Personality: Chispa is a shy yet excitable girl who will solicit attention with people she knows well. She can be tentative meeting new people but is slowly increasing her confidence with the help of tasty treats and familiar people present. Chispa prefers to engage interactions on her own terms and will show clear signs when she is uncomfortable and needs space. She is growing her confidence by the day, and when she is ready, she is a hyper, spunky little girl who loves to run zoomies, and play with toys in the home. She also likes to sleep under the covers and follow her person around. Chispa would benefit from a calm, shy dog experienced home who can help build her confidence further.
History: Chispa came to us from a shelter in the Central Valley. She is currently living in an adult only, low key household with a confident small dog that has been helping her come out of her shell.
Dog/Cat Skills: Chispa has shared a foster home with a small, low energy male dog. While she can be tentative and fearful with forward behavior, she has warmed up to polite, calm canines. Chispa will now follow the resident dog around constantly and even solicits play. Her confidence is helped greatly by being around more confident dogs and is recommended to go home with a calm, social dog who can show her the ropes. Chispa has no history with cats.
Leash skills: Chispa initially did not walk on leash but is now doing well walking loosely on leash. She may need coaxing at time and can be tentative with environmental noises.
Medical: Chispa arrived at HSSV with pelvic fractures. She has spent time in foster healing and improving daily. She is using the limb very well and our hope is that she will continue to improve as the pelvic fractures enter the final healing stages. She has no exercise restrictions.
Ready to meet Chispa? Fill out the form to request an appointment"