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Chihuahua puppies and dogs in New Castle, Delaware

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Velvet

Chihuahua Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Adult
New Castle, DE
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Looking for a small dog? Meet Velvet. He is hoping that he is the perfect fit for your heart and home. Please being everyone to meet him before you welcome Velvet into your home.This pet qualifies for our Sponsored by Simba Program: Pets for Veterans: no adoption fee for any military veteran adopting a pet 1yo+.
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Suede

Chihuahua Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Adult
New Castle, DE
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Looking for a small dog? Meet Suede. At just twelve pounds she may be the perfect fit for your heart and home. Please being everyone to meet her before you welcome Suede into your home.This pet qualifies for our Sponsored by Simba Program: Pets for Veterans: no adoption fee for any military veteran adopting a pet 1yo+.

Or, how about these Chihuahuas in cities near New Castle, Delaware

These Chihuahuas are available for adoption close to New Castle, Delaware.
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Bailey

Chihuahua

Male, Young
Wilmington, DE
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained,
Story
Hello, I'm Bailey! I am a handsome little chi mix, around 3 years old and just around 14 pounds. I came to the shelter when my family was moving and unable to take me along. I have been a super friendly little guy, and am looking forward to meeting the humans who will be my new forever family - could that be you? I'm reported to have done well with cats previously, and in my last home did well with house training, too! If you're looking for a pint sized buddy to spoil, I'm ready to meet you!   Have Room in Your Home? Welcoming in a pet saves your new pet's life and creates space for another pet to get a chance! Not sure if Bailey would be the best fit for you? Send in a generic app! Our team will work with you to find a pet to best fit your lifestyle! You will go home with a starter bag of food, one month of flea and heartworm prevention, and also have 90 DAYS of training help included with your adoption, if needed! Adopt a Dog:  https://bit.ly/FFASAdoptDog May 24, 2024, 2:10 pm
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Lula

Chihuahua

Female, 7 yrs 4 mos
Wilmington, DE
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Not good with kids, Not good with dogs, Not good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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Please read the bio in full for answers to your questions. In the event you have a question that is not covered in the bio, please email info@seniordoghaven.org. If interested in adopting, please complete an adoption application which can be found at https://seniordoghaven.org/adoption-process/. Please note that because all of our dogs live in foster homes, we are unable to set up meetings with a dog unless we have a completed adoption application on file. Adoptions must be about an hour of Wilmington, DE in order for our volunteers to be able to conduct an in person home visit. MeetLula! Lula is a 9-year-old, 14 lb. Chihuahua who found herself alone and trembling at a city shelter. She barked out of fear and was quickly timestamped. We knew we had to help. Lula only required a spay and dental. Her biggest challenge has been learning to trust new people. Lula has a lot of love to give and needs only the right person to live her best life with. She needs to be the only pet in an adult-only home. Lula would love to live with a homebody that prefers a quiet life. We have to assume that she wasn’t treated with kindness in the past, so she is not a fan of strangers. Lula will bond fiercely to her chosen person though and stay by their side. (Or preferably in their lap!) Lula is fully housebroken and can also use a pee pad if necessary. She has good vision and hearing, has no problem with stairs, and loves to run, jump, and play with toys. Lula walks well on a leash but will bark and try to lunge at moving things. A quieter neighborhood or a fenced-in yard is ideal. Lula is very well behaved, so she has free roam of the house. Lula does struggle with resource guarding. She is very protective of what she feels is hers, including her person, and will bark and possibly snap if it is removed from her. Her foster family works with her on this, but her forever family will need to continue that work. Lula loves snuggling in bed and always has to have a toy with her. She doesn’t like rainy days and will cover herself with a blanket to make sure she stays cozy. Lula loves going in the car, running around, and is always good for a laugh. We know the right home is out there for her. Can it please be yours? Apply today! Our rescue is based out of individual’s homes and most of us have several rescues at once. Due to the fact that Lula needs to be the only pet, we would also be open to a fostering situation with an experienced dog owner that would enjoy working with her. In a fostering situation, Senior Dog Haven & Hospice would continue to cover her expenses. Any questions regarding her behavior or interest in fostering, please e-mail info@seniordoghaven.org
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Oreo

Chihuahua

Male, Adult
Claymont, DE
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with dogs, Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Oreo joined us when his family could no longer care for him. Oreo will require a little time and patience to adjust to his new family and home. He loves to sit on your lap, snuggle in bed and give kisses. Oreo loves to run and the yard and loves to play with other dogs. He does show some food aggression and also does not know where the treat ends and fingers begin so he should not be in a home with young children. AOL had Oreo neutered, vaccinated, HW & Lyme checked (both negative) and he is microchipped. Oreo is 4 years old, 10 pounds and crate trained. He does do well with pp pads but with multiple pups in the home sometimes it’s hard to know who is missing the pad. Oreo was an only pup with his previous people but he is learning that doggy siblings are fun too🙂 At this time we believe that Oreo would do best in an adult only home, possibly 10+ would be okay depending on the child and the family’s experience with the tiny & mighty chihuahuas🙄 If you would like to inquire more about Oreo please email us at AOLanimalrescue@gmail.com
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Ace

Chihuahua Pit Bull Terrier

Male, Adult
Landenberg, PA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Introducing ACE! Ace is the place : ) Ace is a one-year-old, neutered, male who weighs approx 30 lbs. Up-to-date on vaccines and had his annual vet check at Stoneback Veterinary Associates in late March, housebroken, good with cats, grew up with kids and can live with a dog. Ace is a very shy and timid guy and will take some time to warm up but, once he does, he’ll be your sidekick.  He is going to need some training and socialization as puppies always do. Ace is quite the love -  if you are sitting, he is on your lap, wanting to cuddle. As far as we know he hasn’t been exposed to a lot of dogs, and will need time to transition into a home with other pets. His foster mom has two dogs and he seems skittish when they approach or if they try to initiate play with him. She feels over time he will gradually feel more comfortable. He will definitely need positive training and confidence building to make him a well rounded pup. It’s always important to socialize your puppy to many different things, so they can learn to adapt in a normal life. Ace is a wonderful soul who is looking for that right home who can help him grow to be the bravest boy ever. Interested in adding a little Ace to your family? Please fill out an application at www.companimals.org. Adoption $300May 19, 2024, 6:46 pm
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Penny (PA)

Chihuahua Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)

Female, Adult
Boothwyn, PA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Needs special attention, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Penny is being fostered in PA. Hi, I’m Penny and I am searching for my forever family. I love to cuddle, give kisses, and snuggle under blankets. My foster mom says that I am very sweet, and I am, except when I grumble at one of my blind foster siblings when they step on me when I am asleep. I don’t like that very much and I’m sure to tell them how I feel. I will play with them when I am awake and get along with them very well. I am always scared when someone picks me up and my foster parents say that I get crazy legs that go all over the place. I much prefer to walk by myself or hold on tight to my foster mom when she carries me. I know how to go up the stairs all by myself, but I don’t know how to go back down again. I was taken into the shelter as a neglect case and reported to be 9 years old, but I am very young at heart. I will be getting spayed in November. I will go potty outside but if I really have to go when I am inside, I will use a wee pad like a good girl. I like to dance around on my back legs and get lots of attention. My foster mom says that I have one very bad habit and I don’t want to give it up no matter how many times I am told “No”. I like to gobble up all of my food and then try to steal everyone else’s. My foster mom makes me eat in a different room and I still try to sneak my way to the others. BDRA has voted against the use of electrical fencing effective immediately.
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Nacho (VA)-sweet

Chihuahua Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)

Female, Adult
Boothwyn, PA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Not good with kids, Not good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs special attention, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Nacho is being fostered in VA. Nacho, a beautiful, sweet, and smart chihuahua mix, was turned into a shelter in Virginia in early January 2024 after her owner was no longer able to care for her. After just a couple days in the shelter, she was pulled by the Blind Dog Rescue and is now in a Virginia BDRA foster home. Nacho was seriously ill when she arrived at her foster home. She was taken immediately to the vet and it was determined she has diabetes. She is now on insulin injections twice a day and she is doing much better (she is currently using Vetsulin). While her blood glucose levels are not always within range, she has been doing so great – she is active, eating well, no peeing or pooping inside, etc. – and seems very healthy. Periodically she will need a glucose curve completed, which can be done at the vet or can be done with a continuous glucose monitor at home. She is good with getting her insulin injections. She was very thin when she arrived at her foster home (7 pounds) but has gained some weight and now weighs about 10 pounds. She looks terrific! She can see some although may bump into things too; she does have bilateral cataracts and dry eye, and she is on Optimmune once a day to treat the dry eye. Optimmune is completely controlling the dry eye and she is a very good sport about this medicine being put into her eyes. She can hear well and seems to understand some words, including “out” when it is time for her to go outside for a walk in the yard. She has a grade I-II heart murmur that requires no treatment. Because she had rabies certificate from her prior owner that indicated she was not spayed, she was taken to the vet for her spay and, once she was under anesthesia and her belly was shaved, there was a faint scar just where a spay scar would be. The vet felt she has been spayed because of the scar and also because she has no mammary development which would have been typical for a dog who had not been altered. So, she got a dental done instead; she had her teeth cleaned and 7 teeth pulled and she made it through the procedure like a champ. Nacho has settled into her foster home. She learned the routine pretty quickly! She loves to eat; she is generally a quiet dog but just before mealtime she gets loud and, when she knows the food bowl is coming, her tail wags so hard as she turns in a circle. She is a little sad, though, that she is not allowed snacks since diabetic dogs should just eat twice a day; she loves to eat! She sleeps quietly through the night in an indoor pen. She is housetrained. She doesn’t mind the leash. She likes to be outside to walk around and smell all the smells. She can walk up and down the two steps that connect the deck to the yard but could have trouble walking up and down a flight of stairs; at her foster home, she is always on the first floor. When she is going to be picked up, she likes a pat on her head and to hear a few words from her foster parents first (instead of just picking her up without touching her and talking to her first); then she is glad to be picked up and she likes to be carried around. The person who adopts Nacho should be prepared to go slowly with her, especially at the beginning, until she knows the routine and the people in her home. She now loves attention from her foster parents, and especially loves her head and her belly rubbed. She also doesn’t mind sitting in a lap either! And she is excited to sit on the sofa in the evenings with her foster mom along with other dogs that live in her home. She also gets excited when her foster parents come home after being out of the house running errands. Nacho generally ignores the other dogs in the home but she has not liked it if one of them (the ones who are blind) bumps into her bed when she is in it. She also does not like it when they bump into her before mealtime when all the dogs are excited and moving around. So, she is kept separate from the other dogs in the foster home, although she sees them outside and may even get very close to them, and she ignores them. She also ignores them when she sees them at the gate that separates her room from their room. Nacho’s foster parents think she could be fine in a home with other dogs who can see (so they would not accidentally bump into her or her bed), but there is no guarantee of that, so she would be best as the only dog in the house. And she would love being the only dog so she would get all the attention! And, while she loves attention, she is also just fine taking a nap when her foster parents are busy. She loves to bury herself under the blankets so you can’t even tell she is there. She is interested in the smell of the family cat but does not try to chase her, and does not bark at her or seem upset about the cat. But Nacho has a very good nose on her, and can tell if the cat has walked by or if a strange dog has been in the yard and she will become alert and walk in the direction of the smell. Nacho would not be good in a home with young children. Young children tend to move quickly and unpredictably, and she may not be happy about that. Nacho is ready for the perfect forever home! If you think you might be able to provide the perfect home for Nacho, fill out an application today! If you have questions about what it might be like to live with a dog with diabetes, please speak with your vet. And please know it is not hard! And Nacho is worth the effort! And remember the Blind Dog Rescue can work out a transport to get Nacho to you (within reasonable distance). BDRA has voted against the use of electrical fencing effective immediately.

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Brandywine Valley SPCA - New Castle

290 Churchmans Rd, New Castle, DE 19720

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Brandywine Valley SPCA - New Castle

290 Churchmans Rd, New Castle, DE 19720

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3.6 miles

Faithful Friends Animal Society

12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804

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5.1 miles

Senior Dog Haven & Hospice, Inc.

P.O. Box 1441, Wilmington, DE 19899

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11.6 miles

All Our Love Animal Rescue

PO BOX 143, Claymont, DE 19703

Pet Types: cats, dogs, small animals

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11.8 miles

CompAnimals Pet Rescue, Inc.

1497 Flint Hill Rd, Landenberg, PA 19350

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13.8 miles

Blind Dog Rescue Alliance - PA

PO Box 1855, Boothwyn, PA 19061

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13.8 miles

Blind Dog Rescue Alliance - PA

PO Box 1855, Boothwyn, PA 19061

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16.4 miles

Hinde's Animal Rescue Team

1109 Smith Bridge Rd, Glen Mills, PA 19342

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18.8 miles

Angel's Retreat

West Chester, PA 19382

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