My name is Sonja!

Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in San Antonio, Texas - Sonja
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Sonja's Info...

I am already spayed, a special needs pet, and up to date with shots.

Sonja's Story...

Sonja is a 7- to 9-yr-old special needs senior. She weighs about 8 lbs. She has bad back legs that, due to her age, we are not going to surgically repair. They do not seem to bother her most of the time, but she has some pain meds for those cold, rainy days. You can see in some of the pictures how her back legs bow out, but it doesn't seem to slow her down as much anymore. She is silly, goofy, and happy. Since she has gotten more confident, she stands up straighter and carries herself better than she used to. As a matter of fact, we had a hard time getting these pictures because she was frisky and running silly circles around the living room.

Sonja has always had allergies and skin issues that we continue to figure out and try to help her with the best we can. Her skin stays about like you see it in her photos. With twice weekly baths and treatment with Apoquel, Sonja chews and itches a lot less than she used to. She has small bald spots on her shoulders, rump, and tail as well as patchy hair on her face. Her tummy is mostly naked, and the skin between her back legs stays scaly.

She'll definitely need someone who understands that she is special needs, but she's a fantastic companion, and we think she'll prove worth the extra work to whoever takes her home. Sonja is available through our Seniors for Seniors program, so her adoption fee will be waived for the right senior companion. She will come with a 3-month supply of her medication, but it will be up to her adopter to up keep with her meds. She needs to be on a good allergy diet and take Apoquel along with her occasional pain meds. On average, the cost for her medications is approximately $40 a month, so although her adoption fee is waived, Sonja will need to go to a home that can financially care for her ongoing needs of medications to keep her comfortable and a hyperallergenic diet.

Sonja is part of our 2nd Chance Seniors program, meaning her adoption fee will be waived with an approved application by an awesome person or family. If you would like to adopt Sonja, please fill out an application at

Texas Chihuahua Rescue is based in San Antonio, Texas. All of our adoptable dogs are located in the San Antonio area. Additional photos and videos will be made available to potential adopters upon approval of our online adoption application. Transport arrangements will be made upon application approval and completion of the adoption agreement.

Facts about Sonja

  • Breed: Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

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