Say hi to little Rocky, a 4-year-old male Chihuahua/terrier mix. Rocky has a smooth reddish/brown and white coat and is small, weighing only 12 pounds. He is very lean and all legs right now, but could stand to gain a little weight. Rocky is such a sweet, friendly dog that really just wants to be with you and in your lap. He is not too hyper and will make a nice companion dog.
Rocky will need some exercising and would do fine in an apartment, but he does need lots of exercise. He must be an inside dog and should not be left outside any unattended, since he is so small. He tends to be the dominant dog with other dogs and is a little picky on who he plays with (that is the Chihuahua in him!). He should be okay with older children that are 15 and up, but not younger due to his small stature.
Rocky was adopted out by HSWA for several months and was returned due to the health of the owner, but nothing to do with Rocky. He was a great companion for this person. Then he got adopted out again, but it seemed he was very stressed and anxious in this household. He may do better in one without children and where he has someone with him a lot in a calm environment. He is crate trained and walks well on a leash, and he is very used to being a lap dog!
Rocky is up-to-date on his vet care, is neutered, is heartworm negative, and is microchipped. He is on heartworm and flea/tick prevention.
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