Santa’s Little Helper
Location: Anna, TX
About Santa’s Little Helper:
Thanks to our wonderful Village members on our transport page, we were able to save this little chihuahua who was in a shelter in the valley.
She’s a very sweet little girl who’s had a very rough life, she’s sick with multiple tick Bourne illnesses and parasites. She only weighs 5 pounds and she lacks social skills with some men. We felt she would feel better in a calm foster home so we packed her up and sent her to Millie’s who has been taking wonderful care of this little girl.
Give a warm welcome to Santa’s Little Helper!
Santa’s Little Helper is being fostered by Millie and Buzz. Santa’s Little Helper came to us from a shelter down in the Rio Grande Valley, she was very afraid and a little reactive with some men, other dogs and being touched in areas on her back end. As you can see she’s worked past nearly all of that and loves her foster dad. She’s doing very well with all of the dogs in Millie’s home and we have ruled out that she has any injuries to her hips or legs she’s just a dramatic little Chihuahua who cries out if you touch her and scare her. She does have a tiny bit of disc disease in her back but it’s not something that is causing her a problem and we are sure she’s not in any pain but instead has a lot of drama with being handled when frightened.
All of this behavior can be very typical of the Chihuahua breed and we are sure that she’s no different.
Foster mom Millie wrote this little bio about her for me to share with any potential adopters.
Just a quick update on Santa’s Little Helper… What can I say she is just a sweetheart! She is getting along with all the other dogs, sleeps quietly in her crate all night with no accidents, loves to be held and really loves to lay on her back and get belly rubs. SLH is not a fan of the cold weather and we put her vest on first thing in the morning then she runs out to pee and poop then back on a bed of blankets to snooze some more. She’s actually really funny .. she thinks she’s a big dog when running outside during the day and lets that barn cat know to stay out of her yard. When she poops or pees she’ll back kick mulch across the yard…. like really I’m trying to pick it up. Every night she waits anxiously for her foster dad Buzz to sit and watch TV cause that’s her favorite time of the day.. to snooze in his arms. Actually she loves anyone that wants to pick her up and give her snuggles anytime day or night. Just pick me up please. She does run sometimes with one back leg up and will not put pressure on both back legs when peeing. She goes in on Thursday for her spay and have an X-ray of her hips to see if something is going on there.. she’s come a long way from that scared little girl we first picked up.