My name is Bettina!

Chihuahua/Pug Mix Dog for adoption in Southeastern, Pennsylvania - Bettina
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Facts about Bettina

  • Breed: Chihuahua/Pug Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9731393

Hi! I’m Bettina. Let me tell you about myself and hopefully we can be a terrific, forever match! I was born and lived on a Lancaster County, PA dairy farm that also runs a dog breeding operation solely for profit. One that makes them lots and lots of money, in cash. I produced 10 litters of puppies for the farmer and when I couldn’t have puppies anymore, they called a Finding Shelter volunteer to pick me up and take me away. I was SO scared. I growled at all of the people who were there to help me. I didn’t know what was happening, all I knew was that my dog family was at the farm and I was in a new place. When the volunteers picked me up, they just responded to the call to save me. I didn’t have a rescue to go to so Finding Shelter asked their vet to help out by boarding me in their kennel until another rescue or Finding Shelter foster could be found. The week I spent there helped me out. A nurse named Stephanie was my first human friend and she helped me feel better about my new situation. The vet examined me and my teeth were falling out as she looked in my mouth. I had a dental cleaning and that helped me feel so, so, so much better! Then a foster family was found and again I was nervous to do something new but now I know what it is like to live indoors with really wonderful people who are kind and take good care of me. I love the other dogs in my foster home and now that I know that couches are so comfortable, I can’t remember what it was like to live in that tiny, dirty rabbit hutch! I am having too much fun playing with toys and getting my belly rubbed! I just know that a family is out there to love me forever so that my foster family can save another Chihuahua who needs help just like I did in the beginning. Are you the family to make all of my dreams come true? If you are interested in adopting me, please visit and complete an application.

About Finding Shelter

About Our Rescue Group...

Finding Shelter is a no-kill rescue committed to the saving, rehabilitation, training, and permanent placement of dogs and cats in need of loving homes. A strong committment to animals and people enables us to both save and place animals and to educate the public.

Another part of our mission is to raise awareness of the plight of animals and to the beauty of adopting animals in need of forever loving homes.

Careful screening of all potential adopters allows the best match possible between animal and adopter.

All of our animals are spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, and medically treated. We do not discriminate based on breed age, or health status of the animal.

Our animals come from shelters that frequently euthanize for space or from owners who can no longer care for them for a variety of reasons. We also accept and place companion animals who are unwanted, neglected, or who are released from puppy mills.

Our Adoption Process...

I understand the responsibilities that I am assuming by adopting this animal. I know that there may be unforeseen circumstances and expenses with the introduction of a new pet in my household.

I hereby give Finding Shelter my permission to contact my landlord, veterinarian and personal references to verify any of the information supplied in this application. I also agree to a “progress check” in the future, where a Finding Shelter representative may visit my home to verify my new pet’s living conditions.

I understand that there is a non-refundable, adoption donation that goes toward the care of the animals at Finding Shelter. We are awaiting approval for 501(c)3 status, so donations are not tax-deductible at this time.

All medical expenses related to this animal will be my responsibility from the time of adoption. Finding Shelter will not reimburse veterinary medical expenses for the animal.

By signing the following agreement, I acknowledge that I understand everything I have read in this application and I have answered all of the questions truthfully. I further understand that Finding Shelter is considered the guardian of the animal in question and has the right, in its sole discretion, not to approve this application.
1.This animal is being adopted with the understanding and intention of a lifetime commitment to its well-being.
2.This animal will not be abandoned, given away, sold, exchanged or relinquished to any other society, or person, or disposed of in any way, but must be returned to Finding Shelter if no longer wanted.
3.This animal will be kept as a pet and proper care will be provided for it, to include: warm dry shelter, proper food and humane treatment at all times.
4.This animal will receive required yearly inoculations and medical care will be provided at once by the adoptee if the animal is sick or injured.
5.The animal adopted from Finding Shelter will be spayed/neutered prior to adoption, but all other animals in the home should be altered and not used for breeding purposes.
6.This animal (if a dog) shall be licensed and wear a collar with license, rabies and identification tags attached and if said animal is lost every effort will be made to recover him by notifying Finding Shelter, the police, the animal warden, the SPCA, and other local authorities.
7.This animal if a cat,
a.shall be exclusively an indoor cat.
b.shall not be declawed.
8.This animal if a dog,
a.shall be a house dog, not a yard dog.
b.shall not be surgically altered not to bark.
9.You will telephone Finding Shelter immediately if said animal is lost, stolen or dead and will notify Finding Shelter of any change of address.
10.This animal, its home and quarters, can be inspected at any reasonable time, before or after adoption, by a member of Finding Shelter and, if in the discretion of the member, the said animal is not properly treated or cared for, said member has the right to remove same and to void the adoption.
11.This animal may not be used for laboratory or breeding purposes.
12.No claim, action or suit, either in law or in equity, will be brought against Finding Shelter or its agents/officers by reason of this adoption.
13.The information given to Finding Shelter and endorsed hereon is accurate.