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Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat)

Details about Sissy

  • ID D240221
  • Adoption Fee: $450
  • Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat)
  • Gender: Female
  • Coat Length: Short
  • Current Weight: 8.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 2/18/2019

Sissy's Compatibility Attributes

  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Needs Adoptive Home Without Large Dogs: Yes

Sissy's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Obedience Trained: Needs Training
  • Likes to Vocalize: Quiet
  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Cratetrained: Yes
  • Leashtrained: Yes
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious
Other Traits:
    Playful, Timid, Skittish, Intelligent, Even-tempered, Gentle, Good in Car, Plays with Toys

Sissy is a sweet, gentle, and playful little girl.  She is also timid, quiet, and even-tempered. Sissy’s favorite part of the day is playing with the other small dogs in her foster home. Outdoors is where she thrives, especially in the company of her small dog companions. She loves to run and play with them!  She loves exploring outdoors and soaking up the sunshine. A fenced in yard would be best for Sissy, allowing her to go in/out independently to do her business.  She enjoys going on walks and is learning to walk well on a leash, but she can startle easily with new sounds.  Sissy travels quietly in the car.  She enjoys playing and chewing on toys, and she loves to collect them in her bed! 

With the influence of her furry siblings, Sissy's confidence is growing daily. It will be important to have a confident small dog in her forever home to help her continue to learn to trust people and the world. Sissy is very cautious when meeting new people and it is important to let her settle in on her on timeline.  Despite her reservations, she's not aggressive, just timid when it comes to new human interaction. Sissy does enjoy a good rub when she trusts you.  Now that she trusts us, one of her favorite times of the day is when she’s allowed up on our bed in the morning with all our dogs where she can get lots of rubs and cuddle next to all of us. Sissy will nudge your hand for more rubs!    

Having a home where someone can be around more often would allow Sissy the time and exposure to her humans for her to learn to trust them quicker.  In her present foster home, Sissy took a couple weeks to feel comfortable to allow her foster parents to give her rubs.  After a few weeks she started following us around the house, and after a month she started greeting us at the door when we came home.  Her sweet playful side blossoms every day!  Sissy would be a wonderful companion for another small playful dog.  Sissy currently lives with small dogs and adults. Energetic large dogs and children make her very nervous.  Older respectful teenage children may be okay, but young children scare her; this may have to do with her history which is unknown.  A larger dog that is low key and quiet may be okay with slow introductions.   A quieter household with not a lot of visitors would make Sissy most comfortable.   

Let’s recap; if you are looking for a playful companion for your small dog, and a girl whose sweet, gentle, quiet, silly, and even-tempered then Sissy may be the girl for you.  Every day she shows us what a sweetheart she is blossoming into!  It is important to have a home with no kids or older teenage children, or no high energy large dogs.  A fenced in yard would be the perfect home for Sissy.  Fill out an application; I’d love to tell you all about this sweet girl!     

Sissy 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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