Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 8 pounds
Foster home: Paula & Tim
Sweet Phoebe came to APB as an owner surrender. She is a 3-4 year old, 8 lb, spayed, female
Chihuahua, UTD on shots, HW-, and microchipped. Phoebe is house trained and will whine when
she needs to go out. Keeping her on a schedule will help too. She has used piddle pads in foster
care. Phoebe does walk well on a leash and will relieve herself while leash walking. However, she
loves to run and is a younger dog so a secure fenced yard would be the preferred situation for this
little girl. She is crate trained in the foster home but does whine a little at first because she wants to
go where ever her person is going. Phoebe loves car rides! She also enjoys destuffing toys and will
even play fetch. She is not an inappropriate chewer and focuses her gnawing needs on toys and dog
bones. She responds well to verbal commands. Phoebe also has this cute habit of sitting on her back
legs when she wants something or to see better. For that reason, we have nicknamed her our little
Phoebe is all Chihuahua in her mannerisms and researching this breed will help any adopter
understand what these little dogs are about. She has keen ears and will bark but is not yappy. She
can be aloof with new people at first but will warm up once she knows them…. especially when given
chicken! Phoebe seems to prefer humans to other dogs. We found in the foster home that she does
like clothes and seems to feel more confident about life when dressed. We actually found her trying
to put on one of her t-shirts by herself!!! Phoebe does get cold too and will burrow under blankets!
She will also retreat to her crate when she needs a break from the world around her.
Phoebe can be a bit dog selective. Because of this, and because Phoebe seems to prefer human
company, we will want to place her as an only dog in any new home. We do not know how she is with
cats. Phoebe can be protective of her food and toys with other dogs, and while we have never
witnessed her exhibiting this behavior with people, we will not place Phoebe in a home with children.
Dog experience will be necessary to adopt Phoebe and Chihuahua experience would be preferred.
The perfect home for Phoebe would be a calm one, where she is the center of attention with her
humans and where she can be spoiled and doted on. She would love a home where she can
travel/adventure with her humans, take leisurely walks on a warm summer evening and lap lounge
with her perfect person on those cold Michigan nights.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with specific questions.
If you would like to apply for this dog, click here: Adoption Application