(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Good with kids,
Good with dogs,
Spayed or Neutered,
Hey everyone, my name is Chiquita, like the fruit company but not. My name means "little gift" in Spanish, and at 9 years old, and just 9 pounds, a little gift is what you will get with me! One of my favorite things is following my people around, always wanting to be near them. I was rescued from a hoarding situation, so one would typically think that I might be a bit shy or scared, but I'm really not. I love all humans, even the little one in my foster home, and though I'm fine with other dogs, I likely won't engage in play with them. I'm pretty solid on my potty training, and I walk well on a leash, so there's no need to have a fenced-in yard. I sleep in my crate at night here, which I really don't mind as I think my crate is a fine place to relax!
Now that I'm a lady of a certain age, my body is showing that I'm getting older. My teeth are just a little crummy, which happens with small dogs like me at my age, so I'm having my teeth cleaned soon, and my heart has a little murmur that shouldn't cause any concern per the vet. And then there's my floating knees, which is actually pretty normal for my breed and age, but I get around just fine! So, really, no real major concerns!
Foster mom says I'm quiet as a mouse and never make a peep, enjoy sniffing in the yard, and sleeping in soft, cushy dog beds! I'm a sweet little love bug just looking for my forever home where someone needs just a "little gift" in their life! I hope to find that home soon.
Albert's Dog Lounge is a specialty rescue focusing primarily on senior and special needs dogs.
Our process includes an approved application, reference checks, a homevisit, and then a meet and greet with the dog. Adoption fee is $300, ($550 for a pair). Learn more about Albert's Dog Lounge, our mission, and adoption policies by visiting Albertsdoglounge.org.
Begin your application process by copying this link into your web browser: https://www.albertsdoglounge.org/apply
WI Dept. Of Agriculture License Number: 474085-DS
Disclaimer: It is VERY difficult even for a veterinarian to tell the exact age of a dog over two years old. From one vet to another, we can get different age estimates on the same dog and they can vary by several years. We are only making an educated guess based on a few factors like teeth, fur color, and overall body condition, but for dogs who have not been given adequate vet care and food, it can be even more difficult. Every dog is an individual, and we do our very best to age appropriately but make no guarantees as to the age of any dog in our program.