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Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat)  : :  Male (neutered)  : :  Adult  : :  Small

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About Charlie

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: White with Gray or Silver
  • Current Size: 5 Pounds
  • Current Age: 7 Years 10 Months (best estimate)
  • Fence Required: No
  • Declawed: No
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Grooming Needs: Moderate
  • Shedding Amount: Moderate
  • Owner Experience Needed: Breed
  • Reaction to New People: Aggressive

Charlie is a cute little guy who needs a quiet environment and people who are willing to give him time and their understanding and patience. He gets overwhelmed easily and shows it by growling at people. He needs people who understand that his aggressive behavior is the result of fear and not anything personal. For example, he joyfully wags his tail when his foster family comes home and has tolerated a few seconds of petting, but then he goes back to keeping his distance. He will also occasionally sit in his foster Mom's lap and press his head against her arm (she hasn't tried to pet him in those moments because she doesn't want to ruin them by triggering his anxiety). He loves going for walks, but hates moving vehicles (maybe he was hit by a car at some point in his life?), and has shown that he will play bow (only after getting to know his foster for several weeks). We do not recommend him for families with small children. We will be at the Potomac Mills PetSmart located at 13337 Worth Avenue, Woodbridge VA 22192 on Sundays from 12:30 - 3:00 and at the Lorton PetValu located at 9427 Market Street Square Lorton VA on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 12:00 - 2:00. We look forward to meeting you.

More about Charlie

Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Older/Considerate Kids Only, Good for Seniors/Elderly, Somewhat vocal, Does Good in the Car, Does not require a yard, Cratetrained, Apartment OK

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