Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Pet of the Week


Meet Brittany!

This weeks featured pet is Brittany, a 4 year old tri colored Chihuahua Mix who transferred into Woods by way of a shelter in Santa Maria in January. Brittany is spayed, current on vaccination and micro chipped. She is a very sweet and nice little lady who ADORES people in fact, she prefers to be with people all of the time. Brittany is leash trained and does very well on walks and hikes. She has a good amount of energy and will make someone a wonderful walking partner. Brittany is playful with other dogs at Woods and is very relaxed and gentle. She is a good listener and responds well to voice commands. Brittany is also know to give hugs‹she likes to be picked up and will wrap her little paws around your shoulders. The perfect home for Brittany is one with considerate children, other dogs are ok, and a moderately active lifestyle.

Brittany is helping us continue our Free Chihuahua Adoption Special and can be yours for the price of łon the house!

Brittanyąs Adopt-a-Pet Profile is

Meet the Breed: Chihuahua

Graceful, alert and swift-moving with a saucy expression, Chihuahuas are highly intelligent and should not be underestimated even though small in size. The breed can be any color – solid, marked or splashed and the coat may be long or short. These sassy little dogs are well known as “purse dogs” like the famous Bruiser in the movie Legally Blonde starring Reese Witherspoon.

A Look Back

The Chihuahua’s history is shrouded in mystery, but some believe he originated from the Fennec Fox, a very small animal with big eyes and ears, which could explain the tiny frame, luminous eyes and large ears on the breed today. Chihuahua’s were used in religious ceremonies and were pets to the upper class. The breed derives its name from the Mexican State of Chihuahua, where the earliest specimens of the breed were found.

The Right Breed for You?

Chihuahuas are alert dogs with terrier-like qualities. They are good with families if the children are gentle and patient. Because of their small size, they require little exercise and are good city dogs, but can be sensitive to cold temperatures. Smooth coated Chihuahuas need very little grooming due to their short hair. Long coats need occasional brushing but still require minimal grooming.




Steve Kragenbrink
Director of Marketing and Community Programs
Woods Humane Society
O 805.543.9316 x19
F 805.543.9524


Every featured dog that’s adopted will receive training courtesy of Marty Johnson at Rajun Kennels!  Check him out at