Ruff Ruff! My name is Redford
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Male||ID#:||5432925|
I am already neutered, purebred, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.
Video Available! Hello, Redford here. I'm a 1 year old altered male Chihuahua weighing in at just under 10 pounds. Some people have commented that I have a pouty face, but I promise - I'm no pouter! I just have a mouth that naturally shapes into a pout (though I must confess - what's with the giant bowtie they put on my collar?). Anyway, I'm a friendly little guy but am a bit shy and cautious when I meet new people or am in a new place. I like to explore my surroundings on my terms so I'd do best with people that have some prior small dog experience. I get along great with other dogs and it's possible that I could be friends with cats too. I can live with some children so please talk to an adoption counselor for info regarding age.. Part of my adoption does require mandatory training, but I'm happy to work for food, so it should be a breeze. I'm excited to meet you, and if you don't put giant bowties on me, I know we will be best friends. Ask for Redford, #A534752.
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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