Newest Update: February 2016
This adorable little girl is a 10 year old Chihuahua who needs to be rehomed. Minky is great with cats & children, is 100% housetrained, and loves her little crate though she does not have to be in it because she doesn't bother anything. She is a sweetheart once she bonds with her humans. Her favorite thing is quite simply being adored & she would make a fabulous companion. She is totally fine being left home alone and when you return she will sit up and dance with her front feet in the air. Minky loves to snuggle - on your lap, on your chest & under the blankets in bed at night, she also loves to steal kisses! That’s the good news about Minky!
Next is the challenge: We are looking for a very specific, experienced home that will be able & willing to handle her behavioral needs. Minky is probably one of the sweetest, most loving & loyal dogs you could ever come across. However, like a large majority of Chihuahuas, these dogs are small packages with larger than life personality & attitude. Minky grew up with other dogs in her home but when she was 9 her family acquired a very large breed puppy and the pack dynamic shifted; Minky was at major risk of being harmed or worse. Since being surrendered to us she has been in two placements where she showed some posessive behavior over her human leader. This is primarily with other dogs - she is not much into sharing! Minky is a local dog and we feel loyal to helping our New England dogs find a happily ever after.
One of our trainers has evaluated Minky & she will need behavior modification work with exercise, diet and training in place from day one. Punishment should never be used as it will only make things worse. As Minky has practiced this behavior for a long time she will need someone dedicated to being a good leader. Our trainer has offered to work with Minky and her new family from day one to support her next transition.
If you have a home without a lot of people coming and going, she will be the happiest. She has learned to live with other respectful dogs but what she really loves is her human companionship!
Here is a sweet video of Minky so you can see how adorable she is!
To apply for Minky or any of our other sweeties, please see the application. FMI, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Minky is in southern Maine waiting to find her forever family.