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    Please complete an adoption application in order to start the process. 

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    A home visit and references are required prior to adoption.

    A visit with the dog prior to adoption may be scheduled after the home visit.

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George Clooney Adoption in Process

Estimated Birthday April 1, 2014

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 teeth.

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.  



Honey

"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:

quixotehumane@earthlink.net

ADOPTION FEE: $250

Skipper

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


Gilligan Adoption in Process

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 months. 

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




Frijito Negro Adoption in Process

Estimated Birthday: November 12, 2013

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:

Quixote Humane

P.O. Box 1285

Peralta, New Mexico 87042

ADOPTION FEE: The perfect home



Zoey

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 dog?).

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 home.

ADOPTION FEE $150





Finnegan

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



Killian

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 your heart. 

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







Samuel Adams ADOPTED! 09/02/2014

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 block.

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.





Prince Charming

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





Milah ADOPTED! 09/12/2014

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.





Maya ADOPTED! 06/01/2014

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





Dolly

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 II

Birthday: February 15, 2012

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 the cake.

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 $150



Calista

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 please.

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 $150





Victor

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: $150

 






Prairie Flower

Estimated Birthday January 1, 2013

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.





Pretty Penny

Estimated Birthday March 9, 2010

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 their car.

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 activity.

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

 

 







Colorado

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 puppies.

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 welcome. 

Colorado is neutered, had a full series of puppy shots, vaccinated to prevent rabies, microchipped and on heartworm preventative.

ADOPTION FEE $100





Luna Ilena ADOPTED! 09/14/2014

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.



Jasmine ADOPTED! 05/23/2014

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 an application.

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:     

Quixote Humane

P.O. Box 1285

Peralta, New Mexico 87042

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Quixote Humane, Inc., is a New Mexico non-profit corporation and a 

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