Jada has been adopted!
Sponsored by MacKenzie B. in memory of Eli and for the love of Oscar
Jada is an adorable, quiet 6 year old, tiny sweet Chihuahua, weighing in at 6 lbs. She is friendly but shy, but once she gets to know you, she would love nothing better than to snuggle up on your lap! As Jada’s foster mom, I have seen no aggression with food or towards people! I will be introducing her to my grandchildren this week and give a report as soon as I know how she responds! Jada’s activity level is low, so she would be great for a senior! The only time I have seen her energetic is when it comes to her breakfast or dinner; she does the cutest wee “happy dance”! Jada’s two favourite things are food and sleep! She knows the word “treat” but she has never begged me for any human food! Jada isn’t really interested in toys; doesn’t chase a ball or shake a stuffy! She seems to be good with small dogs if they don’t get in her face too much, in fact, she doesn’t really bother with my 6 year old Chihuahua at all! Jada loves to sleep with her person on the bed, not by herself in a doggie bed! I never leave her alone on the bed and go out because I’m afraid of her injuring herself if she tried to jump off! I lift her on and off the bed! The adopter may want to introduce her to stairs up to the bed, as long as the top of the stairs are even with the bed so she doesn’t have to jump.
Jada has come along great with her leash training! You still have to periodically say “come on” but all-in-all, she’s doing well! She still hasn’t mastered the pee pads and that will be a problem if she doesn’t grasp it by winter, as it’s awfully cold for a wee soul like her to be out too long with her tiny paws!
Jada is a great eater; she is food motivated! However, that being said, she doesn’t get many treats here as nothing seems to appeal to her! She does love fine Liverwurst, and I fill her Kong toy with a bit and she is busy trying to lick it out! Jada is a chewer; not on anything but dog toys, so I would be very careful what you buy in case she tears a piece off and swallows it!
Jada does not jump on and off the bed; she is too tiny! Plus…she does not do well with stairs; in fact, she stays away all together! So lifting her on and off the bed would be the best for her; and carrying her anywhere she doesn’t feel comfortable as well! When we go for a walk, she has to line up the curb to jump on it! I really don’t think she has ever been outside of her home or backyard! So this is a challenge for her but she’s managing nicely!
Jada doesn’t know basic commands like sit and stay, but I believe she’s heard “lie down”, “no” or “stop”! I do not use a crate for Jada, but because she isn’t housetrained, it may be a good idea for the adopter to crate her if they go out for a while, until she gets used to pee pads or holding it! I don’t believe Jada has ever been on a leash! I will put her on the grass and she may walk a little bit and do her business but as soon as that’s done; she stands there as if to say, I’m ready to be picked up now and refuses to move! We are working on both leash training and housetraining!
Jada loves the car; the longer the ride, the better! She will either sit on your lap or in a wire crate on the back seat, curled up on a blanket! However, I wouldn’t suggest taking her for a ride immediately after she’s eaten, as the motion makes her sick to her stomach, otherwise she’s fine!
Jada has a grade 2-3 heart murmur and possible skin issues (allergies). She had a flea infestation this year so it’s possible it’s just the remnants of that, that still makes her skin itchy! As soon as her stitches come out from her spay, we will be bathing her in some good quality shampoo (with coconut oil), to see if it helps! Being a short-haired Chihuahua, she sheds, however, I haven’t seen it!
Jada was lovingly fostered by Lynda