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Let me introduce you to Snoopy. She is a very small Chihuahua who is approximately 11 years old and weighs about 3 pounds. She is black with a grey face and some grey down her back. She has big ears that stand up on the top of her head and big eyes that go along with her big heart. Her long tongue hangs out of her little mouth as she has few teeth left. She is a tiny and low maintenance senior lady who is an absolute sweetheart.
We do not have a ton of information on her previous life. Her owner had passed away and the family knew little about her past with him. We do know that she was loved but had been fed a very poor diet and because of this had very sparse fur, is very skinny and had terribly rotten teeth. We had a dentistry done for her and she had most of her teeth pulled. She now eats a balanced raw diet and does not eat treats or any chew toys. Her new family will need to keep her on this quality raw diet to ensure she stays healthy. She won’t eat a kibble diet. Her diet is not expensive though as she eats tiny amounts…she is only 3 lbs after all!!
This old gal does not really have a daily routine. She gets up whenever someone makes enough noise to wake her up, she is a great sleeper!!! We try to feed her around 2-3 times a day however, she is not a big eater and only eats when she gets hungry or when she is left in her pen when we leave. She was not trained to go to the bathroom outdoors in her prior home so she does use indoor pee pads. She has only had an accident a few times, when she first got here and if there is not a pee pad out. We are trying to get her more comfortable with going outside. We are also unsure if Snoopy had been taken outside for many walks in her prior home as this does not seem familiar to her. We have practiced going on a walk; she is unsure of the leash but enjoys being outside. With more practice I do believe she could come to love going out for walks. In the meantime, a home with a SECURELY fenced in yard would be nice for her as she does enjoy her outdoor time in nice weather.
Throughout the day she sits beside me and curls up with a blanket and goes to sleep. Snoopy sleeps most of the day and loves to put her face under the blanket so it is warm and dark. If we leave the house, we leave her in her pen that has her water, food, pee pad and her bed. She does not bark or growl, she is very quiet and enjoys being in there.
Snoopy is a very cuddly girl; she loves sleeping right beside you so one part of her is touching you. She will be an ideal dog for someone looking for a lap dog and constant companion. She is initially a bit timid but once she warms up, she is a happy sweetheart. She has this little thin tail and when she is happy and it is not tucked between her legs it wags around. Snoopy is very loyal and loves to be around people. She likes to be carried around and lays right on my chest…it is so easy to fall in love with her.
Snoopy has met other dogs and sometimes she has been relaxed and other times she has not been. It was the only time I heard her growl. Being such a tiny girl she can get intimated by dogs that are bigger than her. In her foster home, Snoopy has not been socialized with other dogs and due to her tiny size it may be best to just avoid them unless you are very sure the other dog is well socialized and very gentle. She’s also protective of her own home, and does not like sharing it with other animals, Snoopy would like to be the only dog in her home. She could share it with a cat only if the cat was very kind to her and let her be. Snoopy is a fragile little dog and could easily be injured by a cat. We would only consider a home for her with a senior cat who is very dog savvy and will pretty much ignore her.
With other people she is very shy when she first meets them. When she is shy, she tends to shake as Chihuahuas do but she does settle down and go to sleep. Snoopy is very gentle and does not have an aggressive bone in her body. She does not like too many people at once and it will overwhelm her, she prefers a quiet environment. Snoopy was used to living with an elderly man and really likes a quiet and peaceful home. She would like an adult only home without visiting young children. She would like a home where someone is home most of the time and would be an excellent dog for a retired person or couple who are just looking for a nice little companion.
It appears Snoopy may not have the best hearing, which given her age is not overly surprising. If you call her to you, she may not respond but she will follow you everywhere you go so she is never far away. You just need to watch where you step as she will always be at your feet and you won’t want to let her off leash in an unsecured area.
Snoopy is such a wonderful old gal who doesn’t ask for much and just wants all the love you can give. If you are looking for a little snuggle bug who is super easy to live with and offers a lot of devotion and affection, then Snoopy may be the dog for you! Please research the Chihuahua breed and ensure that this is the right breed for you and if so, we would love to hear from you!