Xolo available to adopt, along with a ton of other amazing pets at Hopalong Animal Rescue who deserve a great forever home!
Xolo is a 10-12 week old Chihuahua-Dachsund-etc mix. A chiweenie! He weighs about 6 lbs now and will probably double in size. We expect he will be a small-ish dog, less than 20 lbs for sure. He has looooong legs with white socks, His markings are the cutest!! He has adorable floppy ears right now, but we wouldn't be surprised if they popped upinto Baby Yoda ears before he's full grown.
Xolo came from a litter of 7 and definitely thought he was the alpha. Around his other, smaller litter mate he is very dominant, but around other dogs he's more submissive. His foster brother put him in his place pretty early and he only tests boundaries with his litter mate. But he gets as good as he gives these days - it's all puppy rough-housing with only the occasional "real" squabble. Xolo would do well with another dog around his size or larger. I wouldn't necessarily put him with a tiny/teacup dog just because of his dominance tendency. He saw some cats at a friend's house and was very curious but backed off as soon as the cat gave him a strong hiss.
Xolo is a total sweetheart with people - he can be shy at first but within a few hours he's all cuddles and kisses. He made a strong bond with both of his foster moms and his foster dog brothers! He's a typical naughty puppy who tests boundaries but is easily corrected and very food motivated. He's a great eater and tries to steal from his brother at every meal.
Xolo is doing great with potty training and goes outside or on a reusable potty pad in the house 95% of the time Occasionally he gets confused on a rug here or there, but has never gone inside his crate.
Xolo came to foster with some separation anxiety and would scream and cry if left alone. He's much better now and will happily rest alone in his crate as long as he is 1) tired and 2) has a few minutes to get used to being in his crate with you nearby. Because of how loud he can get when anxious, I wouldn't recommend him as an apartment dog unless you have thick walls. He is currently sleeping in his crate next to his foster mom & dad's bed, but would love to cuddle in the bed if allowed.
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