My name is Charo!

Chihuahua Dog for adoption in San Diego, California - Charo
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Second Chance Dog Rescue

Facts about Charo

  • Breed: Chihuahua
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 11194297-10441

Please go to our website to complete an application.

We will make every attempt to process all applications  within 3 business days of receipt

Meet Nacho and Charo, BBFL(best buds for life)  Charo is a brown female about 6 lbs and 2 years old. Nacho is a brown and white male about 8 lbs and 4 years old.

These two dogs are like two peas in a pod.They are so connected yet have their own unique personalities. They can be their own 'dog' but they eat from the same bowl even though they each have a bowl of their own. I often wonder where they are, only to see the bed covers moving and then two heads pop out.  

They are adorable. Both love attention and they will curl up on your lap (or chest) as you watch TV or read a book. And be prepared for some kisses. Nacho is a bit more reserved than his soulmate Charo. Charo is quick as lightning and loves playing with the other dogs in the house. Nacho will cheer from a close distance. Both dogs have no issues with my two cats. One morning I couldn't find one of my cats. She was asleep in the crate with Nacho and Charo.

Potty training has been a challenge but they have made  super progress. Just make sure they have plenty of time outside to do their business and then when they come back inside keep an eye on them and don't allow them to wander freely through the house.  

Charo and Nacho were a bit reserved for the first couple of days but soon relaxed and allowed us to see that they are perfectly content to be with people. When you least expect it, the dogs will put a smile on your face. They are a tight pair so we get double the love and joy of having two wonderful dogs.  

They will bark to alert you when someone comes to the door, when they hear sudden noises, or if someone passes by the house. For that reason, it's best that they not be adopted by someone living in a condo or apartment.

Nacho and Charo are spayed/neutered, microchipped and current on their vaccines. They are a bonded pair and must be adopted together. The adoption fee for the pair has been reduced to $400 which  helps Second Chance Dog Rescue cover spay/neuter costs, vaccinations, medical treatments, food and supplies.   ♥      

All of our dogs are in private volunteer foster homes, and as such these individuals are most qualified to answer any questions regarding the dog.

We do not have a central shelter or kennel locations - you must make a private one-on-one meet and greet appointment with each individual dog at the foster family's convenience.  To protect our foster families' privacy, we must have an APPROVED adoption application on file before we release their contact information.

All of our dogs are fixed (spayed/neutered) and up to date on shots. We have a 2 week foster-to-adopt period to make sure the dog is a fit for your family. Adoption fees vary from dog-to-dog.  

Please note that an approved application DOES NOT guarantee that the dog will be placed with you. The final decision rests with our fosters as they know the dogs the best, and please be aware that there may be other applicants interested in the same dog. We continue accepting applications on a dog until the dog is with the new adoptive family in their home.

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About Second Chance Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Second Chance Dog Rescue was formed to fulfill a desperate need in the community to Rescue, Rehabilitate & Re-home homeless dogs from the over-crowded local shelters, and from families who can no longer take care of their dogs (on a case-by-case basis only).

Our program is based on foster care, and all rescued dogs spend their first days at a loving foster home where they receive personalized care. As part of our program, we ensure that all dogs are vaccinated, are spayed or neutered, and have been socialized by their foster family. In addition, Second Chance Dog Rescue provides support for potential new owners and monitors progress for both new pet parents and their adopted dogs. This helps guarantee that our dogs go to good, loving, forever homes.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Visit our website at for a list of upcoming Adoption Events. Additionally, our foster parents may schedule one on one meetings with potential owners and provide a personalized adoption experience.

Our Adoption Process...

We require an Adoption Questionnaire to be completed - whether online or in person - before meeting any of our dogs. Upon approval of the Questionnaire, a potential adopter will be required to complete an Adoption Contract and pay adoption fees. All of our adoptions start with the first 2 weeks as a 'trial' period, to ensure the adoption is a good fit. Adoption of a puppy may require a refundable training deposit, which will be refunded upon completion of training with a Certfied dog trainer, and submission of certificate of completion to our office.