"Puddin continues to make progress and we are pleased to see it! He is eating well and loves meal time!
Puddin is fully housebroken. When we let him outside, he rarely pees on himself anymore!
He still hasn't shown any interest in toys. He spends lots of time stretching and swinging his head around. It's almost like he's invented his own way of playing!
Puddin now goes up and down short flights of stairs! He's also quite the jumper, and has surprised us several times with his skills!
He can still be protective of the females in the house and is cautious of strangers, but has warmed up a lot and loves his cuddle time with everyone equally.
Puddin also loves going for walks! He's built up his strength and learned leash manners very quickly. He can be pretty easily excitable by the foreign sights of cars and other dogs but he is learning to stay calm.
We still recommended him not going to a household with small children or large dogs."
Puddin is recovering well from his neuter & dental he had in early March. He is also now up to date on all his vaccines.
Although most of his teeth were pulled, it made a world of difference for him because he was hardly eating before, and now it's all he wants to do.
Puddin does not go up and down stairs!
He spends his day curled up on a lap, or with one of his foster sisters. He is such a love! He has no interest in playing with toys, he would much rather be pet.
He is pretty much housebroken at this point but still wears a belly band because if he is frightened by a loud noise he will have an accident.
We are very proud of his progress in such a short period of time! He is crate trained. He has learned to wear a collar & walk on a leash exceptionally well. We have introduced him to a few neighbors and he can be friendly but will nip at someone if he feels scared. We learned that he does not get along well with big dogs.
Puddin still pees on his front legs almost every time he goes out to the bathroom so he needs a quick rinse when he comes in.
He can be possessive but we are currently working to correct this behavior and seeing gradual improvement.
He also has some anxiety that is triggered by any unexpected sudden movements or loud noises. He runs, hides & trembles. (This includes sounds like the vacuum & blender)
Puddin would do best in a quiet home where he would get a lot of attention and is not left alone for long periods of time. Ideally, one with another small dog & not recommended for a household with small children."
Puddin is a 2 year male Chi-Chi (chinese crested-chihuahua mix) fostered in NY.
We picked him up Sat 2/6 and brought him home to his 2 foster sisters who have been a big help comforting him & showing him the ropes.
He is very timid and doesn't know what toys are yet but likes to watch his foster-sisters play!
He doesn't like to be alone, so he will need another dog in the home for support.
He is super sweet, gentle & very affectionate.
He hates loud noises and sudden movements. One interesting thing about Puddin is we have yet to hear him bark! (yawning & growling at a big dogs occasionally walk down the street is all we've heard yet)
We are working on getting him used to wearing a collar/leash, clothes & learning to go to the bathroom outside regularly. He is doing great with crate training.
If he's not on my lap, he's curled up with Charley on one of the dog couches.
He has not been around children that we know of and does not get along with large dogs. We still have a lot to learn about Puddin because he's only been with us a few days.
He is rescued from a backyard breeder and has spent most of his life in a small pen shared with about 8 other male dogs.
He wobbles a bit when he walks, but gets around just fine. He doesn't do stairs but can easily hop on/off the couch.
He also urinates on his front legs every time he goes to the bathroom so needs to be rinsed off each time. Because of marking, he wears a belly band indoors.
His teeth are in poor condition so he is having a difficult time eating. We currently have him on a soft food diet.
He is scheduled for a dental during his neuter next month.
Puddin is on the road to a happy, healthy life & it won't be long before he's ready for adoption!