My name is Pinto!

Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix Dog for adoption in Cary, North Carolina - Pinto
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Facts about Pinto

  • Breed: Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10651059-D16-137
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Pinto is shy, intelligent and so lovable! He has only shown interest in the Nylabones from the big dogs in our house.  It’s funny to watch him try to chew on a bone almost as large as he is!  He has no aggression whatsoever and when one of our big dogs wants his/her bone back, Pinto will just get up and walk away.  He’s not yet shown any interest in the squeaky toys or balls. He gets along great with not only our dogs, but other dogs in the neighborhood.  I understand from his time at Duplin County Animal shelter that he was fine with cats too, but we have not cat tested him in our home.  He does fine with the kids in our neighborhood (ages over 5 years old) and will let them pet him.  He likes it when they rub his belly. 

He would do fine in either a busy or quiet home.  When there is activity, he joins in, but when there is not, he’s content to just lie down.  He did fine in the car ride to our house, but I recommend using a crate because he likes to go from window to window to look out at his surroundings. 

What an amazing little guy!  He was apparently attacked prior to coming to BFPA so he’s shy and reserved when he first meets people and other dogs, but he quickly warms up.  After the first night in our home, he learned our 4 dogs were no threat and he fits right in with the whole gang!

He loves to cuddle and is a great lap dog as soon as you sit down.  He’ll follow us around the house and watch what we are doing, but doesn’t get under our feet.  When all our dogs are in the yard, he’ll run around with everyone with lots of energy, but in the house, he’s a calm observer of all the activity around him. 

Pinto is a smart dog and we are starting to work on some basic training and leash manners.  We go for daily walks and his little feet go as fast as they can to keep up with our big dogs.  He doesn’t bark unless the other dogs bark when someone comes to the door.  He has no food aggression at all.  He waits his turn to get his bowl and sometimes watches our other dogs eat before he starts eating and then he takes his time.

EVERY DOG HAS A STORY: Pinto was one of 22 dogs pulled from rural high-kill animal shelters ahead of Hurricane Mathew.  Pinto had been attacked by another dog and was found as a stray.  He suffered several puncture wounds but is healing nicely in his foster home. He is anxiously awaiting his forever home and would make an excellent pet. 

Some of the information contained in this biography includes approximations based on our expertise and is not guaranteed. We do home visits to finalize adoptions and/or deliver the adopted dog. Therefore, we prefer potential adopters live a reasonable distance to the Triangle area (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill) of North Carolina. INTERESTED IN ADOPTING PINTO?  If so, please fill out our dog adoption application by copying and pasting this link in a new browser window:

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About Best Friend Pet Adoption

About Our Rescue Group...

Best Friend Pet Adoption (BFPA) is a no-kill animal rescue organization based in central North Carolina. BFPA has no building, office, or shelter. We are an all-foster network committed to helping dogs and cats in need of homes. Individual donations are our most important source of income as we receive no public funding.

Our purpose is to provide medical assistance, foster homes, and adoption services to previously lost, abandoned, abused, or neglected animals in Wake County, NC and the surrounding counties. Our mission is to educate this disposable society in which we live that every life should be valued and cherished and is directly linked to human responsibility and commitment.

Almost all the animals we rescue require immediate medical attention. BFPA never turns away or euthanizes an animal because of the expense involved in returning them to good health. All our rescued animals are evaluated for temperament, examined by a veterinarian, vaccinated, microchipped (if possible) and sterilized, if age appropriate. Cats and dogs receive monthly flea/tick preventative and dogs also receive monthly heartworm preventative.

The most important ingredients we provide to these animals are loving care and a safe haven -- something most of them have never experienced. These cats and dogs live in volunteer foster homes until we find them a loving permanent home, however long it takes. We match these precious beings to a single, couple or family who understand cats and dogs should be full participating members of the family. Our hope is that these animals never have to experience being unloved again.

Since our beginning, BFPA has rescued and placed thousands of cats and dogs into their forever homes.

BFPA was created in 1998 by two Raleigh-area women who had volunteered with other established rescues in the Triangle. Their dedication to help homeless dogs and cats has led to an organization that has grown to over 225 volunteers strong.

BFPA received 501(c)(3) status in 1999.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Pets can be met during our adoption events (mostly on Saturdays) or by arrangements with the foster family.

Our Adoption Process...

All of our adoptions require submission of an application which is processed and and must be approved by our adoption coordinator. Potential adopters then take the animal on a trial (minimum of 2 weeks) before the adoption is finalized. This helps to ensure a good fit between the adopting family and the animal. All animals must be up to date on all vaccinations, spayed/neutered, and microchipped before the adoption can be finalized. Adoption fee is $225 for dogs, $115 for cats.