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PanchoRescue Me ID: 22-05-31-00290

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About Pancho

Adoption Fee: $45
Age: Senior
Sex: Male

I am actually looking to rehome 3 senior dogs, one pure bred chihuahua (Pancho, male, nuetered, 13 years, 6lbs), and 2 miniature pinscher/chihuahua mixes, sisters (Pancho's daughters), both 12 years old, Maggie 8lbs 6oz, Emma Lou 9lbs 6oz. Pancho has some nuerological issues from an owl attack early in his life, won't go up stairs and sometimes slips on slick floor, but is otherwise unaffected by it. He is also recovering from a massive facial abscess - my understanding is that another dog bit him in the face and it festered until it abscessed. The abscess was drained and he's finishing up a round of antibiotics and is healing well. Emma Lou is in the early stages of congestive heart failure due to a heart murmur and takes 2 Rxs twice a day, every day for the rest of her life. I've found her meds on, DELIVERED to the Acton, CA area for under $17 a month. She's breathing freely and still has energy and tons of love to give. These are not my dogs, these are my brother's dogs. My brother was a Marine, did 2 tours in Iraq and then became a police officer in the Southern CA area. He was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer on March 3rd, 2019 and he lost that fight on January 12, 2022 at the age of 41. I am devastated to be surrendering these babies (Shawn had no human children, these were his babies) that have been a part of my family for 12+ years. They have been fostering at my Aunt's house, but she no longer has the resources to maintain their care. My parents live in Central CA but my dad is deathly (literally, he has asthma and his throat and lungs close up when he's exposed to dog dander) allergic to dogs and they can't have the dogs in their home. I also have a younger sister who lives in Southern CA but lives in a less than 600 sq ft home with her own senior dog named Reese. Reese is abjectly horrified by the little chihuahuas and will go to great lengths (diarrhea all over the house and hiding in the bath tub) to avoid them. Reese has been with my sister and her husband for 12+ years (they got him around the time my brother got his dogs) and he's old and tired. We want him to be able to enjoy his golden years. Last, there's me - I live in FL and currently don't have a job or know where I'm going to live after August 1st and cannot give these precious babies a home. It tears out my heart, I'm filled with grief and guilt. I recently posted the following, it tells a teensie bit about the dogs and their personalities: 'I hate having to post this, it absolutely breaks my heart. Shawn left behind his babies, his 3 dogs, when he passed in January. A family member has been fostering them for several months but can no longer afford to continue. My parents would keep all 3 in a heart beat, but my dad is severely allergic (he has asthma) and can't have them in the home. My sister is unable to take them due to living/work/school situations and I live 3,000 miles away and my living situation is very much in flux. Shawn's dogs include Pancho, a 13 year old chihuahua who weighs 7 lbs and is considered 'blue', a chocolate-gray. His coat is sleek and shiny, like a pitbulls coat and he is precious - once you get to know him ;). He was recently bitten in the face (poor bebeh) and is recovering from an abscess. He loves belly rubs, food of any kind and his toys (he often sleeps with one securely in his mouth). Some (Pancho for sure) would say that he was Shawn's favorite. Next we have one of Pancho's daughters, Maggie. Maggie is 12 years old (Pancho was a ho and had babies with their mom when he was around 1 year) and she is a mostly black chihuahua / miniature pinscher mix who weighs in at 8 lbs 6 oz. Maggie is incredibly and hilariously food motivated, also loves belly rubs and is really chill. She has been called a mexican jumping bean in the past because we consider her mexican (duh) and because she does a really cute dance on her hind legs when - you guessed it - food is involved. Her full name is actually Maggot because Shawn could not be convinced that the white blaze on her forehead didn't look like a maggot. :D Last we have Emma Lou, who holds a very special place in my heart. She is also Pancho's daughter, 12 years old and a chi-min-pin mix. She has the classic min-pin markings, black and tan. She weighs in at 9 lbs 6 oz and is a precious love bug. She has a ton of character and personality and I adore her. She also has a heart murmur and is on medication, which she'll have to take every day for the rest of her life. It's incredibly simple, she takes the meds very easily, being that she loves to eat almost as much as I do, and you can sneak a pill into a snack. The meds cost $16 a month, delivered to your door. I'm happy to set that up for anyone. Pancho and Maggie are a bonded pair and ideally would be adopted together; I don't think they would do well without each other. Emma is a love bug as I mentioned‰'Ű| to her people and would rather be a single dog.

Los Angeles County
Lancaster, California


  • Good with Most Dogs
  • Good with Most Cats
  • Good with Adults (Not Kids)


  • Average Energy
  • Average Temperament


  • Neutered
  • Vaccinations Current

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