Back Up for Adoption at New Canaan Animal Control: Randy the Chihuahua


A brindle Chihuahua that came into custody of the New Canaan Police Department Animal Control unit this summer when it was found roaming on Carter Street is back up for adoption, officials say.

Randy, a small-size Chihuahua mix who is about three years old, needs a child-free home, Officer Maryann Kleinschmitt said.

The dog had been adopted out with instructions to give it a couple of weeks before children come over, and then to have the dog in a crate or leashed when children are there, but those instructions weren’t followed and Randy ended up nipping at kids, which is “characteristic of Chihuahuas,” she said.

“That’s what a trainer is working on with Randy now, is for him to calm down and so far it’s working quite well,” Kleinschmitt said. “Even with kids going into the shelter, he doesn’t bark or growl at them or anything, so this is a good thing and we’re still working on finding a new home for him, someone who understands Chihuahuas.”

Randy was found by police, roaming on Carter Street on the morning of July 23. He had no collar or microchip at the time, though he’s now been chipped as well as neutered.

Anyone interested in adoptiong Randy the Chihuahua should phone Animal Control at 203-594-3510.

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