Adoption Fee: Donation (includes spay/neuter, microchip, vaccinations)
Scrat (whose shelter name was “Squirrel” - Ice Age fans will make the connection), was turned into the Hayward Shelter as a stray. He was scared at the shelter, given his small size and a big scary place like the shelter, but he passed his temperament testing and made it to the adoption ward. It was only during a meet-n-greet with potential adopters, that the shelter observed some lap-guarding behaviors (lap-guarding isn’t typically part of the temperament testing regime), so the Scrat was moved back into the holding area and deemed unadoptable.
In his foster home, Scrat lives with one female person and lots of other small dogs. Lap-guarding hasn’t been an issue. However, in our adoption center, when he gets comfortable on a visitor’s lap, he does snarl and bark at some people (and some large dogs) who approach. He seems fine with other small dogs. Like most small lap-guarding Chihuahuas, he seems more comfortable with women than men (sorry guys . . . .)
Scrat would do well in a home with either just one person or a family that knows how to deal with lap-guarding behavior. He would be fine with another small dog and might be okay with a cat. Otherwise, he is a cute, sweet little guy who loves attention from one person at a time.
For more information about Scrat you can contact Nobody's Perfekt Dogs directly at
510-459-0396 (cell / text)