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Shirley Temple

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Size: Small
Age: Baby
Gender: Female
Breeds: Miniature Pinscher, Chihuahua
Unknown with Kids

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Hi everyone, my name is Shirley and my foster mommy wants me to introduce myself to you all in hopes of finding my perfect forever home.

I am about 18 weeks old, 7-8 lbs and a Chihuahua/ Pom mix, though foster mommy says I look more like a mini pin mix. She also tells me how stubborn I can be and that I am lucky I am so cute, hey, must be the Chihuahua in me.

I am a little shy and fearful of new people and new surroundings. I am still just a baby and need slow introductions as I scare easily and can be a bit skittish. I do warm up to people pretty quickly- it only took foster mommy one day to gain my trust- but I need you to understand that it must be on my own terms and once I know you are not going to hurt me I will become your best buddy and your shadow.

I am doing well with housetraining and only had a few potty accidents in the house. I will need someone to keep working with me on this so that I can master this housetraining stuff.

I love to play with my foster siblings, just as much as I love to cuddle with them. We run around, and cuddle together once we are tired. I am dog friendly but need slow introductions as well because I get a little scared at first. My foster mommy does not know how I am with cats or children.

I may be small, but I know what I want and I hope you can be that perfect family for me. Here are some of the things that would make you my perfect match:

1- Must have small friendly, confident and active canine sibling for me to play with. I love playing and running around with my foster siblings, so a dog around my size or slightly bigger would be ideal. I am not a fan of large dogs. I also look up to my foster siblings and feel confident when they are around. I would love to have a canine sibling to run around and be my forever buddy.
2- I will not sleep in a crate. I like to cuddle with my human and sleep right next to them all night. I will sleep all night, but I need to be with you and absolutely must cuddle with you all night. If you don’t like a dog that likes to cuddle than I am not the dog for you.
3- Preferably no small children because I am a little skittish at first and may be a flight risk.
4- Must buy me many toys. I love chewing and carrying toys around. Foster mommy says I am a bit of a toy hoarder and always have toys with me.
5- Must be patient and willing to provide me with proper exercise and training. Someone who works from home or is home a lot is ideal.
6- Must have a fenced in backyard so that I can explore and go potty on my own terms. Foster mommy is slowly introducing me to leashes and walking outside. However, I will not go potty when I am on a leash or during a walk. Everything is new to me and I am scared while on walks. I am working on this and I know I will get better but the perfect home for me would have a fenced in yard so I don’t have to worry about walks and going potty on a leash- at least not now.

See? I told you I know what I want, but above all what I really want is someone willing to love me and care for me for the rest of my life. I promise I will love you every single day. If you think you are my perfect match please apply and talk to foster mommy. Who knows, maybe you are the perfect family for me.


Name: Shirley Temple
Breed: Chihuahua/Pomeranian/Min Pin Mix
Sex: Female
Age: 16 weeks as of 3/24/2020
Weight: 8 pounds as of 4/4/2020
Spayed/Neutered: Too young - Spay/Neuter Contract will be required and strictly enforced
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Too young (testing is done at 6 months of age)
Houstrained:  Not usually
Microchipped: Yes

PLEASE - Think long and hard before adopting a puppy - consider the lifestyle change this puppy will come with - he cannot be crated for more than 3-4 hours at a time until he’s older, puppy proofing your home will be necessary, puppies scratch and nip so if you have small children, can they handle this?? Training will be so important in this puppy’s life, do you have the time??

Puppy Donation: $525.00  (includes spay/neuter surgery to be arranged by Paws New England at a partner veterinarian in several locations throughout New England).  If adopter wishes to have his/her own veterinarian perform the surgery, $100 will be reimbursed upon proof of spay/neuter

Please review this checklist for socializing puppies - do you have the time - ask yourself!!!
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