Peanut needs: Hi, my name is Peanut. I am a sweet 5-year-old, 9-pound, male Chihuahua. I am a one-person dog, meaning that I love to snuggle with my person and to just generally be around that one person, whether in the house, on walks, or on car rides, but I tend to growl and snarl when other people come around. Over time, I may warm up a little to certain other people, but I really just prefer to be with my person, so a one-person household without a lot of visitors is what I need.

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 sometimes get anxious when left alone. If you leave me in a designated space with a dog bed and a blanket, like a large crate or a gated-off room, I feel safer and may just sit in the bed and wait quietly for you or go to sleep, but if there are loud noises like thunder, fireworks, or loud trucks, I may bark a lot until you get home. To keep such barking from bothering neighbors too much, 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 I am not pushed too quickly to get along with them, and as long as the other dog is a relatively calm dog, I think I could be happy living with another dog again, 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. If you forget, I might pee on a potty pad, but not always. 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.

If you are looking for a constant, affectionate companion and think you have the perfect forever home for me, please contact SBRET. My adoption fee is $175.