Dogs For Adoption
Chihuahua puppies. 10 weeks old.
Our rescue took in
these pups at 6 days old with their eyes still closed. As their momma
belonged to a homeless couple and the momma died 4 days after giving
birth to 5 little pups. We took them in and bottle fed them. They all
survived and are now 9 1/2 weeks old. They are getting spayed/neutered
next week have first set of shots. have been wormed and will be
microchipped. If you would like to adopt one. Please visit our website
and fill out an online application so we can contact you. We will also
have them at an adoption event on Saturday Feb 22 10am-3pm at the PetCo
on Sports Arena Blvd (see Upcoming Events Tab)
An AMAZING RESCUE STORY OF MOTHER AND
PUPPYAtisha Momma (2 ½ yrs old) and Dana and her Pup (7 months old):
there are BOTH before and after pics of Atisha and Dana of when they were first
rescued in terrible condition and now in their foster home
DANA AND ATISHA
came in with widespread sarcoptic mange.
In such poor condition Dana looked like a little mouse with her momma in
the center of the Street in downtown Ensenada. The rescuer just had to stop and
help them. AND so began the story of their rehabilitation
So they had the
skin issue, bronchial problems. and depression from having a puppy when in such
poor condition and the highly contagious
sarcoptic mange where the horrible itch
would not let them rest. But with patience and love they are now happy and
healthy and ready for a new family that has lots of love to give back to them.
Atisha is very
loving, caring and very patient with her puppy Dana. And Dana is very obedient
and loving with her momma Atisha.
DANA puppy is
very, mature, obedient and playful. She knows how to sleep in a crate. She is very social and loving with other dogs
and cats. She does love to sleep in your
ATISHA MOMMA is
very clean and also very patient. She is
also crate trained. She is very sociable even when she is close to her baby and
not too suspicious as most moms are. She ignores cats and is very loving. She
too likes to sleep in your bed!
They are very
bonded and it would be nice to keep them together.
“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
Tri colored CHIHUAHUA female 2 yrs old 5 lbs
Misty is a super sweet and affectionate little
girl. If you are interested in a dog
that spends her day giving you 110% of her love and cuddles, this is the one
for you. She gets along well with other
dogs, and is timid about new places at first, but warms up fast. She is fine off leash at the dog park with
both big and small dogs. She works best
with a decently regimented schedule, as do most dogs, where walks and outdoor
breaks are concerned. She is quiet and
does not bark much at all unless she is worried. Needless to say she has been staying in our
foster home with another dog without incident.
Her favorite things to do are lay on the floor within view of us, or
next to us on the couch while we work on our laptops. The only minor thing that I have noticed is
that she seems to be scared of the outdoors when it is dark. Her senses seem to perk up at the sounds, and
given her size, I think that is quite natural.
She eats well, and responds to her name quickly, just expect to give her
a quick hug when you call her over. The
only recommendations that we have is that she would be best as an only dog in
the new owners house, that is not to say there are other problems with other
dogs, but she wants a lot of attention, so if you are looking for one dog that
is there to give you all the affection you can handle then Misty is your
choice. However, when you are busy with
things around the house, she is more than content to lay on the floor until you
are done. All in all she has been great
and has responded well to everything we have thrown at her with regards to
socialization with people and other dogs, quietness unless she feels
threatened, and a healthy eating schedule.
All in all she will benefit from attention and some stability with her
new home. Once she has that, she seems
to fall into a very content and relaxed state, and will cuddle next to you any
chance she gets
“Smokie“ Spaniel mix male, 10 yrs old, 13 lbs
Meet Smokie! He is a mellow
little senior guy who would make a great lap dog and companion. He is very
friendly and loves walks and cuddles.He doesn’t bark and gets along with other
dogs very well.
“Rico “ Chihuahua male, 2 yrs old, 5 lbs
Meet Rico, we call him this because he was brought
into our vet Dr. Rico in Ensenada as a stray. The vet asked if we had space for
her in our rescue. Rico is quiet, mellow and super friendly. Not shy at all and
gets along perfectly w/all our other small doggies in his foster home. He is so
small, so no small children please. He is a blue merle in color. Cute little
floppy ears give him such character and very photogenic too.
"Suri" Chihuahua mix 3 yrs old female, 8 lbs.
Meet Suri, we rescued her from Mexico. She was pretty abused and we think this because at first she was so frightened of everything she would yelp when you touched her. She even had what looked like burn scars on her. The vet told us the marks were from abuse. But NOW what a HUGE change!!! She is everything BUT shy/frightened!!!! She is totally outgoing, Super friendly NOT shy at all, loves attention and super playful. She loves fetch and will even throw a toy and catch it herself! She will run around the yard in circles playing fetch w/you until the cows come home. She was in terrible terrible shape when we first rescued her from the streets of Ensenada and what a huge turnaround. She is healthy, happy and one of the sweetest doggies I have ever met. Just look at her
If you are looking for a super cute active puppy she is your girl!
Patches “Chihuahua mix female, 5 yrs old, 8 lbs
Patches came into a local shelter and was reportedly “thrown
out of a car window from a while on the highway.” The Good Samaritan that
witnessed this happen and scooped her up and ran her to a local shelter. She
had massive asphalt burns where the skin was ripped off. She was X-rayed at the
shelter as they suspected she may have fractured bones. But none were seen on
the x-rays just massive flesh wounds all over her poor little body. She also
had several of her teeth knocked out from being tossed out of the car. How
could someone do this to an animal? She spent a month in the shelter just
recovering from it all. Then her time
was up and she was listed to be put to sleep. I don’t know how a shelter could
do all this to help her recover and then only just when she was finally all
healed list her to be killed because of too many dogs in the shelter. So our
contact at this shelter reached out to us and asked if we could take “Patches”
in. We had to, I mean she has come so
far and to be put to sleep? I don’t think so! So we are looking for a good home
for her since she is only in temporary foster care with one of our volunteers.
Her wounds are healed but the hair did not grow back in a lot of places where
there is now scar tissue hence the name “Patches”.
“Phoebe” 2 yr old
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- Dachshund/Chihuahua male 8 yrs old 8 lbs
He is a sweet mellow senior 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.
“Bear” Chihuahua/beagle mix. 2 yr old , 15 lbs
Bear is such a
wonderful little guy. I can believe someone would let him end up in s shelter!
He loves to play fetch w/toys and will
cuddle w/you just like a teddy bear. He is outgoing and very social, friendly
and well mannered. He gets along great w/his foster siblings. And is looking
for a forever home that he can call his own.
"Tanai"(means Skinny in the Irish - Gaelic
Shepherd, female, 5 yrs old, 45 lbs.
Tanai was rescued in Ensenada on one of our
volunteer rescue missions. She had spent most her life tied up on a
chain outdoors w/out food, shelter or even water outside of a house in
Ensenada Mexico. We drove by her and could not believe the appalling
condition she was in so we emptied out an entire bag of food for her and
then set off to do some investigation on her situation. We found out
that her owners had already been approached previously by a local rescue
in Ensenada and refused to surrender her as they contended she was
"just fine and being fed". So, Open Arms Rescue decided to give it a try
and went to speak to the owners. We insisted they surrender her as she
was skin and bones and totally neglected and starved. So after
discussions the owners willingly surrendered her to us. We brought her
to the San Diego severely underweight and dehydrated from being starved.
We had blood tests done on her and she is in the normal levels! We put
her on a good diet and supplements to aid in putting on weight. She has
now come a long way and is filling out beautifully. She is very very
friendly and just wants so badly to be loved. It getting cases like this
and turning them around that give us the greatest rewards! This youtube is when we first rescued her
in Enseneda and took her to be examined and quarantined at a local
fellow rescue we work with down there
“Dokie” Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua mix 2 yrs old male
Adorable and affectionate Dokie will make a perfect pet for
someone who likes to take walks and play. Dokie is from Ensenada, where his
owner had him since he was 8 weeks old. When
his family decided to move, they abandoned him at the local vet. He was scared
and withdrawn and stopped eating.
Open Arms took Dokie from the vet. After he moved to San Diego poor little dumped Dokie was so scared at
first and it was very apparent that he felt the trauma of losing his family and
being completely abandoned. After moving into his new foster home, he quickly
acclimated and now lives with 5 other dogs and goes to the beach every day!
Dokie loves attention and is not really interested in having
another dog in the house. While he does well with small dogs, he does not
really like larger dogs, we think he is intimidated because he is so small.
At night he gives the best cuddles!!! He loves playing keep away
and gets super excited when its time to go outside. He walks well on his leash
and is fully house trained. When he is at the beach he is off leash and never
wonders off. He always comes when he is called especially if it’s for a car
The family that adopts
Dokie will be really lucky! He is a little gem with a BIG personality!
“Scruff-a-luff” Schnauzer Mix
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 22 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
"Leo" Pomeranian/ Long Haired Chihuahua mix ,senior male
Meet Leo, a gem among dogs Leo is about 9-10 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 but he does need to get used to you first. But if you are patient w/him in the beginning he will warm up to you and never want to leave your side..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 or someone that lives alone. He is very mellow! He loves to cuddle and give kisses.
"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 housebroke. 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
“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 shy at first so needs patience to warm up to you. She is fearful of men too. Not sure why... But she loves her foster mom! 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.