My name is Lucille Tiny Chi!

Chihuahua Dog for adoption in Westerly, Rhode Island - Lucille Tiny Chi
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Zani's Furry Friends--Northern Outpost

Facts about Lucille Tiny Chi

  • Breed: Chihuahua
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10958290-1101013
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Lucille is a 5y 4.4lb all black Chi who was understandably scared out of her mind but that changed very quickly in her Foster home.  She's a little fearful w/ new people but then warms up--NO Small children.  Great w/ dogs, ok w/ cats but not her first favorite and is a lapdog:) 100% housetraned and knows her commands!

SAFER ASSESSMENT: 1/6/2017 Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body a bit tense; her tail is low and not moving. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are soft and squinty, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture, mouth closed
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash slowly, a bit fearful, approaches assessor at end of game.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed
Toy 1. Minimal interest. Dog smells with wagging tail and soft body, does not fully engage.

PLAYGROUP: When off leash with other dogs Lucille is social and attempts to solicit play. She does not offer correction if mounted.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced adopter, adult-only home
X_No children (under 13): Lucille is fearful with new people and in new environments, and needs a slow approach. Due to this and because we have no behavioral history on Lucille, we are recommending a calm, patient adult-only home at this time.
Potential challenges:. X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Lucille will benefit from a slow approach/slow introduction. She may do best initially going home to a calm, quiet, structured environment so she can relax and know what to expect. Lucille should be the one to initiate interactions and should be handled by new people only when she solicits attention, so she has time to explore, greet, and decide she is comfortable before being touched.

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Many of us (cats/dogs) will be on display on on Sundays and sometimes on Saturdays--please ask by writing us at and following us on FB. If you are seriously interested in adopting one of us in particular, please fill out an application by Friday so that we can be sure to be there. Otherwise we decide based on other variables. Usually we are in our foster homes so this is a bit more stressful and a slightly artificial environment but we do want to be seen and find our furever homes too.
Please consider providing a home for more than one dog, especially if you are considering adopting a puppy. Dogs are pack animals and very much enjoy as well as need other dog company to learn to play, socialize and be good companion animals to people. The upside to this is that you won't feel as guilty leaving them alone and you get twice the love. Please come! And if you can't adopt, maybe you can foster or volunteer, and you can always donate!

If you want to know about cats/dogs specifically being shown at our adoption locations, please email us closer to the date so we know your interest and will make every effort to have that pet at the event or let you know how and where you can meet.  It is extemely helpful and speeds up adoption if the application is filled out prior to visiting us so please do that before coming to our weekend events. Our weekend locations are: Sundays usually and some Saturdays.  Follow us on FB for latest updates. Usually we are in our foster homes so all this is a bit more stressful but we do want to be seen and find our furever homes. Please come! And if you can't adopt, maybe you can foster. And you can always donate:) Cats and Dogs are spayed/neutered, UTD w/ all age appropriate shots and microchipped. Cats are feline combo tested for FIV/FeLV; dogs are heartworm tested and rabies vax'd, (NOT lyme vaxed but we seriously recommend it); rabbits are spayed/neutered. Please fill out an application and email to: For Cats: For Dogs: For Rabbits: Please visit our website

About Zani's Furry Friends--Northern Outpost

About Our Rescue Group...

Because of the pressing cage space dilemma, we take dogs and cats primarily from Animal Care & Control of NYC. If not for rescue and adoptions, more than the present 24,000 of the current 50,000 animals taken in yearly would not make it out alive. Our goal is to take as many animals as we can who make great family members/companions and give them a second chance. Temperament is our most important criteria. Ideally, all our animals are good w/ people of all ages and other animals (dogs/cats).
Our adoptees are either spayed or neutered, all UTD w/ shots/rabies vax, heartworm negative or feline combo negative, and microchipped. Most of our animals live in foster situations to help them reintegrate back into family life. We feel most animals prefer the company of other animals and hope our adopters consider giving pets to their pets. (We do apply the 2 kitty rule.)
Other times, we courtesy post for people who are obliged to surrender their animals but ask that they continue to foster their companions until appropriate new homes are found to limit the trauma.

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Come Meet Our Pets...

Most of our foster animals are in foster homes in or around New York City where they can be seen via appointment w/ the foster family.

We sometimes participate in events sponsored by the Mayor's Alliance of NYC of which we are proud to say we are a participating organization.

Sometimes, unfortunately, our animals are still in the NYC Animal Care and Control facilities for which we desperately seek foster care.

Our Adoption Process...

There is an application, reference checks, home visits, an interview of adopters w/ adoptees, and an adoption donation is required.

Applications are on