Available for Adoption
Estimated Age: 8 Years
Sex: Neutered male
Estimated Breed: Long Haired Chihuahua Mix
Weight: 15 lbs
Good with dogs? Yes
Good with cats?
Good with children? Yes
Special/Medical Needs: Vision impaired
Estimated Energy Level: Low
Minimum Adoption Fee: $650
Current Location: Cremona, AB
Our foster dog Harry, who responds better to Calvin, is a very sweet old gentleman. He is the happiest when he is around people and is happy to lounge around whether it be on your lap or under your chair.
While in foster-care he does have his own room that he sleeps in, and he will bark for a few minutes before falling asleep but has yet to bark otherwise.
He has a very calm disposition but still enjoys going for walks, he is good on leash but sometimes gets confused as to which way he’s been going because of his eyesight, our walks are generally slow with lots of sniffing. We recommend a short leash to help direct him and never off-leash.
When you talk to Calvin it’s like the best day of his life, he is SO happy to receive attention, he will lick you endlessly.
Calvin has been great with our 2.5-year-old toddler, and treats him the same as us, with respect and love. We have not seen any aggression towards anyone at all.
Calvin is good with our two dogs and generally doesn’t pay them any attention, he does growl when he is on the couch and another dog jumps up, he will also growl if he’s in your lap and another dog approaches but has yet to react beyond growling. If you pet him while he’s on the ground, he will not growl if other dogs are around. I think it’s mostly his eyesight that confuses him.
He is house-trained but does need to be let out frequently as he has been marking in our home. He is still intact but BARCs will have him neutered which should help. A male diaper or bellyband while in the home will reduce this issue.
He is good in his crate in the car and typically just falls asleep.
He has a good appetite and will eat his food morning and night with no problems, I will add water to his food as he has had a dental in the past and is missing teeth but has no problem eating kibble. He does eat a little slower but has yet to leave a bowl unfinished.
Calvin seems to be able to see shadows but has very little depth perception and will not attempt to go upstairs. We fear Calvin will fall downstairs if they are not blocked. Calvin also has troubles getting off the couch, for this reason I believe he would do best with a family who is home a lot or someone who can keep and eye on him while he’s out and about. A home with limited stairs is preferred or with guardians who will help him maneuver heights and keep him safe from falls.
He's a good boy who deserves a quiet loving retirement home.
If you are interested in meeting this dog, please fill out an application.