“Are you looking for a new cuddle buddy who loves laps? Perhaps I’m your boy! My name is Leonidas or Leo for short. I am an 11 pound chihuahua in need of an adoptive home.

“I am used to living with another dog. I am shy at first when meeting other dogs. I am not aggressive so please don’t allow me to be bullied! I’ve never lived with a kitty so I can’t say if I could or not. Kids can be nice if they are old enough to be gentle and kind. My people will tell you that it’s hard to find a photo of me when I’m not in someone’s lap or cuddled up under a blanket.

“I am all chi! Blanket burrowing and sunbathing are chihuahua traits and I do both and thoroughly enjoy them. I spend my time in a kennel during the day when my people leave the house and I sleep in my kennel at night. It’s helpful to have a dog who will go in a kennel without issue-for travel and sometimes for our own safety.  Hey! Maybe you are looking for a dog who will want to share the bed with you? I may like that-warm and snuggly in bed! But if not, that’s OK, just please share your lap with me sometimes.

“When you must leave the house I am fine to stay home in my kennel and I can go for a few hours before I need a potty break. However, if you want to take me in the car, I can do that too! I get excited for car rides. I’m not much of a barker except to let you know that the mail has arrived-you are welcome! I’m more of a whiny guy. “They” say whiny; I say non-barking sounds. I do this when I’m excited or when I need to come inside or go outside. Barking is just not my thing.

“While I don’t need a lot of exercise, it is good for me. I am well behaved on leash so we can take leisurely strolls and enjoy all of the sights and smells. I can handle stairs without any issue. Given my age and breed, I’m still a young senior! I’d like to believe I have a lot more years ahead of me. With regular vet care and good dog food, my hope is to remain forever in the same home for the rest of my days. I will work hard to make my new family happy with me and love me as much as I can love them!”

Leo is located on Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA. For contact information please email: referrals@olddoghaven.org

This is a courtesy post. Leo is not an Old Dog Haven dog. Old Dog Haven has not assessed this dog for medical issues and will not be responsible for medical care after adoption. We urge prospective adopters to do their own evaluation.