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Spotlight Pet




Baxter: 3 year old, male Chihuahua 

Baxter needs what we all need; love, patience and understanding.  Having never been properly socialized as a puppy, Baxter is very fearful of humans.  He was so terrified when he arrived, he couldn't even be touched.  Imagine how scary and traumitizing that must have been to this tiny little guy. 

He was placed with a foster family to help him adjust to humans and life in a real home.  His foster family has been working with him for months now, and though he's is making great strides--he's still has a way to go before he's truly comfortable around humans. 

baxter.jpgBaxter is looking for a calm, patient home to let him adjust to his new surroundings. He LOVES the other dogs in his foster home. He gets comfortable and cozy with the dogs and is totally relaxed while with them, but is still working on his people skills. Baxter will need to live with a socially confident dog who can help him adjust to his forever home and be his best pal. Due to his fearful nature, a home without children is best for him.  He needs a home that is committed to working on his socialization/training. If you are looking for a companion for your dog and are willing to be very patient with Baxter and work through his fears, can accept his shy nature and love him anyway, please call us and ask how to meet him!  603-772-2921 x 110. We recommend a fenced in yard for Baxter to keep him safe.  Like all the animals available for adoption at the New Hampshire SPCA, Baxter is neutered, micro-chipped and up to date on all his shots.

Adopt Baxter and you'll help heal his heart, ease his fears and show him that humans can be loving and kind. 

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