AgeSenior (7+ years)
SizeToy (0 – 10 lbs) Learn More
Meet Missy! She is an exceedingly rare cross breed: Chihuahua and Russet Potato! Missy is around 8 years old and weighs about 13 lbs. She is a super-soft, loving little potato who wants to be as close to her person as possible. Missy was found by a good samaritan as a stray in the Central Valley, made her way to Rocket Dog, and now she is looking for her forever home to settle down at here in the Bay!
Missy LOVES her foster mom and is very affectionate, a textbook companion dog. However, as we have learned more about her personality, it seems she is doing some resource guarding of her person. It’s important her adopter be patient and understand it may take Missy a while to open up. She has been through a lot of changes in her life and is a little unsure of new situations, but when she feels confident she is a real character. There is a charming, loving sweetie in there!
She won’t be competing in any agility competitions, but she enjoys a short walk and gets very excited when her harness comes out. She perks up when she meets dogs on the street and greets other polite dogs with a sniff and has not shown any reactivity. Though she prefers that human strangers don’t try to pet her.
Missy’s true passions are snuggling, napping, couches, neck scratches, furry blankets, fuzzy toys and treats. At her foster home she has even started climbing on the back of the couch to cuddle like a cat! She does not like being crated or confined to a carrier, and has shown herself to be a bit of an escape artist but she does not have separation anxiety when left home alone. She is pee pad trained and has made great improvements with her housetraining to go outside.
Missy is both smart and a little bit stubborn! She is totally fine cohabitating with the resident grumpy chihuahua in her foster home and takes her cues well. We think Missy would do well with another low-key dog companion, or as a solo sidekick to her new person. Dog-savvy children over 12 who are relatively calm and understand her boundaries might be fine. She hasn’t been cat tested but if we had to guess, cats wouldn’t be a problem. If you think Missy, world-class lovebug/ potato/ jellybean, would be the perfect companion for you, submit an application and her advocate will connect with you! (KM)