My name is Chico!

Chihuahua Dog for adoption in DeSoto, Iowa - Chico
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I'm being cared for by:
AHeinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport, Inc.

Facts about Chico

  • Breed: Chihuahua
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 29304834
Chico is a quiet boy who would prefer a calmer adult household. He loves to cuddle or find blankets or pillows to hang out on. He loves to burrow under blankets! If allowed he wants to sleep right by you, but he will sleep in a dog bed by you too. Like a lot of chihuahuas he mostly bonds with one person in the house. Chico would love to be the only dog in your world!

He is house trained and is quick to run outside in nice weather and gets right down to business; in cold icky weather Chico will use puppy pee pads, in fact he prefers that.

Chico would do best with a strong leader - he wants to be in charge and will growl when he doesn't want to do something. His foster family is also working with him on this and he is doing less and less of it. But the tendency is there, so his forever person should take the leadership role with him immediately. He is a smart boy and would do well with someone willing to work with him. He likes to take short walks and is pretty good on a leash.

About AHeinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

AHeinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport, Inc. is a 501(c)3, non-profit animal welfare organization based in Adel, Iowa. In addition to caring for our local strays, we are working to bridge the gap between traditional animal shelters and no-kill rescues in 2 different ways: 1) By providing free transportation for dogs and cats from traditional shelters to no-kill rescues all over the Midwest and Canada. We also provide overnight rest stops for our furry travelers and temporary housing for those whose time has run out at the shelters, but have to wait for a foster spot to open up in one of the rescues; 2) By pulling as many dogs out of traditional shelters that are on death row and placing them in foster homes and forever homes thru our organization.

Come Meet Our Pets...

AHeinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport, Inc. is a foster-based organization. We do not have a building where animals are housed. Our adoptable pets can be viewed online at:

We also hold weekly adoption events. Event details can be found on our website at:

Our Adoption Process...

1) You must fill out the online adoption application. There is no commitment. It just guarantees a phone call from us.

2) You will be contacted by an adoption coordinator from AHeinz57 as quickly as possible. (Please be patient, as we all have regular day jobs!)

3) A home visit is mandatory prior to adoption.

4) Veterinarian references checked.

5) Confirmation on pet policies with landlords if appropriate.

*Please note that AHeinz57 does not believe in keeping dogs and cats outside and will not adopt to families looking for outdoor pets. AHeinz57 retains the right to refuse any potential adopters.

**AHeinz57 adopts to residents of Iowa and the surrounding Midwest States only.

Adoption fees


The adoption fee is $195. Fee includes current vaccinations, spay/neuter, microchip, heartworm test on adult dogs, and 1st dose of Frontline (seasonal) & Heartgard.

All dogs will be altered prior to adoption. NO exceptions!