Arrived in NZCR care: 16 September 2021
Breed: Chihuahua - Long Coat
Registered with NZCAR: Yes.
DogsNZ (NZKC): No
Council Registered: Yes - Christchurch City Council.
Cat Friendly: Yes.
Child Friendly: 8 years and older.
Human Sociable: Yes.
Dog Sociable: Yes.
* TBC = "To be confirmed"
Tosh and Mac came in together after one of their owners passed away and the other moved into an assisted living facility and was unable to keep their pets. They had to make the heartbreaking decision to surrender them. Tosh and Mac then traveled from the North Island to our base here in Christchurch.
Tosh and Mac were separated as they have very different needs and Tosh's behavior tends to be better on her own. Tosh also has some skills to learn. Whereas Mac is very easygoing and will make a great, loving and loyal companion. We don't get too many dogs like Mac into the Rescue!
We don't get too many dogs like this into our rescue - Mac is just happy to spend time with you and great with meeting new people (not so common in Chihuahuas!) Basically, as long as some pats are on offer, he's a happy boy.
Mac's former owner says that he has a "lovely temperament and makes friends easily." We are told that "Mac is lovely to everyone he meets and very friendly. He will let anybody stroke him". Our experience of Mac has been just that! Mac constantly has his tail up, he's happy, confident and relaxed. He is a great little dog and has been a pleasure to foster.
Mac is quite honestly a pleasure to have in the home and very easygoing. He is well behaved - crate trained, toilet trained and rarely if ever barks. He is quite a calm, chill boy.
Mac is good in the car - although he does pant, he sits still and looks out of the window. Mac is great on the lead and loves going for walks. He was even an Angel when being checked out at our vet. Mac is the ultimate 'good boy'.
Mac's former owners lived in a motor home so he would tour up and down the country and was exposed to lots of different things. We think that's why he's so easygoing, chilled out and great with meeting strangers.
Mac is great with other Chihuahuas and small breed dogs. But isn't fussed on large dogs (not unusual as most chi's aren't). He would maybe be OK with an older big dog, doesn't like energetic young dogs too much. Mac is also good with cats, he's met an older, confident one and ignored her.
Mac is fit, spritely and healthy! He had his vet visit on 19/09/2021 and was vaccinated up to date. Mac also had a much needed dental to remove rotten and infected teeth. We also had a fatty lipoma removed from his breastbone. With this, he was given a clean bill of health to be adopted post-recovery.
Mac will be flea and worm treated every 3 months while in trust care, to be continued by the Adopter. Mac will be adopted out de-sexed, vaccinated up to date, micro-chipped (with the chip registered with the NZ Companion Animal Register and the local Council) as all of our dogs are.
Help us to Help Mac!
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 by donating to Mac's cause, all donations, small or large, help us to help him! Please also contact us for a receipt and you can receive 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:
- Due to his happy go lucky demeanor, Mac would be suitable for adoption NZ-wide. However, any prospective adopter will need to adhere to our out of town policy, which includes traveling to meet Mac and his foster carer first. Please see the "adoptions "tab for more information on this.
- No Adopters who are out of the home for large periods of time - This means no full time (out of the home) workers. Mac needs someone retired, working from home consistently, or working part time. Mac would not be suitable for doggy-daycare. Mac would be OK with going to a work place IN TIME. However, you would need to gradually introduce this after at least a month, of him getting used to his new surroundings.
- Mac would be OK as a solo dog. Or with one or two other older (small breed) dogs in the home of a similar age/energy. Please do not inquire if you have young dogs as this would be a complete energy miss-match.
- Mac doesn't like large young dogs and therefore wouldn't be suitable for a home with one. He needs lower energy and small breed dogs around him. Or would be fine as a solo dog. He's fine with cats.
- Any children in the home must be over 5 years old AND doggy-knowledgeable. Please do not apply if your children are under 5 years old. We would not adopt to younger families.
- Mac needs a fully-fenced home and property with no holes or gaps. This includes rural properties - no exceptions.
- Mac is around 11 years old and needs a loving and committed Adopter who is willing to look after Mac from now, into his twilight years. Mac will have hopefully the next 6-10 years with this as his final and forever home!
PLEASE 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: $400.00 to be paid to the NZCR trust account no. 03-0823-0074502-000
PLEASE NOTE - RE: 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: de-sexing 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.