My name is Melvin!

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

Facts about Melvin

  • Breed: Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10568278


Hi!  My name is Melvin!  Some people call me Mel but I have a pretty big personality for such a short name.  I kind of look like a miniature Doberman but I am a handsome Chihuahua with a shiny coat! Please check out my pictures in my portfolio!  I was saved by Tucson Cold Wet Noses from Maricopa Animal Control.  I am 9 months old.  I am at my full size, about 13 lbs, but I am such a puppy!!  I still like to snuggle like a baby during my naps and take toys from other dogs, because the one they have is always the best one!! 

I am looking for an energetic family to take me in and love me forever.  I promise to love you back with my whole heart!  I am such a loyal guy and follow my foster mom everywhere! My foster family will be so sad to see me go but they know I will be happier in a family that has more time to play with me (and less other pets).  I enjoy long walks along the creek, running, playing in the water, snuggling, playing with toys by myself, playing tug-of-war with toys with other dogs and people, and I’m still trying to get the cat to play with me!  I am learning to respect the cat’s space but each day I am getting better.  We can be together in the same room now!  If my forever family has time to monitor and train me, my foster family thinks I will be just fine in a household with cats.  I get along great with the three other dogs in my foster home, ranging from 10-40 lbs.  I usually growl when I meet anyone new but after about a minute, I cut that out and just smell them all over!  I am great with kids and adults.  I had some potty/poopy accidents when I first got to my foster home but learned where to go (with repetitive training).  I am a fast learner, for my age, and rarely have accidents anymore.  I am a good listener and really care how you feel.  I am neutered, micro chipped and happy!!  Let me make you happy too!!


*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

Home Visit

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