We are overjoyed to announce that Neo has been adopted, along with Sydney whom he met in his foster home!
Be sure to visit Neo’s Facebook page for updates on his antics!
PROFILE UPDATED AUGUST 17, 2017
Neo has recently come into rescue after being bounced between several homes in his short 7 months of life. Despite this, he is a happy-go-lucky pup looking for love. As Neo is a puppy, he has a high level of energy, but is more than happy to snuggle when he is tired of playing. He loves going for walks, roller blading, going to the dog park, and playing fetch with toys. Neo will require extensive play time, exercise, and ongoing training as he is still a young pup who is full of puppy energy, puppy love, curiosity, and he is now at the perfect age to train him to be a polite, happy, well-behaved dog.
He has significant bilateral luxating patellas (gr. III-IV) which makes his gait is a little wonky but does not cause him any pain nor slow him down. No treatment is required.
He appears very well balanced behaviourally. Neo is very interested in meeting everyone he crosses paths with. In addition, he seems good with dogs of all sizes. When Neo feels overwhelmed by a larger dog trying to engage him, he will simply remove himself from the situation. His foster Mom feels that his personality will be a little more on the dominant side. He gets along well with the other small resident dogs in the foster home. When his puppy energy overwhelms either resident dog, they growl at him. He listens and responds well to their warning and will back off.
Neo has exhibited some mild issues regarding food around other dogs. He attempts to to boss them around so attention needs to be paid during feeding or treat time.
He is a little love bug, and likes to be by his foster mom when resting. He prefers being by her side rather than on her. He will also follow her everywhere she goes. Neo enjoys getting snuggles, sleeping close, and touching his human whenever he is chilling. This however is not a two way street. Many times when he is snuggled up he does not want to be pet and will let you know by biting. For this reason, Neo will only be adopted out to a new home where there are no children (18+ only).
Neo has fairly significant separation anxiety, which is an understandable reaction to being bounced from home to home to home. He has improved during his short time in foster care and is learning that his foster mom will always return home. The two resident dogs seem to provide him some comfort when being left alone in the home. He does not do well being isolated from his human or other dogs and will become quite vocal. Due to his separation anxiety, he would be best suited to a family where he is not left at home alone for long periods of time (eg. family being out of the house for a typical 8 hour workday plus travel time). If he were the only dog in the household, he should not be left alone in the home for more than 3 hours. If he has a companion in the household, this could be extended to 5-6 hours. Due to his separation anxiety and the noise this causes (loud barking and crying for extended periods) Neo is NOT suitable for apartment living. He has shown improvement in this area, and will continue to improve with time but at this moment, he should not live in an apartment/condo.
His housebreaking is a work in progress and he is a marker. Hopefully this will improve as he has just been neutered. He marks less than when he first arrived and was marking everywhere. Neo’s current housetraining regimen includes positive reinforcement when he goes outside. His favourite place to mark indoors is a chair, which is now protected by pee pads which results in marking the pee pads. Neo’s new family requires patience and understanding and must commit to continuing his housetraining to see him through to success. Patience, positive reinforcement, regular bathroom outings and routine will ensure Neo’s success.
Neo has his very own Facebook page where you can watch his adorable antics – https://www.facebook.com/FindingNeoCCRT/
If you are interested in adopting Neo, please fill out an adoption application. You can also purchase a sweater and/or blanket for her or any of our foster dogs. Please consider becoming a CCRT Sponsorship Angel for any of our foster dogs by making a cash donation towards their care.
Chihuahua mix (apparently with rat terrier), > 7 months old (DOB Dec. 9, 2016)
Weight: 4.7 lbs
Adoption donation/fee: $700
I lost my beloved Chi, Scooter, last New Year’s eve to an incurable immune disease, and I have since been looking for another of these amazing dogs.
I share my life with a 15-year old Mini Pin and a 9-month old mixed breed puppy. I think both Neo and my puppy would benefit from having a play pal of similar age and energy level. When you are ready, I would love to hear more about Neo, his character and temperament etc.
We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Scooter, it’s never easy to lose our furry friend. We’re certain your other pets are keeping you smiling! As Neo’s profile states, he’s just come into foster care and we are getting to know him ourselves. Once we learn more, we’ll update his profile so stay tuned!
Why so much money to adopt? People tend to go to breeders because it’s cheaper. Is there no where to go to Dopt a puppy for free?
The adoption fees charged by the CCRT go towards the daily and veterinary care required for all of our dogs. All CCRT rescues are spayed/neutered, brought up to date on shots, put on heartworm medication (where necessary), microchipped and have all medical needs taken care of before they are adopted out. These medical needs may include very costly surgeries, dental work and long term illness care. in our experience, a truly reputable breeder will charge alot more for one of their dogs, however, not so reputable breeders won’t. This is because they have usually spent little to no money on the dog and are simply breeding for profit. CCRT encourages the adopt don’t shop motto as there are thousands upon thousands of unwanted dogs in Canada and CCRT, along with other rescue groups, are doing their very best to handle the constant influx of dogs that originally came from irreputable breeders and end up in our care. Rescue groups are often overwhelmed with the number of dogs in their care and struggle to make ends meet, hence the need for additional fundraising on top of the adoption fees. Our adoption fees are in line with rescue groups across the country and in most cases, don’t even cover the total costs and expenses incurred by CCRT. It’s also very important to remember that the adoption fee is just the first of many times an adopter will need to spend money on their new furry family member. Food, treats, toys, beds, leashes, harnesses, annual check ups, routine care, emergency vet visits and bills, etc all need to be factored into the decision to adopt a dog.
Hello there I’m currently looking for a friend for my baby lincoln who as well is a 3yr old Chi 🙂 o happened to come across neo and I’d like to know where abouts for adoption 🙂 please email me 🙂
Our apologies for the delayed reply to your messages; it would appear all website posts are going to our ‘spam’ folder. We are working to resolve this issue. As his profile states, if you’re interested in adopting him, please complete an online adoption application. Thanks!