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My name is Patch!
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Utah Animal Advocacy Foundation

Facts about me

Black - with Brown, Red, Golden, Orange or Chestnut
8 years 5 months old, Adult
(When grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
(Current) 13 lbs
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

This handsome little guy is Patch, an 8-year old Chihuahua. Patch weighs in at about 13 pounds. He came to Animal Advocacy from a local shelter, so we don’t know much about his background.

Now that his heart condition is being managed, and after having his bloodwork done, getting a dental, and having a growth removed, Patch is squared away and ready to move on to his forever home.

With his bold coloring, he attracts lots of attention when he’s out walking with his foster mom. He walks nicely on a leash, by the way. Patch is very friendly with people (because of his size, kids over 8 years old, only, please). And he gets along well with cats and other dogs of all sizes.

Patch is fine on car rides. And, while Patch does like to accompany his person on a walk, but his very favorite thing to do is curl up on your lap and take a little snooze. Oh, and Patch is house trained, too.

Patch was diagnosed with a mild heart murmur. He is doing well on medication, which costs between $50 and $70 a month, depending on where you buy it. We’ll be happy to provide additional information about his medical status.

Patch is a friendly, happy little guy, looking for a family to call his own. If you’re looking for an affectionate little dog to share your home (and your lap) with, you can’t go far wrong with Patch.

Patch has been neutered, is current on vaccinations, has tested negative for heartworm, and has been microchipped.

You can visit at the PetSmart in Salt Lake City, (389 W. 1830 S.) the third Saturday of every month from 11-3 pm.

If you are interested in adopting, please complete our online adoption application at For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call/text Kirsty at (435) 671-0985, or email

Utah Animal Advocacy Foundation

Contact info
Pet ID
Salt Lake City, UT 84165

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

We take special pride in matching the right animal with the right home through an application process. If you are interested in adopting one of our precious critters, you can find our application online at We look forward to hearing from you!

Go meet their pets

3rd weekend of every month - Adoptions are at PetSmart, 1830 South 389 West in Salt Lake City, Saturday from 11-3 pm.

More about this rescue

The Utah Animal Advocacy Foundation (UAAF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization specializing in the rescue, rehabilitation, and placement of homeless animals. UAAF believes that every animal deserves a home regardless of age or disability. We specialize in the rescue and rehabilitation of 'special needs' animals including orphaned newborns, senior animals, animals with behavioral issues, injured animals, and animals with ongoing health problems.