Breed: Chihuahua mix
Age: 8 years
Size: 5 lbs
Ideal Match: A calm, patient home that will continue helping this girl build confidence and feel safe
Carmelo came to us terrified of everything with her crate being the only place she felt safe. It has been a slow process but with the help of her loving foster mother she is now ready for adoption. She has come so far! She has gone from spending months in her crate to now exploring her curiosity in her environment. She feels safest exploring her environment on a loose leash and this encourages her to explore independently. She is house broken and will bark at the door to let you know she needs to go out. She is deaf or partly so, but has a basic understanding of hand gestures suggesting she “come” or “go in this direction.” She has warmed up to both dogs and humans. Her foster mother describes her as being sweet and a little love. She allows her foster mother to pet and love on her and will allow those she does not know to pet her if she is being watched and guided by her foster mother. When she is fearful she still can have mouth aggression and needs a steady owner that can redirect and support her. She gets along well with the other dogs in her home and gives indications that she would like to play once she continues to feel more comfortable. Our hope is that she can find a calm, patient home that will continue to help her build her confidence and learn to trust others and her environment.