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PLEASE read this entire biography about Carmen. There is a lot of information here that will help you decide if Carmen is suitable for your home and family. NEW pictures and VIDEOS posted 12.23.08 here: Carmen is a tiny (6#) female adult dog. This adorable little dog was left in the cold, in a crate with Reba, on someone's doorstep. The vet estimates that she is 2 years old. She appears to be chihuahua pomeranian mix, perhaps. She is medium haired, with delicate thin long legs. Her tail curls. She has a very sweet and sad little pixie face. Carmen is blonde, and very thin. She looks a little bit like a tiny coyote. She starts out very shy, but is content to sit on your lap quietly. When she is not around Reba, she is more outgoing. She has become more social, as she gets comfortable and trusts us more. She's really a lovely little dog. It appears that she may have been abused, or perhaps lived in a cage. It could be that she was simply very scared. She was afraid of lots of things and used to flinch when you reached out to pet her. She doesn't really like to be outside in the cold, but does better every time. She will potty immediately when taken outside, and I consider her housetrained. She eats well, and will run around the room a bit. I think she'll be "outgoing", but she will need some adjusment time with the right home. She was very scared when I first put her harness on her, but she now understands that it's going to be okay, and that I'm not going to hurt her. At first, she hesitated before eating, watching us out of the corner of her eye while eating. My guess is that she has known hunger. She is very thin, but has put on a little weight. She started at 5 pounds, 3 ounces, and is now up to 6 pounds. I think her ideal weight is around 6 pounds. She is eating a mix of Canidae kibble and Nutro small bites, available all the time. Carmen went out on a trial adoption to be a companion playmate for another chihuahua. Although Carmen likes other dogs, she doesn't PLAY. She's more of a lap dog, and would make a nice companion...she's just not going to play with toys. So if you are looking for a quiet companion for a small dog, she would be great. If you are looking for a small companion dog for yourself, she would be great. She would even be a nice companion for a cat. But if you are looking for a little dog to play fetch or run around with squeaky toys, she's not what you are looking for. I will also not adopt her to a family with very small children, because statistics show that tiny dogs get dropped by small children far too often. Carmen is a TINY dog, and should not be carried around by a little child who is still working on their own coordination. Her adoption fee is based on her vetwork, which is currently $135. She has tested negative for heartworms, been spayed, vaccinated, and wormed. She is on preventative for flea/tick/heartworm . She is active, friendly, and wags her tail a lot. She will also give kisses and will lick your hand. She wiggles all over when she sees us approach. She just needs some time and a lot of TLC. We will update Carmen's online biography often, and post new pictures as well. Our adoption process is explained by going There, you can fill out on online application and read about our rescue philosophy. If you have any questions, you can email