It was very important to us to rescue a puppy from the shelter rather than buying one either from a backyard or professional breeder. On Thursday, we visited the shelter and discovered the sweetest little puppy, adopted her, and brought her home.
I'd like to introduce you to Miss Lilah Rose.
She is 13 weeks old and just a tiny girl weighing 7.5 lbs. The shelter doesn't know her exact lineage. I am guessing part chihuahua and Italian greyhound. She is skinny and all legs. She has the best temperament for our family ~ quiet, gentle, and sweet. I've only heard her bark once.
I am crate training her and am so pleased that she feels comfortable to chill and take naps in her crate (with the crate door open). Yesterday morning, we asked her to go into her crate which she did, gave her a few treats, and closed the door. She remained there for a little over 2 hours while we went to church. When we arrived home, she was not whining or crying or barking. She'd was sitting up on her bed waiting for us. Hallelujah!!
Because she is so small, it is not ideal to take her outside each time to do her business so we decided to use pee pee pads in the house. She caught on almost right away with a few accidents the first couple of days. No accidents today at all and I think the worst is behind us.
She loves to be held almost as much as she loves to sleep in bed with us. Such a little love bug! ♥