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Zelda

Zelda Zelda Zelda

Meet Zelda!
 
Zelda is currently on a medical hold. She just came to us earlier today from PVAS after being on their euthanasia list. She was picked up as a stray and presented with a fever and neurological symptoms. She is in quarantine with her foster momma waiting to see her Distemper test results. She does have a vet appt tomorrow to see if they can help diagnose her symptoms. We are hoping she is just a CH baby and have our fingers crossed for good news.
 
Zelda is approximately 4 years old, and 5 lbs of emaciated tiny girl. Here is her video from PVAS https://fb.watch/cYcpGFH57S/
 
More pupdates to come as she gets checked out!
 

Age: 4
Weight: 5 lbs.
Color: White & Tan

 

Lexi

Kadi & Lexi Kadi & Lexi Kadi & Lexi

Meet Lexi!
 
Lexi (white chest) and Kadi (all black), join us from Abilene with miss Jolene. These two girls are very sweet, and skittish like Jolene, but are easier to bribe into loving you. With the right treats, a good blankie, and a little time they will go from fear barking to hand kisses in no time. They do really like each other. But do not appear to be bonded. Both girls are around 6 lbs of leggy beauty. They do have a decent amount of hairloss, which looks like it’s due to a previous flea infestation.
 
These two sweet baby girls get vetted this week! More info to come!
 

Age: 4-5?
Weight: 6 lbs.
Color: Black & White

 

Kadi

Kadi & Lexi Kadi & Lexi Kadi & Lexi

Meet Kadi!
 
Lexi (white chest) and Kadi (all black), join us from Abilene with miss Jolene. These two girls are very sweet, and skittish like Jolene, but are easier to bribe into loving you. With the right treats, a good blankie, and a little time they will go from fear barking to hand kisses in no time. They do really like each other. But do not appear to be bonded. Both girls are around 6 lbs of leggy beauty. They do have a decent amount of hairloss, which looks like it’s due to a previous flea infestation.
 
These two sweet baby girls get vetted this week! More info to come!
 

Age: 4-5?
Weight: 6 lbs.
Color: Black

 

Jolene

Jolene Jolene Jolene

Meet Jolene!
 
Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Joooooleeeeeene! I’m begging you, please don’t take my ham.
 
This little floofy bean is Jolene! She is approximately 8 yrs old, and 7 lbs of timid, sweet fluff. She arrived to ACR with two other chis, Lexi and Kadi, from the Abilene shelter. Despite being scared, she is opening up and will even send a tail wag your way. Jolene also appears to be potty trained to use pee pads. She’s just a funny little floof, with a schweet schnaggly schmile 😁, and she’s been getting along well with her new furry foster family.
 
Right now we are taking it slow with this little lady, and are waiting to see her come out of her shell.
 
More updates to come!
 

Age: 8
Weight: 7 lbs.
Color: Tan & White

 

Miss Lili

Miss Lili Miss Lili Miss Lili

Meet Miss Lili!
 
This sweet senior is a Miss, not Mrs. so do not get it twisted! At 12 years old, this girl is single, and looking to mingle…. well not really looking looking, cause you know, she kinda blind. But that won’t let that stop her!
 
Miss Lili is a hottie with a body, and she is ready for love. She is chunky at 8.5 lbs, but is starting her diet today. She will be lean and mean in no time. In the meantime, we just love all her lady lumps.
 
ML came to us today from PVAS, after being owner surrendered for being too old. Due to overcrowding at the shelters, this lil mama was given 72 hours before being euthanized. Now, she is SAFE!!!
 
She has blindness in at least one of her eyes, severe dental disease, is overweight, and needs to be spayed. But most of all, she is just 100% sweet girl. She doesn’t care about her age, current medical issues, or what her old family thinks. She knows she’s going to get vetted, cared for, and a loving home… with good diet food.
 
Update 7/26: Miss Lili only needs a good dental. This is scheduled for August 8th so let’s get this applications in to get this sweet girl to a new home!!

Age: 12 years old
Weight: 8.5 lbs
Color: Tan/White

 

Phoenix

Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix

Meet Phoenix!
 
The first of our Craigslist pups has had his vet check and just look at this glow up!!!
 
Phoenix is approximately 1 year old, 6 lbs. Pheonix was the last pup we were able to catch. He was wedged up into the inside of the wheelwell of an RV. It took 3 people to be able to block him, and lasso him. You can see the picture where we had put him in the kennel and he just laid there. He laid there when we offered them burgers and flea medication, he laid there the 3 hour drive back home, and he laid there the 3.5 hours he waited until it was his turn for the spa. He was petrified.
 
His foster momma saw him, and immediately called dibs despite his fear and depressed state, she scooped him up and hugged him with the fleas and ticks dripping from his body.
 
She warmed the water, set him in the sink and lathered him up, and his body just relaxed. No more fear, no more sadness, no more pain, just warm bubbles, and 3 ladies just fawning over how sweet and beautiful he is, as they pulled tick after tick from his filthy foamy body. No fear as his ears were cleaned, no fear as his nails were trimmed. Just sweet little licks and kisses as if he was approving all the love.
 
Two days later, the last hundreds of tiny dead ticks have all fallen off. And this new pup is just a different dog! He plays with toys, his foster brother, rode in the car to the vet and was the most patient patient there is. He has a retained puppy tooth, but will get it removed at his neuter at the end of the month. He is still nervous but is growing and becoming more confident by the hour.
 
If you are interested in Phoenix, fill out an application at www.aychihuahuarescue.org/adopt. He will be available for adoption, but won’t be able to go home until after he has been neutered.

Age: 1 year old
Weight: 6 lbs
Color: Brown w/ white

 

Olive

**Pending Adoption**

Olive Olive Olive

Meet Olive!!
 
Olive and Neji came in this Monday from the San Antonio kill shelter. They were among a huge group of 25 pups that were brought in last week. These two look so similar we think they have to be related #twinning.
 
Olive is a sweet 3 year old, 8 lb, future velcro little girl. She has been settling in and while she can still be stand offish at times, always needs to have eyes on her human. She will always run back to the safety of her kennel if it’s just too much, but will start to cry if you move out of sight. She’s highly food motivated, which works to her foster mommas advantage. She has been working on potty training, but so far has been using her potty pads really well. She still gets nervous and overwhelmed outside, so she gets bladder shy. Yesterday, she finally decided she loves people, and certain ones deserve kisses, and the honor of petting her.
 
Both of these babies are ready NOW and can go to their forever  homes. They are not bonded and are being fostered separately.
 
Interested in adopting Neji and/or Olive, fill out an application at www.aychihuahuarescue.org/adopt. Already approved, send us a message and let us know!

Age: 3 years old
Weight: 3 lbs
Color: Brown & Tan

 

Neji

Neji Neji Neji

Meet Neji!!
 
Olive and Neji came in this Monday from the San Antonio kill shelter. They were among a huge group of 25 pups that were brought in last week. These two look so similar we think they have to be related #twinning.
 
 
Neji is the same size, but he is just a little younger at 1-2 years of age. He is still warming up to people, but has to be touching another dog at all times. He is definitely a dogs dog. He appears to be potty trained and is quiet when in the kennel. Now that he is settling in, he is loving to eat. Even though he is still shy, he is very sweet, and  percent smiles.
 
Both of these babies are ready NOW and can go to their forever  homes. They are not bonded and are being fostered separately.
 
Interested in adopting Neji and/or Olive, fill out an application at www.aychihuahuarescue.org/adopt. Already approved, send us a message and let us know!

Age: 1-2 years old
Weight: 3 lbs
Color: Brown & Tan

 

Rico

Rico Rico Rico

Meet Rico!
 
Rico is our 2nd ready from the Craigslist crew. Rico is very suave, he is 3.7 lbs and approximately 10 years old. He has hyper pigmentation where his blue is, so you see his lil blue skin. He has dry eyes, and just needs eye drops 2x a day, then his little eyes sparkle. He’s got a little bit of a scrawy butt going on, so he can use a few ounces added on, and he will be the sexiest senior boi on the block.
 
He is already missing some teefies, as you can tell by the tongue, but still needs the rest cleaned up. He also needs a neuter, so he will be getting the full treatment the 22nd. Then he will be ready for his forever home.
 
He is still shy, but is learning to be more trusting every day. He does appreciate snuggles and pets, but you have to go get them. He still gets startled and can run back to his kennel if you get up. But soon he will be a specialist in the cuddle department.
 
Interested in Rico the chiquito? Fill out an application at www.aychihuahuarescue.org/adopt. Pre-approved? Send us a message!

Age: 10 years old
Weight: 3.7 lbs
Color: White & Brown

 

Quinn

Quinn Quinn Quinn

Meet Quinn,
 
Quinn is the 3rd pup ready from the recent tick infested group of 6. You can see tiny bald spots near his eye and forehead where some ticks had dug in, but were removed during his spa day with us.
 
His vet check went great! Quinn is a lil guy at 5.7 lbs and is around 2 years old. He is currently hanging out with his foster family, and lil senior boi Rico. He loves to snuggle, and check out his new world, tail and tail with his brother from another mother. He is all smiles, but like the rest he is skittish. He is interested in spending time with people, but can run away to spoon his brother if startled.
 
We are taking apps on Quinn, and he will be available to go home after his neuter on the 22nd.
 
Interested in adopting Quinn? Submit an application at www.aychihuahuarescue.org/adopt. If you are pre-approved, send us a message!

Age: 2 years old
Weight: 5.7 lbs
Color: White & Brown

 

Uma

Uma Uma Uma

Meet Uma,
 
Dog 4, from the Craigslist crew. Unfortunately for Uma, she isn’t as lucky as our previously checked pups. Uma’s hw test came back positive. The good news is that her heart and lungs still sound clear. Now she joins Jolene and Lexi as one of our bad a$$ b*tches in a battle to kick worm butt.
 
As you can see in her pictures, she is scared. She is definitely taking the longest amount of time to settle in. She does do great when she is in your lap, but is just not ready to come up to her foster daddy for snugs just yet. The good news is since she will be on bed rest the next few months, she will have time to settle in and learn to trust. Uma is not food motivated like the rest of the crew, but is still make baby steps every day.
 
More updates to come!

Age: TBD
Weight: TBD
Color: White

 

Tallulah

Tallulah Tallulah Tallulah

Meet Tallulah!
 
Tallulah is 5 out of 6 from the Craigslist crew. She is approx 2.5 years old, and about 6.5 lbs. Tallulah is a ball of love. She can be shy at first, but seems to be so appreciative to be in a home where she can have more attention and room to zoom! She’s warming up more every day, and is just a smiley happy thing. She’s been working hard on her house breaking and leash walk skills, but is already a master at her pen escaping tricks. She definitely prefers to be at large in her house, probably because she has always been a loose and out door pup.
 
Her vet check found hookworms and tapeworms, but heartworm test was negative!!! She has a wonky foot, either it was something she was born with, or was an old injury that healed wrong. The good news is that it doesn’t slow her down one bit! It isn’t causing any issues, and won’t need surgery or treatment!
 
Despite her rough start, this gorgeous sweet girl has clean up her fur and her act in hopes of finding true love. Her spay is set for the 15th, and she will be ready to go!
 
Interested in adopting Tallulah? Fill out an application at www.aychihuahuarescue.org/adopt. Pre-approved? Send us a message!

Age: 2.5 years old
Weight: 6.5 lbs
Color: Tan

 

Suri

Suri Suri Suri

Meet Suri!
 
Suri is last of the Craigslist crew! She is already pending, but we are taking 2 back up applications. Her foster family has fallen hard for this tiny, and it just might be too difficult to give her up.
 
This tiny needy princess has had it the roughest! The vet had a hard time getting a good age cause her skin and teefies are in such poor condition. They estimated between 10-16 years old, so split the difference at 13 lol. Suri’s skin and fur are already looking worlds better than when we scooped her up covered in ticks and fleas. She only has 4 teefies left, and they are in bad shape 😭. This little pixie is 3lbs of squeaky goat. She loves to yell at you if you refuse to cater to her snuggle requests. She wants to be with you all of the time, and she’s so tiny that it is easy to just scoop her up and bring her along.
 
Suri also is missing a leg. The vet looked and said it looked like an unprofessional amputation due to where it was removed, and how the muscle is situated at the end is not something you see with standard amputation. It is possible that someone with little or no experience performed it, or it could have been an injury that resulted in her losing her leg, and she was lucky enough to survive it and it healed with little or no veterinary care.
 
At this time we are only accepting pre-approved applications for her back up. So if you are pre-approved and interested, let us know!

Age: 13 years old
Weight: TBD
Color: White

 

Waylon

**Pending Adoption**

Waylon Waylon Waylon

Meet Waylon!
 
Waylon is approximately 2 years old and 6.6 lbs. He makes his way to us from Abilene! He is still settling in, but loves having his own bachelor pad in his kennel so he has a throne where he can feel brave as he observes his new foster family brothers and sisters. He does great with the human, and loves her lap and attention, but is still observing how the dogs structure works. But soon… soon he will make his move and join the pack.
 
Waylon was picked up as a stray, but seems to have had a family at some time. He knows his kennel, and is potty trained. So it looks like he would blend into a new home in just a couple weeks. Especially since he has a good amount of energy and enjoys his humans. We are excited to see his personality come out more and more.
 
Waylon is scheduled for his neuter on the 30th, and will be ready to go home then!
 
Interested in Waylon? Fill out an application at www.aychihuahuarescue.org/adopt, or if you are already approved send us a message!

Age: 2 years old
Weight: 6.6 lbs
Color: Tan & White

 

Xyra

Xyra Xyra Xyra

Meet Xyra,
 
Xyra, which means moon, is the perfect name for our newest baby girl. Especially since she resembles a coyote, who is notorious for howling at the moon. Xyra is about 1 year old and 8 lbs.
 
Xyra is extremely loving and would do anything for a kind hand and some belly rubs.
 
She’s a puppy learning about things like toys and not to pounce on her older but more fragile foster sissy. Xyra said she would love other doggie friends to play with in her future home.
 
She has faint wounds on her body from a dog attack, particularly on her head and hind quarters. Possibly because of the attack or all of the changes she has been through recently, she has been a little skittish and shy at first, but with a bit of love, she will come into her own. Initially Xyra was scared of everything (a neighbor dog barking, a neighbor operating a power saw) but she is learning her new world every day. She is very smart. She responds to her name and tones of disapproval quickly, but really, who could ever be mad at those eyes. She really just wants to please her people and win their love.
 
Interested in adopting Xyra, fill out an application at www.aychihuahuarescue.org/adopt. Pre-approved? Send us a message and let us know you are interested!

Age: 1 year old
Weight: 8 lbs
Color: Tan

 

Veronica

Veronica Veronica Veronica

Meet Veronica!
 
Veronica is approx 2 years old, 7.4 pounds and will be having puppies in the next 3-10 days.
 
Veronica was rescued after she was dumped out of a car in an apartment parking lot. Thankfully a good samaritan was there to scoop her up before anything could happen. When they took her to the vet to get scanned, they found no chip, but found out she was pregnant.
 
Good news is that after a vet check, Veronica is healthy with no heartworms and the puppies look like they are not big so momma should have a low risk birth.
 
Since we don’t know who the daddy is, we are hoping they will be born healthy, like their gorgeous momma!
 
Veronica is pending, but we are accepting 2 back up applications. We don’t separate momma from pups until they are at least 8 weeks ok, so she will be with us for a while.
 
More pupdates to come!

Age: 2 years old
Weight: 7.4 lbs
Color: Gray & White

 

Moby

**Medical Hold**

Meet Moby!

Moby Pupdate! (8/17)
 
Good news! The CT scans showed that Moby’s urethra has a narrow opening and they feel confident that we have a couple of options. While there is no guarantee it will work, the options they have and his current opening, its a very strong chance!
 
Moby is staying two more nights. And tomorrow, our blue boy has surgery! The plan is to use a balloon and temporary stent to expand and open the restricted area of his urethra. We are leaving in his catheter so that if it fails, or the urethra breaks, we won’t have an emergency situation. If the stent works, we will be able to put in a permanent one, and remove the catheter.
 
If the stent doesn’t work, we can go with the second plan of doing urethra reconstruction.
 
Moby is doing great, and everyone already loves him. He did great with his sedation today, because we all know this boy is strong. His cultures are still in progress so we will be able to work on the infection right after!
 
Again, please share and/or donate if you can to help cover his vet costs, Moby said he will pay you back in kisses.
 
More updates post op!
 
MobyMoby Pupdate (3/29)!
 
Cultures have come back on his infection and we have 3 culprits; coccidia, MRSA, and e.coli. the good news is, we have new meds to use to target them. He is getting a new dose of doxycycline since he has put on weight and needed it stronger 💪 just like him. And a daily shot to battle the MRSA.
 
Moby loves his trips to the vet, and the team there who works so hard to get him healthy.
 
The new medicine can cause kidney issues, so he will have a check in next week to make sure we aren’t causing any damage while trying to heal him. To help prevent any issues, we are going to make sure we do some kidney healthy meals.
 
More updates to come!
 

Pupdate (3/5/22)…

So there is both good and bad news with our little blue boi.

Bad: with his tube, we knew he would be prone to infection, which could eventually lead to an antibiotic resistant strain.  Unfortunately Moby’s initial infection was antibiotic resistant off the bat. What does this mean for Moby? Glad you asked! We know which strain of E. Coli, and his last cycle of meds DID improve the infection, but wasn’t enough to get rid of it entirely. So we are extending that medication and doing at least 1 refill to see if we can please please please get rid of it. If we are able to cure this infection, he will be ready for a forever home. If the antibiotics do not resolve the infection, while not a current risk, will eventually spread and become terminal. We are going to evaluate if he will go to a hospice home, or stay with ACR until his time comes.

The Good: Moby is stronger than ever!!! He came in at 5.5 lbs and had been fighting to gain weight and muscle. He could stand and walk, but would exhaust quickly. After his surgery, he has gained a pound! And his tiny hip bones are finally being hidden. His little weak legs are double the size with muscle. He can run, walk, and climb stairs… basically he can do everything he needs to get food and snuggles. We are really hoping his new strength and health will help him kick E. Colis ass!  We tell Moby constantly, he has beaten worse than this, and he has this.

More pupdates to come!

Moby is a 5.5 lb, 4 year old blue Chihuahua min pin mix.  Moby is currently on a medical hold after suffering trauma from being hit by a car.  He is now a special needs boi, and is incontinent.  He also needs help emptying his bladder via a catheter in his bladder.  Moby is the best patient and will wait patiently while you change his diaper, and drain his tube, because he knows the next step is snuggles and pets! 

Moby loves to follow you around or watch you from a fluffy bed to see what you are eating.  More updates once he is available.

Age: 4 years old
Weight: 5.5 lbs
Color: Blue

 

 

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