Adopt a Chihuahua

Chihuahua Dog

Santana the Dog needs a home

Thank you for stopping by to see me!   Please check below to see what upcoming adoption events I will be attending or apply here for a private meeting.  If you have other questions about me you can email Underdog Rescue at <[email protected]> ***Be sure to check your spam/junk folder as sometimes our emails end up there***

FUN CITY DOGS — Sat, February 3 12:30pm – 2:30pm — 2213 Snelling Ave Minneapolis MN

BENTLEYS EDINA — Fri February 16 from 6pm – 7:30pm — 7433 France Ave S Edina MN

FUN CITY DOGS — Sat, February 17 12:30pm – 2:30pm — 2213 Snelling Ave Minneapolis MN

FUN CITY DOGS — Sat, February 24 12:30pm – 2:30pm — 2213 Snelling Ave Minneapolis MN


  • DOB: 5/15/08

  • Requires another dog in home: Yes

  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes, smaller dogs only

  • Okay with cats: Unknown

  • Okay with children under 12 years old: No

  • Requires a fenced yard: Yes

    Note: dogs must always be leashed whenever outside of a contained area

Whether he’s chewing on nyla

bones or going on a short walk, this tiny, shy 9-year old

 pup puts his heart into everything. 

He is truly a little 6-pound

 ball of sweetness.

Being timid and calm spirited, he sometimes builds up the courage to paw you for gentle attention if he feels he isn’t getting enough! Santana enjoys being in a low-key environment and one without small kiddos. He needs another dog friend to live with in his furever home and would like that friend to be smaller. At 6 pounds, a lot of things can be frightening! 

He continues to work on his confidence and other dog skills, including house breaking. He has been doing well on a routine and also hangs out in a pen when his foster mom is gone. This little guy has a voice on him and likes to bark during treat times or when strangers are around. He just liked to be heard!

Like many small pups, Santana has a bad back patella. He does fine with it and doesn't need to go on walks. If he does go on a walk, a short walk is ideal. Sometimes he will even cut it short and lie down and wait to be picked up. He knows that he has a high chance of being carried or put in a sling if that happens. Santana thinks he is a little king, and he may just be! Once he walked by some Cheez-Its that his foster mom didn't let him have, and he decided to throw a toddler fit. This little pup is so silly!

Once he loves his person, he truly is the sweetest boy. He has the happiest little tail and will cuddle right in next to you, if you are patient. Waiting for his love is very worth it.

Santana will grow to become more confident with a little patience and a lot of love. He hopes that love comes from you!


Many of our dogs are rescued from commercial breeders where they spent their lives getting comfort from their canine friends.  In turn, most require another companion dog in their forever home in order for them to feel safe. If you are interested in a particular dog, and do not currently have a dog residing with you, please understand that your home might not be the right fit for many of our dogs.



Adoption events are updated as the foster home RSVP's to attend. Check back for updates on which events they will be attending. Please understand that all of our pets are in volunteer foster homes and sometimes "life" happens and the foster family cannot make it to their scheduled adoption event. If you are traveling from a far distance to meet a specific animal, please understand we cannot guarantee event attendance. You may wish to consider applying and setting up a private appointment. Private appointments are only scheduled after an application is submitted and approved.



The first step in our process is to complete an online adoption application on our website:


Note: In most circumstances Underdog Rescue will only adopt within 60 miles of Minneapolis, MN. 

All of our foster animals can be seen by appointment with an approved adoption application. Contact us at if you have further questions.



All of our animals are fostered in individual homes or doggie daycare facilities. While they are in our care, they are part of our families and given lots of love. We work on training, crate-training and socialization prior to adoption. Each animal's behavior is evaluated and we have a sense of its temperament and personality. We look for adopters who will give each animal the wonderful life and permanent home that he or she deserves. If you have an interest and ability to be a foster home, please visit our website

 and fill out a foster application.



Nutrition is vital to the rehabilitation and life-long health of our pets.  All of our foster animals are fed a premium diet such as NutriSource, Canidae, Orijen, Nature's Variety, Fromm, Pure Vita, Stella and Chewy's, Primal, or balanced raw diet.  All adopters are required to continue providing premium diets for the life of the animal.



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  • Animal: Dog
  • Breed: Chihuahua
  • Size: Small
  • Gender: Male
  • State: Minnesota
  • Zip/Postal Code: 55416
As of 4/21/2024 Santana is still available for adoption. Please use the owner information below to confirm that Santana 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 Santana at Underdog Rescue MN You can find Santana at Underdog Rescue MN

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