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My name is Diego!

Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix Dog for adoption in Smithfield, North Carolina - Diego
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Diego's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Diego's Story...
Diego is a 2.5 year old Chiwinnie mix. He is a sweet dog that is extremely loyal to his human. He is a velcro dog and never leaves his foster's side. If there's a lap available you'll find him lounging in it! When carried around he flips himself over like a baby. He loves dog beds and to howl with emergency vehicle sirens! He is house and crate trained! He never chews on anything, only barks when he sees someone too near the house, and gets along well with his foster dogs. He will sometimes play with them but let's them know when he's had enough. Diego would need to meet any potential dog siblings first and would also be a great only dog! He is not high energy by any means but will always be happy to go on a walk.

He has bitten from fear in the past, but his foster has been working with him and he is muzzle trained, as a precaution we have it on him while in public and he does great with it! He will need to be muzzled when visiting the vet. He gets along great with his foster’s 6 yr. old son; however, he tried to bite a potential adoptor’s children out of fear when they first met him. Due to his fear biting please no one with young children inquire about him. The vet has said that his knees do pop in and out and care will need to be taken to ensure he does not have problems in the future.

His ideal home? Someone who is more of a homebody type, a retired person or a family with no children who understand to respect the pet’s boundaries. Someone one who is patient and is knowledgeable about working with a dog that is fearful.

Are you interested in adopting Diego or another JCAPL pet you have seen? You'll need to start by completing an adoption application, available online at our website: www.jcapl.org. There is no obligation to adopt by completing an application, however, we do recommend submitting an application as soon as you find an animal you are interested in. We review applications in the order they are received.

Completed applications can be sent via email to adopt@jcapl.org, faxed to 919-300-5524, or delivered in person by visiting us at one of our adoption events on Saturdays at PetSmart in Garner (White Oak Shopping Center).

We will contact you as soon as possible once we receive your application for Diego.

Thanks for thinking adoption!

Facts about Diego

  • Breed: Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Smithfield 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 Smithfield 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/Dachshund breeders who help with Chihuahua/Dachshund rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Smithfield paves the way for another one to be saved.