My name is Skipper!

Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Houston, Texas - Skipper
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HOPE (Homeless & Orphaned Pets Endeavor)

Facts about Skipper

  • Breed: Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11159212-D17-0218-0007

Skipper!  What a friendly, energetic, charming, and loving young man.  We think he may be part Deer Head Chihuahua because he is a bit taller than your average Chi (he’s kind of all legs!) and his head doesn’t really look like an apple :-)  He loves to play with his chew toys, wrestle with his canine siblings, and snuggle in our laps or under the covers.  Skip needs brother(s) or sister(s) who like to goof around as much as he does playing tug of war or chase.  We have not seen him around cats so we’re not sure how he would react, but we suspect he would just want to play with them too!  He loves to go on walks and is a bit notorious for scooting out an open door.  If no one is around to play with, he can pass the time carrying his toys from one end of the house to the other or throwing them up in the air.  Sometimes just snoozing in a lap is a great way for him to spend his time.  He does love his people!  He’s crate trained and house-trained; can sit, stay, and hop in his crate to eat dinner. There is an old injury that was not properly treated so he has a bit of a limp, but you wouldn’t know it most times because it doesn’t slow him down!  Skipper is a smart little guy and aims to please.  When he looks at you with those big, loving, brown eyes, it just melts your heart!

Approx. DOB:  May, 2016, Weight:  15 lbs.

If you are interested in Skipper and would like to fill out a Dog Adoption Application, please go to: . Submitting an application does not obligate you to adopt from us but it initiates contact with us and gets the process started. If you have questions prior to filling out the application, email us at  and a volunteer will get back to you.



About HOPE (Homeless & Orphaned Pets Endeavor)

About Our Rescue Group...

Our mission is to end the homelessness of cats and dogs through foster to adoption, feral cat Trap-Neuter-Return, and education.

HOMELESS & ORPHANED PETS ENDEAVOR (HOPE) is an all-foster, no kill adoption group based in the Houston area.

HOPE covers the cost of general medical expenses for the animals in the program, such as altering, routine vaccinations and treatment for parasites. Our foster families are asked to provide food, shelter and love to the animals for which they care. They receive no payment for the services that they provide. Without them, and the other volunteers who so selflessly do what is necessary to keep HOPE afloat, it would not be possible to run this nonprofit corporation.

One aim of HOPE is to develop a network of area rescue and humane organizations which will facilitate the rescue and placement of a variety of animals. The goal is to never have to turn away an animal in need. By forming a coalition of humane and rescue groups in the Houston area, we could potentially place all animals who need a temporary home until they are placed into a permanent one.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Mobile adoption sessions are held on the weekends. All adoption sessions run from 12:00 - 4:00 pm at a variety of locations and days as noted on our website For more information, please contact us at

Our Adoption Process...

Adopting an animal is a very serious decision and we want to be sure that our potential adoptive families have thought about the impact of this decision carefully. To adopt an animal through HOPE, we request that you complete an Adoption Application, a copy of which is available online for cats at or for dogs at You may fill it out online or print a copy of the application and complete it prior to arriving at an adoption session. This will expedite the adoption process and will also assist our adoption counselors in matching you to a suitable pet.

We at HOPE make every effort to match our foster pets to appropriate homes. If you feel that we are too intrusive, please understand that it is because we care about their welfare.

All animals are neutered or spayed and have received age appropriate shots prior to being adopted. We ask that you provide a $100 donation for cats and a donation of $150 for dogs when you adopt your new family member from us. This donation helps us in defraying the costs of these and other medical needs of our animals.