Small Breed Rescue of Southern California

Adoption Details For Peter!

Type Dog
Primary Breed Chihuahua
Secondary Breed
Name Peter
Gender Male
Spayed / Neutered Yes
Primary Color Yellow
Secondary Color White
Age 15 Year(s) 8 Month(s) Old
Weight 6 lbs. 0 oz.
Hi! I'm Peter!

I was brought into the shelter as a stray with an open wound under my left eye. It was pretty bad but the medical staff helped me start healing. I was transferred to the rescue so that I could continue to heal in a home-like environment.

We don't know how I was injured but it could have been because I'm a bit of a scrapper as I have some old injure scars on my back leg that look like they healed without medical attention. I may not be a spring chicken but I do like to assert myself and some dogs don't like that. Unfortunately, I don't take their corrections well and I will stand my ground. This could be because though I can see, my eyesight isn't the best so my judgment of their intent can be a little off.

Yes, I am older but I am also very alert and I love to walk about and explore. When we are walking, even though the house, I like to be all 4 on the floor rather than being carried. But once we are on the couch or the bed, I love to cuddle up and fall asleep on you. Careful though, I will try to jump off of the bed on my own and I will injure myself if I do.

As an older dog, I will need to have regular medical checkups. I do have a heart murmur that needs to be checked but it's not an issue for me. While in care I received my vaccines, a micripchip, I was neutered, and I had a dental. My teeth were beyond bad but I was able to still keep some of my teeth! I will need to eat dry kibble to keep them.

I'm looking for a person or a couple who wants to spend most of their time with me. I prefer to be an only dog and please, no kids. If you think we may be a good match, or you would like to get to know me better, please complete an application by clicking the button below and you will be contacted soon.

Due to home introductions that are part of the adoption process, we can only accept applications for interested parties who are in or near San Diego County, California at this time.