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SPECIAL APPEAL - With Madra for over six months. Here's a list of ten reasons why you SHOULDN'T adopt our Chihuahua/JRT, Screech... 1.) He has a shockingly bad name (OK, yes, this one is 100% our fault, we must have been lacking coffee after that particular pound pick up) 2.) Behind that innocuous little bundle of cuteness is a BIG ATTITUDE 3.) If he doesn’t like you, straight up, he will bark, growl and nip you 4.) He thinks cats are demons from hell 5.) He doesn’t like to share his toys 6.) If you’re looking for a nice little dog to walk the Prom with, forget it...! Screech turns into Cujo when he meets dogs out and about 7.) He is a “busy” little man ;) 8.) He will steal all the couch throws for himself...he hasn’t acknowledged it yet, but he is most definitely part cat 9.) His recall is hit and miss 10.) He holds the firm conviction that human beds were designed specifically for him to bury himself all the way under the duvet. Phew....! Now that we’ve gotten all that out of the way....let us tell you that despite his “quirks,” we all adore Screech. We really do. And if you're still reading, you must be intrigued. You see, we don’t know anything about his past life which might help us understand why he behaves in the way he does. What we do know is that if he loves you, he is the ultimate lap-dog and will be 100% trusting and loyal to you. His little tail is like a propeller, it never ever stops wagging when he is around those he loves, He doesn't walk but instead, he waggles absolutely everywhere. Oh and as soon as you sit down, he will appear; claim your lap as his and curl up for a cuddle and a snooze. :) Did we mention that he’s a lazy sod? He would love lazy morning lie-ins while you catch up on Netflix. He loves sleeping in his crate too but he is also a magnet to human beds. ;) He loves travelling in the car too and loves going to work with his foster dad. He loves his toys, teddies and as you can see from the photos, he also loves carrots. :P We are working on his issues but full disclosure, this little pocket rocket marches to a beat of his own drum and needs a VERY savvy and dog-experienced person to adopt him. Someone who won’t take their eye of the ball with him. Someone who won't bat an eyelid when he starts roaring like a lion when he spots a dog on lead. Someone who will be committed to working on his issues and making sure all introductions to new people are done carefully in case he reacts badly. We KNOW somewhere out there this little guy has a match. He would suit a home where there aren’t many visitors coming and going. It goes without saying that he won’t be able to live with children although he has liked the ones he has met visiting his foster home but it’s a risk we are not willing to take in order to keep him and others safe from his nipping. Despite his on-lead reactivity, he can quite happily live with other dogs...(particularly ones he can use as PILLOWS..) and ones who are chilled out and don't mind that he will be the BOSS. He also needs to live in a quiet area. He is currently in foster with his fellow MADRA brother, "Tricky" Sam who adores him. However Screech is stressing out the resident cats and will have to go back to the shelter soon. We really want to avoid him spending any more weeks or months at our shelter. Now we know his demands are very specific but after six months of waiting, he surely deserves a chance...we certainly think so.... If you would like to know more please fill out an Adoption Questionnaire on under the Re-homing section.

I'm a lad who likes the finer things in life, like belly rubs (AN ENDLESS SUPPLY PLEASE!), playing ball, and especially cuddling up with my favourite humans. I'm very responsive to what the wonderful volunteers tell me and I'm very quick to learn. My ideal home would be where my wonderful human is home most of the time as I am such a little snuggly little maneeen who wants to be around people all the time. I love attention and tenderness and really, I just LOVE to cuddle more than anything in the whole world. Yes, I know I mentioned that already but I just want to make sure you are FULLY PREPARED FOR MY CUDDLES!!!!!!!!
I am just so happy to be taken care of an to feel safe in your arms. I also have a playful nature. I adore playing with toys so I would love it if you got me some toys of my very own. I am a busy boy and I like to investigate my surroundings. I will never say no to a walk but I won't be demanding endlessly long treks, sure look at my teeny, tiny legs!!! ;)
I have been known to nip the odd person or two that but I actually adore the majority of people I meet. Honestly! But....because of this little problem, I will need someone experienced to adopt me so they can help me deal with this.......erm, we will call it a "little issue". Now don't go getting all worried and silly thinking we can't work this thing out. It just means you need to keep an eye on me and keep me away from people you know I don't feel comfortable around. It should go without saying that an adult only home would be best suited for a little nugget like me!
Do you think you can make me a part of your life? I am dreaming of finding a life to settle into ASAP so I can start again. I will do a happy dance every time you come home and truly, you'll wonder how you ever managed to to navigate life without me by your side. 

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