Kids, meet Ernie. Mr. Ernie is a regal, gracious Terrier and Chihuahua mix.
He is crazy about barking at the vacuum. He will do anything for pretzel nuggets. Ernie is the absolute cutest.
Although he usually flies into a panic whenever an alarm clock goes off, he is as tireless an ally as any dog could conceivably be.
But one day, Ernie's human discovered he was allergic to dogs, including Ernie. Ernie was dropped off at the shelter, and that is the last time they ever saw each other again.
The past doesn't matter to Ernie. He's ready to start a new life in a new home, right now! Ernie is a friendly, medium energy dog. Ernie's infinitely kind heart makes him the perfect comical companion for anyone. Some describe Ernie as a very sloppy eater and he'll be best in a home where she can get lots and lots of attention.
He is basically house broken, but will have accidents if left alone for too long.
Things You Should Know Before Adopting Ernie
Ernie is a friendly, medium energy Terrier + Chihuahua. Be ready for action. Also, each dog breed has certain traits. Knowing a little bit about your pup's individual personality and breed personality will give you some clues about how to care for your pup.
There's a bit of Terrier and a dab of Chihuahua in this Shelter Pup!
Friendliness: The Terrier is a lively and alert dog. This sturdy, scruffy, little terrier is a good watchdog, and may bark to alert you of visitors. Terriers are extremely agile and can squeeze themselves through very small spaces. Chihuahuas may look small and timid but these pups have confidence and attitude. They are proud, graceful, and dainty. The Chihuahua's favorite activity is being held by their favorite human. This pup may even do tricks to get your attention! Make sure you save plenty of time for your Chihuahua and never leave him alone for long periods of time.
Grooming: For a completely natural look, the Terrier needs to be brushed weekly and professionally groomed twice a year. The Terrier sheds little to no hair and is good for allergy sufferers. Chihuahuas can have long or short hair. Short haired Chihuahuas are low maintenance and only require an occasional grooming. Unlike many other long-haired breeds, long-haired Chihuahuas require no trimming and minimal grooming.
Health: Chihuahua are very healthy but also very tiny. Because they are so small it is important to help them stay safe -no jumping from high places or rough play with large dogs. Chihuahuas are also very sensitive to cold weather and should always be kept indoors.
Exercise: Terriers have great stamina and require long daily walks. Chihuahuas may spend many lazy hours just laying around but they are still considered active dogs and require exercise. Because of their small size, simply running around your house gives them plenty of exercise!
Sorry, but Ernie was already adopted by an International Rescue Hero!
Spunky. Loves barking at the vacuum, favorite treat: pretzel n
What You'll Get
You're an International Rescue Hero. Ernie is ready to come home with you today and begin the adventure of a lifetime.
Upon adoption you'll get:
He is handmade of all natural, pure wool, right here in America. He comes with his green shelter collar and official shelter name tag. He is truly one-of-a-kind.
Hidden inside Ernie's collar is your first Rescue Point. You can donate your Rescue Points to your local animal shelter right here on Shelterpups.com. Each Rescue Point is worth real money to the shelter. Adopt Ernie for fun, rescue one for real! Collect more rescue points and donate even more money to animal shelters.
All International Rescue Heros get an Adventure Log right here on ShelterPups.com. You can upload pictures of your adventures with Ernie, make collages and write stories about him. It's fun and it's free for all International Rescue Heros.
Official Adoption Certificate
After adoption you can print your Official Adoption Certificate, certifying that you are Ernie's true International Rescue Hero.