Adoption Pending March 1, 2019
Pooch is a very sweet chihuahua mix who found his way to CCRT after being surrendered by his owner. It is unknown if Pooch had previous homes to the one that surrendered him. But this deserving boy has certainly found himself in the right place. His happily-ever-after begins here and now!
Pooch is house-trained and does his business exclusively outside.
Pooch shares his foster home with two resident dogs, one of which he has become best of friends with. Pooch is picky with his canine friends. He loves some dogs, and doesn’t care for others. He would likely do well with a small, mild-mannered canine companion. He would also do well as an only dog. He does not like cats.
Pooch LOVES his walks and walks well when walked alone. When walking with his new “pack”, he is reactive to other dogs and people. His foster home is working diligently to try to desensitize him to passers-by and dogs but it is still unknown to what extent this will improve. When he is walking alone, he is less reactive, but will still meet new people and dogs with barking and tugging. He settles quickly with people. He is working on his reactivity when encountering dogs outside but this is currently a work in progress. His furever family will need to continue to help Pooch with his reactivity to dogs while walking outside. Due to this, if his new family has children, they must be over the age of 16 and confident while walking Pooch so he remains calm when dogs approach outside.
Pooch is learning to remain calm when the doorbell rings and visitors enter the home. He warms up very quickly but care must be taken to ensure he is calm before opening the door and before visitors enter the home. He requires a moment to see who it is and settle. His furever family must ensure that visitors enter slowly and don’t frighten Pooch in his safe place.
With time and more exposure to everyday activities like going for walks in the neighbourhood, seeing people, seeing dogs, having visitors to the home, Pooch may become less sensitive to these things that he initially greets with fear. These basic activities appear to be very new to him. He is doing very well and is eager to please his human so thankfully, Pooch is a quick learner.
Pooch enjoys alerting his foster Mom and his canine buddies when someone is walking by the house. He equally enjoys alerting passers-by that a small, loveable cuddle-monster is protecting the premises. For this reason, Pooch is not well suited to apartment/condo living.
Pooch LOVES his food. LOVES! He sits politely for his treats and takes them very gently. Pooch also sits politely for his food bowl to go down. He is very smart and has learned quickly that every bowl is not for him. He has learned to wait his turn and excitedly dances his way over to his spot and sits beautifully for each meal. His foster Mom has not yet encountered a food that he does not like!
Pooch is a gigantic love-bug. As his past is largely a mystery, it’s so endearing to see such a capacity for love. He LOVES to cuddle and has just begun to bestow kisses. He rolls onto his back for belly rubs and loves to lean into you for some serious snuggling. He absolutely adores being with his human and if you forget to pet him for a moment, he will remind you by gently maneuvering his head so that it becomes positioned under your hand, or of course the old standby of nudging you with his nose. He is the most wonderfully loving and gentle companion.
Pooch is such a beautiful soul. He will be a wonderful addition to any family. If you are interested in making Pooch a permanent family member, please fill out an adoption application. You can purchase a sweater and/or blanket for him, 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.
Age: 8 yo (dob 20 February 2011)
Location: Vaughn Ontario
Adoption donation: $350