Little Lassie

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Little Lassie

Female, three or so years old
Three and a half pounds full grown

Sable and white

Little Lassie is very new to our program.  She was an owner surrender to a local animal shelter which, given her heavy flea infestation, was a good thing.  This poor dog has more weight in fleas than her actual weight!

Terrified at the shelter she was nipping and crouched back in a corner looking incredibly threatening for such a small dog.  When workers  tried to give her a shot she rewarded them by nipping them.  So, then she was in quarantine which just continued the terrifying experience for her.  I regardless of her foul mood rescue_chihuahua_posterand not so nice behavior, shelter employees took pity on her and just  asked us over and over if we would take her.  I tried three times to get close to her while she was at the shelter and she would not have anything to do with me!

Then Dennis goes in to the animal shelter, goes into her cage and snuggles down close to her and she did den_little_lassie_alita_may_22_2010after just a short while, climb into his lap! 

Here she is, in her arms, with another scared chichi he also brought home from the shelter that day.  Her name is Alita. 

You can also see how small both of these chichi’s are.  Alita is also in that 3-4 pound range and also scared but doesn’t nip like Little Lassie will nip.

Lassie was sitting on the couch with me, she caught her leg in a string and was starting to freak out.  I reached to help her and turned around and nipped me in the palm.  It’s a tiny mark but she will nip when she get’s scared.  She is getting better and better and eventually will not do that but it’s going to take awhile for her to build her trust. 

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The Name Game:  I look one look at this little thing and she reminded me of Lassie!  So, I named her Little Lassie.  And yes, she really is that cute!  She is a long haired buff, with a sweeping tail, white tipped toes, a big white bib and a white mark on her nose!

She sleeps with us at night.  She loves to snuggle up around our heads and will eventually – because we move her – settle at the end of the bed or under the covers.  She is incredibly sweet.

Obviously this is not a dog for a home with children nor will she be a playmate for grandchildren.  She does not care for den_little_lassie_alita2_may_22_2010 big dogs, she does not mind cats.  She does appear to be pretty much housetrained but come winter, she may need puppy pads due to her small size.

She would do best in a home with at least one other small dog, preferably a Chihuahua.

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

Medical: She is spayed, 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 (thank goodness!).

Making a Difference

PetsConnect! is an all volunteer not-for-profit organization moving into out Tenth Year!
All the animals are in foster homes and well cared for, we pay our bills, make our thank yous and our volunteers work very hard to run PetsConnect! as a professional, caring, friendly business! 
The animals in our program come from local animal shelters and to the employees and volunteers of our local animal shelters we are most grateful and thankful for the hard, emotionally taxing work they engage in daily.

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