We Need To Talk About Chihuahuas

We need to talk about Chihuahuas.


Rub my belly and tell me I’m pretty

This small but mighty breed often gets a bad rap—we get it. But Chihuahuas are actually pretty cool little dogs. And we see a lot of dogs.

The yippy, shaking, high-strung ankle-biter. Maybe that’s what folks think when they peruse our adoption kennels and see the troves of Chihuahuas and Chi-mixes looking for homes, because they’re among our most overlooked pets. But we’re here to tell you it’s totally unfounded, and these tiny tots are some of the most loving, affectionate and fiercely loyal companions you’ll ever know.


Like moths to a flame

It breaks our hearts to see people pass over our adoptable Chi’s day after day, without even a glance. Sure, some of them may seem a little nervous and yeah, they might be trembling, but can you blame them? The world’s a scary place when you’re five inches off the ground and weigh less than a roast beef.

But what you may not see at first in these small dogs is their big hearts. With their unconditional affection, cuddliness, charismatic energy and pint-sized physique, these hand-held companions have a perpetual puppiness that we personally find rather appealing. Not to mention they’re pretty economical little critters. They require smaller amounts of food and, consequently, produce less (ahem) … waste.


Cue weepy Sarah McLachlan music in 3, 2…1

Chihuahuas and other small dogs typically enjoy a longer lifespan than larger breeds. It’s common for them to stick around for 15 years or more. You can travel with ‘em, cuddle with ‘em, pick them up and carry ‘em. And go ahead, leave that fresh bag of bread out on the counter … your Chihuahua’s not gonna snatch it.


I’ll love you forever if you give me the chance

We’re not saying they’re perfect—every pet has their quirks—and they may not be right for every family. We just want folks to give these underdogs a chance. They’ll probably surprise you.

Because if there’s one thing Chihuahuas do best, it is love.on.you. Our communications specialist, Joan, put it best when she said, “They just look at you like they love you more than they’ve loved anything in their lives.” Now, who wouldn’t want to come home to that every day?

Check out all of our awesome Chihuahuas available for adoption here or give us a call at (303) 751-5772 and let our Personal Pet Shoppers find one that’s right for you.