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Facts about me

Black - with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
10 years 2 months old, Senior
(When grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
(Current) 5 lbs
Pet ID

My info

Small red x Not 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

Chia is an elderly Chihuahua who as tiny as a peanut but has legs like a gazelle! She gives her foster mom a kiss every morning although she will need time to acclimate to a new person/family & surroundings. She wants to be a lap dog and would prefer to be the only one on the lap. Chia is a very sweet dog who isn't aggressive, but doesn't like other critters in "her" space (even if they were there first). We would call her a crochety old lady who likes what she likes (laps, yummy treats, snuggles, car rides, cuddles) with a catchphrase of "I'm so small, I'm so wee, you really want to snuggle me!" She's basically Dorothy from the Golden Girls in a Sophia size package and the love shining from her eyes will melt a cold, dead heart. She is not a fan of cats, she just growls at them, but wouldn't hurt them. Since she's half the size of any cat, they just think she's ADORABLE. As an older lady, she does have some bladder control issues. She doesn't yet know how to tell you she wants to go outside, and when she feels intimidated or overwhelmed, or sneezes too hard, a little might leak out (how many of us are nodding in understanding?). It's likely she was an outdoor dog. She would do best with a retiree or a work from home pet parent as she gets very nervous on her own. She sleeps in a sling during the day while her foster mom works from home and loves car rides. She should not ever be outside on her own as she is so tiny and could easily be carried away by a hawk or owl. She would do best with a wee tiny dog her size. Children younger than 12 are not recommended, she is too fragile to be carried by unsure hands and could inadvertently be injured.

Chia was found as a stray in Lincoln and taken to the local shelter where she went unclaimed. They reached out to Dolly's Legacy asking for help since their shelter was full. Chia is now ready for a new chapter with a forever home.
Chia is a female Chihuahua, weighs 5 lbs and was born approximately 7-1-12 She is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, given flea/tick preventative, dewormed, tested negative for heartworm disease & started on preventative. She also underwent a dental procedure to clean her teeth and extract any that were decayed. Adoption fee is $250 to help offset the many expenses we have for vetting costs. We rely strictly on adoption fees and donations to continue to save the lives of orphaned & abandoned pets; 100% goes towards their care. If interested in adopting one of our available dogs or puppies, you must first complete an online adoption application at You will be contacted by our adoption coordinator via email after your application has been reviewed & approved to schedule an appointment. Our website is updated daily, pets that are listed are still available.
***If you are serious about adopting, you must first complete and submit an application on our website. Our Adoption Team will respond via email from once you have completed an application. If a pet is still listed, it is not yet adopted as we update daily. All information regarding adoption policies are on our website***

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Why adoption is a great option

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

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