About Me

Name: Pinto Bean - In Foster in Durham, NC
Sex: Female
Spayed/Neutered: No
Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat)
Weight: 3 lbs and growing
Height: 6 in
Estimated Birthdate: 2/3/2021
Fence Needed: Yes, Pinto Bean prefers a fenced yard for safely exploring her area. She is too small to be left outside unattended.
Location: Foster home in Durham, NC
Adoption Fee:$200

My Story

Date into Rescue: 07/31/2021

Reason for being in rescue: Lovingly surrendered by owners

Special Needs: Pinto Bean is a young dog. She is up to date on all vaccines for her age. Due to her size and age, she will not be neutered prior to adoption. Adopting Pinto Bean will require you to sign a contract committed to spaying her at your cost within 6 months. Pinto Bean is a very small puppy. She will not be adopted to a home with dogs over 35 pounds. She will not be adopted to homes with children under 10. This is for his safety. 

What kind of home would be best for me: Pinto Bean is looking for a home with experience, preferably with chihuahua experience. She is very under socialized, but warms up quickly. Pinto Bean is not suited for a home with children. She does not want to live with big dogs. Another small, confident dog to learn from in the home would greatly benefit Pinto Bean. Our ideal home has someone home during the day, has rescued before, and is committed to working with this beautiful young girl that is full of potential. Pinto Bean is young and cute, but don't fall in love with the photo. She needs experience and patience to be the best dog she can be.

What is my personality like: Pinto Bean was purchased as a puppy by a well intending family. They had another dog that they believed wanted a friend. Sadly, the other dog was bullying Pinto Bean so the owners decided to rehome her. A volunteer with Carolina Poodle Rescue stepped up to welcome Pinto Bean into her home as a foster.

Pinto Bean is a great girl who has classic chihuahua personality traits. She is very bright and already knows basic commands. She is highly food motivated and responds well to treats. She has not, however, been well socialized. Pinto Bean is in a foster with other small dogs and loves them. Big dogs scare her. Her foster mom is working on introducing her to new people and places to help build her confidence. She does bark when she meets new people and will occasionally curl her lip, but is getting much better with time and patience.

Pinto Bean is a puppy. She is not house trained, but is working on it. She hasn't had a lot of life experiences, but is embracing them. Pinto Bean has so much potential - we cannot wait to watch her flourish in her forever home!

How do I act when I first meet new people: A little timid, but responds well to treats and is very curious to meet new faces

Tips and Tidbits: Pinto Bean's birthday is 02/03/2021

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.

Potential Adopters

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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