We have a new furbaby. Her name is TaTa, I think, she doesn’t seem to answer to it. Maybe I’m saying it wrong?
Anyway, last Friday while browsing my Facebook feed I see a post that the animal shelter had a female chihuahua. When I first saw her she was hiding and shaking in her cell. I don’t think the two huge dogs in cells next to her, that would not stop barking, was helping her nerves a bit. She was also in a cell with some other type of dog, which I think was a poodle or something close to it. This dog had come in with her. They said that the reason they were in there is because the owner rented and the landlord wouldn’t allow them to keep the dogs anymore.
When we finally got her out I held her for about ten minutes. At first she was very scared but seemed to calm down. The animal shelter workers informed me that she would need some work as she was very shy and skittish.
We were not able to bring home at the time of adoption due to being spayed and chipped. I was told that it would be Tuesday before she would come home with me. I was surprised when they called me about four hours later to pick her up the next morning.
As of today she seems not to be so skittish. She is getting over her shyness more and more every day. She is leash trained. She does not like being outside without a leash on her. I tried not using a leash and she just runs back to the front door and sits there wanting back inside. Hence why the photo above is in front of my front door. As we live in the county we do not put a leash on our dogs. Walking a dog on a leash is new to me. I have never had one to cooperate on one. Every dog I have had would just stand there looking very confused.
TaTa demands attention ALL.THE.TIME. unless she is asleep. If you are not giving her attention she will whine. I have figured out that the pointing of a finger and a stern hush will quiet her down for about ten minutes. I do feel that she was a very spoiled dog with her previous owners.