#9024 Fionnuala Essex

Small-size, Female, Adult Chihuahua,

Hello. My name is Fionnuala. I am a special little girl who came from a hoarding case. I am thought to be 2 or 3 years old and weigh about 15 lbs. Thankfully the nice folks at OPH took me in. I can be shy and nervous around new people and it can take me awhile to get comfortable with them. 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. I had a rough start in life and need people to have a little extra patience with me.

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. 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. That's why unless I'm in a very secure fenced area I have to be in a secure harness and/or martingale collar with a leash because if I get loose, I will run and I am a flight risk.

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 person. Is that special person you???

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 foster’s home, you may experience something different in your home.