Chapis was rescued from the streets in Mexico before coming to Canada. She is quite shy and needs time to warm up and trust her people. Her adoptive family will need to be committed to her, she needs a lot of attention. She may get nervous and anxious with kids so we recommend no kids so she can stay calm and comfortable. Chapis needs time to feel comfortable with people because she was very mistreated. She is just turning one year, she is spayed, vaccinated, dewormed, microchipped, the adoption fee is $495. She weighs 9 kg. The picture shows her breed is Maltese cross but we do not believe this is correct. She is a mix of several breeds.
||Black and white
||A little shy but warms up when you’re nice
|How does this animal behave around men?
||A little bit shy/scared of men
|How does this animal behave around women?
||A little bit shy/scared of women
|How does this animal behave around children under 10 years old?
||Seems afraid of children
Afraid of sudden movements and loud sounds, would not recommend for children
|How does this animal behave around strange animals?
||Runs up to them to play
Greets appropriately (nose to tail sniffing)
|DOGS: How does this dog behave around other dogs and high value food, treats or toys? Check all that apply:
||Muscles tense when other dog approaches.
Head goes down over the food/toy as other dog approaches.
Gobbles the food faster.
|How does this animal behave around cats?
||Tries to play and doesn’t fully understand when to back down
||Freaks when you put a slip lead on
Used to collar but not leash
Scared on leash, tries to back out of collar. Needs more leash work to get her comfortable.
||Partially housebroken, but doesn’t know how to tell you when needs to go outside
Can hold it overnight even if not crated
||Needs a fence at least 4 feet high
||Needs help to get into car but likes to ride
She is calm in the car and lays down in the backseat but does get some car sickness if longer than a few minutes
||Seems not used to nail trims. Gets very stressed and needs training in this area
||Chapis is quite timid/wary of strangers and new experiences but does eventually warm up and adores attention once she decides you are safe. She will bark/hide when strangers come inside the house but warms up fairly quickly. Once comfortable, she becomes a typical playful puppy, throwing her toys around, getting zoomies around the yard and demanding the resident dog play with her. She will need a patient family who is willing to work with her initial fearfulness and show her the world isn’t too scary. Luckily she loves treats and is quite food-motivated so creating positive associations with new situations and unfamiliar objects is achievable with positive reinforcement training. She isn’t currently crated at night and has no problem holding it until morning. She does not ask to go outside yet, but rarely has accidents as long as you remember to let her out often and reward her for going outside. She isn’t recommended for hectic households or children but would do well with a calm household, patient owners willing to calmly work with her, and a resident dog to play with!