My name is A274922 Dottie!

Chihuahua/Rat Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in San Antonio, Texas - A274922 Dottie
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San Antonio Pets Alive

Facts about A274922 Dottie

  • Breed: Chihuahua/Rat Terrier Mix
  • Color: White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 6509260


I need a patient, loving individual!

Hello! My name is Dottie. I'm about 2 1/2 years old. My first 2 years of life was really rough. I was considered a cruelty case animal. My first owners were not very nice to me :-( But me and my brother Diego (A274918) were rescued!!! We were in pretty bad shape...we didn't trust anyone. No one wanted to help us trust again until my current foster mom accepted us the way we were and had patience with us.

After about 2 months, I was doing much better and my foster mom put me up for adoption. I was adopted to what we thought was a nice adoptive mom, But after about 3 months being with my new mom left her apartment leaving me in the woods. I was REALLY scared...I still had some trust issues and I had never been left outside before. With my trust issues no one could catch me. Even my foster mom could not catch me...she was so sad. She even offered lots of money if someone could catch me but no one could. I was left outside fending for myself for about 2 months!!! But then one day I was VERY lucky...I was hit by a car...though it stunned me...I was ok and Animal Control was able to catch me. Luckily my foster mom wanted me back and when I went back to Animal Control my foster mom had ensured they had her cell number so they would call her and I wouldn't get euthanized. Within an hour of getting the call, my foster mom was getting me....yeah!!!!! I was back with my brother Diego...that helped me calm down with everything that happened. So it's been about 5 months of hanging out with my foster mom, Diego and the rescue pack. I'm doing really well. I'm a happy dog....I'm a good girl and ready to live my life. Though I do ok with small children...I would flourish in a household with older kids...10 years or older. Just a family that respects my space and willing to let me learn on my time. I do give kisses now, so I'm learning :-) I'm about 10lbs...stocky/low rider. I'm potty/crate trained. My foster mom tells me all the time what a great pup I am. I have lots a good years left and I'm told every day how very smart I am.

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Little Dottie

I was scheduled to be euthanized, but San Antonio Pets Alive! saved me and now they are helping me find the forever, loving home that I have never known. I am currently located at San Antonio Pets Alive!, and I am in a foster home. By adopting me, you not only give me a new leash on life; you also save the life of the additional dog who can be rescued from euthanasia and placed in foster care. If you are interested adopting, please email with Pet name and ID#. Please allow us up to 24 hours to respond as all fosters work with us on a volunteer basis.  To find out how you can get involved and help turn San Antonio into a no-kill city, please visit us at



About San Antonio Pets Alive

About Our Rescue Group...

San Antonio Pets Alive (SAPA!) is a new organization that will be modeled after the very successful Austin Pets Alive (APA). APA was instrumental in helping Austin achieve their goal of no longer euthanizing healthy, adoptable pets from the city shelter. SAPA has teamed up with Animal Care Services in order for the city of SA to reach their no-kill goal.

In partnership with San Antonio’s Animal Care Services, we are implementing innovative and progressive programs to:

Rescue as many pets as possible off of the daily “euthanasia list”. In our rescue program, to not duplicate work of other agencies, we focus solely on the pets who have already been passed over by other groups and the shelters’ adoption programs and create programs to save their lives and find them new homes.

Our rescue program is focused 100% on the dogs and cats who are about to be killed. We wait until the shelters have chosen the pets they want for their adoption programs and other rescue groups have pulled the pets that they can take, then we go in and rescue the rest that we can fit into our programs.

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Email if you have any

If you are interested in fostering an animal, please visit our website and fill out our online Foster Application. The more foster homes we have the more animals we can pull off the euthanasia list and the more lives we can save together!

For more information on fostering email us at

Come Meet Our Pets...

Physical Address:
Animal Care Services (Building 1)
4710 Highway 151
San Antonio, Texas 78227

Shelter Hours:
11am – 7pm

11am – 5pm

Noon – 4pm

Our Adoption Process...

Pet will come neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Please visit our website and full out our online Adoption Application.