Adopt a Chihuahua (medium coat)

Chihuahua (medium coat) Dog

Maple the Dog needs a home

FOR ADOPTION!   Note:  Only those with a responsible dog ownership history and excellent vet reference need apply.

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Maple (female)

Intake date:   1/19/2018


4 years old

9.8 pounds

Adoption fee:  $170, which includes microchip and enrollment fee

Good with other dogs:  yes

Cats:  yes

Vetting:  altered (spayed/neutered), UTD on shots, heartworm negative, fecal negative, skin scraping (diagnosis for missing hair – flea allergy), Capstar and flea preventive

Health issues:  none found

Temperament:  very sweet, submissive;  very shy at first

Energy level:  low;  would love to sit in your lap all day if you let her

Groom needs:  medium;  requires brushing around ear area from time to time to avoid matting

Biography:  Maple came to us from Bossier City Animal Control.  She was surrendered by her owner who said he was moving to a place that didn’t allow pets.  When she was surrendered, her nails were about an inch long and curled;  she was missing hair on her back and terrified.  The shelter asked us if we could help.  We went to meet her and she cowered in the back of the kennel.  We slip-leashed her (to avoid being bit) and took her to our vet... where she was vetted and her long nails cut back.  A skin scrape was performed to rule out mange due to the missing hair and she was negative for any mites so the vet determined it’s likely a flea allergy... since she did have fleas.  Now that the fleas are gone her hair is growing back.  Once she came to the rescue, we worked on her fear.  It took several days and lots of effort on the part of our great volunteers, but soon she realized we were helping her and not going to hurt her.  She now loves to cuddle and loves to be in someone’s lap.  She’s going to make someone very happy for many years to come. 


*All of our adoptable dogs are small, and they are never to be left outside alone, ever!  We only rehome our dogs to adopters that plan to have them as inside dogs and part of the family!   We do allow adopters with doggie doors, provided there is SECURE fencing.  There is no exception to this rule!  

*NO SMALL CHILDREN!!  As with almost all the dogs at NR2R, young children or a very active household is not recommended.   Many of our dogs come to us BECAUSE of small children, thus we do not rehome our dogs to homes with babies or young children.  KEEP THIS IN MIND IF YOU HAVE VISITING GRANDCHILDREN AS WELL!  Even if the children are older, it would depend on the child AND the parent or parents. 

*HOUSETRAINING:  We do NOT guarantee that any of our adoptable dogs are housetrained.   While most should be easily trained, keep in mind that they live in a rescue where they have access to the outdoors all day and are inside at night.  Even if they were surrendered to us as housetrained, it doesn’t mean they will automatically be housetrained in your home.  Housetraining them should be easy in the right home with time, patience, and consistency. 

*We do not guarantee the age, health or temperament of any of the dogs we rehome.  Many of the dogs we take in come from animal control and rarely do we have histories and even when we do, many times the histories are inaccurate.

*Only adopters with a responsible dog ownership history and excellent vet reference need apply.   If you bring this pet into your heart and home, you will receive in return many years of love, companionship, and loyalty.  That’s our guarantee.

Other notes:  This pet is available for adoption through Ninna’s Road to Rescue, Benton, La.  We are 501c3 non-profit organization.  Our mission is to rescue small-breed dogs and a handful of cats and to re-home them into RESPONSIBLE and CARING forever homes.    DOG APPLICATION LINK:

Time may be of the essence if you are looking to adopt a specific animal.  We do not reserve animals, unless and until we have approved your application, provided the animal is still available at the time we receive your application.  The first APPROVED application we receive will be considered.  We are NOT a first come, first serve rescue!! We adopt our rescues out to the RIGHT home, not just A home. Only responsible pet owners need apply.

Applying to adopt does NOT commit you to the adoption until you’ve met the pet (unless you already have and know you want to adopt the pet).

CONTACT:  Our adoptable pets are updated regularly, but if you want to check the availability of a pet... OR still have questions AFTER reading this profile, message us via our Facebook page.   Please indicate the name when communicating with us.

  • Animal: Dog
  • Breed: Chihuahua (medium coat)
  • Size: Small
  • Gender: Female
  • State: Louisiana
  • Zip/Postal Code: 71006
As of 8/4/2020 Maple is still available for adoption. Please use the owner information below to confirm that Maple is still available or to adopt. Don't forget to check the other animal shelters near me there are many other pets needing a fur-ever home.

Owner Information

You can find Maple at Ninna's Road to Rescue

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