Name: Sebastian

Color/Coat/Markings:  Chocolate & Tan Merle; smooth coat 

Gender: Male

DOB: September 6th, 2019

Current Weight: 7.5 lbs

Pet Price: $750.00

Altered: He will be neutered 

Rabies:  3 year Rabies vaccine good through 03/24/2024

Heartworm Prevention: Monthly

AKC Registered: Yes

Microchip: Yes

Health Tested: Genetically health tested and cleared in all categories

OFA Certified: OFA Database for his certifications 

Status: Accepting applications

 

Background: Sebastian is a chocolate Merle smooth coat male, Chihuahua. He is the life of the party. Full of charisma, witty charm, and kisses. He can be dominant with some males, so choosing a home with other pets might be challenging if you also have a dominant male. Seb likes to be the Alpha. He can climb, jump and use stairs easily. He is truly an outgoing individual and we adore his personality. In 2021, he had his cornea scratched and it was unable to be saved with medication treatment and he unfortunately had to have his eye removed by an ophthalmologist in Oregon. They did a wonderful job and he didn't let that affect his everyday life. He is still just as flamboyant as ever. Because he is coming from a breeding environment, he does mark our home, so we keep him in an extra small belly band. The belly bands can be purchased off of Amazon and easily washed in the washing machine. He will be neutered before leaving us, and from experience and feedback from our previous clients, once a male is removed from a setting that there are intact female dogs, potty training can be reintroduced and he can be taught to stop the marking in the home. It will take consistency and we can't guarantee that each dog we rehome can be fully potty trained so it's best to adopt him with an open mind and know that a bad habit like this, may never go away. He eats Purina ProPlan and loves it. He isn't leash trained since we own property and he runs and runs, but he is super smart and can be taught to wear a harness and walked on a leash. This is a dog that would love to join you camping, hiking, fishing, etc. He loves the outdoors. He plays in the swimming pool and with toys too. You're probably wondering why we are retiring him and offering him to a new family. Well the truth is, he is from our bloodlines and we have run out of options for safe breeding. He is too related to our girls that are not Merles. Rather than keep him waiting a year or more until new girls are mature, we feel it's in his best interest to join a new family and start living more adventures. He is one of our favorite boys and I'm sure you would fall in love with him too. His nickname is "Grumpy Dog," but not because he is grumpy at all. Because he has the grumpy face look. He does fine in the car too! He loves to snuggle in your bed, but will also sleep in a dog bed. He is crate trained, but he can climb out of any pen without a top, so please keep that in mind.  Sebastian is a fully health tested male. He has been genetically health tested through Embark Vet. He has had his patellas and heart both certified with the orthopedic foundation for animals. He has had his Merle sine length evaluated with UC Davis and he has been cleared of Degenerative Myelopathy as well as Congenital Macrothrombocytopenia. Sebastian also has Russian import lines behind him, but he is 100% Chihuahua. He was not bred by me, but we did make his mama and we own his grandma and many other relatives. He is from many generations of health tested dogs.  We require that you will keep in touch with us if you want to adopt him.  It generally takes 3 days to decompress, 3 weeks to learn a new routine, and 3 months to start to feel at home. We do require that you submit a puppy application for consideration. This is not a first come first serve placement. The application fee is non-refundable. I will allow public meet in greets for local families. 

 I would prefer whomever tries to apply for him 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 Sebsatian 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 his next home to be his forever home. To submit an application for Sebastian, please use our puppy application for consideration.

  • Please be aware that Sebastian is from a breeding home. He will not be fully potty trained in a new environment and will take patience and the ability to retrain to establish a new routine

  • Must be local or within driving distance of Salem, Oregon

  • No shipping available

  • Meet in greet required to see if you're a match for him after application has been submitted and approved

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