Age: 3 years
Breed: Chihuahua mix
Weight: 10 lbs
Dog friendly: Yes
Cat friendly: Yes
Kid friendly: No
House Trained: In progress
Crate Trained: In progress
Energy level: Moderate
History: From a shelter in Alabama
Adoption Fee: $500
From the Foster:
We wish we could share adorable candids of this girl, but every time you pull out the camera, Brooklyn immediately tries to wiggle in between you and the camera for kisses and snuggles. In fact, she'd prefer to spend all her time attached to your side. Her favorite thing is to curl up next to you under a blanket on the bed or the couch.
Brooklyn currently lives with another dog and a cat. She has shown very little interest in the other dog, and in all honesty, we're not actually sure she realizes the cat exists. She does notice squirrels and enjoys giving chase (something that needs to be prevented while she goes through heartworm treatment -- couch potato status is mandatory until she gets the all clear from the vet).
While Brooklyn is a little lovebug, it's clear she didn't get as much socialization as is ideal when she was a puppy. She is shy of new people and uncomfortable in unfamiliar places. She is easily wound up and can be mouthy. For these reasons, she would not be a good match for a home with children.
While she can be mouthy and may nibble at people's hands, Brooklyn does not chew things inappropriately. She likes edible chews like bully sticks, but has not shown much interest in toys. She has done mostly well with house training, but will need reinforcement in her new home. Crate training is in progress and slow, as she has some separation anxiety. When left alone, she will bark and howl, and if crated, dig at the crate. Plus side, when you're home with her, her barking is not excessive. She often ignores people passing by, preferring to hang out with her people.
Brooklyn has a lot of potential and a lot of love to give to her new person. She will need a home without shared walls and one where the adopter is willing to put in some time helping her build her confidence.
The veterinarians at Secondhand Hounds found crystals in my urine, and I will need to be on a prescription urinary diet long term to dissolve these crystals, as well as to prevent future crystal formation.