Ruff Ruff! My name is Latte
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Female||ID#:||4847854|
I am already spayed, purebred, and up to date with shots.
Foster Care: Hi there, I’m Latte. I’m a toy tan Chihuahua spayed female, about 6lbs and 1yr 10 months of age. I came from a home, where my owner unfortunately had to give me and my siblings up due to health issues. My brother and sister both got adopted into nice forever homes, not it’s my turn! I’m a tiny girl that does get overwhelmed by the big world. My new family needs to have had small dog experience, understanding that I take time to warm up to new people and new places. Once I warm up, I love to play and have a large appetite. I seem to be potty pad trained, and do get nervous with eliminating outdoors. A quiet home, where there are no small children would be best since their quick movements and sudden sounds are a bit too much for me. If there’s another friendly dog, that’s a plus! I tend to watch and take cues from other dogs, teaching me who to trust. I’m currently in foster care with adults and their friendly pooches. Oh, and I have mingled with the kitties in the home. I do bark at them, but I don’t bother them all too much and would much rather watch the kitties move to and fro. Here’s what my foster mom reports: “Now in foster care for about 1.5 months, Latte has gotten lots of practice being around lots of people and dogs. She is still pretty shy with intense face-to-face contact, but most of the time Latte tends to hang back to see if all the other dogs will approach the person first. When overwhelmed, she tends to go into her crate until they leave. With mellow, calm older people, Latte will approach if they squat down and wait a bit. If they ignore her, Latte will approach out of curiosity – such a brave little girl. I've got her trained now so that if she does get afraid or feel insecure, she'll go into the open crate along with her best doggie pal, Tappi (foster’s female medium Chihuahua mix). Friendly-loving dogs are the way to get Latte comfortable. She has from the very beginning come running to me any time the other dogs come for petting and attention or treats. She loves to curl up like a burrito in her blanket. About the only time she gets snappy with people is if someone steps on her when she's under the blanket. So she has gotten along really well with all the other dogs so far. She's a real little lover.” Since I am currently in a foster home, I am not at PHS/SPCA. But you can make arrangements to see me and learn more. If interested, please contact TWong@phs-spca.org (or call ext 317), and ask for Latte A521343.
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