A cute, playful fellow with a good temperament.
Last Updated: Nov 3, 2020
- Arrival date: March 16, 2020
- Breed: Schnauzer/Chihuahua mix
- Sex: Male
Puppy, Young Adult, Mature, Senior
- Weight: 14.0 Pounds
- Spayed/Neutered: Yes
- General Health:
Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor
- Temperament: Playful, affectionate, a little needy (Chi)
- Departure date: April 24, 2020, headed to A.R.N.N.E.
One of a bonded pair owned by an elderly woman who developed dementia and could no longer properly care for her boys. The woman’s daughter surrendered them to Animal Control.
Chip’s Progress Summary:
Detailed notes on this foster dog’s progress are posted below the summary.
House Dog Training
4health Salmon& Potato kibble.
In chronological order, newest at the bottom.
Progress notes are listed below, in chronological order, newest at the bottom.
Chip and his “brother” Carme were surrendered to Newport Animal Control over a month ago. Chip had hair loss from what tuned out to be a flea allergy. NAC cleared them of fleas and has been bathing Chip is medicated shampoo that is improving. They had their heart worm test this morning, it was Negative, I was alerted, and I scooted right over to pick them up so we can begin the mandatory 2 week quarantine period before transport. Otherwise, they are both ready to travel.
I have been attaching long leads to Carme and Chip when I let them out of their kennel to play in the yard. This is partly to be sure I can get them back in their kennels. Playing “can’t catch me” with a young, spry dog is no longer my idea of fun. I am also concerned that if he wanted to, Chip might be able to squeeze through gaps in our gates. He’s pretty small.
Chip has been coming to me when I call him – and he show no interest in escaping the yard — so I’ve dispensed with the lead. He eagerly comes when I call him, always happy to get a good head scratching.
Little Chip a such a cute fellow. One of my favorite things about him is the bark he does when he’s happy: it’s a “whoop-whoop-whoop” that is straight out of the Three Stooges. Unfortunately hi didn’t do that one for me today, but he was still totally adorable as he talked with me. Give him a listen!
He is also a MAJOR lap dog. Any time Marie or I are in the yard with him and sit down, regardless of where Chip is, he will shout” LAAAAAAAP!” as he comes racing across the lawn to leap into our lap and curl up for petting. He’s so little and light-weight that his enthusiastic arrival causes no discomfort, but it is hilarious!
Chip and Carme’ left us last Friday (the 24th), riding along with Phoenix. They have landed in their foster home in New Hampshire. We knew Chip would be happy anywhere he could find a lap to snuggle into – and he did. Carme’ seems to be settling in nicely too. Happy tails, boys!
Chip and his “brother” Carme’ have been moved to a foster to adopt home. This is how ARNNE always does things, it gives a family a chance to try it out before committing to adoption. Unless something bad happens, this is usually their forever home.
We received a not from Chips family:
“Hope all is well with you ! I just wanted to let u know how Chip was doing and send along some pics!
He’s doing great and I love having him around. He’s a joy! We’ve gotten him groomed 2 times now since we adopted him.
I think he’s gained a pound or so since then also. My husband cant stop himself from giving him treats !! I’ve been sticking to 1/2 C Kibble and 2 tsps wet food, but he just loves to eat. always looking for more.
We go on plenty of walks. Now that it’s getting cold, I don’t go as far. But last night, I came face to face with a coyote. it was dark, 6-6:30ish, that’s the time I take him out for his last poop. I flashed my flashlight at him and he ran away. I scooped up Chip and ran with him all the way home. I might have to change his schedule, take him out at 4-4:30ish while still light out. hopefully, he’ll poop then.
Also, we’ve noticed that he does not like to get wet at all! When it’s raining out, he does not like to go poop outside. He’ll hold it. Just does a couple of pees and makes a beeline to the house to go inside again. That must be a small dog thing.
We just luv him to bits !! Sending along some pics. He was a cowardly (‘ferocious’) lion for Halloween.
Wishing all the best to you and the shelter.
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