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Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Sandy, OR, USA


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Date Listed: 08/13/2016
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Breed: Chihuahua
Gender: Female Female


Age: Adult
Color/Markings: White with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 08/13/2016
Location: Sandy, OR, 97055
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Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Sandy, OR, USA

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

Posted Breed: Chihuahua (short coat). I am Carson, a handsome extremely lucky Chihuahua. My first four years were rough in California…I had a different name and a close friend named Teddy. We both loved each other and were best friends. This was a very good thing because we were often not fed and neglected. One day those people took us to a ravine and dumped us. Lucky for us we used our big voices and people heard us. I have pictures of our rescue and off we went to a shelter. Teddy got adopted right away and I was alone. I did not like the shelter and would curl in a ball. The loud noises and with my friend being gone I had no one. Lucky for me, I ended up in a foster home sponsored by My Way Home Dog rescue. I got fed twice a day….I got petted and cuddled and loved by PEOPLE…it was the most amazing thing. I am able to eat all my food, have water, get attention and this allows my finer features to come out. I am handsome and like to be the boss. I love to cuddle and can walk on a leash. I would do better with another dog and not lots of hustle and bustle. I like laps and when you lay down I can share your pillow. I also would find the crook of your elbow a wonderful place to lie. Covers are a must because there is nothing better than being warm. I am looking for a home and people who will take care of me…I will love you back in a big way…you see I may be a Chihuahua but I have the heart of a lion! I am up to date on all of my vaccinations, neutered, and microchipped. My adoption fee is $250. If you would like to meet me, please email for an application or visit our website to download one! My Way Home adopts in the Portland metro area only.


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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