Age: 5 approx. 

Breed: Chihuahua x Papillion 

De-Sexed: Yes 

Micro-chipped: Yes

Council Registered: Yes

Vaccinated: Yes (updated June 2018) 

DogsNZ (NZKC) Registered: No 

Cat Friendly: No

Child Friendly: Not suitable for children – see below.

Human Sociable: See below.

Dog Sociable: Yes


Summer is a gorgeous female Chihuahua x Papillon who is 5 years old.  She is curious, playful, and gets on well with other small dogs. 

Summer has spent substantial time in foster care in order to rehabilitate and fix her absolute terror of being touched, and while we have been thrilled with her progress, she still has a little way to go. 

Summer needs lots of physical contact and cuddles.  She has learned that pats are really nice, and she has been known to sneak onto her foster Mum's lap occasionally.  Every day this little girl takes another step forward, so now we feel its time she completed her journey in conjunction with a forever owner.  You will need to be patient and understand that it will still be some time before she becomes a confident and well-adjusted dog, and be willing to go the distance to get her there.  Full support will be provided by NZCR.


Summer is in excellent health. Summer has been vaccinated, chipped and had her dental completed by NZCR (July 2018). 

Adopter Requirements: 

Because of her needs we have very specific requirements for her future home.  

We are looking for someone with the following attributes:

- Has a quiet, low conflict home environment with no children.

- Has another calm and well-adjusted dog (preferably small breed).

- Is home most of the day and able to spend quality time with her.

- Will let her sleep on the bed at night.

- No cats 

- Fencing that is in full contact with the ground with no gaps or holes (as she will dig her way out).

A home in Marlborough or Canterbury is sought as it may be necessary to transition her into a new home on a gradual basis and her foster carer resides in both these locations.

Adoption Fee: $400.00

If you are interested in applying to adopt Summer once she is ready to be re-homed, please go to the below link, scroll down and fill out the form.