My name is Archie!

Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Goleta, California - Archie
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Santa Barbara County Animal Services - Santa Barbara Shelter

Facts about Archie

  • Breed: Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: A399876
Smart, sturdy 2 year old who loves to snuggle and make you smile. His behavior in the kennel is completely different than in a home environment. At the shelter, he can be very fearful and not inviting of new people, but in a quieter setting, he is more open to showing his silly side to everyone and is much more relaxed and playful with other dogs. He loves to go on walks. He enjoys Squeaky Toys and Chew Toys and chasing a ball. He is fine around other dogs when introduced properly and loves to play chase.

Check out what one volunteer says about ARCHIE after spending a few days with her in her home:

I found the fountain of youth and it is in the palm of Archie's paw! Archie is 2 years old, bright as a light, and full of springy energy. This boy is not only an athlete, but so classically handsome he melts your heart! He has a thick, plush brown coat like a teddy bear, and the most mesmerizing eyes I have ever seen!

Archie is smart as a whip, and would THRIVE with an experienced owner who could provide him with consistent boundaries, and help him work on his impulse control. He was with me for three short days and it was amazing to see how fast he figured things out in that short time. This blew my mind, Archie potty trained in ONE day. I would love to see Archie with someone who can be present for him, enjoy all of his amazing, fabulous, playful, joyful energy and give him the mental stimulation and structure, that will allow him to shine.

He LOVES to play with squeaky toys. Archie will look up at you excitedly, with those gorgeous gems, until you toss the squeaky toy so that he can go bounding after it and come back for more! I learned that having a few toys on hand is the most fun. Throw one, when he comes back throw the next, and the next. Archie doesn't want to stop, he is the squeaky toy wizard! It was a total treat for me to see him in action and he is always up for a game.

The flip side of this young, strong, energetic boy, is a mellow guy who will sit on your lap and take in the scenery while you work on your computer at the park. He loves to just sit on your lap, put his nose up and sniff the breeze. Once you get home Archie will be up for playing with his toys and showing you his goofy side. He is good about bath time and after, will fall asleep in your lap wrapped in a big soft towel.

It is a comforting feeling to have Archie protecting your home. Though he is only 10 lbs. he has the bark of a bigger boy and will absolutely let someone know that they are not welcome to disturb your home. As a single female, I found this to be quite comforting. The best use of this awesome resource that Archie has, is to train him so that he knows when that big boy bark is appropriate.
I was endlessly impressed with the many gifts that Archie has to offer. Archie is FULL of potential & ready for someone as bright as he is, to come adopt him, look into those gorgeous eyes, and start this amazing journey.

Come to the Goleta Shelter and spend some time with this hunk of handsome and look into those captivating eyes!

About Santa Barbara County Animal Services - Santa Barbara Shelter

About Our Shelter...

Our Mission: To establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment between humans and animals in Santa Barbara County.

Santa Barbara County operates three shelters in the County: Goleta/Santa Barbara, Lompoc & Santa Maria.

Donate to Our Shelter...

Tangible donations for the care and enrichment of the shelter dogs are always welcome. Drop off at the shelter and ask for a tax-deductible receipt:


--Costco jerky treats
--EasyWalk(r) Harnesses (medium and large)
--NEW tug, soft, or squeaky toys of all sizes to be included in gift bags going home with adopted dogs
--Polyester Blankets (no fringe, no electric)
--Jackets and Sweaters
--Kongs of all shapes and sizes
--Treat-dispensing wobbler Kongs (large)
--Rope Toys

Come Meet Our Pets...

Adoption hours are Monday through Friday 9 am until 4:45 pm and Saturdays 10 am until 4:00 pm.

Click here for our no-obligation application if you are adopting from out of town: no-obligation adoption interest survey

Once completed, you may fax to 805-681-5283. Volunteer Adoption Counselors are standing by to help you find the best match for you. Leave a message for them at 805-681-4369.

Our Adoption Process...

When you go to the shelter, take a tour of the kennels, ask staff or volunteers for assistance, and make note of the dog’s name and kennel number. The shelters do their best to have a posting of photos of dogs in foster and dogs temporarily away from the shelter.

You may visit our shelter at 5473 Overpass Road, Goleta, CA Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. or Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Our volunteer adoption counselors or staff will be happy to show you any available dog for your consideration.

We also welcome out of town or out of state adoptions. Feel free to call 805-681-4369 or fax your completed adoption interest questionnaire to 805-681-5283 and a volunteer adoption counselor will get back to you within 48 hours.

A dog adoption from the Santa Barbara Animal Shelter is $110 and includes a spay/neuter certificate, current vaccinations, rabies, health records, transition food, loaner items, goody bag, and a coupon for 4 free dog behavior training sessions which is funded by donations to K-9 PALS for the promotion of life-long homes for dogs. An additional small fee is charged if micro-chipping is requested. Dog license fees for your city or county are additional.

We are committed to being a resource for you for the life of your pet. You may contact our knowledgeable volunteers at any time with questions or reference needs for behavior modification, etc. We want your adoption to be "Fur-Ever."