My name is Wilma (bonded with Betty)!

Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Newport, Kentucky - Wilma (bonded with Betty)
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Stray Animal Adoption Program

Facts about Wilma (bonded with Betty)

  • Breed: Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 11779329

Betty and Wilma came to SAAP in October 2016 as part of a hoarding/backyard breeder case. They were part of some 20+ little doggies kept in crate to make puppies. They were not handled often and were (and mostly still are) feral. They have come a long way since that first day here with us. It took 3 days to come out of their crate, and at least 3 months before we could walk into the room without them fleeing for a safe place on opposite side of the room. The winter season was difficult, as they wouldn't go outside and used only potty pads, but once the weather warmed up, they learned how much fun the outside was. I don't believe they had only been outside for quite sometime, if ever. They learned to frolic and play happily together and with my resident dogs. They certainly know "how to dog" between themselves and my residents but still do not trust humans. They get very excited every morning for feeding, jumping and wagging, but will stay back until their bowls are ready for them. They will sleep on the opposite end of the couch or love seat from you and not move, as long as you "ignore" them and don't make sudden moves. These girls are learning that some people are safe, as they are now sleeping on my bed in doggie beds, but still will not allow touching. Wilma has become the braver of the two and will even nose bump and sniff toes as she passes on her way to the potty OUTSIDE! Regular weekly roundups are very stressful for these girls, but are necessary to keep them on track to touching. We wrangle gently to an unescapable corner and slowly pick each up and snuggle for up to 1/2 hour, praising and cooing at them. Once their snuggles are finished, they are rewarded with either lunchmeat or hotdog treats. I recommend a VERY patient calm, quiet home with older adult(s), no cats and no children. Other small non aggressive doggies would be fine. This special adopted will need the patience of a saint and understand their trust may need years to overcome!

All SAAP dogs and puppies are vet checked, UTD on vaccines, spayed/neutered, micro chipped, and given flea and heartworm preventative as age appropriate. 

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About Stray Animal Adoption Program

About Our Rescue Group...

We are an all-volunteer 501(c)3 non profit organization. We are dedicated to the rescue of animals that are in need of a forever home. Our animals are fostered in homes where we provide love, food, medical care and socialization until adoption into a new loving home. We educate on the importance of spaying and neutering of all pets.

We ensure all animals have been spayed or neutered prior to adoption. They are micro-chipped, up to date on shots and on heartworm and anti-flea medications (as age appropriate). They are ready and waiting to start their new life with their fur-ever family. Could that be you?

We need your help to continue our mission. We rely solely on donations and fundraisers. All donations are tax-deductible and 100% of your donation will go towards the rescue, care, and medical needs of the animals.

If you need info on a cat or kitten please contact 859-391-2944
For all other questions please call our main line: 859-391-1234

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Come Meet Our Pets...

EVERY SATURDAY we hold 6 adoptions as follows:


SAAP Station 58 Martha Layne Collins, Cold Spring, KY
Petco 3459 Valley Plaza Parkway Ft Wright, KY
Petco 7769 5 Mile Road Cincinnati, OH
Petco 8525 Winton Road Cincinnati OH
Pet Supplies Plus 5124 Delhi Pike Cincinnati, OH
Pet Supplies Plus 3103 Disney Street Cincinnati, OH

EVERY SUNDAY we are at 2 locations

11 A.M. - 3 PM AT
SAAP Station 58 Martha Layne Collins, Cold Spring, KY
Pet Supplies Plus 3103 Disney Street Cincinnati, OH

We are on WLWT Channel 5 EVERY Sunday at 7:45.
You will also see featured pets on WCPO, Channel 9 at least one Saturday Morning a month at 8 A.M. news.
Watch for the Pet Pals segment.

Our Adoption Process...

You are required to sign a legally binding contact on your new pet. As part of that contract, should you no longer be able to keep the animal for any reason, the animal MUST be surrendered back to SAAP. This is to ensure the animal is placed back in foster care while we secure a new approved home for the animal. However, we always try to ensure that the initial placement is best for the pet and your family. We reserve the right to refuse any adoption.