My name is SWEETS!!

Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - SWEETS!
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City of Elderly Love

Facts about SWEETS!

  • Breed: Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
Her name says it all - meet Sweets! This little lady is a 10-12 year old Chihuahua mix who found her way to City of Elderly Love after being brought to Philly's animal control shelter as a stray. Its surprising that no one came looking for her! Sweets wasn't in the best shape upon intake in the shelter so needed some help getting the veterinary care she needed. She landed a loving foster home and hasn't looked back!

You may notice that Sweets only has one and a half ears. She also has a couple bald spots which likely won't ever grow back, all as a result of frostbite. She has Her stellar personality makes up for her "unique" looks and we think they just add to her charm! Sweets loves meeting new people, all shapes, sizes and ages. She is currently living with small and older children and is friendly an appropriate with them. She is also living with other dogs, both large and small and gets along with them great! She isn't too interested in playing with them, but is sweet and enjoys snuggling with them on the couch. Sweets' foster family has barn cats who live outdoors. Sweets is interested and curious as to what they are so would need a slow, appropriate introduction to indoor cats. Despite being an older girl, Sweets has great energy and can keep up with the best of them. She loves to trot around the house, go for walks in the neighborhood and enjoys being a part of the action. Anywhere that you are, Sweets won't be far behind. She'll even find the best spot in the room to curl up in so she can watch what's going on! That being said, Sweets isn't overly needy and is content to hang out by herself when you're at work. In fact, she's also crate trained which ensures she has no accidents in the house! She's housebroken now that she's on a regular outside/walk schedule. This friendly, social and easy-going dog is going to make an amazing companion - could she be your best friend?

Sweets got a full vet workup when she came to City of Elderly Love including blood work which was all within normal limits. She is hard of hearing which does not appear to be new so she has adapted well and is unaffected by it! She was spayed, had a dental cleaning and had an inguinal hernia repaired at the same time. Sweets also has a mammary mass removed and biopsied which came back benign. Sweets does seem to have a slightly enlarged heart, not uncommon for older dogs and which isn't causing any issues at this time.

Sweets is available for adoption through City of Elderly Love. She is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. She is also negative for heartworm and lymes disease. Interested in adopting her? Visit to complete an online adoption questionnaire or email us at!

About City of Elderly Love

About Our Rescue Group...

Operating as an independent subsidiary of Citizens for a No-Kill Philadelphia, City of Elderly Love is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal rescue dedicated to saving and enriching the lives of adoptable senior pets in the Philadelphia area. Utilizing volunteer foster homes, City of Elderly Love aims to rescue these animals from potential euthanasia at area animal shelters as well as prevent older animals from entering the shelter-system in the first place, when possible. City of Elderly Love also provides palliative and hospice care when needed. Through creative marketing and community events, City of Elderly Love works to place its adoptable pets into loving adoptive homes.

Come Meet Our Pets...

City of Elderly Love showcases adoptable cats at two Philadelphia-area pet supply stores:

-Pet Supplies Plus, 700 Nutt Rd. Phoenixville, PA 19460
-Dog Town, 406 Town Center, New Britain, PA 18901

Our Adoption Process...

All City of Elderly Love pets are vaccinated, micro-chipped, and spayed or neutered [unless otherwise noted] before going to their adoptive homes. An adoption questionnaire and contract are required prior to finalizing an adoption. Adoption fees are reasonable, but vary depending on animal type.