Adopt a Chihuahua / Rat Terrier / Mixed (short coat)

Chihuahua / Rat Terrier / Mixed (short coat) Dog

Pistol Pete the Dog needs a home

Pet's Bio:

Petey may be small but he is "mighty"!  He has a BIG personality and will wiggle his way into your heart.  He loves to snuggle and give kisses!   He's a real lap dog...but he also loves to race around and play with toys. 

Petey lives with other dogs in his foster home but he is not very tolerant of them.  He will probably do best as an only dog where he can be the center of attention.  He has never been cat-tested but we can do so if needed.

Like many Chihuahuas and Chi mixes, he can be a little bit shy/nervous but is very friendly with people who go slowly and are gentle with him.  He actually really likes people!

Also like many tiny dogs Petey is a bit "barky" so that should be a consideration for families living in apartments.  

Because of Petey's tiny stature and lack of experience with children, we not place him in a home with children under the age of 10.  Similarly, because of his size we will not place him in a home with a large breed dog unless the dog specifically has prior experience with tiny dogs.


Pet Details:

  • Age:  7 years

  • Breed:  Chihuahuah Mix 

  • Size:  approx 6 lbs

  • Activity level:  Moderate

  • Good with dogs?   best as an only dog

  • Good with cats?  Unknown

  • Good with kids?  10+

  • House-trained?   YES   Crate-trained?  YES

?Adoption Requirements:

  • No children under the age of 10

  • Best as an only dog


If you're a small dog person and want a sweet little snuggle-bug, please contact us about Petey!



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lease be sure you have read this pet's entire description in order to decide whether this particular pet is a good candidate for your family.  We try to include as many details as possible about each pet, including the type of placement needs and requirements they have for adoption.  

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  • Animal: Dog
  • Breed: Chihuahua / Rat Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
  • Size: Small
  • Gender: Male
  • State: North Carolina
  • Zip/Postal Code: 27620
As of 9/22/2020 Pistol Pete is still available for adoption. Please use the owner information below to confirm that Pistol Pete 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 Pistol Pete at C.A.R.E. For Animals

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