Peanut needs: Hi, my name is Peanut. I am a 5-year-old, 9-pound, male Chihuahua. My previous owner died, so I need a new special someone who I can snuggle with and who will take me places with them. I have a hard time trusting new people, though, so I get anxious and growl at them. So, how do I find my new forever person when I make such a bad first impression?

I need a special someone who is patient and will ignore me at first, while letting me approach them as I feel comfortable. It typically doesn’t take long (a day or two) for me to warm up to someone in this way.

I do have to admit that I occasionally get anxious and growl at other times too, even with people I trust (like when a sweater is being put on me and it doesn’t go completely smoothly or when I need my space), so my person also needs to be willing to put up with this short occasional grumpiness. In return, I will spend a lot of time snuggling with them, giving kisses, and just generally being a happy, adorable companion.

I do best with someone who can be home with me most of the time or take me with them when they leave the house, since I can get anxious when left alone and I may bark if there are loud noises like thunder, fireworks, loud trucks, or loud knocking. To help keep such barking from bothering neighbors, my forever home needs to be a separate house, rather than an apartment.

In a previous home, I lived with another dog and we got along well. As long as the other dog is a relatively calm dog, I think I could be happy living with another dog again, or even a calm cat, but I would also be happy being an only dog.

Like a lot of Chihuahuas, I spend most of my time sleeping. At night, I am used to sleeping in a crate in the same room with my person, but I will sleep in bed with my person, if allowed (though I like to sleep under the covers, right next to my person, and I snore. :-)

I am housetrained, as long as I am taken outside every few hours during the day, especially after I wake up from a nap. I sleep great all night without needing to go out.

I have been neutered and microchipped, am up-to-date with my vaccinations, heartworm and flea/tick prevention. I had a dental exam earlier this year and had ten teeth removed but I have no trouble eating my food. I am in good health and not on any medications. I have a small bump on my abdomen, but the vet has checked it out and says it is a fat pocket that does not need any treatment and is nothing to worry about.

My foster mom tells me my person is out there somewhere and they don’t even know how much adorableness they are missing out on by not finding me sooner. Could you be that special person I have been waiting for? If so, please contact SBRET. My adoption fee is $175.