Open Arms Rescue -
Dogs For Adoption

"Skyler" Chihuahua,
 5 yrs old male, 6 lbs.

Skyler is a cute little boy who wants to be your best friend. He is adorable and very affectionate.  He likes to be held and snuggles so just make some room and he'll join you to watch some TV or just relax.  He is very obedient and is always looking to you for guidance.  He enjoys walking and you will tell because he has a big smile and will stay right next to you even without the leash.  He makes for a great companion and is fun to be around with.   He is totally housebroken.  Gets along well w/other dogs.  He is shy at first but once he gets comfortable he befriends the dogs around him.  Sleeps like a log at night too! Would be great for a couple or a single person.  No small children please as he is very small.
“Spunky”Pomeranian black/white male 5 years old, 15 lbs.
Spunky will be a good companion for somebody staying at home or have another dog. He likes his toys and to play tag and fetch with my doggie. He is a quick learner and will try to please you. If you allow him he will sit in your couch, but keep away from it if you don't like it. He has good manners and is an absolute joy to have. We rescued him from the pound and had to clip his fur coat down pretty low as it was full of matts. But when it grows back it will be gorgeous. Really unusual black and white pattern! Spunky is a very energetic Pomeranian with an extensive love of rubber toys.  He loves getting lots of attention and is very good with children.  He is somewhat skittish going through doors and when his lower back is touched.  He plays well with other cats and dogs.  He is looking for a loving and patient owner to show him the ropes of being a house dog.Whoever adopts Spunky is going to be a lucky person/family! 


"Tinkerbelle"  Female Chihauhua 7 yrs /3.5 LBS. 


Tinkerbell is under 7 yrs old, very sweet tiny little Chihuahua she just wants to be a lap dog in a low energy adult home. NO small kids as she is very tiny! She has beautiful colors/markings and would make a great dog for a senior of adult household. She is house broke, great w/other dogs and cats. Very affectionate and just wants to be in your lap and playful too. Very well behaved! Good in the car and loves to go everywhere with you. .

“Walter”Chihuahua mix male 3 years old, 10 lbs


 Walter is a ball of fun. He is very energetic and loves to play with other dogs. He would make a great play buddy to another small breed dog. He loves to roll around and wrestle with his foster buddy Dusty. Its quite funny to watch! He would do good with a family or an active single person. He has a lot of energy and would prefer a yard not an apartment as he loves to move. Someone that is home a lot and can give him the attention he deserves. Walter is just a great all around guy and would love a forever home.   

“Linda”Chihuahua mix female 2 years old, 7 lbs.
YOUTUBES:  Sweet little Linda! What a little doll. She is affectionate, very social and playful with other small dogs. Loves to be held and cuddled and wow what a great snuggler. She loves to burrow under the blankets and cuddle right up next to you to keep warm. She is good on a leash and knows the doggy door. She would make a terrific playmate to another young active Chihuahua mix or small breed dog 

“Hamburger” Dachshund /Manchester Terrier mix male 6 years old, 14 lbs. Meet Hamburger. What a cool little guy. He is mellow but loves to play with toys. He gets along super w/his foster brothers and sisters. He is a bit chubby hence his name Hamburger (Hammy for short) We just love him. He is so well behaved, playful at the right times and mellow when needed. He loves to snuggle and lounge around with you on the couch. He uses the dog door perfectly too. 

“Squiggy” Cairnes Terrier / Brussel Griffon mix. 6 months old, 12 lbs. 
Squiggy is a pup still but won’t grow any bigger as he is 6-7 months old now. He is very active and needs a yard to run and play in. Loves to play with toys. Loves other dogs so would be great as a companion to another small breed dog. He has the wirey coat so not a shedder. He is a cuddler and lover to give you doggy kisses. Isn’t a barker and well mannered. Uses the doggy door too. 

“Milo” 2 yr male Chihuahua mix, 6 lbs Milo is such a character. Really good natured, well behaved and mellow for a little Chi. He came to us from a high kill shelter up north where he was on his last day (they only give them 5 days there) So we saved him and now he is in a foster home with other small foster brother and sisters to play with. He loves sitting on his trampoline bed and just hanging out watching everyone. He is not a barker and will just relax with you. He is young and loves to go places. He has really pretty colors of white with tan spots. If you would like to meet Milo please contact us.


"Athena " Chihuahua female, 9 yrs old, 5 lbs
Athena was rescued in the parking lot of a high kill shelter by one of our volunteers. Her owner was about to walk in and surrender her at the shelter where she probably wouldn't have had a chance to be adopted as they only give them 3 days there. But our volunteer approached the woman in the parking lot as begged her to reconsider while she checked to see if our rescue could take her in. We did and she is happy in a foster home in San Diego. She gets along w/other small dogs, is a little bossy to them, well lets say she can hold her own no problem. We had a full dental cleaning done on her as she had a terrible abscess in her cheek when we got her. She is now happy, healthy, (clean teeth too) and ready to find a forever home. She is active so don't let her age fool you. She plays fetch w/her toys and will run off and hide them too. Chihuahuas can live to a ripe old age of 20, so 10 yrs old is only middle age. :) 

"Phoebe" 3 yr old Chihuahua female 
Phoebe was rescued from the streets of Ensenada. She is now safe and happy in San Diego and waiting for her forever home. She is very friendly, affectionate, uses the doggy door, and gets along w/other dogs. She is an easy keeper and a great companion and lapdog. She likes walks and treats and will follow you wherever you go! 
Baxter- Mini Dachshund/Chihuahua male 9 yrs old 9 lbsMeet 

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He is a sweet mellow senior Mini Dachshund / Chihuahua mix. About 8 lbs. He was on the put to sleep list at the local shelter so Open Arms busted him out! Now he is in a foster home and ready to be adopted. He likes his doggy bed, not hyper at all and just wants to be a lap dog. Good on a leash. Does need an adult home as he is afraid of small kids. He needs someone that is patient and will let him come to you first. But with in about a day he is quick to adjust and jump in your lap! Then he is your best friend and wants to be by your side

“Ginger” 14 week old female Chihuahua puppy Meet Ginger. She is aproxs 3 ½ months old. Very sweet little girl. A little shy at first but then just wants to be attached to you. She was surrendered by her owners to our rescue as their landlord didn’t allow them to keep a puppy. So we are looking for the right home for her. No small children. If you would like to meet her please either contact our rescue or come by one of our adoption events that can be found on our website. 

“Leo” Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix , senior male 10 yrs old. 10lbs
Leo" Pomeranian/ Long Haired Chihuahua mix ,senior male
Meet Leo, a gem among dogs Leo is about 10 years old and a very sweet little boy. He loves to be held and loves having his belly rubbed. He is fine around other dogs but much prefers to be an only child as he is pretty mellow. He would do best in an adult household or with older kids, no small young children. He is very affectionate.His silky coat is just so soft. He gets that from the Pomeranian side! He would be perfect for even a older retired person that stays at home. He loves to cuddle and give kisses. Leo has had all his shots and has been neutered. He loves going for walks and loves toys too.

“Rosie” Chihuahua  female, 9 yr, 6 lbs
Meet  Rosie a cut little black Chihuahua   female aprox 9 yrs old. Which isn’t old in the world of small dogs. Chi’s can live to a ripe old age of 20 easily!  She is so adorable, gets along w/other doggies and kitty cats too.  Loves walks, cuddles, belly rubs and just lounging around. She would make the perfect lap dog. Very well housebroke. Also knows how to use a doggy door and pee pad trained too! Would love to have a backyard to lay in the sun in or even a little patio area. Would be a perfect dog for a retired person or someone who is home all day and can keep her company  Shes an awesome companion.  She is super warm with all people,  and very friendly.  She will love to relax and watch you all day. whether you're in the kitchen, working in a garden, or just sitting on the couch watching tv.   Rosie will do it with you.  She is totally house trained and easy to take care of.  Please give her a loving home.
“Scruff-a-luff” Schnauzer Mix  female/spayed, 7 yrs old, 21 lbs
Scruff-a-luff was rescued by one of our volunteers from a local San Diego shelter where she wasn't doing very well.  She was shy with the staff and preferred to stay in her crate most of the day.  We think she is a 6-8 year old, schnauzer/terrier mix who is approximately 30-35 pounds.  Since moving in with her foster family, she has really come out of her shell.  She loves to play in her yard with her foster brothers and sisters.  She runs excitedly to the door the moment the leash and harness comes out.  Scruff loves her walks almost as much as she loves cuddling and car rides.  When she's not busy exploring her yard or riding shot gun, you can find her resting at your feet and protecting her family.  Her foster mommy thinks she is the smartest dog she has ever met!  She squeezed through the fence in her back yard and was last seen several miles from her brand new foster home and managed to come back that very same night on her own, after only having spent one night in her new home with no walks...a true genius!  Her foster mommy jokes and says that her Scruff is smarter than she is!  She is perfect off leash, has never had an accident in the house and knows all of the basic doggy commands (sit, lay down, heal and high five).  Scruff is still a little scared of strangers and requires some time before she will fully trust you.  She will shrink back and flinch if you come at her too fast.  She will do best in a home with adults or older children who are respectful of her abused past.  Scruff will do beautifully as an only dog or as a companion to an existing dog (not a thunder stealer)  If you are willing to open your home and your heart, you will get an extremely intelligent and loyal companion for life in Scruff!  Give her l second chance and you will not regret it!