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

  • We love fostering because the dogs bring so much love and joy into our home. Seeing them adjust to life in a home, come out of their shells and become their happy, playful selves is so rewarding. It's also a great feeling so see them got adopted by a home that will love them forever. The foster dogs also have a lot to teach us about resilience, adaptability, trust and unconditional love. They inspire us to be better versions of ourselves. If they can survive their histories while still being loving and happy, so can we.
    - Kailene

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.


Personal Information



Please provide four (4) NON-FAMILY references you have known for at least 2 years who know you as a pet owner or who can vouch for your overall responsibility. Because we are often unable to get a hold of references, causing a delay in processing applications, we require 4 individual references. We must speak to at least two (2) of your references before considering approving your adoption request.
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IMPORTANT: Please advise your veterinarian and references that we will be contacting them.

By submitting this application, the applicant and co-applicant(s) certify that the information given is true, and you understand that Pets Alive Niagara reserves the right to deny your application for any reason at any time. You further authorize the investigation of all statements in this application.

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!