My name is Howie!

Chihuahua/Brussels Griffon Mix Dog for adoption in Palatine, Illinois - Howie
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Howie's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Howie's Story...
Hey guys, my name is Howie and I am a 1 year old Chihuahua/Brussels Griffon mix. I look a little bit like a Chihuahua but I am much taller and I have a curly tail. I am the happiest dog in the world! I should be because one day I was a stray, picked up by Animal Control and was living in the shelter for a week. I couldn’t escape. Then one day the Animal Rescuer, IAR, came for me and I was just I was so happy when they came for me I gave everyone kisses. I have some nicknames: Happy Howie and Houdini Howie. See, because I was a stray I was really skinny. I weighed less than 5 lbs. so I can squeeze thru anything. No fence can keep me in and I can run. I run like the wind but my foster Mom is smart. When I go thru the posts and run she just sits down on the ground and waits for me to come back. She knows I want to give her kisses and that’s what I also like to do – give kisses. Would you like to have a little boy to make you happy, laugh and give you kisses all the time? I can be your little boyfriend. I wouldn’t say I would make a good purse dog because well, I am a boy but how about a backpack dog? I have a friend here in my foster home and even though he’s much bigger than me I get along with him. I am very friendly with other dogs. I am house trained and am not food aggressive. I now weigh 7 lbs. but can still gain a few lbs. – I’m so lucky. My foster Mom is taking such good care of me. When I sit on the couch with her and my playmate she tells me I am such a good boy and I am going to make a family really happy. Maybe my family will have kids or no kids. I think wherever I go, as long as someone loves me forever and makes sure I have a secure fence so that I don’t become a stray again I can be the happiest boy in the world. Please come meet me. Kisses, Howie.

Howie's foster home is in Aurora. Please visit our website at to view our adoption process and our adoption fees.

Facts about Howie

  • Breed: Chihuahua/Brussels Griffon Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Howie, a Palatine Chihuahua/Brussels Griffon dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Chihuahua/Brussels Griffon for sale in Palatine, or seeking a Chihuahua/Brussels Griffon dog from a breeder in Palatine.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Palatine already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Palatine breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Chihuahua/Brussels Griffon breeders who help with Chihuahua/Brussels Griffon rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Palatine paves the way for another one to be saved.