Arrived in NZCR care: 10th March 2021.
DOB: 8th July 2016
Breed: Chihuahua - Long Coat
Registered with NZCAR: Yes.
DogsNZ (NZKC): No
Council Registered: Yes - Christchurch City Council.
Cat Friendly: Cat trainable.
Child Friendly: 8 years and older.
Human Sociable: Yes.
Dog Sociable: Yes.
* TBC = "To be confirmed"
Ross is a private surrender due to the circumstances of his former owners, no further details to provide.
Ross, is described by his former owners as "a lovely dog". He is said to be happy and great with people, although small children can scare him. Ross is very affectionate, he loves to be cuddled and spend time with his owner.
Ross has plenty of energy - he loves playing with balls, or his toys, walks on his lead and exploring in the bush. His owner advises that he isn't so keen on car trips, although he is fine being crated while in the car and doesn't misbehave. Ross' former owner states he isn't that keen on the beach either !
Ross is very social with other small - medium breed dogs. He would suit a house with another doggy companion present. Ross plays very rough with other dogs which sometimes needs to be monitored and/or stopped if he becomes too excited and agitated.
Ross is a clever boy, obedient and toilet-trained, he also "sings" and will let you know he needs to go to the toilet by staring at you, or licking your hand or leg to get your attention to be taken outside.
Ross dislikes loud noises (ie. gunshots, thunder, fireworks) a most dogs do. If upset he will run off and hide in a safe place. Best not to walk him around busy roads (ie. with construction going on or loud cars) he won't enjoy being around those sounds.
Ross has lived with cats prior but needs to be trained not to give chase and 'play' with them. He will need an owner who is willing to keep on top of this and make sure it doesn't become a "naughty" habit. He has also been known to chase Weka.
Ross is an energetic dog. He is not a dog for someone looking for a quite, lazy companion. He needs atleast one decent walk per day.
Ross was checked by our vet on 16/03/2021. He was micro-chipped and the chip is registered with the NZCAR and Council databases. We also ensured that his vaccines are up to date.
Ross’ known health history, treatments received and any ailments an Adopter may need to consider, will be noted here.
Ross was flea and wormed using Advocate on 10/03/2021 and will be flea and worm treated every 3 months while in trust care, to be continued by the Adopter.
Ross 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 Ross!
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 behavioural assistance!
If you could help by donating to Ross' cause, all donations, small or large, help us to help her! 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:
*** WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR THIS DOG AS THEIR ADOPTER HAS BEEN SELECTED AND THEY WILL BE GOING ON TRIAL. Please see the "dogs in our care" page for available dogs.***
- Ross has a generally happy-go-lucky demeanor and as a result we are happy for him to be rehomed outside of Canterbury. However, any adopter will need to adhere to our out of town adoption policy (read more about this under the "adoptions" tab) which includes coming to meet Ross at his foster home here in North Canterbury. No exceptions.
- Ross is to be adopted to a home with at least one other (small breed) dog in the home. Ross would do better having a doggy companion than being a solo dog.
- Must have tall fences (Ross has been known to climb fences) and secure fencing, with no gaps or holes. Must have a fenced in backyard.
- Needs a quiet home as noise can affect him quite badly (ie. cars, construction noises etc - as noted above).
- Suitable for children aged 8 years and older. Please do not apply if you have young children.
* Please do not apply for Ross yet - As we have not listed their full adopter requirements. We need time to get to know their personality and the type of owner required. If you are interested - Keep checking back here in time, for this profile to be updated!
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: $500.00
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, orthopaedic 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. 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.