Lucy is a gorgeous 2 to 3 year old Chihuahua mix (most likely chi-weenie), who came to us as a stray. She weighs 10 lbs. and has a very pretty red short coat with a dark wash to it.
When Lucy initially arrived at my house, she was terrified of me and of my dogs. She spent the first week hiding behind the toilet in my guest bathroom. It took some coaxing and a lot of roasted chicken, but she finally emerged and decided to join the rest of the household. She has never looked back! Every day, her confidence grows and she becomes more and more animated. It is a joy to see her personality unfold. She remains a bit shy and timid at time and will probably always be a little unsure of herself in new situations, but she has turned out to be an incredible dog.
Lucy’s two favorite things are food and belly rubs. She is affectionate and loving once she warms up to you. You will know that she has warmed up, because she will be in your lap. She enjoys walks and is improving on leash. She is nervous when strangers or other unknown animals approach. She is housebroken and uses a doggie door. I did crate her initially, but have not done so in many, many weeks. She is good with most other dogs, but would recommend an introduction to other pets prior to adoption. I would also recommend that she go to a home with only older children. She becomes easily excited and may inadvertently knock down a small child in her enthusiasm. All in all, I think Lucy is a wonderful companion dog. She very much deserves a home of her own, where she will thrive with all of the attention she will receive.