Chihuahua/Terrier, Rat
11 lbs (small)
Est. age: 7 yrs
Status: Available

Chaps has the speckled uniform, pep and intelligence of a classic herder. He even rocks the black eye patch of a dashing Border Collie. Happily for those without sheep, he is a youthful chi who would be thrilled to trade kisses, loyalty and mental health services for a soft bed, the odd treat, and patches of dappled sunlight. No need for livestock, just walkies, scritches, and TLC. Such a cute bargain!

Here’s some notes from his foster:

Chaps is a sweet boy who is getting used to his new surroundings. He gets along well with other dogs – I have three other dogs here and I had no problems introducing Chaps to them, and they’ve all been living in harmony together. He is still getting used to us humans and can be a little nervous around us – it seems like he hasn’t had much human interaction in the past. He prefers a slow approach when being handled. When he gets nervous, he doesn’t bite or squirm and I think with a little time, he’ll get used to be handled.

He loves to eat! When I feed him, he runs right over and gobbles up his food. He’s fairly spry for a senior – he can do stairs with no problem and can jump up on the couch on his own. So far he has chosen to snooze in dog beds or up on the couch – he sleeps in a dog bed right next to our bed at night, and during the day he’ll take any bed that’s available. He’s starting to get curious about being up on our bed, but he’s finding it a little crowded with the three other dogs :) He hasn’t been brave enough yet to attempt to join us all up there, but he’s thinking about it.

All in all he has been pretty easy to have around. He’s sooooo sweet and cute – I look forward to seeing him get settled and his personality blossom.

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