Chachi

Chihuahua Mix - Terrier Mix - Baby - Female
Adoptable Small Dog FriendlyMicrochippedSpayed / NeuteredVaccinated

5 months old (as of 05/24/18)
5.2 pounds (as of 03/09/18)

Chachi came into the rescue with her two sisters, Chula and Charro, and brother, Papi, around 4 weeks old and all under 1 lb. Since then, they’ve been in extreme foster care and are thriving.
They had a Mom and another sibling who were unfortunate during the cold spell and both passed over the rainbow bridge.

Chachi likes human affection and craves and demands it at times as she has found her voice and will cry or howl to be in a lap rather than the pen. We’ve worked hard on not picking her up on her terms but rather ours, and she’s doing great. She has been pen-trained with reusable puppy pads, so will need to be house trained by whomever adopts her. Crate training would be best.

She’s very smart and listens to basic commands such as in the bed, drop it, and don’t bite. Consistency and firmness is going to be key with training, and she shows signs that she would be great on her own or with a sibling.

Chachi is a bit shy with new people and needs time to become comfortable. Once she’s found that comfort, she’s good and will give kisses constantly. She is definitely a follower and not a leader of the pack with her siblings. She loves to play with her siblings and other several other foster dogs, but is quite the observer before she goes all in. She likes toys, but will always choose a lap over toys. She will eagerly go to any person, male or female, but seems to prefer females — not sure why!

We do not know about cats or children, but due to her small size, no children under 7 years of age.

She travels crated very well, but has never been harnessed or leashed so that will need to be started as well.

We are seeking a stay at home, work from home, or retired family as she is still very young and requires constant attention and supervision to continue to thrive and reach her full potential.

Austin area adoptions only.

To apply for adoption, please fill out our form. Contact applytoadopt@gmail.com for additional questions.

Chachi’s adoption fee of $300 includes her Vet exam, age appropriate vaccinations, worming, flea treatment, monthly heart worm prevention, spay, and microchip.

Please note that we will not adopt puppies under 6 months of age to apartments or homes without a safely fenced private yard due to their incomplete immunization. We require that they go to a home where someone will be home much of the time for training and with no children under 5 years of age due to a puppy’s sharp teeth. Also, no homes with pools unless they are securely fenced.

Please be aware that we rarely have information about cat compatibility, as most of our foster homes don’t have cats. Adoption decisions are based on the best overall match and not done on a first-come-first-serve basis.