famous chihuahua is happy to support california’s east bay spca in their chihuahua palooza celebrations! the premise is simple, love your chihuahua, but remember that they are a responsibility requiring proper care and unconditional love. if you can meet the demands of caring and committing to one, then we encourage you to adopt a chihuahua!
did you know that over 2,000 small dogs become homeless in alameda county alone each year? this over-population problem is regional and concentrated in california. so what can you do about it? if you live in the area, you can show your support by joining in on the chihuahua palooza celebrations. here are more details for what you can look forward to.
free surgeries, education, reduced adoption fees and public chihuahua events!
They are cute. They are small. And they are everywhere. We see them carried on the red carpet by celebrities, on Taco Bell commercials and featured in their own movies. We see them in their own little carry-bags, with incredible clothes and jewelry. We love Chihuahuas. But too frequently that “awwwww” factor takes over and they become an impulse buy – a cute must-have accessory.
Dogs of all sizes need proper socialization and training. They require oversight in their interactions with children and need exercise and medical care. These tiny guys are a whole lot of love…a big dog in a tiny body. Small dogs can live up to 20 years. The kids may be off to college, but Tiny, the Chihuahua mix, will still be by your side. That’s a long time and a whole lot of kibble. For those looking for a long-time, indoors, high-energy companion, these small dogs are wonderful.
Still interested? Apparently the challenge of owning these small dogs sinks in for many unprepared owners quickly, as evidenced by the numbers – as many as half of the homeless dogs in local communities are Chihuahuas, Chihuahua mixes, and small dogs under 15 pounds. Over 2,000 small dogs each year find themselves in shelters in Alameda County alone. This over-population phenomenon appears to be regional and concentrated in California. Some shelters have taken to shipping these small dogs to other states where they are quickly adopted.
Get educated and find big love in a small package! Chihuahua Palooza is scheduled for the week of May 2nd, and will be held at many Bay Area shelters. The week includes fun activities, educational talks and materials, and of course, a ton of wonderful, adoptable Chihuahuas and small dog mixes will be available for adoption at reduced fees. Free or discounted spay and neuter services for owned small dogs will be offered.
As part of Chihuahua Palooza, the East Bay SPCA will offer 50% off adoption fees for small dogs, breed education, prizes and contests—Saturday May 7 in Oakland, and Sunday May 8 in Dublin. Please visit www.eastbayspca.org/palooza for more information, or call 877-474-8349 to schedule a free surgery for May 3.
These local animal welfare organizations will make an impact during Chihuahua Palooza week:
ARF 925-977-7900 x 494
Berkeley East Bay Humane Society 510-845-3633
Contra Costa Animal Services 925-335-8320
East Bay SPCA 510-569-0702
Fremont Animal Services 510- 790-6630
Hayward Animal Services 510-293-7200
Oakland Animal Services 510-535-5603
Peninsula Humane Society 650-340-7025
San Francisco SPCA 415-554-3030
San Jose Animal Care Center www.sanjoseanimals.com
Humane Society Silicon Valley 408-262-2133 x 108
Sonoma Humane Society 707-542-0882
The East Bay SPCA includes two shelters and three clinics in Oakland and Dublin. Founded in 1874, the East Bay SPCA is dedicated to finding a responsible, loving home for every adoptable dog and cat in our community. The East Bay SPCA is a non-profit organization and is supported entirely by local donors and organizations.
The East Bay SPCA is committed to the welfare of cats and dogs in the communities we serve. We strive to eliminate animal cruelty, neglect and overpopulation by providing programs and education that support people and companion animals.follow famous chihuahua®