There is something special about Mickey the Chihuahua; not because he shares the name (or big ears) of one of the most well-known Disney characters. It’s the fact that when you look into his eyes you can see he is dog with a lot of love waiting to give someone.
Other than being rescued by AHS Medical Emergency Team not much is known about Mickey’s past. The shelter estimates he is around 1 years old and will need training in the areas of house, leash and crate.
But just like Mickey Mouse grew in our hearts over the years, so will Mickey the Chihuahua as a member of your family.
For more information about Mickey and how you can adopt him, please call the Arizona Humane Society-Campus for Compassion location at (602) 395-3874. Mickey’s animal ID number is A426591.
Chihuahuas are considered to be devoted, intelligent and have spunky personalities which are often compared to terriers. They are highly adaptable and will do fine living in a house or an apartment. They are known to be fearless, often forgetting that they are a small dog. They have a clannish attitude which means they typically only like to socialize with members of their own breed. This can lead to possibly being suspicious of anyone other than its favorite human. Some may be easily provoked if not trained and socialized properly. Because of this and their small size they may not be a good fit with families with small children as they often handle animals roughly.
Chihuahuas are prone to diseases such as epilepsy and seizures. Since they are so short and have large and protruding eyes they may be more prone to getting eye infections.
Their average lifespan is 15 years.
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