Ruff Ruff! My name is Toothington
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Male||ID#:||4952670|
I am already neutered, up to date with shots, and not good with kids.
Foster Care: Video Available! Hello, future parents - my name is Toothington, and I'm a 3 year, 3 month old altered male Chihuahua mix (a little over 12lbs). My name has gone through several iterations, the longest being Lord Toothington II. What can I say - my under bite has put a lot of smiles on faces around here, and obviously inspired my unique name as well. I’m currently in foster care learning about house manners. My foster mom reports that I am housetrained and love to bath in the sun while she steps out to do errands. I do enjoy running, and I run FAST. But after a good run with my person, I settle in very nicely and do enjoy curling up in a comfy bed. I have a high level of energy but you should also know that I'm very friendly once I warm up to you and am eager to please. The trainers at PHS say that I’m a “foodie” – willing to do just about anything you ask if I get a treat out of the deal, which is good news since we'll get to go to mandatory training together after you take me home. I'm good with female dogs and some male dogs but either way, we should meet first to make sure we get along. Not sure about cats - we'd have to see about that. Teens in the home are fine with me, and ideally I'd like to go home with people that have prior experience with small dogs. “One of our PHS volunteers took me home for an afternoon visit and she was happy to report that I did great! I never had an accident in her house, and loved playing with squeaky toys. I’m a good “watch dog” and would bark if I saw someone approach the house (just doing my job!) but when she told me to be quiet I listened. I know several commands already – Watch Me, Sit, and Wait at doors. She told me that I am a very sweet little dog and would do great in a house with someone that can give me some simple rules to live by.” Ready to add some beautiful teeth and a beautiful dog to your life? 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).
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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.When a potential adopter comes into the shelter and sees an animal he or she is interested in adopting, we ask the potential adopter to first complete an Adoption Profile. Then, one of our knowledgeable customer service representatives brings the adopter and animal together in one of our Get Acquainted Rooms. There they have a quiet, private space to get to know each other better. During the visit, the customer service representative may discuss the following:
past experiences with animals and current animals in the home
lifestyle, including work schedule and the kinds of activities they plan to do with their companion animal
housing situation - own or rent, size of yard, etc.
In order to make the best match possible for a family and home, we suggest potential adopters bring along all members of the household to meet the new companion animal and bring their current dog(s) to meet a potential dog. Adopters must also be 18 or older. Again, thank you for thinking of PHS/SPCA. We hope you find the companion animal you are looking for.
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San Mateo County, CA