And Then There was One . . . Peter!

You may remember back on about June 4, CCHS took in a litter of five orphaned Chihuahua puppies.  They went into foster care with our most experience puppy foster volunteers, Tom and Harriett.  Keeping orphaned puppies alive is an enormous challenge because it is really hard to provide an adequate substitute for all that a momma dog provides her puppies.  But Tom and Harriett took on the challenge and rode the daily roller coaster as the pups had good days and bad.  We're so grateful to them, and to all our foster volunteers! 

You can trace the story of this litter on Tom's blog, "Pups Is Pups" at

Now here it is, the end of July, and all the pups are strong enough and old enough to move on to their "forever" homes!  Over the past couple of weeks we've approved adopters for four of the five pups.  It's wonderful to have adopters ready to take the pups home before they ever have to spend a night at the animal shelter.  And it's thanks to our presence online and Tom's terrific blog (and puppy cam) that people were able to find out about the pups and work with our Adoptions department to arrange to meet the pups and apply to adopt.  

One of the puppies remains available for adoption, Peter.  There is no particular reason; Peter is just as adorable and healthy as the rest of the litter.  If you're looking for a little (and I mean very little) dog who comes with a very special story, please contact the CCHS Adoptions Staff.

Photos below:  (1) recent photo of Peter; (2) recent photo of the whole litter; (3) the whole litter on the day they arrived at CCHS.

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Mary "Tief" Tiefenbrunn wrote on July 27, 2010 at 8:07 am
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Note that Peter, at about 8 weeks of age, only weighs about 2 pounds. These are very small dogs! Even at adult weight they will all weigh less than many cats.