Pumpkin and Cody: ADOPTED
We rescued Pumpkin and Cody from a man in Miami who called us with a story about getting kicked out of his apartment and he would have to take both pups to Miami Animal Control by end of day. We raced down to Miami to get these poor guys before they ended up in the shelter. When we got to the home where they were, a man came out carrying a crate with two frightened Chiuahahs inside. He slammed the crate with the dogs inside, on the sidewalk and said “thanks” We were mortified, these poor babies looked terrified and abused. They were extremely underweight and both had rotting teeth. We quickly picked up the crate and raced out of the neighborhood. We pulled over a few blocks down the road and took them out of the crate (put together with rusting barbed wire) and placed them on our laps. They knew they were safe now. A few minutes into the drive home, they started wagging their tails and looking out of the window. We took them straight to the vet to get heart worm tested and vaccinated. Our vet informed us that both pups were underweight, about 2 years old and Pumpkin had rotting teeth and gum disease. We held them overnight before they went to Aixa, a foster volunteer the next day. Both Cody and Pumpkin warmed up with our foster and learned that there was nothing to be frightened of anymore.
CODY: We received a call from a man named Dennis that had seen Cody on our website. He has had Chiuahahs his whole life and was very familiar with the breed. He came to the Boca Green Market to meet Cody and filled out an application on site. Cody was a little skittish at first but Dennis knew he could get him to warm up. We took Cody to Dennis place a few days later and he instantly began exploring his new home. Dennis makes homemade dog food and already had some ready for Codys first dinner in his new home. Thank You Dennis for rescuing this sweet boy, he was so lucky to have found you!
PUMPKIN: Pumpkin was quite a challenge. He suffered from collar aggression, which meant anytime you got close to his neck, or collar or tried to put on a leash for a walk, he would bite. We worked with him several times a day, trying to get him comfortable with someone coming close to his collar. It was training that needed to be continued long after adoption. He was very sweet and loving. He would follow us around everywhere we went and had these eyes that would just make you melt! We received many calls for Pumpkin, but once we revealed his slight aggression, a lot of people were naturally apprehensive or didnt have enough experience with the breed to be able to continue working with him. Weeks after continuously posting pictures and flyers for pumpkin we finally received that magic phone call. Michelle from West Palm, was very experienced with Chihuahuas, in fact she used to rescue them and find homes for them from Palm Beach Animal Control. I told Michelle about the aggression and she said it would be no problem, and wanted to meet him! The same day she called, Pumpkin was at a vet appointment getting some of his teeth pulled and neutered. I told Michelle it would be a few days of recovery before we could bring him by. She texted us everyday checking on his status, and to see how he was feeling. She was so sweet to have done that without even meeting him yet! The day finally came when Pumpkin and Michelle could meet. They had an instant connection, she had sliced chicken ready to give him to begin building trust. She picked him up and immediately took off his collar and put it back on. He growled a little, but Michelle said she will start working on the collar aggression right away and she had dealt with a similar personality in the past. It was truly the perfect match, we happily left Pumpkin with Michelle and are confident Pumpkin is in amazing hands! THANK YOU MICHELLE for rescuing this sweet boy!