My name is Soldier!

Chihuahua/Terrier (Unknown Type, Small) Mix Dog for adoption in Elburn, Illinois - Soldier
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Safe Haven Dog Rescue

Facts about Soldier

  • Breed: Chihuahua/Terrier (Unknown Type, Small) Mix
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
Meet Soldier!
Chihuahua Terrier Mix
Approx. 2 yrs old

Soldier is a loving happy 2 year old Chihuahua Terrier mix. He is about 20 lbs, housebroken and crate trained. He loves his crate and is happy to sleep there at night.

Soldier is very smart. He has already learned to 'sit' even though he is so excited he doesn't usually stay sitting very long! He loves his toys and a good bone to gnaw on.

He is submissive to bigger dogs at the dog park but isn't afraid. He loves walks and being outside, but he is curious so you'll need to tie him out or have a fence with no holes.

He'll chat with the neighbor dogs but otherwise doesn't make much noise at all. With some training and confidence, Soldier will learn to stay 'down' and will be less mouthy. He does not bite, but he licks and explores with his mouth. He is friendly with men, women and children, but might best suited for a home with older children.

When Soldier arrived to Safe Haven, he was Heartworm +. He has gone through his entire treatment and is now ready to find a family who will love him and treat him right!

Our standard adoption fee is $295 cash or check and $300 credit card ($5 processing fee). It includes spay/neuter when age appropriate at our participating vets, age appropriate core vaccinations, fecal testing, deworming, flea and tick preventative,1st vet visit at one of our participating vets, and micro-chipping.

We must have an application, conduct a phone interview, and meet your entire family to approve an adoption. Please email for an application or additional details.

Please note that the breeds and sizes posted in this biography are educated best guesses and are not guaranteed.

Please consider becoming a foster home while you search for your new best friend. We need foster homes - pounds are overflowing with puppies and adult dogs that are at-risk and need help. We can only rescue as many as we have foster home commitments. Fostering is a rewarding experience for your family.

About Safe Haven Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a small 501 C3 nonprofit rescue located in Elburn, Illinois. In 2014, Safe Haven Dog Rescue became its own non-profit. We are licensed by the Illinois Agriculture Department.
The majority of our dogs and puppies are pulled from Kill Pounds and Shelters in KY, TN, AL and Illinois. When a foster home is available we will also accept owner relinquishment’s due to illness or foreclosure. We work hard to find local rescue groups within these states to pull the dogs into their program while we coordinate transportation and placement into foster homes.
Please take a few moments to read the stories about the dogs and puppies we have available for adoption. We disclose everything we know about the dogs, sometimes we know a lot often we know only that they were strays, thrown away on the side of the road, in the woods, or found in abandoned houses. While we don’t always know their past we are certain that their future is much brighter.
We hope that you and your family are part of the future…..

Come Meet Our Pets...

We have adoption events most Saturdays at the Geneva PetCo on Randall Road from 11-2pm. Please check our Facebook Page Safe Haven Dog Rescue for more info!

Our Adoption Process...

$295 cash or check for all dogs and puppies. $300 credit cards($5 processing fee). Please email Tammy at for an application and more information on adopting one of our dogs.