Marty (Available Soon)

Chihuahua Mix - Adult - Male
On Hold Small Mix Dog FriendlyMicrochippedNo ChildrenSpayed / NeuteredSpecial NeedsVaccinated

5-7 years
6.5 pounds

Donations Appreciated

Marty is the coolest little fox …oops, we mean Chihuahua mix! Don’t be surprised if someone mistakes this little guy for a fox, though — he looks just like one! He is fun and friendly and loves to chill out with his human and doggie friends. He loves people as well as other dogs!

Marty has been great with other dogs so far! Because he gets lonely when his humans leave the house, another small dog is required in Marty’s new home.

Marty is not destructive and is pretty good about either going potty outside or using potty pads. He doesn’t shed much at all and appreciates being welcomed onto furniture, but also loves to lounge on dog beds.

Marty is great on a leash and does best when walked with a harness. He hasn’t figured out toys yet, but is interested in them. He is also order quiet unless he has a good reason to bark such as someone at the door or walkies time.

Marty really is a wonderful dog, but he does come with one known drawback — he fancies himself an explorer. You see, Marty was found as a stray and it seems that he may have been for some time. We do think that he lived in a home at some time in the past, but all efforts to locate an owner proved unsuccessful. Now Marty loves living the good life in a foster home, but his time on the street taught him to be quite the skilled escape artist; therefore, Marty’s new home will need to take measures to ensure that he does not become lost again. Any fence will need to be very secure, and he cannot be let outside unsupervised. Also, we recommend a GPS pet tracker or, at a minimum, an item locator such as a Tile. Marty doesn’t try to constantly escape, but he just needs a little extra protection since he doesn’t quite understand that the world is not his playground yet.

Marty also must be fed with a slow feeder bowl because he tends to eat his food much too quickly. This is likely due to his time on the street when he did not have enough to eat.

One more thing… We have recently discovered that Marty occasionally has very mild seizures. He has been seen by a vet, and he does not need to go on medication at this time. If the seizures worsen, he may need medication in the future, but right now the vet is not worried. In fact, he has been declared a very healthy little pup!

Please note that Marty cannot be adopted to a home with young children.

If you are interested in adopting Marty, please fill out an adoption application. If you have any questions, please email

Marty’s adoption fee of $250.00 includes his Vet exam, basic vaccines, flea treatment, fecal test, heart worm test, monthly preventative, neuter, microchip, and teeth cleaning.

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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.