Greta Garbo at a Glance

  • Location: Chicago, IL 60607
  • Age: 5 Years (Est. DOB: 11/2012)
  • Weight: 10lbs
  • Gender: Female
  • Breed: Chihuahua
  • Kids: Older
  • Dogs: Some
  • Cats: Yes

Greta Garbo’s Story

History:  Greta was a stray brought into an animal control facility.

About:  Greta Garbo is a great example of a snuggly, cuddly, companion dog.  She is only 5 years old so she still loves her walks and playtime, but once that is over she is the ultimate lap dog.  Greta LOVES her squeaky toys.  Aside from the squeaking from her toys Greta is very quiet.  She is being fostered in an apartment and her foster mom has regularly checked with the neighbors and they say that they never hear Greta, so she is an excellent choice for someone in an apartment or a condo.  Greta is house trained, but she is very particular about finding that perfect spot so she can’t be rushed.  She generally does not use the potty pad provided while her foster mom is at work.  Greta is gated in the kitchen while her foster mom is at work and she is very respectful of the space and doesn’t ruin anything.   Greta is nervous around small children and their unpredictable movements so a home with no resident young children would be best.  She does not live with other dogs but based on her interactions with ones she has met she would likely be able to live with dogs who do not want to interact with her as they seem to make her nervous.  She accepted the smaller dogs faster than the large ones, but might do ok with both big and small dogs if they leave her alone and if she is given plenty of time to feel secure around them.  She did really well on her cat test at animal control facility so she would likely do well living with cats.  Greta is very enthusiastic when her foster mom comes home and isn’t leisurely in her walks, but once she’s back in the house she’s very calm and just wants to be held and loved.  Her foster mom said her ideal home would love to walk, love to play, and love to cuddle!