Hello, my name is Spirit. I am a female Chihuahua, I am about 10 years old and weigh 5 pounds. I found myself without a home and thankfully I was rescued by Small Breed. I was in very bad shape when I came into rescue and I had a hip injury from possibly being hit by a car. I have had hip surgery and am doing quite well. I have even learned to climb the pet steps so I can sit on the couch on my blankets. Since I have not been taken very good care of I do not have any teeth but I do not have one bit of a problem eating my food or snacks. I am mostly house trained, I love to go outside and do my business in the yard but I will use potty pads in the house. I had some skin issues when I came into rescue but with regular medicated baths I am looking great!
When I first came to rescue, I was a very scared little girl and I might snap at you even though I don't have teeth. I take just a few minutes to warm up to a new person. Once I know you I will let you pick me up and if you are sitting on the couch I want to be picked up and sit with you. I have come such a long way!!
I will not require a fenced yard as I am doing great walking on a leash. I prefer to be on the couch at night. I sleep through the night and don’t make a sound. I’m sure I would love to cuddle under the covers with you as well. I do well with other small dogs. Due to my tiny size no children for me please and I would like a family who has lots of time for me!
I have recently been diagnosed with Cushing’s disease and I’m taking medication to regulate that. It will cost about $50 every 2 to 3 months and will require that I go in for some monitoring at the vet until we get the levels just right. I can still live many more years with this as long as you keep me on my medication.
I am spayed, microchipped, up to date on my shots, and on monthly flea and heartworm preventative. A small lump was removed from my tummy and has been sent out for pathology. I am ready to find my forever home. My adoption fee is $100.