Project Description

Adoption Fee: $590

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Adoption Application Form

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NB: We do not rehome interstate or to applicants under 25. It is our policy not to rehome dogs in the Sunraysia area. As rescue groups have transported thousands of homeless dogs from Mildura and Sunraysia pounds over the last decade, we do not intend to send any back there.

Breed: Male Chihuahua X
DOB: 15/10/2013
Weight: 4.2kg
Location: Mount Waverley

With his big ears, expression filled face, love of a good snuggle and adoration of his humans, Riley is a real gem of a wee dog. He has shown that in the right environment he can blossom and make his special forever family very happy.

Riley has really come out of his shell the last few months showing, he is a sweet, friendly and affectionate boy. He enjoys the company of his humans, but has also learnt to love the company of an older, calm dog mate. Riley has learnt the joy of a zoomie, playing catch and wrestling, all with his furry foster sibling. He loves his daily walk with his foster sibling and walks really well on the lead. Riley, is selective about the other dogs that he will approach on his walk, but this appears to be related to the response of his anxious sibling to them and potentially him following the lead. He is not tested with cats.

Riley is house trained and can use a soft flap doggie door (hard ones hurt him), but does not like to go out when it is wet and needs to be taken out if it is. He loves his food and eats best in his crate, as he can eat quicker than his sibling and then go sniffing for more. However, this love of food helps with his training and he has shown to be a quick learner despite his age. He feels most comfortable travelling in a car when in his crate, which is also where he sleeps at night.

Riley loves nothing more than sitting on the couch and snuggling with his humans, preferably under a blanket. In fact, always a good thing to check the couch before sitting as you may find him burrowed under them. He loves a cuddle so much, he hugs you right back when you pick him up, nuzzling his head into your neck to show you how much he loves his human.

Riley is a happy dog all the time, and has a lot of love to give his forever family. He would love a home, where his humans are around more often than not, and if possible, where he has an older, easy going fur-friend to keep him company and have a play. Does this gorgeous gem of a boy sound like your perfect match? Fill in an application form to find out. 

Microchip Number: 956000006306597
Source Number: RE120211
Medical Notes: Riley came to us from a shelter in terrible condition. He has a heart murmur that we are investigating and have put him on meds. We need to wait for them to kick in so that we can do his dental. His mouth is a mess with two at least oral nasal fissures. He has scarring all over his back. We wish he could tell us his story. His health rehabilitation is in progress. Despite this he loves the world.

All our dogs are desexed, C5 vaccinated with intranasal, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. All necessary vet work such as dentals, surgery, eye treatment is also carried out. We are no longer heartworm testing as we have not had one positive test since we began in 2006. If a dog comes to us on heartworm treatment this is continued.