My name is Rudy!

Chihuahua Dog for adoption in Vacaville, California - Rudy
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Chihuahua Rescue and Rehab

Facts about Rudy

  • Breed: Chihuahua
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
Rudy is a precious boy that we saved from the Los Banos shelter. He is about 8 years old according to our vet and is a shy, sweet little guy about 5 lbs. Rudy is a pretty quiet boy who lives with his foster parents and foster siblings. He gets along fine with all the other dogs. He enjoys riding in the car and going for walks but is afraid when walking in high traffic areas with lots of cars.

Rudy loves to snuggle next to you. Since he is a bit older he doesn’t play much but he will warm your heart. He does seem to bond to one person, so he may not be best for a large family home but great for a senior person wanting a companion. It can take him some time to get comfortable with new people. Rudy has not been around cats and has only been around children the ages of 10 and did fine with them. He is not a young child’s dog.

Rudy sleeps in bed with his foster parents and other dogs. He does not do well in the crate. He can be left in the home for about two hours but any more than that he would need to wear a belly band or be left in an enclosed area with tile (or something of the like) and potty pads. Rudy is doing well with his housebreaking but doesn’t really know how to ask to go outside. His foster parents generally take him out every couple hours. They feel he would do well with a doggie door where he could go in and out at his leisure.

Rudy would probably be OK in an apartment but it would need to have a small fenced yard as he really doesn’t potty well on the leash. Overall, he is a very loving little dog who really doesn’t like being alone.

Rudy is neutered, UTD on vaccines, microchipped, had a full blood panel and is heartworm negative. He had a dental in December, 2016 and has been started on heartworm preventative. Rudy’s adoption fee is $100 or $50 for seniors 65 and over. If you are interested in adopting this sweet little man, please complete an on line application at

About Chihuahua Rescue and Rehab

About Our Rescue Group...

CR&R was developed due to the overwhelming overpopulation of Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes in our county shelters. Many never even make it to the adoption floor because of shelter over crowding of the breed. Chihuahuas are currently the #2 breed being euthanized in our shelters today.

Additionally, the cost to get these small dogs ready for adoption is astronomical. Blood panels for seniors, dentals on nearly 75% of the dogs along with the normal spay/neuter and vaccines.

The Director of CR&R is a Chihuahua lover herself and previously ran an all breed rescue but retired. But the fate of these wonderful dogs brought her back into the rescue world to try and make a difference.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our adoption events are held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month in Vacaville at PetSmart in the Nut Tree Plaza from 11am to 2pm. Located at 1621 E. Monte Vista Ave.

Please bring the entire family and your dogs to meet the dog you are interested in and make a day of it. The Nut Tree Plaza is a fun place to visit.

Our Adoption Process...

The first step in our adoption process is completing an on-line adoption application by going to our website at We do not show our dogs without it. Once your application is approved we will contact you to set up a meeting for your family and any other dogs in the home to meet the dog you are interested in. If all goes well and it seems to be the right match for you and the dog then we will set up arrangements to do a home visit and then the adoption of the dog. Our home visits are not to further interrogate you but to make sure that your yard is safe and you are ready to bring a little dog into your home. Many people over look small little holes that tiny Chihuahuas can get out of. We want to help you prepare for your new family member and make the transition as smooth as possible. Our adoption fees are $150 for adult dogs and $175-$200 for puppies unless otherwise noted.