HONEY & RADAR
Age: 11 years old
Breed: Chihuahua X
Kids: Older children, if calm and respectful
Medical: Gabapentin for arthritis, and Radar has signs of tracheal collapse but no action needed.
ADOPTION STATUS: No Longer Accepting Applications
Honey & Radar's Story
Hi There! My name is Honey and this little old man stuck to my side or behind my foster-mum’s feet is my brother Radar (Ray). While we are both pretty shy (and tiny!), my friends sometimes call me “Adventure Dog!” and often sing me a well deserved theme song when I’m out there investigating and getting pets. Ray’s friendship is a little more hard won and is generally safely snuggled in a protective lap when in new places. Don’t get me wrong - we provide excellent yard perimeter detail when required, no strangers will never arrive unnoticed.
We are pretty easy going once we get comfortable but like to take new meetings slow. Sooner rather than later you will be our favourite person and we will want all the snuggles and pets that are possible. Over the last couple months we’ve met a couple new dogs, and between you and me, we’d much prefer to be the only dogs in your family. We are so tiny you see and get really scared and stressed out, so dog parks aren’t really our jam. We’ve met a couple kids staying with my foster mum - I had fun during the short visit but my brother Ray was pretty stressed out. We would prefer a no kids household and to be supervised whenever are small children are around just in case we get uncomfortable. We are happy to go on short walks (not too long or else we might both need a lift!), our leash etiquette is okay but sometimes we get tangled or take off if we get scared!
Down to the nitty gritty. Frequent bathroom visits throughout day while you are home are a must! We learned a lot over the last couple months about using the outside facilities and even getting better at communicating that we need to go out! Whoever said old dogs can’t learn new tricks? We do well when we are on a schedule but accidents happen especially if there are major changes. We aren’t crate trained and would probably find that pretty stressful but it is a good idea to keep us contained to a smaller area when you aren’t around. It’s good to have a few pee pads out but it will take some patience. That being said we do great when our foster mum is away at work! We will be so excited to see you when you get home so a quick bathroom break will be in order.
I know I look like a spring chicken but Ray and I are getting on in our years. Can you believe we are 11? We have a bit of arthritis and have to take gabapentin everyday. Blah! Have you tried that stuff? We always get a treat after so its kinda worth it. We went to the veterinarian for a spa day to have our nails done and teeth cleaned recently. While our little teeth are freshly cleaned (fresh breath!), we lost a couple pearly whites in the process. As a result we are sometimes picky with our eating but like a combination of softened kibble and canned soft food. Ray has a signs of tracheal collapse - I know that sounds scary but right now it just means he has a little bit of a cough when he gets too excited or over exerts. It is something to keep an eye on in the future.
We are a dynamic duo have so much love and personality to offer to a quiet home. Ray and I have been together for 11 years! We are a bonded pair looking to retire on your couch with a daily stipend of snuggles and pets. Looking for the cutest two incredibly sweet, loyal cuddle bugs? What a coincidence! We are looking for the perfect home too. Please apply here to meet us.