My name is Precious!

Chihuahua Dog for adoption in Durham, North Carolina - Precious
Photo 1 - Chihuahua Dog for adoption in Durham, North Carolina - Precious
Photo 2 - Chihuahua Dog for adoption in Durham, North Carolina - Precious
Photo 3 - Chihuahua Dog for adoption in Durham, North Carolina - Precious

I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Precious's Info...

I am already spayed, purebred, and up to date with shots.

Precious's Story...
Known as #50 now called Precious. This dog was part of a 68-dog hoarding/back yard breeding situation that was shut down in Hilton Head, SC. Luckily for CRT, there were only 20 Chi's.

Precious is just as her name suggests. She is estimated to be somewhere around 8 to 9 years old and she weighs 7 lbs. She has been bred to death and also did not receive any vet care until she was rescued. She was scared of a blanket when we first put it in her cage but now loves to burrow and cover up with one. She also now sleeps in the bed with her foster mom and she thinks this is pretty cool also.

Precious isn't house broken yet but is crate trained. She loves to go outside and is learning to go on newspaper when her foster mom can't get home in time to let her out.

She hasn't had a collar or harness put on her yet (baby steps) so she has no idea how to walk on a leash. She is very smart, however, so she should pick this, no problem, with a little patience.

Precious had Heartworms and has finished her treatment. She is now spayed, UTD on shots and has had a dental. She is due for another HW test in January of 2017. If you would like to be considered for Precious, please submit an application.

To submit an adoption application go here...

Reference checks and a home visit are required so she can only be adopted in NC/SC and VA. If you have any questions, please contact

Her adoption donation is $200.00.

If you are interested in volunteering as a foster for CRT, please go to and read our volunteer policy and then go to the link that takes you to the volunteer application page, choose your state and email the volunteer whose email automatically comes up and ask for an application to foster.

Facts about Precious

  • Breed: Chihuahua
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female

Other Pets at Chihuahua Rescue & Transport, Inc.-Southeastern Region

Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Durham 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 Durham 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 Durham paves the way for another one to be saved.