Dash reached rescue in a round-about way. He was rescued the first time, as a tiny 8 week old puppy - being sold at a garage sale for 5 bucks. Three little puppies were stuffed in a guinea pig cage and offered up for sale. Two of the puppies were immediately sold. An animal lover, and Good Samaritan, couldn't bear to see this little dog being given to any one that had a five dollar bill in his pocket, and although she had 3 dogs at home, she took this one, too. She still worries about what happened to the other tiny pups.
It didn't appear that the puppies had been socialized very well. Dash was very shy, but once he warmed up to the family, everything was good. However, this busy family still had 3 dogs and this little busy Chihuahua seemed to require much more attention than the older ones. Reluctantly, with tears in their eyes, the family that rescued Dash from an unknown future, has decided that he would be happier in another home, where there is not so many other animals, and more attention is devoted to him. He's a big lover, loves sitting on your lap, and this busy family just doesn't have the time for this love-bug.
Dash is crate trained; in fact. he looks forward to going into his crate at night; it's his man-cave:) He's neutered, current on his vaccinations, and will be microchipped prior to rehoming. He's now a friendly, happy dog, but still a bit on the shy side. He gets along OK with older children, who respect his small size and treat him gently. Dash is an athletic little guy; can jump and scale a 4' fence if there's something/someone on the other side that grabs his attention. A fenced yard is imperative.
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