Little Joe: five pound chichi

little_joe_july_13_2016 (7)psMeet Little Joe.
This little guy landed in a local animal shelter when he was no longer wanted by his family.  We don’t know why they didn’t want him.  He is small, all of five pounds so the shelter employees felt it would be best if he went into rescue so they called us.
When I went to the shelter to pick him up an employee was holding him in her arms.  She went to hand him to me and all I saw were teeth!   Silly little dog.  So, we put him in a cat carrier for the trip home.
When I got home I put him still inside his cat carrier in a puppy pen, opened the carrier door and left him alone.   My seven year old grandtwins were visiting at the time so I told him, “Now, leave this little dog alone because he is having a rough time and may bite you.”
I then went upstairs to get dinner ready.
little_joe_july_13_2016 (4)psNot 45 minutes later I went back downstairs to let them know dinner was about ready and, well, I sure was surprised to find the little chichi in my granddaughters lap with her saying to me, “Grandma, he is friendly!.”chichi_july_2_2016 006ps
Little girls, they just have a way with the animals.
Little Joe took a couple days to warm up to  me and a few more to warm up to my husband but he is good with us now.

Little Joe is great with other dogs, kittens and children, or at least my grandchildren.
He is chichi through and through and has that attitude they are so famous for.  He would do best with a person who is somewhat familiar with the breed and has the time and patience to work with him.

chichi_july_2_2016 030psTrue to his breed, once one over he is loyal to a fault!  He follows us everywhere and will, even, at times rest his little head on my foot.  It’s so sweet.

He sleeps in a crate at night which he shares with Mack but he would love to sleep in bed with us.

I take him out every couple hours for a potty break and he has had no accidents but I’m not sure if he is house trained or I’m just getting him outside enough.
He stays with me when outside.

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Little Joe 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: $250
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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