STATUS: Under Assessment

Arrived in NZCR care: 10 July 2019

Age: 19 months old approx. (DOB: Dec 2017)

Sex: Male

Breed: Chihuahua x Pomeranian 

De-Sexed:  TBC

Micro-chipped: TBC

Registered with NZCAR: TBC

Vaccinated: TBC

DogsNZ (NZKC): No.   

Council Registered: Yes - Christchurch City Council (2019/2020 membership).  

Cat Friendly:   Unknown. 

Child Friendly: Unknown. 

Human Sociable: Yes. 

Dog Sociable: Unknown. 

Background:  We are advised that Dexter comes from a loving family who wish to re-home him as he is not getting along with the male pugs that reside at the property and they feel he would suit someone who is home more during the weekdays.


To be confirmed.

Prior to being adopted, Dexter will be vet checked, de-sexed, micro-chipped and added to the NZCAR database, worm and flea treated and vaccinated up to date.

Dexter being a crossbreed is a bigger small dog, weighing 5.5kgs.

Once Dexter has been vet checked - any health issues will be noted here.

Adopter Requirements:   

- Dexter is to be re-homed in Canterbury as he may need the support of his foster carer who resides here. In time, if a suitable home cannot be found we may consider applicants from other areas in the country.

- Fenced in yard with no holes or gaps.

- No full time workers. Someone who is part time, works from home or is retired would be suitable. Dexter requires daytime company and this was one of the reasons for his surrender.

Further adopter requirements may be added in due course.

Adoption Fee: $500  Fee determined by taking into account age, health and funds expended to date. Please note: sorry we do not accept payment plans, as we need to be sure adopters are able to financially support dogs prior to adoption. The deposit needs to be made to the trust account prior to the dog going on trial. 100% of all adoption fees go towards the dogs in the care of the Trust.

If  you are interested in applying to adopt Dexter once becomes available 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. See also the FAQ for more information and to answer any queries you may have. Full terms and conditions can be found under the "adoptions" page or FAQ.

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