My name is Petey!

Chihuahua/Miniature Pinscher Mix Dog for adoption in Nashville, Tennessee - Petey
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Friends of Rescue - Nashville

Facts about Petey

  • Breed: Chihuahua/Miniature Pinscher Mix
  • Color: Brindle
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 3590
If you are looking for a devoted and loving companion, Petey is your boy! He is the perfect easy lap dog who is eager to please. He is approximately four years old, weighs 19 lbs., has a soft brindle coat, perky ears, and an adorable curly tail! Petey used to belong to a homeless man who loved him dearly but could no longer care for him and surrendered him to the shelter. When he came to his foster home, we had no idea what breed(s) Petey is and we were so curious to find out that we ordered a DNA test for him. As it turns out, Petey is 25% min pin, 25% Chihuahua, and 50% mixed breed (from the terrier, hound, and sporting groups). Whatever his mix of breeds is, Petey is 100% cute!

Petey is a low-medium energy boy. He doesn’t run around or play much but he enjoys chewing on cow hooves, exploring his yard, and taking leisurely walks around the neighborhood. He also enjoys riding in the car. One of his favorite things to do is to nap in a soft pile of laundry. He often sleeps on his back with his feet in the air! He will happily sleep on the couch or bed next to us. He loves to nap in the sun on our deck or in the backyard. Although he may go off by himself for a nap, he generally prefers being close to people. Petey has a happy, friendly personality and enjoys meeting new people, including older children. However, he may not be suitable for a home that includes young children, because it may be too overwhelming for him.

Petey is being fostered in a home with several other dogs and he gets along with them well. He would probably be just fine with a mellow and submissive canine companion or he would adore being the one and only dog in the household. Petey was tested with cats while at the shelter and it was determined that he would do best in a household that does not include cats. His foster family generally has someone at home all day but when no one is at home he has been allowed the run of the house and he has done fine.

Petey suffered from seizures but since becoming a FOR dog, he has been examined by a veterinarian and is now on daily medication that has brought his seizures totally under control. His adopter must realize that Petey will need to take this medication for the rest of his life. Fill out an application for this sweet boy here: and his foster mom will be in touch asap! He is located in Huntsville, AL, but he is available for adoption in your area. He is neutered, micro chipped,de wormed, tested negative and current on preventatives, as well as fully vaccinated.

About Friends of Rescue - Nashville

About Our Rescue Group...

Friends of Rescue is a certified 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2009, consisting of volunteers who are devoted to saving shelter animals that are in danger of euthanasia. Southern shelters have a constant overflow of dogs and cats, little funding, and limited space. Once the animals arrive at the shelter, they have very little time. It is our goal to help save these adoptable animals and find loving individuals/families who will provide committed, FORever homes. We are NOT professional trainers or animal behaviorists; simply volunteers who are trying to save these animals from euthanasia. Each animal in our program is in a foster home and receives all age-appropriate vetting while in our care.

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Come Meet Our Pets...

Our animals are mostly fostered in northern Alabama. But we have many wonderful adopters who come from the Tennessee area to adopt our wonderful adoptables.

Our Adoption Process...

We have many wonderful dogs and cats looking for FORever Homes!

Our adoption fee covers their complete age-appropriate vetting, spay/neuter, microchip, heartworm/flea prevention, and full medical records.

Go to and click on "Adoption" and then "Applications" to apply for the animal you are interested in adopting.

Please email us at with any questions you might have about FOR or our adoption process.