My name is Zeus!

Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Tucson, Arizona - Zeus
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Tucson Cold Wet Noses

Facts about Zeus

  • Breed: Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10532828


Zeus is a medium-haired Chihuahua (estimated 8-10 years old) who lost his home when his elderly owner passed away. Sadly, the extended family chose not to keep him, and he found himself alone at Pima Animal Care Center. As a result of his mom's death, he was also separated from his litter mate and life-long companion, who the family chose to keep. He was sad and confused at PACC but caught the eye of volunteers and is now happily thriving in a foster home. During a teeth cleaning (with 3 extractions) at PACC, it was discovered that he has a heart murmur and a slightly enlarged heart, which has resulted in the displacement of his trachea. He was quite possibly born this way. He sometimes grunts and coughs a little, but he is now taking the heart medication that he needs to remain healthy and active. Although he will need to remain on these for the rest of his life (ca. $50/month), the vet describes his heart murmur as mild and his overall condition as very good, including excellent bloodwork! He enjoys going for car rides, taking walks, walks great on a leash, gets along with other small dogs his size, and loves to cuddle with plush toys. He has not been cat-tested. He loves to curl up on your lap and follow you everywhere, and enjoys burrowing under the covers at night. He is house-trained and has learned to use a dog door. We are working on some minor resource guarding issues (did I mention he loves his plush toys?!), so it is recommended that Zeus's family not have children under 10, and not have larger dominant dogs who could hurt him. He would do best in a quiet to moderately active home with a human companion who can help mend his broken heart and where he can enjoy his remaining years in peace with the love and attention he deserves. He weighs 9.5 pounds but the vet recommends he lose another pound :-)


*Applications to adopt: Home Visit / ID and Residence Verification is required.  Compliance does not imply or guarantee adoption.   Approval is the sole discretion of CWN representative(s).

We are always looking for Volunteer event assistants to help with adoptions at Petsmart and Petco. Please email Terri @ if you are interested.  Thank you so much for considering becoming part of the Tucson Cold Wet Noses Team!

About Tucson Cold Wet Noses

About Our Rescue Group...

Cold Wet Noses is a small group of individuals who take in the dogs that are going to be euthanized on any given day. We do this, when we can (when we have room for them), from Pima Animal Care Center (PACC).(we apologize we can only take in animals from the county shelter off of there rescue list) We bear all of the cost for spaying or neutering, micro-chipping, health care and shots . We're just a bunch of dog lovers who are trying to help as many furry souls as we can. The animals live with us so we know their personally and what would be the best fit for them. All of our Dogs and Cats our part of our family and we want that for them at your home. WE DO NOT ADOPT OUT DOGS TO HOMES THAT WANT TO KEEP THEM OUTSIDE ALL THE TIME THEY ARE NOT YARD DOGS. We love each and every foster and we want you to do so so as well. If they arent a good match in your home we insist that they come back to us until their perfect match is found. We truly believe that there is a perfect pet for a perfect home! Thank you for adopting a shelter dog or cat from Tucson Cold Wet Noses.

Come Meet Our Pets...

All of our dogs are in foster homes

Our Adoption Process...

$125.00 mixed breed, larger, medium dogs

$150.00 to 175.00 pure bred, small dogs

$175.00 puppies

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