Zamora is a young adult Chihuahua who was rescued from a bad breeding place in Texas. After life in bad conditions and a cage, she is learning to be a house dog and start a new life. Like many dogs from those kinds of places, she needs another dog to be her friend and help her have confidence as she learns about the world. She is fostered in the same home as Adele and they get along really well together- they eat, play, wrestle, and sleep together every day, so if someone is open to adopting them both, they are an easy match! Otherwise, we know she needs another dog that will be her friend, playmate, and snuggle buddy.
She has become much more confident with her foster mom, but new people are scary and she will need lots of patience and encouragement to gain confidence with people. Younger kids would not be a good match for her, but she would probably do ok with teenagers who are gentle and respectful of her background.
Everything about the world has been new and scary for her, but with the help of Adele and the resident boy Chihuahua, she is brave enough to go into the fenced back yard to potty and explore. She never learned any commands, and she never learned to walk on a leash, so we are working on those things with very small steps, trusting she will keep improving every week.
Potty training is coming along, but she may always need a pee pad for the times she cannot wait until it’s time to get outside. When foster mom goes to work, she and Adele stay in a secure area behind a baby gate with beds, dishes, toys and a pee pad. They lived in cages for so much time that she does not want them to have to sit in crates, and they also need to be able to play together to pass the time in a happy way.
She is a very sweet girl and is learning to ask for attention. She loves to snuggle with her foster mom and the other dogs in the house and may always be a little shy or timid but will also be a happy little dog.
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