Long-haired Chihuahua|male|8 years old|7 lbs|Adoption Fee $200
Updates from Foster Home:
Pupdate 1: Meet Mr. Cool, short for Cool Whip! True to his name, he is one cool dude. Mr. Cool is an 8-year-old long-haired Chihuahua who weighs in at 7.5 pounds of fluff. He will go into his crate on command and hang out there while we're at work, knows how to sit, and knows come (most of the time!). He's housetrained, walks great on a leash, is good on car rides, and shares attention, food, and water nicely with other dogs. He loves meeting other pups and is pretty savvy about their cues; he knows his foster sister doesn't really want to interact with him so he doesn't push it, but he is happy when he sees other dogs on walks. Mr. Cool hasn't met any cats while living with us but I suspect he would be very, well, cool with them.
Mr. Cool, like many other Chihuahuas, seems to choose a favorite person and we've noticed he is more comfortable with women than men. He does fine with my husband, although he can get a little possessive of me when we're all sitting together so we keep an eye on him and correct any brattiness as it comes up. When new people come into the house, Mr. Cool will bark a few times and then want to sniff them, but doesn't like when people he doesn't know reach out to him or get in his space. He'll jump at them to chase them away, so for that reason we think a home without young children (under 12) and without a lot of people coming or going would be best.
Mr. Cool only has one tooth left but the good news is it's in great shape! He eats hard food mixed with a little soft food and does just fine. He does have a grade 3-4 heart murmur, but his x-rays showed that his heart is not enlarged and he doesn't have any symptoms of heart trouble. He will just need to be monitored for any issues in the future, as with any dog you adopt!
For the most loyal, adorable pint-sized buddy, look no further than Mr. Cool!