Jimmy Chew - Adopted

Meet Jimmy Chew - June 2018

Jimmy Chew is a very special chihuahua who came to us from a dodgy background. We don’t know too much about his history, except that he didn’t have a great first 8 years (no training, terrible diet and limited affection). Not surprisingly, his previous owners indicated that he was scared of everything and everyone. And, of course, they dropped him off at the scariest place on earth for unsocialized dogs - the pound.

When we picked him up, he was definitely the most fearful dog we’d ever met. He hid out under a table and barely ate or slept for 10 days in his foster home. Jimmy gradually learned to trust his new people and a month later he’s a sweet little velcro lap dog who’s getting more confident by the day. He can be a bit withdrawn at first in new situations, but gets over it fast and is starting to love meeting new people. He gets along great with his foster brothers and sometimes even gets a game of tag going with them.

Due to his fears and insecurities stemming from his lack of socialization in his past life, poor little Jimmy does not like to be startled or ambushed. He needs to know that you are going to touch him, or he would snap. He has never drawn blood but he would nip if he’s sleeping and you decide to touch him. Can you even blame him? But if you are an experienced dog person and especially Chihuahua savvy, you know what we’re talking about, don’t you? For that reason, we feel that he should only go to an experienced owner who ‘gets him”.  

Jimmy really is the sweetest little soul with a unique personality that is just starting to show itself. He’s dying to be a permanent best friend and confidant to someone with a little patience who can see through his eyes and give him the support he needs to become the dog he’s always wanted to be.

Photo Credit: @the.animalist

Photo Credit: @the.animalist

Jimmy Chew at a glance:
Breed / gender Chihuahua, Short Hair - Male
Age 9 yo
Weight 7 lb
Sheds? Minimal
Exercise Needs Medium
Barking No
Housetrained? Yes (As long as he’s on a schedule)
Good with:
Dogs Yes
Cats Avoids them (is scared of them)
Car Rides Yes
Grooming Tolerates
Kids No
Adoption Fee $350
Current foster location Toronto

To apply for this little man and for more information about our adoption process please click here.

Adopted - August 2018

Congratulations Jimmy Chew and Jesse on having found each other and starting the rest of your lives together.