Chihuahua Mix|female|11 years old|8 lbs|Adoption Fee $200

Izzy's Halloween costume was a burrito.


Updates from  Foster Home: 

Pupdate 4: Izzy moved fosters after 6 months of recovery from double knee surgery and dental surgery to remove all her rotten teeth. You can tell she was very loved and she's fitting in well here too!

Izzy basically ignores our 8-year-old resident small dog, which our pup is very happy about. They both go about their business without really bugging the other, and both sleep on the bed with me and my husband at night. Izzy can get overwhelmed by higher-energy, more intense dogs but I think she'd be great with other low-key pups and cats, or even by herself, as long as she got plenty of snuggles :) She loves to lay next to you on the couch buried in blankets and is happy with just a few jaunts around the yard for exercise. She is definitely not a bolter and just wants to stick by your side. We are still figuring out Izzy's potty schedule so she stays in our spare bedroom with potty pads and her comfy bed while we're at work. I'm actually super impressed that Izzy goes outside in this chilly weather and can get her business done out there before getting super cold. She is a trooper with wearing sweaters and coats and I think she secretly likes them!

If you're looking for a loving, cuddly, adorably grizzled Chihuahua to keep you company, look no further than Izzy!
 

Pupdate 3: Izzy had luxating patellas (floating kneecaps) for which she had surgery on in mid-June. We were told that recovery would be 10 weeks or so. She was confined to a small area for that time, and it paid off: she is doing excellent. She is 11 years old, so she is not a high energy dog, but you can tell she is feeling great. She'll get bursts of energy outside and she likes to bark at the other dogs like she's the boss. She puts up with a lot of other animals (even kittens) rubbing on her face. Once in a while, she might try to snip at them, but she doesn't have any teeth so the kittens don't even move. She also puts up with my eight year old daughter who thinks she's a baby. Her temperament is awesome. She is definitely a lap sitter. She's not big on taking walks but will go potty when you take her outside. She has been pee pad trained and will use them if need be. We call her "Grandma". She doesn't act elderly but she has a little white face that looks aged. She would love to find a forever home with a loving family!

Pupdate 2: Izzy is doing great! You wouldn't know that she is 11 years old. She had knee surgery recently but her recovery has been going well. She has done swimming as rehab and has been released to be a normal dog. Her activity level is low anyway, but she definitely shows sign of her knees feeling better. 

Pupdate 1: She is doing great after her surgery 4 weeks ago. I can tell she feels great because I have to keep her from running around and getting excited. Hopefully it will be a quick recovery she will start swim lessons on Monday to rehabilitate her back end and goes to the doctor in 2 weeks for x-rays.