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Chihuahua puppies and dogs in Joliet, Illinois

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These Chihuahuas are available in Joliet, Illinois.
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Diego

Chihuahua Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, 1 yr 3 mos
Shorewood, IL
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Not good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Diego and Dora came to us as unclaimed strays, ready for a fresh start! Diego is a 1-year-old chihuahua mix, weighing around 17 pounds. He's a very sweet guy, who will jump up for attention and pets. He enjoys his walks and sniffing around. Diego can be a little mouthy when he's excited. He is looking for a home without other dogs and older kids.
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Dora (Adoption Pending)

Chihuahua Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, 1 yr 3 mos
Shorewood, IL
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Dora came to us as an unclaimed stray, ready for a fresh start. Dora is a 1-year-old chihuahua mix weighing in at just 7lbs. She can be a little shy at first but is the cutest and sweetest little lady! She allows us to pick her up and carry her if necessary but is squirmy and would prefer to walk. Dog meets are welcome. Dora seems to do well with small dogs but does not like big dogs. She does not tolerate harnesses/collars or having them be put on, so will require a slip lead.
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Milo

Chihuahua Papillon

Male, Adult
Joliet, IL
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
People often ask us what kind of dog Milo is, and we could try to guess what breeds he is (your guess is as good as ours), but we’d rather just tell you about his personality. Because he has a pretty great one! Milo is above all things, a lapdog. If there is a lap to be cuddled, he is there to curl up on it, and soak up all the love. And he isn’t picky. Be it his forever family that he is bonded to, or a friend visiting for dinner. Milo doesn’t discriminate. If you are a willing participant, he’s happy to share his snuggles with you! Milo doesn’t mind meeting new people, and engages them with happy tail wags both inside and outside the home. How dog friendly he is is a bit of an unknown as his foster home doesn’t have other pets, but we would be happy to explore this with purpose if a family that applies has other pets. He does show interest in seeing other dogs on walks, but has not met any of them. Milo very much enjoys his walks, and gets so excited when he realizes it is that time! He’s fairly low energy in the home, and doesn’t need a fenced in yard, but a walk or two a day would be necessary, along with other potty breaks. He doesn’t prefer his crate but will go in it when his foster family leaves the home. As is common with little dogs, Milo is working on his potty training, and shows continuous improvement. As for his eye, Milo likely sustained an injury to it before he was found as a stray. It was removed to prevent further issues down the line, such as glaucoma. It does not impact his daily life, and he is a normal guy! The adoption fee for Milo is $400. This donation helps to cover veterinary expenses including spay/neuter, microchip and vaccinations. Wish Upon a Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit, foster based animal rescue. If you would like to meet Milo please complete our adoption questionnaire at www.wishuponarescue.org/adopt. We will review your responses and be in contact to schedule a meet and greet at a time and place convenient for your family and our team members.
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Pablo "Rico" Pawcasso

Chihuahua

Male, Adult
Joliet, IL
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
Pablo (noun) - a medium length, wire-hair black chihuahua who has ears 5 times too big and legs 5 times too short and stumpy for his body. Might be a chiweenie. See also: loyal, smart, snuggly, energetic, happy stalke-errr we mean shadow; the most well- behaved chihuahua as long as you are not a large dog, child, or stranger. Prefers the company of small, female dog friends and one or two patient adults who have a great sense of humor and prefer a calmer home without too much chaos. He can also share a home with cats, though he will sometimes try to chase them. A Pablo's favorite things include: early morning snuggles in bed, couch snuggles, sunbathing flat on his side looking dead, treats, playing with toys, and spending time with mom and/or dad. Best Skills: - Name Recognition: responds to Pablo or Rico, and comes when called even from the backyard when he is barking at the neighbors, the mailman, children playing on the next block, or the wind - Eating (though he can be picky, he likes to keep you on your toes and always guessing what he's going to like each hour) - Potty-Trained! Yes, behold a chihuahua who is potty trained! - Crate-Trained: though he doesn't like it, he will go right in on his own when asked - Sit: sometimes, if he wants to and a collection of other random skills his dog-trainer foster mom has tried to teach him. Okay, so maybe he's not book-smart....NEXT! - Sleeps through the night - next to you in bed and under the blankets of course - Confidence: he prances around like the rightful king of his castle with his own unique strut - Olympic ready: he is a perfect candidate for his favorite activities! sprinting, jumping, murdering stuffed toys, picking pills out of food, playing fetch, and napping - the most muscular, buff chihuahua you will ever meet! so buff in fact, his muscles busted right out of his Hawaiian shirt (which he hated anyways because he doesn't like clothes) - Protects his people: you will never pee or shower alone again! He positions himself with his butt to you or the shower and guards the door for predators while you do your business. He will also protect you from any perceived threat by barking loudly and saying "go away you scary _____(Insert thing thats only scary to Pablo) ____ or else! Leave my mom/dad/furry sister/my house and territory alone right this instant!" What a gentleman! - Stuck-like-glue: being a stalker is not usually a great quality to have unless you weigh 9lbs like Pablo, and then it's okay. He will follow you everywhere! He will sit next to you on the couch, be the big or little spoon at night while you sleep (how versatile!), stare at you while you eat, follow you around the house from room to room. You'll do everything together forever! Quirks: - He is a Chihuahua: he needs someone who understands he's a chihuahua - and he acts like a chihuahua. He does not want to make new friends, he only thinks he wants to go for walks but really doesn't, he barks a lot, he is selectively people and dog friendly - but he also will become your best friend within a few hours time. - He needs a forever home where his new family doesn't like to have people over to visit often, as it really freaks him out to have visitors disrupt the peace of his safe-space aka your home. Are you ready to meet your new tiny best friend? Visit www.wishuponarescue.org/adopt today to find out more about how to join Pablo's inner circle.
We'll also keep you updated on Bart's adoption status with email updates.
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Bart

Chihuahua Dachshund

Male, Adult
Joliet, IL
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,
Story
We aren’t going to lie, we are pretty impressed with Bart’s foster home for not keeping this guy, and instead letting another lucky family adopt him, because he is a pretty special guy! At only two years old, Bart already has quite the set of skills under his belt! He is crate trained, walks nice on leash, and is good with dogs, cats, and kids. To top it all off, he is non-destructive in the home, and is good at meeting strangers. Bart’s foster home says that they will miss everything about him, but especially the way he loves to cuddles, his silly nature, and his love of tug toys and running in the yard. If you are looking for a young pupper to join your family, Bart is your guy. Ideally, we’d love to find a home with a fenced yard and an active family. The adoption fee for Bart is $400. This donation helps to cover veterinary expenses including spay/neuter, microchip and vaccinations. Wish Upon a Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit, foster based animal rescue. If you would like to meet Bart please complete our adoption questionnaire at www.wishuponarescue.org/adopt. We will review your responses and be in contact to schedule a meet and greet at a time and place convenient for your family and our team members.

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These Chihuahuas are available for adoption close to Joliet, Illinois.
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Huey

Chihuahua Dachshund

Male, 7 yrs 5 mos
Romeoville, IL
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, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Hi there my name is Huey and I am a Chihuahua/Schnauzer/Terrier mix about 7 years old. I have been in the rescue for quite some time as it takes me a little time to trust people. I was abused in my past so on my initial meet and greets with new people I am unsure and sudden movements make me scared. Once I get to know you and trust you you can't get rid of me. Once we are BFFs, I am the most loyal, fun, sassy and most of all cuddly friend. I am looking for my forever home with somebody who is either a stay at home, work from home, or retired as I like to be with my people as much as possible. I am completely up to date on my vetting which includes neutered, rabies vaccine, distemper vaccine, bordetella, negative fecal, negative heartworm, and microchipped. If interested in meeting me please go to the rescue's website www.atailof4paws.org and fill out the application. Once completed email or scan to rescue@atailof4paws.org
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Mercutio

Chihuahua Pug

Male, 12 yrs 5 mos
Romeoville, IL
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Meet Mercutio (pronounced Mer-Cue-She-O)! He is a vibrant and active ~12 year old boy who is looking for his forever home. He is happy to cuddle up on the couch, but also loves romping in the fenced yard. He gets along with other dogs, kids, and cats- but he does occasionally try to chase the cat. He can get protective of his people and that is when his chihuahua traits can some out- such as barking or growling at strangers on walks, He is crate trained and does great with potty training. He loves a good game of fetch with a squeaky toy. He is looking for a dog savvy home that is familiar with the protective nature of chihuahuas. He really is a love bug. He did have a mast cell tumor that was removed from his tail, but margins were good and it was low grade, so chances of reoccurrence are low, but it will need to be monitored. He also got a full dental cleaning. Mercutio's adoption donation of $300 helps cover the cost of his veterinary care. Application, reference checks, and home visit required. Adopters must live 1.5 hours driving distance from Romeoville, IL. For more information on adopting, please email us at info@perfectpooches.org. If you are interested in adopting, please complete an adoption application, which can be found on our website at www.perfectpooches.org under the Adoption Process tab. All dogs are spayed/neutered, current on vaccines, heartworm tested (age appropriate), fecal tested and/or dewormed, and microchipped.
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Bam Bam

Chihuahua

Male, 5 yrs 1 mo
Romeoville, IL
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Bam Bam is a cute little Tri-colored chihuahua who is guessed to be about 7 years old. He came to us with Barkley, but they are not bonded and can be adopted separately. He is a good boy who gets along with other dogs, cats, and respectful kids. He is crate trained and does really well with his housetraining. Bam Bam's adoption donation of $350 helps cover the cost of his medical care. Application, reference checks, and home visit required. Adopters must live 1.5 hours driving distance from Romeoville, IL. For more information on adopting, please email us at info@perfectpooches.org. If you are interested in adopting, please complete an adoption application, which can be found on our website at www.perfectpooches.org under the Adoption Process tab. All dogs are spayed/neutered, current on vaccines, heartworm tested (age appropriate), fecal tested and/or dewormed, and microchipped.
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Flash

Chihuahua

Male, Senior
Romeoville, IL
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs special attention, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
We are a Veteran family and rescued Flash when he was 10 years old. He’d just had his teeth removed and had his tongue hanging out just a bit. Which is kinda cute. He also was a nervous dog at first but has gotten so much better. Flash is a cuddly couch potato. He doesn’t bark much and just likes a good routine. Fun to carry around with you. We love Flash but just can’t keep him due to health issues and changes in schedule. We just want him to have a good home.
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Whiskey

Chihuahua

Male, Puppy
Plainfield, IL
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Not good with kids, Good with dogs, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Meet Whiskey, a male chihuahua pup who is around 6 months old and weighs about 7 lbs. He is being fostered with his sister Daisy but is looking for his very own forever family. Whiskey & Daisy are super cute puppies with lots of energy and very needy with people. They love their humans. They want to be as close to you as possible and prefer to be in the same room as you. They will cry if left unattended or try their best to get to you. They are great with dogs and cats. They love to play with balls, chew on bones and chase each other around the yard. They still need help with using the pee pads and going outside and they hate collars and leashes so we do need to have their new families have a fenced in. yard.  *They will not be adopted together, please apply for only one* Kids and visiting grandkids 10 or older only please  If you are interested in adopting/meeting , please complete our online adoption application that you can find here: https://www.starfishanimalrescue.com/adopt/dog-adoption-application . Your application will be reviewed by our team and if it is a good fit, we will send to the foster family to set up a meet! The adoption fee of $500 will include spay/neuter, microchip, age appropriate/required vaccinations, treatment for heartworm and any other necessary medical treatment to assure a healthy new pup for your family. IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: Although we do our best to describe breed, since our pups all come from shelters we can not and will not make any guarantee on breed or size. We can tell you that they are 100% RESCUED! And that is the BEST breed!   *please note that we are a foster home based rescue and we do home visits as part of the adoption process - we are unable to adopt to families who live outside of the Chicago and surrounding suburbs. Thank you for your understanding    Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.July 12, 2024, 11:27 pm
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Pickles

Chihuahua

Female, Adult
Frankfort, IL
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with dogs, Needs special attention, House-trained, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
FOSTERED IN: Oak Forest, IL 60452 ESTIMATED DOB: 2017 WEIGHT: 8 lbs KIDS: Visitors Only DOGS: Yes, Calm Only CATS: Unknown HISTORY: Pickles came to us from an Animal Control Facility. ABOUT: Pickles is a special little girl who will need a very special adopter who is willing to manage her heart condition. (See more below) Pickles is such a sweet little girl. She can be a little apprehensive of new people at first but after a few moments she wants everyone to give her love and attention. Pickles has a special affinity for men! Pickles will bring love and joy to any home that adopts her. Pickles is housetrained, does well in the car, and walks well on leash. She is generally very quiet and only barks at normal dog things like the doorbell or an unusual/loud noise. She is crated in her foster home and does very well. She actually spent most of her time in her crate the first few days, so she does appreciate having a safe place to call her own. Her foster home said she is such a good, easy dog. Her foster said it is hard to remember she is sick because she is so happy and full of life. Pickles does well with other dogs, but can only be placed with calm dogs who will not encourage excessive activity from her. We also think Pickles will be best served in a calm, adult-only home due to her medical needs and restrictions. She will likely be fine with gentle child visitors. Pickles has a congenital disease called Reverse Shunting Patent Ductus Arteriosus. Her life expectancy was listed as 1-24 months on her cardiology report, but because she responded to the medication well, we are hopeful she will have a longer life span. Her foster home said the medication made a noticeable difference. Pickles is already quite the survivor at 6 years old! Her cardiology report states that ⅔ of dogs with her condition do not survive past 1 year. Pickles will need an adopter committed to her medication regimen as she receives 5 different medications. The cost of her medications is approximately $80-90/month. Her food also needs to be specific due to elevated kidney levels. She is currently doing well on Purina Pro Plan dry. Pickles is also to remain on an exercise restricted life, she should avoid heavy activity, a lot of excitement, and temperature extremes. Her adopter will need to expect to keep up with regular veterinary visits including potential future cardiology appointments if/as needed. Pickles is not spayed, and cannot be safely sedated for the surgery. Her heat cycles will need to be carefully managed. If you think you have the room in your heart and home for this special-needs girl, more information on our adoption process and our adoption application can be found at www.luluslockerrescue.org.

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Chihuahua shelters & rescues in Joliet, Illinois

There are animal shelters and rescues that focus specifically on finding great homes for Chihuahua puppies in Joliet, Illinois. Browse these Chihuahua rescues and shelters below.

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Shelter

3.2 miles

Will County Humane Society

24109 W. Seil Road, Shorewood, IL 60404

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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Rescue

5.7 miles

Wish Upon a Rescue

Joliet, IL 60432

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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