Breed: Chihuahua (3kg)
Age: 8 years
Background – Ghost, or Archie as he is now known arrived in our care when his family were no longer able to keep him. Archie has been in foster care where he has lived in a quiet home with a resident rescue Lurcher whilst recovering from surgery to remove a benign tumour.
Character – Archie is super people friendly and confident – he is exceptionally well socialised in many different environments and takes everything in his teeny tiny strides! Archie is a very happy dog and a real character – he is loved by everyone he meets. Although he is older, he behaves like a very young dog and can actually be rather puppy like – he loves Parkour and zoomies and even uses his sleeping foster sister as a high jump!
Outside of the home – Archie is very good on the lead and enjoys a stroll, but is also very happy to go in a sling in very busy areas to avoid being stood on. Archie comes out an about with me a lot – he is always very well behaved on brunches out, quiz nights at the pub and even regularly accompanies me around trips to the mall where he always receives lots of fuss. Archie travels well in the car so is an easy companion for trips.
In the home – Archie has free rein of his foster home and is very happy being snuggled up with his humans on the sofa – in the evenings he climbs up onto my lap and paws at my dressing gown until he is allowed to curl up inside to get all cosy. Archie sleeps downstairs at night (to avoid him being squished by his foster sister) and settles without issue. When I go out Archie stays in the kitchen snuggled up with his teddies and is perfectly happy with this – he is used to being left for four hours at a time but is equally happy going for visits with family for babysitting. Archie is very lazy with his wee’s and poo’s and so you have to take him out to the garden regularly or else he’ll do them in the house.
Other animals – Archie lives with a very large rescue dog and goes for very regular visits to his grandparents where there are several smaller dogs in residence. Archie can sometimes be very snappy with other dogs (although 90% of the time plays just fine) and so we feel that he would be best placed as a solo pooch. Archie has previously lived with a cat for a very long time but has shown a want to chase them in foster so again best placed without.
Type of home – Archie would be best as an only dog but otherwise would be happy with most family set ups, be it a young and lively family or an older person – he will need a secure garden as he likes to potter around and this will also help with his toilet training needs. Archie likes children and lived with young children for eight years.
Health – Archie recently had surgery to remove a benign tumour and this issue is now resolved. There are no other health problems and he is fit as a fiddle! Archie eats wet food (he didn’t get on with raw food) but isn’t a fussy eater. He enjoys natural treats such as chicken feet for snacks!
Adoption – Archie is a very special dog and will only go to his new home when the perfect family is found. Archie is in foster care in North Bristol and his adopters must be willing to come and visit him several times before adoption to help him adjust. Archie will come with all of his own things to help his transition, including his jumpers, properly fitted harness, beds etc.
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