My name is Sadie (Mae)!

Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix Dog for adoption in Palatine, Illinois - Sadie (Mae)
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Sadie (Mae)'s Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Sadie (Mae)'s Story...
Dear Forever Family,

Have you been looking for me? I am here, in my foster home in Aurora. I have been staying here since I got rescued from a high-kill Missouri shelter. I don’t know why I was a stray but I am really glad I was because a little gal like me; who is really quiet doesn’t belong in a shelter where the big dogs stay.

I’m glad you’re reading my profile. That means you’re interested in me. Can I tell you about myself? I am 2 years old and my name is Sadie but my foster Mom calls me Sadie Mae … I answer to both. I have a champagne colored coat. Now, when you hear the words champagne in with the words Chihuahua you might think “Diva”, right? Well, that is not me! I am the most laid back gal and you will be very surprised. But I don’t think I am purebred Chihuahua and the IAR Volunteers don’t think so either. They think I’m a Chi-Weenie. I might have a little Doxie in me. I have a barrel chest like Doxie and my bark is like a Doxie not like a Chihuahua. Plus when I walk my little legs prance out like Doxie not like a Chihuahua.

I am a bit shy in the beginning but give me time to get to know you and if you let me I will be on your lap in no time. I get along with lots of dogs. In my foster home, I have two boyfriends. Don’t tell either one of them, okay? One is just staying temporarily and the other is a foster fail. Both are boys and we hang out on the couch together. There’s a girl dog but she’s kind of cranky. But she’s cranky with all dogs. We like it when our foster Mom hangs out on the couch with us. We get the “lap time”. There’s no fighting, just cuddling and oh, lots and lots of kisses.

I am very treat motivated but not food aggressive. I like to go for my walks. I have to go outside on walks to do my business (I’m house trained, of course) and I walk so well on my leash. I don’t mind the cold. Which is another thing about Chi-Chi’s. Some don’t like the cold but not me – it’s okay.

So, my Forever Family, I hope one day we can meet. Maybe we can have a play date. When you do come meet me I might be a bit shy but please give me time to get to know you. A treat might work but what will work the best is patience and in time I will be snuggling with you and asking for belly rubs. I really, really would love to have a forever home and a family that would love me forever. Maybe I can be your Princess instead of a Diva?!?

Xoxo, Sadie (Mae)

Sadie is located in our foster home in Aurora. Please visit our website to fill out our adoption application at:

Facts about Sadie (Mae)

  • Breed: Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Sadie (Mae), a Palatine Chihuahua/Dachshund dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Chihuahua/Dachshund for sale in Palatine, or seeking a Chihuahua/Dachshund dog from a breeder in Palatine.

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