LILY – Lovely, delicate, friendly Reindeer Chihuahua – wants a kind and loving home

Posted by on Sep 10, 2017 | 1 comment

I recently acquired a foster dog, a tiny Reindeer Chihuahua named Lily. Here is her story:

I was owned by someone in Oakland since I was a puppy. He died and no one in his family could take me. Cathleen took me in, got me a lot healthier, and has been loving and kind. But her own dog died a few months ago and she is just not ready for me. She is sad and wants to find a kind, loving home for me.

I have longer legs and bigger ears than most chihuahuas and frankly don’t know if I’m a mix or a variation being encouraged to be a breed. The AKA doesn’t accept me yet. I think one of my parents was a long-haired chihuahua because I’m fluffier than other reindeer chis I’ve seen pictures of. Some people think I might be part Papillion.

The man who owned me loved me but could not afford to take really good care. Cathleen has feed me great food, given me fish oil, had me spayed and had my teeth cleaned (I lost 4, sigh). She gives me good flea, tick and heartworm meds.

I love company but am used to being left alone a lot (too much for my taste). I’d rather be with someone who is retired and around a lot. I love to go walking – just recently have been walking in a woodsy place that I love.

I think I’m 7 or 8 but don’t know for sure. I don’t have a lot of experience with toys or other dogs, but Cathleen has been playing with me and introducing me to my neighbor dogs. I’m in love with one and learning to like the others. I think I’d like to play with other dog but am sort of scared; I bark when I play and this confuses some people and dogs.

I love to cuddle but also like alone time. Cathleen lets me sleep with her and that is what I’d prefer to do, but sometimes when it gets warm, I go sleep on the top of the covers. I’m learning to like a tummy rub and Cathleen is trying something called massage. Not sure if I like it yet.

I hate to leave Cathleen and she hates me to go, but if I could find someone who would love me like she does, I think I’d be happy.

If you have any questions or would like to meet me, please send Cathleen your email and/or phone. She has lots of other photos and even a couple of videos if you have a smartphone (she hasn’t figured how to email a video yet, but texting seems to work). Contact:

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  1. Hi my mom is looking for a tiny little four legged friend to keep her company and go for walks. Someone she can love and love her back, a companion. She’s owned a poodle and Chihuahuas and gave them a good loving home until they had to leave to the rainbow bridge, they were all about 15 years of age.

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