Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Chihuahua (medium coat)
Weight: 9 lbs
Height: 12 in
Estimated Birthdate: 4/28/2015
Fence Needed: No
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: Raiden landed at a local shelter as part of a hoarding case. Carolina Poodle Rescue pulled him from the shelter.
Special Needs: Raiden is neutered, up to date on vaccines, and heartworm negative.
What kind of home would be best for me: Raiden is a project dog. He absolutely requires someone with rescue experience, ideally someone experience rehabilitating dogs from hoarding cases or feral colonies. Raiden requires a home with another dog. He is indifferent to cats. Raiden is not well suited for a home with lots of visitors. He isn't suited for children. He needs a quiet, consistent routine and lots of patience. Everything you teach him will be new.
What is my personality like: Raiden arrived in rescue via a hoarding case where they grew up having to fight for everything. This is a lifestyle that leaves dogs severely under-socialized with limited understanding of positive human interactions and a tendency toward resource guarding behaviors. Though humans make Raiden nervous he is very curious about us and he has taken to the routine lifestyle at the rescue really well and now knows he never have to go without a meal. They say that time and consistency and love can heal all wounds. Raiden is certainly a testament to the progress that the gifts of time and human compassion can do for a dog.
Raiden's caregivers describe him as a tendor boy with soulful eyes. He follows his humans way closer than the rest with a look that says I want to love you and you to love me, I just don’t know how. He is definitely more of a submissive chi but can stand his own ground.
Raiden is a project. He needs a home with LOTS of patience as he continues to mature into being a pet. Raiden has been known to sneak a lick on his caregivers' leg when they aren't looking. He clearly wants to give love and be loved - it will just take time and patience. Raiden may never be a lap dog, but has the potential to be a loving companion.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Timid and shy
Tips and Tidbits: Raiden is estimated at 7 years old. We celebrate his birthday as 4/28/2015.
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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