Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas 2010




Many thanks to Tarryn who bought all the little dogs a huge big Christmas stocking of doggy goodies, and a lovely snuggly doggy house in a gorgeous pink (who wants to sleep in it? Nikki (a male!!) The little dogs who are spending Christmas with us (their mummies and daddies having a few days holiday!) were very wary of the pretty paper and goodies!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Squeak


Squeak will possibly never be available for adoption, as we are very doubtful she will live.

The only reason she is being listed here is to show the public some of the problems the well known registered breeders experience with trying to breed with these little dogs!

So many of the puppies die before they are eight weeks of age - they "fade". Why? No one knows.

This little girl is "fading" and we are trying desperately to keep her alive! Yes she is tiny - just five weeks old and weighs less than 200 grams - what you would erroneously describe as a "teacup". At the moment we are feeding her with an eye dropper every hour to supplement her mummy's milk. We need your prayers for Squeak!

Thank you to everyone who offered prayers and support for little Squeak. Unfortunately, this darling little "fighter" lost her battle at 9.30 am this morning 16th December at age 5 weeks.

Despite the fact she had hydroencyphalitus (sorry about the spelling!) and her lungs were filled with fluid. We thought the antibiotics would help but no. And her little strong heart was not enough to pull her through. Now we are trying to comfort her little mummy who now has to contend with milk fever etc. plus the loss of her little baby. It was interesting to see that little Mummy knew - the last couple of hours she kept trying to sit on little Squeak!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December 2010 Donations

Jane B. $20, Margaret C. $50, Elizabeth and Rex $40, Karyn $50, Sheryl W. $100, Tarryn $50, Smaro and Family $35, Maria $30, Noelene, David and Bonnie $50, and thanks for the photo Bonnie!, Marie G. $100, Liz B. $50, the 3 Amigo's a lovely photo!, Margaret C. $50 in loving memory of little Squeak, Frances $10, Aileen B. in memoryof Speedy $50, Elizabeth and Rex $50, Mick and Brenda $50, Frances $30,
with many thanks!


Friday, November 12, 2010

Pearly

This gorgeous little old lady came in to our care at the end of October 2010 and was seen by a lady who came to see Oscar. Pearly caught at her heart strings and was adopted immediately. After all vet treatments, Pearly went to her new home and has settled in to a home full of love and care. She was in such terrible condition when she came in, but now she is just gorgeous!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Milly

Milly has gone to try out her new home.
How do you find words to describe a little girl like Milly? She is about 7 years old and a wonderful little dog. Millie is a cross between a Chihuahua and a Pomeranian - a good, healthy, solid small dog.
Millie has been surrendered due to Family circumstances. Her previous owner has trained her extremely well. She is friendly to everyone; toilet trained; loves going for car rides; walks; sits; stays and is just so willing to please you!
Will cuddle on your lap or beside you on the lounge chair watching TV, or follow you everywhere you go in the house or garden. She gives you every ounce of love she has to give - an absolute darling.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

November Donations

Jan donated many towels and blankets, a trampoline and mattress for the dogs, Melissa and Daren $40, Yvonne $25, Melinda $30, Elizabeth and Rex $50, Sandra and Rupert in memory of Julia $50 and many bags of blankets and towels, with many thanks.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pappy

Pappy has been happily rehomed.
Pappy is off to Canberra to his new home!
Pappy is a gorgeous Chihuahua male about 14 months old. Due to family circumstances Pappy has been surrendered and is now looking for a new home with tonnes of love for him - he retruns thislove a hundred fold!! He is just such a gentle little soul and begs for attention and being picked up and cuddled. He is totally toilet trained. His loving family have done a wonderful job in training Pappy. He will be OK for older children in a family situation.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Joey


Joey has been happily rehomed.
Joey is a lovely little quiet boy of about 8 1/2 years, a Chihuahua cross, weighting in at about 3 kg, very fine bones and long legs. He has lived all his life on a small farm with one other farm dog. Joey lived mostly inside with the family and is toilet trained. Will not be suitable for children. He just wants to be "with" you; very alert and intelligent.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Oden

Oden has been happily rehomed.
Oden is a male Chihuahua of very young age.
More details after he sees the vet 20/10/2010. Very friendly once he gets to know you, a cuddly!

Byron

Byron has been happily rehomed.
Byron is a male Chihuahua. The friendliest little man, very loving. More details after he sees the vet on Tuesday 20th October 2010. He is very young.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Bonnie





Bonnie came in with Oscar, but they can be placed separately. Bonnie is definitely a Chihuahua cross Pomeranian - very dainty, tiny little thing. Her coat was very matted, so, thanks to Maria, she has been been clipped and now feels a lot better. She has been desexed, immunized, microchipped etc.
Bonnie is the friendliest little girl and will follow you everywhere. We are seekling a VERY quiet home fo
r her where she will be the only little dog to get all the attention she so rightly deserves. Many thanks for the generous donation from Maria which allowed us to have Bonnie clipped. Bonnie is toilet trained to use an open door or a doggy door.
Does not like birds though - chases them away from her food bowl!

How hard is it to say goodbye to each of these little dogs? We take them in from some
horrible situations - not always, but sometimes.
We handle them; train them; love them; teach them to trust humans; fall in love with them!! Then the natural progress is to re- home them in, what we hope, will be
a permanent loving home.
We said "goodbye" to Bonnie on 2nd December 2010. She caught the doggie bus to Sydney.
On left - waiting in our car for the "bus"!
On the right - on the
bus! and "the bus!!

Oscar


Oscar is a pure Pom of statuescue appearance, a very handsome fellow.
Friendly with humans, not suitable for children though. He has been surrendered by an elderly lady so he is now looking for a permanent home. He has been desexed, microchipped, immunized etc. Many thanks to Maria for her very generous donation which allowed us to have Oscar clipped. He is an extremely handsome little fellow - just gorgeous!! Oscar after clipping on right. On the left in his full coat.
Oscar is completely toilet trained to go outside either through an open door or a doggy door. He loves to have a tummy tickle! He is estimated to be about 2 to 3 years of age.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Misty

Misty has found a new Mummy

Misty is a two year old Chi crossed with "something", but whatever it is, she is the most gentle loving delightful little dog! Misty has had a pretty hard life being shifted from address to address constantly, watching her "mum" being badly treated; being locked in the bathroom for hours and days on end. Despite all this, or maybe because of it, Misty is ready to offer her whole heart, body, and soul to someone who will love and protect her. She is a bigger "small dog" weighing in at 5 kg.
Misty will be desexed, immunized, microchipped, flea treated, and wormed before she goes to her new home.
We wish to offer very grateful thanks to Victoria D. for saving this little girl from such a hard life, and especially for donating $100 towards her veterinary treatments. Many thanks, Victoria!

October 2010 Donations


Victoria D. donated $100 towards the vet fees for Misty, Anne $50, Christine, Ewhen, and Chee Chee $50, Elizabeth and Rex $25, Maria T. $100 especially to be used for clipping Bonnie and Oscar!, Jacqui our wonderful dog groomer and clipper is coming over on Sunday to clip Bonnie and Oscar as they are terribly matted and skin is very sore, Mr and Mrs Brown, in loving memory of Julia Joy Brown, 1/5/1997 to 21/9/2010, $100, with many thanks!
Julia just LOVED travelling with her Mum and Dad!
Ritchies Stores $14.49, with many thanks.
600 cans of all natural Senior Dog (various meats) and Brown Rice Stew, Innova Flex brand, donated by PET GOODS DIRECT CRANBOURNE, Shop 15, Cranbourne Homemaker Centre, Cnr Sth Gippsland H/way and Thompsons Rd., Cranbourne. They are open to the public and supply all pet requirements, 7 days a week. Thank you for such a wonderful donation!


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pocci



This gorgeous little male Chihuahua is looking for a new home as his loving owners have a new baby. He is a little shy when first meeting you but after a cuddle he settles down and just loves to sit quietly on your lap watching TV! He is toilet trained and is well behaved. We are not sure of his age just yet but think it is about 6 years.

Tanga Ranga

Tanga is very happy now in her new home.
Tangaranga is a gorgeous little Chihuahua cross weighing in at 3kg. and about 2 years old. She is very well behaved, and quiet - even when people come over! She is a friendly little girl and craves cuddles and attention. Tangaranga was to have been euthanised after she did her time in the pound because she has a dermatitis skin condition, but has been given a second chance.
So here she is - just a lovely little dog. She has had a six weeks course of antibiotics and cortisone treatment for the dermatitis.
Vet check on 1st October and now the hair is beginning to grow again! Her coat has become glossy and healthy. She is one gorgeous little dog!

Toby

Happily rehomed and settling in well.
Sometimes we find a darling little dog who needs lots of loving care and attention. Sometimes they are in pain; sometimes their skin is affected by flea bites that have been left untreated; etc. etc.
Well here is our darling little Toby! He is an older little Chihuahua cross, but very small. He has spent his life as a "farm" dog - outside with the working dogs etc. Not the sort of life that these little dogs should have to lead! Despite all this, Toby is a friendly loving little companion. He has been with us for a few weeks now as we have tried to get his skin healed and the horrible itchyness cured. he never complains and always greets us with heaps of loving licky kisses and such adoration in his gorgeous eyes! Toby is now toilet trained; has been immunized, microchipped, and desexed; had flea treatments and been wormed. He still has some irritated skin which is beginning to heal.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Dante

Happily rehomed
Dante is Nero's litter brother and is a long coat Chihuahua of 2 years. Nero and Dante must be placed together, and neither is suitable for small children. They are very clean in the house and get along well with the other little dogs.
Dante and Nero are both very loving and cuddly little dogs. They are just fantastic!

Nero

Happily rehomed
Nero is a 2 year old male long coat gorgeous Chihuahua who is the best of mates with his litter brother, Dante. The two little dogs must be placed together. Both have been immunized, desexed, microchipped, wormed and flead. Both are very clean in the house. Nero is the tan one and Dante is the black. Both are very loving and friendly little dogs. Neither is suitable for young children under about 8 years.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Gallo


Gallo has happily been rehomed!
We have received this email from Gallo's owner today and hope someone can help them find him a new home.
Quote:- Gallo is a 4 year old, short haired Pomeranian x Chihuahua. He is desexed, microchiped, toilet trained and vaccinated.
Gallo is a very loving and affectionate dog who loves to play and cuddle. He is also very smart energetic and responds well to training.
Gallo comes from a very loving family of four people and three dogs. Due to family dynamics and house size the family has to regretfully surrender gallo.
Gallo is a beautiful dog who would really benefit from being the only dog so he gets lots of walking, love and attention.
He would also suit an older couple/person or family with older children .

contact info@horrawood.com

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Percy

Percy is now happily rehomed

Percy is a gorgeous white/cream Chihuahua cross of about 8-9 years. Toilet trained and loves his daily walks. Percy and Missy have been together all their lives so they will not be separated.
They do not like other dogs or cats.
Percy is the more "outgoing" of the two but also very loving and obedient. The minute you sit down they both want to get on your lap! Missy normally gets there first and poor Percy has to let Missy have her way. They are both very loving little dogs.

November 2010. Percy and Missy have finally found a wonderful and happy new home to live out the rest of their lives.
Received this email to let us know how they are going - quote:-
Di has her new camera and I have just downloaded three shots of the terrible twins to send to you. The two of them really settled into the new location immediately and are a bundle of fun. They spend the day roaming the block, chasing our pet magpies and kookaburras who we feed, and generally enjoying themselves. Our block is not flat and they end the day pretty tired.
They are two different personalities for sure. Percy always wants a cuddle and is the more adventurous of the two, always exploring and confident. Missy is more timid and follows him for a while , then is quite happy to lie down on her own, and
enjoy her own company until she hears Percy bark at a bird and she is up and out there to support him in whatever he has got up to. They both get plenty of cuddles and Missy is first in line , but after a few minutes she has had enough and just gets down and lies on a sheepskin rug they have adopted as their day spot. On the other hand Percy will jump up and enjoy getting tickled all day if we had the time.
Strangely, they have bonded first with Di and at 6.30am when I get up, they give me a royal welcome and cuddles on the couch, but then as soon as I open the passage door, they desert me and take off down the hall, fly up onto Di's bed and proceed to tumble all over her. Di loves it if she is getting up but if she is trying for a bit of a sleeping
, I have to keep the door closed . If I lie down on the couch at night I have the pair of them stretched out beside me and they will stay there until we go to bed.
So the progressive report is that we are delighted to have them and spoil them, and the little buggers seem to be very happy here with us.

< "Gardening is fun"

Missy

Missy is now happily rehomed.

Missy is a Chihuahua cross, very small dog, and is very obedient. She is spotlessly toilet trained and likes to go for daily walks. She walks beautifully - no pulling etc. Has spent the last four months with a young family and has learnt to walk the children to school each morning, then pick them up each afternoon (always on a harness!) She has been speyed, microchipped, immunized, wormed, and flead, and we estimate her age to be about 8-9 years. Missy and Percy had one owner for the first few years of their lives but unfortunately this elderly lady passed away. Both Percy and Missy were fretting for their owner for a little while. Their new Family bought them out of their sadness and have given them a new lease on life. They are good with older children. They must be placed together. They do not like other dogs or cats. Missy is one of the softest feeling little dogs I have met for a long time -so very gentle! They would be suitable for an older person who just wants a couple of very small dogs to love and cuddle and give heaps of love in return.
Check out the story on Percy! These two have found a wonderful home and are so happy, by all accounts!!

< "Gardening is killing!"




Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Harley



Harley (Harlequin! - his coloring) is a very young little boy of about 2 kg. We estimate his age at 1 year - could be 10 months to 12 months, extremely friendly and playful. He may be a pure Chihuahua but he may also have some mini Foxy in him - very Chihuahua like though - just look at those eyes! He wants to be close to you all the time - very gentle loving little guy.
Harley has been desexed, immunized, heart worm tested, and microchipped, wormed, and given flea treatment. His price is $300 to cover vet fees.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Alice

To read Alice's full story go to SUCCESS STORIES"..

Alice has new parents and here is the wonderful update on our darling little girl!
Quote :-
I hardly know where to start! We are just so enamoured with this gorgeous little soul. We have taken to calling her Gypsy (I hope that's ok!) - and she has fit right in to our family immediately.
She is starting to feel a bit more secure, and even sleeps in bed with us now (she used to sleep by herself on the couch the first few nights) so I think thats a good sign that she might be starting to realise this is really "home" now! the first few nights i had left my bathrobe on the couch too, which i think she must have thought was the best bed in the house - so now that's where it stays every morning after i leave for work! She gets SO excited at dinner time and t
ears down the hallway at lightning speed, but she picks up her little leg and carries it behind her
so she is kind of hopping down the hallway - its just adorable.
Other than when she runs, she doesn't seem bothered by her leg at all, and of course she's decided she
likes the taller couch rather than the one closer to the ground and I always fret when she jumps up off it! We've made her a little set of steps so she can get up easier but half the time she doesn't even use them.
.

"What do you mean? This is your housecoat?"




Time for bed already? No I am not tired! says she with a yawn!!










Less than five minutes later!







The story of Alice : before adoption :-
Our darling Alice has gone to a new home and will be "trying out" for a fortnight!! THANK YOU to every wonderful person who has donated for Alice's leg operation. Such a wonderful response and generosity from everyone. We should have more than enough for Alice now, t
hank you. With your permission, if any is left over, it will go towards the operation that another little girl, Tangaranga (Julia! - very red hair!) who has some massive growths on her underb
elly and is yet to see the vet. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!








This was the request we made for Alice - and the wonderful response we got for her.
If anyone can spare a few dollars to help, please contact us for Chi Rescue bank details, or use Paypal (link on web page - over to the left) with all donations marked "Alice". Acknowledgements will appear below. Thank you.


DONATIONS FOR ALICE
Target ($1,000) reached and BEYOND: $1175
Thank you to these wonderful people who have donated:
  • Elizabeth and Rex $50
  • Smaro $25
  • Betty $50
  • Denise $100
  • Irmgard $20
  • Robyn $50
  • Inge $50
  • Katie $30
  • Karyn $150
  • Michelle $50
  • Katherine and Elise $50
  • And a special Thank You to Margaret C. for your extremely generous donation of $500 in memory of Black Beauty (15/4/95 - 28/7/2010).
  • Joyce, Russ, and Sophie $20
  • Beach St Vets for generous help for Alice
  • Tarryn $30
Thank you ALL! Please thank you so much for all your help with Alice. We had sufficient to pay the Vet account for Alice with a little left over, which will now be used for some of the other little ones needing special attention - like Tangaranga. THANK YOU EVERYONE!

To see Alice's full story - go to SUCCESS STORIES.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Chester

Both Chester and Ralph have found a new home together!

Chester is a Chihuahua cross Pomeranian, aged six years, and toilet trained. He is a litter brother to Ralph and they have been together all their lives, but we feel sure they will be OK apart.
He loves a tummy tickle and is very playful.

Ralph

Ralph and Chester have found a new home together!

Ralph is a Pomeranian cross Chihuahua, aged six years, toilet trained. The happiest little dog despite just losing his loved Mummy. Loves tummy tickles and rolls over in anticipation!!
Is also a "bit of a puddin!" He is a litter brother to Chester and they have been together all their lives.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Mikki


Mikki is a Chihuahua crossed with Jack Russell. He is a very small, well behaved dog. He appears to be afraid of all other dogs and children. He is a little timid until he gets to know you. He loves to sit on your lap and watch TV with you so would make a good companion for a quiet household. He has an endearing habit of resting his head on your chest - like a cuddle!
Mikki is five years old, and is toilet trained, comes when called albeit a bit tentatively in the beginning. He loves his daily walks (not too far though!) but MUST be walked on harness.