My name is Wanda!

Chihuahua Dog for adoption in Salt Lake City, Utah - Wanda
Photo 1 - Chihuahua Dog for adoption in Salt Lake City, Utah - Wanda
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Community Animal Welfare Society

Facts about Wanda

  • Breed: Chihuahua
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9738239-N2016041
Wanda is a precious and sweet 12 pound tan Chihuahua mix. She definitely thinks she is a princess, so she is, sassy and spunky. It took a few months for the shelter to realize she was diabetic, so when confirmed they asked CAWS to rescue her. It only took Wanda a few days to learn the dog door. She is totally house trained now. She will have a pee accident in her crate if left too long, but never a poo accident. We are currently working to get her insulin dose regulated but she is eating great and on her way to having her diabetes stabilized. She gets an insulin shot in the morning and at night after eating. She is very good to just stand there and let her foster mommy give her a shot. The first few days she did not want to eat at all, which is never a good thing with diabetes, you have to eat to get an insulin shot. That was very scary but we got past that, whew.

Diabetes is very manageable and not too expensive. Wanda has two other fur siblings in her foster home with diabetes too, one 17.5 and the other probably 10. They can live to long ripe old ages if taken care of properly. There is a prescription dog food they eat as well. The insulin we use is purchased over the counter without a prescription so not expensive at all.

Wanda gets along with the other furkids in her home, big and small, male and female. She will give a little growl if she is on her human lap and one of them try to get in her way. There is no biting or blood though, just a little princess thing. She is new to the pack so trying to figure her pecking order. She currently takes treats a little rough, might get your finger with the treat. We are working on that. Wanda needs to go to a home with older or no children.

When Wanda is excited she prances with her front paws in the air and it looks like she is almost clapping. We have not seen her play with toys yet or engage in play with the other dogs, but that could come with time. It has only been a couple weeks since she was diagnosed with diabetes so she is becoming a new dog every day. She is content to sleep with her humans or in a dog bed on the floor.

Wanda is a unique, sweet little girl with tons of kisses and love to give, looking for her furever family. She waddles when she walks with a tail that never stops wagging.If you are interested in adopting a CAWS pet, please fill out an online application at

About Community Animal Welfare Society

About Our Rescue Group...

Founded in 1992 the Community Animal Welfare Society ( CAWS) is one of the oldest no-kill animal rescues in Utah. Over the last 20 years CAWS, our fosters and supporters have saved thousands of lives including over 600 last this year. As the largest foster home network in the state of Utah we focus on high risk pets in need of additional care and rehabilitation

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

CAWS does not have a conventional shelter facility - all CAWS animals waiting for adoption are in foster homes. The number of animals we can help find new homes for is closely linked to how many CAWS foster homes are available. For additional information regarding how you, too, can become a foster, please see our fostering page located on our web site!

CAWS volunteers bring cats and dogs to the PetSmart near 2100 South and 300 West in South Salt Lake on the third and fourth weekends of each month

We are also at the Sugarhouse PETCO (1165 Wilmington Ave) the first Saturday of each month.

Our Adoption Process...

Since we make a lifetime commitment to any animal that comes into our program, we only adopt out animals to people in our area..

If you are interested in adopting a CAWS cat or dog, please fill out the online application at, email or call 328-4731. For the most timely response applying online is recommended.

We respond as quickly as possible but as we are a volunteer based organization and do not have full time staff, we respond as quickly as possible.