This little guy really tugs at your heartstrings. Stanley is an 8 year-old Chihuahua/Pug mix with tiny little Shar Pei-like ears who came into an overcrowded county dog shelter as a stray. When he wasn’t claimed, he went into a foster home for a week before making the trip to Canine Lifeline to work on finding himself a quiet new forever home. It looks like Stanley has had a rough time of it lately as he came into the shelter with lots of scrapes and scratches from his time on the road. He’s a little shy and demure when meeting new people—he almost seems surprised that people are nice to him. Stanley likes nothing better than finding a comfy lap to curl up on though and as soon as he knows someone is his friend, he wastes no time climbing in a lap for some snuggling. He has been kind and gentle with everyone he meets—people, other dogs, and kitties too. It would seem that Stanley doesn’t have a mean bone in his body. He would be very happy with a comfy bed, someone to snuggle with, and good meals every day. Stanley is not a big fan of being crated so would do well with a family who is home much of the time. He may need some work on housetraining in his new home as he might have lived outside for some time before coming into the shelter. Stanley walks nicely on a leash but doesn’t like to poop when on a leash so would benefit from having a yard with a secure aboveground fence to give him a little room to wander around safely. Stanley weighs about 18 pounds and his adoption fee is $150. He’s neutered, heartworm negative and on monthly preventative, up to date on vaccinations including bivalent canine influenza, wormed, on flea and tick preventative, and microchipped. Since coming to Canine Lifeline, Stanley has had a dental cleaning and now has a pearly white smile. As part of the adoption process, all adopters must commit to a two-week adjustment period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email if you’re interested in Stanley. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. Please note that we don’t place our dogs in homes with children under 7 years of age. We correspond via email so please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.