Minnie came to CCRT from a shelter. This healthy little girl is still growing and our guess is that she should tip the scales at 5 lbs once full grown. Her foster care givers say Minnie is the most loving Chihuahua they have yet to encounter. She is great with their three year old daughter – always cuddling up with her on the couch.
If you like to indulge in shopping for dog toys, Minnie is the girl for you. She is so playful – she requires lots of them! She is great on a leash, however is not quite sure how to act when she’s outside.
It seems likely that in her past home, she was not taken outside often. As a result, she does not know what to do. She does not sniff around, mark her territory nor is she housebroken. Her foster family is working how to train her. It is still early days but she has used the pee pad a few times. She will need extra attention with house training.
This little girl is a healthy eater (she will eat and eat and eat). She needs to be socialized with other dogs Her foster home has two other dogs and there was an adjustment period for Minnie to feel comfortable. It took about 2 solid days of commitment to make them all get along. Progress has been exponential every day.
She has not had much exposure to the outside world–she has lots to learn. Think of the great adventures ahead!
Important Health Note: Minnie had an allergic reaction to either the rabies vaccine or the anaesthetic when she was spayed by the shelter. They *think* it was to the rabies vaccine. She will need a shot of medication at the time of being vaccinated to avoid any further reactions.
Minnie does not like being left alone. She needs a lot of assurance that she’s loved with lots cuddling. If someone is on at the couch, Minnie will be in their lap. She is happy to curl up with her people under the covers at night.
Minnie has a real aversion to being in a crate. She does not do well being locked up. This may have developed at the shelter. She has some marks on her face from desperately rubbing against the bars.
As puppies can be handfuls, Minnie would do best in a house hold that can give her a lot of time and love. She needs a family who is committed to establishing a life with her. In return she will give her new parents the gift of unconditional love, companionship and laughter.
If you would like to adopt Minnie, please fill out an adoption application. You can also purchase a sweater and/or blanket for her, or any of our other fosters dogs, please consider becoming a CCRT Sponsorship Angel for any of our fosters, by making a cash donation towards their care.
Minnie’s Vital Stats
Age: 8 months
Weight: 4lb; up to 5 lb eventually
Adoption Donation: $700