Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat)
Weight: 11 lbs
Height: 9 in
Estimated Birthdate: 8/15/2016
Fence Needed: No, but she would love one
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: Violet was found as a stray and landed at the animal shelter. Carolina Poodle Rescue pulled her from the shelter.
Special Needs: Violet is spayed and up to date on all vaccines. Violet has heartworms and was treated on 02/24/2021. The protocol we use is two-fold. We do a pre-treat people where the dog takes doxycycline (an antibiotic) for at least 30 days. During this time the dog is also on regular heartworm prevention. The drug doxycycline weakens the adult heartworms. We then used a drug called diroban (a generic immiticide) to kill the adult heartworms. The dogs are given 2 injections of diroban 24 hours apart. They are then under strict rest protocols for 5 weeks - mostly cage rest with limited leash walks each day. They go in for a follow-up vet visit after their resting period. Our follow ups are scheduled for the first week of April. Our plan is for Violet to be able to go her new home on or about 4/8/2021.
What kind of home would be best for me: Violet is all chihuahua. She can be a little spicy but is way more sweet! Violet's ideal home is with an experienced chihuahua owner who knows and loves the breed. She'd love a home where someone is home during the day. She would love to be the only princess, but could live with another dog or cat.
What is my personality like: Violet is a classic chihuahua. She is selective about who she likes, but once she chooses you she gives you her entire heart and will love you forever. Violet is shy when she meets new people. But with treats (she is food motivated) and the lead of someone she knows, she warms up quickly. If you know the chihuahua breed, you know that they are lovers once they are comfortable, that they love to burrow in warm places and blankets, and that they want to please their family.
Violet lives in a cottage with other dogs. She gets along fine with them, but is not afraid to put them in their place if needed. She has a strong, confident personality around other dogs. She is not reactive or aggressive to other dogs. Violet is learning basic manners. Leashes are new - she isn't overly fond of them but is learning. She is very food motivated and will eat anything. Violet is clean in her crate and waits patiently to be let out.
Violet wants to be a lap princess. She is not overly high energy in her play group, preferring to seek out caregivers she knows and sit in their lap. She has started to show curiosity around toys and balls and we suspect will really enjoy these once she is comfortable in her forever home. Violet enjoys riding in the car and, after checking things out through the window for the first few minutes, settles down into your lap.
For a dog with a very unknown past, Violet has a heart of gold and is eager for her forever home.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Timid, but curious
Tips and Tidbits: Violet's estimated birthday is 8/15/2016
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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