A seven year old Chihuahua mix, who the Vet thinks might be older because of the grey muzzle.
She fits right in with her new brothers, Rudy Vallee, and Clark Gable.
Her tail is usually up and wagging, she is bright eyed and loves to follow Gable around the yard while he barks at activity on the street, looking like Batman and Robin on patrol.
According to her records, she's been in and out of the pound several times over the years. I can only guess it's because at her late age she is still not house broken.
She sleeps under my arm, not moving all night, happy to have a secure, loving environment. Her presence has had a surprising effect on my cat, Max, who after several years, still hisses at Gable. Bringing one more dog into the house, has made Max acquiescent to the canine situation.
After six month there were no more accidents, once Rita felt loved and secure she became house broken. She may not have been as old as the shelter thought. As of June 2019, she is now a senior and having heart problems, taking three types of medicine each day...but she still loves going for a ride and taking walks with her pack.
Even has a new look: