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Estimated Birthday April 1,
George Clooney is a precious boy with big brown eyes. He is
very social and affectionate with people but is able to play rough and tumble
with the other small dogs in his foster home. He is already using piddle pads,
but will need further house training. He and two Chihuahua puppies were dropped
off at the entry gate of the local flea market. A senior woman took him home,
but after a few days realized she could not keep up with a puppy as she has two
knee replacements, a hip replacement, and just had eye surgery, so asked us to
find him the perfect home.
We don’t know how big he will get, but he weighed two and a
half pounds at two months. Most likely he is a blend of two small breeds,
perhaps ShihTzu and Chihuahua. His coat is already long and fluffy, so he will
need grooming every six to eight weeks when he is mature.
Georgie will have the full series of puppy shots, rabies
vaccination, be neutered, microchipped and on monthly heartworm prevention
before he is adopted at five to six months - after he has all of his adult
We anticipate a lot of applications for this precious
boy. Please note, we do not adopt our tiny dogs and puppies to homes with:
children under school age, large rambunctious dogs, or families that cannot
tolerate dog hair and muddy paw prints. We are accepting applications for a
foster-to-adopt home for Georgie. The adoption will be completed after he is
current on all of his medical care.
"Hi! I'm Honey! I'm told I'm a 3-5
year old piebald longhair standard dachshund, but people just call me beautiful!
I can be a girly girl sometimes, but I'm just as happy to go play in the dirt
with a little human as I am having a spa day. Even though I ended up in a scary
place called the shelter, I still love people of all ages and sizes! I also love
my furry friends as well, even the kitty cats don't bother me one little bit. I
have learned that I'm only supposed to go potty outside, I love taking walks and
as a lady, I have magnificent manners. My favorite things to do are play with my
foster siblings and snuggle up with my humans and watch a movie.
Oh, and I love belly rubs and cheese!
My new foster mama says I'm overweight and doesn't give
me many treats but I still love her and follow her everywhere. Even though I
love my foster home, I would really love to find my furever home. Since I have a
long delicate back, I will need a home with older children who will be careful
with me and who will love me as I will love them! I would also love a home where
I can have another doggy friend to play with when my humans are busy."
Please call 869-2397 for more information and contact numbers for Honey.
Application available on our website or by email request:
ADOPTION FEE: $250
Estimated Birthday: February 24, 2012
It was a tough time adjusting for this sweet boy. Skipper
was found abandoned in a wire cage, with his little buddy Gilligan, on the side
of the road in El Cerro Mission. Very underweight with a respiratory infection
it took a couple of weeks for us see his full potential. What a lover boy!!!
He is still a little nervous, most likely he isn’t used to
having a calm, quiet and warm home. But he is quickly getting used to attention
and lots of high quality food.
In his photo, taken after two weeks in quarantine, he is a
bit underweight at just a hair over six pounds. His healthy weight should be
about seven pounds. Skipper is great with the other dogs in his foster home. He
is learning to use the dog door and is crate trained. With a little time and
attention he will be a wonderful addition to a loving family.
Skipper is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped on
heartworm preventative, and a sweetheart looking for a family that appreciates a
small dog with a big heart and lots of love to give.
ADOPTION FEE $150
Estimated Birthday August 24, 2012
Gilligan was found in the early morning of February in a
wire cage with another Chihuahua on the side of a road in El Cerro Mission. In
below freezing weather the two of them huddled together without a blanket, food
or water. We took them straight to the veterinary clinic to be examined and
quarantined. Gilligan had an old injury to his left front leg and could only
drag it so he had abrasions on the top of the knuckle and another on his paw.
The nerves were not going to regenerate so the kindest thing was to amputate his
leg. The incision will heal smoothly and he will regrow his coat within a few
He has already put on some weight and is very content in
his foster home. He is learning to walk on a leash,
potty outside and respect the household cats. We anticipate that he will
quickly adjust to having three legs as the fourth was useless anyway. Gilligan
likes to share his foster moms bed for afternoon naps, but is adjusting to being
in a crate at night. Since he and Skipper were abandoned we don’t have any
background on them. We will have to see how they do with men and children, but
Gilligan gets along with the senior Heeler in the home. Fortunately he is a
sweet boy that knows he has had a turn of good luck and is looking forward to a
loving new home.
Gilligan is now neutered, current on vaccinations, tested negative for heartworm
and three tick borne diseases and microchipped.
ADOPTION FEE $150
Estimated Birthday: November
His nickname is Widget, official name Frijole Negro. Our
little black bean has special needs. Widget has hydrocephalus, commonly called
water on the brain. He is special in every way. Happy, loves hugs, is a wild
child with energy to burn.
We will consider fostering him in a home that has
experience with special needs dogs and can give him the safe and loving care he
needs. Little Widget is a grand little pup. He is likely to weigh about five
pounds when fully grown.
In the meantime, if you would like to make a donation to
help cover his care please send your donation to:
P.O. Box 1285
Peralta, New Mexico 87042
ADOPTION FEE: The perfect home
Estimated Birthday: April 10, 2007
Zoey is an absolute love with people! Unfortunately,
because she did not do well with another dog in the household, she was
surrendered by her owners. She
probably would be best suited in an only dog home or with an experienced dog
owner that can spend the time to socializer her in a safe environment.
This beautiful girl is being fostered by a veterinarian so
has been given the best of care. Spayed, vaccinated and tested negative for
heartworm, three tick borne diseases, and had surgery for a torn cruciate in her
left knee. (Perhaps her injured knee caused enough pain to lash out at the other
Zoey has one of the best kidney bean dances we’ve seen,
loves to play, go for walks, and give sloppy Boxer kisses. She is fine around
children and minds “fairly well.” This lovely dog needs a new start and a loving
ADOPTION FEE $150
Estimated Birthday March 5, 2011
Is this little guy too cute or what?! He loves hugs and
freely gives kisses. He was found as a stray with his best buddy Killian.
Weighing just under seven pounds of sweetness, Finnegan will make a huge
addition to a family that wants to share their life with a little cuddle bug.
Finnegan gets along well with other small dogs and cats. He would prefer to
live in a home with adults and Chihuahua friendly children. He is current on all
vaccinations, is on monthly heartworm preventative, neutered and micro chipped.
All you need to add is love.
ADOPTION FEE: $150
Estimated Birthday: March 5, 2010
How could you not fall in love with this little boy? He
looks so much like our first rescue Chihuahua, Jesse James, 16 years ago. His
rough coat from poor nutrition and huge worried eyes, not knowing what the
future holds. Our Jesse James ended up as a foster failure. Couldn’t let him go
once he trusted us and gave more than we gave him.
Killian is going to be a little heart beat when he finds
his special family. He will be best suited in a home with someone that
understands that the little ones require lots of pillows, warm blankets and a
very soft heart. He is current on all vaccinations, is on monthly heartworm
preventative, neutered and micro chipped. Be prepared, Killian is going to steal
ADOPTION FEE $150
Wiley Adoption in Process
Estimated Birthday: February 15, 2012
A picture is worth a thousand words. Wiley is a gorgeous
longhair Chihuahua. It is that simple. But, in addition he has a lovely
personality to go with his glorious face and coat. Just under twelve pounds (a
lot of that is his unique blue and cream coat) he is solidly built so romping
with larger dogs and long walks will be just up his alley.
Wiley has a few tricks that endear him: one - he smiles
when he is happy and two - he dances on his hind legs and paws the air with his
front feet. A third trick is how he can wiggle into your heart and pushes his
muzzle under your hand to give him extra pets. Can you imagine coming home to
those incredible eyes looking at you with anticipation of a snuggle and a snack
while you relax with this sweet baby boy.
Wiley is neutered, microchipped, current on vaccinations
and on heartworm preventative.
ADOPTION FEE $300
Estimated Birthday: April 14 2012
An unbelievably attentive and agile little guy that
adores people, Samuel Adams “Sammy” is an incredible Miniature Pinscher mix with
natural ears and tail. At just
under 9 pounds this sweet guy will climb a ten foot wire fence - not to get away
but to get to you! He is fabulous with the other foster dogs, but prefers the
company of people; men, women, and children. His sleek coat is low maintenance,
his size is super portable and his attitude is endearing.
Because he is athletic and has high energy he will do best
in an active home. He wants so much to please he should do well in obedience and
possibly agility course work. Besides that he is just plain adorable! He will
only be placed in a home with high, solid walls like wood, adobe or cinder
Sammy has been neutered, microchipped, is current on
vaccinations, on heartworm preventative and uses a dog door. This little boy is
five star rated as a companion by his foster family.
Estimated Birthday January 28, 2007
Prince Charming is a very happy, sweet, energetic and
playful boy. He is submissive to other dogs and often tries to initiate play
with them. Because he is blind in one eye he does not have good depth perception
and will accidentally nip fingers when given a treat and is easily startled if
approached from his blind side.
Affectionate with his foster mom, also known as staff,
Prince likes to meet strangers, but in keeping with his royal heritage has
reservations about what he considers appropriate touching (gentle rear end
grooming is OK but not invited). Prince would do best with an experienced dog
owner and would appreciate a family that can share quiet times together.
ADOPTION FEE $150
Birthday August 22, 2013
As lovely and delicate as an orchid, our lovely Milah is
sensitive and sincere. She and her sister Maya play and rough house together
with the other smallest dogs in the foster home. She is such a tender and sweet
little girl she will need a quiet, all adult home.
She may do well in a home with larger senior dogs and or cats but it will
take a while for her to get accustom to them.
Milah is a bit chubby at four pounds so she is too fragile
for rambunctious dogs or children. She needs a tranquil home to flourish. On the
other hand, she has a wild streak when she gets one on one attention.
Milah will be current on vaccinations, microchipped and
on monthly heartworm preventative after she is spayed in late March.
Birthday August 22, 2013
What a delightful little dog! One of three puppies born
to Mercedes while she was in our rescue. She is the biggest weighing a whopping
5.2 pounds. She and her sister Milah wrestle and play mouthy games, run laps
around the back yard and love soaking up the sun. She is a confident little
girl, first to learn the dog door and eager for attention.
She would love to join a family that will shower her
with love and attention. Great with the other smallest dogs in her foster home,
but we have not introduced her to big dogs or cats, though we think she will be
fine with them if they are not too pushy. She is good with men, women and
strangers but may be a bit timid with active children.
Maya is current on vaccinations, spayed, microchipped
and on monthly heartworm preventative.
Lobo Adoption in Process
Birthday April 22, 2005
Good heavens, just look at this sweet little face! Lobo
is a darling little Pomeranian boy with a happy go lucky attitude. He adapted
well to the other dogs and the cats in his foster home. He loves to be cuddled
and practically purrs when he gets tummy and neck rubs. Though he has a
deformity in his left hip and the knee cap is luxated, it doesn’t slow him down.
To him, life is all good.
He has a level three heart murmur, but that is because
his heart is so full of joy. Lobo is a sweet little guy, weighing about eight
pounds. He was released by his owner because of her health issues. He would love
nothing more than to become a member of a family that has some good golden years
to share with grand little dog.
ADOPTION FEE $100
Baby Bear Adoption in Process
Estimated Birthday February 14, 2013
We think the little wire coat Chihuahua mixes are just
too sweet. Baby Bear is a tiny six pound little girl with a champagne color and
apricot ears. Her huge eyes and tiny nose make her so cute. Just over a year old
she is using piddle pads and potties when you ask her to go outside.
Baby Bear gets very attached to “her” person and loves
to snuggle with that person but is timid with others. She needs a home that can
support her need for a very close relationship with her chosen one. A family
that is willing to allow her space and not demand she share her affection with
everyone would be ideal for this tenderhearted little girl. Baby Bear is
currently living in a foster home with two adults, several dogs of various sizes
and two cats.
She has been spayed, is current on all vaccinations,
microchipped and tested negative for heartworm, three tick borne diseases and on
monthly heartworm preventative.
ADOPTION FEE $100
Estimated Birthday January 11, 2008
Darling Dolly is a sweet, middle aged girl with an easy
going temperament. She weighs about ten pounds and has good, solid bones and a
lovely attitude; calm, quiet and easy to handle. But, she also loves car
rides and has been running a homemade agility course with the children in the
foster home! She will make a wonderful lapdog for an elderly home or a family
with school age children. Dolly enjoys her foster mom and children but is not
enamored with the foster dad who prefers the English Bulldog puppy house mate.
Dolly will appreciate someone who wants to go on walks
in the park and share a cosy sofa with a blanket and a cuddle. After a hard life
of multiple litters of puppies and a lack of basic care, Dolly deserves a home
with a family that wants to share a peaceful and quiet life together. Her
previous owners didn’t bother to have her HUGE hernia repaired, so our sweet
Dolly appreciates the comfort of a
loving home and enjoying a decent meal.
Dolly has been spayed and her hernia repaired, had a
dental, is vaccinated, microchipped and on monthly heartworm preventative.
ADOPTION FEE $100
Piper is a sweet little soul. She loves to cuddle
anytime, anywhere, and her stocky body is so nice to warm up with on a chilly
day! Her smooth black coat with black brindle coloring on each of her tan legs
that make her look bull legged from the back, which only adds to her cuteness!
The white on her face gives a look of an older age, but is simply frosting on
She is crate trained, house trained and is using the
doggy door at her foster family’s home. Piper gets along well with all of her
foster siblings, big and small. And, although very playful, would trade anything
to just be on your lap getting and giving love. She is a bit overweight at about
10 lbs (we are working on that).
Piper was released to us from a family with more dogs
than they can manage. She is a full sister to Sassy II, but a year older. this
lovely little girl will do in a family with school aged children or an adult
only home. Other pets should be fine, as well.
Piper has been spayed, microchipped, given core and
rabies vaccinations, was tested for heartworm and three tick borne diseases and
is on heartworm preventative.
ADOPTION FEE $1
Estimated Birthday April 14, 2012
Calista has a long, elegant neck and lovely tulip ears.
Her coat is black with flecks of pale tan above her eyes and on the edges along
her mask and legs. Her legs, tip of her tail and chest, with several spots of
black, are bright white. She has a sturdy build so will be able to keep up on
walks with her solid legs. current weight is just over eight pounds.
A bit timid with strangers on first meeting, but she is
very affectionate once she gets to know you. She gives the sweetest little
kisses. She used to roll on her back in submission, but she now will stand on
her hind legs if you pat your leg to pick her up. She is crate trained, uses a
dog door, gets along well with the other foster dogs and is quiet. Because she
is a bit timid we feel she would be best suited in a home without young children
or in a mature home without a lot of noise and activity. Calista watches
intently for your signals of what you want her to do. She desperately wants to
Calista has been spayed, is current on rabies
vaccination, core preventative shots, tested negative for three tick bourne
diseases, heartworm, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped.
ADOPTION FEE $1
Estimated Birthday: May 27, 2013
Victor has become a little firecracker! He plays with
the other foster dogs but is submissive to the dominate dog. He loves attention
and wiggles like a slippery fish to get going and play. Great with men and women
we think he will be a good buddy to school aged children and would love to find
an active home. Weighing just a tad over six pounds it would be best if he has
other active dogs close to his size or a tolerant larger dog.
Bottle fed as a tiny puppy, Victor gets along very well
with people. He has not been around cats so with his high energy level a slow
introduction to dog friendly cats would be advised. He is such a happy little
boy you cannot help but smile at his zest for life and enthusiastic antics.
Victor is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and on
heartworm preventative. All he needs is love.
ADOPTION FEE: $1
Estimated Birthday January
Prairie Flower is a rambunctious little girl who is brave
beyond her size! She weighed just over two pounds on April second, so still has
some room to grow. She is an adventurous little gal who loves to play outside
but is ready to snooze in your lap when she is worn out. She also like to be
chased by her foster siblings and is faster than anyone running along the
railroad ties in the yard.
She will be best suited to a home with calm school aged
children because of her small size. Prairie Flower is in a foster home with two
larger, but very quiet dogs. We require a home visit to make sure the fencing is
secure for a tiny dog and like to meet the two and four legged family members to
see if she will be a good fit in the home.
She has her puppy shots, is
spayed, microchipped and one year rabies vaccination. Prairie Flower and her
sister, Meadow Flower, were purchased from a backyard breeder. Our foster home
did not want to see them go to homes that are not appropriate for these little
girls. They do not have to be adopted together, but that would be sweet.
ADOPTION FEE $150 each
or $250 for both.
Estimated Birthday March 9,
On a blustery day in March this little dog was seen
marching determinedly down a street in Bosque Farms. She was obviously lost and
looking for someone or something familiar. Much to her consternation, a large dog
was following her when her good Samaritans saw her on the street. It took a bit
of coaxing and then throwing a coat over her to scoop her up and get her into
Her lovely face and sunlit coat gave Pretty Penny her name.
She has settled into her foster home with several other large and small dogs,
cats and gets along well with men and women. She is a sweet gal that prefers to
give preference to one person but will cuddle with those who are as quiet and
calm as she. Penny weighs just under nine pounds and is about four years old. We
think she will do best in a mature family without young children or a lot of
Pretty Penny has been spayed, vaccinated to prevent core
diseases, rabies and kennel cough. She has also been tested negative for three
tick borne diseases and heartworm. She is on monthly heartworm preventative and
has been microchipped.
ADOPTION FEE $150
Estimated Birthday November 3, 2012
Colorado came to us from a litter of four puppies taken
to the Valencia County shelter. The owner has released over a dozen Chihuahuas
to the shelter in the past. He doesn’t speak English so the best the shelter
staff could do is ask their age and he held up four fingers. They assumed it
meant they were four weeks old. However, he could have meant there were four
Colorado weighed just under three pounds on January 1st
last year and just under four pounds on January 15th. He weighs about 12 pounds
now. Not quite what we anticipated . . .
He is a light fawn color with tiny slip of white on his
forehead and dainty white socks. He has sturdy bone in his legs so should do
well with school aged children and larger, social dogs. He is a bit timid so
needs a quiet home that can give him a lot of one-on-one attention until he
feels safe. He is not a fear biter, just wary of people. As the largest dog in
his foster home he has become dominate, however, he loves playing tag and keep
away with the more active dogs. We think that someone with a desire for a dog
that can keep up like a big dog, but is “suitcase size” for traveling and a
smaller size home and yard, can turn this boy into an incredible companion.
Colorado is not nippy, instead is compliant when held, groomed and fed. A
foster-to-adopt home that can help him transition and gain confidence would be
Colorado is neutered, had a full series of puppy shots, vaccinated to prevent
rabies, microchipped and on heartworm preventative.
Estimated Birthday November 16, 2012
We named her Luna Ilena because she came to us on a full
moon. She is a precious little nymph, that loves to flit about with the other
foster pups, plays tag with the littlest ones and keep-away games with her
foster family. She readily comes for treats and enjoys a warm snuggle.
Luna would do well in a home with adults and mature
children or a single adult home. She is accustom to other small dogs. She has
not had large dog or cat companions so we would have to introduce her to see if
she would be intimidated. Luna is watchful and intent on assessing those around
her. She appears to be waiting for the right person to bless their home with a
little fairy dust and a quiet companion.
Little Luna weighs about five pounds and is current on
vaccinations, is spayed, microchipped and on monthly heartworm preventative.
Estimated Birthday Unkown
The owner brought a box of four Chihuahua puppies into
the Valencia County Animal Shelter and dropped them off without leaving any
information about them with the woman at the desk. Three of the puppies found
homes the same day, the fourth was not adopted because she appeared to be blind.
When they called us to rescue her she was delivered to our veterinarian where we
met her for the first time. It was immediately obvious that she has
hydrocephalus. We had an ultrasound done and it shows that fluid fills a
majority of her skull causing pressure on her optic nerves and reducing the
amount of space for her brain.
Jasmine is under four months old
and is highly functional given her handicap. She loves people and wants to play
with the other rescue dogs, but we have to be careful
as falls and normal bumps could cause swelling
that could cause seizures. Jasmine has a great appetite, sleeps well in a crate
with a piddle pad and has not been vocal at all.
We are looking for a very special
home for this very special little princess. Preference will be given to a home
that has successfully cared for a hydrocephalus dog and/or is a Veterinarian,
Veterinary Technician, or works in the medical field.
Jasmine, a tiny little treasure currently weighing under
two pounds, is perpetually happy. We believe there is a home out there that will
be able to give her the love, attention and medical care that she deserves. If
you would like to be considered to provide her with a loving home, please submit
If you would like to donate to
help with her medical care until we find the perfect home for Jasmine, please
send your donation to:
P.O. Box 1285
Peralta, New Mexico 87042
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