Last Updated: November 7th, 2023
Date of Arrival: October 15th, 2023
Age: Approx. 13-14 years old
Breed: Chihuahua X
Size: Approx. 8 lbs
Adoption Status: On medical hold
Personality: Burt is a very sweet and calm boy. All he wants to do is be snoozing in the same room as his people. That's it! He doesn't insist on anything, except being in the same room as you! He will cry if you leave him alone, so Burt is really looking for a very best, best friend who wants to be with him all the time.
House training/Pee Pad Training: Burt is doing his business outside. When he first came into his foster home he was marking, so he wore a belly band. He also wears a belly band when his foster family go out for long periods of time.
Walks/Leash Training: Burt has enjoyed his walks and is good on a leash
Children: Burt is very good with the toddlers in his foster home. He is calm and easy-going but it's important to remember he is an older dog who is not very big; kids will need to be calm and respectful of his age and size.
Dogs, Cats and Other Friends: Burt is good with the other dogs in his foster home but as a low energy boy, he's not too keen on playing. Any dog sibling will have to know how to take it easy too. Burt did not like all the big dogs running at him at the dog park (understandably) but he lives with a 50lbs dog and they are totally fine together.
Best Home Environment:
Humans who will be home with him the vast majority of the time or can take him with them. He has separation anxiety and will cry if left alone.
Burt needs a totally secure fenced yard. He looks for gaps in the fence so he can go for a stroll. We need to keep him safe.
A detached home. Burt's crying when left alone would not make him suitable for an apartment or condo
Burt's humans will probably want to have a belly band on hand for initial marking and for when they are gone for longer periods of time.
A note about secure fencing: While each dog is different in the level of security needed, we require the fence be of a height that the dog could not jump over (some of our dogs can easily scale a 5 foot fence), no gaps in fencing, gate is secure, and the bottom of the fence is also free from gaps or areas where a dog could "dig out" from underneath.
A note about being a flight risk: A flight risks can be the result of many things - fear, lack of "street-wise" skills, or incredible curiosity for the sights, smells, and sounds on the other side of a fence. Any of these reasons could lead to a dog looking to break free of a leash or seek out gaps in fencing so they can move beyond the fence.
We strongly encourage adopters to enroll in a basic obedience course with the dog they adopt. The purpose in such participation is to build trust between human and dog, to help the dog gain confidence and social interaction skills, and build strong recall skills. These things are in addition to the on and off leash skills that basic obedience training can provide.
Health: Burt appears to have a heart murmur which is typical for Chihuahuas. He will shortly be undergoing an ultrasound to get more information. He is also on antibiotics for a UTI.
History: Burt is an owner surrender
Adoption Fee: Burt's adoption fee is $350.
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