Truckload of rescued chihuahuas to be put up for adoption in DC

The dogs range in age from only a of couple months old to 7-years-old. The chihuahuas were part of a massive rescue of 250 dogs from a breeder’s home in Mississippi. (WTOP/Miuke Murillo)
The dogs range in age from only a of couple months old to 7-years-old. The chihuahuas were part of a massive rescue of 250 dogs from a breeder’s home in Mississippi. (WTOP/Mike Murillo) (WTOP/Miuke Murillo)
Around 60 of the rescued animals were brought to the D.C. area. Close to 30 dogs rescued from the breeder’s home were also delivered to Loudoun County Animal Services. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
Around 60 of the rescued animals were brought to the D.C. area. Close to 30 dogs rescued from the breeder’s home were also delivered to Loudoun County Animal Services and will be put up for adoption there soon. (WTOP/Mike Murillo) (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
All dogs must pass a medical and behavioral examination before they can be put up for adoption,. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
All dogs must pass a medical and behavioral examination before they can be put up for adoption,. (WTOP/Mike Murillo) (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
The dogs are expected to be adopted quickly because of their size. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
The dogs are expected to be adopted quickly because of their size. (WTOP/Mike Murillo) (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
Those interested in adopting can begin inquiries as early as Wednesday. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
Those interested in adopting can begin making inquiries at Humane Rescue Alliance as early as Wednesday. (WTOP/Mike Murillo) (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
Anyone considering adopting a chihuahua should keep in mind the dog will be a part of the family for years to come, said staff Humane Rescue Alliance. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
Anyone considering adopting a chihuahua should keep in mind the dog will be a part of the family for years to come, said staff Humane Rescue Alliance. (WTOP/Mike Murillo) (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
Pictures of the animals will be placed on the shelter's website as they become available. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
Pictures of the animals will be placed on the shelter’s website as they become available. (WTOP/Mike Murillo) (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
To find out more, contact the Humane Rescue Alliance at 202-723-5730 or online. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
To find out more, contact the Humane Rescue Alliance at 202-723-5730 or online. (WTOP/Mike Murillo) (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
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The dogs range in age from only a of couple months old to 7-years-old. The chihuahuas were part of a massive rescue of 250 dogs from a breeder’s home in Mississippi. (WTOP/Miuke Murillo)
Around 60 of the rescued animals were brought to the D.C. area. Close to 30 dogs rescued from the breeder’s home were also delivered to Loudoun County Animal Services. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
All dogs must pass a medical and behavioral examination before they can be put up for adoption,. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
The dogs are expected to be adopted quickly because of their size. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
Those interested in adopting can begin inquiries as early as Wednesday. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
Anyone considering adopting a chihuahua should keep in mind the dog will be a part of the family for years to come, said staff Humane Rescue Alliance. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
Pictures of the animals will be placed on the shelter's website as they become available. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
To find out more, contact the Humane Rescue Alliance at 202-723-5730 or online. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to an overwhelming response, the Humane Rescue Alliance asks that people interested in adopting check the website for updates instead of calling.

A truck transporting dozens of chihuahuas arrived at the Humane Rescue Alliance in D.C. on Monday, part of a massive rescue of 250 dogs from a breeder’s home in Mississippi.

“These dogs were part of a breeder who decided they no longer wanted to be involved in breeding,” said Stephanie Shain, chief operating officer at the Humane Rescue Alliance in D.C.

The 35 chihuahuas range in age from only a few months old, to seven years. They arrived in D.C. after two days of traveling.


All dogs must pass a medical and behavioral examination before they can be put up for adoption, but those interested in adopting can begin inquiries as early as Wednesday.

Shain said the dogs are expected to be adopted quickly because of their size, even though they are a bit bigger than the average chihuahua.

Anyone considering adopting a chihuahua should keep in mind the dog will be a part of the family for years to come, Shain said.

“You really are making anywhere from a 15-20 year commitment to them,” Shain said.

To find out more, contact the Humane Rescue Alliance at 202-723-5730 or online. Pictures of the dogs will be placed on the shelter’s website as they become available.

Around 60 of the rescued animals were brought to the D.C. area. Close to 30 dogs rescued from the breeder’s home were also delivered to Loudoun County Animal Services, and will be put up for adoption there soon.

For more information on those animals, check their website.

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