Available for Adoption
Estimated Birth Date: May 17, 2020
Sex: Neutered Male
Estimated Breed: Chihuahua Welsh Corgi Mix
Weight: 20 lbs.
Good with dogs: Unknown
Good with cats: Yes, but dog savvy cats as his energy can be a bit too much for some
Good with children: No
Special/Medical Needs: He can be jumpy, nippy, and lunges. He is currently on medication to help with his anxiety, and he may need to be on this medication for the rest of his life. We will be working with a trainer to assist with these behaviours. Whoever adopts him will need to continue on with his training and this will be a lifelong endeavor. He resource guards his toys as well.
Estimated Energy Level: High
Current Location: Edmonton
Adoption fee: $650
- smart, curious, wanting to please.
- learning good leash manners.
- good in the car.
- good with assertive cats, won’t chase them unless they run.
- housetrained as long as he’s put out every couple of hours. With practice/routine, he will learn to “ask” to go out.
- appears to be good with other dogs. Will sit and wag his tail as dogs walk past him on the walking trails.
- has bonded very quickly with me (woman) and wants to cuddle with me, sit with me, sleep with me, etc. he is very loving with me.
- he sleeps well in his crate.
- doesn’t bark much, only when strangers in the house.
- loves walks and running around the back yard.
Some behaviours that need work:
- very curious about people and pets while outside. However, he can be very reactive when newcomers enter the home, and he needs to be placed in his kennel until he calms down. With patience, he can slowly be introduced but it is at his pace and initiative. No petting allowed, until he accepts them, he will growl, and mouth at them if they move around too quickly.
- no younger children, teenagers should be ok because of their size.
- Protective of his toys and what he considers to be “his stuff”. May be mouthy if he thinks you’re getting too close to his toys.
- jumping, mouthing, lunging are negatives.
He can be jumpy, nippy, and lunges. He is currently on medication to help with his anxiety, and he may need to be on this medication for the rest of his life. We will be working with a trainer to assist with these behaviours. Whoever adopts him will need to continue on with his training, and training will be a lifelong endeavor.
Chato is a very good dog for the right person if they are willing to work with him on his negative behaviours. He’s smart, so he should improve over time and with patience. A muzzle might help.
If you are interested in meeting this dog, please fill out an application.