My name is Birdy!

Chihuahua Dog for adoption in Salt Lake City, Utah - Birdy
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Community Animal Welfare Society

Facts about Birdy

  • Breed: Chihuahua
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10484151-N2016250
Birdy is NO couch potato! He plays hard, he kisses with enthusiasm and cuddles without hesitation. He's a brave little Chiweenie who is quick to defend his people, and lets you know that he is on the job. Birdy is a young boy who loves to play; big dogs, little dogs, cats, people, he loves to play with everyone. So while this might be great for a young playful puppy or kitty, or just fine for a dog savvy cat who knows how to put him in his place, a more skittish cat or tired old dog would need a safe quiet place to hang out when Birdy is in the mood to rough house. Birdy is also working on having a soft mouth so he might do better with older children. Birdy is very smart and eager to please his person, and he really loves his treats. He also loves to go for walks and he is passionate about hiking. Don't let his little legs fool you, he can keep up just fine!

At the shelter, they noticed Birdy was having some trouble with coughing. At first they thought it might be a virus but as it turns out, Birdy had a respiratory infection that did a pretty mean number on his lungs. The infection is gone but it left some inflammation that was really giving him a rough time. We have him on some medication to treat this inflammation and we are waiting to see how it turns out. He could heal up great and not have any more problems, or he might end up needing medication long term. Due to Birdy being so young, the doc is very optimistic about Birdy's future. But even if this brave little fellow needs medication long term, don't let his diagnosis scare you. This guy is an energetic, otherwise healthy little trooper who can't wait for his forever people to take him out and explore the world!

If you are interested in adopting a CAWS pet, please fill out the Online Application!

About Community Animal Welfare Society

About Our Rescue Group...

Founded in 1992 the Community Animal Welfare Society ( CAWS) is one of the oldest no-kill animal rescues in Utah. Over the last 20 years CAWS, our fosters and supporters have saved thousands of lives including over 600 last this year. As the largest foster home network in the state of Utah we focus on high risk pets in need of additional care and rehabilitation

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

CAWS does not have a conventional shelter facility - all CAWS animals waiting for adoption are in foster homes. The number of animals we can help find new homes for is closely linked to how many CAWS foster homes are available. For additional information regarding how you, too, can become a foster, please see our fostering page located on our web site!

CAWS volunteers bring cats and dogs to the PetSmart near 2100 South and 300 West in South Salt Lake on the third and fourth weekends of each month

We are also at the Sugarhouse PETCO (1165 Wilmington Ave) the first Saturday of each month.

Our Adoption Process...

Since we make a lifetime commitment to any animal that comes into our program, we only adopt out animals to people in our area..

If you are interested in adopting a CAWS cat or dog, please fill out the online application at, email or call 328-4731. For the most timely response applying online is recommended.

We respond as quickly as possible but as we are a volunteer based organization and do not have full time staff, we respond as quickly as possible.