My name is Tilda!

Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Tilda
Photo 1 - Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Tilda
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Rural Dog Rescue

Facts about Tilda

  • Breed: Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: White - With Brown Or Chocolate
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
Tilda is a 7-8 year old chihuahua mix. She was left at a high kill shelter after her elderly owner passed away. She's living in a foster home now with several other dogs and cats and is good with everyone! Her foster also says she doesn't have any separation anxiety or destructive behavior. Tilda takes a little while to warm up to new people but once she does she fits right in with everyone. She is house and crate trained. She is not a lap dog. She likes to be petted but is very shy at first. She likes to be part of the pack and sit in the living room with everyone. She will "paw" you with her paw to come up in your lap but then lacks the confidence still to carry out the task - I do think that will change. She greets her foster at the door and wiggles and barks with excitement when she returns home. At home she runs around the back yard with the other dogs and likes to play with her stuffed animals. She has been excellent around the foster moms 3 and 4 year old well behaved grandchildren. She is very food motivated and is on the chunky side but working on shedding a few pounds. Her new owner must be committed to not over feeding her or giving her junk. She's looking for a loving home who will keep her forever and who will give her time to come out of her shell!

Rural Dog Rescue saves the lives of dogs from high kill shelters in rural North Carolina and Virginia where strays can be euthanized in 72 hours and owner surrenders can be euthanized immediately if the shelters are full. All dogs go to their new homes spayed or neutered, up to date on all shots, wormed (although a 2nd worming may be required), started on heart worm and flea and tick preventative and microchipped.

Although we try to be as accurate as possible, Rural Dog Rescue cannot guarantee the breed or full-grown adult size of any of the dogs or puppies in its care. Because many of these dogs were found as strays or are the result of irresponsible, unplanned breeding, we do not know the dog's exact background and can only list breed and size by our best educated guess. If exact breed and size are important to you, please consider adopting a dog from a specific breed rescue - We want our dogs to be adopted by people who will love and care for them forever for who they are - no matter what breed and size they turn out to be!

Please contact to complete an application (applications do not commit you to the dog - it is used for the sole purpose of screening applicants) Adoption events are held every Saturday from 12 -3 at Howl To The Chief, 733 8th Street SE, Washington, DC (please note that not all dogs listed are at the adoption events).

About Rural Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Rural Dog Rescue is a non-profit organization whose mission is to save the lives of dogs and cats in high-kill shelters in rural areas with euthanasia rates of 80% or higher.

We save stray dogs and cats, who can be euthanized 72 hours after they are found, and owner surrenders, who can be euthanized immediately if the shelter is full.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Meet our dogs in person on Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 2 p.m. at Howl to the Chief - 733 8th St. SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. Please note, not all dogs will be at all events.

Our Adoption Process...

All adoptions require a completed adoption application. Our adoption coordinators will contact you soon after reviewing the application. Our adoption fee is $300 to help off set the costs of rescuing dogs in need. Our dogs come spayed/neutered, up to date on all core shots (dhpp and rabies), wormed, checked for heartworm (treated if positive) and current on flea/tick/heart worm preventative. Some dogs may also be microchipped if the shelter/vet in that area offers the service.

To read more about the application process, or to fill out an application, visit