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Name: Bark Twain
Rescue ID: 18572
Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
Species: Dog
Breed: Chihuahua
Learn more about the Chihuahua.
Sex: Male (neutered)
Current Size: 12 Pounds
General Potential Size: Small
Current Age: 1 Year 1 Month (best estimate)
Indoor or Outdoor: Indoor Only
Good with Dogs: Yes
Housetrained: Yes
This little Texan (11#) is not too keen on the chilly temps. He let me know by his shivers so I dug out a blanket and he burrows deep within it! His first night, he slept in a crate without incident but he much prefers snuggling under the bedspread on my bed.
So far he isn't into toys but DOES love chewing on vet approved dental rawhides. He loves running around within the fenced yard and gets along fine with my 2 older(13+ yrs) dogs as well as the little 3yr old mini doxie. He is curious about the cat but pretty much ignores her. My 17yr old blind shihtzu isn't an issue either.
He DOES enjoy hearing the sound of his own bark so a shared wall housing might not be the best home for him.
He doesn't seem to know pottying is for outside; he enjoys lifting his leg to mark territory.  we are experimenting with a belly band between frequent trips outside, rewarding his outside experiences with praise and treats.  He WILL go while on a leash... both pee and poo. Good boy!
There may have been a time when he ate people food because he wasn't at all interested in dog food (even with yummy canned food mixed in). Soon tho he will be hungry enough to eat dog food when he doesn't get any people food.
He likes to be touching his human... or being underfoot. That may change as he builds trust but whoever adopts him should plan to spend some time helping him build trust in his new human.
He is a little skittish by sudden sounds and movement, so young children might not be a good idea.

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