My name is Rinny!

Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier/Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Huddleston, Virginia - Rinny
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All-American Mutt Rescue, Inc

Facts about Rinny

  • Breed: Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier/Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10185271
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Hi … my name is Rinny (aka RinTinTin, Tinny, Gizzy …) and here are some things you need to know about me:

Approximate age/birthdate:  born ~2013

Weight/size:  7 lbs        

Housebroken:  YES (but he does tinkle when he gets scared or excited)

Crate trained:  YES

Personality:  very timid, but once he trusts you he is a world class snuggler, totally submissive

Energy level:  low with a few bursts of medium

Fenced yard required?:  YES (he is a flight risk) … physical fence required … NO EXCEPTIONS

Does he/she jump fences?  NO

Leash walk:  YES 

Obedience training:  None

Riding in vehicles:  RIDES OK     

Spayed/neutered:   YES

Up-to-date on routine vaccinations:   YES

Microchipped:   YES

Social with other dogs:  YES … is intimidated by larger dogs, but will sometimes play with calm dogs similar to his size. If another dog even bumps him accidentally, he screams like he is being tortured.

Social with cats: NO … he is scared of them and tries to avoid them

Good with children:  NO CHILDREN … he isn’t nippy or mean but he is terrified with lots of activity going on around him.  With children around he hides to stay out of the way.

Adoption donation: $175

As odd as it sounds, this precious little fella was found as a stray and ended up in an area Animal Control facility … and as you can imagine, he was terrified during his stay there.  He is just the sweetest boy ever, but he has NO self-confidence or trust in people.  While he wants to be friends, he is so scared and he will inch his way toward you, piddling all the way.  If you bend over him to pet him or pick him up, he piddles.  If voices are raised for any reason (not even having anything to do with him) he cowers and hides.  Our guess is that he spent most of his life inside a crate because when he first came to us, his rear legs were very weak and he had no muscle tone.  Even after a while in foster care, he will look for an out-of-the-way spot to chill and will go into any open crate he can find.  Another guess is that he was crated so much because of his submissive piddling.  And, of course, these are just guesses … we know nothing of his past for sure.

All that said … this little fella is just a gem.  He is a very SPECIAL NEEDS boy and not recommended as a first dog.  Will do best in a quiet, low-activity home/family with another small, calm, balanced and happy dog that he can look to for leadership.  With a lot of patience, he has the potential to blossom.  He LOVES to sit in your lap.  He basically velcros himself to you and will sit perfectly still for as long as you will!

If you think Rinny might be the perfect pup for you, please go to, click on Forms/Application and complete your adoption application online.

We are an all-volunteer group, so please be patient and understand that it takes an average of 7-14 days to process the applications including reference checks, follow-up questions and home visits.  You can expedite the process by providing accurate email addresses for all your references.  Time to make phone calls is limited and we often have multiple applications in process.  We make every effort to move through them as quickly as possible.

When your application is approved, we will schedule a home visit/meet-and-greet to see if Rinny picks you too.  Please note that we do not transport pets outside the Central VA area.

If it seems that the adoption will be a good match for all, there is an adoption fee, and an adoption contract to be signed.

Please feel free to email if you have additional questions.

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.

About All-American Mutt Rescue, Inc

About Our Rescue Group...

Our motto is "Rescue … rehome … real love” and we try to live it every day. We rescue animals in need of new homes and loving families. We make sure each of them is spayed or neutered and up-to-date on all routine vaccinations. If other medical care or treatment is needed, we get that for them as well.

We welcome these fosters into our homes and our lives and really get to know their personalities and their needs. Then we make it our mission to re-home them - to place them in the forever home that will be perfect for them. Some of them really need to have another dog companion, while others will do well being an 'only pet.' Some love having children to play with, while others prefer being with adult companions. Some do well sharing a home with cats or other small pets, while others .... well ... no so much. And the only way we know this is by living with them!

We also work to educate and encourage other pet owners to spay or neuter their animals to

a) help their pets lead longer, healthier lives, and
b) help reduce the numbers of homeless and unwanted animals in our Central Virgina communities.

It is such an easy thing to do! Not only will it benefit your pet and your family, but it will reduce the numbers of wonderful, adoptable animals that are euthanized every year. Please be part of the solution.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are an all volunteer, home-based rescue organization. We do not have a public shelter facility, so you can meet our pups at our public events, such as at the Lynchburg VA Petco. Please check our Calendar of Events regularly for other opportunities to meet our pups. Otherwise, we have volunteers bring pups for a home visit after an application has been approved.

Our Adoption Process...

The adoption process:

Step 1: Complete the online Adoption Application at Once submitted, it comes directly to us. You should get an email immediately saying that your application has been successfully submitted. If you do not get this email, your application did not go through.

Step 2: We will review completed applications, do reference checks and schedule home visits as needed. Please remember that adopting a pup is making a commitment of 10-15 years, so we do not take any shortcuts in processing applications. It is our responsibility to place these pups in the very best homes we can possibly find for them. Application processing can usually be done in 7-10 days. Sometimes it may take longer if we have a problem reaching your references or finding another rescue to do a home visit for adoptions outside our 75 mile radius from Huddleston, VA..

Step 3: When your Adoption Application is tentatively approved, we will schedule a home visit ... a time for you to meet the pup that just might be the newest member of your family.

***Please remember that we are an all volunteer, home-based rescue organization. We do not have a public shelter facility, so all meetings (other than at our public meet-and-greets or other events) for potential adopters and fosters are done by appointment only and after an application has been approved. Most of our volunteers work full-time jobs, so appointments are generally scheduled for Saturdays between 11 am and 4 pm and Sundays between 1 pm and 5 pm. Of course, we will always try to be as flexible as possible when scheduling meet-and-greets.***

Step 4: After the meeting, if everything seems to be a perfect match, the final step is the signing of the Adoption Contract, payment of the adoption fee, and welcoming your new family member home.