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Hermey

Chihuahua

Male, Adult
Drumbo, ON
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Not good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
For Adoption: Hermey! Please read our dog bios carefully to be sure that the dog you are applying for suits your family and lifestyle. We at PDR believe in the benefits of post-adoption training for our dogs and their families. This allows for continued socialization, learning and helps to create a well-mannered and balanced dog. Post-adoption training is a requirement in our adoption process. To apply for adoption and for more information on our process and requirements, visit our website at https://pounddog.ca/adoption-info/. Hold on to your hearts and get ready to meet this tiny gentleman – this is Hermey – and this is his UPDATED BIO! Hermey is a gorgeous long-haired Chihuahua weighing in at just under 6lbs. He is estimated to be 8 years old and has a soft red coat, expressive ears and the Grinchiest feet around. One look in those brown eyes and you’ll be wrapped around his little toes which suits him just fine. Hermey is an agile little man who is ready for whatever his new family has on their schedule. Hermey was picked up as a stray and taken to the pound. As you would expect, the pound is scary for a little guy like Hermey so when no one came to claim him, Pound Dog stepped in to take over his care and help him start his new life. Lucky for him and lucky for me! Hermey is loving, loyal and intelligent and he is going to be a fantastic companion for his new family. He can be insecure and nervous at times but he has made great progress in our time together so he is looking for a patient family to help him continue to heal and evolve. As I’ve been working with him in my home I can promise you that it’s totally worth it! It’s my suspicion that in his previous life he was not always treated with kindness and patience so he is still working to learn to trust. Before we go much further let’s talk about Hermey’s medical history since he’s been in rescue. Hermey arrived with a cough that persisted so we had our vet team conduct some tests. Hermey has now been diagnosed with a collapsing trachea which, unfortunately, is not uncommon for Chihuahuas. Hermey is on a pill every other day and he is now symptom-free. His new family needs to be committed to keeping Hermey as safe and comfortable as possible. This means that he benefits from a calm home where he is not pushed into too much agitation as it aggravates his condition. He is also a dog who walks using a harness that is rigged to his collar for safety. It’s important to note that in general, a dog with a collapsing trachea can live a normal life span with proper management and treatment. It will be important for his new family to work closely with their vet team to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to his needs and to monitor his condition closely. His condition does not seem to affect him other than the coughing (without the pills) and he is a joyful little clown who is going to be the next great love of someone’s life! Hermey would do well in any home type as he is agile enough for stairs and generally pretty quiet. He can be reactive when he sees animals on the TV so you just need to be sure your neighbors are tolerant of occasional barking. We’ve been working on this but the little guy LOVES to watch TV so it’s a slow road. When he’s not watching TV from his nest of blankets on the couch Hermey can be found patrolling the yard or waiting not-so-patiently for some affection from me. He works those little feet to hold my hand to his chest for the best scratches. He LOVES affection as long as it’s on his terms – quick movements or pets that last too long can still make him nervous. It’s taken time to learn his triggers and his behaviors but now that I know him we have developed a wonderful relationship. When he is pushed too far Hermey can be reactive which looks like lots of growls and quick mouthing. I’ve felt his teeth on me during these outbreaks but never with any pressure – he shows great bite restraint. And he has found a lot of confidence while he’s been living with me so these episodes are fewer but he is still growing and we can expect some regression when he moves in with his new family. Hermey loves to patrol the yard and go for walks. Every blade of grass is a new opportunity to pee on something. When we are out walking he is curious about people and dogs but we keep our distance. He has shown little interest in the wildlife in the neighborhood and is happy to just trot along for as long as I want. His new family needs to be committed to getting him out to see the world – he loves a good lay on the couch but he has an adventurer’s spirit so he wants all the walks! One of my favorite things about Hermey is his devotion to his people. This little man is going to bond strongly with his new family and that means company in the bathroom, a sous chef in the kitchen, and supervision in every other household chore. He loves affection on his terms and once he has developed some trust it’s easy to see when he starts to get uncomfortable. When he first arrived, I could not get anywhere near his back end but these days he enjoys a good butt scratch. He’s small enough that it’s easy to miss his body language if you’re not paying attention so his new family needs to be committed to working with Hermey on these points and helping him feel safe to find his trust and confidence. Another thing I love about Hermey is the way he prances around the house, especially if he is happy or excited about something. He hops and dances and play bows all over the place and it’s impossible to not fall in love with him every time. Hermey was house trained when he arrived and will go to the door when he has to go out. The only accidents he has had in the house have been obvious marking behavior which have greatly improved. He will just need to be monitored when he gets to this new house to make sure he can be corrected before any accidents happen. He also took to the crate right away and happily rests in there with a treat. He gets a little upset if he’s in there while I am in the room, pressing his little feet on the bars and giving me his best puppy dog eyes. He sleeps in his crate at night without issue as long as he has sufficient blankets to burrow into and a cozy bed. Hermey has been a great passenger in the car as long as he is secured in a booster seat or with a seatbelt. He is very calm and settles right away. Hermey has a coat that will require regular maintenance. As he is still nervous about a lot of things his new family needs to be sure they can handle this task or that he has a groomer who can handle his energy and keep him on a regular schedule. Hermey is very good with selective dogs and can be a bit unpredictable with others. He is not aggressive or dangerous but his insecurity means that a friendly interaction can suddenly be too much for him to handle and he lashes out or makes inappropriate corrections. He sometimes instigates play but then can be pushed too far and become fearful and reactive. He would be fine with other dogs of similar size as long as they were calm dogs who could tolerate his occasional outbursts and his new family made sure to monitor interactions and make corrections as needed. He has trouble with new dogs but over time he has settled in well with our pack here and is often found cleaning EVERYONE’S faces – whether or not they are asking for it! He would also be fine as the only animal in the house so he could soak up every bit of attention. He has not had interactions with any cats but we expect that he will react similar to how he does with dogs and need some time to get accustomed to them. I’m sure it will not come as a surprise that we are also looking for an adult only home for Hermey. Children, with their unpredictable movements, will be too triggering for him. We cannot expect children to learn his subtle body language so they would just further his insecurity and distrust. Hermey knows his name and some key phrases we use all the time. He is very smart and is one of those dogs who is so in tune with his person that he just seems to understand what you are saying and can deliver what you need. He is great to take treats gently and he’ll go into his create with a command and treat. He has recently learned to sit and wait for his meals until he gets the release command. Anything else will have to come from his forever family who will be required to enroll Hermey in a professional training class. His smarts and his love of his people and food will make him a great pupil! Hermey was already neutered when he came into foster care. Since he’s been here he has had a dental cleaning with lots of extractions. He has about 15 teeth remaining and he does just fine! He is up to date on vaccinations and health tests and he is microchipped. He was not a fan of the vet which is not a surprise and they had to dig out their teeny tiniest muzzle for him. With me holding him they were able to get done what they needed but this will be something else his forever family can help him become accustomed to. Hermey still has some learning and rehabbing to do and he would thrive with a family who has some experience dealing with his behaviors. It’s easy to let these things slide with a small dog but Hermey deserves a chance to be a well-balanced boy so his family needs to be committed to working with him. A calm household will be best for him as he builds his confidence and will also be helpful to keep his medical condition under control. He is a lover on his terms so his new family needs to be able to give him space when he needs it and all of their attention when he’s ready for it. He loves his people, his blankets, his treats and his couch. If you have all of these things and need a new little man in your life then maybe Hermey is the guy for you! We’ll just be here in our blanket nest on the couch, waiting to hear from you… Name: Hermey ID # PDR1190 Age: 8yrs Gender: male Neutered: yes UTD vaccines: yes Breed: Long Haired Chihuahua Colours: red Coat length: long House trained: yes Special needs: yes, see bio OK with kids: no OK with cats: yes Ok with dogs: yes, some Status: adoptable Microchip: yes Size: X small Location: Kitchener Adoption fee: $700
We'll also keep you updated on Queso's adoption status with email updates.
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Queso

Chihuahua

Male, Young
Drumbo, ON
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
For Adoption: Queso! Please read our dog bios carefully to be sure that the dog you are applying for suits your family and lifestyle. We at PDR believe in the benefits of post-adoption training for our dogs and their families. This allows for continued socialization, learning and helps to create a well-mannered and balanced dog. Post-adoption training is a requirement in our adoption process. To apply for adoption and for more information on our process and requirements, visit our website at https://pounddog.ca/adoption-info/. Let me introduce you to my sweet little Velcro dog – Queso! Queso is approximately a year old, he weighs a whopping 12lbs and he is a Chihuahua mix. Queso has a sleek short coat, and he has beautiful brown and black colourings. He has the telltale chihuahua face, with a long and slender body and long legs. His body is bigger than your typical chihuahua which is where his mix comes in. His sweet little eyes will watch your every move, because you can be sure that if you’re going to leave the room or try to do anything, he will be ready to go right behind you, even if he was sleeping just a moment ago! Queso came into Pound Dog Rescues care all the way from Quebec where he had been surrendered along with quite a few other Chihuahua mixes to a local pound. The pound was quite overwhelmed with the number of dogs they had and therefore reached out for help! Queso was initially a little nervous when we brought him into our home, some sounds and movements would spook him and he tolerated the other dogs but did not necessarily enjoy them. What really set him apart when we first brought him in though, was how much he LOVED people. He immediately became fast friends with all humans of the household, it is very clear Queso loves his human companionship. Queso really took well to living life in our home, he loves having a backyard to explore in however he’s not the kind of dog that wants to be let outside while you carry on doing something else inside. He wants his people to come outside and enjoy the sunshine with him! Queso would not require any kind of fenced in backyard, as he would happily walk around outside on a leash with you and do his business that way. Queso doesn’t generally stray too far from us outside, he really just wants to be in our company all the time. As mentioned, Queso does live in a home with other dogs, and while he will occasionally play with them and snuggle with them, we don’t feel that Queso requires having another dog in his forever home. If there is another dog, he would be best paired with a lower energy dog that does want to constantly bug him to play, but would rather a snuggle buddy! Queso lives in a home with a cat, and he and the cat get along very well, he isn’t very big, plus he doesn’t give chase so the cat actually enjoys his company and doesn’t feel threatened by him. Queso loves all of the humans in his home, he doesn’t discriminate, if you have a lap for him to sit in then he will be your best friend. Queso loves to sit on his foster moms lap while she works from home. When the family is snuggled in for a good TV show or movie at night, you can bet that you will find Queso in the smallest little part curled up with everyone. He truly is a little lap dog. He would do well in a home with respectful children over 8yrs who are kind and not rowdy with him. A quieter natured child who will do well with a dog that likes to snuggle rather than wrestle would be well suited for him. Queso is still working on his housetraining, we are unsure the conditions that he was living in previously, but we do know that living a home life is still new to him. If you go with him outside, you can be sure that he will do his business outside. However, if you just let him outside and expect him to do his business, he will not. He will generally just wait at the back door until someone lets him in again. So in continuing his housetraining, it’s extremely important that you accompany him outside to make sure he does his business out there and then praise him when he does. We find that giving him lots of pets and affection is the best way to praise him, since he loves his humans so much! We have been working on basic house manners with Queso and he has been coming a long way. We have also been starting to work on some basic commands with him as well such as “sit”, “down”, and “wait”. These are all a work in progress. Queso isn’t very food motivated at this point, but I’m sure that once we find the right high value treat that it will change! He is very much a people pleaser so giving him praise and affection does work to reward him too, but he does still have some work to do. Queso has been doing really well on his walks! We have been very impressed with how much confidence that Queso has and he really enjoys taking a stroll through town. Queso doesn’t necessarily require a 30 minute walk in the neighbourhood, but it is important to still get him out for some short jaunts throughout the day to continue his socialization so that he knows more than just being inside the home. He walks really well currently on his martingale collar and so far he has done well when seeing wildlife, people and other dogs. Queso is not a very vocal dog when it comes to seeing other dogs or people, or when he is playing. As part of our adoption agreement we expect you to complete a basic obedience class with Queso, that being said I can’t say enough how beneficial advance levels of obedience can be to both you and your dog in setting them up for success. Queso is currently crate trained. Now in saying that, he does not like actually going into his crate and we do have to place him in his crate. If we put his food bowl in, most times he will happily follow it in, however we do more often than not need to physically place him in the crate. He will initially be very vocal when you place him in the crate, he is very much a dog who wants to be glued to your side, he has a big Fear Of Missing Out. If he can still see or hear you once he is in his crate he will continue to be vocal for a while. However, once we have left the house, or have gone to bed, he settles quite quickly and will sleep contentedly in his crate. We have cameras in our house where we monitor and he never barks for more than 5-15 minutes, and at night when we sleep again it is only about 5 or so minutes then he settles in for the night and will sleep the whole night through. Once you get home/wake up, he does get really excited and wants desperately to get out of his crate, but we make sure that he has calmed significantly before letting him out. Because he can be very vocal at times in his crate, I do not recommend him going to a home where the home shares a wall with other residences, as we would want to avoid any issues. Queso is currently crated for his meals, at night as well as during the day if no one is home. Queso has been able to take many car rides, short and long (3.5 hours) and he has done exceptionally well for all of them. He will happily curl up in the lap of whoever is a passenger. Car rides really just mean dedicated one on one snuggling time so for him it is 100% a win win situation! Queso has also had the opportunity to take a ride in a golf cart at our summer vacation place, and he was more than happy again to just sit in our lap and enjoy watching the scenery. Queso has visited our vet and he has received a clean bill of health. Queso has been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, heartworm tested as well as received his heartworm/flea/tick prevention. Queso also had a surgery to repair an umbilical hernia. It is important that his forever family understand the importance of continuing his heartworm/flea/tick prevention and understand all the yearly costs associated with owning a dog. Queso is looking for a quieter household with a family who likes to take short walks and wants to take their dog with them when they go on adventures, he doesn’t want to be left behind! He is looking for a home where someone will not be gone most of the day all week, and someone who is looking for a dog that will be a little shadow for them everywhere they go. If you feel that you can provide this kind of home for Queso then I urge you to apply to adopt him! Name: Queso ID # PDR2059 Age: 1yr Gender: male Neutered: yes UTD vaccines: yes Breed: Chihuahua X Colours: black and tan Coat length: short House trained: almost Special needs: no OK with kids: older OK with cats: yes Ok with dogs: yes, small calm dogs Status: adoptable Microchip: yes Size: small Location: Plattsville Adoption fee: $900

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