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Chihuahua Mix Dog for adption in Alexandria, Virginia - Elvis
Photo 1 - Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Alexandria, Virginia - Elvis
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Facts about Elvis

  • Breed: Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

Elvis's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Elvis's Story...
From his foster mom Diana:

Elvis is a 8 pounds of pure happiness and love. I'll tell you everything I can think of.

His favorite activities are running, wrestling, and chewing on raw hides.

He loves to race around the yard with Jenna. He is not big on chasing after a toy but he will watch when I throw a toy for Jenna; then he'll chase her and turn my game of fetch with her into a wrestling match between the two of them.

He is very comfortable in his own skin. Tanker's size (now about 45 pounds) does not intimidate him at all. Sean moved out of the house back in February and the first time Elvis and Tanker met they were playing and wrestling like they'd been friends forever. (BTW, Elvis looks like Tanker's mini-me.) Elvis actually looks like, in addition to his chihuahua heritage, there is some muscular breed (like maybe a Jack Russell) because he is very sturdy and despite is small size and leaness he does weigh 8 pounds.

The other thing I've noticed is that he does not inspire the same defensive male challenge response from Cotton that other male fosters have. With others, Cotton has been quite cranky about his food, toys, and bed, especially my bed at night. There has been almost none of that with Elvis.

He is great with people. He is friendly to everyone he has met; although they have all been adults so I don't know if he would be the same with children. Elvis loves attention but he will not challenge my dogs to get it. When I do tell my 2 to wait and it is Elvis's turn, he is just beside himself with excitement. He does nibble at me in his excitement (so I could see that kids might mistake that for biting).

He does not mess in the house if he is taken out regularly, but he does not know out to ask to go out.

He does want to be a good dog and is very easy to correct; a simple verbal no gets his attention and immediately he stops what he has been doing; nothing more is needed. He will sit for a treat (following the example of my dogs) and he will come to the sound of my voice (though I'm not sure he is actually responding to the 'come' command).

If there is anything else you'd like to know, just ask. He's a gem!

Diana

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Elvis, a Alexandria Chihuahua dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Chihuahua for sale in Alexandria, or seeking a Chihuahua dog from a breeder in Alexandria.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Alexandria already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Alexandria breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Chihuahua breeders who help with Chihuahua rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Alexandria paves the way for another one to be saved.