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(When grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
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Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

This handsome little man is Rocky. He weighs about 6 1/2 pounds and is estimated around 11-12 years old. Rocky LOVES going outside on walks and walks well on a leash. For an older boy, he can door dash with surprising speed if he thinks you are going out the front door without him! It’s important to watch your feet and know where he is if you don’t have a doggy gate. Rocky loves to be near his people, and especially loves snuggling in bed at night, sleeping throughout the night. If he needs to go potty during the night, he will give a little nudge. He is not a jumper or a stair climber so he needs a lift up to get on the sofa or go up/down stairs. Rocky is not deaf but he is very hearing impaired. It’s best to approach him from the side or front rather than behind, which can startle him. He is a quiet little guy and seldom barks. He gets along great with his chihuahua foster siblings and is submissive to them. Rocky is house trained; but will also use a pee pad indoors. He will usually let you know when it’s time to go out as long as you read his signals. Even so, he needs to go out every 2-3 hours. He will even wake you up in bed if he needs to go out during the night or in the early morning.
Rocky has a heart murmur but that doesn’t slow him down in his day to day activities. He came to our rescue with a prolapsed penis, and that has greatly improved, but it is a condition that he will always have. However it is easily remedied at home when he needs a little help. Because of his heart murmur, Lil Rascals has decided the risk of neuter surgery is too great for him. About three weeks after Rocky came into our rescue, he had a bad bout of colitis. As a result, he needs careful attention to his diet to keep his condition under control. He eats a combination of softened commercial dog kibble along with commercial and home-made soft food. He’s a bit of a picky eater and it takes him awhile to adjust to new foods so any changes should be done gradually. He also tends to do better with three or four small meals rather than one or two large meals a day.
Rocky is one of the sweetest little dogs you will meet. Due to his age, small size, and medical conditions, Rocky would do best in a home with a retired person or someone who can be with him most of the time. If you live in the central Florida (Orlando) area and think you have the perfect forever home for him, we’d love to find out more about you. Please complete our adoption application and we’ll see if you’re Rocky’s perfect match.


September 28, 2022, 6:19 pm
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Why adoption is a great option

Rocky, a Sanford Chihuahua dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Chihuahua for sale in Sanford, or seeking a Chihuahua dog from a breeder in Sanford.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Sanford already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Sanford breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Chihuahua breeders who help with Chihuahua rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Sanford paves the way for another one to be saved.