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. He has been neutered, had a dental cleaning, brought up-to-date with his vaccinations and microchipped since coming under our care.
Pooch is housetrained and does his business exclusively outside. Upon arrival in his foster home, he marked in the home on several occasions, which is understandable behaviour, but this completely ceased after a couple of days and there have been no accidents whatsoever. Pooch shares his foster home with two resident dogs, one of which he has become fast 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 if this will improve. When he is walking alone, he is less reactive, but will still meet new people and dogs with barking and tugging. Sometimes he settles easily. Sometimes he doesn’t.
Pooch LOVES his food. 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 really enjoys alerting everyone in the house that humans or dogs are walking by. He equally enjoys alerting passers-by that there is a small, loveable dog protecting the premises. For this reason, Pooch is not well suited to apartment/condo living.
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.
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: 7 yo (dob 1 Jan 2011)
Weight: 19 lb
Location: Vaughn Ontario
Adoption donation: $350