Casper the Maltese x Chihuahua
**CASPER HAD ONE MEET AND GREET ARRANGED – HOWEVER THIS WAS UNSUCCESSFUL AFTER HE GOT SCARED OF A LARGER DOG AND BECAME UPSET AND BARKY** This is such a shame for Casper as he is a very sweet and funny little dog, he thrives off human fuss and will do well with a confident handler who can take some time to teach him the world isn’t a scary place and he doesn’t need to make noise to warn other dogs away.
Tiny little Casper is a Maltese x Chihuahua and two years old. He has come into rescue after not getting along with the larger dogs in the house. Casper is a little unsure at the minute but quickly settling into his new routine and doing well. Casper does like the sound of his own voice and can be a bit yappy but responds when corrected. Casper is very small and will need a patient new owner who will allow him time to settle in and work on his confidence. We have restarted Casper’s vaccinations as they have lapsed, a second will be due by your own vet in two weeks time. Casper is eager to earn your affection and loves a cuddle. He would do best as an only dog or with another small, laid back friend. Casper can be fearful of larger dogs.
We are currently very busy and rescue spaces are extremely limited – PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU HAVE HOLIDAYS BOOKED OR ARE NOT IN A POSITION TO FINALISE THE ADOPTION IN GOOD TIME – we have a huge waiting list which we are constantly juggling as we hate turning away dogs in need. Please tell us about and breed experience on your application form.
Age – 2 years old
Size – tiny, Casper weighs approximately 3kg and is fully grown
Location – in foster in Southport, Merseyside
Colour – white
Microchip number and company – Casper is chipped and we will facilitate his registration over on a successful adoption.
Known medical conditions – Casper does have fair, sensitive skin and can sometimes chew his paws, he has seen the vet with his previous owners who was not overly concerned. He has been fine in foster
Known behavioural concerns – Casper can be a bit yappy but we feel this can be worked on and he does settle
Neutered – yes and fully recovered
Live with other dogs – yes, Casper is in foster with other small dogs but could live as an only dog with the right human
Good with cats – Not tested
Good with kids – Casper would prefer a child free home as a little nervous, visiting children will be ok as long as they give him space
Travelling in the car – good
Housetrained – Casper is clean so far in foster, but may relapse with a change of circumstances
Lead walking – needs some confidence building but generally ok, he can bark at bigger dogs
Recall – too soon to be tested
Crate trained – yes and taking to it well
Current diet – twice a day. Casper eats dry food, no known allergies
A video home check and a non refundable £400 adoption donation will apply – this goes back into our vet fund account
Apply to adopt Casper using our adoption form here