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Rat Terrier / Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat)

Details about Carnival

  • ID D220713
  • Adoption Fee: $300
  • Breed: Rat Terrier / Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat)
  • Gender: Male
  • Coat Length: Short
  • Current Weight: 8.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 7/13/2013

Carnival's Compatibility Attributes

  • Reaction to New People: Cautious
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: Yes
  • Good with Kids: No
  • Older/Considerate Children Only: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All

Carnival's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: No
  • Obedience Trained: Needs Training
  • Likes to Vocalize: Some
  • Energy Level: Low
  • Leashtrained: Yes

*This animal is a part of our “Seniors for Seniors” program where we offer senior adopters an opportunity to adopt an eligible pet at a discounted fee.*

Hey there! My name is Carnival, but my humans call me Buddy. I would consider myself a buddy personally, as I always like to be where my foster mom is at. I follow her around and check in on her, always hoping she’s going to get treats for me.

I am a loving and extremely snuggly dog. I like to look lovingly into your eyes, and my foster mom’s friends have said I look like I’m looking into their soul. I burrow under the covers, and sometimes it’s hard to find me! I would love to sleep in your bed with you, because I just love humans so much.

I walk excellently on a leash and am doing so well at potty training! I’m almost there, but sometimes I have accidents if it’s too long between being let out. I prefer to be let out every 3-4 hours max, and I would LOVE someone who works from home or is able to let me out more frequently. Maybe even a doggy door! I can also sleep through the entire night with no accidents! 

I am working on not barking at strangers on walks. I like to warn my foster mom and when she sits down with me, I calm down. She rewards me when I calm down, which makes me feel so proud. I warm up pretty quickly to new people, especially if they give me attention. I live in an apartment now and I’m pretty quiet and can be trusted to be left out during short periods of time. I really don’t like my crate at all though,and will be very vocal if I’m left in there. I want to be able to wait for you loyally by the door for when you return. This might change as I get more comfortable in my forever home. Don’t worry though, I’m not destructive. 

I get along great with my foster sister dog. She’s pretty mellow and calm, which I like. Sometimes I mimic her behavior which is pretty cute. I also have been around cats and do a great job ignoring them! I’d do well as the only dog or with another calm dog. I’m not a huge fan of dogs running up to me and trying to play. I’m kinda over my playing phase, you know? I will give some growls to show that I’m not interested if the dog is being too active and coming into my space! If boundaries are respected all is well, I promise. I’m not out to get anyone and am a very sweet dog! I just can’t keep up with high energy these days. And I secretly love love love cuddling with my foster sister dog. My foster mom can’t stop taking pictures of us… so weird! 

Meal times are my absolute favorite! I get so excited when I hear the food being prepared. I don’t like it when other dogs get near my food and may growl a bit, but my foster mom is able to touch my food no problem. She just feeds me in a separate room from other dogs, which works out with no issues! Better for me not to be tempted by the other dog’s food anyways.

I’m a mellow and cuddly small dog looking for a  calm home to rest my snout. I want so badly to be loved! If there’s a human home often to let me out to potty, I’d consider myself a low maintenance dog, but promise me you won’t slack on the love! Please consider me to be your best little buddy! 

Carnival is from a shelter located in Texas.

If you are interested in getting to know this animal better, please fill out an adoption application. An adoption application is the best way to show your interest in an animal and is not a binding contract.

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