My name is Buddy!

Chihuahua Dog for adoption in Salt Lake City, Utah - Buddy
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Community Animal Welfare Society

Facts about Buddy

  • Breed: Chihuahua
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9854202-N2016075
Buddy is an 11 pound senior Chihuahua with an amazing zest for life. Buddy is very playful. His favorite game is chasing his foster family around the yard and being chased in return. He has even learned to play chase with his canine foster sister who is quite a bit larger! As soon as his family wakes up in the morning he is ready to play with them, excited for the day to come. Buddy has good manners and gets along well with other dogs and cats. He is observant and easy to train, and has learned his foster family’s commands to sit. He barks on occasion to alert his family to things, but stops quickly on his own and in general is very quiet. He loves his daily walk and then is completely content to lounge on the couch or on his cushion. He will greet you at the door when you come home and stand on his hind legs in excitement. Buddy is housetrained and though a senior, is in very good health. When Buddy first came to his foster family he did not like to be picked up. He would respond by growling and showing his teeth. It seems that in his previous home he was with children who did not know to handle him gently and he grew afraid of being held. He is making improvements and now allows himself to be held by people he trusts. He will need some time in his new home to feel safe enough for this. He does well around dog savvy children who know to respect his space. Buddy has been a snuggler from the beginning, he just needs to start off snuggling on his own terms. Buddy is such a sweet, well behaved dog and looks forward to his forever home!

If you are interested in adopting a CAWS pet, please fill out the Online Application!

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.