Dash

Dash

Good with Dogs
Good with Kids
Housetrained
Shots Up to Date
Spayed/Neutered

Dash is a male chihuahua/terrier mix that is estimated to be approximately 4 months old. He was found running along a busy highway all alone in Indiana. Thankfully a good samaritan scooped him up and brought him to the shelter. Dash is a very sweet, loving, playful, happy little guy, but it is clear that he has not had the best start to his life. For the past month his foster family has been working hard on getting Dash to feel more confident, to trust and not be fearful, and is working on housebreaking in a positive manner and he has made significant gains. Dash loves to play with toys and the other large dogs in the home. He is still fearful being outside on his own but loves going outside with his dog friends. Out of a desire to be protective in a fearful situation Dash can be a little growly (like a lot of little dogs) but stops immediately after being reprimanded and assured he is safe. Dash's biggest challenge has been housebreaking. After using a lot of positive reinforcement Dash now feels comfortable doing his business outside, but he does require the use of potty pads inside for backup. He uses the potty pads on a daily basis. It is going to take an adopter with extreme patience to continue working on this issue, as it appears much of his hardships in his short life were caused by negative housebreaking techniques. Dash is also not fond of inclement weather which complicates the situation. On a positive note, Dash sleeps in bed through the night with his foster parents and LOVES to cuddle up close all night. He is also fond of being a couch potato and can Netflix binge with the best of them! Dash has been crated for very short periods of time, but really doesn't care for it. With his consistent use of potty pads, he is usually given the run of the house when left home alone. Dash really is a diamond in the rough and has wriggled his way into the hearts of his foster family. He is a fantastic little puppy who deserves a wonderful, patient person/family who will help him navigate through his issues. He has been neutered and is up-to-date on his vaccinations. His adoption fee is $250.00. Additional puppy shots will be required, at the adopter's cost/vet. If you think Dash may be your new little guy, please call Jodi at 630-978-7323.

Adoption fee includes:
- microchip
- free 30 days of pet insurance (requires activation)
- spay/neuter
- age appropriate vaccinations: bordetella, DH(L)PP, rabies
- heartworm preventive & flea/tick preventive (when necessary)
- deworming