My name is Pola!

Chihuahua/Toy Poodle Mix Dog for adoption in Canton, Connecticut - Pola
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Facts about Pola

  • Breed: Chihuahua/Toy Poodle Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9956470-16-0145

My name is Pola.  I’m approximately three to four years old, but I don’t really know for sure, because let’s face it - I’m a dog and I could care less about numbers.  Unless it is the number of treats you have in your hand, of course.  

 I’ve not lived the most charmed life, and finding myself needing a new home is not new for me, but I’m looking forward, not back.  I picture myself sleeping in the sun on a soft bed, in a quiet house, feeling loved and protected from here on out! 

 But now you probably want me to get down to the nitty gritty.  

 If you’re an experienced Chihuahua owner, or small dog owner maybe, you’ll understand some of my behaviors.  It is going to take me some time to get comfortable around you, and I need your patience and kindness more than anything.  I tend to get a little defensive around strangers, which means chances are, if you meet me, I may act a little different than I will when I feel safe and secure in your home.  I may need a few days or longer to really start to trust and feel like I can venture around, all I need is a little time and understanding.  Though I will be kind with others in my new home once I’m settled, I will definitely find my one “person” that I feel safest around, and I will trust their every fiber. 

 I have a little bit of anxiety being left alone, and though I feel good in my crate, I don’t want to be in there for long periods of time.  I don’t even really need to be crated when you’re gone, especially if you have another low key dog around, or even a cat, that might make me feel a little less anxious when you leave.  I’ll still be super excited when you get home, and maybe shake like a leaf, but that’s what Chihuahua’s do.  Better yet - maybe you should just take me everywhere you go.  And can I tell you a secret?  Kennels make me bonkers.  DON’T. EVEN. THINK. ABOUT. IT.  That being said, I always viewed myself as a traveler - so I can see us traveling all over together, never being apart!  

 Cats are no problem for me - I just ignore them.  I don’t mind other dogs, but I prefer one that wants to play when I want to play, and understands that I really want to be around my person most of all.  As for children, I’m okay with them as long as they respect that I’m a little dog, and sometimes they look big and scary to me, and when I get scared I can sometimes growl, show my teeth to let them know I want my space.  Want to know the kind of kids I really like?  The ones that are holding the most delicious treats!  I can even stand on my back two legs for a REALLY LONG TIME when I want what you’ve got! 

 I am not house trained yet, but I am working on it in my foster home.  I’m really starting to get the hang of going outside, and that’s what I do most of the time, but if I have to go and you’re not paying attention - I’m going to get my business done wherever.  I will certainly go pee on puppy pads, if you have them out, but pooping on a puppy pad seems uncivilized, so I’ll do that elsewhere.  

 As for walking, I love taking walks and smelling the air around me.  I walk good on a leash, and I can go for quite a distance before I tire out.  

 The bottom line is - I just want someone that wants to be around me as much as I want to be around them; someone who is patient, understands I’ve been through a lot, and will help me feel safe and secure.  Is that you? 


The fee for adoption is $450. This includes spay/neuter, vaccinations and transport fees.


Interested in adopting Pola? To get the ball rolling head over to and submit your application today. A Dog Star representative will contact you within 24 hours.  If you do not get a response within 24 hours of submitting your application, please check your spam folder.

To help speed up the process, please call your vet and give them permission to speak with us.





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About Dog Star Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Dog Star Rescue is a grass-roots effort started by a group of dog lovers with experience in the rescue world. The name Dog Star comes from the common name for the star Sirius, reflecting its prominence in its constellation, Canis Major (Greater Dog). The symbolism of the star as a guide to a safe passage is what we strive to do for our adoptable dogs as we find them a new life with a loving family.
We work closely with shelters in the South as well as the New England states to save the lives of loving and loyal dogs who have lost their way and find themselves on death row. Our volunteers get these dogs the medical and emotional care they need so they can transition into a loving forever home. All of our amazing members are unpaid volunteers with a passion for helping dogs. They spend significant time each week helping guide dogs to a wonderful new life. If you ask our volunteers, they'll tell you they do it for a wide variety of reasons, including personal satisfaction in helping address a nation wide problem, their love of dogs, and a desire to have fun socializing with like-minded people. DSR is always looking for new volunteers to join our group so if this sounds like something you would like to be a part of please contact us.

Come Meet Our Pets...

While DSR does not have a brick and mortar facility we do frequently host adoption events in Connecticut. These are wonderful opportunities to meet a variety of amazing dogs that are up for adoption. Check out our Facebook page for the most up to date listing of upcoming events.
Otherwise, dogs can be seen by appointment after completing the DSR application. Arrangements are made by the screening volunteer and coordinated with the foster family.

Our Adoption Process...

Interested adopters are asked to complete an application to begin the adoption process. This valuable document helps us insure that we are finding the perfect match for both the dog and the family members. If your application looks like a good fit, you will be contacted by phone for an interview. This is an opportunity to learn more about the home life you offer and the known temperament and energy level of the dog that is available for adoption. In some cases we may find that a different adoptable dog may be more suitable for your lifestyle and would be brought to your attention. Next, you will speak with the previous foster families to learn more about the day to day needs and behavior of the dog as an extra measure to find the perfect match. In addition, your veterinarian will be contacted to confirm your dedication to the health and well being of your previous or current pets.
Finally DSR reserves the right to do a home inspection prior to the adoption approval.
While this may seem like a lengthy process it actually may only take a week or two. As a result you should only begin the adoption process when you are ready to welcome a dog into your home.
DSR makes every effort to insure our dogs are healthy, happy, and well cared for by our loving volunteers as they wait for their forever homes. All dogs are up to date on all vaccinations, spayed/neutered, and receive a health certificate before being transported. Our adoption fee is $450 and every penny goes towards the rescue of dogs in need.