Applications Closed: Erika

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!


Female | 2.5 yr | 19 lbs | Chihuahua/Terrier mix

Good with adults?

Good with kids?

Good with other dogs?

Good with cats?
Not Sure

House trained?

Crate Trained?

Energy Level?


Erika, Adoptable Dog, Pets Alive Niagara

About Erika

Erika is a wonderfully affectionate little dog who left the streets of Mexico behind in search of a better life. Although much of Erika’s past is unknown (she was in heat when she was found, completely exhausted from being chased by male dogs and unable to stop running long enough to find anything to eat), her circumstances changed dramatically when she was rescued by the wonderful people who run Evolucion, a shelter in the Yucatan.

Erika is a little dynamo—she’s very fast and agile—which obviously served her well in her past life on the streets! She has integrated well into her foster home and enjoys a good romp in the yard with the resident dogs, although she much prefers human company.

When Erika meets new people, she can be a little timid at first, but she’s easily won over and will happily offer some kisses. She especially loves to cuddle with her foster mom.

Erika has lots of energy and enjoys walks and zoomies in the backyard. In her downtime, Erika likes to play with her foster family, chew on a bone, or settle in for a good snuggle. Erika would be a great match for someone who is willing to spend quality time with her and will give her plenty of opportunities to burn off some energy outdoors—she would really enjoy having access to a fenced-in yard to explore and going for lots of walks.

She is crate-trained and mostly very quiet, unless another dog is barking. She truly loves people and will follow them anywhere and everywhere, making her an ideal (and compact) companion when out and about.

Erika’s foster describes her as pretty much perfect: “She's found the couch and my bed, and she loves walking on a long line. She's such a happy soul. Someone will be very lucky to have her.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!

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, and microchip. 
For more information about adoption fees, please review our Adoption FAQs & Fees page.