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SOPHIEAnimal ID: Claire

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Adoption Fee: $150.00
Chihuahua mix
Age: Senior
Sex: Female

*TO SUBMIT AN ADOPTION APPLICATION GO TO WWW.APLACEOFHOPERESCUE.COM* SOPHIE is a 10 year old, 20 pound mixed breed LOCATION: Pensacola FL NEEDS: A quiet loving home. HIGHLIGHTS: Gentle girl looking for love, housebroken. We hope people look beyond Sophie's patchy coat and see the softness in her age-worn face and the warmth of her sweet brown eyes, and give her a chance! Sophie came to us from another rescue. We don't know why she was there, we don't know any of her backstory. We know that she was scared, and scared dogs sometimes act defensively, and that's what we were told happened. Unfortunately the people taking care of her were afraid of her and she was neglected. But someone saw her huddled alone and afraid in a corner of a kennel, and worked with her. After gaining her trust he asked if we could take her in to help her find a new home. When Sophie came to us, she was very shut down and in pretty terrible condition. We put her in a quiet, calm foster home where she could decompress and we started working on healing her heart and her body. Sophie slowly came around and her fur has started to grow back. She is looking and feeling so much better! She has come out of her shell and is being much more loving and friendly. When she loves you she is so happy to see you and her little tail wags like crazy! She's ready to find a special home with someone who will appreciate the love of a quiet and devoted older dog. Sophie is very mellow. She asks for very little from her foster family, but her foster mom says you can tell that she is grateful for the things that she does get, like good food, a soft bed, a kind word, a gentle pat on the head. She mostly spends her days napping in her bed and she closes her eyes blissfully when she gets belly rubs. Sophie should be in a home as an only dog. She needs a laid-back home with not too much activity. When she's in a busy home she gets anxious and nippy. She can be very sweet but if she is startled or doesn't want to be picked up she can bite. Having that quiet home is essential for her peace and happiness, and if any dog deserves peace and happiness it's Sophie! We have not had her around cats and she would not appreciate kids. Sophie is housebroken and loves to be out on the deck, but isn't a big fan of being out in the grass. She prefers to do her business and come back inside. Sophie will walk on a leash but you have to work with her on it. She responds well to gentle encouragement, and those belly rubs! However, we think a fenced yard would be best for her. She is a sweet girl and she would be a wonderful companion to an older person or couple who can appreciate her company. Sophie has been to the vet for a wellness check, is up to date on shots, spayed, fecal tested, heartworm negative, has had a 12-month ProHeart heartworm prevention shot, and is microchipped with a lifetime registration. She's ready for someone to love her the way that she should have been loved her entire life. To meet a dog and be considered for adoption the first step is to submit an adoption application for review using the link. *We are located in Pensacola Florida. Puppies, dogs with pending vet appointments, and dogs with behavioral issues are only adoptable within a 1 hour drive to Pensacola. Most others we will consider within a 5-hour drive. We do not ship or transport our dogs. *We are a foster-based rescue and do not have a facility. Our dogs live in private homes in and around the Pensacola area until they are adopted. *We review multiple applications for each dog and pick the best fit. We are not always able to respond to every application.

Escambia County
Pensacola, Florida 32514


  • Not Good with Other Dogs
  • Good with Adults (Not Kids)


  • Low Energy
  • Somewhat Dominant


  • Spayed
  • Vaccinations Current
  • Abused/Neglected

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