My name is Pippin!

Chihuahua Dog for adoption in San Diego, California - Pippin
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Second Chance Dog Rescue

Facts about Pippin

  • Breed: Chihuahua
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10040433-6473

Please go to our website to complete an application.

We will make every attempt to process all applications  within 3 business days of receipt

Meet Pippin!  Pippin is a 7 year old, 15 lb chihuahua mix. He actually looks like he might be mixed with Boston terrier with his white markings.   Pippin can be the most affectionate boy ever. He is a true lap dog and will stay there all day if you let him.  He follows his foster mom everywhere and will surely do the same for his new owners.  He doesn't seem to have interest in cats, although there are no cats in the foster home. He does take a while to warm up to strangers and can be quite protective of his people.  He doesn't have a lot of tolerance for kids and quick movements, so a quiet adult household would be best. He's good on a leash and enjoys short walks with lots of stops for sniffing. If you're looking for a sweet couch potato, Pippen is your pup!

Our boy Pippin is prone to bladder stone and at his last check they have dissolved, If he gets them again he will need Potassium Citrate to break down the stones. Follow up Urine tests & possible X-rays are needed. He also has Renal (Kidney) insufficiency and will need to remain on a special diet of prescription K/D dog food. Not a big deal, he's TOTALLY worth it!

Pippin is neutered, microchipped and current on his vaccinations.  His adoption fee is $250. 

All of our dogs are in private volunteer foster homes, and as such these individuals are most qualified to answer any questions regarding the dog.

We do not have a central shelter or kennel locations - you must make a private one-on-one meet and greet appointment with each individual dog at the foster family's convenience.  To protect our foster families' privacy, we must have an APPROVED adoption application on file before we release their contact information.

All of our dogs are fixed (spayed/neutered) and up to date on shots. We have a 2 week foster-to-adopt period to make sure the dog is a fit for your family. Adoption fees vary from dog-to-dog.  

Please note that an approved application DOES NOT guarantee that the dog will be placed with you. The final decision rests with our fosters as they know the dogs the best, and please be aware that there may be other applicants interested in the same dog. We continue accepting applications on a dog until the dog is with the new adoptive family in their home.

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About Second Chance Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Second Chance Dog Rescue was formed to fulfill a desperate need in the community to Rescue, Rehabilitate & Re-home homeless dogs from the over-crowded local shelters, and from families who can no longer take care of their dogs (on a case-by-case basis only).

Our program is based on foster care, and all rescued dogs spend their first days at a loving foster home where they receive personalized care. As part of our program, we ensure that all dogs are vaccinated, are spayed or neutered, and have been socialized by their foster family. In addition, Second Chance Dog Rescue provides support for potential new owners and monitors progress for both new pet parents and their adopted dogs. This helps guarantee that our dogs go to good, loving, forever homes.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Visit our website at for a list of upcoming Adoption Events. Additionally, our foster parents may schedule one on one meetings with potential owners and provide a personalized adoption experience.

Our Adoption Process...

We require an Adoption Questionnaire to be completed - whether online or in person - before meeting any of our dogs. Upon approval of the Questionnaire, a potential adopter will be required to complete an Adoption Contract and pay adoption fees. All of our adoptions start with the first 2 weeks as a 'trial' period, to ensure the adoption is a good fit. Adoption of a puppy may require a refundable training deposit, which will be refunded upon completion of training with a Certfied dog trainer, and submission of certificate of completion to our office.