Arrived in NZCR care: 12th February 2021
DOB: Oct 2019 (exact date unknown)
Breed: Chihuahua - Long Coat
Registered with NZCAR: Yes.
DogsNZ (NZKC): No
Council Registered: Yes - Christchurch City Council.
Cat Friendly: Yes.
Child Friendly: 6 years and older.
Human Sociable: Yes.
Dog Sociable: Yes.
* TBC = "To be confirmed"
Sid is a private surrender, due to litter mate syndrome (see more about this here: https://nzchihuahuarescue.co.nz/breed-information/f/chihuahua-health---litter-mate-syndrome) Sid's brother "Buddy" is also in care and will be fostered and re=homed separately. The two boys would fight a lot over attention. No further details to provide.
Sid came into care under the name "Buster" but we have since renamed him and he has learnt this new name.
Sid is very loving and affectionate, a "happy go lucky" little dog. Sid is great with strangers, he will happily greet them and hop up onto their lap. He is fine around kids, but can be a little bit boisterous.
Sid is also very energetic and playful. He will need a home that is active, with plenty of time to walk him. He needs opportunities to get this energy "out".
Sid is great with small animals, he has been around kittens, adult cats and other dogs. He loves playing with both and would benefit from having another (similar energy) dog in the home. Sid is great with meeting other dogs, but he can be 'a lot' to handle, so would not be suitable to a low energy or older dog.
Sid has not been de-sexed prior but will be shortly, we hope this will assist with his marking behaviors. While in care, we are working on this to ensure he is properly toilet-trained. He is still young and needs to have this routine kept up by any Adopter.
Sid received his preliminary check up at the vets on 16/02/2021 and was cleared for adoption, following his de-sex. Sid was also vaccinated up to date and micro-chipped (with the chip registered with the NZ Companion Animal Register and the local Council).
Sid will be flea and worm treated every 3 months while in trust care, to be continued by the Adopter.
Sid is scheduled in to be de-sexed on: 26/02/2021.
Help us to Help Sid!
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 Sid's 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:
- Due to his happy go lucky nature, we would be happy to consider out of town applicants. Please note, we have an out of town adoption policy that MUST be followed. Read more about this under the adoption tab. This includes coming to Christchurch to meet Sid and his foster carer. No exceptions.
- Sid will need a fully-fenced home with no holes or gaps. The property will need to be Chihuahua-proof.
- No full time workers or those out of the house often. Sid needs someone who is working from home (permanently), able to take him to work, or only working part time. He is used to day time company.
- Sid would be fine in a family with children over 6 years of age. Please do not apply if you have younger children.
- Sid needs someone with sound dog knowledge who is able to continue his training. He is still a puppy so needs rules and boundaries. We recommend implementing a trainer to assist.
- Sid needs an active family, able to walk him at least once a day. He would not be suitable as a companion to an older adopter.
- Sid would benefit from another (small breed) dog or two in the home. Not too many as he can get jealous of attention but he does love to play and it's a great way for him to "burn off" energy.
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
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. 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.