I'm being cared for by:
A Soft Place To Land, Inc. - Colorado Chapter
Facts about Dina
- Breed: Chihuahua
- Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
- Age: Senior
- Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
- Sex: Female
My name is Dina!
I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, a special needs pet, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Low Energy, Okay With Other Small Dogs, No Children
Hi! My name is Dina. I am a 10 year old 7 pound female Chihuahua. I have kind of a sad story to tell. I was found as a stray in Los Angeles with several golf ball sized mammary tumors up and down my mammary chain, one of which was ulcerated. I had also not been spayed and had most likely been used for breeding. A shelter volunteer was worried about me and contacted ASPTL to see if they would take me in. The director did not know just how bad my tumors where until I got to Colorado. When they took me to the vet to get checked out, the vet told the director that is was not a matter of whether or not I had cancer, but how bad the cancer was. So they took me to get some x-rays and blood work and the vet found that I was very lucky and the cancer had not yet spread beyond my mammary tumors! The rescue was relieved but I still had to undergo several procedures to remove all the tumors, get spayed and get a dental cleaning. I am a special needs girl and I just need a quiet home to hang my hat for whatever time I have left. I know it is hard to adopt a dog that may not have much time left, but we Chihuahuas are a tough breed and I am a fighter. In my dream home I would be the only pet, but 1 or 2 other small dogs would be alright as long as they knew I need my space. My adopter would also take me for daily walks and car rides, I love to be on the go! My adoption fee is $50. Please visit www.softplacetoland.org to fill out our online application.