Applications Closed: Red

Red is a sweet but shy little guy who was surrendered by his owner to a shelter in Texas.

Applications Closed

Male | 6 yrs | 11 lbs | Chihuahua mix

  • Good with adults? Yes
  • Good with kids? Yes (12+)
  • Good with dogs? Yes
  • Good with cats? Unknown
  • House trained? Yes
  • Crate trained?  Yes
  • Energy Level Low
  • Barker No
Red, Available for Adoption, Pets Alive Niagara

About Red

Red is just about as perfect as a dog can be. He's surprisingly quiet, relaxed, friendly, and very well behaved. He has never attempted to go on the furniture, he is perfectly crate trained, his energy levels are ideal, and he's just a really good, sweet dog.

He knows his name, comes when he's called, and responds very well to correction. We're working on "sit" (I think he knows, he's just unwilling to comply) and I'm sure he'd be a quick study if he went to obedience classes.

He is absolutely perfect in the car as well. He's fantastic with our foster's dog (which is a miracle -- most small dogs bully her mercilessly) and has been a wonderful addition to the foster's home. I think he would transition to most any home quite well, although considering his tiny frame and tendency to growl, a home with small children (or children who are not experienced with dogs) might not be ideal.

Similarly, it might be helpful if his adopter were familiar with toy breeds/Chis -- they sometimes communicate in ways that can be misconstrued as aggressive and can quickly turn into "bad" dogs if treated improperly.

Adoption Fee | $500

Adoption fees help cover the costs associated with rescues, such as vetting, boarding and transportation.
They also cover spay/neuter, heartworm testing and treatment (if necessary), rabies and DHLPP vaccines, microchip, and one month of pet insurance prior to adoption.
For more information about adoption fees, please review our Adoption FAQs & Fees page.

Why We Love Fostering

  • Fostering is such a rewarding experience and works great for us as it is very flexible. We love seeing the difference in their personalities from day 1: from timid and nervous to a happy, healthy, better-socialized dog. It gives them time to decompress before going to their perfect home. Fostering enriches our lives knowing we are saving a life each time, and giving them a better life ahead. It warms the heart knowing you were part of this process.
    - Karen

Interested in Adopting Red? Apply Below.

Incomplete applications cannot be accepted. Pets Alive Niagara reserves the right to reject any application and reserves the sole right in determining the best placement for our animals.


We want to thank everyone who applied to adopt!  We have closed this application, but we do have other great pets looking for a forever home, click here to meet them!