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Pumpkin - Chihuahua (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Date Listed: 02/11/2017
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Organization Name: Kitten Rescue
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90039
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Breed: Chihuahua
Gender: Female Female
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Pumpkin

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Tan
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 02/11/2017
Location: Los Angeles, CA, 90039
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Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Los Angeles, CA, USA

Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids No
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats Yes
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  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
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  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Chihuahua (short coat). DOB: 2008 approx. This is Pumpkin. She is about 9 years old and in good health. She was rescued from the streets in bad shape and very untrusting of people and dogs. She's come a long way with good vet care and a trainer but the best home for her would be an adult home where she is the only pet. She is totally housebroken, not a yappy dog, loves walks and car rides. She makes me laugh everyday, she is super smart. If you are interested in learning more about Pumpkin or in adopting her, please click here to email her foster parent or call 818-768-2445. If you are unable to send an email to the foster parent through the link included above, please contact us and let us know what kitty you're interested in. You may also fill out our adoption questionnaire to speed up the screening process. Be sure to name the cat in the CAT PREFERENCE field at the beginning of the questionnaire. If the above links aren't live, our contact form and questionnaire are available on our website at www.kittenrescue.org. For our fees and adoption policies and procedures, please click here.

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 Los Angeles, CA, USA

      Luke Skywalk...

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Baby
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat). DOB: 10/10/17 Luke Skywalker is a 4 month old chihuaua mix. He was rescued from the streets of Puerto Rico after the hurricane. His left ear is always pointed outward and his right ear goes up. He has black markings around his little nose. He is very bonded to his sister Princess Leia. They play all day and cuddle all night. They flew over in the same crate. A little shy with people at first but he loves to be held then loves to play. Luke is very playful and feisty. He will definitely be the top dog. We would love it if he could go with his sister Princess Leia but if you already have a young dog who wants to have a best friend to play with that would be ok too. He is looking for a forever home and then he will be very playful all the time. If you are interested in learning more about this dog or in adopting him, please click here to email his foster parent. If you are unable to send an email to the foster parent through the link included above, please contact us and let us know what kitty you're interested in. You may also fill out our adoption questionnaire to speed up the screening process. Be sure to name the cat in the CAT PREFERENCE field at the beginning of the questionnaire. If the above links aren't live, our contact form and questionnaire are available on our website at www.kittenrescue.org. For our fees and adoption policies and procedures, please click here.
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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Los Angeles, CA, USA

      Princess Lei...

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Baby
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat). DOB: 10/10/17 Rescued from the streets of Lorenzo Puerto Rico with her two brothers. She is very attached to the white male. They were rescued from the hurricane but all of PR is is very bad conditions They were still living outside in the rescuers yard. Princess Leia is very playful and loves stuffed animals but she is a little shy at first. She loves to be picked up and held and she clings to you like a cat. We are learning more about her every day. Princes Leia was a little bit rattled from the plane ride from Puerto Rico to La and was a little shy for a couple of days. But now she has found her voice and her attitude. She is still sweet and playful and still loves to cuddle but she is very confident and happy. We would love to place her with her brother Luke Skywalker but if you have another young playful dog who wants a new best friend, that would be great too. If you are interested in learning more about this dog or in adopting her, please click here to email her foster parent. If you are unable to send an email to the foster parent through the link included above, please contact us and let us know what kitty you're interested in. You may also fill out our adoption questionnaire to speed up the screening process. Be sure to name the cat in the CAT PREFERENCE field at the beginning of the questionnaire. If the above links aren't live, our contact form and questionnaire are available on our website at www.kittenrescue.org. For our fees and adoption policies and procedures, please click here.
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    • Dachshund-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Los Angeles, CA, USA

      Waldo & Elli...

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      Breed: Dachshund-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie / Dachshund / Mixed (medium coat). DOB: 2010 Ellie is such a well adjusted and loving little girl. She loves to be cuddled and go for walks and play outside. She loves her little “significant other” Waldo. Neither of them had a problem coming into a new home environment when their mommy was hospitalized and could no longer care for them. Ellie loves all people dogs cats and kids. Waldo loves to play ball and loves kids dogs and cats. These two sweethearts need a new home as their owner is terminally ill and had no choice but to return them to us. Please give them a new home together. If you are interested in learning more about these dogs or in adopting them, please click here to email their foster parent or call 818 317-6191, If you are unable to send an email to the foster parent through the link included above, please contact us and let us know what kitty you're interested in. You may also fill out our adoption questionnaire to speed up the screening process. Be sure to name the cat in the CAT PREFERENCE field at the beginning of the questionnaire. If the above links aren't live, our contact form and questionnaire are available on our website at www.kittenrescue.org. For our fees and adoption policies and procedures, please click here.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Los Angeles, CA, USA

      Malcolm

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: West Highland White Terrier Westie / Poodle (unknown type) / Mixed (medium coat). Age: ~12-13 years old Weight: 16.5 lbs We rescued Malcolm during a trip to a city shelter to get some cats. We don't really know his origin story, other than that he was covered in mats, underweight and hadn't been neutered. He is showing some signs of a life well lived: he's deaf, partially blind due to cataracts, arthritic, and has luxating patellas. None of that seems to impact him though and he is fine on short walks and so long as he doesn't have to climb stairs, he gets around well and has a cute little bouncy prancing signature move that always brings the house down. Malcolm gets along fine with cats and dogs. He lives in our kitten nursery and has pretty constant interaction with cats of all ages and sizes. He's a really sweet and pretty low key boy who just wants a place to relax and hang out in his retirement. One word on his breed: we don't really know what he is. Every person we ask gives us a slightly different guess, including Westie, Poodle, Maltese, Bichon, Dandie Dinmont, Tibetan terrier, Havanese, Cavapoo, Maltiepoo, Cockerpoo and every other variety of poo you can think of. In the end, it shouldn't really matter - he's a small, awesome dude and we are fine leaving his genetic makeup to the eye of the beholder. If you're interested in meeting Malcolm or have any questions about him, please visit our website at www.kittenrescue.org and send us an email through the "Contact" form. You may also request our dog adoption questionnaire that way. If you are unable to send an email to the foster parent through the link included above, please contact us and let us know what kitty you're interested in. You may also fill out our adoption questionnaire to speed up the screening process. Be sure to name the cat in the CAT PREFERENCE field at the beginning of the questionnaire. If the above links aren't live, our contact form and questionnaire are available on our website at www.kittenrescue.org. For our fees and adoption policies and procedures, please click here.
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    • Italian Greyhuahua Dog For Adoption in Los Angeles, CA, USA

      Cisco

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      Breed: Italian Greyhuahua
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Italian Greyhound / Mixed (short coat). DOB: 3/5/08 Hi, I'm Cisco, a handsome little 9 pound chihuahua mix - perhaps with a little Italian Greyhound! I am tall and lean, run like the wind, and am a confident guy that loves other dogs. For the first couple years of my life, I lived with a homeless man who did his best to take care of me but when he was hit by a car, I was left to fend for myself until Kitten Rescue took me in. I am so grateful for all the good food, toys, cozy sweatshirts, that I cuddle with my foster mom, lean my head into her and thoroughly enjoy the attention. I would love a home with a yard and a doggie pal, where I can get lots of attention. I would be an excellent companion for hikes and long walks -- I love walks more than just about anything else. If you are interested in learning more about Cisco or in adopting him, please click here to email his foster parent. If you are unable to send an email to the foster parent through the link included above, please contact us and let us know what kitty you're interested in. You may also fill out our adoption questionnaire to speed up the screening process. Be sure to name the cat in the CAT PREFERENCE field at the beginning of the questionnaire. If the above links aren't live, our contact form and questionnaire are available on our website at www.kittenrescue.org. For our fees and adoption policies and procedures, please click here.
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    • German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Los Angeles, CA, USA

      Cricket

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog / Rottweiler (short coat). DOB: 2/4/10 Cricket was rescued when she was just one day old from the Orange County shelter. She was dropped there with her three surviving siblings; her mom, a Rottweiler, rejected the litter and the owner wouldn't take care of them. Fortunately she was rescued quickly and bottle raised, and has been around dogs, cats and people her entire life! Cricket is an EXTREMELY EXUBERANT girl. I wrote that in all caps because I can't overstate how high energy she is. This is a dog that wants to go for walks, runs, hikes and whatever else you can do to keep her moving. She is super playful and loves all sorts of toys, balls and the usual dog things. She's currently living in a home with four other dogs and is always trying to play with them. And if the dogs aren't responding, she'll try to play with the resident cats. Which, from the cats' perspective, is not always welcome - but she certainly means no harm. Cricket does occasionally enjoy some down time, and that's when she gets very cuddly and kissy, with people, cats or dogs. She's crate trained and perfectly housebroken. Sure, she does occasional dumb dog things, but that goes with the territory. Cricket is not a dog that should be left to her own devices. Perhaps when she's older and more stable that would be possible, but with her age and exuberance she needs to have strict boundaries set and kept for her. She definitely responds very well to training, but as experienced dog people know, training is a continuing endeavor, and Cricket certainly needs to be in a home where this is an ongoing thing. One very endearing thing about Cricket is her ears. The bases are firm but the tips are very floppy. Sometimes they are both flopped forward, sometimes back, and sometimes one goes each way. Everyone who meets her sees those ears and giggles, and they really are something to behold. It's like they have personalities of their own. If you are interested in meeting this sweet girl, please click here to email her foster dad. If you are unable to send an email to the foster parent through the link included above, please contact us and let us know what kitty you're interested in. You may also fill out our adoption questionnaire to speed up the screening process. Be sure to name the cat in the CAT PREFERENCE field at the beginning of the questionnaire. If the above links aren't live, our contact form and questionnaire are available on our website at www.kittenrescue.org. For our fees and adoption policies and procedures, please click here.
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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Los Angeles, CA, USA

      Mimi

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat). DOB: 7/2/06 Hi! I'm Mimi, it's very nice to meet you. Thank you for considering giving me a second chance. My first humans surrendered me at the shelter when I turned 10. I was heartbroken, my teeth were rotten and hurting me terribly, but I kept a good attitude and after a month at the shelter, Kitten Rescue started fostering me. I got the medical care I needed and now I feel like a new dog! I love cuddling on laps (I'll cuddle on the laps of strangers just a few minutes after meeting them), sleeping in (don't expect me to voluntarily get up before 8am!), and taking walks around the neighborhood where I can tell all my doggie friends how big and fierce I am! (Barking at other dogs makes me very happy, but I do settle down after a few minutes.) I enjoy riding in the car and going on little adventures, as long as it doesn't take away from my napping schedule too much. I'm crate trained and "go to bed" automatically in the evenings. I actually prefer my crate as it protects me from the curious cats that roam the house. At night my foster mom wraps me up in my blanket and I snuggle down in my bed without even my nose sticking out! My foster home includes three cats and four kittens. None of them had ever met a dog before and because I ignored them, we all settled in together easily and quickly. As long as they aren't trying to steal my food or ambushing me while I sleep, I leave them alone. When they do sneak up on me, I will bark at them. I'm just 9 pounds, they are 12 and I have few teeth, so barking is all I can do! The kittens are incorrigible, but I've been trying to teach them not to bug me. It takes time and patience. I think I would prefer a home with an older cat or cats who would leave me alone, but I could handle training a few kittens too. I've met a few young children and they seem fine. I let them pet me, but generally I'm not too interested in them. I may warm up to them, given some time. The vet says I'm very healthy. I will likely need to have further dental work as I age, as most small dogs do. I have common problems with my knees (due to poor breeding) that may eventually cause me some stiffness or arthritis, so I take supplements everyday. It doesn't slow me down in the least though, I will go for a walk any day! Chihuahuas will live into their 20's, so, I have many more years and much more love to give. I come spayed, microchipped, dewormed, defleaed, vaccinated, and current on all medical issues. If you are interested in learning more about Mimi or in adopting her, please click here to email her foster parent. If you are unable to send an email to the foster parent through the link included above, please contact us and let us know what kitty you're interested in. You may also fill out our adoption questionnaire to speed up the screening process. Be sure to name the cat in the CAT PREFERENCE field at the beginning of the questionnaire. If the above links aren't live, our contact form and questionnaire are available on our website at www.kittenrescue.org. For our fees and adoption policies and procedures, please click here.
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