Cornelius is a middle-aged male Chihuahua looking for a very special home - one accepting of a couple of unusual physical conditions. First though, let’s talk about how great this little one is. He’s cute as a button, very curious, eager to fit into the household. He’s independent, full of spunk and charm. He’s very playful. His favorite games are tug-a-war and roll/chase the ball. He’s housebroken, crate trained. In his foster home, he sleeps in the crate but also loves to cuddle under the blanket with his people. He has a quiet bark – and doesn’t chew inappropriately – only chew sticks. He’s good with dogs, slightly suspicious of, but otherwise good with cats and new people. He warms to women faster than men but after a week of acclimation, he’ll be running the show like he’s always been a part of the gang.
Now, let’s talk about what makes him different from every other adorable Chi. Sometimes one’s body just doesn’t work or look the way we’d like – who hasn’t been there? Anyway, Cornelius has a wobbly walk due to luxating patellas (sometimes called a trick knee). Despite how it looks, the condition doesn’t slow him down. He is very agile and even seems a little offended if you try to help too much. Let him run and play – it doesn’t hurt him. Cornelius will need help going up stairs but goes down like the champ he is. He’s not fond of the process of being picked up but once there seems to enjoy it. The second situation is slightly more embarrassing…mostly for us humans though. Cornelius doesn’t seem to notice or be bothered by it. The technical term is called paraphimosis. This is when a dog’s penis does not fully retract into the prepuce. This condition is likely the result of poor breeding practice. Please check out the video/pics to learn more.
We think the perfect home would be an adult household. One without stairs or with someone that doesn’t mind lifting him up steps. Cornelius doesn’t see himself as different or limited. He’s just a sweet, fun little dog that wants to be an integral part of a loving home. He is ready to meet his new family. Are you the right fit for this special little guy?