My name is Atlas!

Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Beavercreek, Ohio - Atlas
Photo 1 - Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Beavercreek, Ohio - Atlas
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Atlas's Info...

I am already neutered, up to date with shots, not good with kids, and good with dogs.

Atlas's Story...
Coming soon - Atlas will be available for adoption possibly in May due to continued work on socialization. He is making good progress.
My name is Atlas. I am a 4 year old male Chihuahua who is extremely shy. I am a red/brown color and quite handsome.

I was a breeder dog in Kentucky and not accustomed to humans. Upon my arrival, I was dreadfully underweight and am now around 6 pounds. I look and feel so much better – and am starting to learn to trust people.

I came into Puppy Pals Rescue when the Frankfort, KY shelter put out a plea asking for help with me and another dog named Trinity (who has been adopted already). They were going to put me "down" at the end of the week unless I was rescued. My foster mom, Linda, said she’d be down and drove a total of 6 hours in a snowstorm to pick us up. I was so relieved. I was only days away from being put down. It was a long ride back to Beavercreek and Trin and I slept the whole way. I will always be thankful to PPR for giving me a chance.
I am neutered, completely vetted and micro-chipped. I have been making some progress on my social skills these last few weeks. If I continue, I’ll be attending Petco events soon. I am now sometimes taking food from a human's hand. Tonight, I jumped up on the back of the couch and lay behind my foster dad. My foster home will continue to take me out to get accustomed to this new environment that I’m not familiar with. I’m learning and taking little steps every day. My foster mom keeps in touch with the shelter and they are amazed at how good I’m looking from pictures sent to them - they are thrilled I’m making progress.
I will always be on the shy side, so it would be best that I not go to a home with children. The ideal home for me would be quiet one with someone who would hold me and give me lots of hugs. I love to go outside and run in the yard, so a fenced in yard might be best – I'm not too good on the leash walking yet. I’m wearing a belly band and working on my potty training…. I have to take it one new venture at a time.

If you have any questions please contact my foster mom at the link found at  Fill out an application if you are interested in adopting me - you can find those at  (Email my foster home and let them know an application has been sent so they can make sure it arrives!)

I just can't wait to find a forever home!  Thanks!!!

Atlas is happy laying in his doggie bed or in his crate. He enjoys running out in the yard and will play with the other dogs. He will venture upstairs to look for his foster mom and when he sees her, will run back downstairs to his bed. He is extremely shy when new people come to the house.

Atlas will need a home with in-depth experience with mill dogs who are slow on socialization. He has a lot of love to give – it will take the perfect person who will accept him and have the patience it takes for him to gain trust.
We are putting him on the website – as there are people who know and can work with mill dogs who are willing to provide him the love and care he needs in a permanent home. Until that happens, he will remain in his current foster home, as we will not move him around.
Please note: this is a Special Needs Dog. We have special requirements for consideration of Atlas:
• Fenced in yard
• Experience in Socializing Dogs
• No small children

Acceptance of Wearing a Belly Band (possibly forever)

Facts about Atlas

  • Breed: Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: PPR16-08


Why Adoption is a Great Option

Atlas, a Beavercreek Chihuahua dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Chihuahua for sale in Beavercreek, or seeking a Chihuahua dog from a breeder in Beavercreek.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Beavercreek already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Beavercreek breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Chihuahua breeders who help with Chihuahua rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Beavercreek paves the way for another one to be saved.