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Mary Ann’s Chihuahua Story

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Baby Girl the Chihuahua


Hi chi lovers, this is “Baby Girl”. She weighs 4 lbs and is 3 yrs old and I adopted her 3 weeks ago.
A little story about Baby Girl’s adoption. About 18 mos ago, I had to say goodbye to my 13 yr old boy chi. His death was very hard on me, he was my baby and I miss him everyday. I knew I could not replace him, but needed to try and fill the void. So about a year ago, I started going online and looking at all the shelters, rescue groups, etc in the Dallas area for that special female chi. I knew I would know the right one when I saw her.
The adoption of Baby Girl and her story starts a little over 4 weeks ago. She was living outside with a lot of other dogs, a different name and very little human contact, no affection or love.

Her owner decided she had too many dogs so she took Baby Girl and few others to the animal shelter. The shelter posted her pic online. I saw her, called the shelter for information, and knew she was the one but unfortunately she was adopted before I could get there and renamed Daisy.

She then had to get spayed. At her new home, she threw up a few times and peed in the house, so her second owner took her back to the animal shelter and told them she was sick.

She wasn’t sick, just scared and hurting from surgery. So they re-posted her picture online, and I saw her again and knew she was meant to be mine.

She was also now located at the Petsmart (a second adoption location for the Animal Shelter), which was only a few miles from my home. I was there before the adoption section opened, and they were kind enough to bring her to me before they opened.

Love at first sight for me. She was so scared. So in 9 days Baby Girl had three owners, been given up twice, lived in two different cages with different dogs, and had surgery and shots. That is a lot to handle.

It has now been three weeks since I brought my precious Baby Girl home. She is adjusting and blossoming everyday. She sleeps by my head every night. She now has three chi sisters and they are all good with her, even my chi Millie who is 14-1/2 years old likes her.She is just starting to play with her sisters.

When I first brought her home, every noise scared her, she was constantly cowering. She doesn’t bark (only twice), she doesn’t lick and she does not like being under the covers. She loves to sit in my lap and have me lightly rub her body.

Some days she eats good and others not. I have tried all the tricks, rice and chicken, canned dog food, etc. Most of the time, I get her to eat out of my hand or on the ground and she does ok. We are slowly working towards the dog bowl.

This is not a great picture of Baby Girl, she doesn’t like to be photographed. She has added so much love and joy to my life. I know I will always miss my boy chi, but the void is smaller. Baby Girl is now in her furever home.

Thank you. Mary Ann – Richardson, TX

Jane Freeman

Friday 28th of May 2021

I love the story of Baby Girl. And I am SO glad she found her way to your lap. I remember how poorly my two adopted puppies acted after their first round of shots and then the recovery after the spay and neuter surgeries. If those first people didn’t realize the love and caring she needed during those days, I am glad she is free of that horrid situation. God BLESS you and all your sweet pup/ dogs.

Thursday 11th of October 2018

She deserves a good home like the one you gave her. So happy for her! And for you.


Sunday 12th of August 2018

I'm glad you are able to give Baby Girl a good forever home. I lost my little boy chi just over 2 years ago, and I know what you mean about leaving a void. He was very special to me and I still miss him. My other chi also missed him, so several months after I lost him I went to a local rescue looking for another chi. We had a "meet and greet" between her and my chi and they seemed to get along fine, so I brought her home for a trial run. She will be with us 2 years in October. Like your Baby Girl, my Duchess was adopted and then returned before I got her. It took her a little while to settle in - I guess she was afraid she'd be returned again. But she is in her forever home. I will always miss my little boy, but certainly love both of my girls!


Monday 13th of August 2018

I'm glad Duchess has her forever home with you June.


Friday 4th of May 2018

She is adorable. What a great story. Congratulations on your new baby girl!!


Monday 4th of July 2016

Thank you for sharing your adoption story. She obviously found her furever home and will always now know love!