August 26, 2016
These dogs are not currently available for adoption.
These 2 little sweeties are a bonded pair and must be adopted together. Adoption donation for the pair: $700
Wow! Two adorable chis looking for their forever home. Baby and Bentley were surrendered to CCRT when their owner could no longer take care of them. They are a bonded pair and as such they need to be adopted together. Because of their small size their new home should have no toddlers or young children. Dog savvy kids over the age of 12 would be fine. Baby is sweet and outgoing to people although she can be barky. Bentley has a sweet temperament but is more timid than Baby. They are healthy and they have had their dental work done.
Very small dogs come with additional care concerns.
They would need a VERY secure safe fenced yard. Baby and Bentley enjoy going outside but they must have constant supervision. They can never be left alone outside. They would be easy prey for outdoor predators of every sort. Speaking of which, if there is an indoor predator, such as a cat in the house, applicants must consider the cat’s behaviour. Baby and Bentley have apparently been exposed to cats. An aggressive cat with a strong prey drive cannot be in the house with them. Another small respectful, gentle dog in the home would be quite fine. And we do mean small. Even a robust 6 lb. chi could be too large. They do NOT interact with the other chis in their foster home. Baby does not like other chis “in her face” and will warn them off with a growl. Bentley will tolerate other chis but does not interact and play with them. If you as a prospective adopter want a buddy for your chi, this bonded pair is not for you.
Neither Baby nor Bentley are leash trained and have never been walked. They are both working on their walking skills in their foster home. In regards to outings, they cannot be taken to a dog park. They are too small and delicate to go to either off-leash or on-leash dog parks. Leash and harness training is a work in progress.
Baby and Bentley play exclusively with each other. They are starting to take an interest in playing with toys but they don’t know what to do with them yet. Bentley hoards them in the little doghouse we have and then he chooses one and tries to bite his way through it. Baby holds one in her mouth, jumps around for a second or two and then leaves it.
Housetraining is a work in progress—they are “newbies” —it’s going to take a LOT of time and patience. They cannot differentiate between pee pads and rugs (or dog beds, dog blankets, etc.). While this is being worked on by their foster family, this is why someone needs to be home to positively reinforce what is appropriate and what is not. Beyond pee pad training, Bentley also marks. Happily, he also responds to correction. You need to be aware of his cues and correct/encourage him prior to him lifting his leg to mark. Baby pees submissively and does it often.
Neither one likes to have their feet touched and they do not like anyone looking in their mouth. This is also being worked on by the foster home. Bentley is also a screamer. If you move too quickly or if you touch him unexpectedly he will scream.
Baby and Bentley love their freedom and run around their foster home. They cannot climb up or down a flight of stairs so those must be gated off. They can manage to go up the 3 stairs from the yard into the house. They cannot yet go down them. Falls are a very real concern for tiny dogs.
Someone should be home at least half of the day. Being away for 3 or 4 hours max would be OK. If you work a full day, i.e. 8 hours or more, that would be too long for them to be alone. That would not be an appropriate application. They cannot go to a regular doggie day care as they would be injured by larger dogs.
If you would like to adopt Baby and Bentley, please fill out an adoption application. You can purchase a sweater and/or blanket for them, or any of our other fosters dogs. Please consider becoming a CCRT Sponsorship Angel for any of our fosters by making a cash donation towards their care.
Baby (white and tan)
Age: 3 years old (D.O.B January 22, 2013)
Weight: 3 lbs
Gender: female, spayed
Location: Thornhill, Ontario
Bentley (black brown brindle)
Age: 3.5 years old (D.O.B November 22, 2012)
Gender: male, neutered
Location: Thornhill, Ontario