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Sandra’s Chihuahua Story

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Sandra Spears3

I have always been an animal lover as well as a rescuer. You name it, I brought it home; since I was a small child, with the promise that I would find it a home (I’m not very good at that, I fall in love so easy with animals, so they all stayed lol).

In 2007, my uncle was working for immigration at an airport in NY and called to tell me that some woman left behind a very tiny dog. He asked if I knew anyone who would want him. I said, “I’ll come get him and find him a good home.”

At the time I had 3 cats, birds, hamsters, frogs, fish, 2 small sons and my mom to take care of, plus I worked full time.

I drove 3 hours to get this fur baby, not even knowing what kind of dog it was or the condition he may be in; just knew I had to save him. When I finally got there, it was love at first sight!

There he was, this scared, tiny  6 lb. chihuahua, malnourished with mange, but had the biggest, sweetest eyes I’ve ever seen. My heart melted on the spot and I wrapped him in a blanket and knew that he would be mine.

After vet visits, meds and home cooked meals, he became this gorgeous, happy, thriving little guy (12.2 lbs) with this huge attitude.

I really think that HE rescued me that day. He filled a void in me that I didn’t even know I had. He brings all of us such joy and happiness. I would do anything to make this little guy happy.

Thank you for having such love for Chihuahuas and created this fantastic page.


NOTE FROM CATHY: Thank you Sandra for sharing your story.

I’d love to publish your story too about your Chihuahua or Chihuahuas. Email your story and any photos you want to share along with it to and put Chihuahua Story in the subject line.

Rosemarie Munoz

Thursday 20th of May 2021

Did you live in the bay area? We received a Chi from you I believe and would like to thank you we love her and have enjoyed her. She was born March 19th 2010

Sandra Spears

Monday 17th of February 2014

Thank you for posting my furbaby's story. Thank you also for the kind words from everyone and those who rescue innocent animals. Here is a photo of my 100 lb Lab, Buddy and Paco, who are the very best of friends.

wendy priest

Saturday 22nd of February 2014

The very first story I've read from this news letter and I'm sitting here crying like a baby. I can't imagine my life without my CHI Bella. How people can just walk away from such a loving animal, I just don't get it.THANK YOU so much for being who you are and helping these babies when other's have turned there backs on them. God bless you and your animal family.

Sharon Anderson aka Peterson_Scarrella

Monday 17th of February 2014

Have 3 Chi 2 Black Sisters Bella and ChiChi with 1/2 lb ChuChu looks like a Red Lion all Adopted

Lisa Wagner

Monday 17th of February 2014

What a lucky little guy!! Thank God for people like you!!

Rikki Renshaw

Sunday 23rd of March 2014

yes== I agree -- what a lucky little guy & a wonderful person Sandra - you are to rescue him= God was watching and knew that little guy needed just the right person >>


Monday 17th of February 2014

I agree Lisa. not many folks would take on a dog that has mange and other health issues.