Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Marty is available ( Updated 10-17-2021 )

Male Chihuahua about 6-9 years old. Gets along with other dogs.

Lorraine and Marty spent their whole life together in a home, but then their owner passed away and they wound up at the shelter. We don't typically rescue Chihuahuas, but we saw a GSD whose owner died, was very scared at the shelter, and we wanted to help her. Then we read that she came in with a bonded pair of Chihuahuas and we couldn’t leave these two approximately 7 year olds behind, so we offered them a freedom ride and they accepted!

There are so many perks to adopting a bonded pair of Chihuahuas. One, you're adopting a dog who already has a partner, so they won't spend hours using all of your data while looking for that special someone. Two, they've lived together their whole lives and have figured out each other's love language. (Pro tip- it might be snuggling.) Three, and this might be the biggest one, is that their poops are so tiny! I've never had a Guinea pig, but these poops can't be much bigger. You don't even notice that there are two dogs going to the bathroom because all of their poop combined isn't as big as ¼ of a GSD's poop.

Their names might suggest they're mother and son, but Lorraine doesn't seem old enough to be Marty's mother. Maybe we're in the Enchantment Under the Sea phase where Lorraine is in high school and Marty is her peer... that makes sense.

The only downside we can see is that it's even harder to get pics of Chihuahuas than it is of GSDs. Not because they're so active, but because they just want to be as close to you as possible! The trick is to extend your arm as far behind your head as possible, lean back, and try to click before they run up your chest. These two are total cuddle bugs and like to give out the kisses, are easy on a leash, walk well together, and would love to join a family who loves to cuddle. Marty is shy with strangers, but warms up quickly and will come ask for pets. Lorraine is a little more cynical about your motives and may bark at first, but she'll then follow Marty's lead and, before you know it, is in first position on your lap.

As Lorraine and Marty are a bonded pair who would like to stay together, we will only adopt them as a duo (for just one adoption donation).

The minimum adoption donation for adults is $375 and the adoption donation for puppies is $500. This amount only partially covers the cost of veterinary care, boarding fees, and other miscellaneous expenses involved in the temporary care and adoption of our dogs and is tax deductible when permitted by law. The adoption donation provides that all dogs will be spayed or neutered, receive current vaccinations, and are microchipped. If not, arrangements will be made on an individual basis ( i.e., puppies who will need to be altered by 6 mos old). Special consideration may be given to those willing to adopt older dogs or dogs with physical problems.