Arrived in NZCR care: 05/05/2021
DOB: August 2017 (3 years)
Breed: Chihuahua x Unknown
Registered with NZCAR: Yes.
DogsNZ (NZKC): No - crossbreed.
Council Registered: Yes - Christchurch City Council.
Cat Friendly: No - cannot be homed with cats!
Child Friendly: 6 years and older.
Human Sociable: Yes.
Dog Sociable: Yes.
* TBC = "To be confirmed"
Vito is a private surrender to the Pound, no further details available. We are always very happy to assist the Pound with any dogs they have come into their care.
Vito is a clever, active, social little guy who has been described as having "small man syndrome", He needs an owner who can implement that careful balance of love and boundaries for him to thrive!
Vito is terrible with cats, he will chase and hurt them. He absolutely 100% cannot be homed with cats so please do not inquire if you have any. We expect he probably wouldn't be great around small animals either. He is fine with other dogs - big and small.
Vito loves people, he has been raised with kids. He is a very social little guy.
Vito will spend some time settling into foster care, before meeting with our vet. From there, we will know whether any medical treatments are needed. Vito's known health history, treatments received and any ailments an Adopter will need to consider, will be noted here.
Vito will be flea and worm treated every 3 months while in trust care, to be continued by the Adopter.
Vito needs to be de-sexed while in care - He 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 Vito!
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!
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Donations can be made via:
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Vito will spend some time settling into foster care, before meeting with our vet. From there, we will know whether any medical treatments are needed.
Keep checking this profile for updates if interested in Vito.
We will also get to know Vito during their time in foster care and update this profile accordingly, including the adopter requirements (below).
- Vito cannot be homed with cats. Please do not apply if you have cats - no matter how confident they are! We will not be accepting a home with cats for him. Please do not ask or query this as we have been very clear.
- Must have a fully-fenced property, with no holes or gaps.
- Vito has lived with children prior. But any children in the home must be 6-years or older. Please do not apply if you have children in the home under 6 years of age.
- Vito would suit a home with another dog of a similar (playful) energy.
* Please do not apply for Vito - we have not listed their FULL adopter requirements yet as 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. 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.