My name is Tenille!

Chihuahua/Terrier (Unknown Type, Small) Mix Dog for adoption in San Ysidro, California - Tenille
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Menefee's Mutts

Facts about Tenille

  • Breed: Chihuahua/Terrier (Unknown Type, Small) Mix
  • Color: White - With Brown Or Chocolate
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
Tenille is a sweet but skittish girl who was completely dependent on her buddy and father Captain when they were first surrendered to us from a family in Chula Vista. The family didn't want to separate them, but was one dog over the legal limit. We have let them develop here, grow at their own rate and become full members of our group of rescues. They are content to stay together, sleep in an open crate or stay outside snuggled together on the patio. They are no trouble, are leash trained and mostly housebroken. We don't believe they've ever been worked with, never trained. Allowed to blend with the pack, they have developed into fine, friendly doggies who would do best with an older couple who love to take walks. As long as they are fed regularly and loved for who they are, they will come up and ask you for lap time, or scritches. They are not demanding and often get lost in the sanctuary because tso many others do demand attention. Captain might be ok as a single dog, but Tenille would not thrive without him by her side. For this reason, we will only place them as a pair, preferably with a couple or a single person. They really are quite self-sufficient, needing only food, water and some scritches and can be left alone during a work day.. If you would like to meet Captain and Tenille, or would consider fostering them for us, please call Sami at 619-632-8953 or email We would meet with you personally, instead of at our Sunday adoption events at Unleashed by Petco, in the Terranova Shopping Center.

About Menefee's Mutts

About Our Rescue Group...

Menefee's Mutts is a multinational group who couldn't stand to see the growing number of abandoned dogs ending up homeless. Our goal is to Rescue, Rehab, and Rehome these wonderful creatures. Whatever their circumstances, we accept them, fit them in to our overcrowded homes, care for them all (some in deplorable condition, sick, dirty, terrified). Some are adult dogs surrendered for various reasons; others are puppies, brutally separated from mom's tender care; still others are street dogs who have seen much more of life than any living organism should ever have to see. We treat their wounds and other physical problems and we try our best to heal the emotional ones. They are socialized as best we are able, allowed to interact with people and other dogs and some cats - not children, however, none available. While we are usually successful at socializing most of our rescues, there are just too many to completely house-or leash-train. We will crate, or separate them for their own safety, if needed. Our goal is to teach them to sleep in the house, to get along with each other, and to generally be civilized by the time they find their forever homes. The final result of our efforts is a doggy version of gratitude because they know we love them. They really do seem to appreciate the small attentions and good food they receive while they are being rehabilitated.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

We only accept cash or checks, no debit or credit cards

Come Meet Our Pets...

Menefee's Mutts can be available to meet and greet potential family members at Unleashed by Petco in the Chula Vista Terranova Shopping Center, 304 E. H Street, just off the 805 Freeway. We take a variety of dogs most Sundays, 10-3, but if you want to meet a specific dog, please contact Sami in advance and she will arrange a date and time convenient for everyone. We are not affiliated with Unleashed by Petco, although we are very grateful for their support.

Our Adoption Process...

Menefee’s Mutts asks a $225 adoption fee for our rescues, if we deliver them to you other than at our Sunday adoption events. This fee includes two or more puppy vaccinations, two dewormings, and spay/neuter if over 3 months. (If under 3 months, we charge a refundable deposit until the puppy is either returned for surgery with us, or proof of surgery if done locally.) We do not give Bordatella vaccines, but do, if the dog is old enough, give an anti-rabies vaccination. We do not do home checks or require a lengthy application process, just a one-page contract that includes pertinent info about the doggy and an interview. We do expect our potential parents to be responsible pet owners and provide their new addition with a safe, dry place to sleep, whether inside or outside, to exercise them and spend quality time with them each day. Our contract states our return policy. We provide full disclosure for our dogs, for any health issues we are aware of. Occasionally, we have arranged with adopters to do trial adoptions, to give them plenty of time to interact within the family setting and with other furry members of the family. It's a joy to watch potential parents interact with our babies. We watch their faces and the licks and nuzzles they give back usually tells us all we need to know.