Jade - Adopted!

Name(s): Jade
Age: 4 ½ years old
Size (weight): 11 lbs
Coat & colour: Red short haired chi-weenie (Chihuahua/Dachshund)
Temperament: Very shy and timid at first – needs a proper introduction to humans and animals alike. Sweet, playful, spunky once she gets to know you.
Good with Dogs: Yes, with proper introduction
Good with Cats: Yes
Good with Kids: Unknown, but would only recommend a home with children 12 and over
Housetraining: Yes
Suitable for an Apartment: No, she is a typical dachshund and is a barker.
Origin: Owner surrender
Adoption Fee: $350

And now a few words from me:

Hi, I’m Jade. I came to CDRO to start a new life, and boy, it sure has been exciting. When I first arrived at foster mom’s house, I was pretty scared and timid. I didn’t even want to come out of my crate. But with some time, and some coaxing, I came out to say hello. It took me a few days to warm up to my new environment and to the other animals in the house, but now we all adore each other! We play together, go for long walks together, and best of all, we get to cuddle up, and it’s terrific! I was the only dog in my house before CDRO, and I never learned how to act around other dogs. I would growl at them because I was scared. I never knew how wonderful it could be to have a canine friend of my own. Now I’m learning how to greet other dogs properly, and to know that they are my friends. Foster mom says I need to go to a home with at least one other dog so I can continue to learn social skills and be a happier dog.

I’m crate-trained and will sleep all night soundly in my crate, but I’d prefer to cuddle up next to you in the big bed if you’ll allow it. I promise I won’t take up much space and foster mom says I don’t even move! I used to spend my days in my crate too. I really love my crate but I just want to be with the other dogs now. One day I was given a chance to spend the day snoozing in the kitchen with the other dogs, and I just loved it so much that I was a super good girl! I didn’t chew anything or mess anywhere at all. Now I get to spend every day out of my crate with my friends.

Even though foster mom is taking good care of me, I’d really like to find a family of my own. I may take a bit of effort on your part, but I promise, it’ll be worth it! Can’t wait to meet you!

Love, Jade

And now a few words from my foster family:

Jade is a wonderful little chi-weenie who is an absolute sweetheart. She didn’t experience much socialization with other dogs in her previous life, and can be a bit snarly with them unless she is slowly introduced. She is timid and shy around new people as well, but once she warms up to you, she is the first to greet you at the door and let you know how excited she is that you’re home.

Jade’s adoptive family will need to continue to work on both her socialization and her fear issues. Consistency and commitment with this girl is the key to her happiness. Another dog in the family is also a definite must.

Jade is a barker, and therefore is not suitable for an apartment or condo.
She absolutely loves going for walks and is terrific in the car. She enjoys being outside in the backyard with our dogs and loves to run and play with them. She is housebroken and hasn’t had an accident in the house since she came into care, but she will piddle when she’s excited or submissive. The more confident Jade becomes, the more her personality shines. She really wants to please you and loves the extra cuddles she gets as a reward. She’s come a long way in the short time she’s been with us, and has a lot to offer to the right family