Please read dog's entire written bio before contacting rescue. To inquire about this dog, you do not need to press any special buttons on this website. Send a regular e-mail to Janet Cook at: email@example.com. Please provide some information about your home, family and other pets. Angel's Heart Dog Rescue is a private, foster home based rescue. There is an application process that precedes meeting a dog. I answer emails quickly. Thank you! SEE VIDEO ALSO ON THIS PAGE! Julian is a 10-month-old male Chihuahua rescued from the Devore Animal Shelter. He is a SUPER CUTE, well-proportioned little guy, and has a lovely tri-colored coat. Weighing 5.6 lbs., Julian is a very quiet dog; I have never heard him bark. He is a sweet dog with a shy demeanor, but comes out of his shell more and more each day as he becomes more comfortable and understands that no one is going to hurt him. Julian enjoys being part of the pack. He is fine with all dogs, big and small, but like most small dogs, he does not relish in the larger youngsters bouncing at his face, and seems to prefer lying next to Daisy Mae, a 64 lb. 9-year-old pit bull, or cuddling with the older Dachshunds. He seems to derive comfort being close to the older dogs that are more balanced. He is really cute in that I often find him laying his head on the other dog's rumps. Julian is always by my side, preferring to always be in the room where the humans are. If I am sitting on the couch, he will jump up on the couch and lie in my lap. He is a great cuddle dog if someone is looking for a cuddle bug, as well as an easy companion to take everywhere since he is so small. Julian was initially scared; at such a young age, he came to the rescue environment, before that being at the shelter and before that being a stray. However, he soon adapted to the rescue's routine by following the other dogs and the structured program. He has since been crate-trained and sleeps quietly in his little wire crate at night, not making a peep, and he loves his little rawhide stick at bedtime. Julian has learned potty training (however, potty reinforcement is always needed in any new environment). I would say that Julian will be initially afraid of new people and new surroundings until such time that he becomes more accustomed to the change, and keeping a long leash on him for the first few days when he is roaming free (in order to grab him if necessary), a gentle hand, and some time to trust and maybe the presence of one or two balanced canine models will certainly set Julian down the right path. He is not really leash savvy, since no one bothered to teach him, but this can be a training goal for an adopter. The home I seek for Julian is preferably not an apartment, whereby people would have to keep taking the dog outside for structured leashed walks throughout the day in an environment busy with other dogs doing the same thing, other people coming and going, etc., (though I am open to considering various possibilities). I think his best home would be either a condo, townhouse, or home that at the very least has some semblance of a yard to do his business freely, and follow his person back inside. At this juncture, I am going to ask for another dog in the home. I truly think that Julian will be more secure and adapt and adjust more readily when he can follow the lead of another, possibly older and already well-established dog in the home. (NOTE: All adopted dogs must be primarily indoor dogs, with outdoor access for play, potty, to sun themselves, etc. No dog can be excluded primarily to an outdoor area.) Julian is a sweetheart of a dog that unfortunately had such sad beginnings but is still such a young dog, and deserving of a loving home with people who will offer him some guidance, confidence, direction, and LOVE. He is neutered, fully vaccinated (including rabies), Front-lined, dewormed, and micro-chipped. If you are interested in Julian, please contact Angel's Heart Dog Rescue at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The phone number to the rescue is: 626-340-9316. There is no need to phone the rescue until you have first submitted an interest via e-mail. Please visit my website at: http://www.angelsheartdogrescue.com and go to the Adoption Tab to read about the adoption process and fees; thank you!