Reuben -Adoption pending

ReubenReuben is a 5 yo Chihua/Terrier X, 12 lbs & neutered.  Having come from a very loving home, with an elderly mom, he is a very sweet cuddle-bug.  She had her grown sons around a lot, so he doesn’t show any fear of men.  He grew up with his female dog friend, Judy, so gets along well with small dogs as long as they aren’t too energetic-in his face.  He can tolerate large dogs as long as they leave him alone.  He has been really well-balanced.  He can be left alone without separation barking, most of the time.  Occasionally he feels he should be included and will bark, but for the most part he settles easily.  He has been good to bark/whine to go out for potty.  However, apparently his Mom had pee-pad trained them (as she wasn’t able to take them out much in the last year).  So there may be some initial house-training to do, but he learned our routine fairly quickly.  He is a really calm, quiet dog, who prefers to sit and watch the action, rather than be the action.

He is excellent on leash, though he doesn’t like to walk in the rain (find me a Chihuahua that does!).  We don’t do off-leash, so we don’t know his recall, but he does show hesitation in strange environments so I would say “no” initially. He comes with a full luggage bag of bed, dishes, leashes, harness, sweaters, raincoat, shampoo, toys, doggie bags, treats and a crate if wanted.  He has been crate trained, loves his assigned bed arrangement (preferring it to the furniture, unless we are sitting down for a longer period).


Published by Broken Promises Rescue

Broken Promises Rescue is a volunteer run, not-for-profit, animal rescue organization located in the lower Vancouver Island. We are a group of long time rescuers that have come together to focus on improving the lives of unwanted, neglected and orphaned animals on Vancouver Island (as well as remote communities and other areas of B.C. if our resources allow us to.) Currently we are seeing many pets overlooked in the shelter system because they have less than desirable qualities. They may have medical or behavioral issues or they may simply be the wrong color, age or breed. At Broken Promise Rescue we believe all animals deserve to experience a life without pain, loneliness or hunger and want them to know what it feels like to be loved and cherished, despite appearance, age or medical condition. We are also dedicated to public education and raising awareness to help end the ongoing abuse, neglect and suffering. Educating children and adults about the responsibilities of animal ownership will go a long way in influencing public opinion on proper animal care, and help mold a more compassionate future. No animal should suffer at the hands of ignorance.

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