Arrived in NZCR care: 8 December 2020
DOB: 4 years old (DOB: 16 Jan 2016)
Breed: Long Coat Chihuahua x Fox Terrier
Registered with NZCAR: Yes.
DogsNZ (NZKC): No
Council Registered: Yes - Christchurch City Council (2020/2021 membership).
Cat Friendly: No! No birds, cats or small animals.
Child Friendly: 8 years and older.
Human Sociable: Yes.
Dog Sociable: Yes.
* TBC = "To be confirmed"
Surrendered due to personal circumstances of the owner. No further details provided.
Ludo is described by his former owner as an "amazing" and "loving" little dog. Ludo has plenty of energy, he loves to be walked, explore the world and play with other dogs (big or small). Ludo is very energetic and clever so he needs to be kept busy! He is not the dog for someone looking for a quiet, low-energy companion.
Ludo grew up with another dog in the home and with many dogs coming and going as his former owner was a foster carer for another charity. As a result he is very dog social - great with dogs of any size. However, Ludo is not suitable to be around cats at all as he has chased and injured them in the past. Ludo is also not suitable to be homed around birds or chickens, as he has killed chickens previously. Ludo has been described by his former owner as having a high prey drive.
If bored, Ludo can become destructive and look for a way to escape. This isn't his fault, he is clever and needs to be kept entertained. Ludo has been known to tunnel himself out of his former owners property and go looking for adventures. For this reason, we think he would be best off with a doggy companion in the household to play with and an Adopter who is home a lot of the time to keep him company.
* More information to be added at a later date - once we get to know Ludo better.
Ludo is de-sexed and micro-chipped, his chip is registered with the Council and NZCAR databases.
Ludo has also been flea and worm treated every 3 months while in trust care.
Ludo will be vet checked and vaccinated up to date. Any medical issues will be noted here.
Help us to Help Ludo!
New Zealand Chihuahua Rescue is a New Zealand Registered Charity run completely by volunteers. Nobody is paid to participate in our Rescue and 100% of the profits go back into the dogs in our care and community dogs needing assistance. We receive no public funding or grants. Our entire income to assist these dogs is derived from kind donations, sponsorship and fundraising projects. We are always short of money and it impacts how many dogs we can assist as each dog that comes into care needs some form of medical and/or behavioral assistance!
If you could help Ludo by donating to his cause, small or large, any amount helps! Please also contact us for a receipt and you can recieve 33.33% of your donation back from the IRD.
Donations can be made via:
\The New Zealand Chihuahua Rescue Westpac Trust Account:
By credit or debit card to our GiveALittle:
- Not suitable to be homed with cats or chickens. Please do not apply if you have either in the household.
- Must have a fully fenced property with no holes or gaps. Ludo is known to be an escape artist!
- Ludo requires an adopter who is (very) part time, permanently working from home or retired yet active. Not suitable for a full time worker.
- Ludo would be a great companion to another dog of a similar energy in the household.
- Ludo is great with children and would suit a family environment. Provided the children were 5+ years old, and doggy-knowledgeable (ie. understand how to approach and treat dogs etc.)
* Ludo's adopter requirements may be amended in time.
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.