We are always stunned to find sweet, lovable seniors dumped by their owners into high kill animal control facilities. Papi was just such a pitiful soul, when we became aware of his perilous plight. At the age of eight, this beautiful Chihuahua became just one more sad rescue statistic, despite excellent behavior reviews from shelter staff.

And, it seems these days, that the odds are not in Papi's favor when it comes to adoption options, due to the overwhelming demand for puppies! Most folks prefer to muddle through the dreaded puppy mayhem years, rather than open their hearts to an older, serene, loving soul, who is truly in need.

Adopting a senior dog takes an evolved human sensibility: someone who can value the quality of time over the quantity, as well as a heartfelt willingness to help a disenfranchised rescue dog. However, there are several advantages to senior dog adoption, in that the dog's energy level and behavior can be appropriate to a quiet, calm household, with other senior dogs, who may have lost their beloved housemates. Senior dogs make great companions for senior humans!

Papi could join just about any type of home. He has the type of cuddly, outgoing personality that Chihuahua lovers adore, without the yappy edge that we sometimes see in this tiny, but mighty breed. Papi has typical Chihuahua good looks. His coat is in good shape, and is a rich caramel color, with some beige markings. As a short haired breed, Papi needs minimal grooming. He is a tiny boy, with great lap dog potential, it just six pounds.

Papi has an extremely good nature, and could easily join a multidog or cat home. He enjoys the company of other dogs, and has blended in beautifully with his multibreed dog foster home. Other dogs seem to like Papi, and he gives off an appealing neutral vibe that puts dogs at ease. He is outgoing and friendly to people as well, and would be a compatible fit in families with older kids, or a quiet adult household. Papi is a medium to mellow energy dog that requires a couple of leisurely leash walks each day.

Papi has excellent house manners and is house trained, and crate trained. Adopters should be prepared to troubleshoot the occasional accident as he transitions to a new potty routine, and perhaps new feeding schedule, in his new home. He behaves well in the car, and is not overly reactive to triggers like toll and gas attendants.

Papi is in good health for his age, and has been neutered. He came to us with a corneal abrasion which has been treated, but left him blind in one eye. He just had a full dental procedure and pre-op blood work which was is in normal limits. This will serve as a baseline for monitoring Papi's health going for work going forward.

Papi has been vaccinated for Rabies, DHLPPC (distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvo, parainfluenza and corona virus), and has been boostered as needed. He has had the 4dx test, and is negative for heartworm, lyme, earlichia and anaplasmosis. He has been dewormed and microchipped. If you are interested in Papi, please write to angelsfrgod@aol.com or call/test Denise at 860-908-9738 for more info.

About us: We are an active multi-breed dog rescue local to New England, situated in Canterbury, Connecticut. Our 21 year history is reflected in our website EskiesOnline.com, and on our Facebook page: Eskies Online.

Eskies Online is a 501(c)(3) Multibreed rescue group that serves unwanted American Eskimos and other dogs in need. Our group of volunteer foster homes spans the North East, and our adoption territory extends from Maine to eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, and parts of northern Maryland. Once an adopter is approved, we arrange transportation. We do not adopt dogs beyond our territory. Please visit our website: www.eskiesonline.com for more information about our group and our adoption procedures.