Dexter - Adopted!

Name(s): Dexter
Age: 2 years
Size (weight): 10.5 lbs
Coat & colour: Black, tan with white chest, smooth wispy coat
Temperament: High energy, happy, sound temperament; loves to play and be chased; snuggles with humans; loves to go on walks, walks well on leash; needs to be kept socialized with humans and dogs. He is smart and sweet but needs an owner that will be firm with him or he could take over.
Good with Dogs: Yes, once proper introductions are done with large dogs, small dogs are fine
Good with Cats: Not cat tested but has a large prey drive, so probably not a good candidate for home with cat
Good with Kids: Yes, 12yrs and older who are respectful to dogs
Housetraining: Yes
Suitable for an Apartment: No
Origin: Owner surrender
Adoption Fee: $400.00

And now a few words from me:

My name is Dexter. Everyone I meet always tells me I’m so adorable. I guess that’s why I love to cuddle and be near people. It could also be because I’m a Chi weenie (Chihuahua/Dachshund mix). I’m very patient and tolerant. One of my foster humans is 14 years old, and loves to pick me up and play with me all the time. I’m always happy to be playing, being held, or simply sitting beside him. I will fall asleep pretty much anywhere (in the car, outside at baseball games, on the kitchen floor while soaking up the sun). When it’s bedtime, I gladly go to my crate, where I know all my warm blankets are waiting for me, and I’ll sleep for a solid 8 or 9 hours. Are you looking for some fun and cuddles? Let’s meet!

And now a few words from my foster family:

Dexter is a very sweet, calm, quiet little guy who loves to be around his family. He is a very loyal companion. He does, however, require extra patience and discipline when meeting other dogs (and sometimes people) as his first instinct is to bark and then charge at them. He also has a bad habit of barking when he sees a bicycle. When the doorbell rings, he is the first one to run to the door and likes to bark until he is introduced to visitors. Ongoing socialization with consistent training will help Dexter overcome this behaviour. He will be a wonderful companion in his new home.