Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Chihuahua (short coat)
Weight: 10 lb
Height: 11 in
Estimated Birthdate: 4/28/2017
Fence Needed: Yes without question. Jax may be small but he is a flight risk!
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Adoption Fee:$1 - I am priceless
Reason for being in rescue: owner surrender Anderson
Special Needs: Jax is neutered, up to date on vaccines and heartworm negative. On 5/19/21 Jax had a dental with extractions. Jax does have a flea allergy and must be on routine preventative for the rest of his life.
What kind of home would be best for me: Jax needs a home that gives him routine and stability! Jax would not thrive with children. He is already too unsure of humans and sometimes kids can be scary and overwhelming to a dog like Jax. Jax would require another stable and confident dog his size in the home, he needs a pack leader! Jax truly needs someone to adopt him and put in the patience to win his heart and show him life doesn't have to be so scary!
What is my personality like: Jax is shy and undersocialized but has proven that he can be touched, held and loved on. He has shown us that after his rough start to life, he can overcome his fear and eventually become a normal house pet. Jax is going to blossom in a home that gives him the love he so desperately wants.
Jax was part of a hoarding case. We were one of several rescue groups that pulled the dogs. After our first group came in, we got another email. EMS received a wellness check call on 3/25/21. Once on scene they dispatched for Animal Control. There were 50 chihuahuas on the property and their owner (an 85-year-old lady) was going to the hospital (release date unknown). Keep in mind these dogs have probably never seen anyone other than their owner before. They were scared to death and their world was being turned upside down. We thought once at the shelter when thing settled down maybe the dogs would too. A day or two later, everyone had been claimed by rescues.
A week or so goes by and we were contacted by a rescue group that pulled several of the chihuahuas. Their email read something along the lines of… “Sorry but these guys are too much for us to handle.” We understand completely!!! (We will always take our dogs back if there is an issue) But they cannot live in shelter forever! I would probably call them feral. I do think they have a chance. BUT!!! They need more time and help than we (the shelter) can offer them." Once we read that, we decided that giving the remaining 7 chihuahua's a safe place to learn about how good humans can be was what we needed to do. Jax is one of those dogs.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Shut down and unsure, Jax needs time to be shown that humans are a good thing.
Tips and Tidbits: The elderly owner who had this group of dogs did not give information to animal control. We had to guess. We estimate Jax to be about 4 when he was rescued. We've given him a birthdate of 4/28/2017.
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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