I adopted a 5mo chi from the animal shelter on 12/7. She is currently 3.4 lbs and doing really well. She was spayed (required) a few days after I got her which was rougher than I expected but she seems fine now. I'm not new to dogs, I have a 8.5yo boxer and had a german shepherd before that. But small dogs are all new to me. She and the boxer get along ok as long as she isn't on my lap, then she growls and snaps at the boxer. The poor boxer tries hard to be patient. She usually just walks away. I also have 4 kids, a sun conure, and I do wildlife rehab. Everything is going well except for housetraining. She must have been paper trained before so now I'm bowing to that as well as outside training. I have pretty good success with pee but she seems to go hide and poo wherever she feels like it. They are easy to clean up but it needs to stop, hubby is getting ticked.