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Breed: Chihuahua Mix
Age: 8 Years
Size: Small 14 lbs.
Adoption Donation: $180 (applicable sales tax included). Adoption fees may be paid with cash or check.
Other: Spayed Female, vaccinations current, microchip
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Wilma is looking for her own lap to lay on; is it yours?
Foster Home Feedback
9/22/16: Wilma continues to be quite the pistol. It turns out that she has mad hunting skills, and has dispatched a couple of voles that were in "her" yard. She even brought one in the house as a trophy. Despite her proud accomplishment, it did not get stuffed and mounted. She also managed to pack on some pounds by periodically scaling a baby gate, slipping around a card table barrier into the basement, and crawling up on a shelf to help herself to a big bag of dog food she had chewed open on its underside so it wasn't noticeable. On the plus side, she is the best walker I have ever had. She just trots right along beside me, just maybe a bit more ploddingly, since the great Kibble debacle. A few more walks may help her get her figure back. That, and putting back the door into the basement.
Although she may not be the most striking of the available dogs, I do believe she may be the sweetest. She loves to be loved, and shows her appreciation by sneaking slurpy kisses. No matter what antics she pulls, she is just too adorable to be mad at. She is either genuinely contrite or a great little actress. Either way, she's award-winning in my book.
7/6/16: I would like to say Wilma is rock-solid on her potty training, but we are still working on this. She doesn't do it often, but she does do it. It is a work in progress. Wilma still loves shredding squeaky toys and will pull them off displays when she's in pet stores. She tries to finagle extra portions, and went crazy over the berries that fell from the tree in the yard behind me. Wilma is a stealth smoocher. Watch out!
3/11/16: Wilma is 15 pounds of fun. She likes to give kisses and do some cuddling, but what she REALLY likes is ripping squeakers out of dog toys. She's a clever girl, so she can figure out ways to reach things that are put out of reach. She's not naughty...just determined. She hasn't chewed on anything besides toys, but she will hunt around for any toys that might be hiding. She also managed to find a route to a bag of dog food on a high shelf and treats that were on the stove. Not to worry - the stove here is just extra counter space. Her food quests seem to have moderated since she has figured out that food and treats arrive on a regular schedule.
Wilma has done well with my three dogs, but she does need to be reminded that she is not the boss of us. She is very tuned in to squirrels and rabbits, and was quite interested in the cats at the vet's office. I think she would enjoy chasing critters, so she would need close watching. She doesn't mind her carrier and sometimes chooses to sleep in there, but has not been kenneled here. She had a few accidents in the house at first, but seems to have learned that outside is better. She hasn't been around kids at my house, but I haven't seen her be aggressive towards people. I would suspect that any stuffed toys a child might have would be in peril.
If you appreciate a spunky gal with a heart of gold, Wilma will make you very happy. If you have a collection of rare and valuable stuffed animals, better pass.
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