Age: 5 years old approx
Breed: Yorkshire Terrier x Chihuahua
Can I live with Children: Probably not
Can I live with cats: Yes
Can I live with other dogs: Yes
Fostered In: South Wales
Pepsi is around 5 years old and is a Yorkshire Terrier cross Chihuahua girl who is being fostered in South Wales. Although she is a cross she is typical Chi behaviour wise. She takes a little while to trust people but once she does just loves being close to her favourite people, she can be a little snappy if she doesn’t want to be touched.
People – She is comfortable with both men and women but it will take a while for her to get used to you. She certainly likes to be close to you even is she’s not touching you. She hasn’t had much experience of children and due to her being a little unpredictable we think that a home without children would be more sensible.
Dogs – She is fostered as an only dog but is indifferent to other dogs. She said hello wagged her tail but generally ignored them and wanted no interaction. She is fine with other dogs on walks, but we believe that she would thrive in a multi chi house
Cats – She is being fostered with four cats. They tolerate each other and give a wide berth when necessary. She is however friends with the Siamese, and they go nose to nose with each other
In the home – She has bonded well with her foster Mum and she will happily be picked up onto the sofa to sit on their laps. She won’t necessarily stay there and cuddle all night as she likes to have a bit of her own space too as long as she’s close to you. She has been left for about 2 hours without issue. When she was first fostered she slept in a crate but now prefers to sleep on a cushion under the radiator. She still has the crate as a sanctuary from the cats but she doesn’t really use it. She has shown no signs whatsoever of destructive behaviour since being in foster. She is so tiny she wouldn’t be able to jump a fence but she might be able to get underneath a fence or gate however she shows no inclination to escape anywhere
Out and about – She walks well on a lead for short periods, but has obviously been carried a lot as she will stop when she has had enough. She has been good at the vets but did snap when he was trying to touch her tummy. She travels in a small soft crate and is calm and relaxed.
Type of home – Although she’s not on your lap all the time she does like her humans to be close to her so someone who is home at least the majority of the day. She is an extremely fussy eater and come in with a skin irritation that has got better on a wheat free diet, although she would prefer a little chicken. We have tried her on a raw diet, but she is fussy and will eat it one day and not the other .She is sweet delicate little soul and should be treated as such a home with Chi experience or in a multi Chi home would ideal. She will make a lovely companion for someone who is not looking for a dog to take on long walks. She really is darling who has already captured the heart of her foster mum.
Pepsi is chipped and up to date with her flea and worming treatment. She is neutered and fully vaccinated. Potential adopters will be expected to travel to meet her in her foster home in South Wales.