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My name is Chuck!

Chihuahua/Rat Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in House Springs, Missouri - Chuck
Photo 1 - Chihuahua/Rat Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in House Springs, Missouri - Chuck
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Photo 3 - Chihuahua/Rat Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in House Springs, Missouri - Chuck
Photo 4 - Chihuahua/Rat Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in House Springs, Missouri - Chuck

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Chuck's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, and up to date with shots.

Chuck's Story...
Chuck is only one year old. He is a chihuahua/rat terrier mix. I pulled him from a kill shelter when a worker there contacted me about this guy. She said that he was behaving terribly in the shelter and that he would be put down for sure the next day. She felt that there was a sweet boy under all of the fuss and asked me to come evaluate him for rescue. With trepidation, I went. I know that little dogs often don't 'show well' in a shelter situation. They are standing on cement, there are big dogs barking all around them and they are scared. Add to all of that, the shelter worker felt certain that the person who turned Chuck into the shelter had physically abused him. I decided to give Chuck a chance. We literally had to cover him in a blanket and wrestle him into a crate - snarling and snapping the whole time - for me to get him home. As I was driving, I thought, "What have I done? How am I going to socialize this little maniac? Will I be able to find him a home?" I pulled into the garage and a new question popped into my head --- how will I get him out of the crate? When I opened the crate, all of my fears and questions about Chuck's future melted away... he walked right into my arms and has been nothing but wonderful since he came into my home. He must have really hated the shelter. I can do anything with him and he's cooperative. That includes cutting nails, taking a chewie away and putting my hand in his food dish. Chuck is very, very loving. He appears to be house trained, he does not challenge other dogs in the house. He was probably crate trained at one time because he seems to enjoy being in a crate when he's relaxing. Give this sweet young guy a chance and you won't be sorry... unless you live at a dog shelter.



The adoption fee for Chuck is $200. Each of our dogs is up to date on all shots, including rabies, spayed or neutered, microchipped, fecal tested for internal parasites, treated if necessary, tested for heartworm, treated if necessary, on heartworm preventative and we also take care of dentals or any other medical needs they may have. With your dog, you will receive a health booklet detailing everything that we have done to be sure that they are in the best of health and all spiffed up to be your treasured pet.


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Facts about Chuck

  • Breed: Chihuahua/Rat Terrier Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at River City Chihuahua Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Chuck, a House Springs Chihuahua/Rat Terrier dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Chihuahua/Rat Terrier for sale in House Springs, or seeking a Chihuahua/Rat Terrier dog from a breeder in House Springs.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in House Springs 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 House Springs 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/Rat Terrier breeders who help with Chihuahua/Rat Terrier rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in House Springs paves the way for another one to be saved.