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Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Pacific Grove, CA, USA

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Organization Name: Peace of Mind Dog Rescue
Location: Pacific Grove, CA
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Breed: Chihuahua
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

Scooter Chi

Age: Adult
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 10/22/2016
Location: Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Tags: Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Pacific Grove, CA, USA
Physical Attributes
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs No
OK with Cats Yes
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Chihuahua. Scooter is a 9-year-old, 10-pound Chihuahua mix. The first piece of feedback we received about him from one of our volunteers was, "Scooter should be called 'HAPPY'." He is exactly that! This adorable little dude has a great personality and loves to go for walks. You'll have a blast following his little wagging tail around your neighborhood as he sniffs everything and makes lots of friends - especially of the small dog variety. He is a graduate of the UnChained program, which matches at risk youth with shelter dogs who can benefit from training to help make them more adoptable. Scooter learned a lot in this program - he knows sit, stay, down, come and can even do a bit of agility! He matches his energy to yours. Since he will want to follow you from room to room, you'll set the pace for Scooter's day. When you leave, he might make a little noise to let you know he's ready for your return. So why not take him with you? He loves riding in the car and wants to be close to you. Even at night... In fact, he'd really like it if you let him not only sleep on the bed, but actually in it. Scooter is a burrower who prefers sleeping halfway down the bed with his head facing toward the foot. Maybe so he can be comforted that you're nearby and not leaving him. Scooter has skin allergies which are alleviated by monthly injections. Scooter came to POMDR after being surrendered to a local shelter when his guardian could no longer care for him.

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.
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  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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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Pacific Grove, CA, USA

      Marley Chi

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed. Breed: Small mixed breed Age: 5 years Weight: 11 pounds Gender: Male Marley is a lover of cuddles, play-wrestling, and attention. He is sure to put a smile on your face with his animated personality and all of his cute antics he does to get some love. He gets along well with dogs of all sizes. He does well on leash and enjoys car rides. He is a great dog to have around the house, keeping you company as you go about your day. If you love small dogs with big personalities, then Marley could be the canine for you. Marley came to us from Santa Cruz County Animal Services after being surrendered by his guardian.
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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Pacific Grove, CA, USA

      Little Bit

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed. Breed: Small Mixed Breed Age: 8 years Weight: 9 pounds Gender: Female This adorable girl is oh-so-friendly with people she gets to know and will roll over to have her tummy rubbed by willing hands. She's very easy to handle and rides quietly in the car. She is improving on leash but still wants to go faster than her leader. She has a moderate energy level and stays calm, even when there are rambunctious dogs around. She's very sweet and in comfortable situation will play with other pups. Little Bit will follow you around and she displays the most expressive eyes, that melt your heart. She is great at napping near you as you go about your day. She is a quiet dog but does alert you when someone is coming. She doesn't cry when left alone and isn't destructive. Little Bit, known by her foster as "Lovey", came to us from Monterey County Animal Services.
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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Pacific Grove, CA, USA

      Walter White...

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed. Breed: Chihuahua Mix Age: 6 years Weight: 10 pounds Gender: Male Walter can be a bit reserved when first meeting you, but a few head scratches later and he's all yours. This little guy isn't clingy, though. He wants to spend his days near you, but he doesn't have to be sitting on your lap the entire time. Great news for people who like to avoid a dusting of dog hair on their pants. He is an active, alert doggie who enjoys going on walks and saying hello to other dogs. Walter quickly warms up to strangers, but he doesn't always enjoy the energy level (and volume) of young children. He's used to a more laid back scene. Before coming to POMDR, he was the gentle companion of a senior who has since passed away. Walter sleeps quietly in a crate at night and does just fine roaming free during the day. He shares his toys, but he likes to keep his food to himself. If there's a cat in the vicinity, Walter thinks it's great fun to run after it. He's a smart cookie who's currently learning better manners and catching on quickly. Walter will thrive in a relaxed environment with someone looking for a fun, four-legged friend to take on walks and love on.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Pacific Grove, CA, USA

      Dolly Terrie...

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed. Breed: Terrier Mix Age: 8 years Weight: 8 pounds Gender: Female This cute girl is friendly and playful and has seriously stolen the heart of every person she's met! From shelter to vet staffers, people are head over heels for her. She is sweet as can be with lots of energy and loves treats. Dolly also knows how to be mellow while you're working or watching TV, so she will make someone a lovely BFF. Dolly does well with other dogs and passed her evaluation, but has started to show some leash reactivity when out in public. She made quick progress with a trainer who used treats to curb this behavior, but needs someone who can continue that process. Dolly came to us from from Monterey County Animal Services after being picked up as a stray.
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    • Bologna - Chihuahua Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 08/11/2017

      Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Pacific Grove, CA, USA

      Bologna

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua. Breed: Chihuahua Age: 6 years Weight: 7 pounds Gender: Male Bologna is a great companion, whether you're a senior who sticks close to home or a young family who's always on the go. He has a contagious love for life and an enviable carefree personality. He is loyal and affectionate and still has a lot of puppy-like enthusiasm for adventure! In his current forest home, he gets along great with both dogs and cats. He is also a star among the neighborhood kids who love to pet him and help walk him. They can't get enough of him, and he is always quite the gentleman. He loves going on adventures, particularly long walks and hikes. Whether it's up trails at a park or around the various pet-friendly shopping centers in the area, he loves going out and seeing the world. He also loves the car rides that get you there! At home, he is adorable because he likes to be in the same room as you. If you move to another room, he loyally follows if he senses you're not coming back after a few minutes. He also looks for any excuse to cuddle up and nap on or next to you. He is crate-trained and walks great on a leash. He even behaves while you're gone, which means he's a breeze to take care of. When you get home, he's there at the door with a big smile on his little face. Sadly, both of Bologna's guardians passed away. A family member gave him to a loving couple who offered to help him find his forever family and they reached out to POMDR for help. He just cannot wait to find a forever home that will love him as much as he loves them.
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    • Pominese Dog For Adoption in Pacific Grove, CA, USA

      Sampson Pom

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      Breed: Pominese
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pekingese / Pomeranian / Mixed. Sampson and Goliath are brothers, and we'd love to keep them together. These guys are friendly and playful with everybody they meet - people, kids and dogs alike! We've nicknamed them "Copy and Paste." They even approach kitties with a gentle curiosity and would be fine with them in their future family. They're very good dogs who are both house-trained and crate-trained. Sampson is the "nurturer" of the two and is constantly taking care of his brother's hygiene by cleaning his face and ears. Goliath is the adventurous one who would prefer to be exploring your house and checking your floor for crumbs. Can't you just see yourself walking these two cuties down your street as a happy little family? They are great on leash and enjoy going for short walks. They're precious, sweet and will keep you laughing. Goliath has degenerative disease in his back and it is touch and go some days. He may eventually be completely paralyzed. We have been managing his condition with medication and mobility restriction and that helps. He is very attached to his brother, Sampson, who is being treated for heart disease. He takes daily medication which runs approximately $150 per month and he needs an ECG and radiographs every 4-6 months. They are being fostered by a veterinary ICU nurse so are in very good hands. They do both have a lot going on, so need to go to a home willing to see them through their medical needs and the related expenses. medications. Sampson and Goliath have been loved dogs their whole life, but their guardian's property is under new management and they are adamant that they can no longer have dogs. They've made the hard decision to re-home these sweet boys.
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    • Pominese Dog For Adoption in Pacific Grove, CA, USA

      Goliath

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      Breed: Pominese
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pekingese / Pomeranian / Mixed. Breed: Pomeranian, Pomeranian Age: 8 years, 8 years Weight: 15 pounds, 15 pounds Gender: Male, Male Sampson and Goliath are brothers, and we'd love to keep them together. These guys are friendly and playful with everybody they meet - people, kids and dogs alike! We've nicknamed them "Copy and Paste." They even approach kitties with a gentle curiosity and would be fine with them in their future family. They're very good dogs who are both house-trained and crate-trained. Sampson is the "nurturer" of the two and is constantly taking care of his brother's hygiene by cleaning his face and ears. Goliath is the adventurous one who would prefer to be exploring your house and checking your floor for crumbs. Can't you just see yourself walking these two cuties down your street as a happy little family? They are great on leash and enjoy going for short walks. They're precious, sweet and will keep you laughing. Goliath has degenerative disease in his back and it is touch and go some days. He may eventually be completely paralyzed. We have been managing his condition with medication and mobility restriction and that helps. He is very attached to his brother, Sampson, who is being treated for heart disease. He takes daily medication which runs approximately $150 per month and he needs an ECG and radiographs every 4-6 months. They are being fostered by a veterinary ICU nurse so are in very good hands. They do both have a lot going on, so need to go to a home willing to see them through their medical needs and the related expenses. medications. Sampson and Goliath have been loved dogs their whole life, but their guardian's property is under new management and they are adamant that they can no longer have dogs. They've made the hard decision to re-home these sweet boys.
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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Pacific Grove, CA, USA

      Maeby

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed. Maeby is a 7 pound, 7-year-old Chihuahua mix. She's a bit shy with new people, but warms up quickly. She will walk up very slowly to a new person, but then allows them to pet her, and in turn she gives them kisses. She does the same with children. Maeby can walk happily for miles, but at home she's very mellow, spending much of her time napping or sitting in laps. She gets along very well with the other dogs in her foster home, and they play together nicely. Maeby enjoys just hanging out, too, preferably with a "knee cap" to chew on!. Maeby overcame some initial nervousness with the household cats to the point where she now ignores them unless they are too persistent about pestering her. Maeby is fine meeting new dogs unless they are too rambunctious, in which case she worries. She walks very well on a leash in familiar places. In new or very busy places she can get spooked and try to pull somewhere that looks safe. Her foster family is working on this. When you have to go out without Maeby, she does fine with free roam inside the house and access to a doggie door so that she may go outside into the yard whenever she wishes. Being confined seems to stress her a bit. Maeby rarely barks, and usually will bark only once if she does feel the need. Maeby's foster mom reports: "Maeby's best trait is how affectionate she is. She constantly dotes on her people. She is also the best cuddle buddy anyone could ask for. She loves bed time and will fall asleep in your arms, right next to your head (she has her own pillow), or under the covers if you'll let her!" Maeby originally came to us from the Watsonville Shelter. She was adopted by a loving family several months ago, but one of their dogs is afraid of Maeby so we are looking for a new home for her.
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    • Miniature Pinscher-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Pacific Grove, CA, USA

      Marlon

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      Breed: Miniature Pinscher-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Miniature Pinscher / Mixed. Breed: Miniature Pinscher Age: 8 years Weight: 8 pounds Gender: Male This adorable fellow likes to experience the world through his nose. He sniffs everything in his path on walks, including other dogs and the people he meets. Whether he's around strangers or friends, Marlon lives for just a little bit of attention. He blisses out on head and butt scratches and loves to curl up in a friendly lap. Same goes for car rides - if your lap is available, he's happy to keep it warm. Though Marlon is a wiggles-and-wags kind of guy, he was overlooked at the shelter for several months. After getting to know him and his gentle, loving disposition, we just can't understand why. But we definitely can see his potential to be an awesome new member of your family! Marlon gets along great with other dogs and cats and anyone who'll give him love. He relaxes in his crate at night or when you're gone and loves being by your side during the day. He's getting a refresher course on housetraining and so far doing great. Marlon is going to make someone a loving companion and fun partner for getting out and exploring the world. Marlon came to us from Salinas Animal Services after being picked up as a stray.
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    • Chiweenie Dog For Adoption in Pacific Grove, CA, USA

      Phoebe

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      Breed: Chiweenie
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Dachshund / Chihuahua / Mixed. Breed: Dachshund/Chihuahua mix Age: 1 year Weight: 6 pounds Gender: Female Phoebe is a special needs sweetheart looking for the perfect adopter. She suffered a spinal injury before arriving at San Jose Animal Services, and a good samaritan knew she deserved a second chance. Phoebe is recovering nicely from spinal surgery, with a possibility of eventually regaining some ability to walk. The vet says that she is making excellent progress and has hopes she will be able to walk someday, but she is still on crate rest for a few weeks. Phoebe has a darling, silly personality and is NOT shy! She loves toys and giving kisses. She is outgoing with people and nonchalant about meeting other dogs. She is good at riding in the car. Her foster mama says she is an "overall great dog" who just needs extra TLC because of her back injury. Do you have room in your heart for this babe?
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