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Facts about me

White - with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
(When grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Purebred
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Here is your chance to own your own little Truffle pig! Ok, Garbanzo is a Chihuahua dog but he spends his days grunting and searching for any crumbs he can find with his nose. He is a Roomba vac that walks back and forth across the house cleaning up any scraps. He is a small guy with a big personality! He obviously loves food and will let out this loud screech like an eagle when it's feeding time. He will run after you holding his food bowl and will trip or run into walls because he is so focused on that bowl! Besides food, Garbanzo loves the company of other dogs. He doesn't understand the concept of boundaries though and will literally walk on top of them while he is scavenging for food. He also will spend hours cleaning his friends eyes and ears. Some of our dogs enjoy this while others get annoyed with him and feel like he is encroaching in their bubble. If you have a tolerant, lazy pup, Garbanzo would love him/her! He doesn't spend a lot of time sitting still but when he does, it's usually curled up next to one of his dog buddies or in a pile of soft blankets. Garbanzo has a stomach of steel but he does need to eat softened food due to his teeth. He just had a full dental and had several teeth pulled. You couldn't even tell he had surgery, Garbanzo is a tough little guy. He can sometimes be grumpy. He doesn't like being picked up by people he doesn't know but, because he loves food so much, we learned you just need to give him a treat while picking him up and he is totally fine! And that is only if you are new to him. Our fosters and volunteers can all pick him up without a bribe now! Garbanzo is between 10 and 13 years old according to our vets. He is under 10lbs and is a really cute guy. He is neutered, up to date on vaccines and microchipped. He does well in a crate and enjoys car rides. Garbanzo gets along well with dogs and cats (although they don't all like him) but he should not go to a home with children. If you're interested in meeting Garbanzo, please submit an application on our website at

October 1, 2022, 9:37 pm

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Why adoption is a great option

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

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