Summer is a smart and sweet 11 lb., 5 year old Terrier/Chihuahua mix. Although she arrived from the south the day before the first snow of the season, she wasn’t deterred by either the white stuff or the rain that came before and after. She has established herself as the queen of the sofa, especially if her humans are sitting next to her and will indulge her requests for belly rubs. She’s good with having her harness and coat put on, walks well on a leash, and enjoys exploring. Stairs are new to her, but she’s gaining confidence going up and down. Summer is also starting to play with toys. House training is going well, thanks to frequent trips outside and lots of praise and treats. She’s also great about using a pee pad first thing in the morning when she wakes up.
Loud, sudden sounds startle her, but she’s becoming accustomed to routine household noise. She hasn’t acclimated to being crated but is starting to explore it tentatively. Summer’s approach to meeting new people, children, and other dogs is cautious but interested; giving her time to assess the situation has proven key. This little girl will thrive in a low-key home that provides opportunities for both exercise and cuddle time.