Hi, my name is Bullet! I’m a lovable 1 ½ year old short-haired Chihuahua, and I weigh 6½ pounds. My foster mom says I’m quiet, cuddly, and have a fun-loving personality. When I’m not running around playing with my toys, I like to chill with my doggie foster brothers. I walk nicely on leash and will walk politely next to you. I understand basic commands and continue to work on learning new words. It’s important that my new family has the time and patience to work on my fears and my outdoor potty training. I’m getting really good at it!
I am starting to trust people more and get used to the noises around the house and outside. As I gain my confidence, I am beginning to come out of my shell.
My foster mom thinks I was pretty sheltered in my old home and that I likely didn’t get much exposure to new people or new places much. I am a bit skittish and I jump at loud noises but I’m starting to get used to them and not be so jumpy.
One of my foster brothers, Preston, came from the same shelter where we were kenneled together, we get along like toast and butter! I also have another foster brother that’s a Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix and we all get along well. I’m learning to act like a pack dog and I’m following what they are doing.
I am almost fully house broken and I will use potty pads and usually go outside, as long as I’m taken out often enough. It important that, in order to continue my potty training, my new home allows me to go out side more then twice a day. My Chihuahua buddy and I get fed on different sides of the kitchen for now (due to resource guarding), but our bowls are slowly getting closer together. That’s a new kind of trust I’m learning, that dogs won’t take the food out of my bowl.
With proper introductions, I do well with kids and people of all ages. I need new people to use slow and calm movements at first, until I get comfortable with them. Once you spent some time with me, along with a little peanut butter, I’ll become your friend in no time.
In my foster home a majority of the time I am quiet and hardly make a noise. I do bark when new people come in the house, but that’s because I’m a little guy and I want to protect my home and family. Once I know the new people are safe, I let them throw my squeaker toy so I can run and get it!
I’d love to meet you! Fill out an adoption form for me at www.powellpaws.org. I can’t wait!