(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Not good with kids,
Spayed or Neutered,
My name is Carlos, a 1 or 2-year-old male chihuahua. I was found as a stray in small town of Palmyra, IL on July 5. Although my found dog post was seen by over 9,500 people, no one ever claimed me. I felt sad and alone. I was very scared when I first got here, but the staff here has worked with me to help me gain confidence. I still am very timid when I first meet new people...I'll even growl or give you a low grumble. But, when I get to know you, you are locked in my heart for life! Once you are in my circle, I'll jump right in your lap and let you pick me up. I don't mind being carried and I love to be held close. It makes me feel safe and secure. The folks here say I am such a funny boy when I trot around with my head so high. Well, why not? I'm pumped up and proud! I also love my crate and will jump in it on my own when I need to feel safe or have some alone time. My favorite hobby is tossing around a squeaky toy and then give it a big shake! I also love following my humans around..walking from room to room, seldom straying very far. My perfect home will be a quiet one without little kids. A fenced yard would be great. If not, I will need to be on a leash to go potty and on walks--I don't want to get lost and end up here again. And, since I like my crate, it would be nice if I had one at your house too! I'm not keen on other dogs or cats--at least here, I growl at them. But maybe it would be okay if your pets ignored me. Anyway...If you are looking for a young, cute, little companion like me, let's do a meet and greet!
Please come meet this sweet soul soon! (We keep our posts up-to-date.) We do ADOPTIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, on a first-come/first serve basis. The EASIEST and QUICKEST way to make an appointment is to click the blue "Book Now" button at the top of our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/maccoanimalcontrol. If there is a pet you really want, we highly recommend making an appointment as early and soon as possible, since we generally are first-come, first-serve. Be sure and write this pet’s name in the note section of the form, so we know who you want to see. No need to email us prior to making an appointment, unless you have a specific question. If you are not on FaceBook, tell us that when you fill out the form on this page or email us. Appointments are available:
Mon., Wed, Thurs.~ 10am-2:30pm
Fri. & Sat.~ 8:30-Noon
***NOTE: Adoption fee includes spay/neuter, microchip and vaccines; all required before adoptions are finalized.
We are a rural animal control and depend on both local and out-of-county folks to adopt our pets. We appreciate you looking!