My name is Sven!

Italian Greyhound/Chihuahua Mix Puppy for adoption in San Diego, California - Sven
Photo 1 - Italian Greyhound/Chihuahua Mix Puppy for adoption in San Diego, California - Sven
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The Barking Lot

Facts about Sven

  • Breed: Italian Greyhound/Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10713067

If you’re in the market for a friendly and playful pocket-sized companion who can transition easily into a home with children and other dogs, then Sven is your guy! Sven was found as a stray dog running among traffic on a busy street near Ensenada. He was called and approached his rescuer right away. Sven looked healthy overall, just infested with fleas and slightly underweight. He was placed into a temporary foster home while arrangements were made for him to join us across the border. Sven got along very well with the resident large dog, and he also plays well with little dogs in his current play group. He is easy on the leash, crate trained, enjoys running and playing with balls, loves children, and adores being held by humans. Sven is a little guy of just 10 pounds, and at 11 months of age, he won’t get much bigger than that. Give Sven a chance and he’ll charm his way right into your heart!

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About The Barking Lot

About Our Rescue Group...

The seed for The Barking Lot was planted a few years back when I took in my first foster dog, Patti Cake, in hopes of making a bigger impact by helping my favorite furry friends. Before I knew it, I was put on some rescue email list and received an email stating, "This dog to be put down on Tuesday at 3pm". I was utterly horrified and jumped into action figuring out how I could save her. Well, I did and I'm glad to report Raspberry (my nephew named her!) is living happily in Encinitas to this day! After getting her adopted, I thought, "That wasn't so tough." And so it goes...over 500 dogs adopted into loving home and 2 1/2 years later...we are now creating The Barking Lot.

As well as being wonderful companions, dogs are amazing teachers and we've learned so much from them...first and foremost that they all deserve a chance at a better life and their behavior will balance beautifully if their needs are meet and good leadership is applied. These pups will be the most grateful creatures you've encountered. We rescue our furry friends from area shelters, humane societies and Mexico as they are at risk of being euthanized and/or abandoned.

We are a small organization with a handful of key volunteers and we are just getting started as a 501c3 non-profit, so we're looking for more volunteers to add to the fun and reward! We need both people and donations to help our furry friends, so we'd be grateful for either. Please contact

Thanks for choosing rescue,
Stacy, The Barking Lot crew and all the rescued recruits!

P.S. Patti Cake, my original foster dog, is among The Barking Lot residents as I couldn't possibly have given her up & I'm fortunate to call her mine! Yes, I'm proud to report I was a failed foster my first go around!!

Come Meet Our Pets...

Please check our website for our upcoming adoption events, or fill out our application at for an appointment.

Our Adoption Process...

Our goal to find the right match for each pooch based on lifestyle, energy level, exercise regime, environment and living situation. To ensure we find a great match for each pup, the process entails an adoption application, a play date with your furry friend, a home check of the potential adopter and an adoption contract.

The adoption fees include spay/neuter, up-to-date shots, rabies vaccination, microchip & microchip registration, de-worming and the benefit of getting a pooch who has been living in a stable and loving environment.