My name is Timmy and I’m a tiny little guy with silky white hair and big brown eyes who weighs in at seven adorable pounds. I’m a cuddlebug, a major snuggler and I’m a ‘portable.’ My Aunties says that means you can take me almost anywhere as I’m so little. But as small as I am I have a heart that’s many times my size and it’s full of love for the people I get to know. (Mom says when she looks down and sees this tiny little creature (that’s me!) looking up at her like she’s my whole world, it melts her heart. She’s right because my human is my everything!)
Before I became a FurKid I was living on the street, then in a shelter where there were five other dogs in my ‘cage.’ I’m a pretty gentle guy and a lover, not a fighter, so I went without meals or much attention. My hair was really matted, I couldn’t even see out of my eyes and I had a very bad cough. To make matters worse the shelter was doing a ‘clear the shelter day’ which meant I was in trouble!
Now I have a foster Mom and Dad who take me on walks, rides in the car (I’m fantastic in the car for hours on end), a doggy foster brother for company (he thinks I’m really nice). Oh and I have laps to cuddle in. I also like to be held like a baby. I lie very still and gaze up at my person with complete love and admiration! When I get to do that I’m just about the happiest little pup in the world!
Probably because I’m so little and cute a lot of people have wanted to pick me up and that includes the little ones called children! Just because I look like a little stuffed toy does not mean I’m a pushover. In fact, I’m very cautious with new people initially – but my foster Mom is working with me to help me learn that I can trust lots of people to be kind and loving like she and Dad are!
Mom says to tell you that I know a lot of things already. I’m housebroken (and get to sleep in the Big People’s Bed), know commands like “sit” and “come” and “wait”. She’s also teaching me hand signals because I’m so smart and like to learn. I also love riding in the car and adore my daily walks. Dad says I strut when I walk, hold my head as high as I can and wiggle my butt! In fact, like most furkids, I need my walks several times a day. It makes me and my doggy foster brother very happy to be in the great outdoors, smelling all the flowers, bushes and trees or enjoying the beach and all it has to offer.
Mom says when it’s play time, I’m “all in”! I LOVE tug of war and fetch. When I run after my toys I’m all gangly legs. That makes Mom laugh out loud! And sometimes, because it has been so cold, I get to wear sweaters. When Mom takes my sweater off, I sometime grab it and start shaking it like it’s a toy. That makes her laugh too!
Speaking of my foster mom, I just adore her. I love to be in her lap or be held and cuddled like a baby! While it takes me a little while to warm up to new people with time and trust my confidence just builds and builds. And then I know I’m safe! There is no doubt that I am looking to bond deeply with my person!
I could stand to put on a few pounds as I’m still pretty thin. Our vet confirmed that when I was sick in the shelter it was in part because I have an enlarged heart. (I now have one tiny pill that I take that makes me feel much better!) If I weighed another pound or two that would be fine and I’d still be a portable. Maybe I could be 8 pounds to match my 8 years. That would make me a double 8 or would that be 008? (I’m being so silly!)
My Ideal Home:
- Someone who is home most of the time
- People who love to walk and ‘do things’
- Someone who wants a Velcro pup to be a best friend
- May have another small dog for companionship or I can be an ‘only’ with my special person(s)
- A more relaxed home environment (but I’m not a couch potato!)
- Have had dogs as an adult
- An adopter with recent/current dog experience
So if you’re looking for a little cuddlebug who is LOYAL, PLAYFUL and ADORABLE, I could be the one for you. Please complete our adoption application so we can get to know each other soon!
Kisses and cuddles,
Tenderhearted and Tiny Timmy