Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Chihuahua (medium coat)
Weight: 15 lbs
Height: 12 in
Estimated Birthdate: 4/28/2015
Fence Needed: Absolutely yes
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: Ira was surrendered by his owners to a local shelter. Carolina Poodle Rescue pulled him from the shelter.
Special Needs: Ira arrived at the animal shelter heartworm positive. He was treated for heartworms at the shelter. He is neutered and up to date on vaccines.
What kind of home would be best for me: Ira is a project. He is not for a first time adopter or even for a family that has never rescued. Ira's life before rescue involved little to no human contact and he's still learning that humans are okay. Our ideal home for Ira is with an experienced rescuer that knows and loves the chihuahua breed. No children and no cats in the home for this boy. Ira can live with other dogs of all sizes. When you take Ira home, it will likely be weeks before you will be able to touch him. He will go home on a trailing leash.
What is my personality like: Ira is the true definition of a work in progress. He is looking for a home willing to rehabilitate him and truly show him how to be a dog. He does not have fond memories of humans and is slowly learning how to trust them. He loves food and treats and are very motivated by them.
Ira's home needs another small or large dog to teach him how to trust humans and be a normal dog. Ira tends to be more comfortable with women and warms up to them faster. He is selective about who he likes, and this is particularly true with men.
Ira is truly a special boy, he needs his human to understand that he is not a normal dog and is not comfortable with being held or picked up just yet. His perfect home will have plenty of time to be at home and aid in him and his rehabilitation.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Timid and stand-offish
Tips and Tidbits: Ira's owners stated he was 6 years old at the time of surrender to the shelter. 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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