Little Miss Piggy (“Moi?”) is so named for her entree as she entered the stage of our rescue from a high kIll facility in the central valley.
She is quite the show-personality, and very human oriented, eager to have your attention. She is an approx 7 year old chihuahua mix, a “chi terrier”, approx 1/4 inch fur, longer than a chi, and is approx 7 lbs.
A tiny dog with a big personality, Piggy is affectionate, loyal and sweet. She walks well with a harness and will also follow her human around the house or yard. In a home environment, she gets along well with other animals (cats and dogs) and gentle, respectful children. She is used to cuddling up with other small dogs, and living with nonreactive, mellow large dogs.
Piggy appears underweight, however comes with vet records proving extensive tests showing proper digestion. she does not like to be lifted up suddenly or roughly, possible result of slight degeneration in vertebra, common in chi”s , also x-rayed and tested extensively by vet. Piggy does best when someone sits with her while she eats and several feedings throughout the day of wet food, meat with vegetables works best; she just cannot handle so much at one time. She will nibble a bit throughout the day on her own, if food is left out for her.
Her energy level is great, like a little wind-up doll and that tail just wont stop wagging when you approach. She will also relax on your lap, nap in a sunny spot, or her favorite: create her den in the covers of your bed. there is nothing quite like being greeted by the kiss of a tiny tongue as you stir in the morning with an enthusiastically wagging tail on the other end:) She is house trained if let out regularly, esp after meals:) playpen doesn’t work too well, she is an escape artist:) large wire crate in family room works, but smaller plastic crates dont go over well with her.
She will run up to large dogs yapping as many small dogs do, and needs to be kept safe from dogs who may see her as prey; therefore, small dog experience in her new, loving forever home is great.
Little Miss Piggy will provide high entertainment for many more years to a person or family who will give her companionship and a comfy home situation.