|Location:||San Diego, CA|
Sweet and shy, but oh so loves snuggles on the sofa, our little Becky is an age-defying 10yo and 7lb spayed long-hair chihuahua with distinctive chocolate and cream markings. Be sure to have lots of warm small doggie beds around because her favorite hobby is to rearrange them all over the house.
Becky was terrified in the shelter, was traumatized by all the handling & leashes, and really needed out of there asap for dental and mental reasons. She has had her dental and lost all of her horrible teeth. Yup, no more teeth, no more dental misery, and no big dental bills for her future family. And now we find she is a flirty little suck-up for treats, attention and heart stealer, prances for her dinner and snuggles up on the sofa for all the warmth and petting she can grab. Becky travels well in a crate in the car, and might be okay traveling in a dog bed on someone's lap. She would ADORE bed privileges, but will sleep in a crate with a snuggle bed.
Becky is pee-pad trained, but also has good house manners when taken out on a regular schedule. She is very quiet and we suspect she was debarked but has found a way to give a soft throaty bark. Becky has luxating patella (slippery knee cap) on her back legs, so there is a skip in her walk now and then, so don't let her get overweight. She loves wet food, but small bites dry kibble moistened with water will also be fine once her gums heal up. She came in heavily matted and got a hack job of a haircut, but better diet will restore her fur and fluffy tail soon.
Becky is so small and shy with new situations/people, so we think she would be best with a family of one or two adults with predicable life-styles and who need a little suck-up elfin-sprite of a dog who is good with other little dogs and even a dog-tolerant cat. Chihuahuas can live up to 20 years, so we think this little girl will be stealing hearts for a long time.
Her adoption fee is $150.