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Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Fresno, CA, USA

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Date Listed: 08/05/2017
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Organization Name: Animal Compassion Team of California
Location: Fresno, CA
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Breed: Chihuahua
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

Patches the Dispatch dog

Color/Markings: Tan/Yellow/Fawn with White
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 08/05/2017
Location: Fresno, CA 93725
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Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Fresno, CA, USA

Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs Yes
Activity Level Moderately Active
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Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
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Posted Breed: Chihuahua (short coat). He was homeless and didnt have a cell phone. He needed help, so with no way to call 911 he headed to the police department himself. He layed down in the handicapped spot and waited. Dispatchers saw him and they all relayed their concern. Not getting the attention he needed, he stole something, something you cant give back. A heart, a 911 Act volunteers heart. He was sentenced to the Sophia Adoption Center, and has served his time. Hes shy but dont let him fool you, he still steals, and hed like to serve his next life sentence with you! His name is Patch and if you have a hole in your heart he can patch that up too. {s3344code3031/} All animals adopted from ACT are spayed/neutered, given age-appropriate vaccinations, dewormed, and microchipped prior to adoption. Every pet adoption comes with a free health exam in the first two weeks, provided by Pet Medical Center, Fresno, http://petmedcenterfresno.com/ Adoption Fees: Dog Adoption Donation: $185 Cat Adoption Donation: $65

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
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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Fresno, CA, USA

      Casanova

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat). Please contact Wendy (Wendy@animalcompassionteam.com) for more information about this pet. Aren't I handsome??? Can you believe I'm 7 years old??? I look really good huh? Atleast that's what everyone tells me! hehehe. I'm a happy dog and love to play. I get along great with other dogs my size. Big dogs scare me a little bit. I like kids also but I need sometime to get to know them first. I really like to be held. Give me a little time to get to know you (a few treats doesn't hurt) and I will be your most loyal companion. He would be very happy in a home that isn't too crazy but active is OK. Come down to the Sofia Center and meet me. I'd love to go home with you. If you would like to meet him, you can email his advocate at WendyK@animalcompassionteam or text at 559-246-3160 you can also click on this link to fill out the online application. http://bit.ly/adoptfromACT {s3344code3031/} All animals adopted from ACT are spayed/neutered, given age-appropriate vaccinations, dewormed, and microchipped prior to adoption. Every pet adoption comes with a free health exam in the first two weeks, provided by Pet Medical Center, Fresno, http://petmedcenterfresno.com/ Adoption Fees: Dog Adoption Donation: $185 Cat Adoption Donation: $65
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Fresno, CA, USA

      Bobby

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed (medium coat). Please contact Marlene (mmasten1@sbcglobal.net) for more information about this pet. Bobby is one sweet guy! He is a little timid initially but like most shy guys all he really wants is love! He is blossoming in his foster home and enjoys the attention his foster mom is giving him. He is good with other dogs and enjoys having a four legged buddy to play with. {s3344code3031/} All animals adopted from ACT are spayed/neutered, given age-appropriate vaccinations, dewormed, and microchipped prior to adoption. Every pet adoption comes with a free health exam in the first two weeks, provided by Pet Medical Center, Fresno, http://petmedcenterfresno.com/ Adoption Fees: Dog Adoption Donation: $185 Cat Adoption Donation: $65
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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Fresno, CA, USA

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat). Max is the sweetest guy. He was in his home for 7 years and due to divorce he was given up to ACT, this sweet boy is just so sad. He misses his family so much. They said he was a wonderful little dog. We are hoping to find him a home as soon as possible. This little guy just needs someone who will stick with him for the rest of his life. Family means everything to him and he has found himself without one. {s3344code3031/} All animals adopted from ACT are spayed/neutered, given age-appropriate vaccinations, dewormed, and microchipped prior to adoption. Every pet adoption comes with a free health exam in the first two weeks, provided by Pet Medical Center, Fresno, http://petmedcenterfresno.com/ Adoption Fees: Dog Adoption Donation: $185 Cat Adoption Donation: $65
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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Fresno, CA, USA

      Dominique

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat). Please contact Joyce (joyce@animalcompassionteam.com) for more information about this pet. Dom is a fun-loving little guy. He loves to romp and play with other dogs. He is sweet and affectionate. Dom has been available through ACT for over a year now. It is time he has a family of his own! Dom is turning out to be the agility super star in our Chihuahua Makeover classes. He doesn't have to be asked twice to jump over the obstacles! {s3344code3031/} All animals adopted from ACT are spayed/neutered, given age-appropriate vaccinations, dewormed, and microchipped prior to adoption. Every pet adoption comes with a free health exam in the first two weeks, provided by Pet Medical Center, Fresno, http://petmedcenterfresno.com/ Adoption Fees: Dog Adoption Donation: $185 Cat Adoption Donation: $65
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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Fresno, CA, USA

      Honey

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Terrier / Mixed. Honey is an absolute love machine. A hugging kissing Queen. ARE YOU A SPECIAL PERSON LOOKING FOR A SPECIAL DOG?? If the answer is yes, then you NEED to meet sweet Honey!! Honey is a wonderful 5ish year old Terrier/Chihuahua mix girl. She just ABSOLUTELY ADORES all people-she loooves to be held, gives kisses and loves to cuddle. She just lights up whenever she sees someone:) She would be a perfect companion or best friend:) She likes other dogs, but is best with doggie friends her size or bigger. She loves to go for walks and wags her tail non-stop:) She has a common condition in her back legs called luxating patellas, which sometimes cause her some discomfort and stiffness. It doesn't affect her quality of life, and sure doesn't seem to phase her! You can call Brenda at 559-704-5894 or email brenda@animalcompassionteam.com for more info on Honey. {s3344code3031/} All animals adopted from ACT are spayed/neutered, given age-appropriate vaccinations, dewormed, and microchipped prior to adoption. Every pet adoption comes with a free health exam in the first two weeks, provided by Pet Medical Center, Fresno, http://petmedcenterfresno.com/ Adoption Fees: Dog Adoption Donation: $185 Cat Adoption Donation: $65
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Fresno, CA, USA

      Pinky

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Terrier (short coat). Pinky is still a young dog, so he loves to play with other dogs or keeps himself amused with toys. He is a very gentle dog with all people and he is very good when riding in cars. He loves affection and eating! He spends most of his day outdoors, but comes into the house at about 8pm. If presented with his dog bed, he will lay down right on it, He sleeps on a dog bed by the bedside and will not disturb you, unless he needs to go outside to potty, then he will come straight back into the house and go back to sleep on his dog bed. He is good on a leash and will walk right beside you. He has been living around cats, so he is also very good around them too. He also becoming more used to taking baths and tolerating a blow dryer for drying his fur. Pinky prefers to not be alone, so he will need to be around another dog if possible! {s3344code3031/} All animals adopted from ACT are spayed/neutered, given age-appropriate vaccinations, dewormed, and microchipped prior to adoption. Every pet adoption comes with a free health exam in the first two weeks, provided by Pet Medical Center, Fresno, http://petmedcenterfresno.com/ Adoption Fees: Dog Adoption Donation: $185 Cat Adoption Donation: $65
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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Fresno, CA, USA

      Shawleen

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat). Hi my name is Shawleen and I am the sweetest girl. I was found on the side of the road with a severe back injury. I was in full body cast for 2 months and now I'm all better. I love chew toys and going on walks. I am potty trained and learning how to sit. I am still a bit cautious when I meet new people but my foster dad says I'm doing a lot better. Please fill out an application if I sound like the perfect puppy for you! {s3344code3031/} All animals adopted from ACT are spayed/neutered, given age-appropriate vaccinations, dewormed, and microchipped prior to adoption. Every pet adoption comes with a free health exam in the first two weeks, provided by Pet Medical Center, Fresno, http://petmedcenterfresno.com/ Adoption Fees: Dog Adoption Donation: $185 Cat Adoption Donation: $65
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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Fresno, CA, USA

      Sassy

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Terrier / Mixed (medium coat). Sassy is sweet, affectionate girl who just wants to play, cuddle, and be there to make you happy. She will be excited every time you walk thru the door and can't wait to curl up in your lap when you sit down to watch tv. She loves to play with her foster siblings. Her coat is long and is worry. Sassy's favorite past time is stealing your sock and running thru the house. She loves hearing her name & gets so excited when she hears "SASSY!" Sassy takes time to warm up. She would do best in a quiet environment without kids. She is protective of her person and she resource guards from other dogs, but not from her people. If you are interested in Sassy, please fill out an application and her foster mom will get back to you. {s3344code3031/} All animals adopted from ACT are spayed/neutered, given age-appropriate vaccinations, dewormed, and microchipped prior to adoption. Every pet adoption comes with a free health exam in the first two weeks, provided by Pet Medical Center, Fresno, http://petmedcenterfresno.com/ Adoption Fees: Dog Adoption Donation: $185 Cat Adoption Donation: $65
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Fresno, CA, USA

      Bobby

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed (medium coat). Please contact Marlene (mmasten1@sbcglobal.net) for more information about this pet. Everything is a toy to this wild child! When he feels safe, his consistent joy is undeniable. He adores toys of all types and instigating chasing, wrestling with his siblings. He dips in the kiddie pool when it's hot and ensures squirrels know to stay away. He appears to be housebroken but also taught himself to use the inside doggy potty tray with artificial grass. This little boy can enliven any environment, guaranteed! {s3344code3031/} All animals adopted from ACT are spayed/neutered, given age-appropriate vaccinations, dewormed, and microchipped prior to adoption. Every pet adoption comes with a free health exam in the first two weeks, provided by Pet Medical Center, Fresno, http://petmedcenterfresno.com/ Adoption Fees: Dog Adoption Donation: $185 Cat Adoption Donation: $65
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    • Dachshund-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Fresno, CA, USA

      Sheena

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      Breed: Dachshund-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Dachshund / Mixed (medium coat). Please contact Marlene (mmasten1@sbcglobal.net) for more information about this pet. A bit shy but so eager for attention! This little girl is sleek and soft, appears to be house-broken, and loves playing with her foster siblings. She catches on fast to the routine, sleeping in a crate and eating in a quiet spot in the dog room. Sheena is just waiting for the right home to blossom! {s3344code3031/} All animals adopted from ACT are spayed/neutered, given age-appropriate vaccinations, dewormed, and microchipped prior to adoption. Every pet adoption comes with a free health exam in the first two weeks, provided by Pet Medical Center, Fresno, http://petmedcenterfresno.com/ Adoption Fees: Dog Adoption Donation: $185 Cat Adoption Donation: $65
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