What an interesting girl Sweetie is! We are told she is a westie/chihuahua mix. At 15 pounds, she may or may not be a little on the chubby side. One cannot tell with all of that FLOOF! Sweetie is a little over 8 years old, so she is a young senior who with an adopter committed to her lifelong veterinary care, she will be around for some time to come!

Sweetie has lived with other dogs and has lived with cats but we are told she would do best as an only animal as she wants to be the top dog. Sweetie does not appreciate children and will nip at them. For this reason, she should not be around kids. Sweetie will thrive in an adult-only home where someone is home most of the time.

We are told Sweetie is happiest being either in her person’s lap or playing with her tennis ball on her bed. Sweetie enjoys playing ball and going for short walks. She needs a harness on walks so as not to pull on her neck. She has had some basic training and does well while on leash. Sweetie will wander off his let off leash so one must have a fenced yard for her or keep her on leash when she is outside a securely fenced area.

Sweetie can do stairs and “hold it” during the day about 3-4 hours before she needs to get out to potty. We are told she will have accidents if she’s not let out in time so her adopter should be willing to keep her on schedule. She will let you know when someone is at the door or when someone walks into the house. This is a dog’s job, yes??

Sweetie will need to see a vet upon adoption as she is not up to date on vaccines. She has never had a full senior check up with lab work and urinalysis. This gives an overall picture of a dog’s health and is something we highly recommend every dog owner should do at least once a year, especially for a senior dog.

Described as being “sassy”, she is protective over her possessions when another dog dares to check out her stash! She will dance for her treats and surely make her people smile! Sweetie sounds like a fun little dog who could make an adult a wonderful and loyal companion.

Sweetie is located in Napavine, WA. For contact information please email: referrals@olddoghaven.org

This is a courtesy post. Sweetie is not an Old Dog Haven dog. We urge prospective adopters to do their own evaluation.

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