Update: As of Monday, June 22, seven of the 11 dogs have been adopted. The remaining four will become available for adoption this week.
Eleven Chihuahua Dachshund mixes (also called Chiweenies) arrived at Animal Humane Society on Thursday, June 11, with approximately 10 more arriving later this summer. Our Humane Investigations team coordinated the release of these dogs in partnership with a community member in Park Rapids, MN who’d become unable to care for all the animals in her home. Our humane agents are the only full-time professional humane investigators in the state, and we partner with community members to provide non-judgmental aid and support whenever possible. Learn more about Humane Investigations team.
The 10 dogs released to AHS on Thursday range in age from 1-4 years old. The additional release of 10 more Chiweenies will occur later this summer, once they are old enough to leave their mothers.
All the dogs appear healthy and cared for, and there weren’t any conditions on the property that concerned our humane agent or required further intervention. AHS will continue to work with the individual moving forward to connect her to resources for her remaining animals, including coordination of affordable spay/neuter services.
After the dogs are evaluated by our veterinary and behavior teams, we'll prepare them for adoption! If you're interested in adopting one of these dogs, please watch for them on our adoption listing.
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