A cute, playful fellow with a good temperament.
Last Updated: April 5, 2020
- Arrival date: March 16, 2020
- Breed: Schnauzer/Chihuahua mix
- Sex: Male
Puppy, Young Adult, Mature, Senior
- Weight: 11.2 Pounds
- Spayed/Neutered: Yes
- General Health:
Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor
- Temperament: Playful, affectionate, a little needy (Chi)
- Departure date: April 17, 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
Southern States Naturals kibble, ½ cup AM, ½ cup PM. He doesn’t like this feed, we’re going back to 4health. LOVES our Peanut butter treats.
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!
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