Pinto has put on some weight, added some self confidence, has learned peeing in the house is most undesirable – at least to his foster mom and he has basically become a nice little dog.  He is not nippy at all, in fact, at adoption events he is downright a goodwill ambassador!  He loves to cuddle in bed, play with stuffed animals and roll in the grass.

Here are some up to date photos of Pinto

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New Hay
Cool Water
Furry buddies
Yet, he would rather be inside the house!  He is a house dog who loves to cuddle.
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Self assured guy

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Enjoying some hay that was donated.  The dogs, including this guy loved rolling in it!

pinto_bean_02_25_2011 01_05_2011Sebrina Tingley1412Naughty pup is sitting on the back of the couch right in front of the living room window.


These photos were taken February of 2011 – we were getting ready for our Tails of Love Auction and party fundraiser.  We were using leis as a decoration and for fun so I took advantage for photos.

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Here is the initial post:



4 year old Male  Chihuahua
Tan and white with some black markings
Does well with other dogs and with cats
Typical of chichi’s he needs some time to adjust to a new home and new owners but once he trusts you he loves to cuddle up with you on the couch.

Pinto would do ok with older children but not the wee ones.

He tends be a bit timid.
He is housetrained and does well in that area.

Pinto shares a foster home with a couple outgoing cats, an older large dog and Beanie. He and Beanie are quite the pair and would do well together in a forever home, however, Pinto and Beanie can be adopted out separately too.beannie_oct_6_2010

Here is a photo of Beanie. goldbow She is also white and brown but with a lot of white. She is a bit more timid then Pinto and would do best in an adult home.  She came to us awful thin and had been mistreated.

Pinto and Beanie spend their days chasing the cats or being chased by the cats: around and around the couch they go!  When not participating in the chase game they enjoy their couch time.  Beanie still needs help getting off and on but pinto7b_sept_21_2010she is getting better.

Why so many chichi’s?  Well, they don’t do so well at the animal goldbow shelters so we are asked to take them, they don’t take up so much room so it’s easier to absorb a few more chichi’s than labs, once they know you they are super sweet and the bottom line is people adopt a breed of dog without thinking it through so to the animal shelter they go.  It’s such a shame.

Chichi’s are a fantastic breed for the right person.  You will not find a more devoted, warmhearted, over the top affectionate dog.

pinto9d_sept_21_2010 Pinto is available for adoption.  If you are interested, please fill out an application and email it to us as an attachment.

Medical: He is neutered, micro chipped, wormed, and up to date on shots. 
Microchip: Included in the adoption is the registration of the AVID micro chip in the new owner’s name.

Adoption fee: $250

Leash and Collar or Harness:   a Lupine brand harness or collar and leash are provided for each
canine.  Lupine has a life time guarantee; if chewed, the company will replace it free of charge.


Making a Difference

PetsConnect! is an all volunteer not-for-profit organization moving into out Tenth Year!
rescue_chihuahua_posterAll the animals are in foster homes and well cared for, we pay our bills, make our thank yous and our volunteers work very hard to run PetsConnect! as a professional, caring, friendly business! 
The animals in our program come from local animal shelters and to the employees and volunteers of our local animal shelters we are most grateful and thankful for the hard, emotionally taxing work they engage in daily.

Want to Volunteer? Learn more now!
Want to Donate? Learn more now!  We are always in need of donations to help cover vet and food and more costs as well as material things such as bleach, toys, rawhides, blankets, towels, beds and the list goes on.

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