Size:  Small 6-7 lbs

Age: 10

Breed: Chihuahua

History:   He was an owner surrender to the rescue. We don’t have much information, but it’s believed that he came from a bad situation due to his wariness of people and the fact that he is slow to trust. He has made lots of progress with his anxiety and learning to trust people and feel safe. He is terrified of children and doesn’t always like to be picked up, unless he initiates wanting to be picked up or moved onto one’s lap.


Note from Pappy's Foster:   Pappy can be slow to trust new people in the home and can be a bit defensive, until he learns that he is safe and loved. He begins to show trust and will initiate more contact, then he learns to fall in love with new people. He will allow people to pet him, hold him and rub his belly once he finds them trustworthy. He loves attention! Once comfortable, he likes to be the center of attention and will have no problem taking in all of the love and attention that he can be showered with!


A Note from Pappy:   I'm learning that not all humans will hurt me, but it still takes a little time for me to trust people I don't know.  I prefer a home without children, they really do scare me. They are not always careful around tiny senior dogs and run around like crazy puppies!  I would like a loving, patient person who will allow me to adjust to my new surrounding and family.  If you happened to have a fenced in yard, that would be amazing!  I love the outdoors, taking leisurely walks and sunbathing.  My foster family is great, but I know it’s temporary.  I really want a family of my very own!

Favorite pastime:  Relaxing on the sofa or in his bed, cuddling or sitting with family on the sofa, sun bathing and spending time outside when the weather is nice. He does enjoy occasionally playing with toys and other dogs. He often carries his favorite toy with him and takes it into bed with him. He loves blankets, he likes to bury and hide in the blanket to take naps.


Favorite toys / snacks:  Cheese, PB treats, sweet potatoes, green beans and Dream Bones

Medical Info:  Anxiety, collapsing trachea and heart murmur.

Special Needs:  He only takes anxiety medication at this time, twice a day. It will be important to recognize that if he develops a consistent and chronic cough, that he will need a vet check for his heart. He has been doing well for several months, with no chronic cough.

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A Cautious Little Man

All of Pappy's medical costs will be covered through the LOVS program.  For more information, see the LOVS home page.

If you fall in love with Pappy after reading his profile and want to meet him, you can click the link at the end of his profile to fill out an application!

Pappy's Angels - Sponsors

  • Renee Painter-Claypool

  • Mary Sprajcar

  • Deb Kraemer

We are foster-home based and do not have a central facility to visit rescues.

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