Reina

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Reina, whose name means queen in Spanish, is...

  • Very affectionate

  • Lapdog

  • Loves to give kisses (see video)

  • Reina's isn't a dog to be taken everywhere.  She would not make a good "purse dog."  That's because if she's in the lap or arms of someone she loves, she will snap at strangers if they approach.  In her foster home, when she's in her foster mom's lap she does NOT snap at her foster dad when he approaches.  She loves him too.   Only applicants who are familiar with this behavior and how to deal with it will be considered.  This behavior is called "resource guarding" by professional dog trainers. For more info, take a look at this article:

https://dogdiscoveries.com/behavior/why-does-my-dog-growl-when-on-my-lap

  • One or two person adult home.  NO children.

  • Crate trained

  • House trained

  • Very treat motivated

  • Confident

  • Has a prey drive for her foster mom's parrots

  • Has not been with cats under our care so we don't know how she is with them

  • Reina would be happiest as the only dog in a home where she doesn't have to compete with her owner's attention or lap

  • Has no interest in playing with other dogs 

  • Lives in a foster home with two other small dogs but Reina would prefer to be the center of her owner's attention by being able to sit in their lap without competition.  Therefore

  • Applehead Chihuahua

  • 3 lbs

  • 3 years old

  • Just had a teeth cleaning

  • Microchipped

  • Shots up to date

  • All medical paperwork provided

  • San Diego County residents only; homeowners preferred

  • Adoption fee $195

Reina currently limps on her rear leg, and to correct this problem we'll be getting her surgery.  Our vet said he'd do the surgery for us when he saw her June 10th, but he had to order an instrument small enough for her.  He said he'd call us to schedule the surgery the day his office received it. After her surgery Reina will be available for adoption.   We're accepting applications now because she's just so tiny & adorable we're sure a lot of people will be interested!

 

Video of Reina giving kisses:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eftPW9paxaY

 

If interested in adopting Reina these are the steps:

1.  Read her bio carefully to make sure she's the right dog for you and you meet the adoption requirements.  We spend a lot of time trying to accurately describe our dogs in their bios so you can help decide if the dog may be right for you.

2.  Fill out an adoption app from our website here (copy & paste this hyperlink into your browser):

https://www.animalalliancesd.org/adoption

3.  If it looks like a promising match we'll contact you within 72 hours of receiving your application.   Our animals are in foster care---we're not an animal shelter so meet & greets are by invitation.