My name is Trajan!

Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Atlanta, Georgia - Trajan
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Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters

Facts about Trajan

  • Breed: Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 8960811


Hi Everyone! My adoption fee has been reduced to $100! My awesome caretakers at the shelter say I have been here way too long. They are hoping this will help me find my furever family. Please fill out an application to adopt me today!

Trajan was taken in by Furkids with a group of dogs as part of a hoarding case. Television has brought animal hoarding into our living rooms, but until you have spent time with the victims of hoarding, in this case the dogs, you have only seen the tip of the iceberg. Trajan was born into a severely overcrowded situation.  He never received the critical early socialization with humans. He was, in effect, raised solely by other dogs. Trajan is terrified of humans. He is not shy; he is terrified! Growing up in a hoard, Trajan has been well socialized with dogs and played well with other small dogs and cats when he was in a foster home. Trajan has a long way to go in learning to trust humans. He desperately needs an adopter who is experienced with very fearful or unsocialized dogs. Time and patience are the two things that will help Trajan learn to trust. Break his trust and take five giant steps back. This process cannot be rushed. Trajan will move forward in his own time. If you have the skills to help this frightened little fellow, please give him a chance.

Update from the shelter: He hovers, sometimes gives a little lick to the hand, tugs at my hair if he can get a little grasp with his teeth, even tugged at my shirt one day, just to play!!  He too loves treats, but is quirky about drinking water out of a bowl. He does a little dance around it and will take a sip or two then back away and go again.  He again needs a patient adopter who will go slow and let him get acclimated to his surroundings.  He has improved since he was first brought into the shelter.  He didn't move out from under the desk at all if someone was in there. He too gets along with other dogs, as a matter of fact I think having another dog in the home would be a good thing for him.

Trajan’s estimated birthdate is 10/1/2014.  If you want to know more about Beast and to speak to an Adoption Counselor, please complete an application at   Must be at least 21 years of age to apply.

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About Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters

About Our Rescue Group...

Furkids/SmallDog Rescue and Humane Society, Inc. is a 501c)(3), tax-exempt organization dedicated to find loving families for homeless dogs in the Atlanta area. Every year, over 90,000 animals are killed in Georgia shelters. Our volunteers rescue many dogs from local shelters and foster them in their own homes until a suitable forever home is found. We do not shy away from taking sick or difficult dogs into our program. Thanks to donations, we are able to provide excellent medical care for all of our little orphans. Our volunteers work tirelessly on training, socializing, and giving the dogs all of the loving care that they so much deserve. Thanks to our friends and supporters, we have been able to save many lives in each of years. It is caring individuals like you who can make a difference in the lives of our wonderful orphan animals. We hope you enjoy your visit to our website, and come visit us at Petco in Sandy Springs, every Saturday from 12 noon til 4 pm. We're at the corner of Hammond Drive and Roswell Road, in the Whole Foods shopping center every Saturday. We're also at the Petco in Alpharetta (10980 State Bridge Rd.) from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m on the last Saturday of the month. See you there!

Come Meet Our Pets...

Every Saturday afternoon from noon til 4:00 PM at the Sandy Springs Petco, Roswell Road and Hammond Drive, Atlanta, GA, and at the Petco in Alpharetta (10980 State Bridge Rd.) from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m on the last Sunday of the month. Our dog shelter is open on the following days: Wednesday 10 am to 5 pm, Thursday 12 to 7 pm and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. We are located at 1520 Union Hill Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30005. See our web site, for our adoption schedule. Be sure to check out our upcoming events and our "News" link!

Our Adoption Process...

A completed adoption application is the first step in our process. The application can be found on our website. An Adoption Counselor will review your application, and contact you via email, so please double check your email address on your application.

Our adoption fee is $275.00 for animals under 8 years of age, puppies under 6 months $295.00 and $0.00 for animals 8 years and older. The fee includes spay/neuter, heartworm check (and treatment if necessary), current vaccinations, microchipping, and in some cases life saving surgery or medical treatment.