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A partner for adventure?

Look no further and meet Fawn!

Fawn is an approximately 1 year old Chihuahua cross with a gorgeous short tan coat and beautiful brown eyes. She weighs about 8lbs and is packed full of joy and love. Her coloring, her soft ears and her long legs and neck made naming her a no brainer – she is a fawn.

Fawn was picked up as a stray in Northern Ontario. We can only imagine the fear and struggle she had to endure in that environment as a small, young dog. She came into rescue with the sweetest disposition, a healthy dose of insecurity and evidence that she had likely already had a litter of puppies in her first tumultuous year. As a result of this tough beginning Fawn was initially reactive to any person or animal she met – not in an aggressive way but out of fear, in an effort to keep herself safe. She has made so much progress in the month that she has been with me and she will need to keep working on this through formal training and with a family who understands this behavior. Fawn has shown herself to be very intelligent and motivated and I believe she will excel at more than just basic obedience class. She still gets scared and unsure which can sometimes lead to a little bit of submissive peeing but this will continue to improve.

Fawn would do well in any home type. She is crate trained and goes in happily with a treat and a cozy bed. She may whine a bit at first but settles pretty quickly and the noise is never over the top. She will bark if someone comes to the door but it is never excessive. She is a young, curious puppy who thinks everything is edible so she needs to continue to be kept in a crate when she cannot be supervised. Out of the crate she is very receptive to correction and wants so badly to make her person happy. Fawn is agile and athletic and full of energy so she needs a family who can provide her with the mental and physical exercise that she needs (although she’s ok to lighten up the outdoor walks when the weather is really bad or cold). Fawn gets 2-3 good walks a day (weather permitting) and she would also be an excellent hiking partner – she has lots of energy and will accompany her person whenever she can. Inside the house she loves to play with her toys and drag them from room. She will chase after and ball and mostly bring it back! She loves her comfy beds and the couch and has adapted to life as a house dog surprisingly fast. Fawn is just such a joyful little dog, she is easy to have around and I’ve loved every minute with her.

It’s hard to narrow down my favorite things about Fawn because I really did fall immediately in love with her (and you will, too) but one of her cutest qualities is how cat-like she can be! She is always rubbing herself up against the furniture, a wall, your legs – winding herself around you in an effort to bring herself some comfort and to make the most body contact possible. She also makes an adorable show of throwing herself into the blankets and pillows on the couch over and over, getting everything just right. Fawn is a lover, through and through. We continue to work on her ability to settle as she can be very excited but once she’s settles she is happy to be pressed up against you on the couch, in your lap or on your shoulder. Wherever she can make the most contact! She is also the first dog I’ve had in my care who walked their little poop circle backwards. You know, the little circle a dog walks before they poop – Fawn goes butt first. It’s quite a sight! She is very cooperative for anything you need her to do. Bathing her was relatively stress free, putting on and taking off coats or collars is easy, wiping her snowy feet at the door – she is ready to do whatever you ask of her. House training has gone pretty well but she has no issue making a mess in her crate if your timing is not right for her bathroom schedule so it will be very important to find and stick to a schedule as she adapts to her forever home. It’s the first time in her life that she has had to control her body in this way and she is still learning. Fawn has had a few car rides and although they make her a bit nervous she is still a cooperative passenger and she eventually settles with some reassuring words. She is fine to be handled on any body part and does not mind being picked up.

It is in Fawn’s best interest at this point that she is the only dog in the house. She has made a lot of progress accepting other dogs in her space but she has been very picky about who and when so for her comfort and safety being the only dog will be a requirement of her forever home. She has never been exposed to cats and I fully expect that she would chase them. If you have dog-savvy cats and space where they can safely be unbothered by her then I see that she could co-exist. Fawn has a very strong prey drive out on our walks so I would not recommend she resides with small animals. As I stated previously she is very receptive to correction but it only takes a split second of inattention for an accident to happen. Fawn has met a few children and overall found the experience to be kind of overwhelming. I feel older children (teens) who could be trusted to approach and handle her appropriately could be acceptable. It’s just very important to remember that Fawn is still learning how to be a house dog, a pet, so attention should always be paid to giving her time and space to accept new people and things. And she is still a very puppy-like dog with sharp little teeth who is doing a great job at learning bite restraint but can get very excited.

So far Fawn has learned to sit, she has learned to wait to come out of her crate until invited, she gets off the couch on request and also goes into her crate. And that all happened very quickly – there is no limit to what she could learn so I stress again that she needs a family who will stretch that little brain of hers! She is very smart and also very food motivated!

Since being rescued Fawn has had her checkup at the vet where she was spayed without incident and also had her anal glands expressed – she was very relieved! She had a bout of diarrhea that was cleared up with an antibiotic and a round of probiotics and everything is fine again. She is a young, healthy pup with fantastic teeth and athletic stamina!

Fawn has only been with me for a month and still has work to do to find her confidence but she is ready to take on that task with her forever family. It will be a bit of work but in return for helping her through this transition she offers endless licks, warm couch cuddles and goofy puppy playtime. Fawn is going to be a loyal, devoted, loving little girl who will bring joy and fun! Now she’s just waiting for her family to find her…