Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Chihuahua (long coat)
Weight: 5.4 lbs
Estimated Birthdate: 1/15/2017
Fence Needed: No
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: puppy mill bust
Special Needs: This dog is lightly heartworm positive (HW+). He will be sent home with a year supply of heartworm medication. He is being treated with a method called the slow kill treatment. He takes a monthly Ivermectin based heartworm preventative and needs to be re-tested for heartworms every 6 months. Once he tests negative, then he can take any kind of heartworm preventative; he is not restricted to Ivermectin based only.
What kind of home would be best for me: Santiago is not a first time dog owner dog. He needs patience and experience to help him continue to learn social skills and confidence. He needs another dog to play with and to learn from. He needs a home that understands heartworms and will commit to his ongoing treatment.
What is my personality like: Santiago was part of a large group of dogs that were seized as part of a puppy bust. Santiago is one of the more social ones out of the group but will still cower down when strangers pet him. He isn't overly excited to meet people but he does give a tail wag and you can tell he is interested. Tomas is content in his crate and adapting well to crate training. He does not try to escape or run.
Santiago plays with the other boy dogs, but he can sometimes try to dominate the other small dogs. It is easily corrected by telling him no. Tomas thinks he is an alarm - f he hears or sees anything out of the ordinary you are going to know, he barks and growls. We don't think he knows he's only 5.4 lbs!
How do I act when I first meet new people: Santiago's name fits him to a tee. He is a little spicy and a lot sweet. He takes a few moments for his personality to shine through.
Tips and Tidbits: Santiago's estimated birthday is 1/15/2017. Santiago was neutered and had a dental on 1/30/2020. He lost 6 teeth during his dental.
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.
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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