Atom is a pint-sized 1-2 year-old Chihuahua mix male who was abandoned in a rural area along with three other adult dogs and 3 pups. All were eventually recovered and taken to a local shelter where they would have a second chance at a happy life. Atom made the trip to Canine Lifeline so he would get the medical attention that he needed and have more time to find the perfect new home. Atom gets along well with other dogs but, in true Chihuahua style, isn’t intimidated by dogs much larger than he is. He has excellent crate manners so should pick up the housetraining routine quickly in his new home. A trip to the vet revealed that Atom has minimal tear production so is currently on Optimmune ointment twice daily to try to boost his natural tear production. He will need to be on dry eye medication the rest of his life. He also receives artificial tears as needed. Atom loves snuggling with his human friends but is active enough to enjoy walks, hikes, and other outdoor activities. He’s going to make a fantastic companion for one lucky person or family. Atom weighs about 8 pounds and his adoption fee is $200. He’s neutered, heartworm negative and on monthly preventative, up to date on vaccinations, wormed, on flea preventative, and microchipped. All Canine Lifeline adoptions come with a two-week trial period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email if you’re interested in Atom. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. We have no foster homes with young children so aren’t comfortable placing any of them in a home with children less than 4-5 years of age. We try to respond to inquiries within 24-48 hours so if you haven’t heard from us within that time frame, please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.