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Chihuahua

Riddick Loves a Lap and Laps

IN THE March 16 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin



Found on the street with a severe case of mange and signs of general neglect, Riddick is nevertheless a happy, friendly boy.

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Valley Animal Center: Terrific Tulip

IN THE February 9 ISSUE

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by Casey Nagle


Terrific Tulip is a tan and white, eight-year-old Chihuahua who has been in our care since September 2018. Tulip was abandoned at Valley Animal Center. After her initial adoption, Tulip had a reaction to her vaccines which rendered her temporarily immobile; she is now unable to receive any additional vaccines. When she returned to the center, Tulip made a full recovery and is now ready for her forever home.

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by Lee Juslin



The Family, as the volunteers at Colonel Potter Rescue call them, were found on the street. Mom and five newly born babies were in rough shape. A well-meaning person found them and took them home. Unfortunately, a young child in the family tried to handle the babies, but the mom, doing what moms do, defended her little ones. The family was taken to the shelter the next day.

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by Wendy Hunter


People will do just about anything for their pets. You know what I’m talking about: You dress your dogs, coddle your cats, baby your birds, and pamper your ponies. You feed them filet, serve them salmon, shell their seeds, and core their crab apples. They snooze on your sofa, nap on your lap, squat on your shoulder, and nuzzle your neck. They’re spoiled rotten, and you know it. But the world’s a scary place. Would you rescue Fido from a flood? For sure. Would you scale a spruce to save Simba? Certainly. Protect Polly the parrot from predators? Positively. Battle bad guys for Black Beauty? You bet.

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ARF: Choose a Chihuahua!

IN THE November 7 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures
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by Wendy Hunter


We live in a big world. We like big things. We drive big cars, carry big phones, surf big computers, buy big houses, and watch big TVs while eating big meals. There are trucks in this town with wheels so enormous, that they could flatten my dinky Honda into a shriveled piece of tin foil. My sister’s Samsung cell is almost the size of her head. The Mac in my bedroom could double as a movie screen.

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by Cyntha Chow



For the past six months, budding private investigator Geri Sullivan has been casting doubt on her sanity by insisting that her adopted rescue Chihuahua Pepe has the ability to talk. Now Geri’s mental stability is being questioned by her frantic assertions that Pepe is not talking to her. Ironically enough, the tiny canine detective has taken a vow of silence out of the fear that Geri’s claims could very realistically get her locked up in an institution. It’s a vow Pepe soon comes to regret—but, as he proudly declares, he is a dog of his word.

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by Joyce Brandon


Every once in a while a larger than life character crosses your path. This is as true in rescue as it is in any other walk of life. Joey, a seemingly insignificant little tan Chihuahua, is one of those whose stories I enjoy telling. Joey has certainly left his mark on my heart.

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by Deborah Young


Juno, a six-pound Chihuahua and the pack leader of Juno’s Place on Facebook, was adopted when she was two months old (and sick with pneumonia!). I nursed her back to health and now the little Chihuahua is a goodwill icon, doing big things with a huge heart and personality. Juno works patiently and tirelessly with children and adults, teaching them kindness and respect toward animals—and, in the process, kindness and respect toward each other as well.

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What’s Your Story? An Animal Rescue Adventure

IN THE October 19 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles,
andJoyce Brandon,
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by Joyce Brandon


Driving down the hill last night a brown blur darted across the road in front of us. My husband said, “Look, a coyote!” Upon closer inspection, it soon became obvious it wasn’t a coyote but a terrified brown Chihuahua. He was running as fast as he could and I could see him open-mouth breathing and knew in a flash this was a dog in serious trouble. The only fate awaiting him on this rural mountain road was going to be a collision with a car or he was going to become supper for a hungry coyote. I pulled over as quickly as was safe and got out of my car hoping I would be successful in catching him.

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by Kathryn Primm, DVM


Good things come in small packages, right? Consider TicTac. She is a Chihuahua, just over four pounds, tiny like the candy for which she’s named and every bit as sweet. She is affectionate and she enchants everyone who gets to meet her. She’s a shoulder dog, with a distinct preference for the right shoulder. (If you put her on your left, she will squirm until she makes it over to the right.) She has a knack for making whoever is holding her feel like the center of the universe, which probably explains how she retains her supremacy.

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by Joyce Brandon


I ran into a friend and fellow rescuer at H.O.P.E. Animal Foundation in Fresno yesterday. Linda was busily unloading her transport van with lots of little crates full of a plethora of little dogs. She lined the hall with crates and waited patiently as the H.O.P.E. staff checked each little guy in. The dogs had several things in common: they were adorable, fantastic, and unadoptable in this valley and on their way to new homes in Oregon and Minnesota.

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Extreme Chihuahua Makeover – Bachelor Edition

IN THE January 19 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles,
andJoyce Brandon,
andPets
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by Joyce Brandon


“¡Yo quiero Taco Bell!” is a phrase most people alive in the late 90s will recognize and associate with the adorable Taco Bell Chihuahua. That little tan, apple head Chihuahua, stole the hearts of millions of Americans and for good reason: Chihuahuas are adorable!

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