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Uma

**Pending Adoption**

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: 3 yrs old
Weight: 7.6 lbs
Color: White

 

Jules

Jules Jules

Meet Jules!

This Jules sparkles like a diamond at 7 lbs and about 5 years old.

Jules comes from the Abilene animal shelter. This sweet girl was loved and hurt. Not sure what exactly happened, but you can tell that she is used to being spoiled, sleeping in the bed, is house broken. But something has made her scared. When we first got Jules in she was very scared and bitey. Once she calmed down, after literally a couple of minutes, she began to trust us and would be in love with us completely. But if something changed or she hadn’t seen someone for a few hours, she was scared again.

Now, she is getting all that trust back and is having less episodes of fear and growling. Her vet visit went off with 0 issues. No growls or even a dirty look. In fact, she was snuggling her vet tech and she carried Jules around proudly and obsessed with her fluff.

We cannot stress enough how perfect Jules is. She is just sweet, and an amazingly behaved girl. We feel like in the right home, she will get over any remaining fear she has.

Age: 5-7 years old
Weight: 7 lbs
Color: White

 

Moochi

Moochi

Meet Moochi,
 

Moochi and Linus are brothers that came in together from the Traprs group. They were thankfully able to catch them both with their parents, and the boys came to us! These lil guys are about 4-5 months old and are about 4 lbs.

These little wild things are settling in and are still weary, but are working on opening up. Moochi (the more solid colored boi) isn’t as brave as his brother Linus, but they both are working on learning how to be house chis. Thankfully they have great teachers; their foster parents, and foster sister chi Flower. These boys will not be able to be adopted together to ensure that they can grow and develop better social skills. These leggy boys have such amazing potential and we are excited to see how they will shine in their forever homes. They are still pending their vet checks, but are taking the opportunity to settle in!

Age: 5 Months old
Weight: 4 lbs
Color: Brown/White

 

Quint

Quint Patti, Quint, Rosa

Meet Quint (tan male), Rosa (tan female), and Patti (white female).

These pups are about 3.5 months old, and 3.5 – 4 lbs. These pups came to us from a fellow local rescue, AJK Family Rescue. They had a huge intake of dogs and we were able to take in several. These pups are part of a litter of 6!!! Someone found them on their property and brought them into the rescue.

They are still pending a vet check but are so far, pretty great pups . All 3 can be skittish at first, but all love to be cuddled and will tuck their heads under your chin. Lil boi Quint is the most outgoing and loves to hang out with other dogs or by your feet. The girls can play hard to get but love to get kisses and nap.

Age: 3.5 Months old
Weight: 3.5 lbs
Color: Tan/White

 

Rosa

Rosa Patti, Quint, Rosa

Meet Quint (tan male), Rosa (tan female), and Patti (white female).

These pups are about 3.5 months old, and 3.5 – 4 lbs. These pups came to us from a fellow local rescue, AJK Family Rescue. They had a huge intake of dogs and we were able to take in several. These pups are part of a litter of 6!!! Someone found them on their property and brought them into the rescue.

They are still pending a vet check but are so far, pretty great pups . All 3 can be skittish at first, but all love to be cuddled and will tuck their heads under your chin. Lil boi Quint is the most outgoing and loves to hang out with other dogs or by your feet. The girls can play hard to get but love to get kisses and nap.

Age: 3.5 Months old
Weight: 3.5 lbs
Color: Tan/White

 

Vincent

Vincent Vincent Vincent

Meet Vincent!
 
Are you in the market for a tiny shadow? Someone who loves you, loves cuddling, car rides, and doing anything to earn your love?
 
Vincent is the guy for you! He’s around 12 yrs old, and just under 7 lbs.
 
Vincent was owner surrendered after their work schedule made it impossible to give him the attention he needed and deserved. So a difficult decision was made so he can have the best life possible! He is absolutely 100 percent amazing and handsome.
 
Interested in Vincent, fill out am application at www.aychihuahuarescue.org/adopt

Age: 12 years old
Weight: 7 lbs
Color: Tan & White

 

Electra & Ferrari

Electra Electra Ferrari

Meet Electra (tan) and Ferrari (chocolate).
 
These two come as a pair! They were adopted together from ACR back 2015, but unfortunately had to come back to us. Their grandma has recently had health issues, and these babies have become a fall risk, so their momma had to make the heart breaking decision.
 
They have settled in smoothly into their foster homes despite the changes.
 
Electra is a spicy tamale and will choose a person, and can nip at those who interfere with her snuggles. But it’s ok, she still loves you. But both babies are super sweet and loving. They are almost completely potty trained.
 
These two cuties are 7.5 years old and are ready for their forever home.
 
Interested in Electra and Ferrari? Fill out an application at www.aychihuahuarescue.org/adopt

Age: 7.5 years old
Weight:  
Colors: Electra (tan) and Ferrari (chocolate)

 

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.

MobyMoby Update (11/6/22)

Moby is feeling like a million bucks! Doctor’s order is to free the ween, so we keeping him nude as much as possible. He still has some bladder control issues, since the uti causes discomfort. We are hoping that is the cause and not incontinence.
 
Now since he is post op, he has to take it easy. Which is hard because he’s feeling so good he just wants to bork, jump, and roll. So his foster momma (who was featured in our news segment!!!) Gets to play fun police… just for a little longer.
 
But just look at that happy boy who has all of you to thank! More updates to come after his check up!
 

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

 

 

Can’t adopt, but want to help? FOSTER! Opening your home to an at-risk Chihuahua truly means the difference between life and death for that dog. You supply food, transportation, and tons of love – and ACR takes care of everything else!

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