The following article is part of an ongoing effort to help homeless dogs in and around the Toronto/Hamilton area find suitable and loving homes. Sometimes this effort extends even further, since there are so many dogs that find themselves in dire circumstances. Currently, the need is great but the homes are few. Your help is desperately needed.
Loyal Rescue of Peterborough, Ontario (east of Toronto) recently took in an adorable pair of long-haired Chihuahuas named Tiny and Taffy.
These 8-year-old girls, who were owner surrendered, are described, as “10 lbs. of love a piece.” Currently residing in a foster home in London, they are also described as “sweet and easygoing cuddlebugs.”
These sweet girls get along well with other dogs (not sure about bigger dogs though) and also with cats, people and even children. According to their foster mom, they are well behaved and a bit shy at first meeting
“Tiny and Taffy are such sweet girls!’ she noted. “Tiny is the more outgoing one, who will take the initiative and explore new situations. She’s also very nurturing, as we often see her grooming Taffy. Tiny is full of character too! Her tongue sticks out of her mouth a little bit and she makes these cute little grunting noises, as if she’s ‘talking’ to us. And she snores!”
Their foster mom added that Tiny is currently overweight but loves to go for walks, so she should be able to lose some of it without any trouble.
“With consistent exercise, this girl can certainly shed the extra pounds.”
She added, “Tiny is a real cutie with a black coat and white paws. She reminds me of a cute little skunk.”
She described Taffy as a “doll! She has these soulful eyes and seems to carry the weight of the world on her shoulders. She was a bit slower to warm up to us at the beginning but within a day, she started to approach me. Taffy is happy to take in all the affection that she did not get in her previous home. She is an absolutely lovely dog, who just wants to cuddle up to her people and be loved. Taffy is quite beautiful with hints of black fur in her mane and big, expressive eyes.And she ‘sits pretty’ too!”
Both dogs are crate and house trained. They are sometimes left alone to roam the house and don’t get into trouble.
“When we come back, they’re right where we left them…on the couch! They are also very quiet. We live in an apartment and my neighbors have no idea that there are two dogs in here. These girls are so easy to have around.”
She noted that the girls both walk nicely on a leash. They respond well to praise “and of course, treats!”
Since Chihuahuas can live up to 17 years of age, these girls have plenty of years and love to share with a new companion. They will be adopted out together, as they are very much attached. They are spayed and up-to-date on their routine shots.
If you feel you can give these lovely girls the time, attention and love they need, contact Loyal Rescue by email at info@loyalrescue and put “Pet Inquiry: Tiny and Taffy 1189/1008 PFId#19589989’ in the subject line.
You can also email their foster mom, who would be happy to answer any questions you might have at email@example.com. An Application Form can be found HERE.
All dogs adopted from LOYAL Rescue receive six weeks of free pet insurance with PetSecure!
LOYAL Rescue is a foster-based rescue. They do not operate a shelter. Each pet is in a private home. Once you filled out the adoption application, they will arrange for a volunteer to contact you to conduct the telephone interview.
Did You Know?
The Ontario Organization of Rescue Animals presents a seminar with Nathan Winograd on April 14, 2012 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Boulevard, South Hall, Room 714, Toronto, Ontario. All animal lovers, rescue groups and related organizations should attend this event on how to build a No Kill community. In the last four years, Winograd had traveled across the United States to talk to folks from all walks of life and inspire them on this issue. For more information visit ORA’s Facebook Page.
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