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Old 04-16-2012, 04:37 PM
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I hope I'm not breaking any rules by posting this, but I am desperate to find a good home for this little guy. My husband found two abondoned Chihuahuas at his warehouse (the male is the one closer to the camera).



The female is a puppy (I was able to find a good home for her), but we think the male is her father. By the looks of him, we think he is much older because he's getting those white hairs around his muzzle and eyes and has lost some hair on the back of one of his ears.

My husband brought them both home and we bathed them. They were covered with fleas and so very dirty and hungry. I felt so bad for them and couldn't believe that someone had mistreated them so.

Unfortunately, we already have 3 indoor cats and a miniture poodle, so we cannot afford another pet nor do we have the room with our tiny house. We've asked everyone we know, but no one wants him. And we are afraid that if we give his to a shelter they will most likely put him down due to his age. The Chihuahua rescue close to our home got bad reviews of mistreated their dogs, so we do not want to go that route.

He has really attatched himself to my husband and has become his shadow. Unfortunatley, he doesn't get along with my poodle because she is young and wants to constantly play. This little guy, being older, just wants to be left alone and cuddle.

I live in the southern CA area, near Los Angeles. If anyone would like this Chihuahua, please pm me here. I figured a Chihuahua forum would be the best place to find someone who I know would love this breed of dog.
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Is there anyway you could keep him if he started getting a long with your Poodle? It usually takes a little while for them to warm up and get used to another dog especially when the younger dog is hyper and a youngster. I bet they will get a long great and love your cat and Poodle soon
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Awe what cutie pies! It does take a bit for dogs to transition with each other but if you aren't looking for another dog then giving him up is the best thing to do you're going the right route by posting wherever u can! Maybe you can try posting in your local newspaper or Craig's list, kijiji etc and screen the new potential owners well i have no doubt hell get scooped up!
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You're a great person for putting in the effort to find them forever homes! Like the others here have said, maybe if you gave it some time, he would adapt to your Poodle's personality. But if you truly cannot financially support another animal, then I do believe it would be best to find him another home. You live in a very populated area. I'm sure someone nearby will be willing to take him in. Keep us posted! You may find someone here that will take him. I know we have some active members located in CA.

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I would assk Kitty&Kahlua -her name is Katie. She fosters and rehomes Chi's all the time with amazing success. She's in Il so I doubt she can take her but I bet she with show you how to rehome him properly. I think she uses Kijiji too -could be wrong- But i'm sure she can give you some pointers.

Good for you for doing this for him, i'm sure you will find him an amazing forever home
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Thank you all for your replies and advice. And, yes, it's not just because he isn't getting along with my other animals that is the major problem with keeping him. We are just stretched pretty thin financially with the 4 pets we have to take on another at this time.

I will definitely keep you all informed with what's going on with this little guy. I am not familiar with this breed. Do they normally attach themselves to one member of the family. I know poodles generally love and cling to everyone in the family equally, but this Chihuahua just seems to love my husband only and is fearful of everyone else, even though he's been with us for over 2 weeks now.
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Whereabouts in CA are you? I am in Bakersfield.
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Heartbreaking, isn't it? Maybe there is a local rescue, but probably inundated . . . California has a big Chi population.
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