Age: 5 years old approx
Breed: Yorkshire Terrier x Chihuahua
Can I live with Children: Teens only
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. She takes a little while to trust people but once she does just loves being close to her favourite people. Pepsi is about to start a raw diet to see if it improves her skin so if successful, this will need to be continued in her new home.
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 in her foster home but her foster mum says her 8 year old granddaughter has met Pepsi and she was fine letting her stroke her. She was however scared of the noise the baby was making. We recommend that she live in an adult-only home or with teenagers.
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.
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 her foster Mum’s son and she will happily jump 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. 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 – Pepsi would suit being a little Princess in her own castle…sorry Home…of her own. She would be happy to be an only dog with someone who would dote on her. She could live with a couple or single woman or man. She could live with another similar calm tolerant dog but would be better as an only. 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 sweet delicate little soul and should be treated as such. 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 yet to be spayed or vaccinated due to her skin condition but will be as soon as we see improvement in that. Potential adopters will be expected to travel to meet her in her foster home in South Wales.