My name is Peanut in RI!

Chihuahua Dog for adoption in Providence, Rhode Island - Peanut in RI
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Friends of Homeless Animals, Inc.(FOHA)

Facts about Peanut in RI

  • Breed: Chihuahua
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 6864721

" Not available for adoption "  Health and Behavior Issues

Peanut will remain with his foster family and FOHA will provide for his long term care.  Please consider making a donation through Paypal to FOHA for dogs like Peanut.     

Located: in  Rhode Island

Age: 3 years old  

Weight: 5 lbs

This little guy is Peanut!  Peanut is looking much better than he did when we found him as a stray.  He was living on the streets and by the look of him it was for some time.  Imagine being a 4 pound dog and homeless!   This poor, mistreated boy was hungry, dirty, had long nails, missing fur, and was heart worm positive.
While in foster care Peanut was treated for heart worms, but unfortunately due to Peanut's size and the severity of his condition, the treatment caused damage to his heart and lungs.   Peanut also was dealt a bad hand of genetics.  He has a heart murmur that the vet says it may get worse as he gets older.  Peanut has luxating (out of place) patellas in his back knees.  Usually knees in his condition would need to be operated on, but due to the damage to his heart and lungs, he probably wouldn't make it through the surgery. Peanut is given Metacam, which is a dog NSAID, whenever he is in pain or when he is limping.  Peanut also has Paraphimosis, which is also a birth defect.  Paraphimosis  is a condition that causes a dog to be unable to retract it's penis back in the sheath.  A dog will usually have surgery for this, but this too would be too risky for him.  Instead he needs it to be lubricated, if not he the tissue may dry out and become necrotic.  In that case he would have to have emergency surgery.  Peanut also takes seizures, which are not too bad right now, but his neurologist stated that the seizures could get worse as he gets older.  

Peanut also has behavioral issues, anxiety and fear biting.  The only person who he trusts is his foster mom, everyone else he tries to bite, and when he does he will not back down and will break skin.  Sometimes Peanut will even bite his foster mom for no reason, and then he will be looking to sit with her and want to be loved.  We think he is this way because he was abused sometime in his life.  Regardless the reason for his aggression, Peanut's foster family loves him. 

  Peanut will remain with his foster family and FOHA will provide for his long term care.  Please consider making a donation through Paypal to FOHA for dogs like Peanut.   

Please check out our website for how to Adopt, Adoptions events, Fostering and more! 

Normally we do not process applications unless a specific dog is selected, along with submitting a deposit of $200 using our Paypal Donate link.  Please understand we are all volunteers with limited resources - your deposit tells us you are serious.

Click here to complete our online adoption application!

Once we have your deposit we will hold the dog for you while we process your application. If you are not approved to adopt or we can not provide the dog you are interested in, your deposit is refunded. If you are approved, the deposit is applied toward the total donation of the dog.
If the dog is not a good match, we will work with you to find another dog, but the deposit is NOT refundable. We want you to be certain that this is a decision your have thought through thoroughly & not just a whim so if YOU change your mind for ANY reason , your deposit is NOT REFUNDABLE !

If you would like to HELP any of our special rescued dogs by making a donation or
If you would like to place a DEPOSIT for a dog while we process your application, you can use this secure & safe site on Paypal - please click on symbol below:

Transport costs are normally included in the donation unless otherwise noted.

If you wish to call us, please call between the hours of 10 AM and 7PM at 401-234-4499.

If you leave a message, a volunteer will return your call ASAP.

If you would rather email us, please email:

Enter the dogs name in the subject line. Thank you!


About Friends of Homeless Animals, Inc.(FOHA)

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a volunteer group that are helping primarily Boston Terriers, Boston mixes and other small dogs when resources permit. We rescue locally and all around the country - if our need help is needed.
  • We do not have a shelter so there are no set visiting hours or place to visit. We foster all the dogs in foster homes in various locations.

    We need foster parents!

    We cannot save any dogs without volunteers to help foster our animals. Please help us to help them - become a foster parent.

    Donations are gladly accepted and appreciated.
    If you cannot adopt a dog, foster a dog or donate your time, we have made it easy for you to make a donation online.
    Donations can be made securely by Paypal:

  • Come Meet Our Pets...

    We do NOT have a shelter. All our dogs are fostered in individual homes. Meetings are by appointment only after you have completed our online application. THANKS!

    Our Adoption Process...

    Our dogs listed on Adopt a Pet all have initials following the name of the dog. The initials show the State: RI, CT, NJ, NY, etc. where these dogs are being fostered.
    If you see a dog with initials after the name of the dog, these are dogs that are not in our LOCAL area but transport will be arranged for those dogs. For example: W, CF, M, RH, etc.

    Please remember that we are ALL volunteers & will respond to you as quickly as we can in all communications. We are not paid volunteers and try to keep the phones and emails manned but sometimes there may be a lapse in time. We appreciate your patience.


    Step 1 - Complete an online application -

    Step 2 - Please reserve your dog by making a $200 deposit on Paypal -

    E-mail address to use for deposit (which is applied toward total donation) is:

    You can meet any of our local dogs with JUST an online application and NO deposit, but must be approved, etc. 1st in order to take your dog home.

    Step 3 - Let your references know that a volunteer will be contacting them.

    Step 4 - Once your references are contacted, a volunteer will be in touch to arrange your home visit.

    Step 5 - Once you have been approved, pick up information, balance due, and adoption contract will be e-mailed to you.

    Please remember our dogs generally all have a pull fee from a shelter, LOTS of vet costs for initial shots and tests, spay or neuter, and then transport costs to bring the dogs to our area. This is just the beginning of the costs for a rescue. We then depend on our volunteers to buy the dog food, we pay for any additional vetting costs and grooming for the dog. There are many costs and we depend on our adoption donations to HELP pay our costs. We are a non-profit charity 501(c)3 and depend on donations for rescuing our dogs. Most times, the adoption fee does not cover the costs associated with that dogs rescue costs.

    Donations are listed on each dog's description.


    Click here to complete our online application!

    References listed on your application will be checked prior to any meetings with a dog. We do require a HOME VISIT PRIOR to any adoption.

    Some dogs are local, but many are not - they are in various locations so it will not be possible to meet some of them before you adopt.

    We only will transport the dogs if you make a firm commitment and a $200 DEPOSIT as the paid transport is costly & difficult to arrange & we do not have enough foster homes.

    Deposit Donations can be made by Paypal: