My name is Ralphie!

Cairn Terrier/Chihuahua Mix Puppy for adoption in Troy, Michigan - Ralphie
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Plenty of my friends are looking
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Ralphie's Info...

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

Ralphie's Story...
Hi guys, Happy Holidays! My name is Ralphie! As you can see, when I get into playtime… I literally get IN to it. I can be a little shy at introductions, but I would love for you to learn a little bit about me. Well, I am a young boy, just barely 6 months. My buddy Flick and I were recently brought into the shelter, because our last owners didn’t want us anymore. We were super duper scared. The holidays can be ruff as it is, but in a loud shelter? Goodness gracious – we just shook and shivered it was so scary. Then the nice folks at NBS Animal Rescue said they would be able to foster us, and promised us that there are people out there that don’t abandon animals – and would love their dog fur-ever! It sounds too good to be true – but I’ve been told that Christmas is a time for peace, joy and hope – so I am going to have all three.

I like to highlight on the “joy” part. My personality is shy – but very curious and kind of goofy. I’m not a barker (neither is my buddy Flick). We are acing our potty training course, and are happy to curl up and be quiet in a crate. However, I totally would prefer a warm lap with a soft blankie – but I’m not too picky. I am learning to play a WONDERFUL game, it is called… “fetch”, do you know it? I’m pretty good at it, so if you know how to play and need a partner?.... I’m totally adoptable. Just say’n. Also, I love to give kisses if you’ll let me. I’m also patient for car rides, and don’t pull on a leash. I’ve been really nice to other dogs, gentle kids and cats too. I’m a very good boy, and am dreaming of a home for the holidays.

Do you have a cozy place for me in your home? If not, I understand. Maybe you could help me with my Christmas wish – to help my rescue save dogs that have been left behind just like me. Right now, if you donate – your donation will be matched by 50%! I swear on Rudolph’s nose, it is true! $20 donations become $30. Pretty magical, ay?

If you aren’t ready to adopt, or have already donated to other wonderful organizations – do you mind sharing my photo? (I double dog DARE YOU to! teehee) I’d sure love to have my own Christmas story.

Thanks guys! Happy Holidays!

Puppy Kisses,

My adoption fee is $250.00 and includes DHPP vaccine, bordatella vaccine, De-worming, spay/neuter surgery, rabies vaccine, heartworm test, heartworm preventative, flea/tick preventative, microchip insertion, bath, nail trim, ear cleaning, leash and collar and one week's worth of food.

If you think that I might be the perfect addition to your family, please contact the awesome volunteers at N.B.S. Animal Rescue at for any additional information or answers to any questions you might have.

You can fill out a simple online adoption application at and we will start processing your application right away! We do require that persons interested in meeting me apply online and be approved as an adopter first so please visit our website and submit your application today!

Our adoption process requires that any pet in your household be current on it's vaccinations and heartworm preventative as well as spayed/neutered unless there is a documented medical reason on file with your veterinarian. Dogs must be current on DHLPP, Rabies, and Heartworm Preventative, cats must be current on Distemper, Rabies, and Heartworm Preventative at the time of application.

While I hope that you have fallen in love with me and will fill out an adoption application right away, I understand if I might not be the perfect pup for your family. Would you please help me by sharing my picture and information on your Facebook page, or e-mail to your friends and family members? I'm a great pup and I really deserve a loving family to give all of my love and puppy kisses to! Thank-you for your help!

Facts about Ralphie

  • Breed: Cairn Terrier/Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at NBS Animal Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Ralphie, a Troy Cairn Terrier/Chihuahua puppy was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Cairn Terrier/Chihuahua for sale in Troy, or seeking a Cairn Terrier/Chihuahua puppy from a breeder in Troy.

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