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BRIDGET   

In shelter Dog

Preston, CT, 06365
Pet name:
BRIDGET
Gender:
Female
Breeds:
Chihuahua
Date:
08/18/2022
Age:
Young
Colors:
Yellow / Tan / Blond / Fawn
Size:
Small
Description:
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NAME, GENDER, AGE WEIGHT & BREED
DOG:\t\t\tBRIDGET
GENDER: \t\tFemale
DOB:\t\t\t05-08-17 approximate
WEIGHT: \t\t10 to 12 lbs.’ approximate
BREED:  \t\t\tChihuahua Dachshund Mix
LOCATION:  \tDelhi, LA   
ADOPTION FEE:  $450.00 (includes transport)

We’d like you to meet a couple of sweet little girls named Bridget and Bailey. They are Chihuahua Dachshund mixes and are around 4 or 5 years and are littermates. 

Bailey and Bridget were both very underweight at only a mere 9 and 7 pounds. Abandoned, and left to fend for themselves, their story is a heartbreaking one, but with a happy ending, made even happier when their journey ends in a warm, safe, and loving forever home that they so deserve.  

They were barely hanging on when a wonderful girl down the street noticed them and acted quickly, thinking of nothing but a swift rescue, and got them to the local vet. Everyone at the vets agreed Bailey and Bridget did not have much more time in them but a few days, and they also noticed how the girls clung together through their ordeal. 

What know for sure that they helped each other survive their horrible conditions and that they needed each other. It was obvious that they were abandoned; they were running up and down her road in the January’s cold weather, maybe looking for their owner. Left behind like nothing more than trash when their “owners” moved, they struggled to survive. They were starving and in danger of becoming a victim of a larger animals. Starving and flea infested to the point of serious fur loss, they were also attacked by larger dogs who tried to mate with them. 

Bailey and Bridget could be adopted together if you are looking for a pair that gets along well or they are fine to go to a home separate. Bridget however does need a quiet home, she is very sweet, loves her humans. We think because of the larger dogs that attacked them, she is more sensitive. 

Bridget has a good-natured gentle personality, she is shy in the beginning but with time, will open up to people. She might wait till you go pick her up and will take her time to come near strangers or new dogs. She likes to be held or loved and she can be shy when initially meeting someone but will slowly warm up. She is playful, loves to explore, but also has her moments when she just wants to snuggle.

What Do We Mean By A Quiet Home For Bridget? 
When dogs experience high-stress situations, they need quiet time to recover, says Katy Nelson, DVM, the senior veterinarian for Chewy. “Giving pups a calm, cozy place to call their own can help them feel safer and more secure,” she explains. It is unrealistic to expect any dog to arrive instantly well-adjusted and impeccably behaved. 

Bridget is a normal dog but needs a warm understanding owner to help her learn that she is safe. Here are some simple suggestions: 

•\tPatient Calm Owner: the more patient a owner is, and the more choice a dog is given over seemingly simple things, the faster trust will build.” This includes basic interactions, like petting.
•\tRoutine: A routine and quiet atmosphere are essential when first taking a dog home, generally for at least a few weeks.
•\tConsistent Schedule: A simple and consistent schedule can help prevent trigger. Creating a routine for things like feeding times, toilet breaks, naps, training sessions, and playtime.
•\tGive Choices: Giving dogs choices means providing at least two good options that are healthy, safe and don’t reinforce unwanted behaviors. For example:
o\tLet your dog follow his nose and choose the route on walks
o\tGive him several comfy places to sleep instead of just one
o\tLet him pick his own toys
•\tPlay Music: You can play calming music for the dog (classical works best) which you can find on YouTube or TV. This will disguise noises that are new or ones that she is not sure of yet.

DOG’S NAMED BRIDGET\t\t
Traits associated with the name Bridget:
Dogs named Bridget tend to be good-natured, affectionate, and loving. This feminine name is also associated with companionship.

Is Bridget a good dog name?
Bridget has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Bridget isnt one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity
•\tBridget ranks #2,423 with users of PupNames.com.
•\tBridget ranks #2,869 in the New York City Dog Name Database.
•\tBridget ranks #529 in the Los Angeles Times Top Dogs.

Bridget is not a popular dog name. Thats great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Famous dogs named Bridget:
•\tA dog named Bridget appeared in the comic book My Cage by Melissa DeJesus and Ed Power.

The Chihuahua is a tiny dog, charming and sassy, with a huge personality. A national symbol of Mexico, these alert and amusing "purse dogs" stand among the oldest breeds of the Americas, with a lineage going back to the ancient kingdoms of pre-Columbian times. Chihuahuas possess loyalty, charm, and big-dog attitude. Even tiny dogs require training, and without it this clever scamp will rule your household like a little Napoleon. Compact and confident, Chihuahuas are ideal city pets. They are too small for roughhousing with kids, and special care must be taken in cold weather, but Chihuahuas are adaptable as long as they get lots of quality time in their preferred lap.

Dachshunds aren’t built for distance running, leaping, or strenuous swimming, but otherwise these tireless hounds are game for anything. Smart and vigilant, with a big-dog bark, they make fine watchdogs. 

Dachshunds is typically easier to train. This is because they are more gentle and willing to obey. It is important to keep Dachshund on a routine exercise program. Although Dachshund are naturally energetic and active dogs, they will need encouragement once in a while. Daily walks combined with a fun game should be sufficient to keep your doxy at a healthy weight. Dachshunds make a great housedog, they are social dogs and they do love companionship.

Bailey and Bridget are currently with our southern rescue group, they have been treated for heartworm, and they are getting soothing baths for their irritated skin. They are eating tons of good food (and lots of yummy treats) to fatten them up a bit. Foster mom says that so far they are extremely sweet, polite southern little ladies, and would be a wonderful addition to a loving family. 

They are healthy and ready to go to their new home, would you consider opening your heart and home to these two very special girls? She is as friendly as she can be and will make that amazing companion dog. 

Bridget has the best personality and is so happy despite her history, she wants to be a buddy. She absolutely deserves to be the queen, to be loved on and fussed over, and to know that all her fighting was worth it in the end.

A.\tMASSACHUSETTS OR RHODE ISLAND APPLICANTS

Massachusetts Contacts
If you are from Massachusetts, we do not adopt to Massachusetts residents due to new laws regarding rescue dogs being prohibited from adoption.  

Please contact Patricia Cabral or Mike Cahill for questions regarding what dogs you are allowed to adopt 

Cahill, Mike
Director, Animal Health
Michael.Cahill@mass.gov
617-626-1794

Cabral, Patricia    
Shelter and Rescue Coordinator, Animal Health
Patricia.Cabral@mass.gov
617-626-1786

Here is a link to the list of approved rescues
https://www.mass.gov/service-details/approved-shelter-and-rescue-organizations

Rhode Island Contacts
If you are from Rhode Island, we do not adopt RI residents due to laws regarding rescue dogs being prohibited from adoption.

All Dog and Cat rescues operating** in the state of Rhode Island are required to register with the Department of Environmental Management and to comply with Rules and Regulations Governing the Importation of Animals. This includes Rescues based outside of RI that are adopting/fostering dogs into or within Rhode Island

a)   Please contact Marisa Coates for questions regarding what dogs you are allowed to adopt 

Marisa L. Coates
Veterinary Paramedic
Division of Agriculture

Animal Health Section
401-222-2781 x4515
Marisa.Coates@dem.ri.gov
http://www.dem.ri.gov/


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