About Me

Name: Tiana - In foster in Raleigh
Sex: Female
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Chihuahua (short coat)
Weight: 6.2 lbs
Height: 8 in
Estimated Birthdate: 4/11/2016
Fence Needed: Absolutely - she needs the security of a fenced in area.  You can not trust her at all at first and she does not know how to walk on a leash.  It does not have to be a large area, a securely fenced patio or deck for potty business would be fine. 
Location: Foster Home in Raleigh, NC
Adoption Fee:$200

My Story

Date into Rescue: 3/11/2018

Reason for being in rescue: Tiana came to Carolina Poodle Rescue as a transfer from a fellow rescue. She was part of a large puppy mill.

Special Needs: Tiana is a puppy mill survivor. She does NOT know how to be a pet.  She needs someone to teach her

What kind of home would be best for me? We are seeking a quiet, patient home with an experienced dog owner and someone who is home more than they're away. Tiana must have a confident companion dog in her home to show her what a true pet acts like.  Absolutely no children under 18 years of age. Please read this if you are considering Tiana.

What is my personality like: This tiny, green-eyed chihuahua has been through so much her short life, but with love and understanding she is recovering quickly. She was originally from a puppy mill, which explains her timidity. Every day she makes great strides towards confidence and happiness.

Tiana has learned to play with toys, play with her tiny foster brother, and snuggle tight with foster mama to sleep.

She has discovered toys and particularly loves Nylabones & hard plastic toys.  She also loves Greenies and C.E.T. chews.  She will run zoomies around the yard with a buddy and loves to sniff and explore outside.

She is a cuddle bug!

Tiana sits on the couch to keep you company and loves loves loves belly rubs. She has also been known to be a fear bitter.. but only because she is afraid when you go to pick her up. Tiana came to us with a lot of trust issues but with the right people she has the potential to flourish. She will make a perfect addition to the family that will give her time to adjust to them.

Because of her start in life she needs a quiet home and a family to love, socialize, and understand her.  She also needs with another dog to play with and help her continue learning to trust the world.  She is still timid but is making regular progress in her foster home to come get the snuggles she wants so badly. 

Tiana still doesn’t trust hands, even from people she loves.  She wants picked up on her own terms-she runs to the couch for you to get her.  This is not a problem taking her outside.  She’ll follow you out and back in.  When you are sitting or lying down, she will come to you for snuggles and belly rubs.   She loves to sleep with her foster parents and cuddle close.

Tiana needs to bloom at her own pace, has made terrific progress toward enjoying her life and has so much love to share.  

How do I act when I first meet new people: Timid

Tips and Tidbits: None

House trained: Dogs can be house trained if they are in the right environment and are allowed to follow a schedule as long as a physical reason doesn't keep them from being trained.  A dog house trained in my home may not be in yours. We will help you teach your new dog this necessary skill and based on your schedule.

Potential Adopters

Please note - we do not ship or transport our dogs. If you are interested in adopting a dog, take a look at the distance between the dog's location and your location and make sure you are able to make the trip.

Thank you for your interest in a dog who needs a new home. This description contains all that we currently know about this dog. We have no perfect dogs - but many of our dogs have proven to be perfect for a certain someone. We urge all of our potential adopters not to fall in love with a picture. When screening applications, we look at the entire home and then make suggestions based on what would be a good fit for your home. You are not being screened for a specific dog although we are looking to see what type of dog interests you - poodles or non poodles, age, temperament, personality, etc. Our goal is to match you with the best possible pet for you and your home. We want to create furever families.

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