Arrived in NZCR care: 24 July 2020.
DOB: Approx 3 years of age (DOB unknown).
Breed: Chihuahua - Long Coat
Registered with NZCAR: TBC.
DogsNZ (NZKC): No
Council Registered: Yes - Christchurch City Council (2020/2021 membership).
Cat Friendly: Yes
Child Friendly: Yes
Human Sociable: Yes.
Dog Sociable: Yes.
* TBC = "To be confirmed"
Honey is a private surrender from Hamilton, due to change in owners personal circumstances. No other background information is available.
Honey's former owner states that she is "quiet" and a "love-able wee girl". Honey is a real pleasure to have around the home. She seems to enjoy human companionship as she is always happy to be pet or snuggled.
Honey lived with a cat and is fine with doggy-confident cats. Honey has also lived with young children. Not okay around chickens. Honey would probably be fine with one other dog but not large groups as she does like to have her own attention. Would also be fine as an only dog.
Honey will need some training with regard to on-leash walks and ensuring she keeps up her toilet-training routine. Honey is crate trained and sleeps in her crate at present.
Honey's owner indicated that she appears to have an aversion to males, she becomes more wary and withdrawn in their presence. We have not experienced this personally as she seemed to love our male Trustee! This is just something to note.
* More information to be added at a later date - once we get to know Honey better.
Honey will recieve her preliminary check with our vet. Any medical issues will be noted here. Honey has been flea and wormed while in Trust care (we do so every 3 months). Honey is de-sexed, she will also be vaccinated up to date, micro-chipped and her details will be added to the NZCAR database.
Honey does seem to have some issues with chewing/licking her paws/fur. We will investigate this further and ensure she is placed on a grain-free diet initially as this may be the cause. Honey also requires some time in care to complete weight-loss.
Honey has two unstable patellas - one is a grade 4, the other a grade 3. We will keep Honey in care and assess her again once she has had the benefit of weight-loss and some physio. It is possible she will require at least one luxating patella surgery.
Honey will be in care while we observe her skin and patellas. Once medically cleared, we will edit the below adopter requirements to confirm the type of home she requires. At this point, we will review any applications in the database and those who have applied for Honey to make a list of Adopters to progress to the meet and greet stage.
- Honey is being fostered in Christchurch, a local home is preferred. We will assess in time whether she is fit to be re-homed in other parts of the Country.
- Honey will need a fully enclosed property with fences of a decent height, no holes or gaps.
- No full time workers please. Honey needs an Adopter who is a part time worker, someone working from home or active but retired.
- Adopter willing to assist her with leash-training and ensuring her toilet training routine is kept up.
- Honey would probably be fine with one other dog but not large groups as she does like to have her own attention. Would also be fine as an only dog.
- No living chickens at the property, please.
* Further requirements will be added at a later date once we know Honey better.
NOTE: Before applying for our dogs, please do read the above adopter requirements and ensure that you meet these. We are very clear about the homes we are seeking. We set the adopter requirements after consultation with the foster carers and consideration of the dogs, needs, welfare and personality. They are strict requirements - no exceptions. Please do not submit an application if you do not meet the above, we will simply respond to confirm the application is declined. Unfortunately, at times this has been the case and we have had to disappoint prospective adopters. This is why we are clear about our requirements prior and note them above.
Adoption Fee: $500.00.
NOTE ON THE ADOPTION FEES AND TRIALS: Our adoption fees are determined by taking into account age of the dog, overall health and funds expended to date on that particular dog. The trust uses these adoption fee funds on: desexing surgery, micro-chip and NZCAR registration, vaccines, Council registration, flea and worm treatments, plus any other essentials dogs require such as specialist medications or food, blood-testing, orthopedic surgeries etc. and any other dog disposables required for dogs in care. 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 - sorry, no exceptions. Please note: the deposit needs to be made to the trust account prior to the changeover date of the dog going on trial. We do not accept cash payments on the date. The full100% of all adoption fees go towards the dogs in the care of the Trust.
If you are interested in applying to adopt Honey, 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.