** This is a courtesy post for Ernie’s current owner or person who found him. He is NOT in the care of AZCR. If you are interested in learning more about him and how to adopt him contact Vicki
This is Ernie. He is 4 1/2 years old and weighs 10 lbs. Yorkie Luv Rescue rescued him a year ago from the West Valley Shelter.
However, since they are a yorkie rescue and he is a chihuahua, he hasn’t gotten any interest. In the past year in his foster home he is learning to trust people and not be as hand shy. He will snap and growl out of fear during the first introduction. Once he is comfortable with you on his own terms (FYI lots of treats help break the ice) he is very loving and wants to snuggle with you.
Because it is hard for him when he meets people we currently have him on prozac and he is doing well on it. He gets along with other dogs and cats too. While he is doing great in his foster home, he really needs a quiet home where he is either the only dog or there is another dog his own size. He loves to be outdoors and go on walks and play. He also loves to burrow under a blanket and be left alone. He would make a wonderful companion. He would do best in a home with no young children.