Hello, my name is Neko, pronounced like the candy Necco. I'm a 9-year-old, silver-gray, male Chihuahua with a very sweet frosted face. I weigh about 12 pounds. I was found abandoned by the side of the road, taken to the shelter, and fortunately found my way to rescue. My foster mom says I'm one of the nicest boys she has ever fostered. I'm sweet, calm, love to snuggle, and my tail never stops wagging - she says she should have named me Thumper because my tail thumps the sofa when I’m happy and I’m always happy!
When I came to rescue I was diagnosed with dry eye and I've been on medicated drops for a few weeks. Around April 15th I need to go back to the vet for a re-check to see if the dry eye is still improving. I most likely will have to stay on my eye drops for the rest of my life. I’m a very good boy about getting my drops in my eyes and stand still for my foster mom. If you notice my shaved hair on my sides - it’s because I had two large fatty tumors removed that were benign.
At night I sleep quietly in my crate beside my foster mom's bed. I would rather sleep in the big bed and maybe I can do that in my new forever home. I'm doing really well with my house training and I walk like a champ on a leash. I haven’t been around little kids so we think that I would be best in an adult home or one with kids over 12. There are a couple of indoor cats at my foster home and I just LOVE LOVE LOVE them, maybe too much? Sometimes they get tired of me licking their ears, their faces and just generally being a nuisance. So if your cat isn't used to a dog that loves cats too much then I wouldn't be a good choice for your home. Not all cats are as understanding as my foster mom's cats - they were raised with Chihuahuas! I don't bark but I do make a funny kind of raspy whine-type noise when I want something or if I think there’s a burglar outside. My foster mom thinks it’s adorable!
I'm up to date with my vaccinations, on heartworm prevention, and have been neutered. Because I’m a senior my adoption fee is $100.
Oh and by the way, I have a great smile! Love Neko!