE they go home. Puppies are usually spayed/neutered at 8 to 10 weeks old. After the surgery is done, they can go home with your family the next day.