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Size: Small
Age: Senior
Gender: Male
Breeds: Chihuahua, Crossbreed
Unknown with Cats/Kids

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Looking for a pint sized pup to add to your home? You’ve found your guy.

Norbert, aka Nobby, a tiny chihuahua mix, was found running the streets of a small town in MA. He was taken care of in a local animal hospital, who checked him out thoroughly. He is now in a foster home in MA. He is a cute, adorable, but initially fearful little thing. He does not like strangers. Therefore, we are looking for an adopter who has some experience with fearful dogs.

Once Nobby warms up to new people, he loves to get petted and get on your lap for belly rubs. He did this with his foster mom even before he had overcome his fear of her, as a new person. Fearful, yes but also people loving and able to overcome with patience and understanding. And Norbert learns to trust quickly. He’s one of those dogs where once he trusts you, you are in for life. Since Norbet is fearful around new people, we are looking for a calm 1-2 person household with no kids. Norbert must have another dog in the house too. He gains confidence when he has another little dog around. An adopter with Chihuahua experience is preferred for this guy.

This guy is a HUGE cuddler. Norbert buries himself under a blanket next to his human until he wants more belly rubs. And he is not afraid to nudge people, with his tiny little Chihuahua paws or head, for more pets. He certaintly lets you know that belly rubs and cuddles with his people are his number one priority! He walks well on the leash, and enjoys a daily 2 miles or more walk easily. He loves running in the yard. He must have been in a nice home before he was found as a stray. He is to play. He must know living in a house, as he loves to sit on the sofa, even better on your lap on the sofa and is a begger for human food.

He has a fairly significant heart murmur, but his lab work is normal as of right now, so nothing needed besides regular check-ups at this time. He has some allergies and takes benadryl at this time. He has been neutered, but still needs some dental work that is scheduled and Paws New England will take care of. He is already missing a lot of teeth, and most likely will have multiple more removed. He is housebroken. He will howl, if his human leaves the house for 30 minutes or so, he is not an apartment dog for that reason. Foster mom and 4 legged siblings are smitten with this little peanut and think that he is a little gem for the right, active person who offers a dog sibling.

See Norbert in action (guaranteed to add a smile to your day):

Name: Norbert
Breed: Chihuahua mix
Sex: Male
Age: 7 ½ years old
Weight: 7.5 pounds
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Negative
Microchipped: Yes

Good with Children: No kids for this pint sized guy
Good with Dogs: Yes- so far has done well with other dogs the same size or larger
Good with Cats: Unknown

Adoption Fee: $300.00

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Paws New England is a rescue, not a shelter, and as such we do not have our dogs housed in one location - they are in foster homes both in New England and in our southern foster homes.   If you’re interested in a specific dog, please complete a short online application and you will receive a reply within 48 hours so you can ask questions.

At present, if a dog is listed on our website, the dog is considered still available HOWEVER, may have applications that have come in before yours but it’s still too early to know if any are a good match; therefore we encourage you to apply.

NOTICE WITH REGARD TO LOCATION OF DOGS:  Please note: Paws New England is a foster-based rescue. We do not have a brick and mortar building to house the dogs we rescue. We have found that dogs in foster homes are much more adoptable because they have been observed in a home setting. Dogs listed with Paws New England typically reside in various locations throughout the south (primarily Tennessee, Texas, and Arkansas) and New England (not necessarily in the state of Rhode Island). You will be notified by the adoption coordinator of the location of the dog you are interested in so you have the ability to decide whether to pursue adoption or not.

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