Smiley was a breeder her whole life and has finally learned what it is like to be loved. Chinese Crested Dogs are notorious for having bad teeth and she has lost most of hers due to neglect so it is difficult to tell her age exactly.
She is still EXTREMELY nervous with new people and would probably need to be in your home for several days before she would even let you touch her. She has a bite history with people who did not approach her properly. On two separate occasions, a vet tech and a potential foster parent picked her up shortly after meeting her (despite specific instructions not to do so). She bite them and drew blood in both cases.
She is very sweet and playful with other dogs and coexists peacefully with cats. She is crate trained and loves her crate like her little den; it makes her feel secure. She loves all kinds of chewies, treats, stuffed animals, etc.
The reason she is named Smiley is because she smiles when you talk to her (once she has grown to know and love you)
Most people aren't looking for such a special case so she is likely to be a permanent sanctuary resident. Please consider donating to her continued care.
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