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Thelma Chihuahua Rochester, NY

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Small
  • Bicolor


Smart, Protective
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, special needs.
Good in a home with
Other dogs.
Prefers a home without

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Meet Thelma

Thelma; a resilient soul with a story to tell. Her journey hasn't been easy, starting as a stray picked up by the shelter, only to be diagnosed with a heart murmur and pyometra. With uncertain odds, we took a chance on her, and she emerged from surgery a fighter, on the path to recovery.

Thelma embodies the classic Chihuahua demeanor. She is initially cautious with a spicy personality, but once she warms up to new people, she becomes their steadfast companion, sticking to their side like a shadow. From reserved (and often cranky) beginnings to affectionate cuddles, she blossoms with trust and affection.

While Thelma battles congestive heart failure, she remains stable for now, experiencing only occasional breathlessness during intense moments. However, she requires daily medication, and the timeline ahead is uncertain. Our vet estimates about a year from diagnosis, but Thelma's resilience might extend that.

Here's what you need to know about Thelma:

-Patience is key as she adjusts to new surroundings; she's grown fond of us and only startles when surprised or when gently moved from her cozy spot.
-She's house-trained with a consistent schedule.
-Thelma yearns for companionship and would love to share your bed, though she's content in her pen.
-Initially wary of other dogs, she now shares affectionate licks with her furry friends.
-While we're unsure of her leash manners due to weather constraints, she loves tagging along wherever you go.

Do you have the compassion and dedication to make Thelma's remaining time as joyous as possible?

Her adoption fee is $150, which includes: her alter, a microchip, her rabies and DAPP vaccines, flea/heartworm preventative, and a deworming treatment while in foster care.

If you think she may be perfect for you, please apply using the link below!

**Unfortunately, we cannot adopt out to Canada at this time.

**We require a 60 minute adoption radius. This dog is currently being fostered in Rochester, NY

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