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Love in Chihuahua-Sized Packages

Eight-week-old Chihuahua puppies looking for love in all the right places at the Santa Cruz SPCA

Even though Valentine’s Day has passed, love still permeates the air at the Santa Cruz SPCA.  The main culprits are this intoxicatingly cute litter of six eight-week-old Chihuahua puppies that were the result of an unplanned litter.  You are seeing the sweet little face of Cherish, one of the smallest females who is a little angel in fur.  When you come to visit you will also meet Amore, Cupid, Juliet, Rose, and Valentine.  These babies will absolutely steal your heart and hold it tight with their innocent eyes and tiny wagging tails.

Each one of them has a distinct personality already and boy do they make a hilarious bunch to watch.  Cherish is a very gentle, sweet and mellow little girl who will hold your stare until you scoop her up for a snuggle.  Amore is one of the bigger females who plays mommy to her siblings, herding them around and cleaning dirty faces and eyes. Cupid is the boisterous little boy who is always up for a game of rough and tumble.  He’s the first to find the toy and last to close his eyes.  Juliet sure is a looker with a beautiful red coat and a tall supermodel physique.  She is more of an observer but will jump into a game of tag when she gets the urge.  Rose is the tiniest of them all with a unique sandy coat with black flecks.  She’s small but she’s mighty and keeps up with the rest of the group with no problems. Valentine, the other boy, is a goofball who’s always pranking his siblings by hiding the toys or steamrolling the group while they sleep.

These puppies should mature to be anywhere from 5-10 lbs. They would do well in a variety of living situations but extra care should be taken around small children due to their small size.   Even though they are smaller dogs, Chihuahua’s still need solid obedience training to mold them into good little citizens who mind their manners.  Puppies this age should not be left alone for longer than three hours a day so your schedule is something to take into consideration before contemplating adoption.

Our adoption package for dogs and cats includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, micro-chipping, an ID tag, collar, a free health exam with a licensed Veterinarian , one month’s free health insurance, discounted crate purchase and other animal care materials.

If you would like to help animals like these adorable puppies and their orphaned friends, please consider donating to the Santa Cruz SPCA. The Santa Cruz SPCA is a 501c3 charitable organization and receives no government funding, relying solely on public donations to run its many programs that benefit the animals and people of our community.

For more information call the Santa Cruz SPCA at 465-5000, or visit www.santacruzspca.org. The SPCA is located at 2685 Chanticleer Avenue in Santa Cruz, CA 95065 and is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 p.m.

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