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My name is Rico (Has Application)!

Chihuahua Puppy for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Rico (Has Application)
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Facts about Rico (Has Application)

  • Breed: Chihuahua
  • Color: White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 17757039

Name: Rico Suspected Breed(s): Chihuahua mix

Suspected Breed(s): Chihuahua mix

Gender:  Male

Age: 4 months old   

Weight: 10 pounds

Personality: Loyal, funny, energetic, outgoing, friendly, snuggler, playful, trainable, affectionate.   

Observations with Dogs: Rico does well with other dogs.  

Observations with Cats:  Have not observed with cats.  

Observations with Kids: Rico does well with kids.

House Training Progress: Occasional accidents. Rico is pee pad trained, so he is learning to go to the bathroom outside.

Crate Training Progress:  Rico quiets quickly in his crate.

Location:  DC area foster

Rescued From: Bladen County, NC

Additional Information: Rico is a loving and playful dog! He loves to meet new people and other pups, and makes friends wherever he goes. Rico has a lot of energy, and has a great time going on walks and exploring the neighborhood. He also loves to play with his toys, and can keep himself entertained or play with other people too. He would be a great fit for a couple or a family, and would be a good match for apartment dwellers. Although he has lots of energy during the day, Rico loves to cuddle at night. He even sleeps in bed with his foster! This sweet boy will give you the best of both worlds-fun and snuggles! What more could you ask for? Apply today to meet Rico! 


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About City Dogs Rescue & City Kitties

About Our Rescue Group...

City Dogs Rescue & City Kitties rescues adoptable dogs and cats in overcrowded and high-kill shelters, where resources are severely limited. We offer a lifeline to as many of these wonderful pups and kitties as possible.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Please complete an application or attend an adoption event to meet our pets. All our cats and dogs are located in foster homes throughout the Washington, DC metro area. We do not have a facility where you can meet our cats and dogs.

Our Adoption Process...

1. Application: Interested adopters should fill out an application for the cat(s) or dog(s) you are interested in. Only one application is required, and it applies for all cats or dogs listed on your application. If you are interested in adopting both a cat and a dog, you must complete an application for each type of animal.

Important Note Regarding Timing: We screen all applications to find what we believe will be the best environment for each particular cat or dog. If we believe that we currently have a potential match for you, our typical response time is within a week. If you do not receive a response within two weeks, please assume that we have not been able to find a good match. Please do not interpret a lack of response as a belief by City Dogs Rescue & City Kitties that you would not be able to provide a loving home for a cat or dog.

2. Applications Counselor: Approved Applicants will be assigned a volunteer applications counselor, who will review the application and have a brief conversation with each applicant to determine his/her needs and preferences.

3. Reference Checks: If applicable, CDR&CK will call the applicant’s veterinarian to ensure that previous pets have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated and well cared for. CDR&CK will also call personal references listed on the application.

4. Renters/Condo Owners: For renters, CDR&CK will check with an applicant's landlord to ensure that cats and/or dogs are permitted and that the cat or dog of interest wouldn’t violate any size or breed restrictions. We also review condo association rules regarding pets.
Home Visit: CDR&CK will visit each applicant’s home to see the environment where the cat or dog will live and answer any questions the applicant might have.

5. Adoption Contract: If the applicant is approved for adoption and decides to adopt the cat or dog, CDR&CK and the prospective adopter will enter into an adoption contract. The applicant will be required to pay an adoption fee, which helps cover our costs from spay/neutering (if age appropriate), microchipping, vaccinations and any other veterinary attention needed while in our care.