Lost Souls: Found! Inspiring Stories about Chihuahuas is full of 60+ stories from people who have fostered and adopted Chihuahuas. People looking for Chihuahua puppies, Chihuahuas for sale, or Chihuahuas for adoption should read this book first to learn about the breed and about breed rescue. If you’re already involved with Chihuahua rescue, these stories are sure to resonate with you! This book is a great gift for Chihuahua lovers and a fun, easy read for you!
Excerpt:“Sandy suffered badly from seizures and was concerned about collapsing alone at home or being embarrassed by one in public. She discovered that while her husband, Bud, couldn’t be with her all the time, a seizure alert dog could. Only a handful of dogs have the ability to alert their guardians when a seizure is coming, and it turned out that five-year-old Ben, who was about to be euthanized for outstaying his welcome at a shelter, did. Since adopting Ben, Sandy is more confident about going outside and being at home by herself because she knows he’ll tell her when a seizure is coming. Ben went from almost losing his life as an “expiring” pound puppy to giving a woman a whole new ‘leash’ on life. What a dog!” -Barb Rabe and Debra J. White
Note Card Facts:
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-Each box contains 8- 5 x 7 flat note cards with envelopes printed on 100# cardstock
-A portion of every sale is donated back to the rescue of your choice
-Back side of each card is the same color as the card border and has a “Did You Know” about the breed
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About This Image: “I adopted Harley from Canadian Chihuahua Rescue and Transport. The moment I met Harley, I knew he was the dog I wanted to add to my family. He was cute, sweet, cuddly and shy. Behind that adorable exterior – I saw a glimpse of attitude, and a zest for life. When Harley came home with me, he was full of insecurities, and needing to learn how to trust again. It didn’t take him long to get over his fears, and learn from his big brother Buster that he could take on the world full of confidence. Harley and Buster became instant playmates, and bonded quickly. When I come home from work, I am greeted by 2 happy boys, who have obviously had lots fun during the day. Dozens of toys litter the floor, mats are upturned, and both boys are grinning at the tornado effect they have created. Some may say that Harley is lucky to have found me, but the truth is, I am the lucky one. I feel privileged everyday to watch Harley grow, gain confidence, and receive his unconditional love. In this photo, Harley has taken his first trip to the dog park. He is soaking up the sun, and enjoying the leash free freedom!” -Trish Aleve, Harley’s Proud Mom
The “Adopted. Who’s next?” shirt series is meant to honor adopted pets and their resilience. Wearing these shirts is a great way to start a conversation with people about rescue and adoption. A significant portion of profits is donated back to animal welfare organizations.
- Breed originated in Chihuahua, Mexico
- Short, pointed muzzle, big eyes and ears, and an apple-shaped head
- Long tail with a stout body
- Usually 6-9 inches tall and 2-6 lbs.
Why People Love Chihuahuas:
- Easy to groom
- Great companion dogs
- Generally courageous, playful, and affectionate
- Loyal and intelligent
- Wonderful apartment dogs
- Easy to travel with
Why Chihuahuas Can Be Challenging:
- Doesn’t do well in cold weather
- Can be hard to train and housebreak
- Can become yappy and snappy if not trained properly
- Owners must be strong and not let the Chihuahua dominate, because they will
- Tends to snore
- Eye issues are common
Other Facts and Tips About Chihuahuas:
- The AKC recognizes a variety of colors and markings for Chihuahuas
- Smallest breed of dog in the world
- Long life expectancy (15+ years)
- Puppies are often delivered by C-section.
- The litter size is usually 1-4 puppies.
- AKC group: Toy
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