From Teko’s Final Refuge Mom:

I picked up my beloved ODH Teko on February 29, 2020. He howled the entire drive to my house from his crate, such a little nugget but so so loud. Lol.  I was told he was “ skin n bones”, his owner had dementia and was forgetting to feed him. Finally a family member intervened and surrendered him to the shelter.

Teko came to me weighing in at a whopping 2.1 lbs, he needs to be 4 lbs. ( I’ve only been able to get him to 3.1 lbs). All my dogs sleep with me but I was terrified to have such a tiny little guy in my bed but after 2 nights, I couldn’t stand him being alone at night. He sleeps right up against my stomach every night. During the day if he is missing me, he throws back his little head and howls loudly until I come pick him up.

I feed Teko 6 small meals a day, he has kidney disease and small more frequent meals help his kidneys out. He has frequent bouts of diarrhea but a dose of pumpkin gets that straightened out quickly. He has had many tests to try and figure out why he isn’t gaining that last pound but no answers yet.

Teko had a chihuahua girlfriend, Tina, they cuddle up frequently. His other friend is a blind min-pin Claire. They all get along great. I am not sure how old Teko is, we are guessing at least 14 but I think he could be as old as 17???   He is such a joy to me, I love that little guy so very much.

Update from Teko’s Final Refuge Mom:

I had to say goodbye to Teko. That little 3 lb chihuahua was spicy, beautiful, smart and had my heart. He was very fragile, not even able to be microchipped or vaccinated but he was feisty.  After 2 1/2 years, dementia won. I have no idea what I’m going to do with my days now, I won’t have him needing me to feed him off my finger anymore.  He spent a lot of time at the river this week. I will never forget him.

a very skinny Teko on arrival