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CAN BE HOMED AS AN ONLY DOG OR LIVE WITH ANOTHER SMALL DOG WHO DOESN’T MIND SHARING THEIR HUMAN
SABRINA HAS HAD SURGERY TO CORRECT AN ISSUE WITH HER BACK LEG
CANNOT BE HOMED WITH YOUNG CHILDREN
COULD BE HOMED WITH A CAT AFTER GENTLE INTRODUCTIONS
ADORING PAWRENTS WHO WILL CHERISH HER AS A LITTLE DOG AND NOT A TOY.
Sabrina is a teeny tiny 4 year old Chihuahua weighing just over 2kg. Although she is small she be but mighty and she loves people and is a true lapdog wanting to be cuddled as much as possible. It helps to approach her carefully as she is so very tiny she can become nervous. However quite often if you wait, she will just run over and beg to be picked up and cuddled.
Medical history will be discussed with potential adopters
She is fine with kind gentle teenagers but is uncomfortable around small children. She will not be homed where there are small children or where they visit regularly. If there are only rare visits this could be managed.
She is intrigued by the rabbit in her foster home, probably because he’s the same size, but nothing concerning. My guess is she would be ok with a dog savvy cat with gentle introductions.
Sabrina is definitely not a morning person, apart from a quick visit outside around 8.30 for the toilet her royal highness doesn’t usually rise from her bed until about midday! She then gets fed around 12.30 (no point in giving her food in the morning as she won’t eat it until she has her full complement of beauty sleep!). She then gets fed again at around 6.30 in the evening. She has a very healthy appetite and also loves her treats but everything in moderation not to overfeed.
She is housetrained but doesn’t tend to ask to go so needs to be taken out regularly. She has access to and uses a puppy pad as typically of her breed she intensely dislikes cold and/or wet weather so she is more likely to use the pad then. She has never had an accident in the house.
She sleeps all night downstairs burrowed under her blankets in a large closed crate in the living room with the resident dog in the same room, there is a puppy pad in the crate next to her bed. It is very important she has a crate in her new home, especially at first, as this is her sanctuary and place of safety and she will quite often put herself to bed at night-time.
Although sleeping is her favourite hobby, she does enjoy a good chew and loves short play sessions with some toys and her human slaves. She can be left for short periods but if you snuck out while she was asleep in the morning and got back before she woke up it’s unlikely, she’d ever know you were gone! At other times of the day, she has been left for an hour or so in her crate with a chew or licki mat.
Sabrina likes short walks and has been fine on the lead. She does however go out with her foster sister and gets carried in a bag if it’s a long walk which she loves, she takes a lot of interest in her surroundings. She adores meeting kind and gentle people who approach her with care as she is so tiny she does attract attention. She also, not surprisingly, attracts a lot of attention from children and care must be taken that they don’t approach suddenly as she can be scared of them. She will bark at other dogs when first meeting them, this is obviously very chihuahua like behaviour and we are working on it but nearly all dogs are much bigger than her so there is some nervousness on her part.
Sabrina is looking for a home with loving gentle parents who will be cautious of her very tiny size but still treat her as a dog and not a baby or toy. People with experience of small dogs especially chihuahuas would be nice but not absolutely essential if they are willing to become knowledgeable about the breed. It is important that they are kind, gentle and around most of the day or happy to take her out with them. She can definitely be homed as an only dog as her family are the most important thing in her life and she loves nothing better than being curled up on your lap while you read or watch tv etc. She could be homed with another dog of similar size as long as that dog is laidback and doesn’t mind sharing human attention and toys because she will try and hog both. She doesn’t need a large garden or outdoor space. Can be homed with gentle teenagers but cannot be homed with small children or where small children visit regularly.
Vaccinated, microchipped and up to date flea and wormer
FOSTERED IN NEWPORT
COMES WITH 5 WEEKS FREE AGRIA PET INSURANCE