February 12th, 2019


*THIS DOG IS NOT BEING RE-HOMED THROUGH THE PIXIE PROJECT. THIS IS A COURTESY POST ONLY; PLEASE CONTACT BARBARA AT THE INFO BELOW FOR MORE INFO*

Bubito (Little Bub), Chihuahua Mix, 2.5 yrs 8.5-9 lbs, black with tan and white Has all vaccinations, microchip needs updating with new name, teeth look good, vet records available. Housebroken, not a yapper, loves to run in a fenced yard with canine pals. Female canine pal preferred. Especially likes big, gentle dogs, but also likes some smaller dogs if they’re calm. Preferable is an owned home with two adults, no young children and no babies planned or expected. It would be great if one person works at home.

He’s extremely alert, food-motivated and learns quickly. Knows various commands. Bubito’s fun, loves to play, ride in the car in his car seat (with a hot water bottle in cold weather), and hang out in the car while you get your groceries. Walks well on a leash, is an enthusiastic walker if weather is not too cold or wet and he doesn’t stop to sniff, only to people watch. If you want to hike, with a little training, he might like to be carried in a pack or sling. He pees like a girl dog so he won’t water your flowers. He’s a cuddler on the sofa or under the covers at night. Bubito loves humans and was a hit recently at a sit-down brunch for 12 in a crowded apartment. French food and a dog to sit on laps – what more could you ask for? He spreads the love rather than clinging to just one person.

He had some tough times before being rescued, starving, flea-infested from a darkened garage in September, but has come a very long way with his foster mom. He’s learning to stay home alone in his playpen in the front window with his bed and a pet monitor set up so he can be watched. Progress is excellent with only one or two howls and one two barks. The little guy still has bad dreams sometimes when he’s falling asleep and starts to growl, barks once, and falls fast asleep again. He still gets cranky about 9 at night and growls, but patience and kind talk is easing his fear. I suspect that he was kept in a garage at night before he was actually left there to starve. He’s met with a dog behaviorist who has helped me help him with his healing. I am willing to dogsit for him occasionally and/or offer explanations of what he might be trying to “say”. He’s a bright little dog and understands a lot. Please contact Barbara at bapa.pk@gmail.com or call 503-819-5193. Please leave a message as I don’t respond if driving, etc.







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