Noodle


Chihuahua/Breed Unknown
Picture of Noodle, a female Chihuahua/Breed Unknown

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Home:Los Angeles, CA  
Age: 5 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 1-10 lbs

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Nicknames:
Schnoodle

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

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Quick Bio:
-dog rescue

Gotcha Date:
May 22nd 2010

Likes:
To fetch the little, smallest-sized squeaky tennis balls for you to throw over and over. Also, if she's mad at you she'll go off and poop in a fitting place. (She's pooped in my shoes more than once!)

Pet-Peeves:
Everything! Blowing in her face makes her want to kill you.

Favorite Toy:
Little squeaky tennis balls and her stuffed carrot.

Favorite Food:
Anything. She's a chow hound that will jump on anything that hits the floor.

Favorite Walk:
We go in all different directions through the neighborhood and she loves checking everything out. She'd give anything for me to let her on someone's freshly fertilized lawn.

Best Tricks:
While she's waiting for her food bowl she'll jump up in the air and spin in circles.

Arrival Story:
Noodle was turned in at the shelter where I volunteer. I happened to be sitting in with another dog when the kennel manager brought her in and asked if I could stay in the cage with them for a while to make sure there was no aggression or problems between the two since they'd be "rooming" together. Noodle was pretty upset once she was taken from her prior person; she kept trying to look for her and wouldn't stop watching out the cage. (In all fairness, the person who turned her in was devastated and in tears. She wanted her desperately but was unable to keep her. Noodle had bounced from person to person as this girl tried to find her a good home, but they just didn't work out. This girl was heartbroken.) Since I was the one that was there with her at that traumatic moment, she quickly came to trust me. Needless to say, Noodle bonded with me to the point that people continually commented "OMG, that dog loves you. You have to take her!" I decided I would take her but had to make sure the other dogs would accept her. She immediately bonded with my other chihuahua and my six year-old toy fox didn't really interact with or pay attention to her. My five year-old toy fox, the alpha, hated her though. He took every opportunity to go after her and put her in her place, and spent all the rest of his time buried in my closet. He didn't react that way when I adopted the previous chihuahua; literally in a weekend he accepted she was there and he pretty much ignored her from then on. With Noodle though, he was really angry and I didn't see him for a whole month while he pouted and hid. I think it was just her energy and her growliness and desire to bite and chew that puppies have. Finally I couldn't stand it any longer; I decided it wasn't fair to Roy to be miserable and have his world changed so drastically so I took her back to the shelter. It was so hard because I was still a volunteer, and she would cry and howl for me if she saw me or even heard my voice. If I made the walk all business, giving her her kisses and cuddles before we went out, it was easier on her to just briskly put her back afterwards and walk away. I was in tears every day though. A mother and son almost adopted her and it killed me to watch that because I knew the home wasn't a good fit. The day after the family looked at her I finally got in touch with the behaviorist I work with, who had been unavailable for a while. She told me that as long as the new dog wasn't aggressive, it would absolutely work out with all the other dogs as far as pack order. I immediately called the shelter and asked what the chances were I could "get my dog back". They said absolutely and handed her back to me that night. After six months, the alpha also has accepted her, and they actually play and wrestle with each other all the time. He's bonded with her in a way that he hasn't with the first chihuahua I took in, whom he still ignores. It truly did work itself out, and we're all a happy little family now.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
November 17th 2010 More than 3 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
1165577


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