Age: 2 years approx
Breed: Chihuahua - Long Coat
De-Sexed: Yes
Vaccinated: Yes
Micro-chipped: Yes
Added to NZCAR database: TBC
DogsNZ (NZKC) Registered: No

Cat Friendly: Yes
Child Friendly: Yes
Human Sociable: Yes
Dog Sociable: Yes



Here is how Ricky’s foster carer describes him…

Ricky is a big lovable goofball - he pursues everything with great enthusiasm, whether that's butting in to get pats and cuddles, leaping around the house, attacking his teddies, or tussling with a doggy playmate. He is a very affectionate dog, and will happily spend hours asleep on your lap or snuggled up to you. 

Ricky is also a bit anxious, and due to past experiences, lacks trust in people. As a result he needs a calm and patient owner who is able to offer him a very structured environment and routine that he can depend on. Once trust is established, work will need to be done on his obedience and recall as he currently suffers from "teenage selective hearing", so we are looking for someone who will have the time to focus on him.


Ricky has no health issues. Ricky has been flea and wormed and vaccinated. 

Adopter Requirements: 

Ricky's foster carer is in Christchurch currently but also spends half her time in Marlborough. We would re-home Ricky outside those districts if the prospective Adopter was willing to travel to meet Ricky and collect him if confirmed. 


Ricky needs an adopter who is able to give him some further training in terms of obedience.

Ricky is great with other animals, but we will also consider re-homing him as an only dog as he is happy enough to spend time on his own. 

He is comfortable spending time outside and may be a suitable dog for a full time worker who wants an indoor/outdoor dog - so long as you spend quality time with him in the evenings and weekends (please note, that like all Chihuahuas he must be kept indoors at night!)


Must have a fully-fenced yard with no holes or gaps.

Adoption Fee: $500.00


If you are interested in applying to adopt Ricky, please go to the below link, scroll down and fill out the form. We do not consider queries via Facebook or email without the form.