Skip to comments.SoCal shelter gets big Chihuahua influx
Posted on 03/02/2013 10:49:18 AM PST by JoeProBono
PASADENA, Calif.- The staff of a California animal shelter says they have video of the truck that dropped off 15 Chihuahuas at their front door.
The diminutive dog pack was found early Friday outside the office of the Pasadena Humane Society with no indication of where they had come from.
The only clues are a monogrammed blanket found in one of the wire crates and surveillance video that shows a white pickup truck stopping at the building shortly before dawn.
KTLA-TV in Los Angeles says the city has a misdemeanor law on the books regarding abandoning dogs that carries a fine.
The dogs will be put up for adoption.
There are worse things that could have happened to them.
Yeah. Better Chihuahuas than Pitbulls - as Chet99 once said.
Chihuahua’s adopt-out easily, so I’ve heard.
Turn them loose. Maybe they will make a run for the border.
They aren’t for me but they aren’t bad dogs. I just prefer my Jack Russells.
Seen here in one of her more play moments.
Some of the illegal aliens just released by obama?
“Is everything in life simply all about politics” — Plato
I once went into a shoe store to get some arch supports, and I was immediately accosted by two attack Chihuahuas who insisted on being held, scratched, petted, and tummy rubbed while climbing on my lap until I was rescued by the store’s owner.
It was so grueling that when I went back the next day to pick up my custom supports, the little monsters REMEMBERED me, and I had to go through it all over again.
When I went to leave, to my horror, they followed me to the door and whined when I actually walked out.
Seriesly, that was the most fun I’ve ever had in a shoe store in my life.
I just adopted 2 wonderful little chi’s from my local animal shelter this morning. they are absolute little snuggle bunnies! They are estimated to be 10 and 7 yrs old respectively. They were taken in as strays and they were starving, their poor little ribs were sticking out.
We found our chihuahua Coco dumped out in our neighborhood in Feb. She was only about 6 mos old and totally traumatized. She is so cute and loving we cannot imagine a time when we did not have her.
For renters, small dogs like chihuahua’s are their only option for having a dog. Chihuahua’s make great pets and are defenders of their property and humans.
And if Chet99 said it once, he said it a...
Those dogs bark at everything. Leaves moving, cars driving by, maybe even grass growing. And it is an annoying yap, yap, yap.
Big dogs judge what is worth an alert.
There are several things I could say about this, besides the obvious vitriol toward the dumper.
First, maybe someone rescued these dogs (literally) from a hoarder or puppy mill.
Second, maybe the hoarder or mill runner got religion and decided to turn over a new leaf and stop what he was doing, willy nilly.
And for a little humor....
“shows a white pickup truck stopping”
Was it actually a blue Caprice?
Thirty years ago I had an Airedale who didn’t consider anything worth a bark. She would mumble a squeeky whine of anticipation if someone walked too close to the front door such as the mailman. She would bite anyone who tried to touch her. When you first reached in her direction she would bare her teeth, no growl. Then if you actually tried to touch her she would give your hand a soft bite. If you insisted on touching her she would draw blood.
I’d give $5000 for an exact copy of her today. The absolute best dog in the world. Friendly and protective to my wife and myself ONLY. When friends came over they had to tolerate an inspection smell. They received a warning not to touch her if she walks close to you because this is her home and you are in it. She doesn’t want your attention so ignore her and everything will be fine.
She understood curious young children and didn’t attack them but she wouldn’t sit and allow them to pet her either. Oh, what a fantastic dog she was. I stole her from a rancher who used to physically abuse her.
My little 3.8 lb., 14 year old Chi just passed away two weeks ago. She was a perfect little lady and never yap, yap, yappy. So what you say is not true of all of them. I've known big dogs that barked all night just to bark. So what you say about them is not true of all of them either.
German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County have three chihuahuas for adoption, they will save if at risk and no one else steps up.
Had more but two were adopted.
Ya she is...my best friend...She's spoiled but has no fear.
JRT’s are the best.:)
Shoot, I would say the dogs were lucky to have been left at the door of an animal shelter, rather than somewhere else. Chihuahua’s are very popular with the Hispanics and are often even stolen here in my South Texas town.
Thanks for the pings Joe.
My wife and daughter got us a 4 lb. Chi Dog, when he was very young.
Now years later, I can state without reservation, he is the worst pet ever.
Pisses where he wants, poops where he wants, bites me, etc.
They even paid for a trainer, to teach them how to train the animal. Wasted money.
Next pet, I get to pick.
They’re looking for Taco bell.
Oh, so sorry for your loss. We have two, a 9 yo and one that is probably 3-4; he is not very healthy, so I don’t expect him to live long. The 9 yo is like a pup, wild and crazy. I call him my flying squirrel.
There is something about the little ones and marking territory. We have tried everything. As cute and loving as they are, I probably won’t get another one. I have one that will bite anyone else, but will let us torture him (he is sick, has to get baths, meds, ears scrubbed) without so much as a threatening look. But if the vet looks at him, he turns into the tasmanian chihuahua.
My attack chi snuck out of the yard the other day (the snow had pushed some of the fencing apart, and he can always find those weaknesses) and “terrorized” a neighbor until I got home from work. He almost didn’t want to come home.
Any relation to the early astronaut with the same name?
In today's social environment that is the ultimate stupid, thoughtless, cruel law imagineable.
I volunteer at a local rescue organization, and know for a fact the horrific alternatives to this unenforceable law. A quick and merciful death, if they're lucky, by people who have no business having pets, let alone children.
Vicious little things, aren’t they. If you’re not careful around them, they’ll cute you to death, for sure!! Or at least break your heart, as you must leave them with their owners. [smiles]
I love dogs.
Aww. Couple senior woofers in there. :-(
So you're not too confused, "German Shepherd".
German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County will save a few, hopefully Coastal and Westside German Shepherd Rescues will save a few more.
My sister adapted the sweetest Chi mix this weekend. Remarkable, because it had been physically abused by men in two previous “homes”, but still isn’t afraid of men. In fact, I practically need a crowbar to pry it from my lap.