Friday, August 1st, 2014

Pet of the Week


Meet Ricky!


This week¹s featured pet is Ricky, a 2 year old black and tan Chihuahua mix who is neutered, current on vaccinations and micro chipped. Ricky is house trained and does well with other dogs and even cats! Ricky definitely thinks of himself as a ³little prince² and prefers being held/carried to walking on a leashŠbecause walking on a leash is obviously beneath him.

Ricky's Story…
Hey there! My name is Ricky. If you have not noticed already – I know how to beg on command. I thought you might find that endearing. I have lots of energy and would love to find a home where I would get lots of attention and exercise. I love to be the star of the show. That said – sometimes I can be a little intrusive and confident. I also give love back and get so excited when I see someone I cannot help but lick them everywhere. Once I receive some hugging and petting I calm down and I am able to relax with you. I was originally transferred to Woods Humane Society from Santa Maria Animal Services. I am house trained and I can go to a home with cats. I am pretty sure that you will love me almost as much as I love myself.

Ricky¹s Adopt a Pet Profile is

Meet the Breed ­ Chihuahua
Graceful, alert and swift-moving with a saucy expression, Chihuahuas are highly intelligent and should not be underestimated even though small in size. The breed can be any color – solid, marked or splashed and the coat may be long or short. These sassy little dogs are well known as "purse dogs" like the famous Bruiser in the movie Legally Blonde starring Reese Witherspoon.

A Look Back
The Chihuahua's history is shrouded in mystery, but some believe he originated from the Fennec Fox, a very small animal with big eyes and ears, which could explain the tiny frame, luminous eyes and large ears on the breed today. Chihuahua's were used in religious ceremonies and were pets to the upper class. The breed derives its name from the Mexican State of Chihuahua, where the earliest specimens of the breed were found.

Right Breed for You?
Chihuahuas are alert dogs with terrier-like qualities. They are good with families if the children are gentle and patient. Because of their small size, they require little exercise and are good city dogs, but can be
sensitive to cold temperatures. Smooth coated Chihuahuas need very little grooming due to their short hair. Long coats need occasional brushing but still require minimal grooming.

Steve Kragenbrink, CVA
Community Programs Director
Woods Humane Society
O 805.543.9316 x19
F 805.543.9524


Every featured dog that's adopted will receive training courtesy of Marty Johnson at Rajun Kennels!  Check him out at

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