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WILLIE* - ID#A237228

Staff named me Willie* and I am a neutered male, chocolate and tan Chihuahua - Smooth Coated.

The shelter staff think I am about 8 months old.

I have been at the shelter since Jun 29, 2017.

This information is less than 1 hour old.
Shelter Staff made the following comments about this animal:
Willie came to us with injuries he needed significant veterinary care for, but is healing very well! He has been very sweet and affectionate. He takes some time to warm up to new people, wanting to appease them. Willie is a pretty timid guy. With the right patient care, his confidence and playfulness will continue to blossom. Right now, a lot of things we consider normal are scary to Willy and it will take him time to get used to these things. Having an outgoing role model dog in the house will help Willie a lot! However, dogs in Willie's house will need to be not so big and exuberant that they unintentionally hurt him. Willie co-habitated well with another dog in his foster home and was quiet and respectful with the Border Collie and Pomeranian he met during his assessment. Willy is not to the point in his healing process yet where he can try play group, though we suspect he'd come to enjoy it. Willy will need a very patient, loving adopter in a household where everyone will handle his delicate little self with care. Humans in Willie's household will need to be old enough to be very gentle with him; they should be at least 12, careful, and gentle. Willie is a special little guy who had a rough start and we're hoping for much smoother sailing as he continues his journey with his adopter. CJB

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Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter - Santa Cruz at (831) 454-7303
Ask for information about animal ID number A237228

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