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Hero and Chica needs a home - Maidens, VA

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Breed: Chihuahua mix?

Sex: Male and Female

Neutered: Yes

Age: 8 years approx

Size: Small

Color: Black and tan

Coat: Smooth

Vaccinated: Yes

Heartworm Test: Negative

Microchipped: Yes

House Trained: Yes

Notes: Hero and Chica are a bonded pair of 8 year old Chihuahuas who are ready to bring you their unique brand of sass and snuggles.

Hero is the fearless leader of the duo. He always takes charge, even when it comes to napping. You will often find him sprawled out on his favorite cushion, claiming ownership of the entire room or lap. Do not let his tough exterior fool you, he is a total softie who loves belly rubs and smooches.

Chica is the sassmaster general. She will give you attitude when you wake her up from her beauty sleep, but it is just part of her charm. She is a diva with a capital D, but she will quickly win your heart over with her adorable little nose and those big brown eyes.

Hero and Chica are more than just a pair, they are a team. They have been inseparable, and they will follow each other everywhere. They love to cuddle up together, sharing their favorite blanket or snuggling up in their favorite spot on the couch.

We are looking for a forever home where our dynamic duo can continue to thrive. If you are willing to put up with their need for attention, and tendency to hog the bed. They are perfect for a quiet household with a patient owner who loves dogs.

Click here for information about the Chihuahua breed

This dog has been available for 39 days

If you are interested in Hero and Chica phone 804-556-5302 for an appointment or stop by to meet them at Goochland County Animal Shelter. We are open Tuesday 10am-4pm, Wednesday 10am-4pm, Thursday 10am-7pm, Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 10am-2pm, .

Available for adoption on this date: June 4th, 2024

Dogs are claimed, adopted and rescued everyday so please contact us to check that this dog is available.

Click here to check this dog is still available (Petfinder)


One by one, they pass by my cage
Too old, too worn, too broken, they say
Way past his time, he can’t run and play
They shake their heads and go on their way
A little old man, arthritic and sore
It seems that I am wanted no more
I once had a home, I once had a bed
A place that was warm, and where I was fed
Now my muzzle is grey, and my eyes slowly fail
Who wants a dog so old and so frail?
My family decided I didn’t belong
I got in their way, my attitude wrong
Now I sit in this kennel, where day after day
The younger ones are chosen and taken away
When I had come to the end of my rope
You saw my face and again I knew hope
You saw past the grey, the legs wobbly with age
And felt I deserved life beyond this cage
You took me home, gave me food and a bed
You gently stroked my poor tired head
We snuggle and play, you talk to me low
You love me so dearly, and make sure I know
Although I have lived most of my life with another
You outshine them with a love so much stronger
I promise to return all the love I can give
To you my dear friend, as long as I live
I may be with you for a week, or for years
We will share many smiles, and a few tears
When the time comes, that God deems I must leave
I know you will cry and your heart it will grieve
When I arrive at the Bridge all brand new
My thoughts and my heart will still be with you
And I will brag to all who will hear
Of the person who made my last days so dear.

  • Adoption of dogs is open to residents of Hanover, Henrico, Chesterfield, Powhatan, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Louisa and Goochland Counties, VA.
  • Dogs that have been spayed/neutered are available for adoption to any location including out of state residents.
  • Pet adoptions are carried out on a first come, first served basis.
  • If you are interested in adopting a pet, an Adoption Application Form must be filled out.
  • A Goochland County Dog License must be purchased for any dog over 4 months of age.
  • Dogs and cats must have a current Rabies vaccination.

Goochland County Animal Shelter is located at:
1900 Hidden Rock Lane,
Fairground Road,
VA, 23102

Opening Hours:
Tuesday 10am-4pm,
Wednesday 10am-4pm,
Thursday 10am-7pm,
Friday 10am-4pm,
Saturday 10am-2pm.
Closed Sunday and Monday

Disclaimer: Although every effort is made to ensure these details are accurate, the webmaster and Goochland County Animal Shelter cannot be held responsible for any problems arising from the information displayed here.

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