AKC Inspected January 2019
Salem's Finest AKC Chihuahuas
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Color/Coat/Markings: Blue Merle long coat
DOB: August 15th, 2019
Current Weight: 7.0 lbs
Pet Price: $500.00
Altered: No, she will be scheduled in December to January
Rabies: 3 year vaccine still current
Immunizations: Up to date!
Heartworm Prevention: Monthly
AKC Registered: Yes
Genetically health tested through Embark and is 100% healthy and cleared in all areas!
Patellas, eyes and cardiac are certified and cleared through the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, as well as cleared for degenerative myelopathy (eye disease) and macrothrombocytopenia (blood disorder)
Status: Accepting applications and allowing meet in greets upon approved applications only and after her litter is weaned. Her litter will be going home after 11/21. No meet in greets prior to this date.
Background: Laguna is retiring from our breeding program. She blessed us with four amazing litters and it's now time to let her be a happy couch potato. She is retiring due to our choice, and nothing is of concern with her health. She is a blue Merle, long coat female. We have several dogs related to her and find her to be a wonderful young lady. Her coat is long and does require minimal grooming. Her coat is not full due to having heat cycles and litters. After her spay this winter, I anticipate her coat to come in fully and will be fluffy. Laguna is about 7.0 pounds. She knows her name pretty well, but it can be changed if necessary. She does well with both men and women, but prefers me as I have been her mom since I adopted her. She has grown up with our three sons, but our sons are now young adults so I am unsure how she will do with small children or cats. She once lived with large breed dogs but it's been over a year since she has been around another one. laguna is not fully potty trained. She occasionally will use our pee pads in our house, but she is notorious for marking clean beds or blankets. This typically improves after alteration and when they are removed from a breeding environment, but please do not attempt to adopt her if you are wanting a fully house trained animal. Laguna is a submissive girl and has never shown any tendencies of being dominant or aggressive. Laguna does well in the car and we have not experienced her getting car sick. She is dog door trained and crate trained. She has never been walked on a leash with a harness but you can teach an old dog new tricks! We have rehomed a lot of dogs over the years and they all seem to mesh into a new environment fairly well with time and patience.
She has been genetically health tested with Embark and is clear in all breed relevant categories. She has had her heart, eyes and patellas certified with the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals. She will be scheduled to be spayed with a dental prior to her leaving our care.
I would prefer whomever tries to apply to her to come to Salem, and not be in a hurry. A lot of my Washington customers try to do an adoption and drive home in one day. This would work, but you need to be prepared to drive Laguna back to me if the placement does not work out. A puppy application must already be submitted and pre-approved prior to the meet in greet. All adult dogs have a 14 day money back guarantee if the dog does not work out for you in your home. The dog must be brought back to the original location of pick up by scheduled appointment, and a refund will be issued to you within 30 days, minus any fees you may have had during the initial adoption. We encourage all prospective adopters to really think this through and not take on a dog that may not work for you. We want her next home to be her forever home. To submit an application for Lidiya, please use our puppy application for consideration.
Please be aware that Laguna is from a breeding home. She will not be fully potty trained in a new environment and will take patience and the ability to retrain to establish a new routine
Please read the post below about the 3/3/3 rule! Not one dog is like another and you need to be open minded when adopting an adult dog who is very used to their current environment
Must be local or within driving distance of Salem, Oregon unless you are a current client of SFC and you have permission to adopt one of our retirees
No shipping available
Meet in greet required to see if you're a match for her after application has been submitted and approved
Blue and silver Merle, long coat female.
Blue and silver Merle, long coat female.
Embark Genetic Health Tested:Clear in all categories
UC Davis Merle sine length: 268
Degenerative Myelopathy: CH-DM39/9F-NOPI
Congenital Macrothrombocytopenia: CH-MAC33/9F-NOPI
CHIC #: 169440