My name is Monkey & Tango ~ Varsity Sweater Boys!!

Chihuahua Dog for adoption in Caldwell, New Jersey - Monkey & Tango ~ Varsity Sweater Boys!
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Rescue Haven Foundation (formerly FernDog Rescue Foundation)

Facts about Monkey & Tango ~ Varsity Sweater Boys!

  • Breed: Chihuahua
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Unknown
  • Sex: Unknown
  • ID#: 10807520
  • Male Chihuahuas mixes, 3 years old, under 10 lbs.
  • Cutest monkeys ever! (Not literally, silly, we’re bonded canine companions, and we’d love to stay together)
  • Love wearing sweaters, and a must when it’s cold
  • Dog-friendly
  • Harness use mandatory due to pulling
  • Good household manners; learning basic commands


Quick introduction to Monkey & Tango


Hi there, from Monkey and Tango. We are a bonded canine pair – a dynamic duo — we even have matching capes (well, there more like Varsity sweaters, but we love them just as much, and they keep us warm and toasty! We love to play and cuddle with each other, and we are a great balance — Tango’s the easy-going, confident type, while Monkey is a bit more vocal and needs a little time to warm up to new people. Although our personalities are somewhat different, we are equally adorable, well-behaved, low-key and full of monkey love.

Monkey & Tango’s Background

All we know is that we were adopted together as puppies a few years ago and have been together ever since. Our owners recently surrendered us to an inner-city shelter — we have no idea why. We were terrified at the shelter even though we thankfully still had each other. Even more thankfully, FernDog got word of our situation and instantly came to our rescue.

Their Typical Day in Foster Home

We’ve gotten super cozy in our foster home… so much so that we LOVE sleeping in bed with our foster mommy. It’s not something that we must do in our forever home, but we would enjoy it immensely! Hint: Monkey needs a little help getting up on the bed – he’s a half-pint (mini-monkey), and surely, a very cute one!

Our day goes something like this: We wake up in the morning and go out to potty right away (yes, we must do our business first-thing). We then have our breakfast, and about a half-hour after we eat, we go for a walk, at which point, we go potty again. While my foster mom is at work, we are very good boys who stay in our crates for about six-to-seven hours. Then when she gets home, we go potty, have our dee-lish dinner, and afterward go out for a walk for one last potty before it’s night-night, cuddle-time.

We’re learning basic commands, and with the right approach, we’ve been picking up quickly – we are food-motivated, so treats are helpful with our training (and yummy)! We listen to our foster mom, and she thinks we both have a good energy level.  Other than when we see squirrels, then our energy level gets kicked up a notch, so hold on to our leashes tightly because we have a tendency to go a little bananas at this point (wink wink)! Oh, we like car rides, and stay in the back seat of the car all polite and stuff.

Living with Monkey & Tango

We both get along well with other dogs. We’re not sure how we are with cats, as we haven’t been exposed to them since our rescue. Tango gets along well with children; for Monkey, we are not quite sure yet how he’d be in a home with kids – it might be a bit overwhelming for him… more to come on this as he adjusts to his new life with his foster mom.

Their Forever Home

We are searching for our forever family, full of cuddles, play, love, care, sweaters (hee hee) and some more basic training. Ideally, we want to live our lives together, forever — so please consider adopting us as a pair! Monkey and Tango — we hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil — just pure monkey love x2, just for you! Please contact FernDog and ask about the Dynamic Duo!


About Rescue Haven Foundation (formerly FernDog Rescue Foundation)

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a small rescue that started in January 2013 after years of working for different rescues and decided to join forces to start our own rescue/foster program. With over 20 years of combined experience with animals (rescue, training, advocacy), we learned that many dogs are not properly matched up with the right families. We realize that no one is at fault here since the overpopulation of homeless pets is staggering and animal advocates what to spare these precious dogs lives by finding homes as opposed to being euthanized. We decided that we would do our small part and keep our rescue small so we can focus on getting to know the personality of each dog in our foster program, doing proper evaluations and temperament testing, putting each dog through any type of training services they may need, and completing a thorough screening for all applicants which includes a mandatory home visit all BEFORE the dog gets matched up with a compatible family. Our mission statements says: Rescue Haven Foundation is to help dogs at risk by providing foster homes that will nurture their physical and emotional health, help locate the ideal forever homes for them while providing support and training to help assure that their stay in their new homes is permanent. In addition we focus on developing programs to promote pet adoption services and raise public awareness of the issues surrounding animal rescue.

Come Meet Our Pets...

The Rescue Haven Foundation has adoption events every 1st Saturday of the month at Pet Valu in West Caldwell NJ from 12pm-3pm and every 3rd Sunday at Petco in Verona NJ from 12pm-3pm.

All of our dogs are current on our website and our application can be found online as well.

Our Adoption Process...

The application is the first step in our adoption process. We will screen all applications through a vet reference check, 3 personal reference checks, phone interview and a mandatory home visit. An adoption donation is required of $300 (adult dogs), $350 (puppies), $200 (seniors/special needs), which covers the cost of spay/neuter, microchipping, vaccines and preventatives per the dog’s age, health check, fecal / deworming as needed and heartworm testing and treatment as needed.
Contract will be signed at time of adoption with a set of guidelines which include, mandatory microchip registration at time of adoption, agreement to return the dog to Rescue Haven if care can no longer be provided at any time during the life of the dog, all animals will be treated humanely and live indoors and adequate medical care will be provided, etc.