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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,
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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
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Carter

Chihuahua Mixed Breed (Small)

Male, 3 yrs 3 mos
Hamilton, ON
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Carter is currently being fostered in TEXAS. Carter is apx 3 years young 13.5 pounds, short and stocky. He loves people and attention. Walks on leash, has pretty good potty manners but may need a belly band the first week or two . He corrects well. Carter is gentle, super loving and great with all people, kids and cats. He does well with female dogs but is not a huge fan of male dogs. he has a bit of machismo. Currently at the ranch, he has five little girlfriends who he absolutely adores and let’s walk all over him. He would do great with female dogs or as an only dog. Carter had some anxiety the first few days he was here at the ranch but settled in quickly. He really needs a loving and patient adopter or foster who will give him lots of cuddles and attention. Carter was found as a stray in San Antonio. To get approved please visit our website www.texaschihuahuarescuecanada.org to fill in an application to adopt. Once you have filled in an application to adopt please check your email and spam folder for a welcome letter from your assigned volunteer. Approved adopters please send your hold requests to the email you were given.
We'll also keep you updated on Piper's adoption status with email updates.
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Piper

Chihuahua

Female, 6 yrs 2 mos
Hamilton, ON
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Piper is currently being fostered in TEXAS. Piper has a sad face but I promise she is actually a really happy gal that is apx 6 -7 years old and 10.5- 11 pounds. She is tall and slender. Piper is great with cats, dogs and well mannered older children. She is a doll baby. Piper was rescued from our local shelter. She is good on leash once she gets to know you but is a tad skittish with new people and places, but this does not last long, she will be following you around like a shadow in no time. She appears somewhat potty trained. Piper is a gentle older gal but still has her playful moments and spurts of silliness. She hopes to have her forever home soon. Approved adopters please send your hold requests to the email you were given. To get approved please visit our website www.texaschihuahuarescuecanada.org to fill in an application to adopt
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Twiggy

Chihuahua

Female, 5 yrs 1 mo
Hamilton, ON
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Twiggy is currently being fostered in TEXAS. Twiggy is the best girl. Rescued from the streets, she is a little gem and you will adore her. Twiggy is apx 5-6 years old and apx 8 pounds tall and slender. She is a ball of love. Twiggy is very social and is an equal opportunity attention seeker. She loves all people, kids, cats, dogs, other animals, and will abandon you for the first person that will pet her or pick her up. She is an expert at being under foot and your little shadow, this includes sneaking right under your feet out of door and gates, so you do need to be cautious of that but no worries she is not running away. She is just trying to be as close to you as possible. Twiggy would love a place to call home. She appears to have good potty manners and walks very well on leash and harness. I am sure Twiggy was very loved by somebody at some point and must have had a home. Unfortunately, she was picked up by animal control and no one ever claimed her so she came to us. She is truly a ray of sunshine! Twiggy has a mild heart arrhythmia, which maybe just nervous from going to the vet. Approved adopters please send your hold requests to the email you were given. To get approved please visit our website www.texaschihuahuarescuecanada.org to fill in an application to adopt.
We'll also keep you updated on Cazz's adoption status with email updates.
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Cazz

Chihuahua

Male, 7 yrs 2 mos
Hamilton, ON
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Cazz is currently being fostered in TEXAS. Cazz, what a love, a very special human will be lucky enough to have this much gentle sweetness in their life. Cazz is apx 7.5 years old and 8 pounds. He has put on a little weight but he is quite dainty. He had a dental and 12 teeth removed. Cazz was rescued from a shelter here in Atascosa county. He was terrified, just shaking, eyes wide, watery, skinny, dirty and just spiritually broken. He came to the ranch and healed his heart a little. We took care of his medical needs and he started to learn to trust and love. Cazz would come to me, but he would not go to anyone else, he would run from them. He would never try to bite, but you had to go very slow picking him up usually with a blanket until he got used to you. He now is in an amazing foster home and he is learning to be a dog, he is 110% lap baby. Cazz does well with other animals, but he would prefer other low-key animals much like himself. He is doing great with his potty manners. He is still a little scared of the leash and harness, but we're working on it. He is very quiet, gentle and loving. Once he gets to know you, he just wants to be held and baby talked and coddled. Cazz is a quiet soul with a big heart. He is a little gem and we all love him and can’t wait for him to find his own personal lap and a family, a family for Cazz, something he probably has never had. Cazz would do fine with older well mannered children but no toddlers or young children please. Approved adopters please send your hold requests to the email you were given. To get approved please visit our website www.texaschihuahuarescuecanada.org to fill in an application to adopt.
We'll also keep you updated on Toast's adoption status with email updates.
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Toast

Chihuahua Mixed Breed (Small)

Male, 1 yr 1 mo
Hamilton, ON
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Toast is currently being fostered in TEXAS. Toast is apx 1.5 years old and 14 pounds. He is a big dog in a little dog body. Toast LOVES people and is very social. He is good with kids but is a jumping bean and needs to work on not jumping on people, so at this time, babies and toddlers may not be suitable. Toast has good potty and leash manners. He is not overly barky. He is a loving soul with a good amount of energy but also loves to cuddle. He is a very excitable dog and he does have a big dog play style. He would most likely not be suitable for small frail dog friends. Toast is a little picky with his friend groups. He prefers female dogs and he is a bit of a bully with big dogs or dominant male dogs. He does much better in a smaller pack. Toast is not necessarily dog aggressive, he would never just attack a dog and he does not go after dogs. He would be fine on walks but would not be the biggest fan of a dog park. His best placement would be with either no other dogs, or a very playful young female dog. He does well when introduced slowly to dogs. He plays well with the female dogs his size and energy level here at the ranch. Toast just needs some training and someone willing to devote some time to him. He has probably just been a stray his entire life and needs a little structure. He is over all a good boy and he loves his humans and is eager to learn. Approved adopters please send your hold requests to the email you were given. To get approved please visit our website www.texaschihuahuarescuecanada.org to fill in an application to adopt.

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