I arrived at Orphans of the Storm® this afternoon with the intention of taking out Ryder, Firefly‘s brother. Turns out he was adopted yesterday! Congratulations to Ryder and his new family 🙂

Since the big Rottweiler wasn’t an option anymore, I went in a different direction–Frito, the three-year-old Chihuahua mix. What an absolute cutie! Poor Frito was hit by a car a while back, but he’s all better now, running and sniffing like any other happy dog. He jumped into my lap when I opened his kennel in his excitement to go out and behaved nicely while I put the leash over his head.

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Frito enjoying the bright sun

I don’t have too much experience with Chihuahuas, so I thought I might as well try and see if Frito had any interest in playing fetch. Maybe if he had a ball that is more Chihuahua-sized. He sniffed the tennis ball and that was that. Frito was far more interested in sniffing in the hay.

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Frito looking cute

His fur is very soft and very cute, with those brown spots on his back and ears. Turn his luck around, and come make a new “furever” friend!

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Look at those ears!

Next up was Bella, a six-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix. She’s also extremely cute, and smaller than some of the other Pit Bull Terriers at the shelter. She was ready to get outside on this bright, sunny day and explore the run.

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Bella's adorable face

While exploring, she found the same big ball that Chili had such a fun time with last week. Holding the handle of this ball would have been far too easy for Bella, though. She was convinced that she could get her mouth around it and carry it that way. Instead, she spent most of the time scratching at it with her paws and rolling it along the ground.

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Bella with her favorite ball

Bella also discovered a Frisbee under the bushes, and seemed either amused or perplexed by the idea that as much as she scratched at it with her front paws, nothing happened. She eventually realized that if she scratched the edge of it, it moved along the ground. Not nearly as exciting as her ball, though. This silly, playful girl is eagerly awaiting a new home. Maybe it will be with you!

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Bella being playful

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  1. […] about changing his coat for different seasons. He is a sweet little dog who shares a kennel with Frito the Chihuahua, but enjoyed getting my undivided attention. He walked well on the leash as we made […]

  2. […] forget about some of the other Chihuahuas still waiting for their forever homes! Coco, Frito, Fumble, Puggie, and Tino are all ready to find a lap to snuggle in. Orphans of the Storm® is the […]

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