#9024 Fionnuala Essex

Adoptable
Small-size, Female, Adult Chihuahua,

๐ŸŒธHello. My name is Fionnuala (Fa Nu La).......
๐ŸŒธ I am a special little girl who came from a not so special place...
๐ŸŒธ I am thought to be 2 or 3 years old and weigh about 15 lbs.
๐ŸŒธ Thanks to my foster mom and OPH for being such wonderfull people I am here and able to tell you a little about myself....
๐ŸŒธ I can be shy and nervous around new people and it can take me awhile to get comfortable with them. With the help of my wonderful foster mom I am learning that all people are not like where I came from.
๐ŸŒธ I don't mean to be rude. I am just scared and nervous. So don't be upset if the first time I meet you, I bark and back away. This is one of many things my foster mom is trying to help me to overcome..
๐ŸŒธ I had a rough start in life and need people to have a little extra patience with me.
๐ŸŒธ Due to this I think I would do best in a calm house with kids over 12 who can understand what i have been through and give me some space to get use to my surroundings...
๐ŸŒธ I like most dogs, especially if they are close to my size. However, I tend to be a little possessive of my food and treats so it is best if you feed me in a separate area away from other dogs.
๐ŸŒธ I love to run around and play in my foster's fenced back yard and I can run really fast. Deer and squirrels and other animals really get my attention. Sometimes I think they would be fun to play with and other times I want to protect my yard from them...
๐ŸŒธ So due to that, my foster mom thinks its best that I have a fenced in yard where I canโ€™t get out in case that feeling comes over me and I want to want to chase them...
๐ŸŒธ I have to be in a secure harness and/or martingale collar with a leash because if I get loose, I will run and can be hard (or impossible) to catch....
๐ŸŒธ I'm going to need a patient adopter and one who is willing to help me with my training and help me trust again....
๐ŸŒธ I am a very sweet girl and once I get to know you well I am a great snuggler. I am a special girl waiting for my special forever home...
๐ŸŒธ I am crate trained and housebroken. Is that a perk or what ๐Ÿ˜ณ
๐ŸŒธ I am looking for a home to finally call my own.I will miss my foster mom but I will always remember that without her I wouldn't be here to find my forever home..
๐ŸŒธ If that all sounds good to you apply for me and help me become the loving dog I know I can be with just a little patience and time.

Fionnuala Essex is up-to-date on her vaccinations and has been spayed. She is not suitable in an apartment, condo or other urban setting. Fionnuala Essex is currently being fostered in King William, VA.

This dog's bio is based off the experiences of the foster and/or volunteers of OPH as well as any information that we received from the shelter or previous owner. This is very important because it means that while they may act one way in the fosterโ€™s home, you may experience something different in your home.