My name is Sake!

Chihuahua Dog for adoption in Arlington, Virginia - Sake
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Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia

Facts about Sake

  • Breed: Chihuahua
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10711509

Look at this adorable little nugget… Meet Sake, a very sweet little Chi who needs to find a new home. She’s already lost one home in the past 2 years, when her former owner passed away in 2014 and her current family took her in. Now her parents are going through a divorce, and her mom is working very long hours with a bad commute, so Sake is alone 10+ hours a day. Her mom adores her, but knows she deserves a better home to live out her golden years.
Sake is a very social and friendly Chi who loves kids, and has always lived with both cats and dogs.  She loves to play and wrestle with other dogs, and really enjoys hanging out and watching TV on your lap. She will bark to let you know if someone comes to the door, but is not a loud or vocal pup, and will do well in a condo.
She has a mellow energy level and is described as a very chill companion, and at only 10.5 pounds she’s the ultimate lap dog. Sake is housetrained, crate trained, and is great on leash, and has learned to stay right next to you on a walk. Her current mom describes her as “the perfect companion, with such a loving sweet nature, and very well trained. She is a wonderful dog who will make any owner happy.”
We hope to find this sweet senior an owner who has time to devote to her, and give her the kind of attention she deserves.
GENDER:  Female
OTHER INFO: utd on shots/spayed/hw negative
LOCATION: Arlington, VA


FOR MORE INFO OR TO ADOPT: Please go to and complete the application.

You can also help save dogs like this one by becoming a foster, providing a rescue dog with a temporary home and giving them the love and care they need until they are permanently adopted. Every person who fosters is directly responsible for saving the life of a dog, because we can only save as many dogs as we have foster families available to welcome them into their homes. If you think you might be interested in becoming a foster and want to learn more, please go to and fill out an application.

Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia is an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue that primarily adopts to families in the DC Metro area.

About Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia

About Our Rescue Group...

Dogs Deserve Better, 2003 First Place Winner of the ASPCA/Chase Pet Protector Award, is a voice for chained and penned dogs, whose sadness speaks only through the eyes. As the days become years, many of these dogs sit, lay, eat, and defecate within the same 10-foot radius. Chained by the neck, they exist without affection, exercise, social interaction, and sometimes even basic nourishment. They live as prisoners, yet long to be pets.

Chaining is not only inhumane for dogs, but is dangerous to the community. Chained dogs, unsocialized with humans, can become very territorial of their tiny space, and anyone who wanders into this space can be attacked.

Would you for one second choose to live the life of these dogs? No matter what reason is given, the bottom line is that it is NOT ok to chain a dog for life. Dogs should not have to live chained or penned as prisoners, yearning for a place in a family, craving acknowledgement, respect, and love. They DESERVE BETTER, and we as caretakers have the obligation to provide it for them.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our dogs are located in foster homes in the DC Metro area. Please go to and fill out an application, and once you have been approved, we can schedule a meeting with a dog who will be a good fit for your home.

Our Adoption Process...

The first step in the process is to complete an adoption application at
Secondly, we will set up a time for you to meet the dog in his or her foster home. If the visit goes well and the dog appears to be a good fit for your home, the next step is the home visit. Finally, the official adoption contract is signed and the adoption fee is paid.