My name is Reno!

Rat Terrier/Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Cincinnati, Ohio - Reno
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Sheltered Paws Dog Rescue

Facts about Reno

  • Breed: Rat Terrier/Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: White - With Brown Or Chocolate
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: foster
Our foster dogs live as family members in the foster home until chosen for adoption. If you are interested and live within 100 miles of Cincinnati email his foster mom, Donna, for more information on how he can become part of your family.

direct any and all questions (that includes fees and location) about this sweet pup to his foster mom, Donna, by email Using any other email will just add a delay in you getting the info.

Reno is a sweet little guy who is about 4 years old. He arrived at the shelter because his owner could not longer afford him. I wasn't sure about fostering such a small dog (I prefer larger dogs) but I have been pleasantly surprised at how much my husband I enjoy him. He is such a social and sweet dog. He gets along great with our 3 other dogs who are much larger than he is.

He appears to be housetrained and he comes when called. After spending months in the shelter laying on the concrete floor he appears to be in heaven lounging on a soft dog bed. He also goes into his crate one his own and burrows into the blankets to keep his little body warm. He looks a bit too thin so he probably needs to gain another pound or two.

I think Reno will do well in many different types of households. He is friendly, not yappy ( he has a sweet quiet bark when someone comes to our door), he gets along great with dogs and but will chase after cats. He loves to be held but he's also content laying on his dog bed taking a snooze.

You can contact his foster mom, Donna, by email for more information on how he can become part of your family.

Don't forget to complete an adoption application. Go to to download an Adoption Form Questionnaire. Upon completion, email the application back to

About Sheltered Paws Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Sheltered Paws Dog Rescue was established in 1997 in order to save shelter dogs that need a foster placement.

We are a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

The reasons for fostering include:

  • Orphans too young for adoption
  • Nursing mothers
  • Mildly sick/injured dogs
  • Dogs that have been abused
  • Dogs that can not adjust to living in a shelter environment

Sheltered Paws Dog Rescue and a local shelter work together to place these dogs in temporary, loving foster homes. When you adopt from us, you are helping to save a shelter dog!!

Our Goal is to save shelter dogs in need and place them in good homes. To promote the placement of special need dogs with the help of adoption bags, grooming, socialization, and providing needed supplies. To pair the right dog with the right human companion(s), enriching everyone's lives.

Our Mission is to develop trust and love with a dog that needs to be reminded that many humans can and will take good, loving care of it for the rest of its lives. To then find loving homes for these previously abused, abandoned, sick, neglected and confused dogs. To give the dog a solid re-start with behavior, health, and trust. To spay/neuter our rescued dogs of age to stop the cycle of unwanted litters.

Our Adoption Process...

Some dogs are at the shelter and some are in a foster home. If the dog you like is at the shelter, please contact the person listed. She will fill you in on all the details.

If the dog you are interested in adopting is currently in a foster home, please EMAIL the individual "Foster Parent" noted in the description.

An Adoption Form Questionnaire will be emailed back to you. Upon completion, email the application back to

After review, we will be happy to set up an appointment for you to come and visit with the dog in the foster home.
If the adoption is appropriate, you will be asked to sign an adoption contract.

A nominal adoption fee is charged for each dog. This fee includes a vet check, all shots, any necessary medical work and medication, spay/neuter (if possible and appropriate). All of our work is volunteer. WE MAKE NO PROFIT ON THESE ADOPTIONS. This fee does NOT include those additional things we supply while the pet is in our care e.g. pet supplies, food, toys, grooming, training, etc. (plus a heck of a lot of hugs!)