It’s hard being homeless, for people and for animals. Thomas was spotted during one of the hottest summers on record, sitting on a piece of cardboard to protect his paws from the grueling hot pavement of a Santa Ana alley, with no food or water in sight. A wonderful woman who feeds feral cats in the area saw him day after day trying to survive when she contacted AALOC, asking us to help this small Chihuahua.
Thomas is about 10 pounds, a feisty dog with a soft center. He’ll bark when he sees a dog or person he doesn’t know, but gets along well with his buddy Chihuahua friend Jesse and the dog walkers at AALOC. His spirit is a bit broken and we wonder how he could have come to living alone on the streets. You’ll definitely have to build trust with Thomas, but once you do we know you’ll have a friend for life. Thomas can also be possessive of food, toys and your attention, so someone who can provide the necessary leadership and guidance for Thomas is important, and a household without children is required. Chihuahuas are very loyal companions but do not consider their small size – they will protect their owners without consideration of the danger. Therefore they must be protected from bigger dogs, as well as cold weather and falls.
We recommend you stop by AALOC during visiting hours to meet Thomas and get to know him a bit before submitting an adoption application.