Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Feist / Chihuahua (short coat)
Weight: 8.5 lbs
Height: 9 in
Estimated Birthdate: 9/23/2018
Fence Needed: No, but she would love one
Location: Foster Home in Raleigh, NC
Reason for being in rescue: Lavender and her 3 babies were seized as part of a hoarding case. Carolina Poodle Rescue partnered with a local shelter to help her and her babies.
Special Needs: Lavendar was spayed and had a dental on 9/25/20. Her days of making babies are over and she's ready for her forever home. Lavender requires an owner experienced with chihuahuas.
What kind of home would be best for me: Lavendar is a shy but very loving girl. She needs an experienced dog owner that has patience to earn Lavendar's trust. Once she trusts you, she is yours! Lavender is not for a first time dog owner. She is not for a home with children. This mama is looking for a quiet home where she will be the lap princess. Lavender needs another dog in the home. As she has come out of her shell she seeks out her foster siblings and loves to play and run with them. Other dogs help her build confidence.
Lavendar cannot live in an apartment or any other dwelling with shared walls. Her voice is simply too much. It will take Lavendar at least 5 days to settle into her forever home. For the first 5 days she will be nervous, anxious, and may even show her teeth. Change is very hard for this girl. Patience and calm are required for a successful adoption.
What is my personality like: Lavender arrived in rescue as a very shy but calm mama with 3 very young babies. Given the age of her babies she was moved to a foster home immediately. Lavender was the best mom!! She was so nurturing and sweet to her babies. Now that they've found their forever home, it is this mama's turn.
Lavendar has really come out of her shell in her foster home. She loves to sleep in the bed, way down under the covers. She loves to play with toys. She loves to run zoomies in the yard with her foster siblings. She is incredibly food motivated and will work for treats. Lavendar wants to be where people are. Though she can be skittish, her heart is big and gentle and she loves with every ounce of it.
Lavendar has a voice. It is loud. Very loud. She is learning not to use it as much and responds when her foster mom talks to her. But her new owner understands this girl has a lot to say and sometimes it sounds like a screech. Lavendar is better with women, but warms up to men. Men have to put in more work to earn her trust.
Lavendar does not handle change well. She was adopted once but returned after less than 48 hours when she simply couldn't make the transition. We all learned a lot from this experience. Lavendar MUST have a home with an experienced chihuahua owner that understands the breed. She WILL be a nervous wreck and act crazily for the first 72 hours; then she will settle down. This girl is wonderful - she just has to get comfortable.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Shy but curious.
Tips and Tidbits: Lavender's estimated birthday is 9/23/2018
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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