Arrived in NZCR care: 1 August 2020.
DOB: Under 1 year old - DOB: 29/12/2019
Breed: Chihuahua x Wire Hair Fox Terrier
Registered with NZCAR: Yes
Vaccinated: Yes - next due 2021
DogsNZ (NZKC): No.
Council Registered: Yes - Christchurch City Council (2020/2021 membership).
Cat Friendly: TBC.
Child Friendly: TBC.
Human Sociable: TBC.
Dog Sociable: TBC.
* TBC = "To be confirmed"
Lucy was purchased from a pet store at the beginning of the year. She is a private surrender, her owners feel they are not the correct match for her.
Lucy's former owners state: "Lucy is cute, energetic, healthy and smart. She is sweet some of the time and likes cuddles and play most of the time. She is responsive to food/ treats and knows some commands (sit, stay, come). She is obedient when it suits her; recall is particularly unreliable. She is bossy, assertive and head strong. She walks reasonably well on harness and lead, although she does pull if she is not ready to go when we are. She could be a good member of the home of someone with time, energy, experience with challenging dog behavior and a lot of patience."
Lucy is a sweet dog, but has not been socialized correctly and requires time and patience, plus care not to be overwhelmed. Lucy is fearful of strangers, she must get to know you in her own time. We will be working on Lucy's fearfulness in foster care.
Lucy is being fostered with other Chihuahuas, chickens and cats.
* More information to be added at a later date - once we get to know Lucy better.
Lucy received her preliminary check with our vet on 04/08/2020 - no medical issues to content with, she is very healthy.
Lucy has been flea and wormed while in Trust care (we do so every 3 months).
Lucy will need to be de-sexed - this is booked in for 3 September 2020 (at this stage) as she is just coming off of her first heat.
Lucy has been vaccinated up to date, micro-chipped and her details added to the NZCAR database. Lucy's microchip is also registered with the Christchurch City Council.
Lucy will be spayed by our vet. We are currently getting to know Lucy and working on any behavioral issues. We will note these on her profile and 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 Lucy to make a list of Adopters to progress to the meet and greet stage.
- Lucy is being fostered in Christchurch, a local home is required for Lucy as will need to be integrated into a new home with the help of her foster and our Team. Lucy is to be rehomed in Christchurch only.
- Adopter will need to be patient, understanding, loving and supportive. Rescue dog experience or knowledge would be an asset.
- Fencing is a must. Lucy will need a fully enclosed property with fences of a decent height, no holes or gaps.
- No full time workers please. Lucy would suit a part time worker, someone working from home or active but retired.
- Older children who are doggy-knowledgeable (10years+) and give her plenty of space would be fine. No families with younger children need apply please.
- Would be fine as a companion for another dog or as a solo dog in the home.
* Further requirements will be added at a later date.
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 Lucy, 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.