Willow - Chihuahua (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in El Segundo, CA

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Organization Name: Marley's Pit Stop Rescue
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90009
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(310) 995-1221


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Breed: Chihuahua
Gender: Female Female
Nickname:

Willow

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Brown/Chocolate with White
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 03/07/2016
Location: El Segundo, CA 90245
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Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs Yes
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Chihuahua (short coat). Just a regular, little, brown Chihuahua . . . As comforting as that old pair of slippers one refuses to part with, the snuggly sweater from a few seasons passed – this little girl will make you think of times when things were a bit more simple, life less complicated. Miss Willow touched our hearts when we heard from one of our volunteers of a little Mommy that had 3 wee ones and who was being abused by her current Guardian. Thankfully, the pups weren’t with the man long enough to have endured what Willow did and stayed true to the sweet nature Mommy passed on genetically. Willow is in a foster home where she plays with other dogs, goes for long power walks, cuddles on the sofa in her very special bed and now never knows a harsh word or action. Willow is quickly adapting to the world as a kind place and is very bonded to Foster Mom who has shown her only kindness while also bolstering her confidence. Willow learned that the best defense is a good offense, but after just a few weeks, now looks to foster Mom to watch her back. Willow is about 5 years old, 9 pounds, in good physical shape and now is ready to find her dream home. Willow is an intelligent, loving and beautiful little spirit who is truly the epitome of a *rescue* pup grateful for the smallest act of kindness with a heart as big as her ability to forgive.

Chihuahua

Overview: The Chihuahua is a tiny bundle of joy. Kids love him ' and for good reason. This breed seems always excited about something. They do best as an indoor dog, but they love to scamper around in the yard ' in suitable weather.
Breed Group: Toy
Weight (lbs): 6
Height (in): 6-9
Colors: Any.
Coat: Smooth with soft, glossy hair or long with soft straight or wavy coat and fringed ears.
Character: Chihuahuas are very intelligent little dogs that are much more brave than their small size suggests. They often bond with only one person.
Temperament: This breed usually lives with other dogs and cats very easily. Children should be taught how to play with this small dog as many try to treat it as a toy.
Care: The Chihuahua requires occasional grooming with a brush and comb. Trim claws and check teeth on a regular basis. Care of the long coat entails brushing 2 to 3 times a week.
Training: This breed is eager to learn, so don't let the small size deter you from properly training him.
Activity: Chihuahuas can typically get sufficient exercise by playing indoors.
Country of Origin: Mexico
Health Issue: This breed has a short nose and large eyes, which can cause some problems (e.g., wheezing, dry eye, glaucoma). They are prone to slipped stifle, gum problems, colds, stress, and rheumatism.
Life Expectancy: about 15 or more

More About Chihuahua Breed
If you’re looking to adopt a dog and don’t know where to start, puppyfinder.com is an excellent source for information about adopting a dog and will connect you with hundreds of shelters across the US that have adoptable puppies and older dogs waiting for forever homes.
  1. Do your research – find out what types of dogs would be a good fit for your lifestyle and the activity level of your family. Also keep in mind the grooming needs of certain breeds that might require frequent maintenance.
  2. Decide what you can handle – before you get sucked in by all the adorable puppy eyes you’re about to see, think long and hard about the appropriate age dog for your family or if you are capable of caring for a special needs dog. Puppies are a lot of work, if you don’t have time for potty training and obedience classes you’ll want to consider an older dog. There are plenty of middle aged, vibrant dogs up for adoption as well as many senior dogs that would be a great fit for a family looking for a more subdued dog with lots of love to give.
  3. Learn about the shelters and their adoption policies – It might be easier to start looking at shelters within a certain radius of home but don’t be afraid to venture out to other states as well. Many states have larger populations of adoptable dogs and their shelters are willing to transport pets to suitable adopting families. Some shelters might have requirements for a home visit, a fenced yard or require you to visit the pet multiple times before you commit to adopting. Understand that the shelters are doing their best to place the pets in suitable homes and these requirements are in the best interest of both you and the pet.
  4. Start looking… Once you know what you’re looking for and what to expect you can start your search through thousands of adoptable dogs. PuppyFinder allows you to search by age, breed, location and gender.
  5. Meet in person. Whenever possible it is best to meet the animal in person before agreeing to bring them into your life. Even though photos and descriptions can tell you a bit about a dog, you can’t get a true feeling for the animal until you are able to interact with them and make sure they are a good fit for your entire family, including other pets.
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    • Labrador Retriever Dog For Adoption in El Segundo, CA

      Chappie

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: El Segundo, CA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Border Collie (short coat).
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in El Segundo, CA

      Suzie Q

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: El Segundo, CA
      Posted Breed: Toy Fox Terrier / Chihuahua (short coat). This adorable little lass lived on the streets of South Los Angeles and used her charm to mooch meals and the occasional place to rest her head for a nap. After wiggling her way into the heart of a man who knew better than to leave her to her own devices for survival, Suzie Q became part of the Marley's family. Suzie Q is a mix of Toy Fox & Yorkshire Terriers, is 11 months old (DOB: 5/5/15), is just 5 lbs and may reach 6 lbs when full grown. "Q" loves other dogs, is very playful, good with cats and children. As much as Suzie Q loves to play, she also loves to cuddle, be held and run errands and is just the perfect size to sneak into a purse or man bag ! The adoptions process is as follows: The application can be found on our website www.pitstoprescue.com Please complete and submit the application so we can determine if it is a good match for all. A Sniff and Whiff will be arranged. Please include a brief description of your home situation and what characteristics you would like in a dog companion. The adoption fee is $350 and covers: All vaccines, micro-chip, deworming, spay/neuter & rabies. ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS: Application, Contract, Home-Check and Tax-deductible adoption fee/donation of $350. All animals are healthy, altered, micro-chipped and up-to-date on all shots. Southern California residents only.
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    • Miniature Pinscher Dog For Adoption in El Segundo, CA

      Dexter

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      Breed: Miniature Pinscher
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: El Segundo, CA
      Posted Breed: Miniature Pinscher (short coat). This sweet boy found himself looking for a new home when his Guardian sadly, lost his and could no longer care for him. Dexter is a gorgeous, pure breed miniature pinscher who is as sweet and affectionate as he is handsome. Dexter is about 5 years old (DOB: 3/11/11), has natural ears and tail, weighs about 19 lbs and is good with children and other dogs. True to his breed, Dexter is a hardy little guy, spirited, intelligent and high energy without being hyper. Dexter loves to go for lots of walks/runs, sleeps on the pillow above your head, and has been very well socialized. Dexter will do best in a home with breed experience. Initially aloof, Dexter will soon jump into your arms once he knows you are worthy of his loyalty ! The adoptions process is as follows: The application can be found on our website www.pitstoprescue.com Please complete and submit the application so we can determine if it is a good match for all. A Sniff and Whiff will be arranged. Please include a brief description of your home situation and what characteristics you would like in a dog companion. The adoption fee is $350 and covers: All vaccines, micro-chip, deworming, spay/neuter & rabies. ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS: Application, Contract, Home-Check and Tax-deductible adoption fee/donation of $350. All animals are healthy, altered, micro-chipped and up-to-date on all shots. Southern California residents only.
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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in El Segundo, CA

      Hooper

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: El Segundo, CA
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat). Super, Duper, Hooper ! This baby was living on the streets with another guy named Mash. Both dogs had been abandoned to fend for themselves until they were finally captured. Hooper was overwhelmed at the pound and was very scared until he got to his foster home. Hooper is a mix of Chihuahua and Terrier, is about 4 years old (DOB: 6/11/12) and weighs about 15 lbs. Hooper likes other dogs, adores his long walks and loves to wrap himself up in blankets like a Panini Sandwich ! Hooper should be on Dancing with the Stars as he likes to stand on his back legs and give high fives while dancing around in a circle ! Hooper is still a bit shy and will do best in a home with a Guardian who is calm, gentle and kind. The adoptions process is as follows: The application can be found on our website www.pitstoprescue.com Please complete and submit the application so we can determine if it is a good match for all. A Sniff and Whiff will be arranged. Please include a brief description of your home situation and what characteristics you would like in a dog companion. The adoption fee is $350 and covers: All vaccines, micro-chip, deworming, spay/neuter & rabies. ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS: Application, Contract, Home-Check and Tax-deductible adoption fee/donation of $350. All animals are healthy, altered, micro-chipped and up-to-date on all shots. Southern California residents only.
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    • Pominese Dog For Adoption in El Segundo, CA

      ZinnaZu

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      Breed: Pominese
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: El Segundo, CA
      Posted Breed: Pomeranian / Pekingese / Mixed (long coat). This little guy was abandoned in a vacated condominium for more than 5 days until a Real Estate Broker came to his rescue and contacted Marley's for help. ZinnaZu is a Pekingese/Pomeranian x, about 5 years old (DOB: 2/12/11)and weighs 12 lbs. Zinn-a-Zu was named after the little bird in the Dr. Suess book because his bark is more like a chirp. ZinnaZa or Zinnie likes other dogs after being properly introduced, is good with cats, loves to sleep under the bed, thinks he is a huge dog in a puffy body and loves country music. ZinnaZu will do best in a home with breed experience and no children under the age of twelve. The adoptions process is as follows: The application can be found on our website www.pitstoprescue.com Please complete and submit the application so we can determine if it is a good match for all. A Sniff and Whiff will be arranged. Please include a brief description of your home situation and what characteristics you would like in a dog companion. The adoption fee is $350 and covers: All vaccines, micro-chip, deworming, spay/neuter & rabies. ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS: Application, Contract, Home-Check and Tax-deductible adoption fee/donation of $350. All animals are healthy, altered, micro-chipped and up-to-date on all shots. Southern California residents only.
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier Dog For Adoption in El Segundo, CA

      Holly

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: El Segundo, CA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier (short coat). This beautiful girl was found wandering the streets on her own by a Marley’s volunteer. Flea infested and filthy, it was not difficult to see the beauty in this special girl. Previously, micro chipped and spayed, we found that Holly was given away to a friend of a friend when her primary Guardian became ill. It is clear by Holly’s demeanor that she was a loved and cherished companion. Holly is 4 years old (DOB: 12/24/10), weighs 60 lbs, is good with other dogs & cats. Holly is very affectionate, athletic, snuggly and simply gorgeous with her champagne blue coat and light green eyes. Breed experience preferred. The adoptions process is as follows: The application can be found on our website www.pitstoprescue.com Please complete and submit the application so we can determine if it is a good match for all. A Sniff and Whiff will be arranged. Please include a brief description of your home situation and what characteristics you would like in a dog companion. The adoption fee is $350 and covers: All vaccines, micro-chip, deworming, spay/neuter & rabies. ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS: Application, Contract, Home-Check and Tax-deductible adoption fee/donation of $350. All animals are healthy, altered, micro-chipped and up-to-date on all shots. Southern California residents only.
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    • Rat Terrier Dog For Adoption in El Segundo, CA

      Gizmo

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      Breed: Rat Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: El Segundo, CA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier (short coat). Meet Gizmo – or as those in his fan club know him . . . Mo !! Gizmo’s story starts out sad – bought on the internet, Gizmo came from a puppy mill (we have the picture/ad) – then he went to a nice family who after a couple of years got divorced. Gizmo and his sister, Inca went to live with one of the parents who wasn’t allowed to have pets in the apartment and they both spent 2 years, 17 hours a day, in a closet until a close relative was able to convince the parent to let go. Gizmo is an 8 year old (DOB: 12/26/2006), pure breed Rat Terrier – chocolate & white and is loving and playful. Gizmo is a great walker and LOVES his long walks, playing with a soccer ball and sleep cuddled as close to your body as possible ! Gizmo likes dogs that are as docile and sweet as he is and despite his coming from a puppy mill, is in excellent health. Mo believes there is a fairy tail ending out there – is it with you ?? The adoptions process is as follows: The application can be found on our website www.pitstoprescue.com Please complete and submit the application so we can determine if it is a good match for all. A Sniff and Whiff will be arranged. Please include a brief description of your home situation and what characteristics you would like in a dog companion. The adoption fee is $350 and covers: All vaccines, micro-chip, deworming, spay/neuter & rabies. ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS: Application, Contract, Home-Check and Tax-deductible adoption fee/donation of $350. All animals are healthy, altered, micro-chipped and up-to-date on all shots. Southern California residents only.
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier Dog For Adoption in El Segundo, CA

      Nikki

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: El Segundo, CA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier. The vet couldn't believe we got Nikki from a pound ! This absolutely gorgeous and stunning girl was dumped at the pound because she and her Mastiff sibling got into a fight - A shelter favorite, they were determined to give Nikki a 2nd chance with the help of a qualified rescue. The minute we saw Nikki, we agreed to take her. Only 3 years old, Nikki has been part of the MPSR group since November 2007. Nikki now shares her home with a Poodle, another Pit Bull, a Chihuahua & a Pekinese. Still unskilled at dog etiquette and too protective to allow her to be part of a multi dog home, we prefer to call Nikki "Dog Intolerant" - and are looking for a home where she will be your one and only. Nikki is super affectionate, intelligent, athletic and can jump a 5 foot wall as if she is floating. Nikki loves her walks, car rides, but most of all shadowing you around the house striking a pose ! If you are interested in meeting this dog, please call Elizabeth at 310-995-1221 or email her at pitstoprescue@ca.rr.com. ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS: Application, Contract, Home-Check and Tax-deductible adoption fee/donation. All animals are healthy, altered, micro-chipped and up-to-date on all shots.
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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in El Segundo, CA

      Annabelle

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: El Segundo, CA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat). The adoptions process is as follows: The application can be found on our website www.pitstoprescue.com Please complete and submit the application so we can determine if it is a good match for all. A Sniff and Whiff will be arranged. Please include a brief description of your home situation and what characteristics you would like in a dog companion. The adoption fee is $350 and covers: All vaccines, micro-chip, deworming, spay/neuter & rabies. ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS: Application, Contract, Home-Check and Tax-deductible adoption fee/donation of $350. All animals are healthy, altered, micro-chipped and up-to-date on all shots. Southern California residents only.
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Labrador Retriever Mix Dog For Adoption in El Segundo, CA

      Sable

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Labrador Retriever Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: El Segundo, CA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed. Come visit me this Sat/Sun October 10th & 11th, Pet Smart, El Segundo Plaza, 730 S. Sepulveda Blvd. El Segundo, 90245 12-4:30 Woof !! Talk about survival . . . Sable wins the prize for most Spunk ! While at the Shelter to rescue Roy (also on Petfinder) we met Sable who was Roy's kennel mate. While taking Roy out of his cage for adoption, Sable took advantage of the small opening and "literally" jumped in to my arms - full body leap ! I asked the Animal Control Officer about this precocious pup and sadly learned that she was to be euthanized in 2 days as they were at capacity. Still in my arms, I looked in Sable's eyes, back to the caring Animal Control Officer - both of them pleading silently - and even though we had no place to board her, Sable became part of our rescue group ! How could we resist such a plea. At just 3 years old, this precious Pointing Lab and Am Staff mix is about as nice as they come. With a beautiful "seal" colored coat, Sable is truly a beautiful girl. Sable loves other dogs, loves to go to the dog park and is attracted to all black pooches, but "everyone" is her friend. Oddly, English Bulldogs appear to be smitten with Sable ! Sable is in a loving foster home with a loving and intelligent companion, Perry. Perry is teaching Sable how to be a "proper" lady, but can't quite get the coquette out of the girl ! While 14 months, Sable is still the puppy and soaks up training like a sponge - full of puppy mischief - all is forgiven when Sable gives you her tummy and looks you in the eyes. See Sable Live on Good Day LA : http://www.myfoxla.com/myfox/pages/InsideFox/Detail?contentId=1900047&version=2&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=5.2.1 If you are interested in meeting this dog, please call Elizabeth at 310-995-1221 or email her at pitstoprescue@ca.rr.com. ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS: Application, Contract, Home-Check and Tax-deductible adoption fee/donation. All animals are healthy, altered, micro-chipped and up-to-date on all shots.
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