Chihuahuas Meet Queenie the Rottweiler - a Heartwarming Story
Submitted by Jeanne - Maine, USA
At the time we currently had 2 male Chihuahuas Loki and another, Tiny and I wanted to get a larger dog.On March 26, 2008 I kept pestering my fiance about getting another dog.At the time we currently had 2 male Chihuahuas Loki & Tiny and I wanted to get a larger dog. For some apparent reason I was browsing around local dog shelters on Petfinder.com and then messaging my fiance in instant messages with various links of random dogs. Eventually he said, "I will go look and when I find one I wantI will let you know."
It wasn't till about 1am he found a beautiful 2 year old female
that was located at the SPCA in St, Stephen, Canada. I saved the site in my favorites and
he proceeded to e-mail questions and additional details regarding Miss Q and the adoption process.
Miss Q the shelter name she was given. We received various e-mails and a video
showing us her rear dew claws. She had double dew claw that were on her paws. When she was
sitting it make her legs protrude out like a frog and we were asked if we wanted to have
them removed as they made her quite uncomfortable. We told Gail, (the one we contacted
regarding adoption process) that we wanted her to be comfortable and if by all means necessary have those dew claws removed than that is what we wanted.
Gail was in the process of getting her appointment for being spayed and would suggest the dew claws
be done at the same time. We were told we could pick up Miss Q on April 8, 2008 after her surgery.
We made arrangements to be in Canada around noon time depending on customs
as we were coming from Maine. On April 8th we were out on the road at 10am on our journey
to Canada. Mind you my fiance and I have never been to Canada and we weren't sure what to
expect with customs and the new laws etc. We arrived at the border about 11:30am and we
were held up at customs for about 45 minutes as they had a background check to do on us
and inspect our vehicle. All went well and we met at the visitor center in the parking
lot to get Miss Q. Gail gave us a more indepth history on her.
When she first arrived at
the SPCA she was severely underweight and they weren't sure if she was going to make it.
During the time she was there she gained about 25 lbs but still needed to gain more when we got her. The prior owners that had her abandoned her in
an apartment and Gail is trying to hunt down those people to have the appropriate actions
taken on them for animal cruelty and abuse.
Because they had Miss Q for so long no one
wanted to adopt her as most people just want puppies or smaller dogs. Some people, are
also leary when it comes to the breed as well. The surgery she had took a lot out on her
body physically and mentally and a lot had to do with her not being the proper weight
she should be.
Since we have had Miss Q whom we have changed her name to Queenie she
has adjusted rather well eating more which I can tell she has gained some weight too.
I can't get over how much of a well behaved dog she is. She plays gently with my
Chihuahuas. She is so active, loves to play, go for walks and even car rides. She is very
loving and I wouldn't of wanted any other dog. She has established such a strong bond with
me and my family. I am truly proud to say I am fortunate to have saved a dog and make a
difference in her life. It gets me choked up just thinking about it.
This is Queenie. Rotties are a medium large breed with powerful features and an impressive appearance. They originated from Germany as herding dogs. It is a hardy and very intelligent breed. With the right familyand owner, the Rottweiler can make a loyal, devoted, and loving pet.
An athletic and fairly energetic breed, the Rottweiler needs daily exercise and attention.
It is important to start
as early as possible, and to be consistent and firm in the dogs' training. This is a dominant breed they have a tendency to become stubborn and unmanageable if not properly disciplined.
The Rottweiler prefers cooler climates and may become overheated if not given adequate water and shelter on hot days.
Chihuahuas have the distinction of being the smallest canines in the world,
Despite their small size (they often grow as big as 12 pounds and stand just 6 - 9
inches tall) this breed make good watch dogs and are known for their saucy expression and alert attitude.
The Chihuahua Originated in Mexico, named after the Mexican state where it was first discovered.
They are prone to barking and jumping at times, but those that do just need a little
and discipline. Chihuahuas are very loyal and devoted to their owners.
Many Chihuahuas are sensitive to the cold due to their small body size. Owners
often dress their dogs in Clothes such as in coats and sweaters in cold weather.
They generally don't get on well with dogs of other breeds and can be nippy with small children.
Queenie and Loki playing.
"One dog barks at something, the rest bark at him."