Dog of the Week: Henry (aka Bruce)

Julia D Dog of the Week

My name is Henry and I was picked up as a stray in Tama, where they first called me Roscoe and then Bruce, but my foster mom thought I looked more like a Henry so that’s been my name.  I was scheduled to be euthanized and Last Hope Rescue literally saved me!  I am a 6-8-year-old chihuahua mix, weighing in at a whopping 7 pounds!   I have been with my foster family since September and they adore me!   I have a snarky little chihuahua attitude sometimes, but I’m generally extremely sweet. It is very important that if you adopt me you understand that you have to approach me with caution as I have a tendency to get snippy if I am surprised, have to do something that scares me or that I don’t understand.  My foster mom can teach you what to do so that that doesn’t happen and how easy it is to keep me happy!

I get along with the other dogs in my family, both large and small, although the bigger ones do make me a little nervous.  I do not pay any attention to cats in my house and do not cause any trouble with them at all. I do bark when people come to the door or walk by with a four-legged friend, but I am easily quieted when I realize that everyone is safe and I have protected my family.    I am housebroken and go outside with my dog friends whenever I’m told.  I also let my family know if I have to go by dancing around.  I LOVE to chase the little tennis balls that squeak and I have my favorite squeaky bunny that I love to play with!  I really like having a soft blanket to curl up in and I like to sleep under the covers with one of my family members all night long.  My family thinks that I am so sweet and cuddly and they already have fallen in love with me!  I would be best suited for a family with children over 14 that understand that I am small and need to be handled gently.

Henry’s adoption fee is $250 and includes neuter surgery, being up to date on vaccinations and preventives, a microchip with lifetime registration, and a free obedience class.

If this little nugget has caught your fancy, please complete an adoption application HERE.