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LOUIGI

Chihuahua
Jack Russell Terrier, Mix

An adotable dog in Philadelphia, PA

  • Young
  • Small
  • Male



Hi, my name is Louigi (A20215389) and I'm looking for a new best friend. You can call me Lou or LouLou, I respond to either one. If you want to know more information about me or if you want to meet me, email my foster mom directly at balancestar@hotmail.com I look like a big chihuahua, but I think I'm a terrier mix, maybe Jack Russell? Who knows? But I have heard that I'm super cute. I have these ears that stick up AND fold over to flop down - the best of both worlds!! I weigh about 23 pounds and I'm probably around 2 or 3 years old. No one really knows how old I am for sure though, because I was found wandering on the streets alone before I came to the shelter. My foster mom thinks I'm closer to 2, based on my energy level and condition.

When you first meet me, I can be a bit shy and even scared, but once I know that you won't hurt me, I am extremely loving and sweet. It seems that I was not socialized with people in the past, or that my interactions with people may not have been positive. I guess it's going to take me awhile to know that I am completely safe now. I was really sick in the shelter, but since coming to live with my foster mom, I've been feeling a lot better and I'm also learning lots of new things like walking on a leash and housetraining. When I first came here I wasn't house trained at all, but now I'm learning to go outside more and more every day. I didn't have any accidents today at all! My leash walking is getting better and I don't pull. I also love being pet and getting belly rubs - it's my favorite thing! I like to cuddle on soft blankets and pillows and I love to give lots of kisses! I am also funny – kind of like a clown – I will roll around and then stand on my hind legs – I’m tall when I do that! My foster mom says I’m a very good boy and I listen really well – better than her own 2 dogs do!

I'm living with 2 other dogs now and I mostly just tolerate them. I don't like to play with them at all and I sometimes get jealous if my foster mom is petting me and they come near. For that reason, I think I should go to a house as an only dog. It will be the best situation for me. I have never met a cat before so I'm not sure if I will like them or not. My foster mom is working on crate training me now and I'm starting to like it - when she's in the house. She lets me out in the house when she goes to work and makes sure there's nothing for me to get into while she's gone. So far, she says I've been pretty good, as long as she doesn’t leave things on the floor.

I will need an understanding and patient adopter who will train me and work with me to build a loving bond and confidence. No small kids for me please! Any children will have to be older, mature, and know how to respectfully treat a dog of my size. Please consider meeting me and you will fall in love! I am neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations and ready to go home today.

If you are interested in knowing more about me or in meeting me, please contact my foster mom directly by replying to this post and we can set up a meeting. She will also come to your house to do a home visit to ensure that we are the best match. Hope to see you soon! Louigi

btw, my adoption fee for the month of August is $40.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS DOG EMAIL ACCTPETFINDER@GMAIL.COM

Are you interested in one of the dogs at ACCT? If so…
Great! First, decide if you are interested in fostering or adopting!

To determine whether you should apply to foster versus adopt, please consider the following information:

-To adopt a dog means to commit to being the primary caregiver for the dog and keep it in your possession, for yourself for the rest of its life. Adult dogs are $75 to adopt, puppies (under 6 months old) are $125- that donation covers the vaccines, microchip, surgery, etc that the dog has received.

- To foster a dog means to commit to temporarily caring for the dog/cat while also working to find the dog/cat a “forever home”/adopter. While fostering the dog/cat remains ACCT's property, but the foster parent takes responsibility for marketing the dog/cat, and doing a preliminary screening of any potential adopters. When an adopter is found, the foster parent must coordinate with the ACCT Life Saving office to approve the adopter and finalize the adoption. If the foster parent decides after time that they would like to keep the dog/cat, they must complete the adoption process and pay the adoption fee. ** Fostering is not a trial adoption.**

More about fostering:

Although previous fostering experience is not required, ideal foster care provider will have basic knowledge of animal care and training and be committed to finding their foster animal a safe and loving “forever home”. As a foster care provider, you will provide the animals with care including, food, water, shelter, training, grooming and medical treatment when necessary. ACCT will provide clinic and vet care, behavior and training resources, and adoption counseling. We rely on the foster parent to find an adoptive home for the dog/cat, but we can help! We provide adoption events for you attend, can post your foster dog/cat on Petfinder for you, etc. We cannot guarantee how long a foster dog/cat will be in your care, since you keep the dog/cat until an adoptive home is found, which can be anywhere from 2 weeks to a few months depending on the dog/cat, and how heavily you market it.

Ready to come meet one of the dogs/cats?
Adoption Hours are:
Monday to Friday; 1pm-8pm
Saturday and Sunday; 10-5pm
Afterhours by appointment

Foster Hours are:
Monday-Sunday; 9am-6pm
Afterhours by appointment

*If you have dogs of your own, you need to bring at least one in to meet any potential dogs and make sure there is no major personality clash. Please also bring proof that you are allowed dogs/cats at your home if you rent.

ACCT is located at: 111 W. Hunting Park Ave, Phila., PA 19140
Phone: 267-385-3800
Email: adopt@acctphilly.org

Contact Info

 

Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

Phone: 267-385-3800

Email: adopt@acctphilly.org

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