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Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat)  : :  Female

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Velveeta needs a caretaker or foster! Won't you consider helping her get a new start?

Contact Velveeta's Caretaker/Foster Directly: Family Dog Shelter

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About Velveeta

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Species: Dog
  • Rescue ID: 12-0019
  • Color: tan and white
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Current Size: 8 Pounds
  • Current Age: 8 Years 4 Months (best estimate)
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Has Basic Training
  • Exercise Needs: Low
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious

Velveeta is a sweet but shy chihuahua mix who warms up quickly and loves to snuggle in your lap. She and her sister Vivian were found all by themselves in an abandoned car in San Francisco.  Some neighborhood kids were feeding them until they were picked up by the ACC.  Poor girls! Vivian has since been adopted, but Velveeta is still awaiting her forever home.  Velveeta loves to burrow in blankets and is affectionate but never overly needy. We don't know why this little girl gets passed up - she is truly a PERFECT dog: gets along with all people, dogs and cats, potty trained, great on leash, quiet, and does the cutest little happy dance when you come home! If you'd like to meet this sweet, gentle soul, please fill out an application at

More about Velveeta

Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Older/Considerate Kids Only, Good with Adults, Quiet, Does Good in the Car, Leashtrained, Likes to be in your lap, Apartment OK, Prefers warm climate, Playful, Timid, Affectionate, Eager To Please, Gentle

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How much does it COST to adopt?

Northern California Family Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation & rehoming of homeless dogs.  Our standard adoption fees are $300-400 for adult dogs and $350-450 for puppies, and occasionally more for rare or purebred dogs.   Your adoption fee includes DA2PP, Bordetella & Rabies vaccines, deworming, flea treatment & heartworm preventative, spay/neuter surgery, microchip &  Wellness Exam, & helps cover the costs of food, transport, veterinary needs, shelter maintenance and staffing for every pup in our care.   We rely solely on adoption fees and donations to keep us going, so we ask that you be as generous as you can! 

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