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A little Old Lady Chihuahua Stole Tabitha’s Heart

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chihuahua in red coat

I adopted a senior chihuahua 2 years ago that my best friend and co-worker had been fostering.

It all came about after a very sad time of loosing my 2 fur kids earlier that year due to different but disheartening situations. It had only been a month since the death of my last precious pet and my friend would tell me every day that I need this little Chi and how sweet she was.

sleeping chihuahua

I finally yes I want her and before I could contact the local rescue they sent her to a larger rescue in the state. I had to quickly fill out their online application and specify I wanted this particular dog.

I was contacted very soon and they said I could have her now which was a week before Thanksgiving and have a $100 adoption fee or wait until the day after Thanksgiving when they were doing a n adoption event at Petsmart in Cincinnati where they waived the adoption fee.

chihuahua standing in grass

I told them I would wait til then so my friend and I drove up to Cincinnati to get her and it was love a first sight. I had never seen her in person and it was well worth the wait and so it became her Birthday for me and my Black Friday special.

woman holding a chihuahua

I was ecstatic to get her. Her name is Peanut and she is blind and has no teeth but is so precious and it was an instant bond.


When I come home from work and open the door, I don’t have to make a sound. She knows it’s me and goes crazy with excitement and can’t wait for me to pick her up.

She stole my her in a time where I was so heartbroken and feel so blessed to have her.

Tabitha Adkins


Tuesday 9th of July 2019

It's wonderful that you and Peanut have found each other. I adopted a "middle aged" chiweenie from a rescue about 2.5 years ago, a few months after I lost my first chi, Keltie. Duchess has been a great addition to our family! She is starting to go blind and has arthritis in her back, but she's a good girl and still gets around just fine. So many senior dogs get overlooked, and that's just sad. They have a lot of love to give.

Irene Fitch

Saturday 29th of December 2018

What a wonderful blessing to both of you. Peanut is so beautiful and just perfect. My Pokita is 14 and Senior Chi's are just precious gifts. Wishing you many years of Chi love. Pokita & her Mom ❤️?❤️