As she was found as a stray little is known about her history but we believe she is approx. 4-5 years old. She is a very petite 6lbs but has a larger than life personality.
Let us tell you about this BIG personality— Polly was quick to warm up to the girls in her foster home but put the boys to the test. They had to work harder to earn her trust. It took lots of barking and patience but they eventually won her over. And she still won’t let them wear baseball caps! As loud and bossy as she can be, she also shows signs of insecurity or submission towards us humans by showing her teeth in an awkward smile and rolling on her side to expose her belly. We are working hard on the positive reinforcement to teach her she is safe and wonderful just the way she is. She has never shown any signs of aggressive behavior, even when scared.
Polly loves to play referee. She gets along well with other dogs and cats, though doesn’t always take their cues when they are looking for a little more personal space. For that reason, as well as her tiny size, if there are other dogs in the home they should be extremely easy going OR on the smaller side. She prefers her foster home to remain calm. If the other dogs start rough-housing she immediately puts a stop to it, or tries to… No nonsense on her watch.
She walks great on a leash and loves to zoom around the backyard. She has great potty manners and will use a pee pad but is also happy to go outside, even in the cold.
She has just had her dental— she had many teeth extracted but has healed up perfectly and is back on kibble. Her adopter will need to keep an oral hygiene routine to keep her remaining chompers healthy. She is very cooperative when having her teeth brushed. She does have a luxating patella in her rear left leg but it doesn’t slow her down or cause any pain. She runs like crazy!
It goes without saying her ideal forever home is a home that is going to love and spoil this sweet girl like crazy but also one that meets the following criteria:
This girl is surprising loud for her tiny body. She is very vocal when she is excited or someone comes to the door. She is not suitable for an apartment or condo where noise. She’d really prefer a detached home where her barking won’t be an issue and, of course, a fully fenced yard for her to run, frolick and play safely.
Polly would do best in a calm, quiet home where people are home with her often (or have another dog she can hang with when she is alone). No children under 10 or large dogs due to her petite size.
And absolutely non-negotiable.. you must let this baby sleep in your bed with you!! She does not like to be in a crate. Her morning snuggles are worth any bit of hair she may leave behind, we promise!
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