Because it wasn’t clear if the terrified chihuahua had been abandoned or if her owners were looking for her, Lorena took Pixie to the Palmdale shelter, where she went unclaimed for over a month.
Lorena reached out to MAPS not long after the rescue was launched, and told co-founder Melissa Lampert that Pixie was running out of time at the crowded shelter.
After driving out to Palmdale the next day, Melissa decided she couldn’t leave Pixie behind when she instantly climbed into her lap at the shelter and curled up, her entire body shaking with fear.
Originally timid and fearful with a habit of keeping her head down low and ears back, Pixie has transformed before her MAPS foster family's eyes. She is becoming more confident and relaxed every day, and keeps her head held high and ears perked up as she trots around her foster home, which she shares with several cats.
A total lap dog, Pixie always wants to be near her foster mom and loves to cuddle, run, and play. She will need experienced adopters because she can get a little protective of her foster family and needs slow introductions to new people.
Pixie would probably do well in just about any home where she can gets lots of love, attention, and play time!
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