My name is Ossie!

Finnish Spitz/Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Monroe, Michigan - Ossie
Photo 1 - Finnish Spitz/Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Monroe, Michigan - Ossie
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Ossie's Info...

Ossie's Story...
Breed: Finnish Spitz/Chihuahua-mix
Sex: Female
Age: 2 years
Size: Small
Coat-color: Blonde
Group: Non-sporting (Northern Spitz-type)/Toy - Companion
Energy level: Low

This precious little girl is a Finnish Spitz/Chihuahua mix, approximately 2 years of age. When she first arrived at the shelter she had no motor/muscle coordination and tipped over continuously/struggled to get her bearings - almost immediately she had a grand mal seizure followed immediately by cluster seizures. She is now under the care of a veterinarian and her seizures are managed by medicine which she receives daily. This along with having completed a regiment of antibiotics has helped Ossie immensely. Her liver values were also elevated initially – diagnostic testing ruled out Epilepsy et al.

Putting that together along with some suspicious bruising on her underbelly – her condition is thought to be the result of trauma. Don’t feel sorry for this little darling though – she’s spunky with a larger-than-life personality and we’re pretty sure she doesn’t think of herself as having any special needs. Although she will need to be on anti-seizure medicine for the rest of her life and under the care of a veterinarian who monitors her condition, she is otherwise a healthy (Liver values improving) dog ready to find her forever home. More steady on her feet/motor coordination is good (continuing to improve) - she's a really confident, happy-go-lucky, always cheerful, extremely friendly and outgoing gal who doesn't want sympathy, but rather she is actively on the outlook for companions who she can share her affection and love of life with. She's also really intelligent and she learns quickly – she’s playful, curious, and adventurous (sometimes mischievous) and loves to please people. She also gets along well with other dogs.

In short, she’s an affectionate, endearing, absolute joy who uplifts the spirits of anyone lucky enough to be in her presence and she needs a responsible owner willing to give her the time, attention, and respect she so richly deserves. (Monroe SPCA will share her blood profiles/medical records with new owner – help provide necessary medical care and treatment in our foster and foster-to-adopt programs).

Ossie’s adoption will be through Monroe SPCA; she will be spayed, up-to-date on vaccinations, and micro-chipped prior to adoption. We are currently looking for either a foster or permanent home for Ossie. For more information about fostering or adopting her please contact Monroe SPCA Adoption Coordinator at 734-365-9294 or email You can also contact the MCAC shelter during business hours at 734-240-3125.

Ossie is a special needs canine best suited as an indoor pet and companion for a home with a calm, low-active to moderately-active lifestyle. Although social and friendly with dogs she is familiar with and pretty tolerant of dogs in general, a meet-n-greet with any housemate dogs, as well as a home visit, will be required prior to adoption.

Ossie currently resides at the Monroe County Animal Shelter. The shelter is located at 911 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, MI 48161. You can meet her during regular shelter hours; Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 am until 3:00 pm, and Saturday, 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. For more information please visit Monroe SPCA’s website at or like “Monroe SPCA” and “Monroe County Animal Shelter-MI” on facebook.

Facts about Ossie

  • Breed: Finnish Spitz/Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female

Other Pets at Monroe County Animal Control Shelter

Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Monroe 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 Monroe 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 Finnish Spitz/Chihuahua breeders who help with Finnish Spitz/Chihuahua rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Monroe paves the way for another one to be saved.