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My name is Leah!

Posted over 2 years ago | Updated over 3 months ago

Cared for by Open Arms Rescue
Adoption process

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My basic info

Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less (when grown)
Pet ID

My details

Alert icon Not good with kids
Checkmark in teal circle Good with dogs
Checkmark in teal circle Good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Purebred
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Has special needs

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

'Leah' Chihuahua X- female- 9 yrs old-7 lbs

Leah came in to the rescue as a paraplegic. We put her on a course of strict cage rest and she miraculously regained the use of her hind legs. Leah is so happy to be held by someone who loves her that she literally vibrates with joy. Everyone at the rescue loves Leah very much, she is definitely a fan favorite. The temporary paralysis left Leah with some incontinence, but nothing a cute little diaper won’t fix. Leah is a 9 year old 7 pound Chihuahua. Leah has been waiting a long time for her forever home, please don’t make her wait much longer. Leah would do best in an adult only home.
9 yrs old -7 lbs

Our adoption fee through our rescue covers the dog being fully vaccinated, micro-chipped and spayed/neutered, dewormed and flea treated. Please call 760-470-7643 Or email us at or stop by our website and fill out an online application at

November 23, 2023, 12:15 am
Open Arms Rescue

Contact info

Pet ID
Jenny Armour
PO Box 2248, Imperial Beach, CA 91933

Their adoption process


Submit Application

you may contact us via email or visit our website to fill out an application at



phone interview


Home Check

due to covid most our interviews will be conducted via FACETIME

Additional adoption info

Please see our adoption application at

Adoption application

More about this rescue

Become a Foster Volunteer

Why foster?

We operate foster homes all over San Diego county and are currently seeking more foster homes to help with the many dogs in need. In foster care the pet learns not only to trust that food and water are a daily occurrence, but also learns about life in a home. Instead of waiting to be adopted from a barren holding pen, foster animals get a head start in a therapeutic environment where they transition from uncertainty through consistency and gentle care. It is often the first kindness these animals have known. This is the point at which the homeless pet is truly rescued; when they are rehabilitated both physically and physiologically and placed into a loving, responsible and permanent home.

The foster family not only prepares the rescue for home life, but is also able to inform prospective adopters all about the personality of the foster pet. The foster person can pass along information for the adopter, such as whether the dogs are good with kids or cats and whether they will need an active home or a quieter home. Within the foster home the animals' confidence and trust builds. We post our dogs on, Craigslist and 1800-save-a-pet, so they do get a lot of exposure.

Are foster animals healthy?

None of the animals we place in foster care have transmissible illnesses. They have all been fully vaccinated prior to being released to the foster family. In fact, most of the dogs we rescue are not in need of medical attention, but some do need special care.

Is fostering an animal expensive?

Although we prefer that foster families provide food, we will be happy to donate food to those who need it. Many of our rescued pets simply need good food, a warm bed, consistency, and most of all, lots of love and affection.

We rescue all shapes, sizes, breeds and ages. Each foster person chooses the pet or pets they wish to help. But they must remain committed once they agree to help, As soon as the pet has received all the pre-adoption care it requires, he/she is ready to find its permanent home!

Before you decide to be foster person, consider whether you have the time. Foster pets are "special" and cannot be left alone for long periods of time. Also consider whether you have the support of the whole family and whether you will be able to "let go" when the perfect adopter comes along!