Not available for interstate adoption
Rex ~ Chihuahua
Looking for love
Small Male Chihuahua Mix
- Rescue group:
- Dog Rescue Newcastle
- PetRescue ID:
- New South Wales
Introducing Rex. Our 2yo "special needs" Chihuahua Puppy. Unfortunately, Rex didn't have a good start to life before being surrendered to Dog Rescue so has ‘special needs’ and requires a ‘special home’ to join.
**Please read the full profile and only apply if you think you have what Rex requires in his FOREVER home**
Rex takes some time to warm up to people and will be best suited to a home with a middle aged female who has low foot traffic household (minimal people coming and going) and ideally someone who lives alone and is home majority of the time. Rex cannot be around or near children of any age, as he has had many bad experiences with children in the past which has made him unsuitable to a home with children/young adults. He’s not good with males either which is why we’re asking for a middle age, retired, female only household.
Due to his size he will need an extremely secure house/yard (he’s a tiny 2.2kg) as he can fit through even the smallest of gaps and tries to escape when doors are opened. A fully enclosed front and back yard will ensure that he doesn’t escape, as well as an inaccessible (to him) front door.
Rex enjoys playing with other dogs of similar size as long as he has a good introduction. Ideally we’d like to see him go to a home with another young Chihuahua pup or a similar toy breed for a play mate.
Rex is currently living with another Chihuahua, 3 other small female dogs and an inside cat, although he is best suited to a home without a cat.
Rex can display some food aggression if other dogs/people come near him while eating or when food is around so he will need to be fed separately. Food cannot be left out.
Rex loves being indoors and outdoors but he needs to be allowed inside most of the time, as being so small and having short hair he feels the cold easily. He sleeps in a coat and will occasionally wear one during the day as well to keep him warm.
Rex sleeps inside in a crate and he is very well behaved and enjoys the crate as his safe place. He loves having that special comfort zone to call his own.
He is almost on top of his toilet training and has already come very far in this area. He is still learning to sit, stay and come and he is making progress every day. He will require ongoing training - this is a MUST! He has been through a lot and he’s still not trusting of people, so he requires lots of time and training daily to help assist him and is very responsive to food/treat rewards.
**** Rex is only available to Newcastle/Lake Macquarie and close surrounding suburbs only. Due to his special requirements we feel its best that he stay local.****
For more information or to meet Rex, please contact his foster carer Erin by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Rex is in foster care in Edgeworth, NSW (5 minutes from the Newcastle exit off the M1) and is not available for adoption interstate (Newcastle/Hunter/Lake Macquarie/Central Coast regions only).
Rex’s adoption fee is $500 and he is desexed, vaccinated, treated for fleas and worms, microchipped, and lifetime registered. You can see all our available dogs at www.dogrescuenewcastle.com.au
(1) The first step is to phone or email the foster carer listed on the pet's profile (scroll to the bottom on the description). They can answer your questions and will ask you about the sort of home you are offering and may ask you to fill in our Adoption Questionnaire http://www.dogrescuenewcastle.com.au/adopt/adoptionquestionnaire.docx
(2) If the questionnaire is approved you can arrange to meet the pet, usually at the foster carer's home or nearby.
(3) If that goes well we will arrange a property check so we can verify that your home and yard are suitable for the pet you've selected. We will ask to see photo ID.
(4) If both sides agree, then you can pay for and adopt your new family member! The two week trial begins on the day of adoption.
More details of our Adoption Procedure on our website: http://www.dogrescuenewcastle.com.au/adopt.html#procedure