My name is Oliver!

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

Facts about Oliver

  • Breed: Chihuahua
  • Color: White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
Oliver is a great little senior dog that came to us from our local shelter. He is super tiny at just a little over 4 lbs. and he is about 12 years old. When he came to us he was badly in need of a dental and had 5 teeth extracted. So he has very few left as most of them fell out from not having his teeth properly cleaned by his previous owner. Part of his jaw has deteriorated as well. This happens when you don’t clean your dog’s teeth and neglect from not going to the vet. Poor little Ollie was not neutered either. But he certainly is now.

After going through all that neglect this little guy has an awesome personality. He loves life, car rides, walks and food!!! He lives with many other foster brothers and sisters of the furry dog kind and likes them all. He loves every person he meets and greets them with a big tail, OK little tail wag! Oliver also loves to play with toys.

Oliver gets along with all people and has been around children but because he is so small and due to his age we will only let him go into a home with older children around 10 or older unless you have a very calm child. Oliver has not been around cats.

We recently noticed that Oliver was drinking an excessive amount of water and peeing a lot. We had the vet check him and he was diagnosed with Diabetes Insipidus This is NOT the same as regular diabetes so please read the link above. It is maintained by getting one eye drop in his eye one time a day. The cost of the drops is about $125 which will last 3-4 months. So roughly $32/month. The name of the medicine is Desmopressin and you can read the information here Oliver’s blood panel also showed that he has the beginning stages of kidney disease so he needs to eat a low fat food of 10% fat or less. Which is not that difficult to find and that is what he is eating now. He also cannot be without water at any time so he cannot be left in a small crate. If confined it should be in a pen with water and potty pads, a large crate or kitchen area. Oliver is the best little senior dog around and we feel that there is someone special out there for him. We hope that someone will give Oliver the opportunity for him to love them for the rest of his life.
Even though Oliver is small in stature we do not feel he would do well in an apartment. He loves to lay in the sun, run in the yard and he does bark when left alone. He does eventually stop but this could be annoying to neighbors with an adjoining wall. Oliver would do best in a home where he is not left alone for long hours at a time. He still has a lot of energy for a senior dog but also enjoys his down time, napping and snuggling in your lap. He is a very sweet dog and is looking for someone who has the time to spend with him in his remaining years.

Oliver is neutered, microchipped, UTD on vaccines, heartworm negative and started on heartworm preventative. He also had a dental in July 2016. Because he is a senior his adoption fee is $100. If he is adopted to a senior person his adoption fee will be reduced to $50 but you still must be able to afford his health care. If you are interested in meeting this charming man 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.