Sex: Female
Breed: Chihuahua mix
Age: 8 years
Size: 5 lbs
Health: Good

Ideal Match: A calm, patient home that will continue helping this girl build confidence and feel safe


Carmelo came to us terrified of everything with her crate being the only place she felt safe. This girl has come so far in her loving foster home that her foster mom calls her the “near perfect companion”! We believe she deserves her forever family and some lucky home needs such an easy care, loving companion!
Carmelo has gone from spending months in her crate to now exploring her curiosity in her environment. She feels safest exploring her environment on a loose leash and this encourages her to explore independently. She loves car rides and adventures. She enjoys walking on a leash or being carried or pushed around in a stroller. Carmelo is house broken and will bark at the door to let you know she needs to go out. She is deaf or partly so, but has a basic understanding of hand gestures suggesting she “come” or “go in this direction.” She has learned to love and embrace both dogs and humans. She allows her foster mother to pet and love on her and will allow those she does not know to pet her if she is being watched and guided by her foster mother. She has also started to warm up to those living outside of her home that she sees regularly and will even snuggle up to them as well. She gets along well with the other dogs in her home and as she has become more comfortable will even cuddle up or play with the other pups. 
Carmelo is a happy, playful little girl who would make the perfect companion. She is not barky or nippy with others. She really just wants to enjoy life with her person/people. Could you be her forever friend?! We hope to find that person for her soon!