My name is Pinwheel!

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel/Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in San Diego, California - Pinwheel
Photo 1 - Cavalier King Charles Spaniel/Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in San Diego, California - Pinwheel
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The Barking Lot

Facts about Pinwheel

  • Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel/Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9859034

Looking for a little bundle of love in a tiny tail wagging package? Then stop your search because we have the perfect pup for you. Say hello to Pinwheel! Pinwheel arrived at The Barking Lot in March, 2016 with a small group of pups from Moreno Valley. Pinwheel immediately showered our volunteers with love upon his arrival at TBL and showed us right away what a loving, happy-go-lucky pup he is! At just over one-and-a-half-years-old, Pinwheel isn’t a puppy but he definitely still has that puppy-like zest for life. Seeing a familiar or friendly face is pretty much all it takes to get this little lover’s tail wagging. Given his stubby little legs, big ol’ ears, and handsome mug, we think Pinwheel is a blend between a Chihuahua and a Cavalier King Charles. He has a short chestnut and white coat, and coat is low maintenance and easy to care for. Pinwheel gets along great with other dogs, and loves to play in the yard with his buddies. He currently shares a kennel with three similarly-sized friends, and the four can often be seen engaging in a game of chase in our play yard or snuggling together at night on their fancy Kuranda bed. Pinwheel walks well on a leash, enjoys a good car ride, and loves to play. Fully-grown at around 10 pounds, he would make the perfect addition to any size home. Pinwheel would be a fabulous companion for walks around the neighborhood or trips to a local brewery, and we know he would also love visiting local dog parks for a romp with new friends. If you want a big personality in a little, loving dog, then submit an app and come meet Pinwheel today!

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About The Barking Lot

About Our Rescue Group...

The seed for The Barking Lot was planted a few years back when I took in my first foster dog, Patti Cake, in hopes of making a bigger impact by helping my favorite furry friends. Before I knew it, I was put on some rescue email list and received an email stating, "This dog to be put down on Tuesday at 3pm". I was utterly horrified and jumped into action figuring out how I could save her. Well, I did and I'm glad to report Raspberry (my nephew named her!) is living happily in Encinitas to this day! After getting her adopted, I thought, "That wasn't so tough." And so it goes...over 500 dogs adopted into loving home and 2 1/2 years later...we are now creating The Barking Lot.

As well as being wonderful companions, dogs are amazing teachers and we've learned so much from them...first and foremost that they all deserve a chance at a better life and their behavior will balance beautifully if their needs are meet and good leadership is applied. These pups will be the most grateful creatures you've encountered. We rescue our furry friends from area shelters, humane societies and Mexico as they are at risk of being euthanized and/or abandoned.

We are a small organization with a handful of key volunteers and we are just getting started as a 501c3 non-profit, so we're looking for more volunteers to add to the fun and reward! We need both people and donations to help our furry friends, so we'd be grateful for either. Please contact

Thanks for choosing rescue,
Stacy, The Barking Lot crew and all the rescued recruits!

P.S. Patti Cake, my original foster dog, is among The Barking Lot residents as I couldn't possibly have given her up & I'm fortunate to call her mine! Yes, I'm proud to report I was a failed foster my first go around!!

Come Meet Our Pets...

Please check our website for our upcoming adoption events, or fill out our application at for an appointment.

Our Adoption Process...

Our goal to find the right match for each pooch based on lifestyle, energy level, exercise regime, environment and living situation. To ensure we find a great match for each pup, the process entails an adoption application, a play date with your furry friend, a home check of the potential adopter and an adoption contract.

The adoption fees include spay/neuter, up-to-date shots, rabies vaccination, microchip & microchip registration, de-worming and the benefit of getting a pooch who has been living in a stable and loving environment.