Breed: Chihuahua Mix
Approx. DOB: May 13, 2018
Weight: 11 lbs
Energy Level: medium energy
Adoption Fee: $425.00
-fully secured fenced yard
-if children in the home, must be 10+ years old and respectful of a dog’s boundaries
-another playful dog in the home less than 30 lbs
My name is Xena, warrior princess. Well, mostly princess. I love to spend time with my loyal subjects, meaning my trusted humans and foster siblings. I haven’t had the best start with humans in my short little life but I am learning to trust and love again.
I am a quiet dog most of the time and very cat-like. I like to follow my humans around at my own distance and I decide when it’s time to cuddle. I haven’t been around cats yet, so I’m not sure how I will feel about them. I am still a dog though, and that means that I sometimes chew on things I’m not supposed to so I should always have appropriate chew toys available and supervision when trying out a new toy. I am crate-trained and house-trained but due to my size, sometimes I need the help of a pee pad to get me through a long night.
I really love to play with other dogs and having another dog in my home gives me confidence and helps me to feel safe. I also like to snuggle with other dogs and play tug of war. I love to go for walks and my foster family says I’m great on a leash, but when meeting new people, I can sometimes act very nervous by shivering or barking, but with time and positive reinforcement, I’m sure I will be able to start to open up.
I enjoy belly rubs and good treats, and am very food motivated. I will burrow myself under your covers each night and give you an 11-pound body warmer. I’m just looking for the right family ready to be patient while I learn to trust them and to love me for all of my days.
All dogs available for adoption with Second Chance Animal Rescue Windsor-Essex come fully vaccinated, including lepto, spayed/neutered, microchipped, and heartworm tested (and are on heartworm/flea preventative while in our care). At adoption, adopters receive a 6-week free trial of pet insurance.
SCAR does not have the resources to adopt animals to the United States and we can only adopt within a 200 km radius of Windsor, Ontario. Please do not apply if you do not live in Ontario, within 200 kms of Windsor.