My name is Sandy!

Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix Dog for adoption in Huddleston, Virginia - Sandy
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I'm being cared for by:
All-American Mutt Rescue, Inc

Facts about Sandy

  • Breed: Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9541018
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Hi … my name is Sandy and here are some things you need to know about me:

Approximate age/birthdate:  born ~2011

Weight/size: ~ 11 lbs

Housebroken:  Mostly … she has had a long history of UTIs

Crate trained:  YES

Personality:  sweet, fun, happy, loving

Energy level:  medium

Fenced yard required?:   Preferred so she can have some off-leash time

Does he/she jump fences?  NO

Leash walk:  YES

Obedience training:  Will usually come when called

Riding in vehicles:  RIDES OK     

Spayed/neutered:   YES

Up-to-date on routine vaccinations:   YES

Microchipped:   YES
Social with other dogs:  YES … avoids bigger dogs

Social with cats: YES … she will bark, but most of the cats are bigger than her so she’s a little afraid of them

Good with children: Will probably be OK with older, respectful children and children must be responsible to support her dietary restrictions

Adoption donation:  $175

Sandy is just a doll baby and she has the cutest face ever.  We're not sure exactly what breed mix she is but could be chihuahua and long-hair dachshund.  Whatever she is, she really needs an extra-special, amazing family!  Apparently she lived much of her life being very loved, but the story was that her owners had passed away and their caretakers just couldn’t take care of them any longer.  We’ve learned that she had bladder surgery in 2013, but her caretakers did not do the correct follow-up care after her surgery.  When she came to us she had a urinary tract infection, and when all the symptoms didn’t resolve after antibiotics, we knew there was something more. X-rays confirmed our guess that she once again had bladder stones … a whole bladder FULL of them.

Sandy has had surgery to remove her bladderstones and is feeling much better.  She has also lost weight … from 13 lbs down to 11 lbs.  She plays now and she is happy because she feels better.

Sandy’s new family must be willing to make a huge commitment to her health.  Bladderstones will reform if she is not kept exclusively on a specific prescription dog food.  No other treats, no table food … she absolutely may not eat anything other than this food.  And she must have bottled, distilled water.  This is not hard to do, but it is necessary to eliminate pain and suffering from her life.  She has been so happy and playful since she has been on this food and especially after she had her surgery.  Prior to surgery she was urinating frequently and it was oftentimes blood-tinged … but now it is not.

If you think Sandy might be the perfect pup for you, please go to, click on Forms/Application and complete your adoption application online.

We are an all-volunteer group, so please be patient and understand that it takes an average of 7-14 days to process the applications including reference checks, follow-up questions and home visits.  You can expedite the process by providing accurate email addresses for all your references.  Time to make phone calls is limited and we often have multiple applications in process.  We make every effort to move through them as quickly as possible.

When your application is approved, we will schedule a meet-and-greet to see if Sandy picks you too.

If it seems that the adoption will be a good match for all, there is an adoption fee, and an adoption contract to be signed.

Please feel free to email if you have additional questions.

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.

About All-American Mutt Rescue, Inc

About Our Rescue Group...

Our motto is "Rescue … rehome … real love” and we try to live it every day. We rescue animals in need of new homes and loving families. We make sure each of them is spayed or neutered and up-to-date on all routine vaccinations. If other medical care or treatment is needed, we get that for them as well.

We welcome these fosters into our homes and our lives and really get to know their personalities and their needs. Then we make it our mission to re-home them - to place them in the forever home that will be perfect for them. Some of them really need to have another dog companion, while others will do well being an 'only pet.' Some love having children to play with, while others prefer being with adult companions. Some do well sharing a home with cats or other small pets, while others .... well ... no so much. And the only way we know this is by living with them!

We also work to educate and encourage other pet owners to spay or neuter their animals to

a) help their pets lead longer, healthier lives, and
b) help reduce the numbers of homeless and unwanted animals in our Central Virgina communities.

It is such an easy thing to do! Not only will it benefit your pet and your family, but it will reduce the numbers of wonderful, adoptable animals that are euthanized every year. Please be part of the solution.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are an all volunteer, home-based rescue organization. We do not have a public shelter facility, so you can meet our pups at our public events, such as at the Lynchburg VA Petco. Please check our Calendar of Events regularly for other opportunities to meet our pups. Otherwise, we have volunteers bring pups for a home visit after an application has been approved.

Our Adoption Process...

The adoption process:
Step 1: Complete the appropriate Adoption Application. There are different applications for dogs and cats. You will find the form online Then click on 'Fill Out' and you will be taken directly to the form. Once submitted, it comes directly to us. You should get a message immediately if your application has been successfully submitted
Step 2: Members of the Adoption Committee thoroughly review completed applications and do reference checks. Please remember that adopting a pet is making a commitment of 10-15 years, so we do not take any shortcuts in processing applications. It is our responsibility to place these pets in the very best homes we can possibly find for them. Application processing can usually be done in 7-14 days. Sometimes it may take longer if we have a problem reaching your references or finding another rescue to do a home visit for out-of-town or out-of-state adoptions.
Step 3: After reference checks are completed and your Adoption Application is tentatively approved, we will schedule a home visit and a time for you to meet the pet that just might be the newest member of your family. We will ask that all family members be present for the meet-and-greet ... including all other family pets.

Please be aware that we generally limit adoptions to families within 75 miles of our location in Huddleston, VA. There may be exceptions made, but application processing for remote adoptions usually takes longer because we must find another rescue to help us by conducting a home visit. This is required.

**Please remember that we are an all-volunteer, home-based rescue organization. We do not have a public shelter facility, so all home visits/meet-and-greets for potential adopters and fosters are done after applications are approved and by appointment only. Most of our volunteers work full-time jobs, so the majority of our home visits are scheduled for Saturdays between 10 am and 2 pm and Sundays between 1 pm and 3 pm. You can also meet adoptables at our public events noted on our website. Of course, we will always try to be as flexible as possible when scheduling meet-and-greets.
Step 4: After the home visit, if everything seems to be a perfect match, the final step is the signing of the Adoption Contract, payment of the adoption donation, and welcoming your new family member home.

Please note that completing the online application does not obligate you to adopt a pet, nor does it guarantee that your application will be approved. AAMR reserves the right to decline any application without providing a reason. Please understand, also, that often there are multiple applications for one pet and it is the responsibility of the Committee to find the best fit for each pet.