My name is Lady!

Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Bellingham, Washington - Lady
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I'm being cared for by:
Alternative Humane Society of Whatcom County

Facts about Lady

  • Breed: Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
Lady Bird is a 5 year old Brindle colored long haired chihuahua. She came from a "breeding/hording" situation out of Idaho. She is very timid. But I have been able to win her trust. So I know that it is still in her to be a loving and affectionate pet. She will need someone that is very patient, understanding, and willing to work with her.

From the time she came to my house to the time that I could actually pet her without her running away was about 6-7 weeks. She will now let me reach down and pet her and pick her up and snuggle with her. She is really good about potty out side. But in case I don't make it home in time I do put down potty pads and she will use them.

She is now protecting me and will bark at anyone that gets close to me. We are working on "No Barks" and she still has a ways to go on learning that command.

Lady sleeps through the night in her own little bed. She does not like being on my bed.

She has lost some of her teeth, but is still able to eat kibble that is small. I also will give he some wet food each morning. She loves treats, but will not take them from strangers.

Lady doesn't play with toys, but she will get the "zoomies" and run around my house and yard, and run in circles. This is her fun.

Lady gets along with my other dogs and she doesn't mind my cat. She will play with my tea cup chihuahua.

I do not recommend her with children under 10. She has been tested with my grand kids and she was hiding and barking at them 'a lot'.

She would be happy in a quiet home with another animal.
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About Alternative Humane Society of Whatcom County

About Our Rescue Group...

The Alternative Humane Society is an all-volunteer, nonprofit animal welfare organization serving Whatcom County, WA. AHS has been helping animals and educating the public since 1977.

We have no shelter, office, or paid staff. Our programs include Canine Foster & Adoption, Spay & Neuter Assistance, and Community Cats Information and Referral.

Mission Statement: The Alternative Humane Society of Whatcom County is an all-volunteer, non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to improving the lives of dogs and cats and helping them find and stay in permanent loving homes.

Our goals are:
• To make Whatcom County a community where no healthy animals are euthanized
• To prevent unwanted dog and cat births through spay and neuter assistance
• To cultivate respect and awareness for the needs of animals through education
• To advocate for the humane treatment of dogs and cats in all areas of life

Come Meet Our Pets...

We can be found showing off our loveable dogs at Petco on Bakerview and Guide Meridian in Bellingham on the 1st and 2nd weekend of each month. All our showings are between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. Come on out and say hi!

Our Adoption Process...

AHS does not do same-day adoptions. We provide a form called a “Statement of Interest” for potential adopters to fill out. When completed, this form is reviewed by an AHS volunteer (the animal’s Case Manager) who will contact the potential adopter with any additional questions and arrange a meeting if it looks like a good match. The potential adopter usually hears back from a volunteer within 2-3 days, but since many of our volunteers also work at full-time jobs, the entire process can take longer. Although we try our very best we usually will not be able to contact every person who submits a Statement of Interest, we reserve our limited resources for those who look like a good match.

Adoption Fees:
Dogs under 18 months – $200.00
Dogs over 18 months – $160.00