My name is Austin!

Chihuahua Dog for adoption in Mukwonago, Wisconsin - Austin
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I'm being cared for by:
Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue

Facts about Austin

  • Breed: Chihuahua
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10468269-16-0143

***Meet the dogs at our facility during open viewing hours, or by appointment, at 828 Perkins Dr, Mukwonago, WI.    Bichon and Little Buddies is open weekly on Thursdays,  from 2-6:30 pm.    During this time you may meet the dogs and fill out a pre-adoption application at which will be checked during the week.  Dogs in foster homes require an appointment and approved application to meet.  Other than during open hours, we do not show pets without an approved pre-adoption application and appointment.  You may fill out the application online at ***

Please make sure you use the above link to access the pre-adoption application as our website was redesigned and some of the links changed.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Name: Austin
Breed: Chihuahua
Age:   about 1 1/2 yr
Gender:  Male
Weight:  6 lb
Adoption Fee:  $350
Why in Rescue:  stray/lost dog

General Profile:  Please fill out the adoption application at if you are interested in meeting one of our dogs. 

Austin came to rescue after being turned into Milwaukee Animal Control with a badly broken rear leg.  Our vets determined amputation was the best choice, so little Austin just has 3 legs.  He doesn't let that stop him.  He is a playful and sweet little guy who would be a fun addition to the right family.  He would do best in a home with only small dogs and no young children.  If interested in this special little guy, please fill out the pre-adoption application and we will set up a time for you to meet him.  Because we don't have a history on him, we don't know if he was housetrained or if he lived with other pets or children.

Austin spent sometime in a foster home and here is what he has to stay about that:

Hi - My name is Austin, and thank you for reading my profile! I'm a 6 lb, 1 1/2 yo Chihuahua, and yes, I'm missing a rear leg. I lost it after a car accident, but being a tripod is sure not "special needs" to me, because nothing’s stopped me yet.
Now that we're past that, let me tell you a bit more about me. In my foster home, I immediately made friends with the young cat, and we wrestled with great joy! I would love to have a dog-savvy cat or two as buddies in my furever home since I love to play and have a lot of energy. I didn't care for the other two little dogs there so much, and that's why I'm back in rescue - so most likely no other dogs in my furever home. But if your cat likes dogs, it'll be purrfect! I also like to cuddle, so if you have a lap, I will love you! I could also do without children and strangers because you’re all I want yesiree.
When the cat napped, the toy box was my friend. (Ok, I confess - I littered the house with toys LOL) In fact, I'm very good by myself in general. My foster mom said I have no separation anxiety, whatever that is, but I’d prefer you to be around more often than not. I don't bark either, but will notify you about weird sounds. Once you tell me it's ok, I'm quiet. Job done! I'm really good on car rides and lie quietly in my soft crate. I'm also good on walks and that just might be the high point of my day. I am kind of reactive to some things though - other walkers, dogs I see - but my foster mom redirected me. Thank you! She believes I'll lose that when I'm out of rescue and confident in my furever home.
Yes, I'm a young male and did mark quite a bit for a couple days in my foster home, but once my story was told I was done and that inconvenience was very short lived. I hear most boys do that, and needs to be expected. I also had accidents, but within a few days "got" where my puppy pads were with my own mini fire hydrant! HUGE praise and treats for the right thing and ignoring the wrong thing made me learn fast because I'm no dummy! Anyway - dogs, children, sloppy friends - life includes accidents and that's just the way it is.
Let me tell how smart I am: my fetch game is great, and my recall is pretty darn reliable when I'm outside. With more training, I know I’ll be even better. My foster home had only an 18" garden fence, but I understood the boundaries and never wanted to run. I'm very treat motivated, and am focused on doing whatever is asked when you reward me. I got the best treats EVER at my foster home, and caught on really fast to everything. I would love to go to classes - we'd be stars! I'm very engaged, and think we'd astound everyone if I took Agility classes. They'd see a tripod doing stairs, jumps, turns and tunnels - so much fun!! A general manners class would help me too, because I'm a good boy and want to please you.
In short, hopefully you'll see I’m a diamond in the ruff - a work in progress. Aren't we all? Please don’t overlook me because I need help with my house training. Being in rescue is tough, but I'll be good in no time again with patience and understanding. Promise. I know my furever home is out there, and I’m so excited to find you! If we're not a match, please share my profile. Oh, one more thing - I will automatically agree to whatever TV you want to watch, or whatever book you want to read. As long as we're together, I'll be a couch potato at the end of the day : ) Thank you for adopting - Love, Austin

Adoption Procedures:

1.  Completely fill out the pre-adoption application at  We will be checking with your vet if you have had pets, calling your landlord (if any) and checking a personal reference, before we contact you about visiting the adoptables.  Any missing information may have us moving onto another application.
2.  If you application is approved, we will contact you to come meet the adoptables that you are interested in.  
3.  If it is a match, you will complete the adoption contract and pay the adoption fee.  Please be prepared to take your adopted pet home when you come meet him/her.  In most cases, you will be able to take the pet home the same day.  If all the vetting hasn't been done yet, we will hold the pet for you until the vet work is completed. 
4.  If you have filled out an application and we haven't contacted you within a week, we may have missed your application, the pet may have been adopted by another applicant, or you may have been missing information on your application.  You may contact us to find out the status of your application at this time.  Please give us a week to process your application before contacting us!
The adoption fee through Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue is $150 - $475 depending on the age of the dog, which includes Wi State Sales Tax.  Included in this fee is your new companion who will be spayed/neutered, have a current Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (as required by state law), current on age appropriate vaccinations, heartworm tested and started on preventative, microchipped, and dewormed.  Other medical needs will also have been taken care of, such as dentals and treating ear infections. 

To assist you and your new pet in adjusting to life together, you will also receive an 8 week age appropriate obedience training course at For Pet's Sake Dog Training for $50 (up to $200 value).  You may opt to take Puppy Kindergarten, Adult Beginners, Small Dogs Big Hearts, or Shy & Reactive Dog Class.  You must start the class within 90 days of adoption for the reduced fee.  For more information on the classes visit

All dogs are seen BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Many are in various foster homes getting extra one on one attention getting them ready for their new homes.  The first step in adoption is filling out the pre-adoption application.  Bichon and Little Buddies is run by volunteers who have full time jobs in addition to the hours they spend with the rescue dogs.  Having an application on file assures us that the potential adopter is really interested in adopting a dog.  It also assists us in placing dogs in homes where both the dog and new owners are happy.  The application puts you under no obligation to adopt a dog from Bichon and Little Buddies.

The Dog Pre-Adoption Application can be found at

Thanks for thinking about adopting your new pet!

***Other than during open hours, we do not show dogs/cats without an appointment.  The first step in adoption is filling out the pre-adoption application at  Please do not call until AFTER you have filled out an application.***

***We are a Wisconsin based rescue and do not ship our pets.  If you are considering adoption you must be willing to drive to meet and adopt the pet, as well as bring the pet back to us if the adoption doesn't work.  We adopt primarily in WI and IL, but will consider applicants in MN, IA, and MI.***

***Please do not set up an appointment to meet the animals until you are ready to take your pet home.  If the meeting results in a match, you can often take the dog/cat home the same day or within a couple days if the medical care hasn't been completed.  We are not able to hold pets for adopters beyond this time.  Thanks for understanding.***

***While we hope all of our adoptions lead to permanent homes for the animals we place, sometimes things just don't work out.  We do have a 30 day trial period.  For the first 30 days, if you or Bichon and Little Buddies decide that the adoption isn't a good match for either the humans or the pet, the adoption fee will be refunded (minus a $50 administration fee).  Bichon and Little Buddies also requires adopters to return the pet to us at any time that they are unable or unwilling to care for the animal anymore.***

Bichon and Little Buddies is a State Licensed Rescue # 268555-DS

About Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Bichon and Little Buddies is a rescue that primarily cares for small breed dogs that find themselves looking for a new home. Dogs come to us from a variety of places. We have former breeding dogs from "puppy mills", strays and lost dogs unclaimed by their owners, and previously loved dogs that the owners are unwilling or no longer able to care for.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our dogs are housed at our facility as well as in foster homes. If you are interested in meeting a pet, please fill out the pre-adoption application, and we will set up an appointment for you to meet the dog(s) you are interested in. We are all volunteers working full time jobs in addition to our rescue work, so please make an appointment before coming by.

Our Adoption Process...

Before meeting with a dog, a pre-adoption application must be completed. After the application is approved, a meeting is arranged between the adopter and the pet. An adoption contract is signed, adoption fee paid (from $200-$475), and the dog is able to go to the new home once all medical care is given. Dogs are fully vetted, including vaccinations, microchip, spay/neuter, heartworm test, deworming, dental if needed, and other procedured needed by the particular dog. Adopters are required to return the dog to us if they are unable or unwilling to care for the dog in the future.

We are all volunteers working full time jobs in addition to our rescue work. Please be patient if it takes a day or two for us to get back to you. We do try to respond promptly, but the care of our animals takes priority to phone calls and emails.