Ruff Ruff! My name is Fae and Dia
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Rescue Group: Happy Tails Happy Homes
|Breed:||Terrier (Unknown Type, Small) Mix||Color:||White - With Black||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Female|
Dia, a young black and white chihuahua and terrier mix, and Fae, a 3-5 yr. white poodle or bichon mix, came to me after being abandoned in the woods and Dia was about to become eagle lunch. Fae was so full of burrs and mats that 3 inches of fur had to be clipped off. I was told by some of the people living in that area that they had seen them for weeks wondering around and following other dogs. They were awfully afraid of everything and Dia shook constantly and barked at everything.
They are very close to each other and seem to do everything together: eat, play, sleep, and seem to get stressed when made to be apart. Dia likes to sit, lay or even stand on top of Fae and they sleep next to each other during the day, but at night they both prefer to sleep with a human. Dia will sleep under the covers and snuggled to a human or to Fae and Fae likes to sleep on top of the covers as she seems to get hot easily.
Both really like chasing each other through the house and wrestling, playing tug of war with their stuffed toys – their two favorites right now are a large stuffed bear and a monkey pillow pet, both of these toys are larger than they are. Tug of war is a favorite game to play with humans along with constantly following you around the house and snuggling with a human as a close second. Dia is still quite young and will find things to chew on, so having enough toys she can chew on is good. She really likes her bone and her antler.
For now they are fed three times a day and get a snack two times a day – after breakfast and after dinner. They each eat 1/8 cup of dried kibble mixed with a spoon full of wet food per feeding. They each have their own bowl but most of the time they eat out of the same bowl.
They wake up ready to go and like to go outside right away. Going out on a daily walk is a must. We are working on improving their leash walking skills and it's going very well. They both wake up very happy, full of joy and energy and are delighted to see that you are also awake, so getting their leashes on takes a little while, but this is also improving. Their greetings go on until you go outside.
They do well with other dogs and cats in the house, though it was necessary to work with them on this at the beginning. Dia seems to still want to play with the cat, while Fae remains persistent at getting close to sniff her, which the cat does not like.
Both will look for ways to get out of the yard and will walk very fast or run if they do get out. Fae seems to be the most dedicated at trying to find a way out of a fence, but Dia seems to fit through the smallest crevasses. Both are surprisingly fast. Fae will just follow the road while Dia will have favorite spots she likes to visit and I know I will find her there.
Both are ok during bath time, but Dia is a bit more afraid of it. So far I have bathed her in the sink since I don't have a basin and the tub may be too overwhelming. About house breaking, Fae is still struggling with this. It seems she spends her outside time (off-leash) trying to figure out a way out of the yard and does not go potty until she comes back inside. Because of this I find it helpful to go on a walk early on and in the late afternoon or evening.
They no longer bark at everything and have become very happy, this, I think, is their best asset : their joy – it can be contagious.
These 2 girls need to be adopted together.