I am a dog rescued from a puppy mill where I received no medical care or socialization and was used for breeding purposes. Before you fall in love with my adorable face, please remember that I will have some specific needs in my forever home. I need a secure fenced yard, someone with lots of patience and time during the day to help me with my housetraining and socialization, an adult dog-experienced home, and another small dog buddy to help show me the ropes. Thank you for reading!

Hi! I'm Truffles. And...just like the candy, I am a beautiful chocolate Chihuahua, about 6 years old and weigh 7-pounds. I spent the first 6 years of my life in a puppy mill living in a tiny cage having babies. That life is behind me now but due to that neglectful start on life, I am still pretty shy and timid around many things so please don't judge me on my lack of confidence. My sweetness outshines that by far. I know if someone will work with me, I will come out of this shell and shine with the best of them. I am working on getting used to going to the bathroom outside. So far, I make it to the back deck. The big outdoors scares me so I don't venture into it yet unless my foster Mom carries me out to the fenced yard and watches over me. I do make it to the pee pads if I have to go to the bathroom at night.

I love to cuddle in a chair or in the bed with my foster mom, and I will approach her as long as she is sitting down. I have a playful streak in me also - I like to play with my foster furry sister. In my forever home, I will need a secure fenced yard, another little dog to help me learn the ropes, and someone with some day time flexibility to continue working on my socialization. I need an adult home and would not be a good fit as your first dog as I am still a work in progress!

I have been spayed, microchipped, and up to date on vaccines, heartworm and flea prevention. If you think you have the patience and time and would like a faithful friend for life, please ask for me--Truffles! My adoption fee is $175.