Trixie was saved from one of the high kill shelters we work with in Texas. She is spayed, rabies, core vaccines, de-wormed, heart-worm disease tested; Negative and micro-chipped. She has an estimated date of birth of 11 December 2013 and she weighs around 7 pounds. Trixie is listed listed as a Chihuahua. We have no way of knowing the true breed, it is up to you to decide what breed you think she is.
Trixie was taken to the shelter with Woody who is around a month old. We have no idea what relationship they are, but they are comfortable with each other and although play with the other dogs, do like to hang out and snuggle together.
Trixie when she first arrived at the rescue was very fearful and shy. She would bury herself under the blankets and creep around the house when the other dogs were sleeping. After a few days she started to decompress and realize that she is in a safe, loving place and her confidence started to grow. She became a lot more playful with her little buddy Woody and even some of the other smaller dogs. She would jump up on the chair and curl up on my lap or on my shoulder if I was busy working. She became increasingly affectionate. At night she would burrow down under the blankets on the bed and curl up nice and warm, but she has to be touching me. If I moved her to the side, she would get up and snuggle up close again.
Trixie is an adorable, loving girl who is now comfortable being around at least 25 dogs of all ages and sizes from 4 pounds up to 120 pounds. She eats, plays and sleeps amongst them. She will enjoys humans company and would make a great lap dog and family addition. Trixie is not house trained as I know, I have x-large dog doors in the house that are too big for her to push through and so she does go to the puppy pee pads I have down for them pups.
Although a small dog who will enjoy being carried around, it is important that her family understands the importance of basic and advanced training. We advise that families work on their own basic training so that boundaries and expectations can be set and personalities and body language learnt in the process, which will help form a much stronger bond. She still will need to go on walks and get the socialization and exercise all dogs need.
We do not recommend dog parks for several weeks, if not months, it is so very important for families and dogs to form a strong bond and get to know each other before exposing them to the potential dangers of dog parks. Although all GaDaH dogs are very well socialized with other dogs, lots of other dogs have not had the benefit of this socialization and do not always know how to play and act with other dogs. You also do not know the control the other families have over their dogs and you should always have a good recall for your adopted dog before going to dog parks.
Trixie will make a great family addition to an experienced family. She is fun, playful and very loving and deserves a good family and home to call her own.
Trixie is available for adoption from Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue for an adoption fee of $550.
This fee is not negotiable and is used to cover the rescue costs of pulling, vetting, health certificate, transport from Texas to Maine, monthly preventatives, supplements, food and anything else that is needed.
If you feel that you have the heart and home to give this precious soul a wonderful life, please go to our website, under the APPLICATION tab, complete, then submit the APPLICATION. Our process takes around 2-4 days, and ensuring your references are aware that we will be calling, could speed up the process. Once you have been approved, we discuss any questions in regards to the dog you are wanting to adopt, then you complete and submit the contract, make payment and then we can work out the pick up / transport arrangements.
Please do NOT submit an application if you are not looking to take home a new best friend within the next few weeks.
Trixie is located at the rescue in Sebec, Maine. We post in various states along the east coast and Canada where we have had lots of successful adoptions to enable more exposure for these beautiful saved souls. Families will need to be prepared to travel to the rescue to meet and take home their new best friend. Sebec is located just outside the towns of Dover-Foxcroft and Milo (approx 8 miles) and approx 45 miles from Bangor. There are also lots of hotels, motels, pet friendly accommodations and wonderful camp-sites for the more adventurous families and what a great way to get to know your new best friend. If there are options to arrange transport, we will work with you to make it happen.