New Foster Dog Paco

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New Foster Dog Paco
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Wed, 07-27-2011 - 10:50am

2 Weeks ago the rescue asked me to foster another dog and of course I said yes. I picked him up and he's adorable. He's supposed to be a chihuahua mix but he looks all chi to me. He's just at a year old. He's still on quarantine away from my dogs which is standard when a new dog comes into the house so I don't know how he'll do with mine. He doesn't like to be picked up but I think that's common among these tiny dogs. He's only 5 pounds. And he'd rather come to strangers than have them come to him. He was turned into the shelter because of housetraining issues but he hasn't had an accident in the house yet. He stays in the crate when I'm at work and does his business when I take him out for a walk. We've already had one inquiry on him and hopefully he'll get adopted quickly. Here's a couple of pics of him. He's yawning in one pic but it looks like he's laughing.

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Wed, 07-27-2011 - 10:58am

Greta, he's adorable! I wish I could take him. I have to tell you though...Taz does not like to be picked up. DH will pick her up

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Wed, 07-27-2011 - 11:11am

That's exactly what I was thinking Terre. This is by far the smallest dog I've ever fostered. Paco will let me pick him up but he doesn't like it when dh does and he ducks down when I reach to put his leash and harness on him. How big are Jack and Taz?

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Wed, 07-27-2011 - 11:33am

Don't get me wrong. Taz is a lap dog but for some reason she doesn't like being picked up. And Jack is the same way. They are both lap dogs but they aren't in our laps very much like they were when they were younger.

Taz is 8 pounds and Jack is a whopping 16 pounds! I think his mother must have been messing

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Wed, 07-27-2011 - 11:43am

Oh, okay. They're pretty tiny too! I have to admit, it took me a while to get used to having a dog in my lap, but I like it. The shelties will sit next to me on the couch but at 20-30 pounds they're too big to actually sit in my lap.

In your pics, Jack doesn't look that much bigger than Taz. He wears it well ;)

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Wed, 07-27-2011 - 12:02pm

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Wed, 07-27-2011 - 11:53pm
Oh my what a cutie! Small dogs like Paco usually get adopted much quicker than larger dogs so I'm not surprised there has been interest in him already. I have heard that small dogs don't like to be picked up as well and my sister's JRT hates it and gets all snarly although she wouldn't bite she puts on a good show! Now when Buzz gets snarly he means it!
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Thu, 07-28-2011 - 10:12am

I bet Taz was an adorable puppy!!! It's really funny - Paco has a little harness and if the buckle slides over a little bit, it puts Paco off balance. Such a small little thing. Wish me luck on Sat. I'm introducing him to the shelties then. Hopefully there won't be any squabbles.

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Thu, 07-28-2011 - 10:17am

You're right Donna. Since they get adopted quickly, the rescue is placing the little dogs with me to foster so I don't have to drive 3 hours (one way)

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Thu, 07-28-2011 - 10:50am

Here's a picture of her when she was tiny. Good luck on Saturday!!



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Thu, 07-28-2011 - 1:41pm

Wow! She was tiny!

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