Brownie is a bright-eyed and alert 1.5 year-old Chihuahua mix male who’s still very much of a  puppy. He was an owner surrender at an overcrowded county dog shelter and made the trip to Canine Lifeline so he would have more time to find the perfect new home. We don’t know what caused Brownie to lose his original home but he’s ready, willing, and able to make a fresh start with a new family. Brownie was adopted from us last summer but recently returned because his family didn’t have time to give him consistent direction on housetraining. Also, while he was very friendly with their kids, he didn’t enjoy having the kids’ friends visit and would chase and snap at them. He would likely do best in a quiet home with minimal visitors as he gets very attached to his family and might be protective of them with strangers. Brownie has been working on crate-training and housetraining in his foster home and will need to continue both in his new home. Unfortunately. no one ever really spent the time needed to show him what is expected of him but he’s eager to please so can definitely learn with plenty of supervision and positive reinforcement. He does well in his crate so that can be used as a housetraining tool. Brownie gets along well with other dogs and would likely do well in a home with a canine pal or two who can help show him the ropes. Brownie might be little but he’s eager to go for a walk and explore his surroundings. He’d be a great little walking buddy who you could just pick up and carry over puddles. Brownie loves toys of all kinds and can easily keep himself entertained. Brownie weighs about 7 pounds and his adoption fee is $250. He’s neutered, heartworm negative and on monthly preventative, up to date on vaccinations including bivalent canine influenza, wormed, on flea and tick preventative, and microchipped. As part of the adoption process, all adopters must commit to a two-week adjustment period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email if you’re interested in Brownie. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. Please note that we don’t place our dogs in homes with children under 7 years of age. We correspond via email so please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there. Please visit our website at to see more photos of Brownie and to submit an online application.