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Z - ID#A241637

My name is Z and I am a neutered male, cream Chihuahua - Smooth Coated mix.

The shelter staff think I am about 8 years old.

I have been at the shelter since Oct 01, 2017.

This information is less than 1 hour old.
Shelter Staff made the following comments about this animal:
10/03/17 15:15 Z is nervous in the shelter surroundings, but that has not stopped him from quickly seeking attention and reassurance from new people. During his assessment, he jumped into the female assessor's lap and leaned his head into her chest. His previous owner told us he knows the trick "hug" to lean in for affection--how sweet! And it looks like Z would enjoy and crave a lot of affection! At 8, he is mature, but not in his golden years for a dog his size--he still has a good amount of energy and we bet he will be playful once he is settled in with his new people. Z easily co-existed off leash with a female Border Collie and a tiny female chihuahua in the assessment room. He might play with other dogs when he is comfortable. He was too stressed to eat for a food guarding test. He allowed handling of most of his body, but prefered not to have his mouth handled--pretty reasonable, we don't want strangers putting their hands in our mouths either, right? Z is still getting used to being without his previous owner and living in the shelter environment, but you could skip some of his shelter transition if you adopt him and let him just transition into his new life with you! CJB

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Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter - Santa Cruz at (831) 454-7303
Ask for information about animal ID number A241637

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