Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Chihuahua / Terrier (medium coat)
Weight: 8 lb
Height: 9 in
Estimated Birthdate: 5/2/2019
Fence Needed: No, but she'd love one for running and playing with her small canine sister or brother
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: Owner release/Velma does NOT like large dogs
Special Needs: Velma has some light scarring in her left eye from an old injury. We believe she can see from the eye but her vision is blurry.
What kind of home would be best for me: Velma is a small dog with the heart of a lion. She knows what she likes, and has no issues telling you what that is and isn't. Velma is looking for an active home with another small dog. She does not like large dogs at all and will not be placed in a home with a large dog. She also does not care for cats.
Velma wants another young, playful companion. She is not for a first time dog owner. She can be timid and quirky. She needs experience and training. Velma is a barker and would not do well in an apartment or other community living situation. Velma is not a lap pet. She is active and on the go unless she is asleep.
What is my personality like: Velma is full of personality! She is young and active and ready to play. Velma spends her days running with other small dogs, playing with toys, and trying to coax other dogs to play with her. You can see a theme - Velma wants to play. If other dogs don't want to play, she could be annoying.
Velma is learning manners and needs a family committed to a training class or two with her. She is clean in her crate and sees her crate as a safe place. She will walk on a leash, but tries to chew it while walking. She does not know any basic commands yet. Life is still all about play and fun.
Velma can be quirky. She doesn't know anything about cats and will bark and bark at them. If she doesn't know you, she will bark and run until she feels comfortable. For as playful and active as Velma is with other small dogs, she can still be timid around humans. She will run and hide until she gets comfortable with you. Given this, we do not recommend a home with younger children as their noise and sudden movements would be terrifying to Velma.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Timid but curious. Velma warms up quickly.
Tips and Tidbits: Velma's estimated birthday is 5/2/19
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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