'The Little Couple' Stars Dish on Rescue Chihuahua Rocky
03/02/2010 AT 07:45 AM EST
"He is the most chilled-out dog ever," Arnold tells PEOPLEPets.com. "He loves to sleep and cuddle. Playtime for him lasts about an hour a day ... the rest is snuggle time."
Arnold and Klein adopted Rocky through a family friend when he was just 9 weeks old. But the first days of ownership weren't so easy. "He almost died after we adopted him," Arnold says. "Unknown to us, he had a bacterial diarrheal infection that lead to dehydration and low blood sugar." Rushed to the emergency vet, the then-2-lbs. pup took an IV to the internal jugular and fought for his life. "They had to shave his entire neck, and the hair never grew back," Arnold says. "But thankfully now he is a happy and healthy little guy!"
Rocky, who loves popcorn, chicken tenders and miniature tennis balls, would make a great pal for a child, Arnold says. "He's been around our friends' children and babies, and has always done well," she shares. "I'm surprised when older kids play with him that he tolerates it as well as he does."
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