STATUS: AVAILABLE

Age: 10 years 

Breed: Chihuahua – Long Coat

De-Sexed: Yes 

Micro-chipped: Yes

Council Registered: Yes – Christchurch City Council

Vaccinated: Yes  

DogsNZ (NZKC) Registered: Yes

Cat Friendly: Yes

Child Friendly: No

Human Sociable: Yes - but can be possessive of his house (see below).

Dog Sociable: Yes


Background:

Unfortunately, Khan's former owner has come to the decision to re-home him as they have younger dogs and Khan is looking for that quiet life! Khan is a pedigree, papered dog. He is the direct grandson of our beloved foundation dog, Pippin!


Personality: 

Khan is a special little guy looking for his forever home. Khan is generally friendly and affectionate, he loves to sit on his owners' lap, will paw for pats and loyally follows you around the house. Being older, Khan is usually calm although he is not a fan of visitors coming to his house. Khan would make a wonderful companion dog for someone who is experienced in dog behavior and looking for company. Khan is accepting of other dogs generally in his vicinity. However, given that he is 10 years old, he is not interested in playful puppies and can be growly if dogs are not respecting his boundaries. Khan would be fine as an only dog, or perhaps companion to another small breed or Chihuahua (as long as they were similar age wise). 


As noted above, Khan's only issue is that he doesn't like visitors coming to his house and can be possessive of his "person". This behavior should be discouraged. Khan will need someone who is aware of this trait and who is knowledgeable on dog behavior and able to prevent him from getting into this habit. It is a common Chihuahua trait but needs to be managed to ensure it doesn't become an issue. 


Health: 

Khan is de-sexed, vaccinated, micro-chipped (and added to the NZCAR database) and has had a recent dental.


Khan has a low-grade heart murmur but this does not affect him.


Khan underwent surgery with VetSpecs specialist surgeons here in Christchurch to remove five bladder stones on 8 April 2019. Khan will need to remain on a special renal diet for the duration of his life which can be purchased from any great veterinary clinic (it is no more expensive than a quality dog food!).


Khan comes with a Pet N Sur policy that has been paid up until November 2019. The weekly payments are approx. $12.30 and begin in November (should the Owner wish to retain the policy) as the annual payment has already been made for this year.


Adopter Requirements: 

- An adopter located in/around Canterbury. 


- No full time workers. Khan needs someone who is retired, extremely part-time, working from home or able to take him to work with them each day. 


- Someone with older dogs would be fine. Please do not apply if you have larger breed dogs, puppies or young, energetic dogs.


-  Please do not apply if you have young children or frequently have young children in the home (ie. under say 10 years of age) Khan should not be left around children.


- Someone who is experienced and knowledgeable about dog behavior and able to prevent Khan from getting into his possessive habits. Full support can be provided by NZCR, including an appointment with a dog trainer to discuss this with you.



Adoption Fee:  $300.00  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. 


Khan comes with: His  Council tags and "Khan" K9 tags and harness, bowls, vet book, an ACANA/Orijen  Adopter pack (which includes various goodies and the food he has been  fed on).


If you are interested in applying to adopt Khan, 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.

Link to Adoptions Page