Hi! My name is Leia and I am a 3-4 year old, 13 pound female Chihuahua mix. I came from a very neglected home so I am happy to be in rescue and ready for my forever home. You may recognize me as I was placed about a year ago but my new mom became unable to care for me so here I am in rescue again! My foster mom sometimes calls me princess since I'm named after such a great princess - and because I'm such a good girl!
I am a very chilled out and no nonsense kind of dog. I get along well with the other dogs in my foster home. I don't take very well to younger, more playful dogs. I just like to relax and they have a little too much energy! I would be the perfect dog for someone looking for a companion who doesn't have any other dogs in the house or who has another dog just like me who doesn't have too much energy. I don't do well with children because they make too many sudden movements, so I would need to be in a home with no children or much older children who understand that I need my space.
I am a very big cuddler and I love giving anyone I meet lots of kisses once I get to know them. Sometimes I can be a little timid around strangers, but I quickly show my sweet self once I know I'm safe. I do well in my crate at night after I've had a few minutes to calm myself down. I would much rather be in the bed with you, so I'll be a little vocal when you first put me in my crate. If you're looking for a sweet girl to crawl under the bed covers and snuggle up right next to you - you've found her!
I am doing so well with doing my business outside. I know exactly what it means when my foster mom says "outside" and I walk really well on a leash.
I also do great in cars and enjoy seeing lots of different sights. But my favorite thing to do is to cuddle up with the closest human and give them lots of loving! I might not have as much energy as other dogs my age, but I make up for it in my love and sweetness!
I have been spayed, microchipped, all of my vaccinations are up-to-date, and I'm on monthly heart worm and flea prevention. I would be a great addition to a small family looking for a companion. I am such a sweetheart and am so excited to find my forever home! My adoption fee is $175. If you are interested in being my forever home, please fill out a SBRET application.