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Blanca (LOCAL CT)'s Info...
|Breed:||Chihuahua/Terrier (Unknown Type, Small) Mix||Color:||White||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Female|
Interested in adopting Blanca? Please visit our website and complete an online adoption application.
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Blanca is an approx 4 year old, 15 lbs chihuahua mix with quite a story!!!
Blanca’s Story from her rescuer in Lousiana:
I saw her and her litter of 4 pups listed at a shelter about 3 hours away the Friday before Easter. She was listed as a Chihuahua and I had puppy fever so was looking to pull a small breed mama and puppies. I figured they would get scooped up quickly, as the small breed litters usually do, so I was surprised to find out on Monday that she was still there. I arranged to pick them up on Wed morning. I arrived before the director and wasn't sure I was in the right place as all I saw was a tiny, windowless cinderblock building. He and his employee arrived about 15 minutes later and I went into he darkest, scariest shelter I've ever been into.
The worker proceeded to drag Blanca out on a catch pole and shove her into my crate. Then he handed me 4 urine-soaked 2-week old puppies. I guess the only positive note is that they didn't charge us a pull fee. I got out of there as fast as I could! I got them home and put them in a run with a heating pad to warm them up. Blanca was being very aggressively protective, lunging at my hands when I tried to get a leash on her. I wasn't able to and had to resort to using an X-pen panel to move her from one side of the run to the other for cleaning. It took 2 days for me to finally get a leash on her and get her outside. Once I did she became a completely different dog! She climbed in my lap, wagging her tail, and gave me kisses. She's been my best friend ever since. :) She took longer to get used to my fiance, Victor. She is still very wary of strangers, especially men who she may even growl at. But she's a chow hound so she will take treats from anyone.
I later found out that the employee who brought her out was arrested and charged with animal cruelty. I have no doubt she would have been dead, along with her puppies, within the week if I hadn't pulled her. Here's the story about the monster who was working there:
This may explain her attitude towards men and I don't blame her. :(
All 4 puppies were, of course adopted quickly but she has received just the one application which was denied. Once she gets to know someone she is VERY affectionate. The rescue president has boarded her for me twice when I went out of town and she had no trouble with her. She is a kisser and loves to be petted and loved on. I've had her at the office with me several times and she does well after she settles down.
Blanca is 4 years old. She is housebroken, leash-trained, hyper in the car at first but settles down after about 10 minutes. She's great for a bath and even nail trimming. She gets along best with dogs her size or with very laid back larger dogs. She tends to cop a terrier attitude with bigger dogs which could get her in trouble if the other one retaliates. She doesn't seem overly interested in our cats, she took treats from our 10yo granddaughter. Being terrier-type she does tend to get yappy, especially if left alone outside. She does fine in a kennel, doesn't tear up bedding, likes to sleep INSIDE pillows.
Healthwise, nothing major to report. She was, amazingly, heartworm negative and has been on Iverhart Plus. She's fully vaccinated and spayed. She does have pretty bad flea allergies. When I got her she was infested and had hair loss and staining from chewing. I got her cleaned up and about 3 months later she started chewing again so I bathed her and found ONE flea. She will definitely do best on a flea preventative or with routine spraying which is what I've been doing.
Donation: $300.00 (includes $150.00 transport fee paid directly to USDA approved transport company where applicable)
PET INSURANCE: Paws New England as recently joined VCA Animal Hospitals in a program providing new adopters with a certificate for an initial health exam at a VCA Hospital and treatment of certain conditions free of charges for the first 5 days. This is a great program and PAWS is thrilled to be participating in for our adopter. There are also numerous other pet insurance programs available to shelter animals.
QUARANTINE: Paws New England participates and abides by the quarantine rules and regulations set forth in the states of MA, CT, RI.
Rescue Group Info...
PAWS is comprised of a small group of volunteers from New England and Tennessee trying to reduce the euthanization rate (previously 90%) at the Tipton County Animal Control shelter in Brighton, Tennessee. This shelter is forced to euthanize thousands of animals each year due to irresponsible pet owners that do not spay/ neuter their dogs in the area. Millions of dogs in America are euthanized each year due to lack of space and lack of funding to try and find them better homes.
Our mission is to save as many animals as possible, removing them from the shelter, having their veterinary needs met prior to traveling and then finding them loving homes throughout New England. We do this only with the assistance of many people volunteering their time by going to the shelter, transporting the dogs to the vet, fostering dogs who need special care, and arranging for their new and happy homes in this area. Most importantly, we cannot do any of this without those people willing to open their homes and hearts to these lovely creatures.
All of our dogs are located either in foster homes in New England or Tennessee/Missouri. Please email our volunteers to ask about the specific pet that you are interested in.
Donation: $450.00 (includes $140.00 transport fee paid directly to USDA approved transport company)
Interested in adopting this wonderful dog? Please visit our website and complete an online adoption application.
The adoption donation covers all pre-adoption vet costs (general health exam, vaccinations, heartworm testing/treatment when necessary)
Puppies under the age of 4 months will not be spayed/neutered prior to adoption upon advice of our veterinarians; small dog breeds may not be altered prior to six months if size prohibitive. Paw New England has a spay/neuter program in place with partner vets or if adopter chooses veterinarian of their own choice, reimbursement of $60.00 provided to adopter.