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Cricket Roo Chihuahua Mix New Orleans, LA

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Small
  • Red / Chestnut / Orange


Affectionate, Loyal, Playful
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, cats, children.
Adoption fee

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Meet Cricket Roo

• Are mostly introverted, but occasionally up for a low-key adventure with a buddy (like a trip to the pet store or a walk in the park)
• Own a large collection of blankets
• Have a spot on your bed that gets a little cold at night and an 18lb cuddly dog would fit just perfectly
• Enjoy leisurely strolls and could use a walking buddy

Cricket Roo:
• Devoted to one best friend (you) and friendly to that friend's friends
• A blanket connoisseur, from bed blankets to throw blankets to couch blankets
• Loves a good walk every day
• Ran the New Orleans underground for a week, ask him about it

Cricket Roo is a 2 year old 18-lb Chihuahua mix (we think mini-pinscher or rat terrier). His mix is a "designer dog" mix, but Cricket is so down to earth you'd never know he was fancy. Cricket likes his basic collar just as much as his rhinestone studded one. He is house and kennel trained, neutered and up to date on vaccinations, walks well on a leash, and gets along with kids, cats and other small dogs.

Cricket has been in the Take Paws Rescue system since mid-July. He was rescued from an abuse and neglect situation, and came to TPR distrustful of humans. He has two foster moms who have patiently and persistently worked with him; Cricket has very slowly learned to trust, learned basic doggy manners, and that he loves couch blankets and movies at home.

Cricket is a survivor. He was underweight with skin infections when he was first rescued, and his trauma manifested in hiding in his kennel and refusing to eat. Slowly Cricket learned to trust his teacher, but remained scared of new people and environments. After his neuter surgery, Cricket was terrified and ran away from the vet but couldn't find his way home. Cricket got lost, fell into a canal, and spent six days suffering while hungry, alone, and afraid. When TPR volunteers spotted and rescued him with the help of the New Orleans fire department, he was emaciated and shaking and so, so happy to be rescued. Cricket has spent his whole life surviving; he can hardly believe he is safe, and loved, and will always be cared for. Cricket almost doesn't believe that people will help him just because they care about him.

Cricket is a special dog and his foster moms will only let him move to a special human and their home. When you apply for Cricket, Anne and Jessica will arrange a meet-and-greet so you can get to know Cricket and they can get to know you. Cricket is available for a trial adoption, and his foster moms will help him and you adjust quickly so you can trial him smoothly and build a relationship with him. Cricket is a popular dog, so please apply now. We look forward to meeting you!

Cricket is up to date on vaccines, neutered, and in the midst of his heartworm treatment which is covered by the rescue.


If you are interested in meeting and/or adopting, the first step is to please visit our website to complete an application and read all of our FAQs:

**Please do not use the "Introduce Yourself" feature. The information needed to determine if you might be a match for one of our animals can only be found on our application. An inquiry, questions or introduction through Petfinder is NOT an application. All known details about our animals are posted on their profile and updated daily. Other info would be discussed in detail with the foster during the application review process. Due to the number of introductions/questions received (hundreds daily) we ask you submit an application on our website (that application can be used for any dog with Take Paws Rescue).

The adoption fee for adult dogs covers age appropriate vaccinations, microchip, spay/neuter if not yet performed, heartworm test & appropriate heartworm treatment by the rescue's vet. All dogs in our care are also kept up-to-date on HW/Flea Prevention. Please see our website for more information.

2022 Adoption Fee Scale for non-benefactor animals:
Puppies under 12 months - $350
Dogs over 12 months - $250

For additional information, including the adoption process and our adoption fee scale for all our adoptable pets, see our FAQs page:

*Any breed labels used by Take Paws Rescue, its employees/volunteers, or on vet records provided cannot be guaranteed. Breed labels are given based on information obtained during intake and/or best guesses based on appearance and/or temperament of the dogs and Take Paws Rescue gives no assurance to the accuracy of these labels. Labels are necessary for postings to many animal networking sites, such as Pet Finder, and are no way a guarantee. Additionally, exact age and potential size cannot be guaranteed.

*Take Paws Rescue saves dogs from high-kill shelters in Southeast Louisiana, owner surrenders, and discarded dogs with uncertain futures. All of our puppies live in foster homes where they are socialized, and well cared for. An application will be required to make sure it’s the perfect match!

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  • Chihuahua
  • Adult
  • Male