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My name is Mimi!

Chihuahua Dog for adoption in Downers Grove, Illinois - Mimi
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Mimi's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Mimi's Story...
My name is Mimi and I am a super sweet 9yr old 8lb female Chihuahua looking for my perfect family. I am a Velcro dog, meaning I will stick to you like glue, I just want to be near you, on your lap and I’ll even let you carry me everywhere. I prefer a home with no small children and that will be the home chosen for me, I am up there in age and prefer it quite and relaxed. I am past the age to deal with small children who may accidentally pull or tug me the wrong way. I am house broken but I would need a home where someone is home more than they are away, I need to go potty more then when I was younger. I am looking for a home where I will be loved for the rest of my life.
Spayed/Microchipped/Vaccinated/Heartworm Negative
For more info see "My Story" in my album at
https://www.facebook.com/TheFirstStepRescue


**March 25th 2014**
I was excited I was going for a ride with my family in the car when we came to this place with lots of other dogs. My family filled out some paperwork and left me here. I was like okay I’ll wait.. I waited and waited but they never came back for me. I became scared, it was noisy here and sad here too. The staff was great helping me feel comfy, they did everything they could.
My family claimed they said I was found as a stray about 6 months ago and they gave me a home until today. My paperwork says I prefer adults, don’t like young children, Crated when home alone, Slept with my family at night, Had a fenced yard, No favorite toys, Like chicken treats, Walk without a leash, Like car rides, Afraid of fireworks and thunder, Get along with cats and dogs. I get growly with my food and toys/treats with other dogs. I am gentle, calm, affectionate and timid at times.
It appears on the paperwork the main reason for giving me up was because I did not like the grandchildren, started having accidents and might even be sick.
**April 18th**
I made it out of the shelter and into rescue..Whew! I am currently in a foster home where I live with several Chihuahua’s and my foster Mom and Dad. Stay tuned for more information about me as I start my new adventure in life…
**April 21st 2014**
I am doing very well in my foster home, my foster Mom says I am doing very well and appear to be housebroken and have had no accidents in my home. I do have a stay at home foster Mom and I do get let out a little more frequently. I am doing very well with my foster siblings and will get growly if they get in my face. I would best be in a home as an only dog or a very mellow brother or sister who isn’t all jumpy and excitable and just likes to relax and chill. My foster Mom says she thinks I am great and I am a total Velcro dog and too cute. She says I am old and cranky at times like she is..all those youngster Chi’s running around just wait till they get older, they will understand crankiness.
**April 25th 2014**
The rescue found out a little more about me by doing some research, my family did not find me as a stray, L was with them longer than 6 months, I go back to at least 2011 with them, isn’t that sad? I did live with cats too, did I get along with them? Nothing was said either way. So the real reason to give me up we are not sure, was it indeed because I did not like the grandchildren infants and toddlers now in my life visiting? Was it because I had accidents or they thought I was sick? Was it because a new Chihuahua puppy came into the family and she was cuter, younger, and tolerant?
Does my family even miss me?? They don’t seem to mention me anymore and no one seems to asks where I am or how I am doing.. We may never know the real reason but I am now safe THANKS to all the people involved in RESCUE.

I do have an adoption fee of $200 to cover my vetting and to help save the next pup.
I am fully Vetted/Nuetered/Microchipped/Heartworm Neg on preventative and also under flea/tick treatment as well
I am looking for my perfect home within 50 miles of Chicago Illinois an application and home visit a requirement
I am such a good little doggie!! Cute too!!
Our Adoption Process...
Adoption Application
Meet and Greet
Home visit
Adoption Contract
Adoption fee
*** Please be patient, we are a very small organization and we all sadly have to work and have families just like you. We also know the excitement of finding a pet that could be your furever family member and we receive numerous inquiries
from other families who feel the same way. Our primary goal is matching the perfect family with our pups and do not practice first come, first serve". We are setting up many meet and greets with our pups and the family could be found prior to you even getting to meet them. We will make sure all potential adopters who inquired are updated if the pup has been adopted. We do not want to waste anyone's time and recommend you keep looking while you wait to hear from us and as always Thank You for adopting and not shopping. ***
Adoption applications will be sent via email only, we do not have them posted online anywhere or on a website.

Facts about Mimi

  • Breed: Chihuahua
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: Mimi/Chihuahua

Other Pets at The First Step Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Mimi, a Downers Grove Chihuahua dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Chihuahua for sale in Downers Grove, or seeking a Chihuahua dog from a breeder in Downers Grove.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Downers Grove already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Downers Grove breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Chihuahua breeders who help with Chihuahua rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Downers Grove paves the way for another one to be saved.