My name is Chia!

Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Studio City, California - Chia
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Facts about Chia

  • Breed: Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 8365336
If you are interested in adopting Chia please go to and fill out our online adoption application on the 'Adopt A Dog' page. Applications are required PRIOR to meeting one of our animals and are used to set up a safe and successful adoption. Please don't be shy and answer the questions thoroughly. To learn more about our entire process please visit and click on the 'Adopt A Dog' page or email us at

PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT OWN A FACILITY. Our animals are in private foster homes. If you are interested in adopting one of our animals please fill out our on-line application. Or check our mobile adoption schedule on our home page.


Little Chia is a real life Chia pet – but much more fun than a seed-covered stone pot!

Now two years old, little Chia was suffering from mange and neglect when she was rescued out of the medical room at the North Central Shelter. With good food, medication and lots of love, she started to sprout hair just like her namesake. She is beautiful! Her demodectic mange has cleared up totally! (Demodex is not contagious to other animals or humans and treated with medication easily administered once a day in her food.)

Chia is a Chihuahua mix – mixed with what, who knows? Our best guess is a super model because of her lovely long legs! She loves everyone. She plays with the other dogs in her foster home, and her puppy antics and curiosity provide constant entertainment. Like all puppies her age, Chia pretty much has two speeds – high and off. She plays hard and crashes hard. She’s also an affectionate little cuddle bug who loves to chew on your toes and your nose, then smother you with kisses!

Chia sleeps quietly in her crate through the night but, given the opportunity, she loves to snuggle next to you under the covers. She only weighs about 7 pounds.

An ideal home for Chia will continue her socialization and take her to an obedience class so she can learn basic commands and grow into a good canine citizen. Because of her small size, we will only consider an adult home or home with older children.

She would love a playful small to medium-sized canine sibling. Chia has not been cat tested, but given her size and her age, we expect she would be fine with felines.

Chia is up to date on her vaccinations, microchipped and spayed.
Won’t you let this pintsized little spitfire light up your life and fill up your heart?





About The Rescue Train

About Our Rescue Group...

Please visit our website at

Description of the Organization:
The Rescue Train is a place where once forgotten animals become cherished family members. We are a unique, non-profit, 501(c)3, no kill organization dedicated to eliminating animal suffering through hands on rescue work education and awareness.

Mission Statement:
It is our mission to greatly reduce the number of forgotten animals entering city shelters to face euthanasia, by not only hands on rescue work, but by promoting education through creating unique programs and solutions. Including awareness, community involvement and events, responsible pet ownership, support for the Good Samaritan who rescues an animal, dog training, spaying, neutering, adoptions, and support for other rescue groups.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Rescue Train animals are seen by appointment only. We do adoption events several times a month in different locations in the LA area. To see upcoming events please visit the "Special Events" section on the home page of our website

Because we do homechecks and follow up visits we only do local adoptions around the LA area.

Our Adoption Process...

1) View pets on line

2) Submit application for the pet of your choice. FYI: The application process is not meant to be an invasion of privacy but a tool to help us find out if one of our pets would fit happily into your home and lifestyle. We spend a lot of time and funds to get to know our dogs and cats and your application helps set both you and them up for a successful adoption. CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION.

3) Meet the dog or cat: By appointment only. If your application is approved, you will be contacted to arrange to meet the pet at a convenient time. We ask that everyone who will be living with the pet attend the meeting. Also, if you have an existing dog, for a dog we might ask that you bring him/her along for an introduction.

4) Home check: While a home visit is required prior to final placement, it does not guarantee adoption. We like to see where our pets will be living to make sure that they will be in a safe and secure environment. Often we can help with unforeseen health risks and help secure yards and fences that first time owners might miss.

5) Adoption contract: The adoption contract is a binding agreement between the adopter and our rescue group. If, for any reason, the adoption of one of our pets DOES NOT work out, you MUST return the animal to The Rescue Train. We are always here for our animals, no matter what.

6) Tax deductible donation. There is a minimum tax deductible donation of $250.00 per dog and $125 per cat. Each pet is spayed/neutered, vaccinated*, and microchipped. In most cases, we have already spent hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, on vet bills, boarding and training for each pet. The donation helps us recoup a small fraction of that cost. *In the case of puppies and kittens, additional rounds of shots might be required.

Many dogs that come to us need training. We are one of the few groups that obedience train the majority of our rescue dogs. Our intensive training program would cost the average pet owner hundreds of dollars. Part of our $250 adoption agreement, for dogs who require training, is that their adoptive parents have a mandatory free private training session before the dog can go home.

7) Delivery of your new family member: We come with education and helpful hints to help things go smoothly and take the guess work out of what to expect when bringing your new pet home. Each pet has a team of people behind him/her and we are here to be a support system if you should need us.