SKIPPY

SKIPPY

| M | 2 Y | Chihuahua/Wire Haired mix | Medium energy | Nervous | Loves his people | Not great with dogs | Not good with cats | Ok with dog savvy kids

Excuse us, what kind of cat is this? Meet SKIPPY! We think he’s a dog? Anyway, ADOPT HIM. He’s still pretty apprehensive of new situations, people and staircases but he’s getting better every day. He loves going for walks on mild days and is learning to love the snow. So much so that he buries his face in it to dig for worms!! He enjoys exploring the backyard as well and will occasionally chase squirrels but once he realizes he’s too far away from his human he comes right back. Currently, SKIPPY is way too dependent on his people and needs to build some independence, like yesterday. He has been working through some separation anxiety and is getting better with crying less in the crate! His new people should continue to work on positive associations with the crate so that he doesn’t see it as a scary thing and not give in to his cries. Speaking of crying he is a drama queen and if he’s in a situation that he doesn’t like he puts up a fuss expecting his people to pick him up, comfort him and remove him from the situation. Although intuitively you just want to snuggle the heck out of him because he’s an actual pom-pom he needs to learn to face things head on and save the drama for yo mama. He’s nervous around men but has developed a serious bromance with at least one dude in his life so far so with patience these relationships can definitely blossom. He is now housetrained and is good on leash. He’s very much a people dog and likely wouldn’t enjoy being home alone all day. SKIPPY does not like meeting new dogs on leash and will act like an angry/scared hot mess. He will definitely need to work on his socialization and will do best with a confident owner who is ok managing these situations. He’s met a cat and they had a full blown staring contest. SKIPPY did not win and started barking. He wouldn’t do well in a home with a cat! He’s met a dog savvy child once and was fine but shouldn’t go to a home with young children with no dog experience. He’s such a loving little character and with the proper training and support SKIPPY will be a great companion! If you’d like to meet him fill out an application to adopt!