Pinscher, Miniature
6 lbs (toy)
Status: Adopted for hospice care

Chestnut is one of the sweetest little nuggets in the whole wide world! He is tiny like a chestnut, he his tiny little eyes and giant ears and simply as cute as a button. He is such a brave little guy, and his favorite thing to do is snuggle in your arms. He would happily be carried around forever, but also likes to tot around and explore. Chestnut is looking for a loving him to call his very own.

Here’s a note from his foster:

This precious tiny guy may be blind, hard of hearing, and 14, but he is a mighty little explorer that doesn’t let some minor physical barriers stop him from learning his way around the apartment and letting you know he’s there. He meticulously explored every inch of our apartment when we brought him home and learned to navigate his way around; but he does get disoriented and if he feels lost, he will call out for you with the sweetest little howl.

He is quite active and enjoys being outside to do his business; however, he does not seem to know how to walk on a leash. When he’s not exploring, he enjoys cuddling with his human. He will gladly only sleep in my arms, but settles in beautifully next to me while I work or relax watching tv. He does well taking his meds with a little bit of cream cheese and, although he likes to eat when he’s ready, he does have a healthy appetite. He was probably given human food because anytime we cook he perks up and his little nose goes up in the air to take in the smells.

Chestnut would also love to sleep in bed with us, but we’ve been keeping him in a pen at night for his own safety. He doesn’t like it, but eventually settles in and goes to sleep. He wakes up to pee and drink water 2-3 times a night and then goes right back to sleep. We know this because of the pee pads in the pen, not because he wakes us up.

We have not heard him bark at all; he’s very quiet unless he gets disoriented and lost or when he doesn’t want to stay in his pen – then he makes that sweet squeaky howl that will melt your heart. In the time we have spent with him, Chestnut made us fall in love with him and we are sure the right person/family will adore him and give his the time and attention that he deserves.

After being diagnosed with a terminal illness, Chestnut is living life to the fullest in our Hospice Program, under which one of our special hospice families has provided him with a loving home and the very best possible end-of-life care. Please wish Chestnut well!

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