My name is Tony!

Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Imperial Beach, California - Tony
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Open Arms Rescue

Facts about Tony

  • Breed: Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10568906
10 lb Heinz 57 mix -An incredible rescue (story)


Tony has quite the rescue story:

Tony is a young boy who hasn't had an easy start to his life. 
Tony was found in the middle of the street in Rosarito, Mexico. He had severe and obvious damage to his head, and it was initially believed he had been the victim of a beating. 
When Tony arrived at the vet, he was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor that had invaded his nasal cavity and was growing larger and larger by the day, literally popping his eyes out of his head.
Tony's first week in the vet hospital was touch and go. The cancer had caused so much infection that he was septic and we weren't' sure he would make it. 
Well, he did!! After many rounds of Chemotherapy and Antibiotics Tony is healthy and ready to begin his life here in the U.S. 
Tony is 1 1/2 years old. He is neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. Take a look at the photos of his amazing transformation and you will see how much this boy has to live for, and how happy he is to be alive. Please call to meet Tony today, he will change your life!
videos start oldest to most current:
1)when we first received him---
2) after surgery--
3) after a few chemotherapy treatments---

4) Now at the beach


Our adoption fee through our rescue covers the dog being fully vaccinated, micro-chipped and spayed/neutered, dewormed and flea treated. Please call 760-470-7643 Or email us at or stop by our website and fill out an online application at

About Open Arms Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Become a Foster Volunteer

Why foster?

We operate foster homes all over San Diego county and are currently seeking more foster homes to help with the many dogs in need. In foster care the pet learns not only to trust that food and water are a daily occurrence, but also learns about life in a home. Instead of waiting to be adopted from a barren holding pen, foster animals get a head start in a therapeutic environment where they transition from uncertainty through consistency and gentle care. It is often the first kindness these animals have known. This is the point at which the homeless pet is truly rescued; when they are rehabilitated both physically and physiologically and placed into a loving, responsible and permanent home.

The foster family not only prepares the rescue for home life, but is also able to inform prospective adopters all about the personality of the foster pet. The foster person can pass along information for the adopter, such as whether the dogs are good with kids or cats and whether they will need an active home or a quieter home. Within the foster home the animals' confidence and trust builds. We post our dogs on, Craigslist and 1800-save-a-pet, so they do get a lot of exposure.

Are foster animals healthy?

None of the animals we place in foster care have transmissible illnesses. They have all been fully vaccinated prior to being released to the foster family. In fact, most of the dogs we rescue are not in need of medical attention, but some do need special care.

Is fostering an animal expensive?

Although we prefer that foster families provide food, we will be happy to donate food to those who need it. Many of our rescued pets simply need good food, a warm bed, consistency, and most of all, lots of love and affection.

We rescue all shapes, sizes, breeds and ages. Each foster person chooses the pet or pets they wish to help. But they must remain committed once they agree to help, As soon as the pet has received all the pre-adoption care it requires, he/she is ready to find its permanent home!

Before you decide to be foster person, consider whether you have the time. Foster pets are "special" and cannot be left alone for long periods of time. Also consider whether you have the support of the whole family and whether you will be able to "let go" when the perfect adopter comes along!

Our Adoption Process...

Please see our adoption application at