Arrived in NZCR care: 14 October 2020.
Breed: Chihuahua x Griffon
Registered with NZCAR: Yes.
DogsNZ (NZKC): No
Council Registered: Yes - Christchurch City Council (2020/2021 membership).
Cat Friendly: TBC.
Child Friendly: 8 years and older only.
Human Sociable: Yes.
Dog Sociable: Yes.
* TBC = "To be confirmed"
Mojo has lived for the past eight years with his owner. Recently his owner needed to enter an assisted living facility so Mojo has come into our care. Although he is 10, he is a healthy boy and quite active. Mojo would love a quiet, sunny home and human companion to spend the next 7-10 years with. Little breeds can live anywhere between 17-20 years!
Mojo is a very polite, quiet, friendly little dog with great manners.
Mojo loves the company and attention of humans. His former owner also states that he is great around kids. Mojo loves rolling on his back and receiving belly rubs, his former owner says "he could do this for hours!"
Mojo loves a walk - he is good on a lead and enjoys being in the car. He is also toilet trained and has been trained not to leave the house unless with an owner. Mojo also likes to sleep in his owners' bed and hasn't been crate trained. Any adopter will need to be OK with this.
Mojo has been known to bark to alert his owners to visitors to the property. He is very well-behaved and will stop when asked to do so.
Mojo can sometimes be a little reserved and unsure around other dogs. He is not naughty or nasty to them, but inquisitive and prefers less-energetic, quiet and submissive dogs that are similar to his personality. Mojo would not be suitable as a companion to a young puppy or overly energetic dog. He is looking for a quiet life, nap in the sunshine and regular walks and rides in the car... that's all.
Mojo's foster carer says: "Mojo is a really sweet old man. He would be a perfect match for an older (perhaps retired) family. He is very loving and not too energetic. He is just a well-adjusted, happy little dog."
* More information to be added at a later date - once we get to know Mojo better.
Mojo has had a nice bath, been flea and wormed and had his long nails trimmed.
Mojo had his preliminary check with our vet on 14/10/2020 and a blood panel taken - for an older guy, he's pretty healthy!
Mojo was vaccinated on 14/10/2020 and received a dental on the same day, he only has one special little tooth left, so no need for ongoing dentals!
Mojo does have a little bit of age cloudiness / cataract formation in his eyes, his vision is still fine, however.
Mojo has a grade 2-3 luxating patella on the left side, a condition common in Chihuahuas. He is not a candidate for surgery, however we may begin synovan injections (anti-inflammatory) and are just observing him at present.
Help us to Help Mojo!
If you could help Mojo by donating to his cause, small or large, it all helps and we are SO grateful for each one! Donations can be made via:
The New Zealand Chihuahua Rescue Westpac Trust Account:
By credit or debit card to our GiveALittle:
- Christchurch based adopters are preferred, as this is where Mojo is located and our team. However, if an Adopter was willing to adhere to our out of town policy, he may be able to be re-homed throughout New Zealand.
- Any adopter must have a fully fenced property with fences that are of a decent height, with no holes or gaps. Mojo can jump very high!
- Adopter must be part time worker, active but retired, or permanently working (part time hours) from home. No full time workers, or those out of the house often. Mojo is used to an owner who is home 24-7 and would be very distressed being left alone.
- No large dogs in the home or young, boisterous puppies. A small breed dog of a similar age and energy-level would be fine.
- Mojo would love a quiet, sunny home and companion to spend the next 7-10 years with. Little breeds can live anywhere between 17-20 years!
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.
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.