This week, we are featuring Oscar, who is a 1 year old Chihuahua-Rat Terrier mix.
Oscar is a laid-back guy who’s pretty much up for anything and well-behaved in all situations we’ve seen him in.
If you’ve got a squeaky toy, a tennis ball, or a tug rope, he is definitely ready to play! If you’re ready to settle in with Netflix for the night, Oscar will sit (or sleep!) on the couch with you. He’s looking for a home that will give him a healthy balance of both, but he’s okay with a family that leans more to one side than the other.
Oscar is potty-trained and sleeps through the night. He is well-behaved when left alone as he quietly settles in for a nap, though once you return and pick up the leash to take him out for his potty break, he will be very excited at the thought of going for a nice walk and getting some playtime in!
Oscar is very sweet and will happily give you kisses. He will also use his big eyes to try and win you over for table scraps! Oscar gets along well with other dogs and is happy to play ball with them and play chase. He does not, however, like being chased by bigger dogs, and he will look for safety between your legs.
His favorite game of all, though, is to chase cats, so if you have kitties in your home, you’ll need to remind them to stand their ground and let Oscar know who’s in charge, or train him not to chase.
Oscar is great to walk. He’ll walk ahead of you, but he’ll keep pace with you. All you’ll need to look out for are passing cars–Oscar believes they are there to taunt him into a game of chase, so you’ll need to keep him on a short leash (no retractable leash) and keep a good hold on it so this pup stays safe.
If you think Oscar would be a great fit for your home, please submit an application for him! Learn more at secondchancenc.org.