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Chihuahua puppies and dogs in El Cajon, California

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Adopt a Chihuahua near you in El Cajon, California

These Chihuahuas are available in El Cajon, California.
We'll also keep you updated on Arbie's adoption status with email updates.
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Arbie

Chihuahua Jack Russell Terrier

Male, Adult
El Cajon, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
My daughter found this little guy wandering the streets on the out skirts of San Bernardino. He was very dirty, covered in fleas & obviously neglected. The temperature was well into the 90's. She brought him home and started posting on all social media platforms about a found dog. She checked any lost and found pet sites, but nobody called for him. Since that time, he has been living with me, his “ grandmother”. But we already have two large dogs, that are playing too trough with him. He gets along great with our cats. This is the sweetest little guy, but he needs to find a permanent home. He would love to have somebody that is home all day to lay at their feet (Or next to them on the couch, if that is allowed). He gets along well with my two larger dogs, but they are young and very rambunctious. So during the day, when I am at work he either has to be outside with them, or locked up in a crate. Which is not fair to him. He is neutered & microchipped. Guessing he is about 5 yrs old.
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Sunshine

Chihuahua

Female, 7 yrs 2 mos
El Cajon, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
This foster of mine, Summer Sunshine loves the sun, she'll pull herself out, of the back door to get some. And yes I said pull, because she can't walk, but she sure likes to bounce and she loves to talk! On Wheelchair Wednesday, our favorite day of the week, she puts on her wheels, and heads towards the creek. Out the door she will run, and bark to "keep up!", I really didn't expect to run with this pup! The people passing by all stop to take a look, she brings them such joy, like a Harry Potter book. Up the hills she will roll, off curbs and across the street, she really goes fast for a pup with two feet! Her diapers are cute, her attitude is spicy, she's snuggly, she's tiny, and a wee bit feisty. She's only two years old, but has been through so much, run over by a car and bitten by another pup. This foster of mine, you just have to meet, she'll wriggle into your heart, especially if you have a treat!
We'll also keep you updated on Henry's adoption status with email updates.
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Henry

Chihuahua

Male, 10 yrs 9 mos
El Cajon, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Not good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Henry is an 8 pound bundle of energy! He's likely around 10 years old, but you'd never know it with his playfulness and a tail that never stops wagging! Henry loves other dogs!Henry is wary of strangers and feels the need to protect himself. Once he trusts you though, he's the biggest snuggler & will be your tiny shadow. He'll even keep your toes warm by sitting on your feet whenever you're standing in the kitchen! Due to his fear aggression, he should be in a home with no children. Henry will need a human who can work with him to trust new humans with positive reinforcement.He is potty trained, but does mark in new places. Luckily, he doesn't mind belly bands at all! Henry loves to go on walks & run around with other dogs. He recently had a dental and was neutered. He's up to date on shots & flea and tick prevention. To meet Henry, fill out an application at https://lionelslegacy.org/adopt/adoption-application/
We'll also keep you updated on Teddy's adoption status with email updates.
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Teddy

Chihuahua

Male, 14 yrs 11 mos
El Cajon, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Meet Teddy, a tiny nugget of love who is looking for his forever home. Weighing in at under 6 lbs, Teddy may be small in stature, but he has a big heart. At approximately 14 years old, he's a super senior who's seeking a calm and loving retirement home.Teddy is deaf and visually impaired, but that doesn't stop him from exploring his surroundings. He's a brave little explorer, both indoors and in the yard, and he enjoys discovering new scents and textures. Teddy's favorite pastime is taking cozy naps in a comfy bed. He's a connoisseur of comfort and appreciates a soft, warm spot to rest. At night, he prefers to sleep in his dog bed in the room with his humans, where he can feel safe and loved.Due to a recent dental cleaning and the loss of most of his teeth, Teddy needs soft foods. He's now pain-free and has a healthy appetite, steadily gaining weight. He's a little gourmet in the making! Teddy is a resilient and easygoing companion who's not phased by much. He prefers the company of calm dogs and gentle children who will treat him with the tenderness he deserves.He's good at going potty outside if he can find his way or is taken out regularly. He doesn't mind wearing a belly band when needed, making it easier for his human friends to ensure he stays clean and comfortable.Teddy is a remarkable little man who has blossomed into a whole new version of himself now that he's free from pain and discomfort. He's ready to enjoy his golden years in the comfort and care of a loving retirement home. If you're looking for a tiny, sweet companion to share your life with, Teddy could be the perfect addition to your family and all you need to do to find out is complete an application here at https://lionelslegacy.org/adopt/adoption-application/
We'll also keep you updated on Tanner's adoption status with email updates.
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Tanner

Chihuahua

Male, 13 yrs 11 mos
El Cajon, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained,
Story
Tanner is a very sweet and calm senior boy about 12y that just wants to be where you are. He does not bark, bother with your things or even play with toys for that matter. He does love people, kids as well as treats. He has been the perfect indoor pet, who just wants to hang out and spend most of his day relaxing or hanging with you. Tanner loves to go on walks, hikes, trips to the dog park on a regular basis (but mostly just walks around and not pay too much attention to the other dogs), and seeing new places. He's been on several road trips, camping, pampered at the finest dog friendly hotels, flown to D.C, and even climbed every step of the Lincoln Memorial.Tanner has had spinal surgery, so he has a bit of a limp and needs to be picked up correctly. He needs blankets underneath him when resting (hard for him to lay flat), not climb many stairs if possible. Other than that, he runs around just fine.
We'll also keep you updated on Codi's adoption status with email updates.
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Codi

Chihuahua

Male, 12 yrs 8 mos
El Cajon, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Meet Codi! This frosted face is such a lover! Codi was adopted by a senior gentleman in November of 2020 but was returned on March 2024 as his adopter was experiencing declining health & mobility and could no longer care for him. Codi enjoys prancing about the play yard with his friends and soaking in the scenery. He has plenty of pep in his step, loves to cuddle, and has plenty of gentle kisses to give! Codi will do best in a calm and quiet home where he gets his daily walks and lots of snuggles! Check out his story here: https://www.facebook.com/heartofgoldsshelter/posts/pfbid02RZei1Zt5qePoshc43Bg6wy8MtVeoZBb13GnsRGVpBgagCCdixY2z4JCu2qpmX94Nl Health considerations: Codi has been diagnosed with a Grade II luxated patella in his left hind leg. Corrective surgery is not required. He may be more prone to develop arthritis in life and is taking joint supplements daily. Regarding COVID-19 and other contagious illnesses: Please reschedule any visits if you are sick.

Or, how about these Chihuahuas in cities near El Cajon, California

These Chihuahuas are available for adoption close to El Cajon, California.
We'll also keep you updated on Missy's adoption status with email updates.
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Missy

Chihuahua

Female, Young
Spring Valley, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Missy is a very loving dog and the only dog I've met that literally smiles. She is 2 years old and has been living in a cage her entire life until I got her. She had been with an elderly woman who kept her in a cage and in the garage. The woman has health issues and would be in the hospital for days and weeks. Missy had been very neglected and I knew I had to rescue her. I have 2 dogs of my own and recently lost my job. I cannot afford to keep her. She loves the backyard and is very playful! She plays with toys, people, dogs and anything that she is able to play with! She is a pure bred chihuahua with beautiful colorings, light tan with white stripes and she smiles! I wished I could keep her but I cannot. She loves children and would do great with kids or another playful dog or human.
We'll also keep you updated on Marley's adoption status with email updates.
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Marley

Chihuahua

Male, Adult
Spring Valley, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Marley is a loving and affectionate companion, especially once he feels comfortable. He is great with kids and other pets after some time to adjust. Marley needs an experienced adopter due to his anxiety-related behavioral issues. Initially, he may react aggressively to new dogs, cats, and people by barking loudly and lunging, but he calms down once he realizes they are not a threat. He also barks at outside noises and has separation anxiety. We love Marley deeply, but with our growing family, we can no longer provide him with the attention he needs.
We'll also keep you updated on Junior's adoption status with email updates.
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Junior

Chihuahua Shih Tzu

Male, Young
Chula Vista, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with dogs, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
This dog was born from another dog of mine that I have. He is 5 years old. I would love for him to have a new loving home since I can no longer take care of him. He stays in his cage well and will listen whenever you let him out to play. He loves playing with dog toys such as pull ropes. He is energetic and playful. He does like to bark at other dogs at first until you get to meet him.
We'll also keep you updated on Barbie's adoption status with email updates.
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Barbie

Chihuahua Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier

Female, Puppy
Chula Vista, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs,
Story
Barbie is a sweet and smart little girl. She is currently learning to let us know when she has to go out. She will use a pee pad if necessary. There are two big dog, a small dog, and small children in our home that she gets along with. She’s teething so she likes to nibble of things. She needs a loving home to spoil her rotten.
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Baby N Mama

Chihuahua Miniature Pinscher

Female, Adult
Chula Vista, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Not good with dogs, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
I need help placing my 2 dogs to a good home. I just moved and my new landlord doesn’t want any pets in the building. I’m so hard broken because they’re my babies. My emotional support dogs.
We'll also keep you updated on Coco's adoption status with email updates.
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Coco

Chihuahua

Male, Young
Chula Vista, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
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We'll also keep you updated on Oreo's adoption status with email updates.
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Oreo

Pomeranian

Male, 8 mos
El Cajon, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Meet Oreo! This cute little fluffball (along with his Pomeranian pals) was rescued by our team and our neighbors after being dumped a block away from our facility. He was taken to San Diego County Animal Services to undergo his legal stray hold prior to being transferred back into our care. Oreo is as outgoing as most pups are, with plenty of energy! While he does have his energetic puppy moments, he is also very laidback for a puppy and will gladly focus on playing with a toy/chew or enjoy relaxing with his friends! Check out Oreo and the Pomeranian's rescue story here: https://www.facebook.com/heartofgoldsshelter/posts/pfbid0xrBv6ELHxosXqRgiyArkfonwYEfvT7tKhUMeJUiZKDyPXJysouPF3rcpfj8bYt92l Important Health Info: Oreo has cryptorchidism, meaning one of his testicles did not descend and is thought to be somewhere in his abdomen. He completed an ultrasound to locate the undescended testicle. He was scheduled to have this removed and was scheduled for exploratory surgery. Unfortunately, the undescended testicle was not located after a thorough search of the abdomen. It is likely that what appeared to be the undescended testicle in the ultrasound was just fatty tissue causing interference in the results. Our vet believes the undescended testicle may simply not exist. That said, we cannot say he is medically cleared as an overall precaution, even if the likelihood of still having the undescended testicle is low. Regarding COVID-19 and other contagious illnesses: Please reschedule any visits if you are sick.

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Chihuahua shelters & rescues in El Cajon, California

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Lionel's Legacy

232 Murray Dr, El Cajon, CA 92020

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Lionel's Legacy

232 Murray Dr, El Cajon, CA 92020

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Lionel's Legacy

232 Murray Dr, El Cajon, CA 92020

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Lionel's Legacy

232 Murray Dr, El Cajon, CA 92020

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6.1 miles

Heart of Gold's Shelter

9400 Blossom Valley Road, El Cajon, CA 92021

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Heart of Gold's Shelter

9400 Blossom Valley Road, El Cajon, CA 92021

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Heart of Gold's Shelter

9400 Blossom Valley Road, El Cajon, CA 92021

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Heart of Gold's Shelter

9400 Blossom Valley Road, El Cajon, CA 92021

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6.7 miles

Santuario Esperanza

Chula Vista, CA 91913

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8.4 miles

PAWS4thought Animal Rescue

PO Box 1893, Bonita, CA 91908

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits

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