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Mama

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About

Breed

Long Coat Chihuahua

Age

11 Years

Gender

Female

Size

Small (< 20 lbs.)

Can Live With

  • Birds
  • Cats
  • Chickens
  • Children
  • Guinea Pigs, Rats, Or Hamsters
  • Horses
  • Large Livestock (cows
  • Livestock
  • Older Children (12+)
  • Rabbits

Spayed/Neutered

No

Current on Vaccines

No

Specialized Care

  • Behavior Concerns
  • Regular Veterinary Visits/Care

Location

Oakland, CA

Biography

Mama is a sweet, empathetic, funny, caring, and nurturing dog full of life and personality. Her second love is food. She loves a treat and isn’t afraid of asking for it. Her first love is anyone who is kind to her. It doesn’t take much for mama to show love and care. Give her a smile and a belly rub and she’ll be your best friend. Cry and she’ll try to lick your tears away. She just wants to be around and to be loved.

I’ve had Mama for 2 years and they’ve been some of the best years of my life. When I was given her, I was mislead about a couple of things. I was told she was 5 years old (She’s about 11). I was told she got along with dogs (she does not). Even after I found out the truth, I still tried to make it work and for a while it did. Though she doesn’t get along with dogs, she’s an angel in a dog carrier and dog stroller. She loves people and attention. She’s a sweetheart to everyone she meets. When at home, she mostly just sleeps by my side all day. She’d be great for someone who describes themselves as a “homebody”. She’s so funny. My friends and I joke that she thinks she’s a cat. She’s quiet, she licks her paws, she loves finding a perfect spot, nestled in the pillows of a couch. She even gets along with cats,(although they might be annoyed with her energy). She’s a truly wonderful dog, I just can’t keep her anymore.

When I got Mama, I thought I was in a stable place. I had a stable home, stable income, stable life. But things have since changed. In the last year, Mama and I have moved 4 times. Now, I’m living in a van, which is proving not to be good for Mama. Because of Mama’s age and how she was treated by previous owners, she has some health issues. Her trachea is collapsing and she has a heart murmur. Her teeth aren’t in great shape and she has limp. She also has separation anxiety,(but once she gets used to a space she becomes very calm). The van is not the right space for an aging dog.

Mama deserves a home to grow old in. She deserves a couch to sleep peacefully on, a stable environment and a steady routine. Most of all, she deserves love. She deserves kindness. She’s not been dealt the best hand and I want to find the best life for her.

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