Chihuahua : : Female
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Olivia is a special and sweet girl that just joined the ART family, so we are still getting to know her. She adores her human, has a mind of her own, and does not hesitate to let you know when she thinks she is not getting the attention she expects :) Her favorite thing seems to be to curl up under the blanket with her human and take long naps. She lives with 3 other dogs and is getting along great with them. She is very curious and wants to know what is going on at all times. She wants to be where you are to make sure she can keep an eye on you.
Olivia has a few special needs, and is looking for a special family that will given her the extra care she requires. She can't use her back legs due to what might be a spinal injury or disease. She is scheduled for an x-ray in early January and hopefully we will know more then. She does have sensation in both back legs though, so in the meantime, we are doing a few leg mobility exercises that take only 15-20 minutes. We have also fitted her with a set of fancy pink wheels and she took to them immediately. They give her freedom, and she has quickly mastered how to navigate corners. She gets to wear them in the house several hours a day, until she decides she needs her precious naps. She also went for a short walk outside where she met several neighborhood kids and pups. More walks to come once the weather warms up. Olivia is also a little incontinent, and that has been very easy to manage with washable diapers and a little help.
Olivia has an amazingly inspiring zest for life and doesn't let this slow her down one bit. She is looking for her special family that will be willing to give her the little extra care she needs with loads of love that she absolutely demands :)