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Monique Borrero had Princess, a Pug mix, for nine years when she decided to adopt Charlie, a Chihuahua mix. Charlie’s mother had been surrendered when she was pregnant, so Charlie had only known life in the shelter before his adoption, and he was happy in his new home, but Princess didn’t really appreciate a new dog in her house, particularly …

An impending move from an apartment in New York to five acres of land in Tennessee was just the motivation Pia Hogue and her fiancé, Ryan Miller, needed to decide to adopt a third dog. Pia began searching on Petfinder, and after many hours and many late night searches, she noticed the special needs search option. “It dawned on me,” …

Julie Andersen of Elk Grove, California, had spent months browsing Petfinder and looked at thousands of dogs, but “suddenly, a picture of a troubled soul, peering at me with a frightened, confused look, stopped me dead in my tracks,” she says. Without thinking twice, Julie got into her car and drove to the Madera County Animal Control shelter three hours …

In May 2014, Vanesa was in her last month of graduate school, poised to take a state board exam and about to move from San Francisco to Oakland. It hardly seemed an auspicious time to adopt a dog. “I like to say that my bioDOGical clock must have been ticking,” Vanesa says, because suddenly “I simply had to have a …

Be prepared might be one of Barkley’s mottoes. The Chihuahua/Dachshund mix roams the house with a big bone in his mouth, looking for a place to hide it for later. “I’ve caught him digging in my closet to try and hide one and I’ve found them in all sorts of places,” says Courtney Ray. “The dirty laundry basket gets a …

A miniature hyena! That was Erica McLain’s first impression of the brindle-colored Chihuahua mix whose big ears were poking out of a fuzzy yellow blanket in her Petfinder photo. HOPE Animal Shelter in Tucson had listed the dog, Bella, along with her brother and sister and their mother, a Terrier mix. Erica scrolled through other photos of the dogs. “She …

Senior dogs stand a smaller chance of being adopted than younger ones, so when 13-year-old Muffin popped up on Kathy Martin’s computer monitor as the Ocala, Florida, woman browsed on Petfinder, Kathy was worried about the dog’s future. It would be a shame for the Chihuahua/Terrier mix to spend her golden years in a shelter. “I don’t know how much …

Reagan has come a long way. She and her littermate were dropped off at Upland Animal Shelter in Upland, CA, covered with fleas and ticks, and now she’s well groomed and prances with seeming delight when people talk about how cute she is, says Rebekah Cherniss of Fontana, CA, who adopted her. The Chernissses saw Reagan, then called Muffin, on …

Molly and her littermate, Amber, were born to be sold, but congenital eye problems ruled that out. They were surrendered and ended up at Chihuahua Rescue & Referral in Federal Way, WA. The two dogs were placed in a foster home, and one day when they were outside, the foster caregiver witnessed a raccoon attacking Amber. Molly leaped into the …

If you saw Pinky today, walking through Central Park in New York City with Jennifer Gillett, you might assume she was always a much pampered Chihuahua. But it isn’t so. When Jennifer first laid eyes upon her on Petfinder, the dog was in a foster home. She had come to it suffering from anemia because of a flea infestation. She …