My name is Rico #309!

Chihuahua Dog for adoption in Seattle, Washington - Rico #309
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Rico #309's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, and up to date with shots.

Rico #309's Story...
Rico is 15 mo. old and weighs 5 lbs. White and chocolate. He is a real sweetheart! Well behaved, house-trained, quiet. He gets along well with most other dogs, but does exhibit some jealousy at times Does okay with older kids. He was surrendered because his owners were going through divorce and she was having to work long hours and didnt like him being home alone that long every day. He is very healthy and is not on any medication. His mom said that he does have seizures about once a month and his Vet believes that he may outgrow them. They last no more than 2-3 minutes. We have not seen any yet while he has been in foster care. He is been on the Banfield plan and is currently enrolled until Feb. 2013. His new family can be put on his plan so that he can continue to use it. He has had regular Vet care as well as blood work to rule out major medical causes of the seizures. I have been told that if the seizures get worse then he may need to see a neurologist but they have not changed in the last year. He is current on all vaccinations and worming. His vet records are available upon request. He has had puppy pre-school, puppy kindergarten, and basic dog training classes with an R+ trainer. He is very sensitive to your tone of voice. He is food motivated. He knows sit, down, stay and come. He is leash trained. He loves to go for walks and hikes and has been out on the trails off leash for more than 8 miles with no problems. His family hiked every weekend year round so the snow and rain do not bother him. He will wear a harness or clothes with no issues. Rico would prefer a quiet home with not a lot of stimulation or strangers coming and going. No young kids. He doesnt like strangers or strange dogs and will bark at them and avoid contact at first but will eventually warm up to them if given enough time. He is not a yappy dog but will alert you to knocks on the door. He stops barking when told to. He bonds closely with his family and prefers to sleep under the covers with his person. He doesnt like to be left home alone and will bark or howl his disapproval (but not all day) so an apartment may not be a suitable home for him. He needs a fenced yard because he loves to explore his surroundings. He needs someone who is home with him during the day and can monitor his activities. He is crate trained and loves to go for rides in the car in his soft crate. He would be happiest with another little dog to play with and/or a senior citizen who can spend 100% of time with him. He loves to cuddle and play with you. He will go get a toy and bring it to you to play with him. Tug is his favorite game. He also enjoys when I hide his toys and he has to find them. While he is home alone he is potty pad trained. When I am home he goes outside every 2 hrs. He will not have accidents if you stick to a schedule but he doesnt alert unless he is on the bed with you. Contact foster home at or for more information. His adoption fee is $250. We do not do same day adoptions unless you are preapproved. Adoption application with references checked & a home visit are required. We do many special events during the year, so check our calendar on our website:
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Facts about Rico #309

  • Breed: Chihuahua
  • Color: White - With Brown Or Chocolate
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Rico #309, a Seattle Chihuahua dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Chihuahua for sale in Seattle, or seeking a Chihuahua dog from a breeder in Seattle.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Seattle 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 Seattle 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 Seattle paves the way for another one to be saved.