Toto is a 6 year old male Pomeranian cross Chihuahua looking for an experienced home. Toto came to us under threat of being euthanised as he is a nervous lad who takes his time to trust his humans and surroundings. He will need understanding new adult owners who have time and patience to allow him to settle and gain his trust. He so desperately wants his own special human and we are hoping someone somewhere has a Toto shaped space in their hearts. As soon as he trusts you, he enjoys strokes, tummy tickles and attention. He likes his food and will sit perfectly for a treat when asked. He also loves to play tug of war with his toys and fetch. He is house trained.
Toto will tolerate living with a confident cat or another dog, but can initially be hesitant around other animals, so can growl or try to avoid if he can. He would probably settle into a new home faster without other animals in his home to worry about but if the owner understands his fear he will be fine. Toto is in foster with 2 small dogs and a cat, which he just tries to avoid where he can until he knows they won’t hurt him. He is improving every day and excellent with 2 calm labs.
If he is cornered or very scared, he may snap to warn off, he is a small dog, so his confidence needs to be built slowly where he is treated as a dog, despite his ‘handbag dog’ look. Toto does not like being picked up unless he knows you. He gets excited about walks and enjoys them, but again would try and run away if another bouncy dog won’t leave him alone, so care must be taken to keep him safe. He is excellent on his harness and extendable lead and very confident trotting along. He is fine with larger dogs as long as they leave him be and are not too bouncy or in his face.
Due to his nervous disposition an adult home will be best for Toto with a safe enclosed garden.
Toto is definitely a project but for someone who understands his fears and takes his worries away, he will become a perfect pet. He is a loyal companion and wants to desperately to please once he can trust you and will be very affectionate.
Please only apply if you have the time and patience that this boy needs, we really want his next move to be his last. He has been neutered, vaccinated and micro chipped and is up to date with flea and worming treatments. Toto is currently being fostered in Hampton TW12.