My name is Leroy!

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

Facts about Leroy

  • Breed: Chihuahua
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
Leroy is one of the Fabulous 5 dogs and if you follow CR&R he came from the 80 dog hoarding case in Fairfield. We have been socializing these dogs and getting them the best we can to place them into their adoptive homes. Living outside with 80 dogs is quite different than living in a home and following rules and being touched by humans every day. Don’t get me wrong. These dogs are wonderful dogs but we are trying to help them improve as much as we can.

Leroy is a very sweet boy who is approximately 3-4 years old and about 8-9 lbs. He was the only male that we pulled and he was also the most frightened one that we pulled. He couldn’t even be touched when he was brought into his first foster home. It took a lot of patience and treats to get him to trust us. He was kept in the pack with his siblings for several months so that he would feel more comfortable.

Leroy is still a little shy when he first meets new people but he has jumped leaps and bounds. He loves playing with the other dogs in his foster home and chewing on bully sticks. He hasn’t been playing with toys much there, but when he was with his pack he did play fetch. He likes riding in the car and going for walks and is working on his leash manners. Leroy is crate trained and house broken. He used potty pads in his first foster home very well but now goes outside.

Leroy also likes to cuddle and snuggle in your lap. He is very treat motivated, so we hope it will be a quick transition in his adoptive home. He lives with a cat and doesn’t mind him. He is afraid of young children and would do better in a home with adults or older children ages 10 and up. Leroy will need continued socialization both inside and outside of the home. Meeting new people, going for walks etc. A group dog training class would really help him. We are also recommending that he have another dog in the home that he can play with. Going from 80 dogs to zero would be much too difficult for him. Due to inbreeding Leroy has luxating patella’s. He is on glucosamine and will need to continue this for the rest of his life. He is not in any pain and does not need surgery. But he does walk a little funny. We think it gives him more character.

Leroy is neutered, UTD on vaccines, microchipped, has had a dental, been dewormed and heartworm negative. He is also on heartworm preventative. His adoption fee is $150.00. If you think you can provide a wonderful home for Leroy please complete an 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.