My name is Sonny!!

Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in New York, New York - Sonny!
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I'm being cared for by:
Waggytail Rescue

Facts about Sonny!

  • Breed: Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: ps_41909871

Sonny is about 2yo and weighs about 8lbs. He is a sweet, devoted cuddler with his foster mom but does need time to warm up to new people. We would strongly suggest an all adult home for this little guy. Sonny is a little mush ball and loves to sleep right up next to his foster mom under the blankets, but he can be wary of meeting strange people (men more so than women) and must be introduced slowly preferably when he's on the ground to let him check out new people on his own. He sometimes gets nervous when new people reach in to pet him or with new house guests and may growl at them at first, or snap. This can quickly be solved with his favorite treats! Once he gets to know people, he remembers them the next time they visit and all is well! With Sonny, it's important to be gentle and patient, and his confidence will soar.

Sonny loves to play with his foster sibling dogs and he gets along with cats too! He likes to chew on bones and has just gotten the hang of going for walks on a leash. He recently had his first experience running on a beach! He is exceptionally adorable and uses his paws like little hands to hold his toys!

Sonny is up to date on shots, neutered and microchipped. He will need a bit more training to perfect his housebreaking.

Please contact us DIRECTLY using the instructions below if you are interested in fostering or adopting one of our Waggytails! Visit our website ( for an adoption or foster application. It is important to fill out an application as soon as possible for consideration, and we require a complete application for you to meet an animal. Simply attach your completed application to an email with the dog's name in the title, and send to:

PLEASE NOTE: Dogs marked "Adoption Pending" have an approved adoption application on file and are awaiting final approval. Please check back in a few days to see if they are still available!

We understand you may have questions but the fastest way to get answers is to fill out the application and the foster parent can answer any questions you may have!

Waggytail Rescue CAN NOT guarantee the final size of any of our puppies! If you are concerned about the size of your adopted dog, please consider adopting one of our adults who need you!


About Waggytail Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Waggytail Rescue is a NYC based animal rescue charity dedicated to the rehabilitation and rehoming of small breed dogs.

We focus on finding permanent placement for animals in urgent circumstances, saving dogs from imminent euthanasia at over-crowded local shelters, West Coast and South East kill shelters.

Founded in 2004, Waggytail Rescue is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has rescued over 5000 abandoned dogs and even a few cats and kittens! Through the tireless work of our many volunteers and amazing fosters, we are committed to continuing to find forever homes for New York's littlest strays.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Waggytail Rescue does not have a physical shelter location, all of our animals are in foster care in private homes!

The quickest and only way to meet a dog you are interested in is by sending a completed adoption application to!

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Our Adoption Process...

Thank you for considering adopting one of our Waggytails! Adopting from us is a simple 3 step process!
STEP 1: Download and complete an adoption application ( and email to Applications will be reviewed by us and if approved we will put you in contact with the animal's foster who will answer any questions you may have.
STEP 2: The meet and greet, a chance for you and your other family members (human and non-human) to meet your potential new Waggytail! This is the time to determine whether a dog's personality is match for you and your other animals, and if you have allergies. Please don't wait until after adopting to really touch and handle a dog, skip the antihistamines and get those allergens all over you now!
STEP 3: To finalize an adoption, fill out and sign the adoption contract ( and send a copy to us along with a check for the donation fee. Donation fees may also be paid by PayPal here.

Adoptions will not be considered final until we receive both a signed adoption agreement and the adoption donation.
Animals will considered "Adoption Pending" and will remain available for for adoption by others until both are received!

ADOPTION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. As outlined in our adoption contract, we do not refund adoption fees if an animal is returned to us. We do not allow trial adoptions, please think very carefully before committing to adopt!

We use Petstablished to manage our adoption records. After an adoption is finalized, you will be sent login information that gives you access to your new dog's profile and medical records!

Donation Fees
$450 for puppies up to 1 year
$350 for dogs 1 to 8 years
$250 for seniors over 9 years of age
Bonded Pairs (dogs that can only be adopted together)
$400 for Adults
$300 for Seniors

Cat Donation Fees
$125 for kittens up to 1 year
$100 for cats 1 to 8 years
$75 for cats over 9 years