Meet Gigi, a 16 pound Chihuahua mix.
She is a middle-aged gal around 7 years old, but she is still spunky and LOVES to play by chasing small tennis balls and squeaky toys.
After play time, she is a complete cuddle bug and loves to hang on the couch with her foster mom and dad or the other doggies in the family.
Gigi gets along with all dogs, big or small, but she really likes those who are about her size. She loves to go on walks and has excellent leash manners. She is also crate and potty trained.
Gigi’s foster parents think she is a wonderful girl, but, like many Chihuahuas, she does have a few quirks, so we have to find just the right home for her.
She does not like to be kissed on her face or head. For some reason, when people get too close to her face, it frightens her. She doesn’t like fast move towards her at all. But once she feels comfortable and trusts you, she can be picked up and cuddled. Because of these things, Gigi should not be in a home with children or with people who do not understand the sassy Chihuahua personality.
She also tends to get scared in large or unfamiliar groups, so she might need to be tucked away when guests come by, until she gets to know them.
She might seem nippy sometimes, but she is just being true to her breed by protecting her family and wanting to feel safe.
Gigi will do best with a patient owner, with small dog experience, who will take the time to earn her trust. Her foster mom promises that in the right home, this cute-as-a-button cuddle bug will be a loving and wonderful addition.
Apply to adopt Gigi! Fill out an adoption application today!
Grab your furry friends and get ready for be bow wowed! Come out to Alston Town Center in Cary NC for the first ever Alston 5K-9, the Triangle’s first dog-themed race. Treat your pup to tail-wagging treats, doggie warmups, and a commemorative finisher’s dog tag.
Proceeds will benefit Ry-Con Service Dogs, a non-profit organization Raleigh, NC that specializes in training dogs for children and adults with neurological disorders, such as autism and PTSD.
Registration is $25 through April 1st, $30 through May 17th, and $35 through May 19th. Runners are encouraged to register early and name their dog in their registration in order to receive a commemorative finisher’s dog tag medal.