My name is Joshi!

Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in West Richland, Washington - Joshi
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Mikey's Chance Canine Rescue East Side

Facts about Joshi

  • Breed: Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
We are not sure about Joshi's background before we pulled him from the shelter, but we believe he had a lot of love in his life because he's a pretty confident pup. Joshi would probably do best in a home with older kids and adults because he's such a little guy. Joshi does take longer to warm up to the males in his foster homes than the females. He is not much of a barker, although he is in a home where the other small dogs are trying to teach him! He does bark when a stranger comes into the home.
Joshi has a little bit of separation anxiety when his person leaves the house and whines, but seems to snap out of it pretty quickly and is fine by the time his foster parents return home. He gets along with his foster canine companions but does like to chase the cat, with a firm NO he will stop though. He is housebroken and uses the dog door and is mostly crate trained. However, if he thinks he can whine enough to make you change your mind about using the crate he will try.

Like all Mikey's Chance dogs, this dog will come to you from a foster home that has provided loving one-on-one attention, socialization and some basic training, as well as quality food and exercise.
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To apply to adopt or foster, email We look forward to hearing from you!

About Mikey's Chance Canine Rescue East Side

About Our Rescue Group...

"Mikey's Chance" is a dog rescue organization organized under Washington State articles of Incorporation as a Non-profit Charity. We focus mainly on saving dogs that are at risk or on “Death Row” in shelters in our area, and placing them to great families. We work with individual adopters, private rescuers, and rescue organizations that share our values. All our dogs are up to date on shots, sterilized, and microchipped prior to adoption, and they are all carefully evaluated to ensure the best possible match with adopters.

"Mikey's Chance" - It's named for a dog called Mikey, who was a beautiful, friendly black lab whose people abandoned him. He spent several months in a cramped kennel in an overcrowded shelter, slowly losing hope. Mikey finally snapped in October 2008. A victim to severe kennel stress, he tried to bite several shelter staff, and was euthanized. This happened the very day someone arrived to take him to a foster home. Mikey's chance at a new life came too late ... and we are determined to work as hard and as effectively as we can to make sure that this does not happen again to any dog that we are in a position to help.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We depend on a network of volunteers and fosters for the care of our dogs. The dogs are fostered primarily in the Seattle/Tacoma/Olympia WA area and in the Tri-Cities area of South Central WA.

Our Adoption Process...

We require an adoption application to be filled out which includes personal references. An in-Home check by a Mikey's Chance volunteer is generally performed prior to adoption. Our dogs come to the adopter "ready-to-go" with current vet health checks, all shots and vaccinations current and the animal spayed or neutered. Fees vary, depending on the dog, but generally run in the $225-$285 range due to medical expenses.