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Chihuahua / Rat Terrier / Mixed (short coat)

Details about Simba

  • ID D240219
  • Adoption Fee: $450
  • Breed: Chihuahua / Rat Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
  • Gender: Male
  • Coat Length: Short
  • Grooming Needs: Low
  • Current Weight: 11.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 8/22/2019

Simba's Compatibility Attributes

  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: Yes
  • Older/Considerate Children Only: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All

Simba's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Obedience Trained: Needs Training
  • Likes to Vocalize: Some
  • Energy Level: Low
  • Cratetrained: Yes
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious
Other Traits:
    Lap pet, Playful, Timid, Skittish, Even-tempered, Good in Car, Likes Fetch, Plays with Toys

Simba is a very sweet boy.  Once he is comfortable, he wants to always be near his people or preferably in their laps soaking up all the love he can get.   

He likes to spend time gazing out the windows or laying in a patch of sunlight. He loves to toss his toys high in the air and then race after them.   This little guy seems to have springs in his legs as he just bounces up and down when he plays, super fun to watch him have so much joy! He is underweight but has shown no resource guarding of his food and takes treats very gently. However, it's best to feed separate from other pets. He sleeps all night in his bed in a gated room and does fantastic, never making a peep during the night. He is completely potty trained as well. He enjoys being outside and chasing tennis balls and often brings them back so should be great at retrieving with more practice.    

Simba does have a fair amount of stranger danger. However with patience, it has only taken a few hours to help him feel safe enough around new faces. He does pretty well walking on a leash but does have some reactivity towards other dogs. This is a work in progress and will take more training. He gets along  with our 2 resident dogs and reads their body language well, never trying to challenge or be pushy. He does well with being handled (baths, checking ears, etc) and has very little shedding.    

If you are looking for a sweet little snuggler, Simba may be the dog for you!

Simba is from 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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