Arrived in NZCR care: 25 July 2020.
DOB: 2 years old (DOB: 15/10/2018).
Breed: Chihuahua - Smooth Coat
Registered with NZCAR: Yes
DogsNZ (NZKC): No
Council Registered: Yes - Christchurch City Council (2020/2021 membership).
Cat Friendly: Yes.
Child Friendly: No.
Human Sociable: No.
Dog Sociable: Yes
* TBC = "To be confirmed"
Taco is a private surrender from the South Island. Taco's family were very sad to surrender him, however they feel they have tried everything (including dog trainers) to make Taco feel more confident and happy. They have now made the selfless decision to surrender Taco and entrust him to us to assist him.
Taco is a sweet, yet very sensitive little man, who is afraid of everything at present. We are currently assisting Taco with becoming more confident and accepting of strangers, foreign dogs and unknown circumstances.
Taco has settled into foster care and is a playful, affectionate little guy. We are still working on his trust issues and reactivity to strangers. Its a long road to rehabilitation and we are hopeful Taco will get there.
* More information to be added at a later date - once we get to know Taco better.
Once Taco is more comfortable around strangers, he will receive preliminary check with our vet - Any medical issues will be noted here. We will ensure Taco is vaccinated up to date. Taco has been flea and wormed while in Trust care (we do so every 3 months). He is de-sexed, micro-chipped and his details added to the NZCAR database.
We anticipate that Taco will be in care for some time while we work with an animal behaviorist to modify his behavior. We will update Taco's profile and advertise on our social media once Taco is ready to adopt. We do not anticipate that he will be ready to do so or leave care for around 8-12 months.
* Taco's adopter requirements will be added at a later date.
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.