Listed December 27, 2017
Age: 5 yrs.
Weight: Not Specified
Adult Size: Less than 10 lbs.
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DescriptionRat Terrier / Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat)
This animal is available at Marin Humane Society
Please do not contact North Bay
Breed Rat Terrier/ Chihuahua Cross
Color White / Black
Weight 10.6 lbs
Age 2Yrs 6Mths 1Wks (approx)
Where can you find me?
I am at the Marin Humane location.
You can contact me by
Phone (415) 506-6225
Fax (415) 382-1349
Address 171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd. Novato
A Little Bit About Me
Victor (who already knows his name) is likely a mix of Rat Terrier and Chihuahua. His favorite things are people and treats. He is starting to learn to play with people and will benefit from efforts made to help him learn to also play with toys. When you first meet him he appears to be more interested in the environment, especially if he can sniff it. That is a demonstration of what his primary sense is. But he does fall in love with people, especially if they have treats.
We think Victor has not had the advantage of learning to work with his people. His natural preference to scent his environment leads us to strongly advise you start to develop a relationship in our scenting (Nose Work) classes. His talents will guide him to the chosen scent, and he will learn that you pay graciously. He will not have to deal with working near other dogs, as each dog works on his own. Please make the effort to teach him to relax in his crate so he can have his own safe place in classes.We don't see why Victor wouldn't enjoy playing with kids. They should be mature enough that they can resist over handling him, which is not so easy as he is pretty irresistible. We hope he will get used to more and more physical interaction, but has probably not experienced much interactive play in the past. He was responsive to three second play, like piano fingers on the floor, quickly moving hands away to capture his prey drive, and some gentle body touches.As far as dogs are concerned, Victor would prefer they not be a part of his life. Large, medium or small, he barked at them from a distance to tell them to go away, or something rude. That is something you can get our help with. Victor barked when he heard other dogs barking outside a room or down the hallway.Don't let that cute innocent face fool you, Victor has enough terrier in him to supply loads of energy, vocalization and attitude. He will not make you popular in an apartment building or a house closely situated. Luckily he can be distracted with treats if you also increase the space between him and the object of fear (dog). He will vocalize also to get your attention, get treats, or voice his disagreement with handling. Plenty of exercise will make it easier for you to work with him on this.Speaking of exercise, Victor would not do well with an open fence or dogs on the other side of his fence that are out when he is. When he is tuckered out he suddenly is content to lie in your lap and enjoy gentle stroking.A family with experience, especially with opinionated dogs, will get to really enjoy this very funny, adorable, loving little guy. Yes, he is more than worth the work he needs; you are deserving of him if you help him out with his foibles.
Adoption Center: (415) 506-6225
The Marin Humane Society
171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Novato, California 94949
Adoption Fee Details
Adoption fee $150.00 We require an adoption application, a home check and have an adoption contract if the adoption is approved.
The adoption fees you pay help us defray costs we incur when pulling dogs from shelters. We are charged by the shelters the same as you would be charged. The others costs we incur include spay & neuter fees and other miscellaneous medical expenses. We must also pay for the cost of advertising the dogs in order to find new homes, transporting animals, phone bills in responding to potential adopters (many of which are long distance calls), and food and supplements for the dogs.
All of the money you donate is used toward dog rescue. Our volunteers receive no pay. Usually, the amount requested for a particular dog does not even cover the cost of having rescued that dog.