My name is Stella!

Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Surrey, British Columbia - Stella
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Home at Last Dog Rescue

Facts about Stella

  • Breed: Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
Cheers everyone. I'm Stella, a cute as a bug (you might even think I look a little bit like one) and very loving 1 yr old, 10 lb female Chihuahua / Dachshund mix (aka Chiweenie). I have lived with my family since I was a 3 month old puppy and so am fully house trained. I even ring a service bell with my paw when I need to go to the bathroom! Being naturally loving and friendly, I’m very good around children, from as young as little toddlers to teenagers. I enjoy the company of other dogs but can be a bit shy and anxious when I first meet them. But after a little getting-to-know session, I’m back to my friendly self and ready to play. When people ring our doorbell or if there is someone in the yard, I will bark to let my owners know. At my tiny size, I may not be able to do anything about an intruder but I consider it my job to alert my family to any threats. I will also bark at new people in the house until they introduce themselves to me. I may be small, but I’m a great little guard dog.

I love exploring the outdoors (on leash when walking on the sidewalk) and I need a small amount of exercise. At home, I like to play fetch and to chew on my Kong toy. I love being cuddled, petted and will readily go over onto my back for a belly rub. I hope you don’t mind kisses, because I’m known for giving lots of them and welcoming my family home with great enthusiasm. I’m a very smart little girl who knows who I need to sit for and who I can jump up on in our house. My owners would tell you that my ears are the key to my personality. They tell the story of when I am happy, curious, alert, or sleepy.

I had an accident (a concussion but no broken bones) a month ago and I am now on anti-seizure medication, which my owners give me 3 times a day. The vet says that I will be slowly weaned off of it. When I had my accident, I was taken immediately to the vet at the Lower Mainland Emergency Clinic where they watched me carefully. I had mild seizures for 3 days until I was prescribed the medication I am currently on. Since then, I have not had a single seizure. I have also been visiting the vet regularly to make sure I am healing just fine. And my owners say the accident has not affected my personality at all – I am still as energetic and affectionate as before. I also obey all the same commands (sit, high five, focus, etc.).

I need a new home because starting September, there will be some changes in my owners’ life that will make it very hard to ensure that someone is home to administer my medication at the right time every day. Although I will be weaned off the meds at some point, my owners don’t want to take any chance when it comes to my health. Although I am crate trained and have no separation anxiety at all, I hope to be in a home with another gentle dog for a companion or where someone is home most of the day so I don’t get lonely. I am a much loved and loving pet and my family is the only family I have ever known. They are heartbroken to have to rehome me but to ensure my well-being, they are willing to give me up. They are also offering to provide 3 months’ worth of medication to my new owners.

I am completely up to date with my vaccinations and have been spayed and micro-chipped. My adoption fee is $500.

About Home at Last Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Home at Last Dog Rescue is a small group of volunteer animal lovers whose goal is to help homeless, neglected and abused dogs find caring and responsible homes.

Our volunteers are dedicated individuals who have joined together to form a new rescue group. We are commited to helping dogs in need and to provide them a second chance at a happy life.

Our dogs are not kept in a shelter. We depend on the support of caring and compassionate people to care for our dogs until we can find them permanent, loving homes. We provide vet care and rehabilitation to all of our dogs.

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Come Meet Our Pets...

By appointment only as the dogs are in foster homes.

Our Adoption Process...

If you are interested in adopting a rescue dog, the first step is to search through the list of our dogs currently available for adoption. All dogs remain on Adoptapet and our website ( until an adoption is finalized so all dogs listed may be applied for.

Our job is to find the right home for each of our dogs. We will contact you to arrange for a home check at your convenience. Unfortunately, many of our applications are rejected, not necessarily because there is anything wrong with the home, but because it is not the right match for the dog. Following a successful home visit, we will arrange for you to meet the dog, usually in their foster home. At that time, you will decide if you would like to adopt the dog.

Before an adoption can be finalized, we will ask you to sign an adoption contract. Depending on the dog’s personality you may be asked to visit the dog once or twice before taking him or her home. This will be most common with shy, timid dogs. Outgoing and confident dogs can most often be taken home after the first meeting. Documentation for each dog will be provided upon adoption. Adopters must be ready to pick up their adopted dog home as soon as they have been approved and have agreed to adopt the dog. Home At Last Dog Rescue BC cannot hold dogs for people who have applied but are not yet ready to accept the dog into their home.

Please note: an adoption fee is required for successful applications. The adoption fee is non-refundable, even if the dog is subsequently returned. Home At Last Dog Rescue BC will always take back one of our dogs for any reason, and without question. Adoption fees for our dogs vary. The price varies based on the age and medical needs of the dog being adopted; costs are judged on a case by case basis.