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Mini Mighty Mutts
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Facts about me

Breed
Chihuahua/Dachshund
Color
Black
Age
Puppy
Size
(When grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Weight
(Current) 5 lb
Sex
Female
Pet ID
47884133

My info

Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

Ellie and Ollie are special pups looking for a home together. These puppies are litter mates who were born in December 2020 and didn't get the best start in life. Ellie (black/brindle) is the smaller but bossier of the two - she weighs about 12 lbs. Ollie (tan) is the bigger and less confident of the two, and weighs about 18 lbs. Based on their build, we are guessing they are chihuahua/doxie mixes. These pups came to our rescue after the shelter noticed they had some neurological abnormalities. Ellie runs in circles when she gets really excited or stressed. Ollie often tilts his head to look at things. Both have odd wide gaits when they run and tend to bob their heads when eating or drinking. Once we got them into our foster home, we discovered they were both deaf. They have been examined by a neurologist who agreed that yes, they are deaf and a little neurologically different, but this doesn't really affect their quality of life. Both have also been examined by an eye specialist. They have some minor vision issues including poor depth perception, but otherwise function fine. Because Ellie and Ollie are special needs pups and best buddies, they will only be adopted to a home together. They love people and are very friendly, but because they can startle easily, they would be best in a home with older children. While they love other dogs, they are unable to read signals (lip curls, growling, etc) so would be best in a home without other dogs or one with a very gentle and tolerant dog. They ignore the foster's cats. Ellie and Ollie absolutely love to play in water and swim (wearing a life jacket). They are truly happy, sweet natured puppies who don't realize they are different. They are ready to be loved by a forever family!!

Rescue

Mini Mighty Mutts

Contact info
Pet ID
47884133
Contact
Email
Address
Phoenix, AZ 85048
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Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

We require an application and a home visit prior to all of our adoptions. We do adopt out of state, and may have a representative from another rescue complete the home visit for us. Once the home visit is completed and approved, the dog is available for you to adopt! While this sounds like a lengthy process, it actually is often completed in a day or two. We have an adoption contract that is filled out at the time of adoption, along with adoption fee's collected at that time. Our adoption fee's are Under 1yr: $250 1yr to 9yrs: $200 10yrs and up: $150

More about this rescue

We are a nonprofit, 501(C)(3), all volunteer, limited admission small dog rescue organization funded by private donations and adoption fees. We are a group of individuals who are dedicated to rescuing small breed dogs who have been abandoned, abused, neglected or left behind by their former owners. Our belief is that companion animals are living beings who are not merely "pets" but family members. We strive to find homes for them who share this view. We are committed to providing them with a temporary home where they receive veterinary care, including spay or neuter, socialization, exercise, love and good nutrition until their forever home can be found. We do not discriminate against small dogs based on breed or physical disability. Mini Mighty Mutts is a limited admissions rescue. We can only take in as many animals as our foster homes can safely and responsibly care for. We do not euthanize animals to make room for more. We simply stop taking in new animals until we have room. Each homeless dog will remain in our care until he or she finds a new home.