Mikey is a small dog with a great spirit. He was originally a stray from Tijuana. The emotional trauma of getting here was significant. Mikey was terrified and nipped at the hands that were trying to help. In just a few days he let those same hands stroke him all over, taking a leash on and off, and is taking treats gently from our fingers. He has begin to explore his new home, sniffing at scents under bushes and tree trunks, and has taken up bird watching. He trots along peacefully next to his foster mom, and is interested in the family dog four times his size! He does not chase cats. Mikey is proving to be a little dog with big courage. He still needs to grow through his fears. He sleeps through the night, toilets appropriately, and has a good appetite.
What Mikey needs is someone with a quiet home who can move slowly, speak gently, reassure him, and let him take the time he needs without demanding much from him. Having another quiet dog might be helpful also. He is afraid of people but also afraid of being alone, so needs someone who can be patient with him. With time and love he will become a splendid canine companion for a special person.