Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat) : : Female : : Senior : : Small
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Rosie is a 12 pound, 15 year old Chihuahua mix. Rosie is the definition of cute companion pup! Everyone who meets her loves her. She loves kids and being around groups of people, especially when everyone is petting her. She walks very well on the leash and will keep up during short walks. After walks she will usually want to eat a little food, drink some water, and take a nap. When she sleeps, she makes cute little snoring noises. Rosie has an ADORABLY CUTE, granny howl and will use it if she's lonely/looking for you. For the most part, she sleeps and keeps to herself. She will eat a breakfast AND dinner and has a healthy appetite, but she typically sleeps through breakfast. She may eat a bit too quickly, but a slow feed insert slows her down enough to enjoy her food. She prefers wet and dry food mixed together, and will refuse dry food by itself.
When it's warm outside, she prefers to be outdoors soaking up the sun. When it's colder, Rosie loves to lounge around indoors and when she does go outside she enjoys wearing a warm jacket. She is pee-pad trained, but because she cannot see well, it is important to keep things around her in as consistent a place as possible, otherwise she becomes a little confused. Rosie LOVES her bed. It is her safe place and her happy place. She will wander off of it a little bit and will say "hello" to you, then make her way back to her place. Rosie also LOVES blankets. One of her most endearing qualities is how she can get herself tucked in underneath a blanket. Every now and then, she will howl because her blanket needs resetting. If you put the blanket on top of her, she will spin around and lay back down. At night, keeping her contained with her pee pads ensures that she can do her business and stay safe.
Because she doesn't see well, new people can introduce themselves by allowing Rosie to sniff their hand before they pet her. She is also startled by fast moving shadows. Car rides can be challenging, so she does best if she is crated and covered when in the car.
Rosie requires little grooming and has learned to stay in the tub when she's getting bathed. She needs to be dried with a hairdryer and prefers low-heat settings. It's also important to clean all areas of her body to prevent skin infections.
Prior to adoption, all dogs are spayed/neutered, tested for heartworm, vaccinated (including rabies, if age appropriate) and microchipped.
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More about Rosie
Good with Dogs, Good with Older/Considerate Kids Only, Good with Adults, Good for Seniors/Elderly, Somewhat vocal, Does Good in the Car, Does not require a yard, Leashtrained, Cratetrained, Apartment OK, Needs special care, Affectionate, Intelligent, Even-tempered, Gentle
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