• Breed:  Terrier/Chihuahua mix
  • Age:  1 year
  • Weight:  16 pounds
  • Gender:  Male
  • Dogs:  Seems good
  • Cats:  Unknown
  • Kids:  Unknown
  • Obedience:  Always recommended
  • Exercise:  Moderate
  • Fence:  Would do best in a fenced yard

Because we are all volunteers, Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus only considers approved applicants to meet our orphans in our foster homes. Please read our eligibility requirements and apply on our website:  After application is submitted, additional inquiries can email

Meet Chico an adorable 1-year-old and 16-pound Terrier/Chihuahua mix. He came into a local shelter as a stray and found the shelter environment to be very scary and overwhelming. Each day he becomes more trusting of people and gets more comfortable in his new foster home. He is shy of men initially but warms up with positive reinforcement and treats. Once he is comfortable, he is very playful and silly. He loves to play fetch and play with his stuffed toys.

He is the perfect dog for someone who is looking for a small dog but one that is active enough and rugged enough to go hiking or running. He loves to go for walks and/or just hanging out with his family. He also seems to like to be around other dogs. Right now we are doing slow introductions with his foster siblings but he greets them at the gate with a wagging tail and wants to play. Chico has only been in his foster home a couple of days but appears to be both potty trained and crate trained. He is fully vetted. So other than working on his shyness and integrating him with other dogs, he is ready to find that perfect forever home.

If you have a patient, loving home that needs a bundle of joy in your life, please consider Chico for your next companion.

The biographical information provided is correct to the best of our knowledge while the animal is in our care or includes what may have been provided by a previous owner. We strive to be honest and accurate, but animals can change their personalities and behavior when they settle into a new home. IDR+ makes no guarantees based on the information we observe and provide.

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