Meet Our Adoptable Dogs
Available for Adoption
Breed: Chihuahua (long haired)
Age: 12-15 (we really aren't sure but he's an older guy)
Cats: He's ok with cats, if you have cats let's chat
Dogs: Paco would prefer to live with dogs his own size but he can be around dogs of any size.
Kids: He's been great with the small humans he's met, given his tiny size if you're a family with small children we would ask that you have previous experience having a dog in your home with your children.
About Me: Paco is 99% adorable, lovable, attached-at-your-hip puppy dog, and 1% grumpy old man.
Paco is enthusiastic about exploring the world and has the best little smile. The we pulled him from shelter originally said he was 17, but our vet said he thinks he is closer to 12-15, and he definitely does not act like a 17 year old dog! He can lay around the house and sleep a lot with his foster siblings, but he has a lot of spunk left in him. Paco adores his foster dad and follows him around everywhere he goes.
Paco loves attention, and would be the happiest dog ever to sit by your side all day. The grumpy old man part comes out if for example you try to corral him with your foot (like if you are trying to direct him out of a room), he will sometimes "attack" your foot with his toothless mouth. But then 10 seconds later, he reverts back to the sweet little guy he is. It is hard not to laugh at him when he gets in these moods, because he is so tiny and toothless, and it is so different from his normal personality.
Oh yea and by the way, Paco doesn't have any teeth. He still does great eating hard food (when mixed with some warm water). He has arthritis, a heart murmur, and possibly some nerve damage in his back legs. He takes pills twice a day (for his heart and arthritis). He does ok taking his pills if you put them in a little bit of wet dog food.
Despite his arthritis and possible nerve damage, he gets around very well. His foster parents carry him up/down steps, and on/off furniture, but they also have a very steep hill in our backyard that he walks up and down with only minimal difficulty. He even has gone down the steps in the backyard.
He is definitely house-trained, especially since being neutered. He wears a belly band if he's going to be left home alone, or if he's visiting a new place (he's was only recently neutered), but otherwise, he doesn't need it.
Does Paco sound like the dog for you? Apply to adopt him today!
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