My name is Whalley!

Dachshund/Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Gilbert, Arizona - Whalley
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Whalley's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Whalley's Story... -- 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

Facts about Whalley

  • Breed: Dachshund/Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Whalley, a Gilbert Dachshund/Chihuahua dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Dachshund/Chihuahua for sale in Gilbert, or seeking a Dachshund/Chihuahua dog from a breeder in Gilbert.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Gilbert already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Gilbert breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Dachshund/Chihuahua breeders who help with Dachshund/Chihuahua rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Gilbert paves the way for another one to be saved.