Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Chihuahua (medium coat)
Weight: 9 lbs
Height: 9 in
Estimated Birthdate: 4/28/2016
Fence Needed: No
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: owner surrender Anderson
Special Needs: Cisco is neutered, up to date on vaccines, and heartworm negative. Cisco is a project. He is undersocialized and very, very timid. We are looking for an experienced rescuer with a quiet home to show Cisco how to be a pet.
What kind of home would be best for me: Cisco arrived in rescue as part of a hoarding case. We are looking for a home that understands the project that these dogs are. Cisco is under-socialized, selective about other dogs, and takes a lot of time and patience to warm up. He is not for a first time dog owner, or a family with children, or for a home that hasn't worked with a very shy dog before and understands the time and patience this takes.
What is my personality like: Cisco is a project dog that is going to take some time to earn his trust. He lived his life before rescue surrounded by a lot of other dogs. He had to compete for everything he got in life. Now he is safe and sound at the rescue where we are learning the best ways to help him become comfortable with people.
Food is a quick way to win over Cisco's heart and is a great motivator for him. We have found that he will guard his food during meal time from other dogs. So feeding in a crate is a must for him for the time being. Another dog in the home would help him warm up but it is going to take the right dog. He needs a friend that can be a positive and calm influence in the home for him.
Cisco is not a dog that you are going to be able to pet at first. He needs time and decompression and lots of work on earning his heart. It has taken his main caregiver 4-5 months for him to allow himself to be petted. He now follows her around and ask for attention. She has noted that he loves his butt scratches now!
Cisco needs an experienced, calm, and patient home.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Very shy and timid
Tips and Tidbits: Cisco's estimated birthday is 4/28/2016
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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