Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Chihuahua (medium coat)
Weight: 10 lb
Height: 9 in
Estimated Birthdate: 11/13/2017
Fence Needed: Yes she does!
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: Brissa was part of a group of dogs seized from a meth house that had been busted
Special Needs: Brissa is one spunky and feisty lady - she got away from a coyote! But after that, she does not like large dogs. We can't blame her.
What kind of home would be best for me: Brissa, once she gets to know you, adores human affection and would like to have a person of her own and a few canine siblings to play with when her human is busy. She does well with other dogs. She will be shy at first when she meets you. After warming up she shows her true colors of a playful little ball of energy.
Brissa does not need a fence and if you do have a fenced in yard, we caution you not to trust it. This little girl is smart and a problem solver. Being out in a yard without her people is a problem for her and she will figure out a way to get around to where you are. A dedicated leash walker would be best for her although she would enjoy a yard if you are there with her. As small as she is, she is a candidate for a bird of prey t o pickup so she really needs you with her anyway. We do not recommend children in her home.
What is my personality like: Brissa is a sweet little girl with an affectionate side. She has learned what toys are and is loving learning to play. She loves to snuggle ind eep, soft and comfy beds and she loves to snuggle up with her BFF Frida the terrier mix. She is also a great little bed buddy with humans and loves to sleep curled up and up next to her human. In other words, this girl loves to snuggle!
She would thrive from being in a home with another confident dog to build her confidence. While her preference seems to be for small dogs since the coyote incident, she is learning that large dogs are often very nice dogs. It would need to be a laid back dog if a large one. She will bark at other dogs through a fence.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Timid at first but give her a few days and she becomes your best friend.
Tips and Tidbits: (11/13/2017 est birthday. Brissa was a part of a very bad situation before coming to CPR. On day one with us, she showed us her fence Hoodini skills and spent the next 10 days roaming about 150 acres of pasture land - which is unfortunately home to one large coyote. When she was found, she was alive but with puncture wounds around her neck. Our best guess is the coyote grabbed her and Brissa fought like a warrior princess and got away. What a survivor! Despite all this, and losing a few pounds, she got her spunky back really quickly! The big difference now is when she does get out of the fence, it's to run right around to the front and find her people.
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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