My name is Nelson!

Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Vista, California - Nelson
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Nelson's Info...

I am already neutered, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Nelson's Story...
NOTE: This is a courtesy posting for another rescuer. Please do not contact ARRF, as we do not know this pet personally. Be sure to contact the foster or organization directly from the information listed below.

Adorable Nelson is a 9-year-old black and white Chihuahua who weighs 11lbs. Don’t let Nelson’s age fool you though – he is no way an old man – he’s in good health and has lots of love and affection to give, and has a bright and cheery disposition and a sweet personality. Nelson loves to go for walks and sit in laps. He is a mellow, gentle dog and loves meeting new people and getting petted. He does well with children and is good with other dogs. When Nelson was introduced to a cat, he barked at the cat, but then backed down as soon as the cat hissed at him, so Nelson would probably be ok with dog-savvy cats who can stand up for themselves. Nelson is a very well-behaved passenger in the car and is bright and well mannered. He takes treats gently, too. Nelson would make a great little friend for anyone; he is a happy little guy whose tail is always wagging!

Be sure to watch the video of Nelson and one of his friends here:

You can meet Nelson at the County of San Diego Department of Animal Services at 5480 Gaines St. San Diego, CA 92110. Hours are 9:30-5:30 Tuesday – Saturday (closed Sunday, Monday, and holidays). Nelson is already neutered, has all his shots, microchipped, and ready to go home on adoption day.

Bring these ID numbers with you to the shelter to find Nelson:
My ID number is A1576795,
my tag number is C668, and
my kennel number is C013.

Facts about Nelson

  • Breed: Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: A1576795

Other Pets at ARRF (Animal Rescue Resource Foundation)

Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Vista 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 Vista 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 Vista paves the way for another one to be saved.