Matilda is an older lady; 10-ish years of age. She is a Chihuahua mix–possibly a “Chiweenie”, Chi X Dachshund–who’s sad existence before rescue was as puppy mill breeding stock. Don’t let her age and past fool you though!
Matilda is a spry and friendly girl who’s learning what it’s like to be a normal dog. She’s always happy to see her foster parents when they arrive home from work and she gets along well with their resident small dogs. She hasn’t figured out how to engage in play, but she’s working on it. Tail wagging, she’ll pick up a toy and carry it around the house not quite sure what to do, but at least she’s having fun.
Matilda can be timid of unfamiliar experiences, sudden movements, ruckus and loud noises. She doesn’t act out, but is inclined to tuck her ears back and freeze until reassured that she’s safe. She doesn’t have a mean bone in her body–just look at those deep brown doughy eyes!
Matilda is very people-oriented. (She had a great time schmoozing in a crowd of strangers and 60 other Chihuahuas at a breed picnic not long ago.) While she may not be a lap-dog, Matilda enjoys short cuddles in your arms, comfy sleeping spots, and good old fashioned head rubs. Outdoors in the yard, she’s been trustworthy off-leash; never wandering far. On leash, she’s getting used to a walking harness and bustle of the street.
Although not yet house-trained, Matilda reliably uses a pee pad indoors when available. She knows to do her business outside when taken, however.
This senior girl has a lot of love yet to give. Matilda will do best in a low-key household (with older children, if any) where she’s included in all facets of day-to-day life. She would also like to have a docile canine friend with whom she can be chums.
Matilda’s adoption fee is $250.
All of our dogs are in private foster homes throughout Nova Scotia. We do not work out of a facility and are therefore not open to the public. The first step in adopting a dog is completion and approval of an application. Please visit our website at http://www.asdrescue.com/?page_id=11 to complete an application and learn more about Atlantic Small Dog Rescue.
We will check your references and arrange for a home visit. Please note, only one reference can be a family member and none of the references should be from people who live in the same household.