**Tonto**, Dog, Chihuahua (short coat)

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Species: 
Dog
Breed: 
Chihuahua (short coat)
Primary Breed: 
Chihuahua
Gender: 
Male
Age: 
Senior
Special Needs: 
No
Spay/neutered: 
Yes
Size: 
Small
Vaccinations Up to Date: 
Yes
Color: 
White with Brown or Chocolate
Coat Length: 
Short
Found: 
No
Description: 
Estimated Birthday April 30, 1999 Tonto is lucky to be alive. Someone found him on a ditch bank in Valencia County. He was lethargic and had asphalt and dirt caked on one side. Covered in ticks and just skin and bones the staff put him in a kennel with food and water in the euthanasia room expecting to have to put him down. After pulling off dozens of ticks and giving him a bath he perked up and they decided to give him a chance to recover. They held him for the owner reclaim period but the owners didn't come looking for him. He was moved into the adoption kennels and waited there for almost a week. No one took him home. When we did our weekly walk through we decided that he needed to come into our rescue. Only six pounds and about ten years old his life of neglect had taken it's toll on his teeth. After a dental he only has a few left. He was very shy at first but is building confidence. Instead of hiding around the corner he comes running in for dinner with the rest of the pack. Though he still crouches down to be picked up, but isn't cowering under the table. Tonto is becoming a brave little boy! ADOPTION FEE $150