Boots

boots_april_11_2015 (8)psABBoots turned a year old this past March 17th so he is still a youngster.
Boots is a Chihuahua mix, brown with white.  We named him Boots because the white on his feet makes him look like he has white boots.

Boots is on the smaller side, weighing in at just under 13 pounds but for a chichi he is large.

The best thing about Boots is that he is house trained.  He has not had a single accident in his foster home.
The worst thing about Boots is the way he reacts to crates.  When in a crate he changes and will growl when we  put our hand in his crate.  We have been working with him and he is much better than he was when he first came to us.  He also has some gate and fence reactions when there is a dog on the other side.  Boots would not be a good dog to have if your neighbors have dogs that run the fence.  Boots would be better in a fenced yard with no dogs yards next door or better yet, leash walked.
In fact, Boots would be a nice little apartment dog.  He is so good about being in the house and he loves to go for walks and walks well on a leash.
He will need work though when coming up to other dogs, especially bigger dogs.

Boots is doing fine with other dogs but I suspect he would be the best dog if he had a home to call his own.
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Boots has very obviously been beaten, and a lot.
When we first brought him home from the shelter he freaked out when he saw a leash.  The first couple weeks he would crawl around on his belly peeing everywhere – he was that scared.
Now he comes when called and does not pee or crawl though sometimes he will slouch a bit but by and by that is going away too.

Boots likes to bark at noises, strange people, strange dogs, etc.  He is getting better but his new owners will need to continue to work with him on barking.
He is much better in that respect too and I think if there were not other dogs in the house he would be a lot quieter.  He just likes to announce what those other dogs are up to!

Boots sleeps in our bedroom at night.  He likes to curl up on the end of the bed and is a good sleeper.

He has been fine with the cats.  We have not had him around children but I’d say no small children for sure.
Maybe in time when someone has continued to work with him he will be fine with children of all ages but for now, he needs more work.

A really nice dog for the right family.

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Boots is available for adoption.  If you are interested, please fill out an application and email it to us as an attachment.

Click here for adoption application

Medical: He is neutered, micro chipped, wormed, and up to date on shots.
Microchip: Included in the adoption is the registration of the AVID micro chip in the new owner’s name.
Adoption fee: $225
Leash and Collar or Harness:   a Lupine brand harness or collar and leash are provided for each canine.  Lupine has a life time guarantee; if chewed, the company will replace it free of charge.

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