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CHI EXPERIENCED HOME
SENSIBLE CHILDREN 10 AND OVER
CAN BE REHOMED AS AN ONLY DOG OR WITH A SENSIBLE DOG OF A SIMILAR SIZE
OWNER HOME MOST OF THE TIME
Billy is an 18 month old Chihuahua. He’s a beautiful and loving dog that loves snuggling up with his humans, but can be scared and bark at strangers until he feels comfortable. He has not had the normal socialisation of a home and other dogs and needs time to adjust to new surroundings and experiences. He will need an understanding home that will allow him to bond at his own pace
Billy adores humans but he has typical little dog syndrome and will growl when he feels threatened and scared. When he first meets a human he will bark, then run away if approached, once he’s gotten over his macho moment he loves nothing more than attention.
Billy has chosen to spend a lot of time with his foster mums 12 year old son, where he happily lays on the bed whilst little human plays on the Xbox. He gets excited when he sees his little human but it has taken time to build this bond.
Billy can be unsure of other dogs and will bark when he first meets them and has growled and snapped at some. He’s been fine with his foster brother and sister but took a while to get used to them. Introductions to other dogs need to be done under supervision and carefully.
Billy will chase and bark at cats, so we would not recommend homing him with any.
Billy is 100% housetrained, he had a few accidents when he first arrived in foster but this stopped quickly. He previously spent a lot of his time in a crate and used this as his safe place. So, when he first arrived in his foster home he had one available to him which he used for a few days whilst he found his paws. He still has access to his crate but prefers to lay on the settee with his humans and foster brother and sister or on the dog bed on the floor. Billy sleeps at the bottom of his foster mums’ bed and sleeps all night with no problems. He is not destructive but he does love playing with toys especially a ball. He is not a massive eater and only eats small portions of wet food mixed with dry biscuits twice a day. Billy doesn’t like to be left by his humans and will cry and bark but this does calm down after a bit and he will settle.
Billy walks really well on the lead and loves being outside. He will bark at passing people and dogs as he likes them to know how scary he is lol then he will run away once approached. Billy will worry whilst travelling in the car and will shake but this is being worked on.
Billy is a loving little man that adores humans and will follow you everywhere. He likes to let everyone know how big and strong he is and will bark at any noises in the garden or when he sees other humans or dogs in the home or on a walk. Billy could be rehomed with older children 10 years and up but it’s important that they understand, he is just a puppy still and when unsure or scared he will bark and run and sometimes growl. He needs to come around to you in his own time. Billy gets over excited when playing and this can be taken the wrong way in an inexperienced home and will need to be monitored if there are young children visiting as they wont understand his playfulness. Billy could be rehomed on his own with someone that’s home most of the day giving him lots of cuddles or be rehomed with another dog that will be able to put up with his dominance and sometimes snapping until he can get used to them and settle. A chi experienced household is a must to understand his big character in a little cuddly body.
Microchipped, vaccinated and up to date flea and wormer
Fostered in Newport, South Wales
Billy comes with 5 weeks free Agria pet insurance