My name is Whalley!

Dachshund/Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Gilbert, Arizona - Whalley
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Facts about Whalley

  • Breed: Dachshund/Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male -- Hello there – my name is Whalley (although my foster mom teases me calling me Walla-Walla when I am being silly). Yes, I am a Chihuahua, but not your ordinary run-of-the-mill Chihuahua. I will melt your heart with my love and antics.

I was found running the streets of Tempe, Arizona by two folks who were refilling a feral cat feeding station on June 22, 2016. That day the recorded temperature in Tempe, Arizona was 112 degrees. I was in great distress when I was found. Even with water and being placed in an air conditioned vehicle, it took a long time for me to recover from being left out to fend for myself in the heat.

I am estimated to be 5 years old, and I am a love-bug. I am house broken, know how to use a doggie door, and I walk well on a lead. I bark only when I need to alert you to something. I love to sit on your lap, lie next to you on the couch and will snuggle up to you while you are sleeping (just to keep you safe). Once I settle in, I am still and don’t take up a lot of space. I am great with other dogs; although my foster mom says I show a little too much interest in the feral cats on our walks, so if you have a cat we would need to do appropriate introductions.

When I want your attention, I will sit on my back haunches and hold my front legs up like a prairie dog. If you still don’t notice me, I will start waving my front legs at you to get your attention.

When I was found I had bilateral cherry eye (a prolaspe of the third eye lid/tear gland) and an umbilical hernia. Valley Dogs had both of these conditions surgically repaired for me. My eyes are doing wonderfully, but my foster dad does put wetting drops in my eyes daily to help keep them moist and free of debris. Also, during high allergy season a daily Benadryl type medicine will help keep my eyes clear (and I love taking my pill in a little bit of peanut butter – yummy!)

I hope I have told you enough about myself to pique your interest. Won’t you please come meet me?

For more information or to meet me, please complete an Adoption Interest form and please email

About Valley Dogs

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a pending non-profit, no-kill rescue organization dedicated to rescuing and rehoming adoptable cats and dogs. We have over 40 years of combined rescue experience and knowledge.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We do not have a kennel / shelter type of facility. We believe the most effective and successful way to match families and pets is to foster them in our own homes. Ultimately fostering our rescue animals in homes rather than a kennel environment allows us to give you complete information on the pet's behavior and how well he / she will fit with your family and lifestyle.

Our Adoption Process...

At Valley Dogs we make every effort to place the right animal in the right home. To aid in this goal, we use trained Adoption Consultants to help you select the best match for your lifestyle. You will meet with an Adoption Consultant and discuss your lifestyle, activity level, expectations, likes/dislikes, and past experiences with animals. Your consultant will then recommend the best match for your family and your lifestyle.