• AARCS ID# A35334357
  • Male
  • Breed: Poodle, Miniature/Mixed
  • Dog
  • Est. DOB: 7/5/2010
  • Size: Small

  • Story

    Hello! My name is Louis. I’m a really sweet guy who has just recently started to discover what life is all about!
    I really love food, full body massages and belly rubs. I also love following my chihuahua foster sister around the yard and going for nice long walks. In fact, when I’m out walking all of my troubles melt away and I start to feel like a confident pooch. My foster parents even take me for hikes in the mountains and I do great! I will need a family who can provide me with lots of walks to help relieve all of my pent up emotions.
    I’ve really come a long way these past couple of months but I still have quite a bit of anxiety. For instance, new people, particularly men, make me very nervous and I like to keep my distance from them until they’ve gained my trust. Also, stairs are a little intimidating for me and sometimes I need encouragement to go up them. I know that in time and with practice I’ll be able to go up and down stairs like a pro! The main thing that I’ve been focusing on is house training and I will need a family who is willing to take the time to work on that with me. For the most part, I do my business outside but when I am alone and extra nervous, I tend to mark my territory. My foster mom says that I have to wear a belly band (male diaper) when I’m inside during the day until I’m house trained which I don’t mind at all.
    When I get excited I like to race around the house or yard and play with my favourite chew toy. At my foster home there are three cats who are pretty nice but I’m not really interested in them. I get along really well with my foster parent’s Chihuahua Luna and would love another small companion to spend my life with. For some reason I tend to get a little jealous around other male dogs and seem to prefer spending time with the ladies instead. If you are looking for a little companion with a lot of character and love to give then I could be the pooch for you!
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    Louis is very a sweet guy who has come such a long way during his time with us. All he really wants is someone who will take him for daily walks and shower him with love, attention and treats. It may take time and patience but the reward of this little guy’s love will be well worth the effort.

    • AARCS_cat
      Good with Cats?
      Yes, Good with Cats
    • AARCS_dog
      Good with Dogs?
      Good with dogs but seems to prefer female dogs over male dogs.
    • AARCS_KidTested
      Good with Kids?
      Not tested with Kids
    • AARCS_SpecialNeeds
      Does this Animal have Special Needs?
      Yes, Behavioral Needs

      Due to his past circumstances, Louis is very nervous around new people, especially men. He also has some separation anxiety and will need a family who is patient and willing to work with him on these issues.