My name is Speedy!

Chihuahua Dog for adoption in Palatine, Illinois - Speedy
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I'm being cared for by:
Young At Heart Pet Rescue

Facts about Speedy

  • Breed: Chihuahua
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
Age: 12 years

Hola! I'm Speedy Gonzalez, the most adorable little dude west of of Lake Michigan! I am such a sweet boy, and I get along well with all other dogs and cats. I'm good with kids, too, but should only live with grown ups for a couple of reasons. One, I can be a little greedy with snacks, food and toys. And two, I have significant arthritis in my spine and hips - resulting in weakness in my hind legs. I get a little wobbly when I run, but it doesn’t slow me down. Because of this, carpeted floors are best for me, so you can watch me zoom around as I truly live up to my name! I do need to be carried up and down the stairs, but I'm a teeny guy. I happily wear a belly band in the house since I tend to tinkle inside, but I love it and I do go potty outside, too. I am the sweetest, cutest, snuggliest and most fun little guy who loves life and cannot wait to find that special someone to love me in my golden years.

About Young At Heart Pet Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Young At Heart Pet Rescue is a non-profit rescue organization specializing in the rescue and rehoming of mature dogs and cats. Our goal is to decrease the euthanasia rate for older, adoptable animals and to educate the public on the benefits of adopting a mature animal.

Come Meet Our Pets...

All of our dogs are located in foster homes and our cats are located at Lake Zurich's Petco or at Best Friends Pet Care in Prairie View. We are a small group where we believe in quality over quantity, so that each pet we rescue has a wonderful life while it's with us, and an even better life when it is adopted.

Our Adoption Process...

All adopters must be at least 21 years of age.

All adopters must fill out an application before an appointment to meet a dog will be scheduled or a go home meeting with a cat can be scheduled.

Cats can be viewed at Best Friends Pet Care or Lake Zurich Petco during business hours 7 days a week(see for more info).

All dogs are located in private foster homes and are seen by appointment only.

Adoption fee for dogs is:

Adoption fee for cats is:

All of our pets are fully vaccinated, dewormed, Heartworm or Feline Leukemia tested and placed on preventative, microchipped, temperament tested, and dogs come with a collar and leash. All pets have also had a geriatric blood panel performed to check all major systems for ailments of any sort, and most pets have had a dental cleaning as well.

To fill out an application, please go to: