My name is Jethro!

Chihuahua Dog for adoption in Vacaville, California - Jethro
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Chihuahua Rescue and Rehab

Facts about Jethro

  • Breed: Chihuahua
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
Jethro came to us from our local shelter. Since he needed special care to get ready for adoption they asked us to take him and we obliged. Jethro is about 8 years old and he is a tiny guy about 4.7 lbs. He had some hair loss due to flea allergies but it has all grown back now. He is a happy, sweet and loving little dude.

He loves to ride in the car and chew on nylabones. He also loves to be in your lap. If you don’t want a lap dog then Jethro is NOT your dog because that is his spot. He is not shy with new people and loves to say hello. He has not been around children but we feel he would be OK as long as they are gentle children who don’t try to pick him up. He lives with other dogs and a cat in his foster home and is good with both. He doesn’t play with the other dogs in the home but he does enjoy their company.

Jethro is leash trained but does have luxating patellas. They are not bad enough in our opinion for surgery but he does need to be kept on glucosamine. Therefore, no long walks. Jethro is house broken and goes potty outside and does go to the door and ask to go out. As with all dogs he will need some retraining in his new home. Jethro sleeps in a crate at night and stays in a crate when his foster parents are not home. He is really just a gem of a dog and loves everyone, but he does tend to attach himself to one person.

He would probably be OK in an apartment but you would need to take him outside frequently to potty or train him to use potty pads.

Jethro is neutered, microchipped, heartworm negative and started on heartworm preventative. He has also been dewormed and flea free and UTD on vaccines. Jethro had a dental and a full blood panel. His blood panel showed that his kidney values were a little high so he will need to be on a low protein diet and have his kidney values checked about every 6 months or whatever your vet recommends.

Because Jethro is a senior his adoption fee is $100. If he is adopted by a senior his adoption fee will be reduced to $50 but you still must have the funds available to take care of his medical needs. If you are interested in adopting Jethro please complete an application at

About Chihuahua Rescue and Rehab

About Our Rescue Group...

CR&R was developed due to the overwhelming overpopulation of Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes in our county shelters. Many never even make it to the adoption floor because of shelter over crowding of the breed. Chihuahuas are currently the #2 breed being euthanized in our shelters today.

Additionally, the cost to get these small dogs ready for adoption is astronomical. Blood panels for seniors, dentals on nearly 75% of the dogs along with the normal spay/neuter and vaccines.

The Director of CR&R is a Chihuahua lover herself and previously ran an all breed rescue but retired. But the fate of these wonderful dogs brought her back into the rescue world to try and make a difference.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our adoption events are held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month in Vacaville at PetSmart in the Nut Tree Plaza from 11am to 2pm. Located at 1621 E. Monte Vista Ave.

Please bring the entire family and your dogs to meet the dog you are interested in and make a day of it. The Nut Tree Plaza is a fun place to visit.

Our Adoption Process...

The first step in our adoption process is completing an on-line adoption application by going to our website at We do not show our dogs without it. Once your application is approved we will contact you to set up a meeting for your family and any other dogs in the home to meet the dog you are interested in. If all goes well and it seems to be the right match for you and the dog then we will set up arrangements to do a home visit and then the adoption of the dog. Our home visits are not to further interrogate you but to make sure that your yard is safe and you are ready to bring a little dog into your home. Many people over look small little holes that tiny Chihuahuas can get out of. We want to help you prepare for your new family member and make the transition as smooth as possible. Our adoption fees are $150 for adult dogs and $175-$200 for puppies unless otherwise noted.