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Chihuahua, Short Coat/Mix
Date of Birth
February 19, 2020
Joey will roll over at unexpected times to give you the cue he needs a belly rub. He is an empathetic pup who is always willing to cuddle; he let me know he didn’t get a lot of snuggles in his last home and is determined to make up for it. Joey is a curious pooch who adores outdoor adventures. Don’t let his size fool you; he is a zealous jogging buddy! Joey would love an adopter who can play fetch because of his expert-tier status in the field.
Although Joey is a quick learner, he needs a patient companion. Joey is still a wee lad, so he needs someone who can take him on walks. Because he was tied up outside, Joey is still learning to go to the bathroom outdoors and sometimes has an accident.
Joey is still learning that new people are harmless. Sometimes when strangers approach Joey, he gets growly because he is a touch overprotective of his humans. With positive reinforcement, Joey is quickly shaping up to be an outstanding canine citizen. Other dogs do scare Joey, so he would prefer to be the only pup on your payroll. Not a joke, just a fact.
Joey sometimes has an impulse to chase cats, squirrels and rabbits but has proven he can be respectful with positive reinforcement. If the adopter has cats, a home with cat trees or high places for cats would be best for the felines as Joey adapts to his new home. After the initial adjustment period, Joey is well-mannered around his feline friends. Joey admits he finds it befuddling cats don’t want to play but hopes they’ll tell him their secrets one day.
Joey has bonded incredibly with his foster mom but becomes a little worried when left alone for too long. Some may call him “clingy,” but Joey prefers to call it “enthusiastically loyal.” Joey is looking for a caring and compassionate home that will help him build confidence.
Good with Cats?
Yes, Good with Cats
Good with Dogs?
NO DOGS PLEASE!
Good with Kids?
NO KIDS PLEASE!
Do I Need Special Care?
Yes, Behavioral Special Needs - Joey has been proven to be reactive with strangers. He has exhibited aggressive behaviours such as attempting to nip strangers. He is very protective over his human(s) and I believe this comes from a place of anxiety. He needs a patient adopter who is willing to work with him. He has improved with positive reinforcement and seems less scared of strangers as compared to when he came into my care.
Animal In Care
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