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Here are our some of our Rescue success stories. All of these dogs have found a "forever" home. We still hear from the new owners on how well things are going.

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Captain ADOPTED! 11/20/2015

 

Captain was one of our success stories in 2010, but because of family issues, his adopters had to return him to Quixote Humane, as required by our adoption agreements.

Captain was a rescue transfer from an overcrowded shelter in southern New Mexico. We took several dogs at high risk for euthanasia that day. Most only needed basic medical care and a little more time in a foster home and they will be ready for new families.

Captain needs more than just a little time.Born with deformed front legs; the right is a tiny stub clamped close to his body, the left is a bit longer and has a partial paw with pads. Since he was born with his disability, he has learned how to get around pretty well. He can jump up on the couch, balances on his haunches and sometimes walks on his hind legs. Captain can scoot around quickly for short sprints; however, long walks are out of the question. He is a great lap dog and loves attention. Since he is a loving dog, we would like to give him the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors.

 

He has been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and on heart worm preventitive.

 

Jiminy Cricket ADOPTED! 11/20/2015

Birthday approx May 28, 2003.

Jiminy was another success story in 2008, but because of family issues, his adopters had to return him to Quixote Humane, as required by our adoption agreements.

This scruffy faced little guy was confiscated from his owner for neglect. Very thin, covered in fleas and ticks, and full of worms, he was released to our rescue to see if we could help with those issues. He also has a deformity in his back legs that make him walk like a crab - apparently due to a problem with his patellas and attached tendons. But he's a friendly little guy that gets around just great.

Jiminy Cricket is a precious little five pound boy that deserves a home that will give him the love and care he missed out on in the first five years of his life. He has been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and on heart worm preventitive.

Angel ADOPTED! 06/20/2015

Estimated Birthday May, 2010

Angel is approximately 5 years old and we believe this is not her only litter of puppies, probably producing at least one litter every year. She appears to be shy but she is not. She has a very mellow, quiet and accepting nature. She melded quickly into the pack at her foster home, including three cats. So far there have been no accidents in the house so she may be considered house broken. She is a climber having claimed a wire fence so will require a solid wall enclosure.

Given the sale of her and her puppies at the Bosque Farms flea market it is likely she did not have a great deal of one-on-one affection but she surely loves it now. The “gentleman” selling them speaks only Spanish and we are only able to translate a few words. We were lucky to get her into a safe place looking for a great home.

Not sure what breed mix but appears to be Yorkie or Bichon mixed with who knows what. Her puppies all have VERY curly coats so daddy is probably Poodle.

She has been spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and loved now.




Angel's Puppies

Faith ADOPTED! 09/14/2015

Estimated Birthday March 7, 2015

This darling little girl is a fuzzy twin with a zest for life. She is energetic and kissy. Very kissy. After breakfast and dinner they wash each others faces.  Faith is a heavily curly blonde with a hint of white on her toes.

She is the daughter of Angel who was in the back of a pickup truck at the Bosque Farms flea market parking lot. Planning and zoning has ordinances to prohibit animal sales there. We were able to save mom and all four pups to insure they go to good homes.

She has her puppy shots, will be spayed and microchipped. 

Angel's Puppies

Charity ADOPTED! 09/14/2015

Estimated Birthday March 7, 2015

Charity is the sister of Hope, Faith and Patience, daughter of Angel. We don’t know  what mom is, but daddy must be a Poodle. Lots of curly coat. Lots of energy and fun. She and her sister Patience, in a foster home together, play hard like healthy, well-adusted puppies should.

She, like her mother Angel, are adept at climbing wire fencing, so a solid block wall will be required. She is in a home with several dogs and cats and gets along well with all of them. Since she is so small, we require children be five years or older. 

We require an application and home visit to assure a permanent and safe placement for our sweet baby girl.

She will be vaccinated, spayed and microchipped.




Angel's Puppies

Patience ADOPTED! 09/11/2015

Estimated Birthday March 7, 2015

Patience was protective with her little sister at first, putting herself between strange hands and her sweet sister Charity in their foster home. She acts like the “big sister”and bosses Charity around. (Which I did with my little sister). Patience has the same great personality with people as her sisters - curious and energetic. While she stands out in the litter in appearance, she has the sweet nature of her mom and sisters. A super sweet little black girl with white toes and chest. Best guess is that she is mix of some kind of terrier (see photo of her mom Angel) and daddy must have been mostly Poodle.

She will be vaccinated, spayed and microchipped.





Scout ADOPTED! 03/26/2016

Estimated Birthday January 15, 2008

Scout was one of our success stories in 2010, but because of family issues, his adopters had to return him to Quixote Humane, as required by our adoption agreements.

A truck driver spotted this little seven pound fellow hitchhiking on a road south of Taos. The driver went door to door in the area he found him, but no one knew who his owners were. The local shelter didn’t have a report of a matching lost dog so we finally had him neutered and microchipped (so he can be identified if he gets lost again). Now he's available for adoption again.

Scout is a clown prince among Chihuahuas. With a twinkling eye and a joyous prance, he makes people forget their worries. Equally comfortable hiking or lying around, Scout enjoys the company of children, other dogs, cats, and ferrets. He shies away from strangers at first, then comes up for love and attention, never showing any signs of aggression. He loves kisses and snuggles, rawhides, and soft toys. He is very intelligent – house, leash, and crate trained, and not afraid of heights at all.

He has been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, on heart worm preventitive and had a dental 1 February, 2016.

Guess he is ready to settle down in a loving home.







Dolly ADOPTED! 03/26/2015

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.






Dodger ADOPTED! 02/21/2015

Estimated Birthday April 10, 2008

Meet our Miracle Man, Dodger! Dodger is a 9 year old Jack Russell Terrier. This sweet boy is great with everyone, other dogs, cats and well behaved kids. He has the Jack Russell personality and loves to play with his foster fursiblings but is also very calm when you need him to be. He LOVES to snuggle! He has a perfect diamond on the back of his sweet little head and a mustache right behind his adorable tail!

Dodger hasn’t had the easiest life. He was a stray that ended up at the Valencia Shelter. He had a swollen face and a large lump on his side. He was rather lethargic and seemed uncomfortable. So Quixote Humane pulled him and got him directly to their vet. The swelling on his face turned out to be an infection from an abscessed tooth and the lump was a severe hernia. This poor kiddo would not have made it if he hadn’t gotten the hernia surgery when he did. The wonderful vets at Bosque Animal Clinic fixed the hernia and did a dental to remove the bad teeth and now this cutie is ready for his fur ever home! He is small and hefty litle fellow. Even though Dodger has had a hard life, he has the sweetest, most loving personality!

Please contact Quixote Humane and fill out an application if you are interested in Dodger joining your family!





Prince Charming ADOPTED! 02/14/2015

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, 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.

Prince Charming has been adopted by Princess KooIm. May they live happily ever after. They will be moving to San Francisco and a new life near KooIm's family. "Happy" was abandoned by his family to another home who surrendered him to the ABQ shelter. After more than a year in her foster care KooIm decided he had to move with her to California. KooIm is truly a princess in asking us to sponsor him and ended up adopting our little prince. Thank you KooIm for giving a new and happy life to our little guy. It takes a heart as big as yours to care for him and his heath issues. Not many would make that commitment. Many diamonds on your tiara.



Calista ADOPTED! 01/14/2015

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. 






Prairie Flower ADOPTED! 12/28/2014

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. 





Victor ADOPTED! 11/28/2014

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.

 



Honey ADOPTED! 12/15/2014

"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."





Piper II ADOPTED! 11/22/2014

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.






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.



Zoey ADOPTED! 10/05/2014

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.





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.





Lobo ADOPTED! 10/02/2014

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.



Baby Bear ADOPTED! 10/01/2014

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. 









George Clooney ADOPTED! 09/25/2014

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.  





Frijito Negro ADOPTED! 08/25/2014

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





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.



Wiley ADOPTED! 06/03/2014

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.


Gilligan ADOPTED! 06/25/2014

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.


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

or use the PayPal donation button.

  Cheyenne ADOPTED! 05/23/2014

Estimated Birthday November 25, 2012

Cheyenne is a precious little darling that loves her foster mom but is a bit wary of strangers. She really needs a home with someone who can give her a lot of one-on-one snuggling to help her progress into a confident little girl. She is one of many in her current foster home so hasn’t had the opportunity to grow emotionally as soon as she could in a home with fewer pets and no young children. Someone who has experience with timid dogs can see her potential and bring out the sweetheart she is meant to become.

Weighing just six pounds, some of that is her pretty wire coat. With lovely little face and lots of energy, Cheyenne is a diamond in the rough for a family that is willing to give her some time to adjust to living in a home and not scrounging for food on the road in Valencia County.

Cheyenne is spayed, current on vaccinations, tested negative for heartworm and three tick bourne diseases, on monthly heartworm preventative and microchipped.





Marco ADOPTED! 03/23/2014

Birthday: August 22, 2013

Marco is the son of Mercedes, a pretty little black tri-color Chihuahua. She came to us pregnant from the Valencia County Animal Shelter, so we don’t know who his daddy is . . .

At eight weeks Marco weighted two and a half pounds. We cannot predict how much he will weigh, if his ears will stay flagged or stand upright when he is full grown.

What a precious little guy! He played rough and tumble with his two sisters, Mila and Maya, but was ready to snuggle with his foster family. He has been with other small dogs and gets along well with them. He has not been around cats or children yet.

Marco will be neutered, microchipped, have full series of puppy shots and rabies vaccinated. He will also be on heartworm preventative.





Sparkle II ADOPTED! 04/12/2014

Her name is Sparkle for a reason! She is bright, happy and fun all the time. She loves to be loved on and will give back with sweet puppy kisses. When you stop petting her she will nuzzle her nose under your hand to ask for more. She has a great disposition with lots of playful personality. She is beautiful to look at and has a beautiful soul to match.

Sparkle gets along great with other dogs, large and small and everyone in her human family too; men, women and children. She has not had an accident in the house. She would make a wonderful companion for a one person household or great with a family with older children. We think this 25 pound sweetheart is a Schnauzer and/or Lhasa Apso mix with natural ears and tail. 

Spayed, current on vaccinations, microchipped and tested negative for heartworm and three tick borne diseases, Sparkle is ready to go and is trying to wait patiently for her forever home.



Troy ADOPTED! 03/09/2014

Estimated Birthday May 14, 2011

Found as a stray, this super sweet little guy is a very stocky, sturdy Chihuahua. However the finder could not keep him so we accepted him into our rescue. Because of his sweet temperament and solid leg bones we think he will do well in a home with calm, sensible school aged children. He is very active, gets along well with the other foster dogs, uses the dog door and is an all around happy fellow.

He currently weighs just under seven pounds but could use losing a little weight. He is a very easy keeper so treats should be kept to a minimum.

Troy II has been neutered, vaccinated for core diseases and one year rabies. He has been tested negative for three tick bourne diseases and heartworm and is on heartworm preventative. He has also been microchipped.





Sassafras ADOPTED! 03/09/2014

Estimated Birthday October 1, 2009

Sassafras is an incredibly affectionate little girl She wants so much to be cuddled and loved. Sassy was released to us when her owner died unexpectedly. Through no fault of her own this little love bug lost her home. You will not find a more sincere and loving little eight pound companion.

She is active and happy but missing the cuddling she knew before. There is no way you can look into her big brown eyes and not see her soul shining through. Her coat is mostly black with a hint of brown and has touches of white frosting on her muzzle and around the white on her neck and chest. One of her ears flags up and one flags down. Sassy is one of the sweetest little dogs and is desperate to share her life with someone who can give their heart and home to a little dog that lost her mom and her home.

Sassy is in a group of five other foster dogs and gets along fine with them. She is spayed, vaccinated to prevent parvo and rabies, microchipped and tested negative for heartworm, three tick bourne diseases and on heartworm preventative. She is crate trained and using a doggy door.






Bourbon ADOPTED! 03/23/2014

Estimated Birthday May 12, 2012

Bourbon, the grey sable and tan on the left,  is a little love bug. He weighs about six pounds of cuddle. He loves his person and will crawl right up by your neck and lay his head on your shoulder. This sweet boy was found in someone’s corral in El Cerro. He was there all by himself, scrounging for food and shelter. He was pretty skinny when he arrived but that is a thing of the past. Now he is filled out and just the most loving little pup ever. He enjoys playing with the other dogs but will leave them in a second if called by his human. He seems to get along with small dogs and larger dogs if introduced well. However, his happy place is in his persons arms. That is where he feels safe. If you would like to protect and be a hero to a little doggie who will worship you for your troubles, you will want to meet our little boy Bourbon.

Bourbon is neutered, microchipped, current on vaccinations and on heartworm preventative. He was tested for three tick borne diseased and is negative for all. He is a sweet little guy and would love to be your cuddle bud.





Amazing Grace ADOPTED! 03/09/2014

Estimated Birthday July 18, 2000

Sweet, sweet Amazing Grace is a calm Chihuahua. She is in a foster home with three children, two of them are young and are a bit too active for her preference so she avoids them. However, she goes from room to room to help wake them up in the morning. Gracie likes to snuggle with the middle school aged son and the foster mom. She is house trained and very loving.

Gracie was found as a stray in El Cerro Mission near Los Lunas. She had a gash on her hip, inguinal hernia and a scrape on her upper lip. We posted found signs in the area, contacted the Valencia County Animal Shelter, but the owner was not found.

We had the hernia repaired, medicated the gash and the scrape on her lip. She was also spayed, had a dental, tested for heartworm and three tick bourne diseases and put on heartworm prevention,  vaccinated  to prevent rabies and microchipped. This super sweet little girl is ready for a new home to keep her safe and cuddled.

She is currently in a foster home where she lives with and is loved by a husband, wife and three children. Grace is a red fawn with white toes and weighs just under six pounds.  

If you would like to make a donation to help cover the cost of her surgery please send your donation to:

Quixote Humane

P.O. Box 1285

Peralta, New Mexico 87042

or use the PayPal donation button.





Sienna ADOPTED! 01/14/2014

Estimated Birthday May 21, 2011

Lovely Sienna had a litter of six puppies that have been adopted so now is looking for a home of her own.  She is a petite little Chihuahua girl, weighing about 6 pounds, with a gorgeous burnt sienna coat.

She is the consummate lap dog, but don’t let that fool you. She is also very playful and loves to go on walks. She lives with other dogs and cats in her foster home and loves to play and race around the yard with her buddy, a miniature Schnauzer.

She is also very affectionate with her humans. When she gets excited to see you she does a happy, tail wagging prance and puts her ears back and smiles as she bows and wiggles. When it is dinner time she turns in little dancing circles full of anticipation.

Sienna is housed trained with a dog door. She is current on all vaccinations, on heartworm preventative, spayed and microchipped.

In short, Sienna is a gem and someone will be very lucky to adopt this pup.





Bentley ADOPTED! 12/29/2013

Estimated Birthday April 13, 2009

Bentley is a happy boy, full of kisses and tail wags. Since he came from the shelter as a stray we don’t know his age but the vet is estimating four years old. He weighs just under 16 pounds.

We think he is probably a Lhasa Apso and Poodle mix based on his size, body shape and facial structure. He was recently groomed so we don’t know how his coat will grow out. However, he will need consistent grooming to prevent mats.

Given that he has had spinal trauma in the past we think he will do best in a home that does not have small children or large rambunctious dogs. A senior home that likes leisurely walks would be ideal for Bentley. He is a very sweet little guy and will make someone’s home complete.

Bentley has been neutered, tested for heartworm and three tick borne diseases and is negative for all. He is on monthly heartworm preventative and has been vaccinated for prevention of rabies, distemper/parvo and kennel cough. He comes with a collar, tag and lots of loving care. 





Feather ADOPTED! 02/01/2014

Estimated Birthday October 1, 2012

If you are looking for a small dog with fringe you need to meet our sweet little girl Feather. She is very friendly and loves giving kisses. Consensus is she is a Papillon.

Weighing just six pounds at seven months she is likely to mature at about seven or eight pounds. She is very social with adults and will probably do well with school age children. Feather is doing well with the other foster dogs, large and small. Don’t know about cats as the foster does not have any, but her temperament seems amenable to them as well.

This lovely little girl will be an incredible companion to a family that enjoys the outdoors and cozy time in the evenings. We think she will require grooming every couple of months and brushing in between.

Feather has been spayed, vaccinated to prevent rabies, parvo and distemper. She will be tested for heartworm and three tick borne diseases prior to adoption. 





Austin ADOPTED! 12/15/2013

Estimated Birthday August 25, 2011

This handsome little boy is even sweeter than he looks. Since he was just about one year old we are guessing he was out looking for a girlfriend and the owners did not have a secure fence. If they went looking for him they didn’t get to the shelter before his stray hold time was up. As the Valencia County Animal Shelter is filled from floor to rafters any dog or cat can be euthanized after the mandatory three business day stray hold. There were eight Chihuahuas there the day we called to say we have room for one - pick one for us. And, that is how Austin came into our rescue.

Austin is super affectionate, uses piddle pads and the doggy door. Weighing about four pounds he will make a terrific friend for a family with school age children and small friendly dogs. Hard to find a calm, social, tiny guy like Austin.

Neutered, microchipped, current on all vaccinations, tested for heartworm, three tick borne diseases and on heartworm preventative, sweet little Austin is ready to become the light of someone’s heart and home.





Mario II ADOPTED! 12/14/2013

Birthday 5/12/2010

Mario is a happy little guy with a cute little walk and a tail held high. He has lived with the same family until now and never known abuse so he is a well adjusted, friendly little guy. He loves everyone. He will stand up and put his little arms out looking for affection. He loves being with his people. He gets along with other dogs but he is really a people dog wanting to be close to them at all times.

Mario is a little alpha dog having had a bigger dog previously that let him be the boss. He would probably not do well with a big dog who wouldn’t put up with his little dog attitude. Mario almost never barks. He will make a little noise trying to get attention but no barking. He is about the cutest little guy around.

The owners surrendered him because they will be traveling a lot and cannot take him along. He is neutered, current on his core vaccinations, including three year rabies vaccination, microchipped, tested for three tick borne diseases and heartworms, is negative and on preventative. He weighed 18 pounds on May 20, 2013. He is registered as a purebred Shih Tzu.





Jenny ADOPTED! 01/14/2014

Estimated Birthday December 2, 2012

Jenny is a very loving, but a little bit shy, Terrier mix that came from the Valencia County Animal Shelter with parvovirus. She was treated at the Bosque Animal Clinic for five days and then came to our foster home to gain strength before we had her spay, vaccinated, microchipped and is on heartworm preventative. She weighed just over 7 pounds at that time. Since she is an older pup she will probably start getting a bit heavier but not get much taller.

The other foster dogs think she is a good buddy to play with in the dog yard. She is good with women and men and likes to snuggle under your chin when she is being held. It may be best she not go to a home with children under school age, since she is a little timid, youngsters may intimidate her.



Mercedes ADOPTED! 12/30/2013

Estimated Birthday July 10, 2011

Found as a stray in Valencia County, and held at the shelter for until her stray hold was up, sweet Mercedes was released to our rescue. A short ten days later she delivered her three puppies: Marco, Maya and Mila.

We had her tested for heartworm, three tick bourne diseases and vaccinated for rabies. Unfortunately she was positive for Ehrlicia so we started her on antibiotics after her puppies were born. After the puppies were weaned she was spayed, microchipped and given core vaccinations.

Mercedes is a very friendly little Chihuahua, weighing about six and a half pounds. She gets along very well with the other foster dogs, is piddle pad trained and uses the dog door. However, she prefers people to the other dogs and will climb the wire pen to get to be closer to her people. She will need to have a solid wall without anything to climb upon near it. Better yet, just keep her inside or crated if you cannot be with her on a leash or loose in the yard. Because of her black and tan markings she looks like she has a perpetual smile.  

If you would like to make a donation to help cover her treatment and assist in the spay and neuter of her puppies please send your donation to:

Quixote Humane

P.O. Box 1285

Peralta, New Mexico 87042

or use the PayPal donation button.



Sassy III ADOPTED! 12/31/2013

Birthday: February 15, 2013

Sassy weighs about 10 lbs. She is a short stocky baby girl with long, beautiful, brindle locks. She is happy and wiggly all the time. Sassy was turned into rescue when her family couldn’t keep the 7 dogs they had and she was the youngest of the bunch so they thought she would have a better chance for adoption than their senior dogs. She is a full sister to Piper II but a year younger. Outgoing and playful, she is great all around with her big and small doggy foster brothers and sisters. Sassy is crate trained, house broken and uses a doggy door at her foster family’s home.

Sassy is a big fur ball of love and has a special characteristic that is very endearing......she smiles when she gets excited!!! She was good around children of all ages in her previous home but would probably do best in a home with school age children because of her size.

Current on all core and rabies vaccinations, tested negative for heartworm and three tick borne diseases, spay, microchipped and on heartworm preventative, Sassy is ready for a home that would like to have a gorgeous long haired Chihuahua for the rest of her life.





Texas ADOPTED! 12/01/2013

Estimated Birthday November 3, 2012

Texas came to us in 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.

Texas is the smallest of the four puppies in the litter, weighing just over one pound on January 1st and two and a half  pounds on January 15th. We are guessing he will be about six pounds when fully grown. Solid fawn with slight shading to pale fawn on his face, chest and feet. Though he is small, he has heavy bones so is not as fragile as some small Chihuahuas. Texas needs a home that can give him time and love, as he is a sensitive little guy that craves attention and hugs. He will be a love bug that wiggles his way into your heart.

Texas will be neutered, have a series of 3 five-way puppy shots, vaccinated to prevent rabies, microchipped and on heartworm preventative prior to adoption. He is available to a foster-to-adopt home now. 





Sandia ADOPTED! 11/22/2013

Estimated Birthday August 7, 2012

Pretty Sandia was found as a stray in Los Lunas. She was only about two months old when she was picked up and taken to the Valencia County shelter. She was held several days past her stray hold so her owners would have ample time to find her, but they didn’t come. What a shame as she is a very sweet girl and was healthy, though a bit thin.

Sandia is a happy little dog that snuggles in the same bed with two of the other foster dogs. She should do well in a home with school aged children, but with her long thin legs probably not suitable in a home with toddlers. She has not been around large dogs or cats, but her temperament indicates that she will fit in with them.  

We estimate that she will weigh about eight pounds or so when she is full grown. Sandia is available as a foster-to-adopt dog and the adoption will be competed after she is spayed at approximately five months old in January. She will also be vaccinated to prevent  rabies, distemper, Parvovirus, will be microchipped and on heartworm preventative. 





Harry Potter ADOPTED! 10/11/2013

Estimated Birthday March 19, 2011

This little fellow is about as cute as can be! He weighs about five pounds, has long hair so will need consistent grooming. He gets along well with the other rescue dogs and is affectionate with people. He is not particularly interested in coexisting with young children. We don’t know his compatibility with cats as we do not have any.

He was found as a stray in Valencia County and taken to the shelter. The shelter called us to see if we had room for this sweet little boy after his stray hold was up. So glad we did because both of his testicles were retained so needed more than a normal neuter.   He also had heavy tartare build up on his teeth. After his dental they are now bright and shinny!

Harry Potter has been neutered, microchipped, vaccinated to prevent rabies, parvo and kennel cough. He was tested negative for three tick bourne diseases, heartworm and is on monthly heartworm preventative. How this little gem was found on the streets and not reclaimed his owner/breeder is incomprehensible.  Are you the perfect family to give him forever home?

Stallone ADOPTED! 09/11/2013

Estimated Birthday August 5, 2010

This little guy was found as a stray at the Hard Rock Casino on the Isleta Pueblo lands. He was a sad sight with his injured eye and curled up on a blanket at the Valencia County Animal Shelter. His owners did not claim him after the 72 business day hold and his odd were not good considering his condition. We decided to take our chances and bet that we could pull him through and find him a wonderful forever home.

Our vet said he is a real fighter so we decided to name him Stallone. Even with his rocky start we have found that he has a great personality, loves to cuddle and is ready for a loving family. He is a light weight, weighing only five pounds. He has long, thin, fragile legs so will be most suitable in a home without young children or rambunctious larger dogs. Since he only has one eye, a home with cats might not be wise unless they ignore dogs that look like a mouse with pointed ears!

Stallone has been neutered, vaccinated to prevent rabies, has core vaccinations to prevent parvo, distemper, and kennel cough. He was tested negative for several tick borne diseases and heartworm, is on heartworm preventative and is microchipped.   

ADOPTION FEE $250

If you would like to make a donation to help cover his medical care, please send your donation to: Quixote Humane, P.O. Box 1285, Peralta, New Mexico 87042

 

or use our PayPal link 





Magic Charm ADOPTED! 10/10/2013

Estimated Birthday May 21, 2010

Magic Charm was released to the Valencia County animal shelter along with her two puppies, Mystic and Merlin. The owner didn’t give their names or birth dates so we decided to give them names that will hopefully bring them great futures. The owner didn’t say what the father is, if she even knew. The pups are too young to tell for sure but may be mixed with Dachshund.

All three have happy, outgoing personalities and are social with men, women and other dogs. Charm will be spayed, vaccinated and microchipped when her puppies are weaned in mid November. She has been tested negative for heartworm, three tick borne diseases and is on heartworm preventative. She weighs about seven pounds.

A delightful girl, she will be a great companion for a family with school aged children or an adult home with a senior that needs some sweet little dog kisses, cuddles, and tail wags.




 
Cindy Sue ADOPTED! 10/11/2013

Estimated Birthday February 5, 2011

Cindy Sue and her sister Lolita were dropped off at the shelter by their owner. Owner said they couldn’t take care of them anymore. She said Cindy sue had two litters and all of the puppies died but didn’t say how or why. When we had her spayed the veterinarian also pulled a foxtail out of her ear. We also had the very loose dewclaws on her hind legs removed so they would not get caught on things and tear.

Cindy Sue weighs just over five pounds, has a dark tan sable coat, which some call a wolf coloring. Her large, lovely curved ears are upright when she is comfortable, but are often turned back because she is shy. In the right home she will become more confident and will make a great little companion for her new family and their other small dogs. Don’t know if she is OK with cats but a good introduction should prevent her from chasing them. Because of her small size we would like to make sure any other dogs in the home have had fragile little dogs as companions in the past. Since she is only about a year and a half old she has the probability of sharing another decade or more of little butterfly kisses with her family. 

Currently on all vaccinations, microchipped, spayed, tested negative for heartworm and three tick borne diseases, Cindy is ready for adoption now.





Yodie ADOPTED! 10/01/2013

Estimated Birthday July 14, 2012

This incredibly sweet and very handsome boy was having trouble breathing so was released to our rescue to help him get the veterinary care he needed. Some breeders produce puppies without regard to their health. Yodie is one of them. Sold for $200 but now adding $2,025 for the surgeries done to make him a healthy and happy little boy and you can see why breeders need to be held responsible for the “product” they create.

Yodie has recovered from his surgeries: opening his nares (nostrils), tightening his elongated palette, and reducing glands in his throat. On the other end he was neutered. Poor baby boy.

His foster home thinks he is terrific. Great temperament and gorgeous to boot. He is about ten months old, loves hugs, kisses and looks like a prince.

Yodie has been neutered, vaccinated to prevent rabies, tested for three tick diseases and heartworm and had blood work done to test for any abnormal underlying issues and had x-rays to see what other complications might be present because of his breathing difficulties. All good.

His weight is about 10 pounds, his coat is glorious and temperament sweet. However, we will not adopt him to a home with children under school age. He has had enough stress in his life.  

If you would like to donate to help cover Yodie’s expenses so we can save another wonder dog; please send your donation to:

Quixote Humane, P.O. Box 1285, Peralta, New Mexico 87042 or use PayPal on our website.





Olivia ADOPTED! 09/14/2013

Estimated Birthday: March 13, 2013

This darling Longhair Chihuahua was purchased from a local pet shop in Rio Rancho. When the owners brought her home she got sick and they did not want to exchange her at the pet shop for another dog. They were concerned that she might not get the veterinary care she needed.

We took her to the Bosque Animal Clinic where she had blood work done and was put on fluids and antibiotics. She bounced back quickly and is now in a foster home that says she is a pistol: “Olivia is a healthy, energetic puppy with lots of charm and social skill. She's friendly strangers, including children, other dogs and cats as well. Olivia seems bright, and we have been able to teach her to sit already, she is working hard on becoming house broken and is crate trained."

Olivia has her series of puppy shots and will be microchipped, given rabies preventative and be spayed when she is five months old. She is on monthly heartworm preventative, which also kills round worms, hook worms and whip worms. We will confider applications for foster-to-adopt. If you are interested you can submit an application. Final adoption contract to be signed after spay and microchip. 

Note: Responsible breeders do not supply pet shops with offspring of their dogs. They have a waiting list for their dogs and have their breeding dogs checked for congenital health issues prior to breeding.  Rescues clean up after irresponsible breeders and careless owners who allow their dogs to breed. Our cost for medical care, vaccinations, microchip, heartworm pills and spay will be well over $500.

If you would like to help us by making a donation, please send a check or money order to: Quixote Humane, P.O. Box 1285, Peralta, NM 86042. Or use PayPal on our  website.

Encourage your family, friends and neighbors to spay-neuter their pets. Hundreds of thousands of dogs and cats are euthanized in New Mexico every year, so please try to help prevent unwanted litters. And adopt from a shelter or rescue. Do not support pet stores that sell animals.





Megan and Molly ADOPTED! 08/30/2013

Molly, born June of 2005, and Megan, born March of 2007, are two pure bred miniature schnauzers who came to us from a wonderful, caring home. Unfortunately their owner died suddenly, leaving these two in search of a new home.

They are wonderful, calm, affectionate, responsive dogs. Out on our walk this morning, they wagged at everyone they met. They love to play with each other, with their many toys, and with their human companions.

Megan is a salt and pepper full breed 6 year old schnauzer.  Molly is a black full breed 8 year old schnauzer.  Both dogs were adopted by their owners when they were puppies. They currently use a dog door to go in and out. They would be happiest if they could stay together. 

Both are spayed, current on vaccinations, microchipped, and on heartworm prevention.  All veterinary records are on file and available for an adopters veterinarian.

No house training required! No behavior training required! Here is a built-in family ready and waiting for a new and loving home.

They would be happiest if they could stay together.  Their owners have both passed away, and they need someone who can spend some cuddle time with them of time with them.

They are spayed, current on vaccinations, microchipped and on heartworm prevention. Megan has slightly elevated liver function numbers but the veterinarian is not concerned or recommending medical treatment. All veterinary records are on file and available for an adopters veterinarian.

Adoption Fee: $300 for both or $200 each. 







Buster Brown ADOPTED! 06/01/2013

Estimated Birthday December 7, 2012

This sweet boy was found as a stray in Santa Fe and has been bounced around from family member to family member since then  He is currently in a foster home of the grandmother who has adopter and fosters several of our little guys, so is in good hands.  Since he is still very young he is energetic and active.

He appears to be a mix of perhaps Chihuahua and Pug or French Bull Dog, but we really can’t say for sure.

Buster Brown is a little tentative at first but is not fearful or nippy. A stable home will turn him into a grand little dog. He weighted 8 pounds when he was neutered, vaccinated and microchipped in mid March. He also tested negative for heartworm and three tick borne diseases.

His stocky legs and solid body should make him a great walking partner, his size makes him a great option for an apartment or smaller home. Buster is a lovely little boy looking for an adult home.





Scotch ADOPTED! 06/14/2013

Estimated Birthday is April 4, 2009

Tiny angel Scotch just wants to be with his person. He will walk right beside you everywhere you go. He will cuddle in beside you when you sit. He will chortle and make cute little happy noises because of his complete bliss when with you. He will be overcome with joy and wag his little tail nonstop because he feels so blessed in your presence. In the kennel he will lay on his little bed by the gate and watch my every move just happy that I am there. It is completely beyond me how someone walked away from this little devoted ball of love. He will use all 4 pounds of his being to let you know every minute that you are the most important, wonderful, loved person in all the world. Are you the one to make his dreams of someone who loves him as much as he loves them come true?

This little sweetheart was adopted from the Rio Rancho shelter but the owner released him to our rescue. We are looking for a fabulous home that understands the commitment it takes to care for a tiny little dog. He has been neutered, core vaccinations including 3 year rabies, is microchipped. He did not require a dental as his teeth are in good shape. We would like to find a home with adults with school aged children and no rambunctious larger dogs. He is beyond cute!



Scout ADOPTED! 05/15/2013

Birthday October 31, 2012

Sienna, a lovely and very pregnant Chocolate Chihuahua, was released to the Valencia County Animal by her owner. Because she was pregnant she could not be adopted so we took her into our rescue. On Halloween she delivered six puppies, the last of which, Sandy, did not survive. The owner said she thinks the father of the puppies is her mothers Poodle. Each of the puppies are so unique it is difficult to tell who daddy really is . . .

Scout was the second pup born at 10:11 in the morning. He was so cute with his golden coat, four white feet and white tip on his squiggly tail. Maybe there wasn’t enough room inside poor Sienna’s body to let all of the pups move around and grow. In any case, he has a perky personality and a most interesting exclimation point when he wags his tail.

Scout and his sister Shadow are in a foster home together. They enjoy playing; lots of chase, wrestling and keep-away. He is very alert and loves to bound across the grass or race full-out in a semi-straight path. Scout is so gentle and sweet that, when a 5 month old baby was placed on a blanket, he lay down next the baby and rolled on his back to show he loves pets from everyone. 

Scout will be neutered, microchipped, vaccinated to prevent rabies and have his full series of puppy shots when he is five months old. He is on monthly heartworm preventative. If you would be interested in fostering-to-adopt Sage before then, please fill out the adoption application above.





Nevada ADOPTED! 04/10/2013

Estimated Birthday November 3, 2012

Nevada came to us in 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.

He weighed two and a half pounds on January 1st and three pounds on January 15th. We are guessing he will be about eight or nine  pounds when full grown.

Look at his cute little face! He has an interesting almost black coat with a cream mask and fawn legs and chest.  He has sturdy bone in his legs so should do well with school aged children and larger, social dogs. He is an active little guy that plays well with his litter mates.

Nevada will be neutered, have a series of 3 five-way puppy shots, vaccinated to prevent rabies, microchipped and on heartworm preventative prior to adoption. He is available to a foster-to-adopt home now.  



Sienna ADOPTED! 04/15/2013

Birthday October 31, 2012

Sienna, a lovely and very pregnant Chocolate Chihuahua, was released to the Valencia County Animal by her owner. Because she was pregnant she could not be adopted so we took her into our rescue. On Halloween she delivered six puppies, the last of which, Sandy, did not survive. The owner said she thinks the father of the puppies is her mothers Poodle. Each of the puppies are so unique it is difficult to tell who daddy really is . . .

Though the first born and one of the smallest puppies at birth Sage is one of the larger pups now. She always has a quizzical expression, as though she is trying to put the pieces of a puzzle together. She is very lively and loves to play with the other foster pups but will drop everything to get some people cuddles.

Her coat is a light tan with a distinctive black mask with black whiskers. It looks like she will develop a wire coat as she matures.  This little sweetheart should do well in a home with school age children or as a companion to other saintly dogs and cats. Can’t wait to see her fuzzy face as she grows up.

Sienna will be spayed, microchipped, vaccinated to prevent rabies and have her full series of puppy shots when she is five months old. She is on monthly heartworm preventative. If you would be interested in fostering-to-adopt Sage before then, please fill out the adoption application above.



Shadow ADOPTED! 04/19/2013

Birthday October 31, 2012

Sienna, a lovely and very pregnant Chocolate Chihuahua, was released to the Valencia County Animal by her owner. Because she was pregnant she could not be adopted so we took her into our rescue. On Halloween she delivered six puppies, the last of which, Sandy, did not survive. The owner said she thinks the father of the puppies is her mothers Poodle. Each of the puppies are so unique it is difficult to tell who daddy really is . . .

Shadow was the fifth born of the six puppies. She is one of the larger girls and is a dark chocolate, almost black color, with a white chin and chest. She already has some wire or long fluffy hairs in her coat so will likely be a medium coat when she grows up. Shadow and Scout are in the same foster home where they get lots of attention and are working on house training and good puppy reinforcement. Because she has heavier bones than most Chihuahuas we think she will do well in a home with school aged children and other small to medium size dogs.

Shadow is exceptionally smart and friendly and has proven to have some escape artist skills, as well. She loves to play with 8 year old Aussie, Chelsea. She learns quickly, loves romping and wrestling and has lately begun to excel at cuddling in the recliner. Shadow loves all sorts of toys but shows particular affection for old flip-flopts!   

She will be spayed, microchipped, vaccinated to prevent rabies and have her full series of puppy shots when she is five months old. She is on monthly heartworm preventative. If you would be interested in fostering-to-adopt Shadow before then, please fill out the adoption application.



Sierra ADOPTED! 04/24/2013

Birthday October 31, 2012

Sienna, a lovely and very pregnant Chocolate Chihuahua, was released to the Valencia County Animal by her owner. Because she was pregnant she could not be adopted so we took her into our rescue. On Halloween she delivered six puppies, the last of which, Sandy, did not survive. The owner said she thinks the father of the puppies is her mothers Poodle. Each of the puppies are so unique it is difficult to tell who daddy really is . . .

Third born, Sierra is the tiniest of the five puppies. She weighed one and a half pounds on January first, likely she will grow up to be under six pounds, but no way to know until she is full grown. She obviously inherited the Chihuahua genes from her mom and possibly her dad, whoever he is! She is incredibly self confident, especially given her size. She will need to go to a home that knows how to keep a little dog from becoming assertive with other dogs and people. Because she is so tiny we are looking for a home without preschool children or grand children that visit often and are not supervised. Large dogs may be a danger to her so we would like to meet them and make sure they will not injure this little being.

Sierra will be spayed, microchipped, vaccinated to prevent rabies and have her full series of puppy shots when she is five months old. She is on monthly heartworm preventative. If you would be interested in fostering-to-adopt Sierra before then, please fill out the adoption application above.



Tommy Lee Jones ADOPTED! 04/01/2013

Estimated Birthday December 4, 2010

Tommy Lee Jones was at the Valencia County animal shelter and was moved to a foster home for adoption or transfer to rescue through the foster2home program. After a few days it was apparent that he has some health issues that need medical attention before he can be put up for adoption.

He has a common problem that Shar Pei are plagued with, an eye lid that is turn in and is irritating his right eye. Without surgery he will have scaring and infections that could then require the removal of his eye.  He also has had long term infections in both ears. We put him on steroids and antibiotics to see if he can have a surgery that is less invasive. However, he will have to have both ear canales removed to eliminate infection and discomfort.

With all of the pain and agony that Tommy Lee has had to endure he is still a sweet, loving boy.

We hope that our efforts will bring him comfort and joy soon. His medical bills are estimated to be approximately $2,500, so we would appreciate a donation of any amount to help us give him a pain free life for the New Year. Please send your donation to:

Quixote Humane

P.O. Box 1285

Peralta, New Mexico 87042 and note that it is for Tommy Lee Jones.

Or use PayPal our website.

A final note - someone bred this dog and did not follow up on his care after he was sold. Irresponsible breeders put a burden on our shelters, our rescues, and the people who buy from them. Do not buy from pet shops and do meet the breeder at their home to see the parents of the puppies and ask for references from previous buyers if you are buying from a breeder.   





Arizona ADOPTED! 04/18/2013

Estimated Birthday November 3, 2012

Arizona 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.

She weighed just over one pound when she came in on December 15th and weighed just under three pounds in mid January. We are guessing she will be about seven pounds when full grown.

She has a pale fawn mask on a darker fawn coat. Arizona’s sweet, Mona Lisa smile is so endearing! She is a snuggly girl that would love to have a home with a family that can give her a warm lap and lots of love.

She has sturdy bone in her legs so should do well with school aged children and larger, social dogs.

Arizona will be spayed, have a series of 3 five-way puppy shots, vaccinated to prevent rabies, microchipped and on heartworm preventative prior to adoption. She is available to a foster-to-adopt home now.





Paloma ADOPTED! 04/16/2013

Estimated Birthday March 1, 2011

Our lovely Paloma, little dove, is a sweet dog that is patient and calm. Would love a home with adults, though would most likely be fine with calm children. She does very well with the other foster dogs and will likely do well with cats.

She weighed just over nine pounds in early March and was at a healthy weight. Since she is about two years old she should not get any bigger unless the adopter over feeds her.

Her size makes her a good candidate for someone who would like a walking companion, which we think she would enjoy. Paloma is not playful right now, but in the right home she will probably learn to fetch but will definately learn to snuggle.

Found as a stray in Valencia County we do not know her history. The fact that she was in good condition and pink toenail polish indicates that she was well care for before she was lost. There is a look of wisdom in her eyes. Lovely little dog.

Paloma will be spayed, microchipped, vaccinated to prevent distemper, parvo, distemper, tested for three tick borne diseases and on heartworm preventative prior to adoption.





Brenda Lee ADOPTED! 03/23/2013

Estimated Birthday July 18, 2010

Brenda Lee is a lovely, very active, and most likely, a Miniature Pinscher x Chihuahua mix. She is about two years old and weighs about five and a half pounds. She is incredibly bright but has not had any formal training. In the right home she could do well in agility or any one of the many other competitive sports.

Though she is self confident she gets along with other dogs her size. We suspect she will need to have a slow introduction to cats because of her energy level. She would do well in a home with school aged children who can help train her in an activity that will use her energy and quick mind. She is a fun little gal!

Current on all vaccinations, tested negative for heartworm and three tick borne diseases, on monthly heartworm preventative, spayed and microchipped. We had all four puppy canines removed because they didn’t fall out when her adult teeth came in.



Sunshine ADOPTED! 03/25/2013

Birthday October 31, 2012

Sienna, a lovely and very pregnant Chocolate Chihuahua, was released to the Valencia County Animal by her owner. Because she was pregnant she could not be adopted so we took her into our rescue. On Halloween she delivered six puppies, the last of which, Sandy, did not survive. The owner said she thinks the father of the puppies is her mothers Poodle. Each of the puppies are so unique it is difficult to tell who daddy really is . . .

Sunshine was the fourth born of the six puppies. She is  one of the larger girls and is a cream color with some longish hair in her coat. We think she may grow up to be a wire coat or perhaps have a fluffy medium length coat. Sunshine and Shadow are in the same foster home where they get lots of attention and are working on house training and good puppy reinforcement. Because she has heavier bones than most Chihuahuas we think she will do well in a home with school aged children and other small to medium size dogs. 

She will be spayed, microchipped, vaccinated to prevent rabies and have her full series of puppy shots when she is five months old. She is on monthly heartworm preventative. If you would be interested in fostering-to-adopt Sunshine before then, please fill out the adoption application above.





Danny Boy ADOPTED! 03/28/2013

Estimated Birthday January 19, 2011

This handsome boy is super sweet and loves everyone he meets. He gets along with other dogs, cats, men and women. His foster home does not have children, but we think he will be fine with well behaved children, too. Danny Boy loves to snuggle and will use a person as a pillow.

He was released to us from a shelter with a terribly matted coat, so we had to have most of it trimmed off when he was groomed. What remains of his blue and tan coat is incredibly soft - until he gets in the yard to play!. We think that he is a Silky Terrier mix about one to two years old and weighs 13 pounds. He is very active and behaves like a puppy.

Danny is neutered, current on vaccinations, tested negative for three tick borne diseases and heartworm, and is on monthly heartworm preventative. 





Bonnie ADOPTED! 03/16/2013

Estimated Birthday; September 14, 2008

Our best guess is that pretty Bonnie, also known as Bon Bon, is a Bishon Frise and Poodle mix. Since she came into the shelter as a stray we don’t know anything about her history. Someone cut her coat from behind her shoulder to her tail but left her front legs, head and neck longer. Perhaps she was more severely matted in back? She is all white, has a curly coat and weighs ten pounds.

She was very timid when we picked her up but is now wagging her tail and following for attention, she even gave some tiny kisses. We waited a couple of weeks before we groomed her so as not to traumatize her more after being in the shelter. What a difference in her looks and her attitude! She is coming out of her shell and doing very well with the other foster dogs.

We think she would do best in an adult home with a family that can give her some time to adjust and would like to win the trust of a very sweet little girl. 

Bon Bon is housetrained to piddle pads and is using a doggy door. She is spayed, vaccinated, tested for heartworm, three tick borne diseases, and microchipped. 

 





Zan ADOPTED! 02/15/2013

Estimated Birthday June 6, 2012

This unbelievably sweet little chocolate tri-colored boy, weighs about six and a half pounds. Zan wants to go first in everything...eating, treats, getting love. And he has to be the closest one to his ’people’ when its time to snuggle, but he is happy to share whatever space is left over! He is a happy, happy boy and loves to wrestle with his foster siblings and our hands.

His foster mom says: “Zan is using the doggy door and, I’m happy to say, is potty trained and has earned the right to no more daytime crate time while we are gone!! After just a few short days of positive reinforcement...and a squirt bottle, he is not marking and the submissive potty thing is in the past cause he is not a baby anymore!! Zan gets along with all the dogs in the house (from 4lbs to 80lbs) and is happy to play with them all..whenever they want.

He is a sweet hearted little boy but can be a little bossy at times.....but that doesn’t last long, cause he really is all talk, really, he talks and we imagine he is saying something like ”you are so mean and if I was the boss I would let me eat all the treats all at once!” Zan loves to snuggle and after a short kiss on the face, he rubs his entire body against your face (from neck to bottom) as if he just can’t get close enough! He is crate trained but will begin sleeping with the people once we decide who has room in their bed because he doesn’t want Cisco (also an available Quixote Humane rescue available) to be alone!”

Zan tries so hard to please! He is going to be a great companion for a mature home with well behaved larger dogs and school aged children. He is pure delight and, as tiny as he is, he  will fill the hearts and home of his new family.

Zan has been neutered, is microchipped, vaccinated to prevent rabies, parvo, distemper and is on heartworm preventative.





Donna Lee ADOPTED! 12/30/2012

Estimated Birthday September 25, 2006

Such a pretty, pretty baby girl, our precious little Donna Lee was picked up as a stray in Valencia County. Her people did not come to find her at the shelter before her stray hold was up. She was then eligible for adoption or transfer to rescue. We picked her up at exactly 2:00 when her hold expired. Had to, she looks so much like Aldonza Maria, our first Chihuahua.

Donna Lee is approximately six years old and weighs six and a half pounds. She is very sweet, not nippy or fearful, but you can see in her big, beautiful eyes that she is sad. Donna Lee deserves a home with adults and perhaps with school aged children that want to cuddle and love this brokenhearted little girl.

She is using a doggy door, has used piddle pads and is crate trained. We are scheduling a dental, Donna Lee has been spayed and microchipped, is current on vaccinations and will be tested for heartworm and three tick borne diseases.









Cisco ADOPTED! 01/21/2013

Estimated Birthday February 29, 2012

The man and woman who saw this little guy on the side of the highway thought he was a rat at first. But the husband said they should go back and look again. The little pup was very scared so it took about half an hour to catch him. He was dirty, but look at what was under the dust! Cisco, a Chihuahua, is a delightful little guy.

The family who found him already have five dogs and are elderly so decided they shouldn’t keep him and asked if we would find him a good home. The shelter did not received a report of a lost pup fitting his description during the stray hold time, so he is now available for adoption.

Foster mom says: “OMG is all I have to say about this precious little boy! He weighs 4.5 lbs soaking wet (ok, he is not soaking wet very often cause he just gets way too cold)! Cisco is a sweet little boy who seems so delicate but he is all boy...and loves to wrestle with his foster siblings that weigh up to 11 lbs!!! His best buddy is Zan (also an available Quixote Humane Chihuahua) and he will follow him into trouble and into snuggle time, wherever Zan leads him! He has the wonderful energy of a puppy and is happy to play outside as much as in. He is using the doggy door (F I N A L L Y!!) and is well on his way to being potty trained! Cisco is crate trained but he also has earned free time (not in the crate) when we are gone for a short period. We can’t wait for him to join us in our people beds at night! He can be a little bossy too (see Zan!), but he is just so little and his bark so quiet...no doggy really listens, but we reassure him that he is a big boy while he is snuggling into our neck for a nap. He is an absolute love bug!! Because he is so little, and so brave, he would be best in a home with adults or a home with older children and would be fine with all doggies, as long as the bigger ones are gentle and calm.”

Cisco is neutered, has series of 3 puppy shots, is vaccinated for rabies, is microchipped, and on monthly heartworm preventative.



 

Dillon ADOPTED! 12/19/2012

Estimated Birthday 7/26/2009

The owners said that they let him out to go potty on a Monday evening and when he came back in his eye was injured. They couldn’t afford the veterinary care he needed to remove his left eye so they brought him to the Valencia County Animal Shelter. Information on the owner release forms says that he is three years old and our veterinarian weighed him at twelve pounds.

We never really know what we are going to get when we take in a rescue dog that has been injured. We just get them into the clinic as quick as we can and worry about the other issues when they come back to us. Luckily this little boy is a delight!

His before grooming photo is not very good, maybe he is a little embarrassed that his coat is out of control or that he thinks he looks funny with a missing eye. But just look at him now! Head held high and proud. What a handsome boy. 

It is sad that the family had to give up their dog, they obviously loved him and treated him well. Dillon is great with the other foster dogs, is very gentle and affectionate with men and women. We think he would do very well in a home with school aged children. 

He is neutered, vaccinated to prevent parvo, distemper, and rabies, has been tested negative for heartworm and three tick borne diseases, is on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. Dillon is crate trained and using the doggy door. All he needs now is a home with a loving family willing to overlook his injury. By-the-way, when we took him back into the vet clinic to remove his sutures we also found that he has a beebee in his chest. How could anyone shoot a sweet little dog like Dillon?



Annabelle ADOPTED! 12/15/2012

Estimated Birthday July 4, 2010

Annabelle was found as a stray in the Smith’s parking lot in Los Lunas and taken to the animal shelter for the owner to reclaim. They never came.

She is a very affectionate dog, begging for attention. The first day in our rescue she was rolling over for tummy rubs. She looks like she may be a mix of Chihuahua and perhaps Schnauzer. Annabelle weighs ten pounds, is pleasantly plump and about two years old so should not get much bigger. She is a quiet and humble little girl.

She will be spayed, microchipped, vaccinated for rabies and core vaccines and will be tested for heartworm and three tick borne diseased before she is ready for adoption. We will take applications in the meantime. 






Merlin and Mystic ADOPTED! 12/15/2012

Estimated Birthday September 15, 2012

Mystic and Merlin were surrendered to the Valencia County animal shelter along with their mother, Magic Charm. We estimate their birthday to be around September 15, but the owner did not provide that information or say who or what breed their suspected father is, so we are guessing perhaps Dachshund. . . Perhaps as they grow up we can better discern their mix. In any case, they are sweet little pups that will make great pets for their adoptive families as the foster mom is working hard to get them socialized to men, women and other dogs.

Mystic is a black and tan female and Merlin is a chocolate or blue and tan male. His color may change a bit as he grows up. Magic Charm is a wolf colored Chihuahua that weighs about seven pounds. She is very social and seems to have passed on the loving feeling to her puppies.

The pups will be available for foster-to-adopt. The adoptive family will be required to bring them back for the full puppy vaccination series and then for neuter or spay when they are five months old. They will also be microchipped and heartworm preventative will be provided.    




Troy ADOPTED! 11/21/2012

Estimated Birthday January 15, 2012

We think that Troy may be a Lhasa Apso mix, perhaps with Poodle. He was picked up as a stray in Valencia County and spend the week waiting for his owners to reclaim him. After the stray hold period was up we decided to bring this little guy into rescue. The photo of him with the dark blue background and on a leash is what he looked like then. Within a few days and a bath he brightened up and is a happy boy. He will need consistent grooming, as he is still young, we don’t know how long his coat will grow.

He is still very much a puppy, high energy and loves to play with the other foster dogs. His coat is a thick parti color of white with grey. We thought his feet were dirty but all four are gray!

Troy has mastered the doggy door and loves to run in the yard. He is one of the largest of our foster dogs but does not bother the smallest at all. He is delighted to meet new people. He might be a bit too active for toddlers, though. Since we do not have cats here we don’t know how he will react to them. However, we believe with a proper introduction he will be fine.

Neutered, microchipped, vaccinated to prevent distemper, parvo, and rabies, he has been tested negative for three tick borne disease and heartworm, and is on monthly heartworm preventative.  





Jessica ADOPTED! 11/25/2012

Estimated Birthday June 1, 2012

We got a call from a man who found a young pup on the side of the road with appeared to be two broken hind legs and was in pain. From his description it sounded like she would need to be euthanized. He could not afford to take her to the emergency clinic and all of veterinary clinics were closed for the weekend. We called the Bosque Animal Clinic and asked to have the on-call veterinarian meet him and put her to sleep.

The clinic called back and asked if we would approve x-rays because they felt she had a chance to recover. In for a penny in for a pound . . . And, so, this lovely little girl had surgery to fix the one leg that was broken in two places.

She is now in a foster home that says “Jessica is a wonderful, typically rambunctious puppy! Full of kisses and playfulness. Although just four months old, she is housetrained (with a dog door), will sit on command and is learning to heel and walk on a leash.” The foster home has large and small dogs and cats. Jessie loves to meet new people and thinks the world is a great place.

Jessica is current on her puppy shots, is on heartworm preventative and will be spayed, vaccinated to prevent rabies and will be microchipped when she is five months old.



Tonya ADOPTED! 10/28/2012

Estimated Birthday, January 12, 2011

Tonya is a sweet heart and loves attention from people and the other dogs equally. She is a tomboy of sorts....kinda like her namesake... her foster mom. She loves it when the other dogs chase her and loves playing with toys and isn’t content until all the stuffing is out of every toy in the toy box. She is potty trained using the doggy door and spends as much time outside as inside during the day...where ever the action takes her! Tonya is crate trained but is sleeping with Alysia, foster mom’s daughter, during the night.... but she will head to bed with anyone who will take her! She loves to eat, so watching her intake is important, and she is not at all picky about her food or treats. She plays well with all her foster siblings, big, small, young and old...she doesn’t care at all, if you can move...she wants to play with you! She really is as ’ideal’ as they come and will make a great companion in just about any family willing to give her the attention she deserves!!

Tonya is spayed, has all of her vaccinations, has been tested negative for heartworm and three tick borne diseases and is on heartworm preventative.

 

 

Mickey ADOPTED! 10/13/2012

Estimated Birthday after he grows in his adult teeth.

The breeders of this little guy sold two female puppies for $150 on the roadside in Los Lunas. They were not able to sell the two boys. They were just packing up and were going to the shelter to drop them off when one of our volunteers stopped and asked about their Chihuahua x Poodle mix puppies. The owners said they were five months old and wanted $60 each for them, but in the end gave them to her because they were going to take them to the shelter because they couldn’t “get rid of them.”

Mickey and Bobby did not have a single adult tooth so were not five months old as the owners said. They did not have a single vaccination to protect them from getting parvo or distemper which are rampant in Valencia County.

However, in spite of their background they are too darn cute! Bobby has been adopted. Mickey is in a foster home until he finds someone who can give him the life he deserves. We think he will be about six pounds when he is full-grown, he weighed five pounds at five months. In the meantime, he is learning how to be a well behaved dog. He has five other small dogs to pester and keeps everyone entertained with his baby talk and antics.

Mickey is a hoot and so entertaining as he plays with his best buddy, a one year old Chihuahua. The antics, growling and trying to talk as if his is human is hysterical. All of this, while being the most lovable, in your lap puppy. Mickey wants to be with his person at all times, following everywhere, waiting for a lap opportunity. A very social little boy, Mickey is going to be a fabulous addition to a great home.

Mickey has had his series shots, rabies vaccination, is on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. He had to have several puppy teeth removed when he was neutered.



Tonya ADOPTED 10/18/2012

Estimated Birthday, January 12, 2011

Tonya is a sweet heart and loves attention from people and the other dogs equally. She is a tomboy of sorts....kinda like her namesake... her foster mom. She loves it when the other dogs chase her and loves playing with toys and isn’t content until all the stuffing is out of every toy in the toy box. She is potty trained using the doggy door and spends as much time outside as inside during the day...where ever the action takes her! Tonya is crate trained but is sleeping with Alysia, foster mom’s daughter, during the night.... but she will head to bed with anyone who will take her! She loves to eat, so watching her intake is important, and she is not at all picky about her food or treats. She plays well with all her foster siblings, big, small, young and old...she doesn’t care at all, if you can move...she wants to play with you! She really is as ’ideal’ as they come and will make a great companion in just about any family willing to give her the attention she deserves!!

Tonya is spayed, has all of her vaccinations, has been tested negative for heartworm and three tick borne diseases and is on heartworm preventative.  





LaDonna ADOPTED! 10-20-2112

LaDonna looks like a miniature Yellow Labrador Retriever. She is still very much a puppy with a high play drive, but cuddles and kisses rate very high on her list of favorite things.  She has an almost white coat, with apricot ears and dark eyes with white eyelashes. She weighs 32 pounds so is a medium sized dog at about one year old. Healthy, happy and pretty, what more does a little girl need going for her to find a loving home?

She loves to be around women but tends to be intimidated by big men. She also likes dogs her size or smaller but is a little leary of larger dogs. She is super playful with dogs her size and enjoys running laps in the yard and wrestling with her buddies.  LaDonna is house trained, walks on a leash and enjoys outings on the trails. She is spayed, has her puppy shot series and rabies vaccination, kennel cough vaccination, is on heartworm preventative and is microchipped.





 
Jinx ADOPTED! 10-18-2112

Estimated Birthday April 13, 2012

This charming fellow was for sale at the Bosque Farms flea market along with the pretty little black and white girl, Monique. Actually, he was a bonus pup because Monique was for sale for $80 and we offered $40. When we came back with the cash little Jinx was there, too. We paid $80 for both of them.

Obviously, selling puppies out of the back of the car, on the side of the road or at the flea markets is not done by responsible breeders. The men selling the dogs did not speak English well and we don’t speak Spanish so we got little information about where they came from and nothing about the parents or vaccinations. (We assumed none were given).

Jinx is a very mild mannered boy. He is getting to know how to interact with people. It seems he did not get much attention early on in life and is a bit shy. He is great with the other small foster dogs, is using the doggy door and has used piddle pad, as well. He weighed four and a half pounds on July 12, but he will probably grow up to be about eight pounds. We think he will be a great little snuggle pup for a family with school aged children and open arms to hug and protect him.

We estimate his birthday to have been about mid April so we gave him his series of three puppy shots. He will be neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated to prevent rabies prior to adoption. We are accepting adoption applications and he can go to a foster-to-adopt home before the completion of adoption.





Rascal ADOPTED! 10/21/2012

Birthday October 24, 2010

Little Rascal, a very handsome boy, is an owner release because of family issues. He is a purebred Yorkshire Terrier, is neutered, current on vaccinations and is microchipped. We are currently assessing his needs and will update as we learn more about the best placement for him. He weighs about 18 pounds is energetic.

He is great with women, seems to be good with men, don’t know about children, gets along well with the other foster dogs, but is questionable with cats.

We are accepting applications and will reply as we know more about him.



Lolita ADOPTED! 09-03-2112

Estimated Birthday February 5, 2011

Lolita is Cindy Sue’s litter mate according to the owner that brought them into the Valencia County Animal Shelter. She was moving and could not take them with her. She had bred Cindy Sue twice but lost all of the puppies. Thank goodness she didn’t try to breed little Lolita - most likely she would not have survived.

Both of them are a bit timid, probably from not much socializing as puppies, but neither are nippy with us or the veterinarian staff. She will probably not become a social butterfly - giving kisses to anyone who asks - but we believe she will turn into a cuddle bug with someone who will take the time to show her that life can be good. 

Because of her extra small size, just over two pounds, she will not be placed in a home with young children or dogs that are rambunctious or do have not experience with a tiny dog. Some of our other rescue dogs are picking on her so she is being kept away from the majority of the them. She needs a quiet home that will help her recover from the trauma of her previous life. Solid wall, secure fencing is a must for the few moments she will be outside with supervision. This precious little princess deserves a home that will spoil her and bring out the spark within her. She is a treasure.

Lolita is current on all vaccinations, has been spayed, microchipped, tested negative for three tick borne diseases and heartworm, and is on heartworm preventative.





Pippy ADOPTED! 10/23/2012

Estimated Birthday October 18, 2004

The owner got her from a backyard breeder when she was about a year old and kept her for about six years when she  had a baby; the child is now a toddler and was not good with the dog. She decided to keep the child and give the dog to her parents. The parents often care for the child and thought it best that little Pippy find a new home that is going to be safer for a tiny dog.

Pippy wants nothing more than to be cuddled. She is going to give a senior home the joy of having a wonderful companion to snuggle and love. Since she weighs just a tad over four pounds she would do best in a home with other small dogs or very calm larger dogs. She will not be placed in a home with children under the age of eight.

This incredible baby doll is so tiny and is such a sweet little love. She is crate trained and using a piddle pad and gets along very well with the other foster dogs.

Pippy will be spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and have a dental on October 22nd and then will be available for adoption. 





Monique ADOPTED! 08/11/2012

Estimated Birthday February 19, 2012

We don’t normally support breeder cast offs because we don’t like to encourage them to continue to do backyard breeding. This little girl was being sold at the flea market in Bosque Farms. She had an ulcerated eye and we couldn’t take the chance that someone would buy her and not get her treated right away. They were asking $80 for her and we offered $50. They agreed. When we got back with cash they had another Chihuahua for sale. They accepted $80 for both of them. (See Jinx, the second pup). The eye ulcer has healed, but we are continuing to put drops in both eyes once a day.

Little Monique has long legs and a long, elegant, arching neck and almond shaped eyes. She also has a slightly higher than normal body temperature so it is possible that she is a Chihuahua mixed with Xoloitzcuintli or a toy, coated Xoloitzcuintli. We could not get any background on her as the owners did not speak English well and we don’t speak Spanish. It would have been nice to hear her story.

She is incredibly affectionate. She “talks” at feeding time; almost saying “I love you”. She is trained to use a doggy door and piddle pads. At about five month old she weighs four and a half pounds.

Monique has her series of puppy shots and will be spayed, microchipped, vaccinated for rabies prior to adoption. We are accepting application in the meantime.





Jayna ADOPTED! 07/17/2012

Estimated Birthday June 6, 2011

Jayna has one flaw, the tip of her tail is kinked. Other than that she is perfect in every way. She loves to be cuddled, runs like the wind when she goes out to play, wants to engage with all of the other foster Chihuahua and is sweet and loving to everyone. (Still does some submissive peeing with new folks though). And, on top of her gold star personality, she is drop dead gorgeous!

She was in heat when she came into rescue so she has been separated from the rest of the fosters when she was not supervised. She is now spayed, vaccinated to prevent rabies, distemper, parvo is on heartworm preventative and microchipped. She only weighed four and a half pounds at eight months old and will be a small Chihuahua so will not be a good match in a family with rambunctious dogs and young children. 

Charlie Chan  ADOPTED! 06/20/2012

Estimated Birthday April 29, 2005

The owner released Charlie Chan, along with their ShihTzu, to the Valencia County Animal Shelter. Unfortunately, owners seldom bring health records or offer much history when they drop off their pets. Maybe they are frustrated, angry, or sad that they cannot continue to care for them.

Though it would be helpful to know more about their past, rescues pick up the pieces and make the best of what little information given. Charlie Chan is supposedly six years old. That is all we know. (We named him Charlie after my dad who passed away last year and left behind his white Pekingese Toby, who is now living with my sister.) He currently weighs 18 pounds but could lose a pound or two. He has not made a sound since he has been in foster care.

Charlie is a very happy dog, wagging his tail in delight and tapping his feet for attention. We think an adult home where he can excel in sofa lounging, lap warming, and surfing the tube will best suit his needs. (My dad’s Toby loves riding in the golf cart . . .)

Charlie Chan is neutered, microchipped, tested for heartworm, and several tick borne diseases, on monthly heartworm preventative, current on rabies and core vaccinations. He is currently using piddle pads when confined and is using the doggy door, too.

Leah ADOPTED! 07/12-2012

Estimated Birthday May 1, 2011

This pretty little longhair Chihuahua was bought as a puppy by a family that later found they did not have time for her. She was crated most of the time as the owners were both working and didn’t have time to house train her. They decided it would be best if she could find a home that could give her the attention she deserves. She is now using a doggy door.

Leah is about a year old and weighs four and a half pounds. She has a lovely golden sable coat with a cute black strip down her nose. Her coat will probably get a bit longer as she gets older but will not get thick. She is extremely animated and loves people and is very playful with other small dogs.

Current on vaccinations to prevent rabies, parvo, distemper, tested for heartworm and several tick borne diseases, she is on heartworm preventative, spayed and microchipped. 







Ilsa ADOPTED! 05-26-2012

Estimated Birthday March 2, 2009

A gentle soul with loving brown eyes, Ilsa is about three years old and weighs a slight five and a half pounds. She needs to gain a few ounces as she was underweight when she came into rescue. She was found a stray in Valencia County and no one came to reclaim her. She is a quiet little dog that longs for someone to hold her and snuggle with at night.

Ilsa gets along well with the other foster dogs but would really prefer to have a person or two to spend her time with when they are at home; though, she will be fine waiting for her master to come home an average working day schedule. She uses the doggy door and eats well. She is not fearful, but is not highly active in finding new friends. Ilsa prefers to take a little time before she gives kisses, but is looking for the perfect someone to commit to a long term relationship. It will probably take about two minutes . . . Really! Just look at those soulful eyes!

Spayed, vaccinated to prevent rabies, distemper, parvo and tested negative for heartworm and three tick bourne diseases, Ilsa is microchipped and on monthly heart worm preventative. 





Danica ADOPTED! 06/06/2012

Estimated Birthday April 10, 2010

What an incredibly sweet little girl! She is about two years old, but  white frosting on her black mask makes her look older. She has already had a litter of pups, but was spayed and vaccinated on April 23rd so she will not have to go through that again!

Danica is a submissive little girl, Spayed, vaccinated to protect again  but loves to give kisses - even to strangers. As tiny as she is, just six pounds, she climbs the baby gate to get next to her foster family. Her sad eyes will glisten when she gets into a home that wants a tiny cuddlebug.

Spayed, vaccinated to prevent rabies, parvo, distemper and tested negative for heartworm and three tick bourn diseases, “Dani” is on monthly heartworm preventative and is microchipped. All she needs is a loving home.

Izzy Mae ADOPTED! 04/06/2012

Estimated Birthday October 11, 2007

Sweet Izzy Mae is completely house trained and hasn’t had a single accident. She absolutely LOVES to go on walks. Her foster family takes her on two mile walks and she doesn’t slow down a bit until the half way mark. She monitors them and when one of them even looks at the leashes she starts yipping and whining and jumping up and down like she has springs on her feet.  She is a high energy girl though she is not hyper at all. Izzy is a social dog and gets along with men, women and other dogs.

She’s learning to sit and come although she isn’t quite solid in it yet. Izzy is a very sweet and loving little girl. Izzy Mae was found as a stray in Valencia County. She had a luxation of her kneecap and a “cherry eye,” a rupture of the third eyelid, so we had those repaired after she recovered from being spayed. She has also tested negative for several tick borne diseases and heartworm. She is on heartworm preventative and has been microchipped and is current on all vaccinations. She is ready to go to a family that is looking for a young adult dog with plenty of love to give.  

 

If you are able to help with the medical expenses to repair her knee and eye, we would appreciate your donation. Please send your donation to: 

Quixote Humane

P.O. Box 1285  

Peralta , New Mexico 87042  

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Puck ADOPTED! 04/15/2012

Birthday April 10, 2011

When his wife died the breeder decided he could not care for some of his remaining dogs. His veterinarian gave him our number to see if we could help find them forever homes.

The first thing you see about Puck is his huge Chihuahua ears! Both Puck and Columbo love everybody and are full of energy and puppy kisses. When they are playing they will drop everything to run for hugs and kisses. They have a solid build with sturdy legs so will be fine with school age children and able to play with larger dogs. Puck is a high energy little boy, weighing about four pounds. He will be happiest in a home with another small dog or young family that can keep him busy. Puck is a very small, active dog so secure fencing and locked gates are necessary.

Puck is vaccinated, neutered, microchipped and on heartworm preventative. He is uses a doggy door and puppy pads.   

Kayla ADOPTED! 04/20/212

Estimated Birthday August 20, 2005

The owner of this beautiful little lady fell and broke her hip and had to go into assisted living. Kayla is a little overweight at eight and a half pounds. Her foster mom is working on getting a little weight off so she will be more comfortable.

Kayla loves to snuggle and enjoys spending time outdoors when the weather is nice. She likes men, women and well behaved children. There are other Chihuahuas and two larger dogs in her foster home and she gets along with them, though she would prefer to get more one on one attention.

A senior home would be wonderful, as she had been a loving companion to her previous owner. Someone who would like to take short walks and share  a warm lap would be ideal. 

Sweet, little Kayla has been spayed, microchipped recently had a dental, is current on all vaccinations, and is on monthly heartworm preventative.   

Columbo ADOPTED! 03/25/2012

Birthday April 10, 2011

When his wife died the breeder decided he could not care for some of his remaining dogs. His veterinarian gave him our number to see if we could help find them loving, forever homes.

Columbo is  a very social and happy little, seven pound, guy; a real lovey boy. He loves to play and chase around the yard with his brother Puck. They try to get the older rescues to play with them but they don’t think that sounds like fun, so the boys keep each other busy investigating the bushes and playing tug-o-war with stuffed toys. He would like to find a home with a preteen, school aged child or two to play with during the day and snuggle with at night. He gets along very well with all of the other foster dogs and both men and women. 

Columbo is neutered, current on vaccinations, microchipped and on heartworm preventative. He is crate trained and uses a doggy door.

Snickerdoodle ADOPTED! 03/13/2012

Estimated Birthday February 16, 2011

Snickerdoodle was found as a stray in Valencia County and was taken to the local shelter. She is super sweet and enjoys the company of people and plays well with the other dogs in her foster home. However, she is not fond of cats.

She is about one year old and weighs 15 pounds. Her coat has been shaved to get rid of mats, so it will be interesting to see what it looks like when it grows out. She has silver grey brindle stripes on a cream color base. Of course, her best feature is her big, beautiful brown eyes! She is most likely a Lhasa Apso, a jaunty and outgoing breed. She is crate trained, but really enjoys being outside.

This precious little girl is current on her vaccinations, spayed, tested for heartworms and several tick borne diseases, on heartworm preventative and microchipped.

 

JoJo ADOPTED! 02/24/2012

Estimated Birthday February 10, 2008

Jojo is the truly the happiest little foster boy I have ever had, short of the always happy puppies. He loves everyone, humans and dogs, and is what we call a ’talker’ at our house. He makes low/short barking/pleading noises to get us or one of his playmates attention and pokes them in their chest and us on our hands, all with his bottom in the air and his tail wagging like crazy! I really think he is truly extraordinarily happy and wakes each day ready to live life to the fullest....and is ALWAYS in a great mood...absolutely no bad habits (well, except the kissing thing-he loves giving and getting them...anytime!).

He has not had a single ’accident’ in the house since coming into foster and uses the doggy door like a champ. He has slept with me and my own two little dogs from the first night....he figured that out really fast....and has decided that he and my own 7 yr old need to wrestle under the covers before falling asleep!!

Jojo isbeing fostered with dogs ranging in age from five months old to 7 years old and 4 lbs to 80 lbs....and he loves and plays with all of them! He loves men and women and is especially in love with my 18yo son. Jojo is one of the extra-special ones and someone is going to be so lucky to get this little boy. He will never let you forget how happy you make him!

Boyd ADOPTED! 02/24/2012

Estimated Birthday January 18, 2009

A very athletic and very happy little guy, Boyd loves to go for walks on a leash and, when in the yard, wiggles his butt in the air trying to get the other dogs to play. In the house he stands on his hind legs and wiggles like a belly dancer with a perpetual smile.

Boyd likes his foster mom but is partial to his foster dad, though he is happy for attention from anyone. This sweet boy weighs just under nine pounds and is about two years old. He is a pale fawn with white and has gorgeous hazel eyes.

He would like to find a home with a family that likes to spend time outside to play chase but also wants a companion to share snuggle time in the evenings. 

Boyd is neutered, microchipped, has his rabies and core vaccinations, has been tested negative for three tick borne diseases and heartworm, and is on monthly heartworm preventative. 

Mary Rose ADOPTED! 02/24/2012

Birthday July 27, 2005

When her father died, Mary Rose’s owner lost the rental they were living in and she ended up homeless. So many of us say we would never leave our dogs behind. We would live in our car if we had to - her owner did. She lost her home, all of her possessions, all of her friends, and finally her dogs. A family member in California gave her a chance to begin again, but they already have all the pets they are allowed, so Mary Rose could not go along with her owner. We said we would take her precious little girl and find her a loving home. 

Rosie is six years old and weighs about seven pounds. She had been with her owner since she was a puppy so was a bit timid when she came into our foster home. In just a couple of weeks she was begging for attention and practically leaps into my arms for kisses now. No doubt she will blossom into a loving companion in a mature home with another small dog, older children, or a retired couple. What she would really like is to have a person of her own to help her get over the heartache of losing her “mom”.

Rosie is spayed, vaccinated to prevent rabies, distemper and parvo, has been tested for heartworm and several tick borne diseases, is on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. 

Nocchi ADOPTED! 02/02/2012 Estimated Birthday September 11, 2007

This is Nocchi’s favorite spot, cuddled in loving arms. He is in a foster home with several other small dogs, however he does not like the intact male Poodle her sister owns or big dogs. His foster family says that he great with the adult family members, in particular a young male relative.

Nocchi is a little guy, weighing only five pounds, so we will be careful not to place him a home with large, rambunctious dogs and young children. He will be best suited in a home that has experience with little dogs and would like to have a little dog to dote upon.

Nocchi has been neutered, vaccinated to prevent rabies, distemper, parvovirus, and kennel cough, tested negative for heartworm and tick borne diseases, on heartworm preventative, is microchipped and had a dental. All he needs now is a home deserving of a handsome little prince.

Wrangler ADOPTED! 02/05/2012

Birthday approx July 6, 2005.

Wrangler prefers to snuggle in the blankets, cuddle and be pampered. He knows how to use a doggie door but is just as happy to use piddle pads. He really prefers to be inside and get attention. However, if you want to take him for a ride he is delighted to “go” anywhere as long as you go, too. (He would rather not “go” see the vet anytime soon).

Wrangler was probably hit by car, or maybe fell or was fallen upon. No one knows because he was left in the drop off kennels at the Valencia County shelter. He waited through his stray hold period - which included a holiday. By the time we were able to get him into the veterinary clinic he had been waiting ten days. Of course, we don’t know how long before that he was injured. Though he was in pain he was a good boy and accepted what life had dealt him.

His leg was broken just above the knee. Our vet was pleased that he was able to pull the ends together and pin it, even though some of the muscles and tendons had contracted.

After recovering from his broken leg we found that Wrangler also had a luxated patella (loose kneecap) so we had surgery done to correct that, too! He is able to get around just fine, but probably will not be a good choice for a family that wants to go for long walks. Because of his previous injury we feel he would do best in a home with older children.

We think he is a very handsome boy with huge eyes, large upright ears, and a nicely domed head with a little tan kissy spot on top. Just luscious to look at! He is a bit tentative at first but is a sweetie when he feels safe.

Wrangler is neutered, current on vaccinations to prevent rabies, parvo virus, distemper, and kennel cough. He is negative for heartworm, on monthly heartworm preventative,  and is microchipped..

Lawton ADOPTED! 02/04/2012

Birthday April 11, 2011

Lawton looks like a miniature yellow Labrador Retriever with a touch of Husky and weighs about 30 pounds at eight months old. He has a snow white coat - including his eyelashes!

Need a pal? No matter if you’re a kid or a just kid at heart, this boy will be your next best friend. He’s a good listener, loves to play ball, likes to tag along just as long as it’s with you. He is well socialized and enjoys the company of men, women, kids, and other dogs. He is a joyful boy!

He is neutered, has his puppy shot series, is rabies vaccinated, has kennel cough vaccination, is on heartworm preventative and has been microchipped.

Amanda ADOPTED! 01/17/2012

Estimated Birthday August 11, 2009

Beautiful Amanda is about 2 years old and weighs five pounds. She is a little baby girl that loves to cuddle, give tiny kisses and wags the tip of her tail with delight when you hold her. She is a dainty dog with tiny feet. Her coat is a solid black on top with pale tan below and two dots of tan over her eyes. 

Amanda is a bit reserved with the other foster dogs, as they are mostly active puppies and she is more of a princess. She will probably be happiest in a home that is not highly active, but has a lap or two for snuggling. She is a delightful little angel!

She has been spayed, vaccinated for rabies, parvo, distemper and other core vaccinations. She has been tested for negative for three tick borne diseases and heartworm, is on heartworm preventative and is microchipped.

Amanda recently had surgery to repair her slipping kneecap. This is not uncommon problem in small breed dogs, but is painful and can cause long term disability if not corrected. Her medical expenses are over $800. 

If you would like to donate to help us be able to help other dogs in the future please send your donations to Quixote Humane, P.O. Box 1285, Peralta, NM 87068 or use the PayPal button below. 

 

Heath ADOPTED! 02/02/2012

Estimated Birthday June 4, 2011

Heath was named for his caramel colored coat and chocolate mask. Though the chocolate near his eyebrows make him look worried, he is not! He is a very happy pup that loved to chase around with the other dogs and play with a laser light. At four months old he weighted five and a half pounds so should be about seven pounds when he is full grown. He has nice, solid legs which will give him a sturdy base and less likely to be injured in play or jumping from the couch.

Though good with men, women and other dogs we don’t know how he is with children and cats. Since he is such a happy-go-lucky little boy we think he should be fine with school aged children and, with proper introduction, should learn not to try to play with cats that prefer to be left alone.

Heath’s adoption fee includes neuter, microchip, rabies, distemper, parvo and other core vaccinations and is on monthly heartworm preventative. He not a picky eater and is housetrained.

Amanda ADOPTED! 01/17/2012

Estimated Birthday August 11, 2009

Beautiful Amanda is about 2 years old and weighs five pounds. She is a little baby girl that loves to cuddle, give tiny kisses and wags the tip of her tail with delight when you hold her. She is a dainty dog with tiny feet. Her coat is a solid black on top with pale tan below and two dots of tan over her eyes. 

Amanda is a bit reserved with the other foster dogs, as they are mostly active puppies and she is more of a princess. She will probably be happiest in a home that is not highly active, but has a lap or two for snuggling. She is a delightful little angel!

She has been spayed, vaccinated for rabies, parvo, distemper and other core vaccinations. She has been tested for negative for three tick borne diseases and heartworm, is on heartworm preventative and is microchipped.

Amanda recently had surgery to repair her slipping kneecap. This is not uncommon problem in small breed dogs, but is painful and can cause long term disability if not corrected. Her medical expenses are over $800. 

If you would like to donate to help us be able to help other dogs in the future please send your donations to Quixote Humane, P.O. Box 1285, Peralta, NM 87068 or use the PayPal button below. 

 

Heath ADOPTED! 02/02/2012

Estimated Birthday June 4, 2011

Heath was named for his caramel colored coat and chocolate mask. Though the chocolate near his eyebrows make him look worried, he is not! He is a very happy pup that loved to chase around with the other dogs and play with a laser light. At four months old he weighted five and a half pounds so should be about seven pounds when he is full grown. He has nice, solid legs which will give him a sturdy base and less likely to be injured in play or jumping from the couch.

Though good with men, women and other dogs we don’t know how he is with children and cats. Since he is such a happy-go-lucky little boy we think he should be fine with school aged children and, with proper introduction, should learn not to try to play with cats that prefer to be left alone.

Heath’s adoption fee includes neuter, microchip, rabies, distemper, parvo and other core vaccinations and is on monthly heartworm preventative. He not a picky eater and is housetrained.

LaDonna ADOPTED! 12/31/2011

Birthday April 11, 2011

DaDonna looks like a miniature yellow Labrador Retriever. She is still very much a puppy with a high play drive, but cuddles and kisses rate very high on her list of favorite things. She weighed 32 pounds at eight months, so is pretty much grown up. She has an almost white coat, with apricot ears and dark eyes with white eyelashes. Healthy, happy and pretty, what more does a little girl need going for her to find a loving home?

She is spayed, has her puppy shot series and rabies vaccination, kennel cough vaccination, is on heartworm preventative and is microchipped.

Mojo ADOPTED! 12/24/2011

Estimated Birthday September 11, 2007

Mojo is definitely a Yorkshire Terrier; he knows the world revolves around him and he lives to be loved. He is very active. Running with the other dogs brings him great joy, especially when he makes the big dogs lie down and submit to his right to rule as lord and master of the realm. Considering he only weighs five pounds his skills as a ruler are impressive!

He is in a foster home with medium and small dogs and two cats. Mojo has been in the company of men, women and an occasional child, we feel he will be most comfortable in a home with an opportunity to spend time outdoors in a securely fenced yard and perhaps a dog friend or two. But, then, he could be perfectly happy with a retired couple who will dote on him and grant his every wish.

Mojo has been neutered, vaccinated to prevent rabies and other common diseases. He has been tested negative for heartworm and several tick-borne diseases, is on monthly heartworm preventative, and is microchipped. 

Freckles ADOPTED! 12/12/2011

Estimated Birthday November 11, 2009

Poor little darling was scared half to death when her rescue angel found her running the streets of Albuquerque. After half an hour of coaxing she finally let her finder pick her up. She spent the rest of the day at the office making new friends. After two weeks of ads and posting her with ABQ Animal Control we accepted her into our rescue to find her a new home.

Freckles is about three years old, weighs 16 pounds, and has a lovely, medium length, liver and white coat spattered with freckles. She may be a mix of a small Spaniel breed or longhair Chihuahua. She is a bit timid of strangers but warms up after a short time. Her favorite things are running in the yard with the other dogs, any kind of treat, and thinking about chasing the cats. Freckles likes her crate, enjoys belly rubs and cuddling with her favorite person.

Adoption fee includes: Spay, core and rabies vaccinations, testing for Heartworm and three tick borne diseases, and microchip. All she needs is you!    

 

 

Whiskers ADOPTED!

Estimated Birthday May 1, 2010

This little cutie pie was picked up as a stray in Valencia County. We named him whiskers because he has a smooth wire black and tan coat, with chin whiskers. Whiskers is possibly a Chihuahua mixed with Yorkie or Schnauzer.

His foster mom says that he is housetrained, loves to play with toys, is good with men and women, school aged children, large and small dogs, and cats.

His only flaw is a turn out of his right front leg. However, it does not slow him down when playing or on his outings to the lake.  At just about a year old this little seven and a half pound sweetie has a lifetime of love to give to a loving family.

Whiskers is neutered, current on rabies and core vaccinations, is tested negative for heartworm and three tick borne diseases, is on heartworm preventative and is microchipped.  

Isabella ADOPTED! 11/03/2011

Birthday March 29, 2008

Precious Isabella is a three and a half pound Yorkie. She is a loving little dog with the cutest scruffy face. She was surrendered by her owner because they could not afford the care she requires for her health needs.

She had trauma to her spine that was treated with steroids and cage rest. Isabella was born with a common problem in small dog – a luxated patella (slipping kneecap). She is scheduled for surgery in early July. We are hoping that the leg repair will get her back on her feet and be ready for a pain free life in a month or two.

We are requesting donations to help with her knee surgery. If you would like to donate please send your donation to:

Quixote Humane

P.O. Box 1285

Peralta, New Mexico 87042 or use PayPal.

Lucien ADOPTED!

Birthday April 11, 2011

Lucien is one of Lady Madonna’s puppies. Three of the pups have short legs - the other three are longer legged like their mom, who we think may be a Cocker Spaniel mix because of her thick, curly coat and partial tail. However, she looks mostly Poodle when groomed. We can only guess what other breeds are in Lucien’s pedigree because Dad was just “visiting.”

Lucien is one of the shorter legged pups. He weighed 16 pounds at four months, has a dark charcoal colored coat and amber eyes. LaBella and he are best buddies and love to wrestle and run in the yard. They are housetrained to a doggie door and are crate trained. He is a bit sensitive, not as much as a wild child with people as LaBella is, but loves attention from men, women and plays well with other dogs in her foster home. He likes to carry his favorite stuffed toy with him where ever he goes. 

He is neutered, has his puppy shot series, is rabies vaccinated, has kennel cough vaccination, is on heartworm preventative and is microchipped.

Dusty II ADOPTED! 10/26/2011

Birthday May 12, 2011

When his wife died, the breeder realized he could not care for all of the dogs in his home. He talked to his veterinarian about it, and Doc gave him our contact information to see if we could help.

Dusty is one of the four dogs we agreed to take into rescue. We are working with him to try to get the last breeding pair spayed and neutered so he is not overwhelmed again.

This little boy is so precocious! He has no fear! He runs with the “big dogs” (the other small dogs) in our foster home. He is fast as lightening getting in or out of an open door or baby gate. Loves to redecorate the laundry room he shares with MacKenzie and is more interested in cardboard boxes than stuffed toys. He learned the doggie door in a day, but only uses it to come in, not out so far.

He is a purebred, registered AKC Chihuahua. He has lovely upright ears, loving eyes, domed head and short muzzle. Dusty has a stocky body with short legs and cutely turned tail. His white markings make a great contrast to his wonderful brindle coat.

He will be a small, but cobby bodied little fellow when he is grown.

We are accepting applications to start the adoption process. Our requirements are secure fencing and no children under school age. Dusty will be neutered, vaccinated for rabies, have full series of puppy shots, microchipped and on heartworm preventative. He will be available for foster-to-adopt after his last puppy shot. The adoption will be competed after he is neutered and microchipped.

 

Perlita Blanca ADOPTED! 10/28/2011

Estimated Birthday June 10, 2010

“Love is a four legged word” says the T-shirt. Perlita Blanca is the perfect example. She was a bottle-baby given to a breeder and was coddled as an orphan. Unfortunately, the breeder’s wife became ill and passed away. Her husband was not able to continue to care for all of the dogs in his home. His veterinarian gave him our number to see if we could take some of his dogs. We took in Perlita Blanca, her two sons and Dusty.

“Lita” is a lovely little girl that became a mother by accident far too young in her life. She is a dotting mom to her two boys, but is now ready to move on and find a family who will let her enjoy a loving home. She is still over weight from the free feeding for the past few months while the owner was attending to his wife’s needs. We think she will be about eight pounds when she gets back on track.

Perlita Blanca is spayed, has core and rabies vaccinations, has been tested for heartworms and several tick borne diseases, is on heartworm preventative and has been microchipped.

Simon ADOPTED! 10/20/2011

Estimated Birthday August 25, 2009

All he wants to do is be with you and grant your wishes. If you want to go for a walk he is ready and waiting. If you want to veg out on the couch he is ready to snuggle. You need a friend for your dog or cat to stay with while you’re at work - Simon is your man.

Housetrained, walks on a leash, knows sit and working on stay, your wish is his command! Good with men, women, other dogs and cats - what more can you ask for in a companion.

Simon is about two years old, weighs 18 pounds, is most likely a Schnauzer or Schnauzer mix. He has been neutered, microchipped, is current on rabies and core vaccinations, has been tested negative for heartworm and four tick borne diseases and is on heartworm preventative. All he needs now is a home that can appreciate his loving personality. 

Lady Madonna ADOPTED! 06/20/2011

Estimated Birthday March 18, 2009

Many shelters in rural areas do not have space to hold dogs for more than a few days. If owners do no reclaim them they are available for adoption or rescue transfer. Some dogs have health issues that require that rescue only can take them. Lady Madonna is one of them; she was pregnant.

We think she may be a Cocker Spaniel mix because of her thick, curly coat and partial tail, but she looks like a poodle when she is shaved.  We can only guess what other breeds are in her pedigree.

She weighs just under 20 pounds.

Lady Madonna will be spayed, given core vaccinations, tested for heartworm and several tick bourne diseases, and microchipped.  

Makenzie ADOPTED! 09/28/2011

Estimated Birthday: February 21, 2007

What stunning colors on this lovely little girl! The white with amber patches over her ears and sprinkles of large freckles on her body are a unique color pattern. Add her luminous eyes and big Chihuahua ears, Makenzie is just lovely to behold. 

Makenzie has been in several homes and was released to us by an active family that did not feel they were able to give her the quality of life she deserves. We are looking for a family that can give her a quiet and stable home where snuggles with a small dog are a priority. Makenzie is a sensitive dog that needs a bit of sunshine in her life to blossom into a sparkling gem for a very lucky someone. 

She  is spayed, current on all vaccinations, tested negative for several tick borne diseases and heartworm, on heartworm preventative and microchipped.

Lindsey ADOPTED!

Estimated Birthday July 16, 2008

Lindsey was found as a stray in Albuquerque. The shelter released her to rescue because she was near the end of her pregnancy. We took her in on Saturday, January 15th and planned to have her x-rayed to see how big the puppies were and decide if she should have a cesarean to deliver them if they were too big.

Sunday morning she went into labor. The first puppy, Alysia, was slow in delivery, but made it. The second puppy’s head was too big to deliver without help. The vet had to tranquilize to assist in the delivery, but it was too late and little Lilo didn’t survive. Alysia has since been weaned so Lindsey is ready for adoption.  

Housetrained, a social butterfly and a sweet little snuggle pup, Lindsey is a perfect little four pound lapdog. Because she is so small and delicate we are looking for an adult/young adult home without large, rambunctious dogs.

She is spayed, current on all vaccinations, tested negative for several tick borne diseases and heartworm, on heartworm preventative and, is microchipped.

Alysia ADOPTED! 09/21/2011

Estimated Birthday January 16, 2011

Lindsey, a little 4 pound Chihuahua, was found as a stray in Albuquerque. The shelter released her to rescue because she was near the end of her pregnancy. We took her in on Saturday and planned to have her x-rayed on Monday to see how big the puppies were and decide if she should have a cesarean to deliver them if they were too big.

Sunday morning, January 16th, she went into labor. The first puppy, Alysia, was slow in delivery, but made it. The second puppy’s head was too big to deliver without help. The vet had to tranquilize to assist in the delivery, but it was too late and little Lilo didn’t make it.

We won’t know until Alysia is older, what breed her daddy may be and it will only be a guess. At twelve weeks old Alysia only weighed 1.6 pounds. She is very sweet and loves to play with the other foster dogs and cuddle with people. It was only recently we found that she has very limited vision. Perhaps that is why she was born with upright ears that have grown so large to help compensate for her handicap.

Alysia will be offered as "foster-to-adopt" until she is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. She is a little fighter or she would not have survived . It will be interesting to she what her personality is as she grows up. Best guess is she will be a bit of a pistol.

UPDATE: She has grown into a very brave and adventurous girl and is the ultimate little shadow to all her foster siblings. She weighed in at 1 lb-14 1/2oz. at 3 mos old and has the confidence of at least a 5 pounder! She wrestles with her Mom, Lindsey and is also a very studious opponent for 10.5 lb. Jesse Brian. He may be bigger, but she has a voice and an attitude and when she says no, it means NO! She is a ’hoppy’ little girl and doesn’t know in the least that she is ’limited’ by her eyesight, nor by her size. She will run and jump for your lap (missing by quite a bit) but doesn’t give up...ever....just keeps it up until you pick her up cause she deserves it after such a valiant attempt. She is absolutely a little love bug and her favorite place to sleep is on your chest with her face buried in your neck. Her nick-name is ’Little Monkey’ because of her little wiggly body and legs when you play with her, and when she is barking to alert us of ’danger’ in the yard...well, let’s just say it’s about the most precious little sound you will ever hear! She is using poddy pads more and more now that her environment is very familiar and LOVES being outside with the other dogs...you just have to watch her very close...she can still fit through a little 1-1/2 inch opening!! The ONLY reason Foster Mom is letting her go....she deserves SO much more attention to become her full self and will fit best in a home with no young children and someone dedicated to helping her become the best she can be!

Robbin  ADOPTED! 09/23/2011

Estimated Birthday February 19, 2011

We waiting for adult teeth to come in to get a better guess of her age.

Isn’t she just the cutest little thing?! We don’t know what mix breeds she is, though most likely there is some poodle and perhaps Maltese or other small long haired heritage in the blend, as well.

Robbin is a super social little girl that gets along well with other dogs but prefers people and treats. She is full of puppy energy and happy puppy wiggles.

You would never guess that she was nearly dead from dehydration when she was taken to the Valencia County Shelter. The owner didn’t know what was wrong with her so turned her over to be euthanized. The shelter asked if we would take her and try to revive her. All it took was twenty four hours of hydrating and hand feeding to light the spark that turned into this little fireball.

Robbin weighed just under four pounds in the beginning of June. We think she will weigh under ten pounds when fully grown.

She will be spayed, given puppy shot series, rabies vaccination, microchipped and on heart worm preventative prior to adoption. However, she can go to a foster-to-adopt home after her final puppy shot and adoption will be completed after she is spayed and chipped.     

Lucas ADOPTED! 09/08/2011

Birthday April 11, 2011

Lucas is one of Lady Madonna’s puppies. Three of the pups have short legs - the other three are longer legged like their mom, who we think may be a  Cocker Spaniel mix because of her thick, curly coat and partial tail. However, she looks mostly Poodle when groomed. We can only guess what other breeds are in Lucien’s pedigree because Dad was just “visiting.”

Lucas is one of the shorter legged pups. He is the smallest of the six puppies, but has a huge personality. He runs and plays with the other dogs but is submissive so tends to get run over when they go on a zoom doggie run in figure eights and through the bushes.  Everyone interests him: men, women and children. He pretends to ignore the cat. If you are looking for a sweet little boy to cuddle and happy-up your home and family, Lucas would be just about perfect. 

He will be neutered, has his puppy shot series, is rabies vaccinated, has kennel cough vaccination, is on heartworm preventative and will be microchipped before adoption.

Landon ADOPTED! 09/03/2011

Birthday April 11, 2011

Landon is one of Lady Madonna’s puppies. Three of the pups have short legs - the other three are longer legged like their mom, who we think may be a  Cocker Spaniel mix because of her thick, curly coat and partial tail. However, she looks mostly Poodle when groomed. We can only guess what other breeds are in Lucien’s pedigree because Dad was just “visiting.”

Landon is one of the longer legged pups. He looks like a miniature yellow Labrador Retriever and acts like one. At only 23 pounds he will do well in a home with a small yard as long as he gets walks and a chance to run and play with other dogs. He is very well socialized by his foster family so is good with men, women, children and other dogs.  

He is neutered, has his puppy shot series, is rabies vaccinated, has kennel cough vaccination, is on heartworm preventative and will be microchipped before adoption.

Tenzin ADOPTED! 09/25/2011

Estimated Birthday February 11, 2010

This little boy is such a grand little dog. He is great with the other dogs and loves attention. We think he is a Tibetan Spaniel from his appearance and the fact there are Tibetan Spaniel breeders in the area. No way to now for sure, but he has most of the breeds characteristics. 

Tenzin was found as a stray in Valencia County and held at the shelter for his owners to reclaim him, but they didn’t find him before the stay hold was up. He had some mats and quite a few ticks, but was otherwise in good condition. We took him into our rescue so that we could provide him the chance for a wonderful, forever home. This little guy is going to be a fabulous companion for the lucky family that adopts him. 

He has been neutered, vaccinated to prevent rabies and other core diseases, has been tested negative for heartworm and three tick borne diseases, is on heartworm preventative and is microchipped.  Tenzin weighs just under ten pounds is about 1 ½ years old.

 

Liebchen ADOPTED! 08/20/2011

Estimated Birthday 4/16/2011

While we were at the shelter doing photos for the local paper a woman brought in this sweet little pup. She found her as a stray in her neighborhood but couldn’t find an owner. Nor could she find anyone to take her, so brought her to the shelter. After the 72 hour stray hold she was available for adoption.

Her scruffy little face stuck in our minds and hearts so we asked to take her into our rescue. We think she is mostly Schnauzer and has a salt and pepper, wire coat. Libby is super sweet, very social and should make a terrific little friend for a family with school age children. 

Liebchen will be spayed, vaccinated for rabies and core puppy shots, microchipped, tested for heartworm and several tick borne diseases and on heartworm preventative before she is adopted. Since she is still a puppy, she will be available for foster-to-adopt after her last puppy shot. Adoption will be completed after she is spayed and microchipped.

Lillie Marlene ADOPTED! 08/16/2011

Estimated Birthday July 18, 2010

Lillie Marlene is a calm and submissive dog that is willing to do as asked without a lot of nonsense. She is easy going and seems to find both men and women to be good company.

She was found as a stray in Albuquerque so we don’t know her background. Her coat and body style suggest that she is most likely a Standard Schnauzer mix. She weighs 20 pounds and is about one year old.

Lillie will be spayed, tested for heartworms and several tick borne diseases, vaccinated, microchipped and will be on heartworm preventative prior to adoption.   

ADOPTED! 07/23/2011

Pipsqueak 

Estimated Birthday April 8, 2011

This little tyke was at the City of Albuquerque for her stray hold period but they didn’t want to adopter her to the general public because she had ear infections and blistering around her muzzle. They prefer that a rescue take dogs with health issues so they can hold them long enough to treat them before they go to a new home.

Pipsqueaks estimated age was three months at the time we took her into our rescue. However, as of May 11 she still does not have any adult teeth so she may be younger than was thought. She is a very active and playful pup that enjoys chasing, tumbling and chewing with the other youngster in her foster home.

“Pip” weighed 3½ pounds on April 8 and 5½ pounds on May 11. We cannot yet give an estimated weight when she is full grown (maybe around nine or ten pounds?). She is possibly a Chihuahua mixed with Pomeranian or even American Eskimo. She has a is very dense, short white coat with apricot colored ears.

She is a delightfully happy little dog with hefty leg bones so should be able to hike, play ball and make a great all-around small indoor companion for an active home.

Pipsqueak is spayed, microchipped, tested negative for heartworm and several tick borne diseases, is on monthly heartworm preventative, current on rabies and puppy vaccinations. She is using a doggy door in her foster home and knows “outside” as a command to use it. 

ADOPTED! 07/21/2011

Rocky 

Estimated Birthday July 7, 2005

What a little angel! Rocky was found as a stray in Valencia County. He has the softest, thick, golden fawn colored coat. He is a tiny guy, weighing under five pounds, has a lovely domed head, big ears and huge brown eyes - every tiny inch Chihuahua. Rocky loves everyone and loves to cuddle. We would like to find an older family to adopt because he is so small.

We have done all of his basic veterinary care, including: neuter, rabies vaccination, core vaccinations, testing for heartworm and tick disease and had him microchipped. We also did a dental that left him with a just a few molars, that is why his tongue is usually out on one side.

If you are looking for a little full time snuggle bug, Rocky would love to curl up and spend his time listening to your life story.  

ADOPTED! 07/27/2011

Eva 

Estimated Birthday October 16, 2001

Over the years we have taken in many little dogs that were very sick or severely injured. Some we were not able to save. Eva is one of the most amazing injured dogs that has not only survived but thrived against extreme odds.

One of our previous adopters was walking her dogs on a Saturday afternoon  in the South Valley area of Albuquerque. She saw this little girl staggering along the ditch bank, barely able to walk. It appeared that she had been attacked by a hawk; ripped from elbow to shoulder on her right side and from shoulder to her withers on the left. She also had multiple punctures from her ears to her mid-section and trauma to her right eye.  

Eva is about ten years old, weighs just over five pounds, and has a lush coat of fawn and white. She is a bit worried about meeting new people at first, but loves to snuggle with her foster moms.  She is ecstatic - absolutely ecstatic - about going on walks, jumping up and down with great excitement over the prospect.  Once out and about she has the prance of a youngster.  She has been seen chewing and playing with stuffed dog toys as well.  She currently lives with cats and other dogs —she would rather be an only dog but is accepting (even though begrudgingly) of the others’ presence.

She is housetrained, using a dog door to go outside.  She is a great eater (and that is an understatement).  She also has a little smile that just permanently invades her aura.  She is just an absolutely adorable little dog.

She has had a dental, tested negative for several tick borne diseases and heartworms, has basic core vaccinations and rabies and is microchipped. We believe she was spayed early in her life. Eva is very special little girl and we would like to find a very special family to give her a warm and save home for the rest of her life.

ADOPTED! 07/09/2011

Tristan 

Estimated Birthday June 7, 2009

Tristan gets along great with his fellow foster dogs, but all he really wants is to be with people, though treats are a close second. We think he is about two years old and he weighs nine pounds; just a little package of wiggle! He is possibly a Yorkshire Terrier or Silky Terrier cross. We had to cut out a lot of tangles and mats so his coat will probably be longer when it grows back. It will require weekly brushing and professional grooming every month or two.

He was left at the Valencia County Animal Shelter gate. Did his owners leave him there because they couldn’t keep him anymore or did someone find him and drop him off because they were not able to hold on to him until his owners were found? Checking the lost and found records didn’t turn up a lost report. Whatever his history we have promised him a loving new home.

Tristan is neutered, microchipped, vaccinated to prevent rabies, parvo, and distemper, has been tested negative for heartworm and is on heartworm preventative, and tested negative for three tick borne diseases. He is sharing the doggie play area with several other small dogs and is using the doggie door there. All he needs now is someone to love him and give him LOTS of attention.  

ADOPTED! 07/05/2011

Angelo 

Estimated Birthday June 7, 2008

What a little love bug! His thick white coat has light tan patches on his head and small areas on his body. When he is excited he does a spritely prancing step with a flourish of his tail. Angelo always has a bright smile on his face and is eager to please.

He appears to be a Pomeranian, so  will require regular brushing and professional grooming to keep his coat free from tangles and mats. Hopefully a change to a quality dog food and some attention to his eyes will help reduce the tear staining.

Currently sharing his doggie yard with four other small dogs, we believe he will do fine with other dogs that are good with small, active dogs. He is kissy with women and men, but we think very small children might be more than he will be comfortable with full time.

Angelo is using a doggie door, has been neutered, tested negative for heartworm and is on heartworm preventative, has been tested negative for three tick bourne diseases, and is microchipped.  

ADOPTED! 07/10/2011

Taffy II 

Estimated Birthday November 7, 2010

Another incredible Valencia County dog found as a stray. Without any history we can only guess her age and mix of breeds. A possible mix of breeds is either Pomeranian and Pekingese mixed or either mixed with Chihuahua. Doesn’t really matter, she is obviously a “mutt”, but what a delightful little waif!

All little Taffy wants is to be with a person. She needs to be groomed often because of her long, thick coat. She needs a lot of activity because she is still just a baby. She needs a family that wants a dog as a full time indoor companion. She is a sweetheart that will fill the heart of the lucky someone who adopts her.

Taffy will be spayed, microchipped, tested for heartworm and several tick borne diseases, current on rabies and core vaccinations and on monthly heartworm preventative before she is adopted. She is currently using a piddle pad but will be trained to use a doggy door soon.

ADOPTED! 05/30/2011

Tatiana 

Estimated Birthday January 15, 2011

So many of the dogs we take into our rescue are injured, sick or have age related health problems so it is exciting to have a healthy pup available for adoption! Tatiana weighed eight and a half pounds at about three months of age. She is very affectionate and loves to be cuddled.

We think she may be part Border Terrier or Cairn Terrier mix because of her black and tan, wire coat. She has heavy boned legs so is not a fragile little girl. She should do well as an indoor dog with a family that enjoys the outdoors for gardening,  walking and hiking.

Tatiana will be available as a foster-to-adopt after she is current on all of her puppy shots, rabies vaccination, and is microchipped. She is on monthly heartworm preventative. Her adoption will be completed after she is spayed at six months of age.

 

ADOPTED! 06-05-2011

Desert Flower 

Estimated Birthday May 17, 2010

Just as sweet as a little Chihuahua mix girl can be, Desert Flower is a snuggle baby. She loves to play with her best buddy, Nocchi. Flower’s foster family is happy to report that she is housetrained, in fact she wakes her foster mom with kisses, asking to go out.

This pretty little girl was found as a stray in Belen. Not an unusual occurrence for Chihuahua and other small dogs to be found wandering the streets. However, this one is unusual because she was found as a three month old puppy with pierced ears! Hard to imagine that anyone would do such a thing to an innocent little dog. The people who found her immediately removed the earrings and starting treating the infection caused by the lack of proper care. It appears that the left ear may be permanently dropped from the weight of the earring that was placed too high for her delicate ear to support it.

A typical young pup, Flower is still chewing on anything and everything and full of playful chasing of toys, feet and other dogs, but she loves to cuddle when she is worn out.

Desert Flower will be spayed, vaccinated to prevent distemper, parvo, kennel cough and rabies, and microchipped. She currently weighs five pounds at four months old.

ADOPTED! 06/26/2011

Ignacio 

Estimated Birthday January 1, 2011

Ignaciao weighted 2.6 pounds on February 26th. He was about eight weeks old then. He and his brother, Jesse Brian, were given to a young couple by friends. Unfortunately, they couldn’t keep them because the landlord does not allow pets in their apartment.

Both of the brothers are very social with everyone! They are in a foster home with other Chihuahuas and a couple of Australian Shepherds.  They are using piddle pads now, but will be housetrained to use a doggy door.

Both will be available to a “foster-to-adopt” home in a few weeks. They will be neutered, microchipped and current on vaccinations, dewormed and on heartworm preventative  prior to final adoption.

ADOPTED! 06/26/2011

Jesse Brian 

Estimated Birthday January 1, 2011

Jesse Brian weighted 3.5 pounds on February 26th. He was about eight weeks old then. He gained two pounds by April 8th so he will be a around ten or eleven pounds when he grows up. He and his brother, Ignacio, were given to a young couple by friends, but their landlord would not let them keep them in their apartment. The brothers are very social with everyone! They are in a foster home with other Chihuahuas and a couple of Australian Shepherds.  They are using piddle pads and are trained to use a doggy door.  Jesse Brian is available to a “foster-to-adopt” home.. He will be neutered, microchipped and current on vaccinations, dewormed and on heartworm preventative  prior to final adoption.

He is the epitome of puppy and all that’s good in the world. He is a very smart young man and learned to sit for treats in about 2 minutes of practice. Of course, his whole body is reeling with excitement, so it’s a wiggly sit, but a sit. He is using the doggy door like a pro, but still goes to the potty pad when he is in a big hurry or its just too windy to go outside. He is staying dry all night and goes to find his bed about 9:30pm every night like clockwork and loves routine!! He is the little brother of the bunch, playing and wrestling with all his playmates - from 2 lb Alysia (Also a foster) - up to the foster Mom’s big boys, 80lb Aussies. He loves EVERYONE and we are delighted that as excited as he gets....there is NO excited pottying! Yeah! He is not a face kisser...although we are trying like heck to change that, but loves to cuddle and digs in his covers for 10 minutes until they are just right! He needs a home with another doggy playmate or a family willing to put in play time with him. Someone is going to be very, very, very lucky to have this sweet boy in their life!

ADOPTED! 06/26/2011

Russell II 

Estimated Birthday April 4/11/2003

With his black tuxedo coat, soulful eyes, gentle manners and sweet disposition we should have renamed him Rhett Butler or Clark Gable as he is the epitome of a Southern, gentleman.

Russell is housetrained to a doggy door, sleeps in bed with his foster mom and two other Chihuahuas, is friendly with men, women, children, other dogs and cats. He will be a great companion for any stable home who appreciates a healthy, mature little dog.

His previous owner adopted him from the Espanola shelter when he was a pup. Since then she became a very young, single mom with a child that has health issues. Russell was relegated to the back yard and began to escape by climbing the gate to look for companionship. After finding him running in the street and returning him twice; his current foster home asked if she would like to release him to rescue. She said yes.

 

 

ADOPTED! 05/29/2011

Tucker  

Estimated Birthday April 29, 2008

Tucker is one of the most incredible little dogs we have had the privilege to bring into our rescue. How the heck his family didn’t find him before his stray hold was up is almost shocking! We would have turned the world upside down to get him back if he had been lost from our foster home. He is absolutely gorgeous, is incredibly intelligent and loves to please.

He looks like a miniature Austrian shepherd - right down to his docked tail, but he only weighs 11 pounds! He is most likely a mix of Aussie with a toy breed. Tucker will need weekly brushing to keep the tangles out of his long, silky coat. He loves to go for walks and would probably enjoy having a large yard with another small or medium size dog to keep him company.

Tucker is neutered, microchipped, tested negative for heartworm and several tick borne diseases, is on monthly heartworm preventative and has had a dental.    

ADOPTED! 05/07/2011

Squirt 

Estimated Birthday November 25, 2010

Squirt was picked up as an injured stray in Valencia County. We took her into rescue so she could receive veterinary care to repair her broken front leg. She has multiple fractures to the two bones below her elbow and the elbow joint is also broken. She has pins in the elbow joint to hold them in place and the lower part is splinted.

Most likely a Corgi, Squirt is about three months old and weighs about 15 pounds. She is very social with men and women. However, it is highly likely the foster family will not be able to part with her after they care for her through her rehab.

 

ADOPTED! 04/24/2011

Bobby 

Estimated Birthday March 8, 2006

Bobby is a little prince. He stands on his hind legs, puts his little front paws together and begs for attention. And, he gets along with men, women, and other dogs. We don’t know how he is with cats and children, but we guess that he will do well with both with proper introduction.  He has learned the doggy door, doesn’t bark a lot and is rather sedate. In other words, pretty much a perfect little dog.

His ideal home will be with a family that enjoys the company of small dogs, can afford to continue to keep up with his grooming needs, has school aged children and, perhaps, an older family member that will spoil him during the day.

He was found as a stray in Valencia County, but his owners did not reclaim him. His coat was long, matted and getting into his eyes. Bobby will need to be groomed every six to eight weeks to prevent matting and irritation to his eyes. He had a yeast infection in his ears so they will need to be cleaned by the groomer, as well.

We think he is about five years old and weighs six and a half pounds. He has been neutered, microchipped, vaccinated to prevent distemper, parvo, adenovirus, parainfluenza, kennel cough, had a dental and has been tested negative for three tick borne diseases, heartworm and is on heartworm preventative.

 

 

ADOPTED! 04/24/2011

Boone 

Estimated Birthday February 11, 2009

Time was running out for this handsome little guy at the Valencia County Shelter. He was picked up as a stray and his owners didn’t come to reclaim him. We feel in love and decided to bring him into rescue so we can find him a great home where he will be as cherished as he deserves.

We believe he is a Pomeranian or Longhair Chihuahua mix. Boone weighs ten and a half pounds, uses a doggy door and gets along well with his two kennel buddies. He enjoys being brushed and is delighted to chase a tossed ball or stuffed toy. He is good with men and women, don’t know about cats or young children yet.

He is neutered, tested negative for several tick borne diseases and heartworm, is on heartworm preventative, current on basic vaccinations, including rabies shots, and is microchipped. 

 

 

 

ADOPTED! 03/12/201

Rusty 1

Estimated Birthday December 9, 2008

Rusty was released to rescue because his owner was not able to care for him. They wanted him to find a home that can give him the special care a hairless dog needs: warm cloths and blankets when the weather is cold and sun screen and lotion for his tender skin when it is hot and sunny. If you have never had a hairless dog you cannot imagine how baby soft their skin is to touch - like a babies behind!

He is a Xoloitzcuintli (pronounced Show- low-its-queen-tli) abbreviated to Xolo (Show-low). The Xolo comes in three sizes, Toy, Miniature, Standard, and two varieties: The coated and the hairless. The Hairless being the more sought after and popular variety. Rusty is a Toy, weighing in at a 10 pounds, has soft blue skin  coloring on his body and rusty colored hair on his head and tail.  His foster mom says that he is social, house trained and an absolute treasure in every way.

We will take several applications and interview for the most appropriate home, given his special care needs as a hairless dog. Rusty is neutered, current on vaccinations, tested negative for heartworm and several tick borne diseases, had a dental and is microchipped.  

 

ADOPTED! 03/18/2011

Edgar 

Estimated Birthday November 11, 2004

We so often ask ourselves how the great dogs and cats come into the shelter as strays and the owners do not come to reclaim them. Do they not know how or where to look for them? Do they assume they were stolen or will return on their own? Edgar is an example of “how can this be?”

Perhaps it is because he is hard of hearing, or perhaps because he is middle aged. Neither of those issues have made a difference in his sweet temperament, though. We just don’t know why he was not reclaimed from the Valencia County shelter.

Edgar uses a doggy door, loves to play chase the ball (but doesn’t bring it back), and is great with the other foster dogs.

He does like a little wet food on top of his dry kibble and thinks a little bite of cooked chicken or steak is grand. He will be a wonderful companion for a home with people in his “golden years” age group. If you have a warm lap and an open heart, Edgar would love to fill both.

Current on all vaccinations, tested negative for several tick borne diseases and heartworm, neutered, microchipped and recently had a dental, Edgar is ready for a loving home.

 

ADOPTED! 02/20/2011

Samantha 

Estimated Birthday August 27, 2008

For a couple of days there were several reports of a little dog limping in Daniel Fernandez Park next to the Valencia County Animal Shelter. As I was driving into the shelter to do photos for the weekly News-Bulletin Pet Page I saw the Animal control officers trying to get the dog out from under a car parked in the dry field next door. They had to use a catch pole to retrieve the poor, frightened little girl.

It was easy to see that her limp was from a broken leg and she had missed a lot of meals. I took a quick photo of her in the arms of David, one of the ACOs that were able to bring her into the shelter. I sent the photo out to our friends in rescue in hope that someone would offer to help her. Thanks to our foster home - Barb and Jaye - we were able to spring her before she was listed for euthanasia.

Within days she had surgery to bring the broken bones into alignment and her prognosis is good for a full recovery. It will be at least a couple of months before she is back on all four feet and ready for adoption. In the meantime she will be spayed, updated on vaccinations, tested for heartworm, put on heartworm preventative and microchipped.

ADOPTED! 02/11/2011

Diamond Lil 

Estimated Birthday October 14, 2009Just over a year old, this pretty little girl wandered from her home into a neighbors yard and was attacked by a bigger dog. The owners could not afford to take her to a veterinarian so surrendered her to the Valencia County animal shelter. We couldn’t let her be euthanized without giving her a chance so we took her into our rescue and then to our veterinarian to see if she could recover.  Her injuries caused her to loose control of her hind quarters, but with “tincture of time” and medication  she has regained her ability to not only walk, but run and play.

“Lilly” is a sweet little girl, weighing about seven pounds and has the cutest under bite. Her eyes are a light hazel color and her coat is pale fawn with a touch of apricot on her ears. She is very social with people, though still is doing some puppy like submissive peeing when she is nervous. A calm home will give her a chance to become the perfect little dog she was born to be.

Diamond Lil has been spayed, vaccinated to prevent parvo, distemper, rabies and  microchipped. She has been tested negative for several tick borne diseases, heartworm and is on heartworm preventative.

ADOPTED! 02/23/2011

Paco Viejo 

Estimated Birthday January 14, 2002

A collar, but no tag; neutered, but no microchip. Found running at large with a Pug and a Dachshund mix in Albuquerque, this little seven pound Chihuahua boy was picked with his posse. The finder posted flyers, ran a found ad in the Journal and contacted the shelter to report them. After several weeks of looking she asked rescue to help place them as she has a newborn and a preteen child and has moved back into her parent's home.

He only weighed 6 and a half pounds when he was found, but has gained a pound with his finder's good care. He desperately needs a dental and will most likely to lose most of his teeth. We will bring him up-to-date on his vaccinations, heartworm and tick borne disease testing,  and microchip him, as well.

Poco Viejo is a sweet old gentleman that needs a quiet and loving home in his golden years. He appears to be housebroken, is good with women and children, though a bit tentative with men.

ADOPTED! 02/05/2011

Sophia 

Estimated Birthday November 30, 2006

This precious little four pound bundle of joy is super friendly. She would be the perfect little gal to be in a kissing booth at a fund-raiser; she loves everyone. Sophia is housetrained, current on vaccinations, spayed, tested negative for several tick borne diseases and heartworm, is on heartworm preventative, and is microchipped.

Picked up as a stray with no collar or ID, this little sweetie pie was sitting in the shelter waiting for an owner who never came to reclaim her. Perhaps because she is not quite perfect. Whether injured as a pup or born with a deformity to her left front leg, she stands with her foot turned to the side. It doesn’t bother her and our veterinarian doesn’t feel that corrective surgery is needed. And, as tiny as she is, it is likely that she will be carried everywhere anyway.  

ADOPTED! 02/15/2011

Princess Priscilla 

Birthday July 9, 2008

Princess Priscilla is a purebred Chihuahua that was purchased by a woman who loved her tremendously. Unfortunately, her owner’s heath issues have made it difficult to care for her properly so she asked if we would take her precious little Prissy to find her a new home.

This darling little girl weighs about four and a half pounds, has the cutest little Chihuahua face, tiny muzzle, huge eyes and lovely big ears. She uses a piddle pad when confined and learned the doggy door in one day. Prissy gets along very well with the other little ones in her foster home and is good with men and women when she has a few days to get used to them.

She is current on vaccinations, tested for heartworm and on heartworm preventative, and is microchipped. 

ADOPTED! 02/26/2011

Trixie 

Estimated Birthday 9-17-2009

She loves attention, and lots of it! Found as a stray in Valencia County we don’t know Trixie’s history. However, in her foster family she divides her time equally between her foster mom and foster dad. She is a very active little dog - typical of the Terrier group. We think she is likely a Skye Terrier or Cairn Terrier mix.

She is about one year old and weighs fifteen pounds.

Trixie needs a young family that can keep her busy during the day so she can expend enough energy to settle into a quiet evening, otherwise she spends her time trying to keep the other dogs engaged or is busy chewing toys and other objects. A secure dog yard might be a deterrent to chewing inappropriate household items.  A family that is familiar with the temperament of Jack Russell Terriers and such is preferred. We do not know her ability to share a home with cats, but she will do well with school aged children and help recycle their toys.

Trixie is spayed, vaccinated to prevent parvo virus, distemper kennel cough and rabies. She is tested negative for heartworm and on preventative and is tested negative for several tick borne diseases, and  is microchipped. 

ADOPTED! 02/26/2011

Drifter 

Estimated Birthday February 3, 2007

Our little Drifter was released to the Valencia County animal shelter because his family lost their home and had to live in a camper trailer. They also gave up a Pit Bull and a shaggy puppy they had found as a stray.

Born with a deformed front leg, Drifter hops in front and walks with his rear legs. He is able to jump up on furniture and behaves like a four legged Chihuahua in every other way. He loves to sleep under the covers in bed with his foster mom, snuggle on the couch and beg for treats.

He gets a long with the foster families other large and small dogs, cats, women, and men, given a little time to warm up. Drifter weighs about five  and a half pounds, has big brown eyes and a need for a home that has a heart big enough for a little dog with special needs.

ADOPTED! 01/20/2011

Holly 

Estimated Birthday January 1, 2010

Someone found this sweet little gal as a stray in Valencia County and kept her for two weeks, but decided she didn’t want to keep her so gave her to a friend. The friend brought her to the shelter because she didn’t want to keep her either.

The reason might be that she is a very active young terrier. She is gets along well with other small dogs and big dogs too. Curious about cats and learning how to keep her distance. She is housebroken, good with women, but we don’t know about she will be with men.

We think she is about a year old, weighs 12 pounds and is possibly an Australian Terrier mix. She has been spayed, microchipped,  vaccinated to prevent rabies, distemper, parvo virus, and kennel cough. She has also been tested negative for several tick borne diseases and heartworm and is on monthly heartworm preventative.

Holly enjoys the outdoors a lot, but thinks a warm snuggle is even better. This little girl is just too cute!

ADOPTED! 01/20/2011

Brandon 

Estimated Birthday December 7, 2008

Brandon was found as a stray in Valencia County and taken to the shelter. As cute as he is we thought his owner would reclaim him or someone would adopt him right away. But that didn’t happen. He was there long enough to go to the adoption kennels but he started coughing and they needed to get him into rescue as soon a possible so his “cold” would not be spread to the other dogs. We said we would take him and give him a chance for a new, loving home.

There are a dozen small dog breeds that could be in his mix. Maybe Wirecoat Dachshund, Lhasa Apso, Cairn Terrier, or even Dandy Dinmont Terrier. We are guessing Norfolk and a mix with any or all of the above. He weighs just 12 pounds and has a red sable, wire coat.

He has already learned to use the dog door from his kennel to the dog yard. He gets along very well with the two other dogs that share the kennel. Brandon is very submissive and gives tentative little kisses to his foster mom. He is not sure about men but takes treats from his foster dad. We think he should be placed in an adult  home with older children as he may not enjoy the activity of young- preschool aged kids.

A little time in a caring home will bring out the diamond within this little scruff.  Neutered, current on vaccinations, heartworm and tick testing,  microchip and dental have been done. 

ADOPTED! 01/08/2011

Pebbles 

Estimated Birthday September 22, 2009

Just about perfect, little Pebbles is a real gem. She was adopted as a puppy by an elderly woman whose health required her to give up this little darling.

Pebbles weighs under six pounds, is housetrained, current on all vaccinations,  is microchipped, and on heartworm preventative; all this little sweetheart needs is a home that is suitable for a tiny dog. Pebbles is good with women, men, and other small dogs. An adult home with school age or older children would be her preference. 

 

ADOPTED! 12/04/2010

Jock 

Estimated Birthday August 28, 2006

Enthusiastic and very happy, Jock is a four year old, fourteen pound Silky Terrier mix.  He gets along with all the other dogs in his foster home and ignores the cats.

If you're looking for the perfect agility prospect, Jock is your dog. He's energetic, loves to run and play and interact with people.   

Jock was picked up as a stray so we do not know his history. Secure fencing, work in obedience training and leash walking should make him a great - permanent family member.

He has a beautiful blue and tan coat that will need to be groomed regularly and trimmed every couple of months to keep him looking as handsome as he is in these pictures.

Jock is neutered, tested negative for heartworm and several tick borne diseases, on monthly heartworm preventative, vaccinated to prevent rabies, distemper, parvo virus, and is microchipped.

ADOPTED! 11/23/2010

Tiger 

Estimated Birthday April 11, 2010

Tiger is the biggest of Elin’s puppies. Elin is a Chocolate and white Chihuahua mix. We think his dad was a miniature Dachshund mix. Tiger looks like he is predominately Dachshund.

A happy little boy; super calm and submissive with people. He loves to play fetch with his rubber ball or fluffy stuffed ring, but what Tiger wants most is someone to hug and pet him.

He is using a doggie door, but will need his owner to show him the ropes in a new home as he is still a puppy. A training DVD will be provided to help a new owner learn how to teach him to be a great little companion.

Tiger is neutered, vaccinated to prevent rabies, parvo virus, distemper, and kennel cough. He is on monthly heartworm preventative and is microchipped. 

 

ADOPTED! 11/20/2010

Poppy II 

Birthday October 31, 2008

Poppy was born on Halloween two years ago. Her mommy is a black and white Chihuahua cross and her daddy is an apricot Poodle. She has been raised in a loving home so is very social and full of sweetness and light. She has a fuzzy, curly Poodle coat that must be brushed or trimmed to keep if from tangling. She was a dark chocolate brown as a puppy but has turned into a café latte as a young adult. She weighs about twelve pounds underneath all of that fluff.

Her foster mom says: “Poppy is completely potty trained - uses the doggy door and was crate trained prior. She is very dog social and after about the first 20 min of introduction she is their new best friend and has an abundance of energy and playfulness with the other dogs in the home. She is absolutely one of the most loving and affectionate dogs I have had in my home. She will jump next to you and push her face into your chest and move it slowly up to your neck and she crawls into your lap - trying to get as close as possible! She loves toys and chasing balls and jumps with excitement all the way to your chin when you get home, but strangely can’t jump over the baby gate to get into the ’off’ limits areas. She honestly does not have ONE bad habit and is just the most perfect little family member! She loves to go bye-bye and loves the leash, but needs some training on keeping in a forward direction. (She is just too excited). With all her excitement and energy, she is very obedient and will sit and lay down on command and is easily calmed down with positive reinforcement. Oh yeah, when you talk to her, she leans her head sideways saying ”really?”

Great with other dogs, cats and school aged kids, Poppy is just about perfect for a family looking for a small indoor companion to share their loving home.

Poppy is spayed, current on vaccinations to prevent parvo virus, distemper, kennel cough, and rabies. She has been on heartworm preventative since she was a puppy and is microchipped. She comes with her toys and a custom made beaded collar to your order. 

ADOPTED! 11-7-2010

Wade 

Estimated Birthday September 11, 2008

This little fellow was found as a stray in Valencia County. His hold time was up, his owner didn’t come pick him up and no one had put an adoption hold on him. When he broke with kennel cough his time was short at the shelter. We decided a little cold wasn’t reason enough for him not to find a home.

He is in a foster home with sever other small dogs and has been begging for attention from his foster mom. We don’t know how he feels about men, children or cats, so those introductions will be made before he is placed in a new home. He will need weekly brushing and professional grooming about every six to eight weeks to prevent tangles in his long coat. We think he is a possibly a Lhasa Apso mix, or perhaps a Poodle and some breed of Terrier cross. In any case, he is just as cute as Benji and just as sweet. He weighs twelve pounds, but should put on a little more weight to fill out his little frame.

Wade is neutered, current on vaccinations to prevent parvo virus, distemper, kennel cough and rabies. He is on heartworm preventative and is microchipped.

ADOPTED! 11/27/2010

Garrett 

Estimated Birthday April 9, 2010

She was just walking down the ditch bank with her dogs, minding her own business, when she heard barking in the bushes beside the path. It took just a minute to find the little dog hiding under a torn tarp that had blown and caught on the branches of the weeds and trees there. Well, she couldn’t just leave him so Teese called her friends on her cell phone. Another one of the hundreds of lost and abandoned little waifs in Valencia County had crossed the path, or really stopped the tracks, of an animal rescuer.

Little Garrett didn’t have a collar and tags or a microchip; ads and reporting to the shelter didn’t turn up his owner. He is vaccinated, microchipped, neutered, on heartworm preventative and not missing a few ticks. And, now, is looking for his forever home. You know, the kind. The kind of home that will keep him safe and warm for the next fifteen or so years. You know one?

ADOPTED! 10/22/2010

Hummingbird 

Estimated Birthday April 11, 2010

She was just one and a half pounds at six weeks old; our little “Birdie” is worth her weight in gold. She is super sweet , yet full of it! Her biggest brother weighed four pounds at six weeks, so we think there may have been more than one daddy producing this litter of four. Tiger, Bogie and Tee are bigger and have longer bodies and longer muzzles. We think their daddy is part Dachshund. Little Birdie takes after her mommy, Elin, a chocolate colored Chihuahua. It will be interesting to see how they change in the next couple of months.

ADOPTED! 10/21/2010

Tee 

Estimated Birthday April 11, 2010

She is always into something! Tee is the middle of the litter in size and in the middle of everything when they go out to play. Tee is full of curiosity but she also loves to be held and cuddled. She looks a lot like her brothers; Tiger and Bogie, and probably has some Dachshund from her daddy’s side of the family. Her mom is Elin, a chocolate colored Chihuahua. Little Tee is a delightful little dog that should be a great companion for a family with school aged children. 

 

ADOPTED! 10/21/2010

Jamie 

Estimated Birthday August 26, 2008

If you know and love the temperament of a Cairn Terrier you will immediately fall in love with this sweet little girl. She is about two years old, weighs eleven pounds and has a red brindle coat.

Packed full of bouncing off the walls delight, but also enjoys attention from her foster mom. Jamie is in a home with a larger, dominant dog and is submissive with her.

She is social so we believe she would be fine in a home with school aged children or an adult family. Jamie would probably not be a wise choice for an older home unless you have another dog to entertain her as she is very active.   

Jamie is spayed, tested negative for heartworm and several tick borne diseases, is on monthly heartworm preventative, is vaccinated to prevent rabies, parvo virus, distemper, kennel cough and is microchipped. 

ADOPTED! 10/21/2010

Russie 

Estimated Birthday March 11, 2008

This beautiful Australian Shepherd just showed up in a Bosque Farms horse paddock one afternoon, obviously lost and looking for home. After three weeks of posting flyers throughout the Village, emailing dozens of homes in the area, notifying the animal shelter, running lost ads in the paper, it seems her owners do not want to be found.

Someone spent time teaching her to heel on a leash and sits when you stop. She comes when called and has been great in the house. She gets along well with the other dogs in the foster home. Though she is only about two or three years old, she has a sweet and steady disposition.

Russie is now vaccinated to prevent rabies, parvovirus, distemper and kennel cough, she has been tested negative for heartworm and tick borne diseases, on heartworm preventative, had a dental and is microchipped. Our veterinarian thinks she has been spayed.

If you are looking for a great ranch dog come meet Russie.

ADOPTED! 09/24/2010

Bogie 

Estimated Birthday April 11, 2010

This darling little guy is one of Elin’s four puppies. Elin is a Chocolate and white Chihuahua mix. We think his dad was a Dachshund mix. His big brother, Tiger, looks like he is predominately Dachshund. But his little sister, Birdie, looks mostly like a Chihuahua. Bogie is in between - just the right size!

Bogie is a small but sturdy little dog. He is as sweet a little boy as can be. Bogie and his brother Tiger wake up full of play; they wrestle, dig in the dirt, and then crash. He needs to find a family that is active to help bring out his playful and energetic side. On-the-other hand, he would love to have a grade school child to snuggle with at night.

ADOPTED! 09/04/2010

Tesoro Valiente 

Estimated Birthday July 4, 2008

Tesorro Valiente - “Zorro” - is just about perfect. This little guy is a dream come true for someone who is looking for a tiny, take-with-you-everywhere Chihuahua. He has the greatest outgoing personality - good with men, women, and other Chihuahuas. He uses piddle pads in the house and is already learning to come in the doggy door. He barely makes a peep and loves to be held. He plays well with the other dogs but is happy to toss a piece of kibble to keep himself amused. He is even good about getting his toenails trimmed!

Only two and a half pounds when we took him out of the shelter, he should weigh about four pounds when he fills out. We are accepting applications through August to find the perfect home for this little treasure. We are looking for a very special home for this very special little dog.

He is current on rabies vaccinations, tested for heartworm and on preventative, current on basic core vaccinations and is neutered and microchipped.

 

ADOPTED! 08/15/2010

Hobo 

Estimated Birthday January 15, 2009

It only took one day for Hobo to learn to use the doggie door in the kennel to the dog yard. He immediately got along with the two other dogs in his play area. He is a bright and happy fellow that will fit into a new family quickly. 

Hobo was picked up as a stray by a family vacationing in another part of the state and brought to the Valencia County shelter by the finder. It is possible that he was abandoned by his owner, but we gave them the benefit of the doubt and made contacts with the shelters, radio station and a local tourist resort to let them know he was found. After over a month we decided it was time to find him a great new home.

If you are looking for a small Dachshund as a companion, come meet Hobo. He is neutered, microchipped, current on all vaccinations and on heartworm preventative. Oh, and he loves people!

ADOPTED! 04/24/2010

Skippy Lou 

Birthday approx June 8, 2000.

Perfect in every way, except . . . Little Skippy Lou was originally found as a stray and was adopted from the City of Albuquerque shelter, but returned. She had a seizure and the adoptive family decided not to keep her.

We have had several dogs over the years that have seizures and do very well on medication. In Skippy Lou’s case that’s one-half of a small inexpensive pill easily slipped into her food twice a day. She has years of love and companionship to offer someone who recognizes that close to perfect is good enough for them.

You need to meet this precious little charmer. She is about eight years old, about six pounds and two or three times beyond cute. She loves to go for walks and when it is time to eat she doesn’t bark but is pretty vocal about letting you know she is ready. 

ADOPTED! 04/24/2010

Angie 

Birthday October 20, 2006

This young adult 10 pound Chihuahua mix is a sturdy girl who is playful, affectionate, and very intelligent.  She was found as a stray but is in excellent shape, with a deep, silky, chocolate brown coat and white markings.

She is quite the food hound and craves attention as well.  Angie gets along well with other dogs and with cats. But, she really enjoys the company of people, is great conversationalist and learns commands quickly. Already housetrained, she will be a welcome addition to any family.

ADOPTED! 04/24/2010

Champ 

Estimated Birthday May 1996

He walks with his head up, tail up, and ears up. Every step of his trim figure is almost a pose. He looks exactly what his name describes - a champ.

One of two dogs released to us by an owner with a terminal illness who wanted to be sure they were taken care of sooner than later, Champ has settled nicely into his multi-dog foster home. He gets along well with the other dogs and doesn’t chase the cats. Sort of a Jack LaLanne of dogdom, he’ll jump onto the recliner and climb up the back to get his foster dad to pick him up if he’s standing nearby. His favorite locations are a lap or curled up among the bed pillows.

Time has dimmed his eyesight a bit and the vet took most of his teeth at his last dental, but if you didn’t know his age, you would surely guess wrong. He’s not on any meds and has no other health issues.

He likes the fare that’s cooked up for the whole crew but also thrives on regular ”dog” food. For some reason he feels it’s his duty to do most of the barking during the excitement at feeding time.

Well, he does get a bit grumpy if you want to move him from a spot he’s settled into, but all is soon forgiven. Champ weighs something over seven pounds. At night he sleeps under the covers curled up next to his foster dad’s side.

What a guy!

ADOPTED! 04/24/2010

Elvira's Puppies 

Birthday May 11, 2009

Named after the Oak Ridge Boys - William Lee, Duane, Richard  and Joe,  two of them were a bit braver than their brothers when we did their photos, but it will be hard to tell them apart now that they have been living in a real home and getting love and attention. Well, except little Willy - the chocolate tri colored pup.

No one knows who their daddy was so we don’t have a clue what all is in the mix or what size they will bee when they grow up. The boys will start going to adoption clinics after their puppy shots so you will be able to watch them as they grow. If you would like to be put on the waiting list send in an application, which is available on our website, and we can start the process to place them in foster-to-adopt homes when they are old enough - about mid August. 

ALL ADOPTED! 04/24/2010

Vanessa's Puppies 

Birthday June 22. 2009

Vanessa is an eleven pound pale fawn colored Chihuahua mix. At eight weeks these little cuties weigh eight and a half pounds and still have some growing to do! It is anyone’s guess who daddy might be, but there may be some Cocker Spaniel; evidence the curly hair on some of their ears. Probably a terrier type is mixed in, as well. In any case, they will be small dogs when full grown.

Typical puppies, these little ones are full of vim and vigor and lots of puppy breath. There are two girls and two boys: Vienna, Vixen, Vladimir and Vulcan

ALL ADOPTED! 04/24/2010

Raven and Puppies 

Estimated Birthday February 18, 2008

Raven was just a puppy herself when she gave birth to five little ones and then ended up in the shelter in Artesia where they ran out of time to be adopted. She is a sweet little gal that will blossom into a great little friend for a family with school aged children.

The puppies were born about May 14, 2009, give or take a day or two. We think the daddy may have been a Dachshund cross. They are all black with some white toes. They have longer drop ears and just a touch of wirey coat. It will be fun to see how they and their coats grow!

We have named them: Rascal (little boy), Roberta, Rhonda, Rachael and Roxanne.

ADOPTED! 04/24/2010

El Niño 

Birthday June 20, 2009

El Nino’s mom, Mija, was just a pup herself when she had El Nino and his sister, La Nina. It is any ones guess who daddy is, but we think perhaps Australian Shepherd mix or even Cocker Spaniel, though everyone says they look like a miniature Golden Retrievers!

El Nino does have some Retriever tendencies: he is super friendly, loves people and loves to carry things. In fact, he patrols the house several times a day to pickup and carry all of the dog toys that have been strewn around and puts them back in the box. El Nino is a big dog in a small dog package.

ADOPTED! 04/24/2010

Salt and Pepper 

Birthday January 20, 2008

Salt and Pepper are litter mates, born on January 20, 2008. They were surrendered by their owner because she decided she did not have the time to give them that they deserve after her change is circumstances...

They are sweet boys; weighing about twelve pounds each. They keep each other company so would be a great pair to go to a home with someone who does not already have dogs. Their foster family says they are active and get the other foster dogs to play, as well. At the end of the day they like to share the couch and soak up all the love they can get. 

ADOPTED! 04/24/2010

Vaquero 

Estimated Birthday June 29, 2007

Vaquero was picked up as a stray on the Isleta Pueblo and brought into the Valencia County shelter. The Valencia County shelter contracts with the municipalities of Bosque Farms, Peralta, Los Lunas, Belen and Isleta to impound their stray dogs and cats because those areas to not have a shelter facility.

Over 6,000 animals have been sheltered at the Valencia County shelter over the past year. 60% of them are euthanized because of the lack of space or the animals are sick. Vaquero was almost one of them.

He was held for the three business day holding period but broke with kennel cough; similar to a cold in children in daycare. However, since it is highly contagious to other dogs it has been deemed a reason to euthanize otherwise healthy dogs. If allowed to stay at the shelter he could cause other dogs to become ill and none of the would be adopted. Rescue is the only option.

It took three weeks for him to recover from the virus. Since then he has been with our other foster dogs and is an all-around little Mexican cowboy. If you are looking for an active, tough little fellow, Vaquero would love to become a part of your posse.

ALL ADOPTED! 04/24/2010

Camilla’s Puppies 

Estimated Birthday September 15, 2009

If Camilla is possibly a Chihuahua mixed with Beagle what are these little kids?! One little boy has a wire coat, one little boy is smooth coat and the little girl could fly with her huge ears!

What ever mix of breeds they are, they are beyond cute!

We are accepting application for: Chimo, Caprice and Carlito.

ADOPTED! 04/24/2010

Josh and Jason 

Birthday November 2, 2009

Jason and Josh were delivered by caesarean section because their mother, Missy, was hit by a car and had a broken pelvis. She also had a ruptured diaphragm so could not deliver them by herself. Fortunately she was full term when she was injured so the puppies were fully developed.

The owners said that the dad is a small Chihuahua and they had a couple of litters from them before. It appears that they were not completely truthful or Missy met another Romeo . . . 

At eight weeks they weighed five and five and a half pounds each. We anticipate they will be around twelve pounds as adults. There is a hint of Pug in their faces and they have stocky bodies, but what the whole mix is will never be known. The boys are VERY social and love to play with the other rescue dogs and adore people. They should grow up to be great family dogs, able to keep up on long walks, rough and tumble with school age children and still fit comfortably on the couch and snuggle with their family .

ADOPTED! 04/24/2010

Journey 

Estimated Age: Fifteen plus

The call came from a local shelter that they had a tiny male Chihuahua, about ten years old, with a badly infected cut over his eye and asking if we would take him. A volunteer picked up a curled up bundle of misery and rushed him to our vet. He wasn’t tiny by our standards. The “infected cut” turned out to be a ruptured eye. They hadn’t mentioned every tooth in his head was about as rotten as it could be. The vet estimated his age as fifteen instead of ten. When we got him uncurled in the exam room we found out, as one of our rescuers had suspicions, that he’s a...uh...well...can you say miniature pinscher? Blood work results were all over the place, mostly too high or too low for whatever was being measured. He was a real mess. What the heck. He was our guy now and after a conference with the vet, we decided he could be saved. Out came the ruptured eye. Out came the rotten teeth. In went a lot of antibiotics and an IV drip. After a couple of days recuperation at the clinic, the vet declared “he’s tough as nails”.

Now Journey’s well on the road to recovery. He’ll always be on a kidney friendly diet and need salve for his chronic dry eye, but between naps and eating, this quick stepping little old man is relearning how to really enjoy a dog’s life. He has to compete with several other dogs in his foster home for attention and really needs to be an ”only” with mature adults who can provide all the love he can soak up. After who knows how many years of neglect, he’s earned it.

ADOPTED! 04/24/2010

Brett 

Birthday approx September 7, 2006.

His elderly owner brought Brett to the Valencia County Animal Shelter because he had to go to the hospital and had no one to care for his dog. Having already survived Parvo as a puppy, this was the second devastating challenge in his life. After three days and no one interested in adopting him, Brett was close to losing his life again.

This marvelous little dog is full of energy and a lust for life. His eyes hold the worry of life at its worst, but his tail and enthusiasm show his will to survive. If you are looking for an athletic companion who can lift your spirits and test your metal please consider our “give it your all” Brett.

ADOPTED! 03/27/2010

Mary Poppins 

Birthday approximately January 20, 2008

Found running as a stray in Valencia County, little Mary Poppins time was up at the shelter. She had a lump on her neck and was holding up her left hind leg so perhaps anyone who would have adopted her otherwise didn’t want to risk medical expenses to make her sound and healthy.

We had the lump removed and had her torn cruciate ligament repaired. Her medical expenses came to just under $1,000. It was well worth it! Mary Poppins is a delightful and very active little girl. Most likely a Chihuahua x Pomeranian she weighs just under six pounds and loves everyone.

We think she needs to go to a home with active adults without young children or larger hyperactive pets. It is unusual for dogs her size to sustain such an injury so it may have been from some kind of accident. However, we would rather not put her in a home that she would be at risk for re-injuring her knee. 

ALL ADOPTED! 03/27/2010

Dolly Parton's Puppies  

Birthday May11, 2009

Emmy Lou (ADOPTED! 11/14/2009), Johnny Cash, and Tammy Wynette are just too cute! Dolly Parton’s puppies are very social and working on their housetraining. We don’t know if their ears will stand as they get older or will stay tipped over.

Little Emmy Lou (on the left) will be adopted by her foster mom - no surprise there! Johnny and Tammy will be available for foster-to-adopt after their third puppy shot in mid August. We are taking applications in the meantime.

Burton ADOPTED! 02-13-2010

and Bubbles ADOPTED! 03/27/2010

Estimated Birthday: June 24, 2004 Litter mates

Adopted from a shelter in California several years ago, Bubbles and Burton moved to New Mexico with their family. Unfortunately they were not part of the long term family plan. Their owner got pregnant and decided that they would be a health issue for her new born child. We agree that Chihuahuas are not a wise choice for families with very young children, so we accepted these two little sweethearts to help them find a real forever home.

They are little love bugs with their foster mom; always looking for a hug and kisses. Burton is a real gentleman, but Bubbles can be a little pushy to be the only one in her lap. We would prefer to keep these two together as they enjoy each others company so much. Mutual grooming and keeping themselves entertained with toys and romps in the yard make them easy to care for.

They weigh about five pounds each. The previous owner cannot find the adoption papers so we are estimating their age to be about five years old. They are house trained during the day, but will use piddle pads if they are left for an extended period of time. What a perfect pair for an adult home!

ADOPTED! 03/27/2010

Honeysuckle 

Estimated Birthday August 2, 2009

“What a sweetheart, isn’t she a honey, baby girl”! And that is how she got the name Honeysuckle. She is one of a dozen Chihuahuas that came to us from a hoarders home (with over 200 dogs) in northern New Mexico. Fortunately, the small dogs were kept inside and were all social.

The owner became ill and the family decided it was time to step in and move the animals out. A sad end for the owner who loved her pets, but could not care for them properly.

This little gal has a chance at a new life in a home that can spoil her as much as she deserves.

 

ADOPTED! 03/27/2010

J Babies

Estimated Birthday September 22, 2009

The “J” babies are; Jeremiah, Johanna , Jonathon and Jeremiah. These four lovely little Chihuahuas, two boys and two girls, were released to rescue by their owner. One of the little girls has been spoken for, the others will be ready for foster to adopt homes after Christmas. 

ADOPTED!

Camilla

Estimated Birthday May 24, 2007

One of a dozen dogs that come to us from a hoarders home on a Pueblo in northern New Mexico, Camilla is part Chihuahua and lots of something else. Perhaps a bit of Beagle?

The small dogs were all living in the home; the rest of the 200 plus dogs lived outside. Fortunately the little ones are social and were much loved, just too many for her to care for properly once she fell ill.

Camilla came with her three puppies: Caprice, Carlito and Chimo, who will all be ready for adoption applications after Christmas.

ADOPTED! 02-13-2010

Penny Lane

Estimated Birthday November 2, 2007

The shelter that picked her up as a stray thought that Penny Lane was pregnant, but it seems she had recently had puppies instead!

About two years old and weighing eight pounds, this precious little girl is just as sweet as she can be.

No health issues, no temperament issues, no reason she should have been lost and homeless! All she needs now is a home with a new family who is looking for a lovely little girl to spoil with lot of hugs and kisses.

ADOPTED! 02-13-2010

Dexter

Birthday approx March 3, 2005.

While working in her mothers yard in Peralta, a woman and her friend found a Chihuahua hiding in the brush by the ditch bank. They took him door-to-door but no one recognized him. They called the shelter to report him found, but they had not received a report of a dog of his description. They took him home to their apartment in Albuquerque and waited to see if his owners would call. After a few days they decided to ask if we could take him in because they couldn’t keep a dog there and were going on vacation soon.

We posted him with the shelters, in the paper and the local Village office - to no avail. So, little Dexter is looking for a new home. About three years old and just six pounds, this meek little boy is just dying to find a sensitive someone who will let him snuggle and kiss away their tears and celebrate their cheers.

ADOPTION IN PROCESS

Mimi

Estimated Birthday February 2, 2004

Mimi’s owner had to go into a nursing home and her family had to release her five dogs into rescue. Mimi is one of those dogs. Loved and cared for her whole life, Mimi isn’t one of the so many neglected or abused dogs we have taken in for care. Mimi is house trained, sweet and beautiful. About five years old and weighs about six pounds. She has a lovely black and tan smooth coat and light frosting on her face. Pretty darn close to a perfect little Chihuahua girl. A lucky someone will feel like they won the lottery when they adopt this sweetie.

ADOPTION IN PROGRESS

Violet II

Birthday October 31, 2008.

Violet II is one of six puppies born on Halloween to the lovely black and white Chihuahua x Terrier “Sunflower”. All of her puppies are very social and uncommonly quiet. They have been raised in a home with a lot of attention and already know how to use the doggie door. However, a new home will have to work on retraining to a new environment.

Sunflower is about 13 pounds and the suspected daddy is a medium sized Poodle.

Violet has a short, wire coat of a soft fawn and black mask.

ADOPTED! 02-13-2010

Tiny Tim

Birthday Estimated December 24, 2007

This little boy was found lying on the side of the road early on Christmas Eve morning. The woman who found him knew about our rescue and called us immediately to see if we could help him.

Fortunately, his injuries were not life threatening - a broken pelvis and bruising. He was given cage rest for two months and mended without surgery. Now Timmy is running and playing like a young pup.

Tiny Tim weighs a little over six pounds and is about a year and a half old. He is a sweet boy with a loving personality. He is great with the other foster dogs and loves his foster mom and dad. We are so glad he was found before he was hit by another car and we would not have been able to save him.

ADOPTED! 02-13-2010

Tonto

Estimated Birthday April 30, 1999

Tonto is lucky to be alive. Someone found him on a ditch bank in Valencia County. He was lethargic and had asphalt and dirt caked on one side. Covered in ticks and just skin and bones the staff put him in a kennel with food and water in the euthanasia room expecting to have to put him down.

After pulling off dozens of ticks and giving him a bath he perked up and they decided to give him a chance to recover. They held him for the owner reclaim period but the owners didn’t come looking for him. He was moved into the adoption kennels and waited there for almost a week. No one took him home. When we did our weekly walk through we decided that he needed to come into our rescue.

Only six pounds and about ten years old his life of neglect had taken it’s toll on his teeth. After a dental he only has a few left. He was very shy at first but is building confidence. Instead of hiding around the corner he comes running in for dinner with the rest of the pack. Though he still crouches down to be picked up, but isn’t cowering under the table. Tonto is becoming a brave little boy!

ADOPTED! 02-13-2010

Joy

Estimated Birthday June 19, 2007

Can you read the look - “I double dog dare ya” in her eyes?! A tiny three and a half pound little two year old girl, Joy came from the shelter in Carlsbad. She will need a home where the family has the patience to deal with a prima donna. Definitely not the right choice for a family with young children or has a  high level of activity. We are looking for someone who has been owned by a bossy but loving to it’s person Chihuahua in the past. 

ADOPTED! 02-13-2010

Alvin

Estimated Birthday August 2, 2007

Just skin and bones when he came to us as a stray from a shelter in southern New Mexico, precious Alvin has gained weight and is ready for a new home. He is about two and a half years old and should weigh about seven pounds when he fills out.

There is a lot of confusion over terms used to describe Chihuahuas; cobby, apple head, deer type, toy, teacup and more. There is only one breed standard with two coats - smooth or long. However, unregulated breeding has produced a wide range of small dogs - both registered and unregistered.

Alvin could be described as a deer style with an apple head; meaning he has long legs, thin body and a domed head with large ears and eyes. His best attribute is his loving personality. Alvin is a real cuddle bug that loves to snuggle with people and would prefer to sleep under the covers with his person.

ADOPTED! 01-13-2010 

Cody II

Birthday approx January 14, 2002.

Just out of space and out of time, Cody was out of luck at the Clovis shelter. He caught a ride to Albuquerque where he was transferred to our rescue. It seemed like he might have an injury of sort, but nothing showed up in his blood profile or exam. We decided to just wait and see.

It took a couple of weeks, but he started to perk up and act like a hppy dog. Perhaps there was some horrible accident that left him on the streets. Perhaps he lost a family that he loved. We don’t know what caused him to be so depressed.

Cody is a very sturdy fellow with a serious take on life. We think he will make a great companion for a home that wants a quiet friend. Cody enjoys the company of other dogs, a soft bed and gentle hugs. 

UPDATE: Cody loves to be held and cradled like a baby in his foster mom’s arms. He loves tummy rubs and giving kisses in her ear. Though he is a bit stand offish with strangers, his foster mom - a dog trainer - is working with him to be gracious with visitors. Cody is going to make a great companion for someone looking for an old soul to stroll through life with for the next decade or so.

ADOPTED! 01-13-2010

Frangelica

Birthday January 21, 2004

“Rub my tummy, pretty please”, says Frangelica. She loves attention but is not demanding. Hard to guess how many puppies she produced in her younger years, but they took their toll on her body. Found as a stray in Artesia, we don’t know her real age, but think she is about five years old. She had a dental and lost a lot of teeth because her mouth was so bad.

If you are looking for a loving little dog to fill an empty space in your home you need to meet this sweet girl. 

ADOPTED! 12/12/2009

Dara

Birthday approx May 5, 2005.

This beautiful little girl was mauled by a neighbors dog as she followed her young owners down the street in their neighborhood. She had two sets of puncture wounds from all four canines of the big dog that attacked her. Punctures and tears from shoulder to shoulder and flank to flank. She was seconds away from death when the dog let her go.

The family contacted the emergency vet and found that they could not afford to have her injuries treated. The were referred to us and asked if we would take her into our rescue and save her life. Our darling Dara was the second dog that week that we took in because of injuries by big dogs. She was luckier than Hawthorn who will probably have long term lameness from his attack.

Dara is doing very well, but will have scares from her encounter. However, it has not changed her lovely personality and love for people. She does not seem to have an issue with any of the small dogs in her foster home, but we will have to see how she feels about big dogs. . . Dara weighs about seven pounds.

ADOPTED! 12/12/2009

Tess

Estimated Birthday October 31, 2005

Found as a stray in Valencia County and taken to the shelter, this long haired black beauty is an active, happy and playful girl that loves to cuddle and snuggle. Tess enjoys wrestling with her foster siblings, which includes other Chihuahua mixed dogs, huskies and cats. She is very agile and authentic, with a 2 to 3 foot vertical jump, so could be a great agility prospect.

At about 10 pounds she is a great size for an indoor dog, but big enough and young enough to go for long walks or play fetch with the family. Tess is obedient, with good house manners, although can be very vocal when exited.

Most likely a Pomeranian we think there may be a hint of Chihuahua in her background, too. Her long coat will require consistent grooming to keep her looking so lovely.

ADOPTED! 11/14/2009

Vinnie

Birthday approx January 17, 2006.

We were concerned that Vinnie was going to be a tough guy because he has huge scars from an attack by a neighbor dog. They say a Pit Bull mangled him through the fence. The owner didn’t have him treated for his injuries, but they have healed well - we just will have to wait and see if the hair grows back.

In the meantime, the owner released Vinnie and Tia, along with a ShihTzu to the shelter. We think Vinnie or the ShihTzu are the father of her puppies (to be born the end of May). Our guess is that Vinnie was being macho and protecting his girl friend. But, he is terrific with people and immediately got along with all of the foster dogs - mostly males.

Vinnie weighs just over eight pounds, has been vaccinated, neutered, micro chipped and a dental. He is a grand little dog with a tremendous presence. No purse or cutesy bling for him!

ADOPTED! 11/14/2009

Trucker II

Birthday approx November 11, 2007.

Picked up as a stray in Los Lunas, this sweet boy was adopted after the three day holding period. His new family took him home to several young children. The older kids did well with him, but the youngest thought he made a great speed bump for this Tonka toys. When he objected the new family brought him back to the shelter. That made him an owner release and he was scheduled to be euthanized the next day. Thank goodness we were there to take him into rescue. He deserves a chance for a good home.

We named him Trucker and think he is a wonderful dog. The other dogs bully him a bit because he is so submissive. That reinforces our policy of not adopting our dogs to homes with children under school age. Kids can be too rough with sensitive dogs and the dog takes the rap. Good boy Trucker!

ADOPTED! 11/14/2009

McDreamy

Estimated Birthday April 10, 2008

Who could resist the bedroom eyes of our little McDreamy?! Black with “frosting” and tiny tuxedo markigs, this handsome little man is about one year old and weighs just under six pounds. He and his buddy, James Dean were picked up as strays in Artesia. The two of them are happy to have a second chance at a good life in northern New Mexico with a foster family that allows them to be a bit rowdy at play time.

McDreamy is friendly with everyone on a social basis, but is looking for a lasting relationship with that special someone who can appreciate his desire for a long term commitment. He is ready to give up the single life and settle down with a family, preferably without young children. This little fellow is a real gem.

ADOPTED! 11/14/2009

James Dean

Estimated Birthday May 10, 2008

Just over a year old, James Dean is a free spirit like his name sake. He takes a few minutes to size up strangers but is happy to share his take on the world when he gets to know them. But his passion is to ride on the wild side - ready to rumble with his good buddy McDreamy, preferably on the couch with his couch potato foster family.

JD was picked up as a stray in Artesia and hitched a ride to Albuquerque with a rescue transport, where he has decided he wants to stay. A light weight at 6.5 pounds, JD will make a great companion for a home with older children and another active and friendly smaller dog.

ADOPTED! 11/14/2009

Conrad

Estimated Birthday February 2, 2008

This sweet little guy was adopted at the City of Albuquerque Animal Care Center, but when they pre-processed him for his neuter he tested positive for heartworm and the adopted opted not to take him. The shelter asked if we could take him into rescue, treat his heartworm and find him a good home.

Because he is young and doesn’t show symptoms of the disease Conrad should recover quickly when the worms have died off through treatment. He will be available for adoption after we have him neutered in August.

ADOPTED! 11/14/2009

Theresa

Estimated Birthday January 19, 2009

The shelter called us to say a woman brought in a very sick little Chihuahua; she had diarrhea, not eating, and lethargic. Fortunately our veterinarian was able to take her in immediately, start fluids and begin testing. We assumed she had parvo, but she tested negative.

We had recently had several dogs from the southern part of the state test positive for erhlichia - a bacterial infection carried by ticks. We started her on antibiotics in an effort to head off whatever was killing her. Then we ran a IDEXX 3DX test which showed positive for erhlichia. Thank goodness we were able to get her in right away and begin treating her. I have never seen gums so white on a live dog. After three days of IV fluids, medication and a nice warm incubator little Tessie was able to come home.

A precious and delicate little princess weighing 3 ½ pounds at five months, Theresa will do best in a home with a doting mom who will keep her bundled in blankies, sweaters, and draped in jewels.

ADOPTED! 11/14/2009

Texas Two Step

Estimated Birthday July 7, 2007

Texas Two Step is a sweet two year old southwestern kinda guy with a bit of a cowboy’s swagger. He was picked up as a stray in Roswell and made his way to our rescue to find a new home on the range. He is a very smart fellow that enjoys socializing and going for a ride.

He has been well mannered in his foster home - no marking or spitting. If you are looking for a small companion (ten pound size) that is patient and able to think for himself (not a silly little trinket) Tex could be your boy.

This handsome fellow will be a great companion for a family with other small dogs that like to play a bit rough, but are not dominant since he considers himself the herd boss.

ADOPTED! 11/14/2009

Chelsea II

Estimated Birthday: December 9. 2008

The unusual wolf color and texture of Chelsea’s coat makes her look like a wild dog in miniature. And she is a wild child! Very active and playful. She loves to run with the other foster dogs and play with toys.

Chelsea is a lovely little girl, weighing just under eight pounds. She is probably a Chihuahua x Pomeranian mix. She is looking for a home with a yard and hopefully another dog to play with when the family is not there. Someone who likes to take walks would be great!

ADOPTED! 11/14/2009

Mija

Estimated Birthday August 8, 2008

We picked up precious little Mija from a shelter in Carlsbad; two days later she delivered two puppies. Mija was only about a year old when she had her babies, so is really just a puppy herself. She didn’t know how to care for them properly, or perhaps knew that they were not healthy puppies. Both El Nino and La Nina are deaf. La Nina was born with a deformed right eye and her tail was amputated because it was deformed, as well.

With her puppies weaned and playing happily together, Mija has been enjoying a care free life with her foster brothers and sisters. Full of energy and has a life is good attitude. It doesn’t seem that she was abused in her previous home - just neglected.

Mija weighs about eight pounds and has the happiest smile all the time. She has huge upright ears that flag over at the tips. She is a delightful little dog without a care in the world.

ADOPTED! 11/14/2009

Magnolia

Birthday October 31, 2008

My mommy is Sunflower, a black Chihuahua mix and daddy is an apricot Poodle. I and my sisters were all adopted into homes months ago. But my new mommy got sick and can’t keep me because I am still a puppy and she needs her rest.

I love to cuddle and get a bit jealous if another baby is looking for cuddles, too. I know it makes me look nasty when I growl at them but I really just want the biggest share - I wouldn’t hurt them!

If everyone just understood that I am a princess and will grow up to be a regal queen in a home that can set and stick with the rules; well I promise to bring happiness to their kingdom!  

ADOPTED! 10/24/2009

Kiwi

Birthday February 21, 2007

A tiny little boy found as a stray in Artesia, Kiwi is a bit shy with strangers. Hardly bigger than a kiwi, this tiny boy is craving affection. Just over four pounds he could fit in a pocket, inside a jacket and certainly inside a big heart.

Just imagine him snuggling under the covers with his new best friend, YOU!

ADOPTED! 10/24/2009

Margarita

Estimated Birthday April 10, 2008

At first glance you might mistake this pretty little girl for a fox because of her bright red coat, long legs, and refined muzzle. But our tiny Margarita is most likely a Chihuahua and Pomeranian mix. This beautiful little girl came in as a stray with four newborn puppies from a shelter in southern New Mexico.

She has a heart murmur and is being treated for Ehrlichiosis, a bacterial infection transmitted by ticks. Margarita will be ready for adoption in mid June, when her puppies have been weaned and we retest to see that she is clear of Ehrlichia.

UPDATE: The heart arrhythmia was apparently due to the bacterial infection Ehrlichia. Since her treatment her heart is back to a normal rhythm. This little 15 pound darling is ready to go into a new home. Margarita is full of energy and would love to find a family with preteen kids and another dog or two to play with.

In the meantime, if you would like to make a donation to help cover her treatment and assist in the spay and neuter of her puppies please send your donation to: 

Quixote Humane

P.O. Box 1285

Peralta, New Mexico 87042

use the PayPal link below. 

Jewel

Estimated Birthday may 3, 2007

We could not have picked a better name for the lovely little long haired Chihuahua we call Jewel. This amazing little dog delivered SEVEN puppies the night before we took her in from a shelter in Southern New Mexico -  and all are doing well.

Another momma, Dolly Parton, came with her and delivered four puppies two weeks later. One of her puppies was still born. The other three nursed for a week but momma was looking so poor we took her back to the vet and ran blood tests. We learned that she has erhliciosis, a bacterial infection of the blood carried by ticks. The vet said she would not survive without treatment, but the medication would be harmful to the puppies. We asked Jewel what she thought and she said yes, she could nurse them, too. 

We are bottle feeding in between and the bigger puppies are starting to eat baby food and are round and happy pups.

This gorgeous little girl weighs about seven pounds and has a sweet but very sensitive temperament. Sh needs a home that is as quiet and nurturing as she is.

Jewel's Puppies

Birthday May 2, 2009

They don’t come much cuter than this! All seven of Jewel’s babies are just adorable and super sweet. Each is cuter than the next and then you start over again saying the first is the cutest of them all, but then  . . .

We named Jewel’s puppies; Onyx (the only boy), Diamond, Sapphire, Topaz, Garnet, Opal, and Amethyst (Amy).

When they are three months old they will be available for foster-to-adopt homes. Adoptions will be finalized after they are spay or neutered and microchipped at five to six months old.

We are accepting application now.

ADOPTED! 09/12/2009

Mae

Estimated Birthday February 3, 1996

One of five dogs left behind when her 82 year owner was placed in a nursing home, Mae has been a bit confused about why her life has taken this odd turn. Our volunteer, Jim and his mom, are giving her a stable life in their foster home with several other elderly Chihuahuas. Mae has a heart condition, and in her advanced age, we doubt there will be anyone who will want to take her in for the last years of her life.

However, if you are one of those special people who want to give some one-on-one loving to a lovely old lady, please submit an application. She enjoys spending time outside when it is warm and burrows under the pillowcase and sleeps on the pillow with a light covering when it is chilly.

Mae has been vaccinated and microchipped. We believe she was spayed earlier in her life. All she needs now is someone to cuddle with and tell her how beautiful she is in her old age. Can you just imagine how cute she was as a pup!? She is lovely in her old age.

ADOPTED! 09/12/2009

Betty Grable

Birthday approximate January 13, 2009

Lovely little “BG” is a solid white Miniature Australian Shepherd mix with one marble blue eye and one brown eye. She’s a fluffy ball of puppy energy at just over four pounds at about four months of age. She loves to play ”puppy stuff” with toys, other dogs and people.

Unfortunately she was born deaf, likely from a breeding of a merle to merle colored parents. Her owner didn’t want to deal with Betty Grable’s hearing problem so surrendered her to a humane organization in Artesia. She is lucky in that many breeders “cull” puppies with health issues that make them hard to sell.

The hearing impairment may present some initial difficulties with potty training, but this little dear has many years of happiness and joy to give to the right home. We have had an offer by a trainer experienced with deaf dogs to get her started on the right track. After basic training and spaying, vaccinations and microchip we will place her in a home that will continue to bring out the best in this bright little girl.

ADOPTED! 09/12/2009

Paul Newman

Estimated Birthday May 5, 2007

We named him Paul Newman because of his “to die for eyes”. And he plays the part of Cool Hand Luke very well. In fact, we think he could be cast as the star in a Chihuahua movie. Unbelievable that he was picked up as a stray in Carlsbad and no one claimed him!

Paul Newman would prefer a home with only one or two other pets and middle school aged, or older, children. He is mellow and gets along well with other dogs his size. His current foster home has cats and an array of other pets, so we will know more about his preferences when he gets settled in there. This amazingly handsome boy weighs five pounds.

ADOPTED! 09/12/2009

Peggy Sue

Estimated Birthday March 5, 2009

She is “sweet as pie” as daddy used to say. This darling little girl is beyond cute. But then I am partial to scruffy faced little dogs. The best part is that she is as loving as she looks.

As wonderful as she is it is baffling how she could have been picked up as a stray in southern New Mexico. No matter what her past was we are going to make sure her future is sunny and bright. If you think you can offer that promise to our little Peggy Sue, please submit an application. Since she is so small we will be looking for a home with school aged children and well mannered companion pets.

ADOPTED! 09/12/2009

Black Velvet

Estimated Birthday January 5, 2008

If you don’t like wiggly, squiggly, kissy dogs, Black Velvet probably isn’t the right match for you. However, she is still a puppy so she will probably settle down a bit when she gets older. The fact remains, she loves to be loved.

Velvet was found as a stray in Valencia County. In fact she was found under the bed one morning in a home where owners had left the door cracked open on a warm evening. They put her out to find her way back home, but she ran to a neighbor when she drove up from running errands. After contacting other neighbors, reporting to the shelter, and placing ads it was determined she was not going to be reclaimed. After two weeks the finder released her to our rescue to be placed in a loving home.

ADOPTED! 09/12/2009

Lollipop

Birthday approx June 25, 2007

The owner of this little dog handed her over in the parking lot. He was on the way to turn her in at the shelter, but one of our volunteers was there and said we would take her in. She was tiny and sweet and very sick. Her tests were negative for Parvo, Giardia and worms, but she was dehydrated and needed veterinary attention. After a few days of fluids and lots of loving care, Lollipop bounced back and hasn’t looked back!

This little baby doll will make someone so happy to have her in their home. However, if it is you be prepared to be wrapped around a little paw. She is a bit of a Diva. 

UPDATE: Lollipop was adopted but returned to our rescue because her adopters boy friend and the little Diva did not get along.

ADOPTED! 09/26/2009

Thumbelina

Estimated Birthday June 6, 2006

Thumbelina needs a home with someone who understands that they are the boss and can teach this little gal that she is NOT the queen of the palace. If you have had pushy little dogs in the past and can help her learn how to behave you will find a gem in the rough.

About five pounds of black and tan personality, she needs to find a home that will gently lay down the law. In no time at all she will turn into a snuggle bug with her perfect person. All she needs is love and a confident, experienced owner. 

ADOPTED! 09/26/2009

Sonny

Estimated Birthday February 6, 2000

Sonny is about six years old. He came into the shelter with Cher and they were loving companions. He is just a bit shy at first but will make a great companion for an adult (no young children) family. What a wonderful opportunity to fill an empty nest with lots of love!

ADOPTED! 09/26/2009

Applebee

 

Birthday approx July 2004.

The family moved out and left this little guy to fend for himself in the back yard. Neighbors were sympathetic and brought him food and water. After several weeks we were able to bring him into rescue. He is still very worried about what life might bring and is working hard at settling in with his foster family. AppleBee is a handsome dark fawn, seven pound boy. He loves to run and play with the other foster Chihuahuas his size. His foster mom is working with him to walk on a leash and use the doggie door - both with much success. He needs a bit more contact with other people to become more confident and comfortable with strangers.

ADOPTED! 09/26/2009

Sassy

Birthday approximately January 5, 2003

The photos of the house this sweet girl came from is enough to turn your stomach. All of the pets were confiscated and the owners found guilty of neglect. Every surface of the entire house was infested with cockroaches and covered in trash. It is hard to imagine the life the people and those poor animals lived.

But now that she is in a clean home and eating good food, Sassy is getting spunky! She walks with a wiggle and a big smile now.

We are not sure of her age, but our vet did a dental in December and thinks she is about six or seven years old. Sassy is most likely a Chihuahua and Dachshund cross. She apparently has had at least one litter of puppies - probably more. It is time for this sweetie to find a forever home so she can live the good life.

ADOPTED! 09/12/2009

Hans Solo

Birthday approx June 28, 2005.

This incredibly handsome boy came from the Artesia shelter. The staff found him tied to the shelter gate with a rope. No note to say why; was he a stray or discarded by his owner? He was very thin and dirty.

We think he may have been kept in a small space for a long period of his life, as he circles a lot. He is unassuming and very easy to get along with, but not clingy. Perhaps he was used for breeding and has not learned how to develop a loving relationship with people yet.

It will take a while for him to build a bond, but we believe it is possible for him to become a loving and trusted companion for someone who is willing to make the effort. Hans Solo is about three years old and currently weighs  five and a half pounds, though he needs to gain about half a pound more to fill out well.

ADOPTED! 08/22/2009

Spike

Estimated Birthday August 20 , 2006

Spike was released to our rescue by the City of Albuquerque shelter because his owner said he was being dominant. The shelter does not place dogs into families if they are concerned about their temperament.

Fortunately we have some foster homes that understand how to help insecure dogs build confidence and learn to live happily in a loving home. In his foster home he has been rewarded for good behavior and discouraged for unacceptable behaviors.

His foster mom says; “He has a new girlfriend (Isabella) and it’s softened him even more! He has turned into the best little man who loves to please, chase and be chased around and around the house. I can’t wait for him to find a forever home and he deserves the best. I think a home with teenagers or older children who know doggy boundaries and are full of energy will have the best little brother companion in Spike. At the same time, a tough biker dude would match also (he looks absolutely fantastic in leather and spikes) and loves to be on the road (he can almost put his halter on himself)! I should mention, that he does talk (we are working on his potty mouth) and we have actually contemplated sending a video of him sassing back to me to AFV because it is absolutely hilarious! He is truly a wonderful little man with a heart bigger than seems possible in his stocky 7 lb. Body.”

If you enjoy a dog that can think for himself yet listen to your opinion and obey, Spike could be the perfect little buddy for you.

ADOPTED! 08/22/2009

Adirondack

Estimated Birthday May 5, 2007

Six pound male. Rescue from Artesia.

Bio to come.

 

ADOPTED! 08/22/2009

Glacier

Estimated Birthday February 20, 2009.

Picked up as a stray in Artesia.

Bio to come.

 

ADOPTED! 08/22/2009

Levi

Estimated Birthday March 5, 2009.

Levi is a precious stout hearted little guy! He is super friendly with the other dogs; puppies, adults, and even the shy adult dogs think he is special. He is about four pounds at three months so will probably be around ten pounds when he is fully grown. Happy and brave, Levi should be a good dog for a family with school aged children and an active life style. 

Wouldn’t he be cute in a denim collar! Levi will be available to go to a foster-to-adopt home when he is three months old and current on all of his puppy shots. We will finalize the adoption after he is neutered and microchipped.

Laverne - ADOPTED! 07/25/2009

Laverne and Shirley

Estimated Birthday August 3, 2008

Harkening back to their namesake TV series, if we hadn’t picked up this pair of pretty girls on a Sunday, they would have been ”cancelled” on Monday and never seen the light of day on Tuesday. Picked up as strays in Carlsbad, our rescue was this pair’s last hope for a new home.

Laverne (ears up) and Shirley (ears down) are probably Jack Russell Terrier/Chihuahua mix and at under a year old are high energy very active like teenage girls. Laverne currently weighs five and a half pounds and Shirley weighs four and a half. They get along great with other dogs and people and are very affectionate. How cute do two little dogs need to be? Though they are great buddies, they do not have to be adopted together.

ADOPTED 7/18/2009

Smith and Wesson  

Birthday approx April 15, 2008.

The owner released these two little boys, along with their litter mate Remington, because she is moving to Nevada and couldn’t take them along. She wanted our rescue to find them good (really good) homes.

Their mother is a small Chihuahua x Pug and their dad is an even smaller brindle Chihuahua. Smith is a dark fawn with heavy black sabling and resemble his mother. Wesson is a reverse brindle and looks more like his Chihuahua dad. They weighed just over a pound at eight weeks of age and should end up at about seven or eight pounds full grown. They are happy little boys and should do well in homes with school aged children.

ADOPTED! 07/25/2009

Bonita

Birthday March 31, 2006.

Pretty little Bonita was pregnant and gave birth to five puppies, one of which died at birth. The owners could not afford to keep her so surrendered her to us after they sold the four surviving puppies. She was spayed, vaccinated and micro chipped and is now ready for adoption.

No need to go into detail about her personality, you can see how wonderful she is by the sweet look on her face. She weighs about seven pounds and is three years old. Bonita is pretty much perfect.

ALL ADOPTED! 07/25/2009

Momma Cass' Puppies

Birthday December 19, 2008

Momma Cass is their mother, but she isn’t saying who poppa is . . . We will have to wait to see what these little darlings will be. Most likely they will be under fifteen pound and have good solid bones so will not be to fragile. One boy and three girls, all dark brindle tri-colors - or so it seems now. If you would like to submit an application we can start the adoption process.

 

ADOPTED! 07/25/2009

Sir Lancelot

Birthday Estimated January 9, 1999

He was bought as a purebred Chihuahua, but his body says otherwise. He is a tad chunky and the ears look more like a Pug.  The woman who bought him ten years ago passed away and her granddaughter asked us to take him into our rescue rather than taking him to the pound.

He had been neutered but we have no record of other care so we had him micro chipped, vaccinated and had a dental done right away. Sir Lancelot weighs just under 12 pounds and could use a bit of a diet. They said he will sit-up like a Meerkat and wait for ever for treats. It will be pretty hard to avid his sad, beggars eyes. He has lived with other large and small dogs, cats and children, though it would be best to place him in a home without young children.

ALL ADOPTED! 07/25/2009

Marie Antoinette Puppies

Estimated Birthday January 17, 2009

Their mother is Marie Antoinette, an owner release from Las Vegas, New Mexico. She and her four puppies were going to a shelter if not taken in by rescue and the puppies were a bit too young to be exposed to the hectic and scary shelter life and exposure to disease.

Mom is a Chihuahua cross, probably mixed with a terrier breed. The puppies are fluffy and cute as can be. It will be a while before we can give a good guess of their mix and how big they will grow up to be. They are very healthy and happy puppies and in a great foster home that is teaching them how to behave socially with people and other dogs.

They will probably require more grooming than a smooth coated breed, so please keep that in mind if you are interested in adopting one of these sweeties: Andre, Basil, Chloe, and Monique.

ADOPTED! 07/25/2009

Esperanza

Estimated Birthday April 7, 2008.

Probably a Chihuahua, Dachshund and Terrier mix, Esperanza is a delightfully happy little seven pound little girl. Because of her exuberance we feel a family with a youngest child should be at least seven or eight years old.

Esperanza came from a shelter in southern New Mexico without any details about her past. We assume she was picked up as a stray and was not adopted before her time was up. Lucky for someone that she made it to our rescue where she will be cared for until the right home comes along. She has all the ingredients to make a great companion - all you need to add is love.

ADOPTED! 07/25/2009

James Bond

Estimated Birthday May 11, 2008

Sometimes things just happen in rescue. James Bond is one of those unexpected events. On mother’s Day our volunteer Margaret was meeting a transport to pick up a pregnant mama dog and help transport several others to two other rescue groups. Unfortunately the rescue who was to take this little guy didn’t show up and did not follow-up to take him; so we did. It is quite a stretch to include him in our program because most people who come to look at our web site and meet us at adoption clinics are looking for Chihuahuas. Or, at least looks mostly like Chihuahuas. On-the-other hand, we placed a Chocolate Lab last week. But that is another story.

James Bond is probably a mix of some kind of terrier, a touch of Dachshund and a hint of Chihuahua. He is a very sweet little guy weighing about eleven pounds. Already close to a year old he should not get much bigger.  

ADOPTED! 07/25/2009

Mandy II

Estimated Birthday April 10, 2006

Running back and forth through traffic in Los Lunas, this little gal was terrified as cars honked, the police car broadcast telling people to ignore the dog, as she dashed, stopped, and dashed again not knowing where to run to next. Fortunately, one of our volunteers was in the line of cars almost at a stop. She opened her door and offered a whiff of hamburgers she had just picked up for the grand kids in the back seat. Mandy jumped in and settled down for the ride to her new foster home.

Sadly, we don’t know where her puppies are or were. She was still heavy with milk from nursing babies. Perhaps they were weaned and given away by then. Ruth reported finding Mandy to the local animal control office, the Los Lunas Village office, posted her in the news paper and even with Albuquerque shelter and Animal Humane.

Someone is going to be lucky to adopt this lovely little three year old, Chihuahua mix. We are guessing she may be part Pug or Shih Tzu because of her delightful, slight under bite and roundish face, thick white coat with golden patches and heavy bone. She is about 12 pounds and as sweet as she could be now that she is safe and warm.

ADOPTED! 07/25/2009

Symphony

Estimated Birthday March 13, 2008

Not the kind of girl to kiss on the first date, Symphony would prefer a slower introduction to strangers. She is a little timid and submissive at first, but is just dying for a true love to hold and hug her. Released by her owner because the Section 8 housing unit would rather not have dogs there at all, made it difficult for the owner to keep her. She is the second dog we have taken into our program from that housing facility.

Symphony is a long legged and elegant little dog. Weighing just over nine pounds, we think she is a longhair Chihuahua mix. Her sister is with another family in the facility and we are waiting to see if they will need to place her - a smaller, smooth coat Chihuahua - too.

ADOPTED! 07/25/2009

Margarita's Puppies

Birthday April 10, 2009

All four of Margarita’s puppies are girls: Tequila , Sangrita, Agave, and Juanita Cuervo, the only one left. Mom is a long hair Chihuahua cross, but we don’t know who the daddy is. It is likely that they will be near the size of Margarita when they grow up, but there is no way to know until they are much older. In the meantime they are full of energy and lots of puppy breath. 

ADOPTED! 07/25/2009

Amica

Estimated Birthday January 17, 2009

A darling little Chihuahua x Terrier, Amica will become some ones best girlfriend. She is very active and loves to run and play with our other small terrier mix puppies. She currently weighs five and a half pounds but most likely will mature at about eight pounds. She was picked up as a stray in Artesia, no history known, but we do know she had some kind of injury to her left front foot at an early age. It has healed with a lump and slight offset of her foot. It doesn’t seem to bother her, as she can run non-stop with the other kids.

We think she is perfect just the way she is - scruffy face and all.

ADOPTED! 07/25/2009

Treasure

Estimated Birthday June 2, 2000

In the dark of night this dainty little black girl was scratching at Laura’s door. There is no way to know if she was abandoned or simply lost her way from home. She is a tiny little five pound sweetheart that must have been loved by someone. Unsuccessful in finding her owner; Laura asked us to take her into our rescue organization as she already has her hands full with a couple of dogs and her ill husband to tend.

Treasure is very affectionate, and wants to be with a person all the time. She will be a terrific lapdog for an older family that wants to have a tiny dog to cuddle. 

ADOPTED! 07/25/2009

Dolly Parton and Puppies

Estimated Birthday May 3, 2002

Almost bred to death, poor Dolly Parton was transferred to our rescue from a shelter in southern New Mexico. She was nearly bursting with yet another litter of puppies. She delivered one live pup, but the second one was still born almost six hours later. Two more came into the world shortly after that. Dolly was an incredibly attentive mother but it was becoming obvious that she was not doing well. We took her back to the vet for a CBC and chem panel, as well as a test for tick borne diseases. She tested positive for Ehrlichiosis, a bacterial infection transmitted by ticks.

She needed to start treatment as soon as possible, but the medication would be harmful to the puppies. We decided to see if Jewel, another of our rescues that had seven ( yes, SEVEN) puppies a couple of weeks before would take on the tiny newborns. Jewel lived up to her name and is nursing them, too. We are bottle feeding the larger puppies between some natural nursing. We should know soon if all will survive. 

ADOPTED! 06/27/2009

Feliz

Birthday February 17, 2001

Rosetta’s son called and asked if we could help him place his mother’s dog when she could no longer care for her. He had moved them into an assisted living home, but mom was having problems caring for the dog and the management was concerned. Only a week later it became obvious that she needed to be moved to a higher level of care and Feliz would not be able to go with her.

This darling long haired Chihuahua has been loved and cuddled her whole life and it shows. She was born on February 17, 2001 and is a bit overweight at nine and a half pounds. Feliz enjoys the company of a mature family and will make a great little dog for a home with a low level of activity. 

ADOPTED! 06/27/2009

Scooter

Birthday approximately January 7, 2007

Grandmother had a brain tumor and went in for surgery. She was recovering from the removal of a large tumor when they found she had lung cancer as well. Her granddaughter came to help care for the dogs while she was in hospice. In just a few weeks she passed on. Photos of her three dogs gave her comfort in her room in her last days. Her granddaughter said “all she wants is come home to her Chihuahuas. She is very worried about them. They have been incredibly loved and doted on dogs and in return they have been happy, loyal and sweet companions. Please, consider them special.” 

Scooter was found as a stray in Albuquerque and grandmother placed ads and checked with local veterinarians and the shelters. He was about one year old, very thin and skittish when she found him. Now, about a year later, he is fat and happy. The granddaughter says “He has very deep expressions and I am convinced he’s trying to figure everything out all the time. She feels he needs to be in a home where he will get a little more attention, rather than having to compete for affection. Grandmothers other two dogs had been with her for close to ten years and had a bit of an advantage. 

If you are looking for a little guy that has a lot of love to offer you might want to consider adopting Scooter.  He is a sweet boy, weighing about eight pounds.

ADOPTED! 06/27/09

Shiloh

Estimated Birthday April 30, 2005

Animal Control chased this little guy for two hours before they finally corned and caught him. But it only takes a kissy sound and he comes to mom in his foster home. Shiloh, a six pound bundle of love is looking for his forever home now.

A real love bug, he rolls his upper lip and shows his teeth in a big smile when he is happy to see you. However, he is a bit timid with new people and strange places.

Shiloh is a long hair Chihuahua and will need weekly grooming to help shed his coat and keep it tangle free. Since is a small guy  he will not be placed in a home with young children or larger, dominate dogs. Of course, since he has a tendency to run a secure fence will be required.

 

ADOPTED! 06/27/2009

Ben's Shadow

Estimated Birthday August 7, 2004

Tasia’s friend found this handsome little boy near a softball field in Albuquerque. Because she is such a Chihuahua lover he knew she would find a way to help him get his broken leg fixed and find him a new home. Tasia called us and asked if we could take him in but we were filled to the rafters with other rescue dogs. We told her we would take him in if she and her husband could offer him a place to live - “foster him” - until we could place him. They said yes.

Ben, one of our previous adopters, had planned to make a donation to support our rescue and I mentioned this fellows need for help. And so, we named him Ben’s Shadow because he covered the majority of the cost to fix his leg.

Completely healed and already in a foster-to-adopt home, Ben’s Shadow is one of our great “happy tails” stories. And, Tasia and her husband Jerome have taken in another of our little ones to foster until we find her forever home.

ADOPTED! 05/23/2009

Juno

Estimated Birthday January 1, 2009

At only 4 pound at four and a half months, this little boy is almost too cute to believe he was at the Artesia shelter.

Brave and full of puppy energy, he will need to find a home that can manage is ego and protect him from very thing he doesn’t fear. 

ADOPTED! 05/23/2009

Johnny Rocket

Birthday approx August 1, 2005.

Little Johnny Rocket was found hiding under a car in Albuquerque. He had “road rash” on his head, both front legs and his side. We don’t know if he fell from a vehicle, was hit and tossed by a passing car, or any other of many guesses to explain his superficial injuries. Fortunately, he didn’t have any broken bones.

We advertised in the paper, reported him found to the shelters but an owner didn’t come forward.

At just over seven pounds and about 2 to 3 years old, Johnny Rocket is going to make a terrific little dog for a family who would like a quiet and submissive companion. He loves to play with stuffed toys and gets along well with the other foster dogs. He fits in and is comfortable like an old friend.

ADOPTED! 05/23/2009

Wynonna

Birthday approx 11-29-2004

No more puppies are in the future for sweet Wynonna. Surrendered by a high volume breeder, this darling little six pound sweetheart is ready for a new and loving home. She is a wonderful little gal that has had enough stress in her world. Now it is time for her to enjoy the good life. 

ADOPTED! 05/23/2009

Jillian

Birthday January 27, 2006

As dainty and delicate as a newborn fawn, Jillian is a fragile little girl. She was turned into the Valencia County Shelter because she was having loose, bloody stools and the owner could not afford to take her to a veterinarian. Fortunately, it was only a mild intestinal upset and we were able to bring her back to health with a quiet home, good quality food and a little tender loving care.

Jillian is sensitive and needs a quiet family with a low activity level. She would prefer to be an only dog or have companions that are not dominating. A bit underweight at five pounds, she could put on a little weight. Her coat is a soft, sleek chocolate with tan and white markings. This beautiful little girl will make a loving friend for an older home that can dote on her and turn her into the princess she deserves to be. 

ADOPTED! 05/23/2009

Valentino

Birthday Estimated February 14, 2007

A young man and his son brought this handsome boy to our adoption clinic on Valentine’s Day and asked us to find him a good home. The dog belonged to his mother who gave him and two other dogs to her son because she was moving and couldn’t take them with her. His apartment manager told him he could not have them there, either.

We accepted the dogs and did all of their veterinary care, since no records came with them. Valentino is about two years old and weighs approximately seven pounds. He gets along great with the rest of the foster dogs except a new intact male that he does not like. He has been social with all visitors and since he was brought in by a man and a teen aged boy, we think he will do well in a home with a family of school age or older. 

ADOPTED! 05/23/2009

Zebidiah

Birthday estimated January 25, 2008

A tiny little five pound cutie pie, Zebadiah is just as sweet as he could be. Picked up as a stray in Valencia County, no owner reclaimed him, and no one put a hold on him to adopt before his hold period was up. We couldn’t resist taking him into rescue so we could make sure he gets a really, really, really good home.

A precious Chihuahua mixed with a Terrier breed, Zebadiah has a terrific personality and love for everyone and every thing. What a wonderful little friend he will make for someone who is looking for a little boy to spoil.

ADOPTED! 05/23/2009

Marie Antoinette

Estimated birthday March 13, 2006

Marie Antoinette was released by her owners to a shelter in Las Vegas, New Mexico. She had four puppies that were about four weeks old. The shelter does not have facilities to care for moms and puppies so asked rescue to take them in to raise and place in loving homes.

The puppies are way beyond cute. Fluffy and full of it! Marie is a mellow and attentive mother; more like a big dog in temperament.

She is about three years old and weighs around ten pounds. Or, she will when she puts on a little weight. 

Marie Antoinette gets along well with other small dogs, is housebroken and quietly affectionate. She will always be found nearby, waiting for a sign to come and snuggle, but is not persistent in begging for attention. A grand dog in a little package.

ADOPTED!

Sandy II

Birthday approx October 22, 2006.

One of four litter mates surrendered to the Artesia Humane Society by the owner who had too many dogs, Sandy is just as sweet as a little dog can be. She is full of energy and loves to play with the other dogs. Not a care in the world for this little lovely. Perfect from her white blaze to the white tip on her tail Sandy is going to make a terrific small companion for a home with school aged kids and a yard for her to run about and play.

ADOPTED 04/25/2009

Buddy Boy

Birthday November 25, 2008.

OK, we know he isn’t a Chihuahua - even a Chihuahua cross, but he was brought in to our adoption clinic with a Chihuahua and a terrier mix. The owners couldn’t keep them and were going to take them to the pound if we wouldn’t accept them. We took the Chihuahua (see Valentino) and suggested another small dog rescue for the terrier.

Margaret is such a softy - she couldn’t turn this little boy away. He is probably a Blue Heeler mix with a bit of Terrier or Bull Dog. He needs a home with a kid to help him grow up to be a great little companion for a loving family. He is a sweet, silly little boy.

ADOPTED 05-01-2009

Minerva

Estimated Birthday January 1996

The shelter says she was found as a stray in Valencia County. More likely she was put out because she wasn’t able to be used for breeding any more.

Her foster dad says, “She is up to four pounds now from the three-and-a-half pounds when I got her into foster. You can’t count her ribs from across the room as you could then. I’ve been feeding her high-calorie soft food three times a day but I’ve come to believe she’s just a naturally think old girl. She doesn’t like cats and has a high pitched woo-woo-woo to let them know that.

When she wants to be picked up she turns around and sits on her left hip. If you don’t notice her, she’ll give you a little “wuff” to get your attention. She gets along fine with the other old girls in the gang. Her main activities are eating and sleeping and looking for somewhere else to sleep some more. Laps and under the covers are favorite locations.

She doesn’t like outside. Since I expect she was picked up old, alone, cold, afraid, hungry and with teeth so bad they were literally falling out of her mouth, I think she finds her “three hots and a cot” current situation to be a pretty good deal.

 

Minerva is one of several elderly dogs that are in foster care. However, most of our foster homes have multiple pets and our little guys have to share with other, younger pets. We are always looking for retirement homes that have older dogs and are interested in giving a senior a loving place for their final years.

ADOPTED 05-1-2009

Pollyanna

Birthday Estimated August 1, 2008

Some friends brought this little gal back from Texas but were not able to keep her so gave her to their neighbor Anna Marie. As much as she loved her, Anna Marie was also not able to afford to keep her either so asked if we could take her into to rescue and find her a forever home.

Purchased as a purebred Chihuahua, it is obvious that Pollyanna is more likely Chihuahua mixed with one of the small smash faced dogs; Pug, Shih Tzu, Cavalier, Griffon, etc.

Pollyanna is a baby doll! She is still a puppy so is very active, but loves people and loves to play. She is grown up at just under seven pounds, but will probably grow out a bit as she matures.

If you have seen videos of dogs that can “talk” you understand when we say she could learn to vocalize words. She has an amazing range of squeaks and yodels. She is a delightful little dog.

 

ADOPTED 05-1-2009

Sampson II

Estimated birthday February 2, 2003

Almost heartbreakingly handsome, Sampson is a sweet little fellow. His owner had to move to a nursing home and surrendered him and several other Chihuahuas to us to find them new homes. Her recollection is that he is about five or six years old, but his teeth are awful so we will do a dental and then see how old he seems.

He is mellow, gets along great with other small dogs, loves to be around people and most likely will do fine with cats. He has a very thick, elegant long coat so will need to go to a home that enjoys brushing as part of their weekly bonding time. Sampson weighs around seven pounds, but could lose a few ounces. . . . 

ADOPTED! 03/28/2009

Belle

Estimated Birthday: January 1, 2005

The Santa Fe shelter called us to ask if we could possibly consider taking in Belle. She is so lovely, but a little timid. The staffer who called said that she is good with her, but it takes a bit of time to bring her around to feeling safe. Her new foster mom says that Belle is becoming more secure and is ready for a new home with a family that is willing to take a little time to help her become a member of the family. Belle weighs six pounds and has a lovely white sleek, long hair coat with feathers. Her photos are from the day she came in, but her coat is filling out and she is just lovely now. Because of her sensitive nature we prefer a home with mature adults to baby her for the rest of her life.

ADOPTED! 03/28/2009

Godiva

Birthday approx January 17, 2006

She was born in a home with very little hope for a future. She lived in a room with a dozen other dogs, most of them her brothers, sisters and parents. The rest of the house held thirty six more large dogs breeds and their puppies. Hard to believe, but the neighbors didn’t know that the home was filled with trash and filth. They say they didn’t even know they had dogs!

She was very shy at first but is beginning to find out that people can offer her so much more than a tiny room filled with filth, poor quality food and isolation. 

Godiva was not abused, is not overly fearful, she was simply neglected because of the number of dogs the family owned. With a little one on one she will turn into a loving companion that appreciates the good things people have to offer.

ADOPTED! 03/28/2009

Sandy II

Birthday approx October 22, 2006.

One of four litter mates surrendered to the Artesia Humane Society by the owner who had too many dogs, Sandy is just as sweet as a little dog can be. She is full of energy and loves to play with the other dogs. Not a care in the world for this little lovely. Perfect from her white blaze to the white tip on her tail Sandy is going to make a terrific small companion for a home with school aged kids and a yard for her to run about and play.

ADOPTED! 03/28/2009

Faith Hill

Birthday approx May 19, 2004.

A puppy mill in Artesia released several of their breeding dogs to the shelter because they were over their limit. Faith Hill was one of the lucky ones to get out before she was bred to death. She was probably surrendered because her ears don’t stand up, or she may have only had small littlers, or any one of a dozen other reasons a breeder would get rid of a dog. Obviously the standards in their kennel are not AKC breed standards.

OK, off the soap box, for now. This poor little dog has been neglected of love and socialization that she would have had in a good home. She is timid and will need to be adopted by someone who is willing to work past her early experiences and turn her into a loving pet instead of a manufacturing plant.  (Oops, sorry, got back up on the box for a second there). She would do best in a home with only one or two other dogs so she can get the one-on-one she needs to blossom. Just look into those big brown eyes and imagine your reflection there.

ADOPTED! 03/28/2009

Jessica

Birthday approx July 12, 2007.

Jessica was left abandoned at her home in Los Lunas. The family moved away and left her and her new born puppies living under the trailer. This incredible little girl was terrified trying to fend for her young family.

Within days of coming into rescue she was rolling over for tummy rubs and begging for hugs. Her puppies are grown and available for adoption, but she needs a forever home, too.

Mostly Chihuahua mixed with a small Terrier breed, perhaps, Jessica is only about one year old and weighs a little over ten pounds.

She will be a great little companion for someone looking for a small dog and lots of love for the next ten to fifteen years.

ADOPTED!

Mickey Mouse

Birthday estimated December 25, 2006

This little guy was plastered against the back of the kennel - trying to crawl between the cracks of the block wall. He was absolutely terrified!  Picked up as a stray and sharing a kennel with two larger dogs he must have thought he was doomed.

The staff asked us to take him and give him a chance to see if he would calm down. It only took a few days to find out that he is starving for attention! He will not be well suited for a family with younger children or a lot of activity and noise. 

This sweet little guy will need a home that can understand his fears and give him the confidence to meet new friends. If you are willing to work with him to bring out the best in this little boy, please send in your application so we can introduce you to our sweet little Mickey Mouse.

ADOPTED! 01/24/2009

Nina II

Birthday Unknown .

Nina was one of several Chihuahuas surrendered by a high volume breeder (puppy mill) in Southern New Mexico. We don’t know how many litters she delivered, but those days are over. Her only job is to be loved.

She is probably about three to five years old. Her coat is rough and broken, but is growing back in nicely. We don’t know if she will have a medium length or longhair when she has been on a healthy diet long enough for it to fill out. Nina is currently eight pounds which is a good weight for her.

The foster mom says that Nina is a “social butterfly” and the first to welcome anyone into the home. She loves to share her time between her foster mom and foster dad’s laps. Nina would be delighted to offer that service to a family of her own.

ADOPTED! 11-13-2008

Bogart

Birthday approx January 10, 2000.

Bogart was found on the UNM Valencia campus. On her way to her early morning class, Kelly saw this little guy on his side, apparently having a seizure. We don’t know if he had some kind of injury that caused it or if he has been prone to seizures before. Kelly hurried to the vet and called us to ask if we could help treat him and try to find his owners.

In the mean time, we advertised and notified the shelter and posted in the paper, but have not been able to locate his people. Bogie has been neutred and vaccinated. He tested positive for heartworm and is being treated for that, as well. Currently on phenobarbital, his seizures seem to be under control.

If you have experience with dogs with seizures and can find it in your heart to give this sweet guy a loving home please contact us. Bogie is a great dog that needs an extra special home. 

ADOPTED!

Sam Adams

Birthday approx September 15, 2002

Someone lost an incredible little dog. He was found as a stray in the mesa area north west of Albuquerque. It was a very dangerous place for a tiny little boy like him - coyotes, hawks and snakes were a threat. Without food and water it is amazing he was found and saved from a close brush with death.

The people who found him asked us to find him a good home. We don’t know where he came from, but it had to have been somewhere near water because he has tested positive for heartworm. How he ended up out in the wilds alone is any ones guess. He was obviously loved because he loves people and wants to be cuddled and spoiled again.

Sam Adams is about eight years old and weights just under seven pounds. He is crate trained and is learning to use the doggie door. He has also learned how to climb the baby gate so he can find his foster mom and beg for attention. We are treating him with Interceptor to kill any heartworm produced in his body.

Sammy is a great little dog that deserves a life of love and a forever home.

UPDATE: Same Adams has now tested negative heart worm! We have a healthy baby boy. 

ADOPTED!

Shea

Birthday approx September 11, 2004.

Shea needs a very special home. An absolutely gorgeous little six pound baby, Shea is so very lovely to look at, but has a dark side. Most of the time she is loving and kissy, but without any obvious reason she will bite. She prefers to be with people, other dogs do seem to stress her a bit. However, her out lashings are not predictable. She was found as a stray in Albuquerque and the owner did not reclaim her from our ads and posted signs. Perhaps they hoped someone would find her and give her a second chance.

We are looking for a home that has experience with nippy dogs and is willing to work with her to overcome whatever issues have caused her to use her teeth as a means to express her worried mind. We feel that she has potential to adjust, but must give fair warning, she will need a superior dog owner, who understands dog behavior, to help her live a happy life.

ADOPTED! 01/24/2009

Daisy Duke

Birthday approx April 27, 2000.

The owners rushed little Daisy to the emergency clinic because she has a seizure. The ER did x-rays and saw a mass in her intestines. Unable to afford surgery if it was necessary they released her to the clinic to be placed with rescue to see her through her health issue.

Our veterinarian did another x-ray the following morning and the mass was no longer visible. Perhaps it was something she ate that dissolved. We hoped whatever it was it had triggered the seizure. However, she had another episode a few days later. She is currently on Phenobarbital and we will slowly wean her off to see if this was an isolated occurrence. We have been lucky in the past and hope she will follow suit. In the meantime, she is in a foster home that feeds home-cooked food and has a lovely yard for her to play with the other foster dogs.

Her incredible personality makes this little gal worth the effort to save her. She will make a sweet little love for someone who is willing to take a risk and give their heart to a little one in need.

ADOPTED! 10-25-2008

Houston

Birthday approx November 1, 2007

One of our volunteers stopped at our local shelter and called to say that they had picked up a Chihuahua having seizures. Someone reported the dog had been a stray in the area and she was seizing. Animal control went and picked her up. The family handed them two one week old puppies and said they were hers.

It had been several hours since the little mother was reported and a couple more since she was at the shelter. We discussed the chances of her surviving without brain damage after so many hours of continuous seizures and decided it would most humane to euthanize her. Out of respect for her life we gave her a name - Texas Rose.

We said we would take the puppies and bottle feed them and hope for the best. We named them Galveston and Houston. Texas Rose was a black and tan long legged Chihuahua cross. We have no information about the father, but it seems he might have been Dachshund mix. Galveston has been adopted. His brother, Houston, brightly colored brindle, is still available.

Houston is a bit nervous around large active dogs so will need a slow introduction. He is good with all of the little dogs in the foster home. Though he weighs about ten pounds, he thinks he is a tiny Chihuahua and wants to snuggle in your lap. He needs a quiet and stable home without a lot of high energy and activity.

 ADOPTED! 

Coco Puffs-Mini Mouse

Birthday approx April 12, 2000.

OK, how can an eight year old, pregnant, little bitty thing like this be found as a stray? The alternate report we got was that she was picked up, along with the children in the home near by. We will never learn the whole story but enough is clear that she was not in a good place.

She delivered two puppies by caesarian section while at the shelter, but they both died a couple of days later. She was terribly over weight and had flea bite dermatitis, with most of the hair on her rear end missing. With all of her health issues and horrible life she has somehow managed to keep an incredible attitude.

At just under 5 pounds “Mini Mouse” is packed full of energy and a bizzillion kisses. Her effervescence keeps bubbling over from morning to night. She is pure delight!

Obviously she needs a mature home that can keep her safe from young children and larger dogs. She also needs someone who can spend endless hours basking in her sunny personality.

ADOPTED! 01/24/2009

Hopalong Cassidy

Estimated Birthday May 28, 2004

Hopalong Cassidy (aka Hop, Hoppy, Hip Hop) is an extremely handsome golden Chihuahua mix.  He has a wonderful, sweet personality and is as mellow as can be.  He believes that cuddling up with a person is about the best. 

Hoppy is about 4 years old and weighs eight pounds. He and his cat friend had to be removed from his home because his owner had Dementia and was unable to care for them.  Hoppy’s only fault is that he is a runner!  He can get out a door as fast as a bunny - even though he only has three legs! However, he is not the least bit impaired by this.  He goes on long walks, can jump up on the bed, and chase his foster buddies.  He does not know that he should have a right front leg as well as a left one.

Hopalong gets along well with men and women, other small dogs and we believe he does well with cats.  He would do best in a household where there are no small children and where he can get a lot of cuddle time.

ADOPTED! 

Jessica's Puppies

Birthday July 2, 2008

You can see photos of Jessica, but you will have to imagine what daddy looks like. Only time will tell if there is a good guess! However, we do know they will grow up to be small dogs.

They have been cuddled and loved, raised in a home with lots of other small dogs and have been socialized with the foster family.

We can’t wait to see what they will grow up to be:

  Polar Bear “Bear” - cream colored male

Sun Bear “Sunny” - black with white sun spot on her chest

Aspen - Dark grey with heavy sable and long hair female

  Thistle - Medium tan with black mask and white toes, female

Fern - Light tan with sable and mask, female

ADOPTED! 

Precious

Birthday September 11, 2007.

Precious (and she truly is just too precious) is the litter mate to Goldie Locks, a Chihuahua - Pomeranian mix.

When the owner was diagnosed with cancer she released , Goldilocks and a couple of her other dogs to our rescue. She kept Precious and a tiny Pomeranian, hoping to survive the treatments and come home to her little dogs. But, in only a short few months, she passed. The family was not able to keep the two little girls and asked us to help find them homes. The Pomeranian has been adopted.

This wonderful little five pound sweetheart, Precious, has only known a loving home. And that is the kind of home she will be placed in. Her mom wanted the best for her and we intend to live up to that intent. Please also consider her darling sister, Goldie Locks.

ADOPTED! 

Calamity Jane

Birthday October 8, 2007.

Her mother is a Chihuahua Pug cross and her daddy is a handsome brindle Chihuahua. Born in a home in Meadowlake, she, and her sister Annie Oakely, was released to us because the owner’s husband died and was moving to Nevada to live with her daughter. Only the Chihuahua daddy was going to make the move with her. Jane’s younger brothers; Remington, Smith, and Wesson were also released. We would have never guessed that they are all out of the same mom and by the same daddy! Jane is super friendly and super sweet. She will fit into any loving home with school aged or older children.

She weighs a little under ten pounds and has the heavier bones of a Pug, so should be able to keep up with someone who wants to spend time on the walking paths and in the dog parks.

ADOPTED! 01/24/2009

Annie Oakley

Birthday October 8, 2007.

Her mother is a Chihuahua Pug cross and her daddy is a handsome brindle Chihuahua. Born in a home in Meadowlake, she, and her sister Calamity Jane, was released to us because the owner’s husband died and was moving to Nevada to live with her daughter. Only the Chihuahua daddy was going to make the move with her. Annie’s younger brothers; Remington, Smith, and Wesson were also released. We would have never guessed that they are all out of the same mom and by the same daddy!

Annie is a little timid at first, but is a sweet little gal after she gets to know you. She would prefer a home with older children so she doesn’t have to deal with a lot of chaos and little kid activity.

She weighs a little under ten pounds and has the heavier bones of a Pug, so should be able to keep up with someone who wants to spend time on the walking paths and in the dog parks.

ADOPTED! 

Bachelor Button

Birthday October 31, 2008.

Bachelor Button is one of six puppies born on Halloween to the lovely black and white Chihuahua x Terrier “Sunflower”. All of her puppies are very social and uncommonly quiet. They have been raised in a home with a lot of attention and already know how to use the doggie door. However, a new home will have to work on retraining to a new environment.

Sunflower is about 13 pounds and the suspected daddy is a medium sized Poodle.

This handsome little guy is black with just a tiny bit of white on his chest.

ADOPTED! 

Poppy II

Birthday October 31, 2008.

Poppy II is one of six puppies born on Halloween to the lovely black and white Chihuahua x Terrier “Sunflower”. All of her puppies are very social and uncommonly quiet. They have been raised in a home with a lot of attention and already know how to use the doggie door. However, a new home will have to work on retraining to a new environment.

Sunflower is about 13 pounds and the suspected daddy is a medium sized Poodle.

Poppy II is a fluffy coated, chocolate colored sweetie pie.  

12/27/2008

Gracie

Birthday approx January 2001

One of eight little dogs we took out of the Valencia County Shelter among thirty-five from a hoarders home, little Gracie is a real gem. She is about six years old and weighs a bit over ten pounds. She has a beautiful long Chocolate coat and amber eyes.

This lovely little girl needs some supervision to learn housebreaking, since she was housed with so many others and did not get the basics as a pup. Someone who is willing to commit the time to help her learn manners will reap the reward of a most wonderful and gorgeous little dog. 

ADOPTED! 12/27/2008

Doodles

Birthday estimated May 1, 2003.

Doodles was named so because of the spots and speckles all over his white coat. He is a transfer from a high kill shelter in Texas. We know nothing about his past so can only say that we think he is terrific. Only five pounds and about four years old, this little guy has had enough instability in his life. It is time for him to find a home that will give him the attention and love he deserves.

Doodles was tested positive for heartworm and is on medication to prevent it from progressing. Other than that he is a healthy and happy boy.

 

ADOPTED! 12/27/2008

Brutus

Birthday approx May 10, 2006.

Brutus is almost too cute for words. Unbelievable that this little darling was found wandering the streets in southern New Mexico. He was probably looking for a girl friend because he wasn’t neutered. He is a tiny bit timid, but then he is a tiny four pound dog! Brutus gets along well with the other foster dogs and is OK with adults if they don’t rush him.

His coat is a lovely blue and cream, he has huge ears and huge eyes. As dainty as he is we are looking for a home with older, or no children, and calm pets. Having repaired broken legs on over a half a dozen tiny dogs (at about $1,500 each) we do not want to risk putting him in an active, multi-pet home.

ADOPTED! 12/27/2008

Joey II

Birthday approx May 10, 1998.

Don’t know where to begin on this little fellow. . .  He was picked up as a stray in Albuquerque. He is a tiny little guy, about three and a half pounds, with a big attitude with strangers. Once he gets to know you he is a silly boy, ready to cuddle and snuggle. 

Joey is about ten years old, or so we think. He has only one tooth left and his face is gray. We wonder how he came to be a stray at his mature age. He was intact, so maybe he was simply looking for a girlfriend. We also don’t know how he came to have a head tilt. We hope it is just an inner ear problem that we can treat.

This tiny little man is so cute it is hard to take his macho behaviors seriously. In the right home, he won’t have to play the game and will be able to live out the rest of his years in his new owners lap or nestled under the covers at night.

ADOPTED! 12/27/2008

Alejandro

Birthday approx May 5, 2007.

One of our volunteers was pulling up to the front of WalMart in Belen and saw an elderly man setting up a lawn chair and a sign offering a “Free Chihuahua.” His story was that another person had given him the dog because they couldn’t care for him. He found that a young pup was more than he bargained for, too. Cheryl didn’t want this sweet little guy get passed on again so arranged to get him into our program so we could find him a quality home that will appreciate and love him forever.

His foster mom, Cheryl, says: “Alejandro is not your typical high energy Chihuahua. He is very calm and prefers to be by my side whenever possible. I have not heard him bark at all and he does well crated at night or when I am gone. He is a bit of an escape artist and found tiny holes in my fence, but came back to the front door to be let in! He only tried to mark territory in the house once but when I told him no he immediately stopped. Alex gets along well with my big dogs and the cats. He is a sensitive, smart dog and does not need much discipline to understand what I want from him. He seems emotionally well rounded and likes affection but does not seem to be needy. He is a great dog!”

ADOPTED! 12/27/2008

Squiggle

Birthday approx July 18, 2002.

This tiny tike was found as a stray in Valencia County. His owner didn’t show up - nor did the woman who had a priority hold to adopt him, so we took him into rescue to find someone who can appreciate this wonderful little guy.

He only weighs 3.5 pounds but will gain at least another half pound before we release him for adoption. He is super sweet - likes men and women, gets along with the other smaller dogs.

Because he is so tiny and dainty, we will not place him in a home with young children or large rambunctious dogs. He is about six years old so will make a wonderful companion for an older couple or singles. However, because he is so tiny he might not be good for a home with someone who easily trips or cannot bend down to pick him up. 

We named him Squiggle because that is about how big he is.

ADOPTED! 12/27/2008

Remington

Birthday April 23, 2008.

His mother is a Chihuahua Pug cross and his daddy is a handsome brindle Chihuahua. Born in a home in Meadowlake, he, and his two brothers - Smith and Wesson, were released to us because the owner’s husband died and she is moving to Nevada to live with her daughter. Only the Chihuahua daddy was going to make the move with her. Their two older sisters, Annie Oakley and Calamity Jane were also released. We would have never guessed that they are all out of the same mom and by the same daddy!

Remington is a little timid at first, but is a sweet little guy after he gets to know you. He will do well in a home with older, school aged children so he doesn’t have to deal with a lot of chaos and little kid activity.

A long legged boy (don’t know where that came from!) but he only weighs nine pounds. He has a cute little under bite and the most amazing bright brindle colored coat. Remy is a gentle soul who will blossom into a devoted companion in a loving home.

Guess which one is Xena?

ALL ADOPTED! 12/27/2008

Veronica and her Puppies

Birthday Veronica estimated as 9-1-01 Puppies 8-28-08

The woman called early on Friday morning and said that her Chihuahua had a puppy the night before. A second puppy died and the mom was still in labor. She wanted to know what to do. We said she had to get to the vet as soon as possible because she probably could not deliver the third puppy by herself and she and any remaining puppies would not survive without a veterinarians help. Not able to afford the necessary medical care they released Veronica and her puppy to us. Unfortunately the third puppy had already died. Veronica was spay and brought into our foster home with her baby “Xena, Warrior Princess ” the next morning.

A week later we got a late night call from a vet clinic saying that someone had abandoned a Chihuahua mom and her five, one week old puppies in a box at their front door. There was no note saying why. However, she was vomiting dried blood. We picked her and the babies up and met with our vet at midnight. Blood results showed her to be in acute kidney failure and her liver function was very bad. She went downhill so fast. At 3:00 am we helped her to the bridge. We promised her, the beautiful angle Maria, that we would take good care of her puppies.

Veronica took all five babies to nurse that morning. They are: Hercules, Adonis, Athena, Aurora, and Pandora. Mother Maria was a pale, fawn colored Chihuahua. We do not know what daddy was, but we bet he is black and tan in color...

Three of the puppies have already been spoken for; the other three are now available for foster-to-adopt homes.

 

ADOPTED! 12/27/2008

Tia's Puppies

Birthday June 2, 2008

These darling little kids are part Chihuahua and part ?!

ADOPTED! - Claudette and Danielle are black and tan with touches of white.

ADOPTED!  - Bernadette is golden colored.

ADOPTED! - Alaina is white with black and tan. 

ADOPTED! 11/22/2008

Shelby

Birthday approx October 22, 2006.

Pretty and precious, Shelby is a little bit timid yet. She is one of four litter mates surrendered to the Artesia shelter by their owner because they had too many dogs. Still a puppy at heart, Shelby will need a home that can give her a bit of guidance and lots of love and kisses to give her confidence to blossom into the sweet baby she will become. Her huge eyes and red hair hint at a Julia Roberts character in the making.

Shelby weights just under eight pounds. She will do best in a home that is somewhat quiet and mature, too much activity might be a bit stressful for her.

ADOPTED! 11/22/2008

Rojo

Birthday approx August 10, 2007.

His bright red coat gave him the name Rojo. He weighted only 4 pounds when he came to us in May. We think he will be about six pounds when full grown, no way to know just yet. We think he was about nine months old at the time. He is still very  active, since he is still a puppy. We are working on house training and building his confidence with new people. He loves to play with several of the other foster dogs.

A delightful little boy, Rojo is ready to be adopted now. He is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and on heartworm preventative. Isn’t he just too darn cute?!

ADOPTED! 11/22/2008

Sergeant

Birthday approx May 10, 2006

Sergeant is a great dog. It’s just that simple, he is a great dog. Not because he is small (about 11 pounds), not because he is young (about two years old), not because his quiet, not because he is handsome, though he is all of that. He is a great dog because he has a great temperament.

Sergeant was found wandering down the street with a cat friend. Just two buddies walking down the street together. They spent a few days at the shelter waiting for their owner(s) to show up, but no one did. We had already agreed to take three other Chihuahuas from the shelter and they asked if we would consider taking in an extra one since his time was up. We did. And we are glad we did.

Sergeant is a great dog.

ADOPTED! 11/22/2008

Prince Charles

Birthday approx March 5, 2007.

The City of Albuquerque asked if we could take in this sweet little guy. He was injured by a car or a dog and found as a stray.

He had a several lacerations and a lot of bruising, but has healed very well with cage rest and a few stitches.

A solid seven pounds, this fun loving guy has lots of energy. He needs a family that wants to toss the ball, go for walks and then snuggle up for kisses and hugs. He is a true prince of a dog.

ADOPTED! 11/22/2008

Nitya

Birthday approx August 8, 1998.

A large number of our older dogs come in to rescue because and elderly family member passed away and the family cannot care for, or doesn’t want, the deceased owners pets. This is the first time we have taken a dog because a parent, whose adult daughter passed away, and couldn’t care for her pets.

This precious little angel is about ten years old and only weighs 3.5 pounds. A sweetheart with a terrific personality that only wants to be held and snuggled.

She deserves a mature home where she can live out her remaining years (perhaps another five or six) in the lap of luxury. The rewards of giving a sweet baby tike Nitya a loving home outweighs any of the concerns many people have about adopting a senior dog. She is a treasure.

ADOPTED! 11/22/2008

Bruce

Birthday approx June 8, 2007.

The owner surrendered this sweet little guy to the City of Albuquerque Shelter because he supposedly nipped a child. We weren’t there so don’t know what happened to make this handsome boy nip, however, his foster mom says he is a really sweetie pie.

He is leash trained and is good with kids, cats, birds and gets along well with men and women. He loves to play zoom doggy with the foster dogs Sandy and Franklin, but jumps right into his foster moms lap for hugs and kisses. When it is time to settle down he likes to snuggle in the dog beds with the other dogs.

Bruce is a flashy red fawn color with white socks and boots. We think he may be part Italian Greyhound mixed with a lot of Chihuahua.

 

ADOPTED! 11/22/2008

Tia

Birthday approx May 17, 2007

Just a puppy herself, pretty Tia was pregnant by either “Vinnie” the Chihuahua or “Max” the ShihTzu - or both. Her owner has dementia and was no longer able to care for his three dogs so surrendered them to the Artesia rescue. They asked us to take her, as it seemed she was ready to give birth. The previous owner said she had been bred “two or three months ago”. Since it is about 60 days for delivery, it seemed like a good idea to get her into a safe and quiet place. 

A very loving dog, full of puppy kisses and tail wags, Tia will a great dog for a family with school aged children. We think she is mostly Chihuahua with more than a dash of Dachshund.

She will be available for adoption after her puppies are weaned and she is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped.

ADOPTED! 11/22/2008

Fabio

Birthday August 8, 2006

This tiny little four and a half pound baby boy was at the shelter for ten days and his time was up so they asked if we would take him into rescue. We are baffled as to why our fabulous Fabio wasn’t adopted! A typical, timid with strangers, little Chihuahua guy we think it might be that he was terrified in the shelter setting and didn’t “show well.” He is happy, carefree, and full of the dickens in his foster home.

He is not appropriate for a family with young kids and lots of activity, but will be a delight for a family with school age children. He loves to run and play with toys, but settles down to cuddle when the day is done.

ADOPTED! 10-25-2008

Raymond

Estimated Birthday June 10, 2007

Raymond looks like an Egyptian dog owned by royalty. He has golden eyes and a gorgeous sleek coat of strawberry blond with white accents.  He is a young adult, weighing just over six pounds of puppy energy.  Raymond loves his toys but he also loves almost anything he can get into his mouth.  His personal favorite is tissues, which he tears up in to tiny pieces and strews all over the house.  He is at the chewing stage and needs good chewy toys.  He also will lick you and do puppy mouthing.

He will use pee-pee pads if they are available. Learning to walk on a leash, “Ray Ray” still needs some improvement in his social skills. He is sweet as can be and enjoys his time with people and other dogs. With a lust for life this little guy runs around the yard like a madman! 

Raymond was found as a stray and was not reclaimed before his time was up at the shelter. How anyone could let go of such a beautiful little guy is beyond understanding.  Given his puppy like behaviors we think that he would do best in a family that has had experience in raising a puppy or is eager to learn how to become a well adjusted dog loving home.

ADOPTED! 10-25-2008

King

Birthday approximately 8-1-1998

This sweet little man was turned into the Valencia County Shelter. His owner was moving and couldn’t take him, or his Labrador buddy, to her new home. His teeth look like he may be about eight or nine years old. King has a great personality and would be a terrific companion to an elderly home looking for a loving friend.

 

ADOPTED! 10-25-2008

Elizabeth

Birthday approx April 13, 2008.

They said she was thrown like a baseball by the daughter. We get most of our information about our rescue dogs second and third hand so we never know what really happened in many cases. The x-rays show a break above the elbow and a fracture above the wrist. A wire has been placed to pull the parts of the upper leg together and the splint holds both breaks in place.  

Through it all this tiny little angel has been waggy and kissy. It will be great when we can get the splint off in a month or so. She is going to love to run again. Elizabeth loves people and is so excited to see the other dogs - no doubt she will be a great companion to another younger dog when she is healed.

We think she is part Chihuahua and part Terrier and will probably be a larger Chihuahua, but she is only three and a half pounds right now - maybe not!.

Elizabeth’s  medical care will be around $1,000 by the time she is ready to be adopted; which includes spay, microchip, and vaccinations. If you would like to sponsor part of her medical care, we would appreciate your help so we can help another.

or by mail to:

Quixote Humane

P. O. Box 1285

Peralta, NM 87042

ADOPTED! 10/25/2008

Dalton

Birthday approx September 16, 2006.

I was behind the van that pulled up in front of the overnight drop-off kennel as it slowed to read the sign. Since the kennels were locked for daytime intake they drove on to the shelter. I was there to pickup a small dog for another rescue and was waiting at the front desk when they came in with the Chihuahua they said was at their door the night before. The woman said they left it outside hoping it would go home, but he was still there in the morning so they brought him to the shelter. Thank goodness the coyotes didn’t know he was huddled outside!

Since the shelter was going to be closed for the next two days the manager asked if I wanted to take him for offsite foster. Then he wouldn’t have to be kenneled there. I said NOOOOOOOkay. We posted ads and tried to find his owner, but no one replied or contacted the shelter to say he was missing. So we have our little bonus dog - Dalton. He is only about a year old and weighs a little over eight pounds. He is a super friendly, tail wagging happy boy. Isn’t he just too cute?!

ADOPTED! 09/13/2008

Misty II

Estimated Birthday 11-15-05

Misty II was brought to the Espanola shelter along with two of her puppies. She and her puppies were red and raw from Demodex mange. She was on treatment for three months to kill the mites, but has regrown a lovely, thick coat. There are some black patches on her skin that show up as a light gray on her otherwise white coat.

She is a Chihuahua mixed with some kind of terrier is our best guess. She is very active and loves people. Misty weighs about nine and a half pounds and is somewhat athletic. We would love to see this happy little sweetheart go to a home that can offer her a bit of activity and a lot of stability in her life.

ADOPTED! 09/14/2008

Finnegan

Birthday approx May 18, 2007

There isn’t really much to say about Finnegan except that he was a stray in Valencia County and no one reclaimed him or adopted him before his time was up. He wasn’t injured or old or sick, just lost. We took him as a rescue transfer and think we found a diamond in the rough.

Fin is a happy and active little dog with lots of personality. He has no problem keeping the Huskies in line and struts his stuff with the horses and goats, as well. He enjoys the company of otherd dogs and playful cat. He spends time on his foster dad’s lap unless the foster mom is home.

At only five pounds this little fellow is full of himself now that he has settled into his foster home. If you are looking for a little spice in your life and think you can give this little guy a run for his money fill out the application and ask about Finnegan. He is an incredible little dog!

ADOPTED! 08/20/2008

Allison

Estimated Birthday  Oct 10, 1997

With her blanky, stuffed toy, and a kennel, tiny Allison was left at a homeless shelter door. Who knows what prompted someone to abandon such a little sweetie to an unknown fate? The staff called one of our volunteers to see if we could bring her into our rescue and find a forever home. How could we say “no”?

Allison is about ten years old and weighs just under five pounds. We had a mammary tumor removed when she was spayed. She also had a dental (had nine teeth removed) and was tested negative for heartworm, vaccinated and micro chipped.

Our little bundle of joy is now ready for a new home. She would be a great companion for an elderly couple who would like to have a little friend to spend their golden years spoiling and loving.

ADOPTED! 08/23/2008

Boomer

Estimated Birthday  1-27-2004

Boomer was one of 47 dogs taken from a hoarding home in Valencia County . The living conditions were beyond atrocious, but Boomer managed to keep a great attitude. He is a very happy boy! We think Boomer maybe a Chihuahua x Xolo cross because of the families background and the appearance of several of the (mostly related) dogs. He weighs just over 13 pounds and is solidly built. He make a good dog for a family that likes to hike and enjoy the outdoors. Boomer isn’t a couch potato. He would love to have a little boy of his own to teach about what being good buddy is all about. Boomer is a terrific big dog in a small package.

 

ADOPTED! 08/08/08

Summer

Birthday approx January 2005

Summer was brought to the city of Albuquerque shelter by some people who saw her get hit by a car. Her leg was broken but she seemed OK otherwise. This pretty girl was not reclaimed by an owner so was placed with our rescue to recover.

We are sorry that someone is missing their beautiful little dog but all we can do now is find her a great new home where she will be loved and cherished for the rest of her life.

Only about a year and a half old and about seven pounds, she will be a wonderful companion for a home with school aged children.  She loves to play with the other foster dogs and just loves people!

ADOPTED! 08/11/2008

Porsche

Birthday approx January 20, 2007.

She totally expects to be treated like a princess - preferably hand fed only the best of premium foods, the warmest lap and none of the rabble to compete with “her royal highness.” Porsche is a sleek, long legged, and elegant chocolate Chihuahua, weighing only seven pounds. She has managed to wrap her foster mom around her little paw, but doesn’t care to associate with her dogs.

She likes to go for rides in the car, snuggle under the covers in bed at night and take the most part of a lap in the evening. She does not, however, enjoy the company of young children.

If you are looking for little companion who can help run your household, please contact us to set up an appointment to meet our little princess.

UPDATE: Porsche went to doggy rehab and is now over her prima donna attitude. She loves everyone she meets, a real social butterfly! She gets along well with the other dogs and loves kitties. She is now a well- socialized runway model with tons of both elegance and grace.

ADOPTED! 08/14/2008

Andrea

Birthday approx September 1, 2007.

This sweet little puppy was taken to the emergency Veterinary clinic by her owners with symptoms of Parvo. The owner could not afford to treat her so gave her up to rescue. The clinic called us to see if we could take her into our program. We agreed  and approved treatment to try to save her. Fortunately she survived. She will be available for adoption after she is spayed and microchipped at five months of age.

ADOPTED! 08/16/2008

Georgette

Birthday approx November 8, 1999

Georgette was one of four older breeding dogs released to the shelter by the owner. She has obviously had multiple litters and is more than ready to retire from milling. Amazingly social for the situation she came from, Georgette is a sweet little eight pound angel ready to spend the rest of her life in loving arms.

She has had a dental and now only has few of her secondary teeth left. Georgette is a little worried by the world outside of the breeding barn, but is happily accepting love and attention in her foster home. She has a great future ahead in the right home.

ADOPTED! 8/23/2008

Artie

Birthday approx January 10, 2007.

The men working at the oil field saw this little fellow just before Christmas and started leaving out food for him. They could see he had an injured leg but didn’t know where he came from. They were finally able to befriend him and took him to the Artesia Humane Society in the hope that someone would take him in and care for his injury.

It appears that his right hind leg was run over - his toes were crushed and his knee had extreme trauma. The knee has healed well enough that our veterinarian feels it is best to leave it alone. However, we removed most of the fractured bones to the first joint of his foot. We had worried that we would have to amputate his leg, but it seems, so far, that he will only loose his toes.

Our best guess is that he is a young Chihuahua x Jack Russell Terrier. He is a sweet little guy that loves to be loved and has a terrific “make the best of life” attitude. He should weigh about twelve pounds when he fills out. 

UPDATE: We felt that the injury to his knee was causing him discomfort and so he was twisting his foot with every step. The pad of his foot would not heal and the way he would lay down lead us to believe he would be more comfortable without his injured limb. He had his leg removed and seems to be happier for the surgery. It certainly has not slowed him down!

He is crate trained and appears to be house-broken. He is crazy about playing outside with the other dogs and gets along with the cats. He is a sunshine loving boy that needs a loving home.

ADOPTED! 08/14/2008

Yazzie

Birthday approx August 1, 2006

What an absolutely wonderful boy! Yazzie is probably a Chihuahua x Pomeranian mix. He is about two years old and weighs just over 11 pounds. He is a longhair (but not a fuzzy coat), sparkling, delightful little dog. He is perpetually happy.

We took Yazzie from the Valencia County shelter. He had been found as a stray and adopted but returned because he had a tummy problem and the veterinarian thought it might be an impaction, which the new owners could not afford to treat. Whatever it was it passed without further treatment after we took him into rescue.

Yazzie is truly a terrific little dog. He lets little Goldilocks chew on his ears and grabs a toy and plays keep-away with the other foster dogs. Yazzie can climb a three foot wire fence and zooms around the yard like a crazy man. He will need a home that has a large , securely fenced yard or is willing to go for long walks or jogs. He is an extra special little guy.

ADOPTED! 8/11/2008

Hawthorn

Birthday approx May 1, 2006.

There are so many shelter animals in need of rescue but we can only do so much. Because we are a Chihuahua Rescue we have to turn down a lot of dogs we wish we could help, but don’t have the funds or the room. However, sometimes we just walk away. So we took in Hawthorn.

Someone flagged down animal control and handed them a dog bundled up in towels. They said they found him injured and couldn’t take him to the vet. He was in the shelter for about two hours when we came in to do the weekly photos for the local paper. It only took a minute to decide to call our vet and get him emergency treatment. He had a two and a half inch open gash behind his right front leg and was obviously in pain. We rushed him to our vet where he crashed on the table but was revived. After surgery we learned he had been mauled by a dog.

Probably more Doxie than Chihuahua, Hawthorn is a very submissive sweet little guy. It appears that this isn’t his first injury. His left foot is larger and more splayed than his right, indicating he had a limp before this attack. Despite his injuries he is a loving little ten pound, Chocolate treat. You will just want to eat him up! When he is really happy he roll up his lip and gives a big smile showing all of his front teeth! What a sweetie pie.

ADOPTED! 08/02/2008

Memphis

Birthday approx June 10, 2005.

We pulled over 100 ticks off of this skinny little guy when we found him as a stray in Albuquerque. He ate like he hadn’t had a meal in weeks, but is now gaining a bit of weight and feels safe in his foster home. Memphis is about two and a half years old and weighs nine and a half pounds. He is very friendly with everyone he meets. He loves to run and play with the other foster dogs. He is using the doggie door and enjoys the outdoors as much as he does being inside.

Because of his tipped over ears and long legs, he may have a bit of Italian Greyhound breeding, as well as Chihuahua. Whatever his background, Memphis is a handsome and very loving little boy that will make a great addition to a family looking for an active little dog.

ADOPTED! 7/6/2008

Lizzie

Estimated Birthday June 6, 2002

A perfect little black and tan baby doll, Lizzie is under five pounds and just four years old. Only a home with a safe and secure fence, no hyper active large dogs or small children, and a family that can appreciate how delicate and precious she is will be considered to adopt this little angel. Lizzie is a bit intimidated by strangers, but is a typical Chihuahua with those she trusts.

If you can offer this tiny little love a safe forever home, please apply.

ADOPTED! 7/12/2008

Oakley

Birthday approx December 13, 2004

Darling little Oakley was a stray in Albuquerque. He had a badly broken leg when he was found and taken to the Albuquerque Eastside shelter. He was not reclaimed and no one wanted to adopt him so we decided we had to save him. Our vet has set and pinned his tiny leg. They are so thin and fragile!

Through it all he has been so very good. After several months of cast changes and loving care, Oakley is back playing with the other foster dogs. Only six pounds, Oakley is a sweet little boy with many years of love to give to a family without young children or rambunctious pets that may cause him further harm.

If you are looking for a dainty little friend to spoil you must meet our little prince. 

UPDATE: Oakley has recovered from his broken leg, but has not overcome his need to be pampered. He is timid with strangers but is totally committed to keeping a lap warm. If you would like to have a little dog that depends on you for everything (he really is a little drama queen) please consider Oakley. He will take every thing you have to offer and ask for just a little bit more on top. He needs his own human security blanket. Do you need someone who needs you? Do you need someone to love? It won’t take much to keep him happy - just you.

ADOPTED! 07/15/2008

Alabama and Banjo

Birthday January 13, 2008.

These two tiny little buttons were born on January 13th to our lovely Susanna. The owner surrendered momma to us to make sure the puppies would be born in a safe place. They were worried that the puppies might have to be taken by caesarian because they think daddy was a bigger dog. The puppies were born naturally, but the third little sister only lived for a couple of days. A heart break for all of us. We have the ashes of little “Susanna Angel" in our memorial niche.

We don’t know how big these little sweeties will grow up to be, but they are cute as they can be right now. There is no doubt they will grow up to be incredible little dogs. Momma is one of the sweetest Chihuahuas and the foster mom gave them a lot of attention. We want to adopt them together since they have been such a wonderful pair to keep each other company and into and out of trouble.

ADOPTED! 07/30/2008

Riley

Estimated Birthday June 25, 2004

Riley was found as a stray in Albuquerque and we can only guess, because of his injuries,  that he was hit by a car. He had surgery to repair a broken leg but has recovered incredibly well. He loves to run and play in the back yard with the other Chihuahuas but really enjoys lounging with his foster family at the end of the day. Riley is a terrific little dog that will make a loving companion for a home with other small dogs or a family that can provide some activity to keep him busy.

About three years old and around nine pounds, Riley has been in foster care for over a year and needs to find a family of his own to give him the love he deserves.0

ADOPTED! 06/09/2008

Lollypop

Birthday approx June 25, 2007