The Morning Wolfpack's 12 Strays of Christmas - Day 5 - Gertie Taylor

December 13, 2017

LITTER: GERTIE is part of the "ET" litter and her Mother is "MARY TAYLOR". 
GO-HOME DATE: Ready to go home on, or after 09/25/17.
AGE/GENDER: Baby (born 6/14/17), Female
BREED: Chihuahua
TEMPERAMENT: Playful and mischievous
WEIGHT: 2 lbs and growing
HOUSE TRAINING: Not yet! She is a baby so she'll need a consistent schedule with multiple opportunities daily to go outside while she works on it. Puppies should not be considered reliable in regard to housetraining until 6-12 months of age. They're a lot like toddlers, who require diapers!
CRATE TRAINING: Good, she's young and trainable!
OTHER DOGS: Good! she will need continued socialization, like all puppies!
CATS: Good! Continued socialization will be important!
CHILDREN: Dog-respectful children, 8 and older
HEALTH: GERTIE is healthy! However, she does have skin sensitivities and some hair loss, thought to be an autoimmune condition/demodex mites, which is not contagious and easily cared for. Prior to adoption, puppies will be altered, microchipped, flea treated, and dewormed. Puppies are given vaccination boosters in our care; however, adoptive families will be responsible for the remaining vaccinations that puppies need. Your adoption donation goes toward the cost of this vet care as well as transportation and general care costs. In addition, all pets adopted from Motley Zoo come with 30 days of free pet insurance provided by Shelter Care.

NOTES FROM FOSTER HOME: GERTIE is a puppy so she's playful and has a lot of puppy energy! She is super cute and fun, but a lot of work. His forever family should be committed to lots of training - obedience, housetraining, and socialization. This will ensure that GERTIE grows into a confident, well behaved adult! Puppies' personalities are dependent on their environment, and the structure and training they are given, in addition to socialization. Their personalities continue to grow and be shaped by their new adoptive families. Puppy daycare and socialization classes or puppy kindergarten are highly recommended for their personal development. He will more than reward you for all your hard work with lots of love, loyalty, and laughs.

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