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My name is Elvis!
Facts about Elvis
- Breed: Chihuahua Mix
- Color: White
- Age: Young
- Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
- Sex: Male
I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
From his foster mom Diana:
Elvis is a 8 pounds of pure happiness and love. I'll tell you everything I can think of.
His favorite activities are running, wrestling, and chewing on raw hides.
He loves to race around the yard with Jenna. He is not big on chasing after a toy but he will watch when I throw a toy for Jenna; then he'll chase her and turn my game of fetch with her into a wrestling match between the two of them.
He is very comfortable in his own skin. Tanker's size (now about 45 pounds) does not intimidate him at all. Sean moved out of the house back in February and the first time Elvis and Tanker met they were playing and wrestling like they'd been friends forever. (BTW, Elvis looks like Tanker's mini-me.) Elvis actually looks like, in addition to his chihuahua heritage, there is some muscular breed (like maybe a Jack Russell) because he is very sturdy and despite is small size and leaness he does weigh 8 pounds.
The other thing I've noticed is that he does not inspire the same defensive male challenge response from Cotton that other male fosters have. With others, Cotton has been quite cranky about his food, toys, and bed, especially my bed at night. There has been almost none of that with Elvis.
He is great with people. He is friendly to everyone he has met; although they have all been adults so I don't know if he would be the same with children. Elvis loves attention but he will not challenge my dogs to get it. When I do tell my 2 to wait and it is Elvis's turn, he is just beside himself with excitement. He does nibble at me in his excitement (so I could see that kids might mistake that for biting).
He does not mess in the house if he is taken out regularly, but he does not know out to ask to go out.
He does want to be a good dog and is very easy to correct; a simple verbal no gets his attention and immediately he stops what he has been doing; nothing more is needed. He will sit for a treat (following the example of my dogs) and he will come to the sound of my voice (though I'm not sure he is actually responding to the 'come' command).
If there is anything else you'd like to know, just ask. He's a gem!