Dog Details

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Chihuahua / Miniature Pinscher / Mixed (short coat)
Small Young Female

Available for Adoption

Pet ID # 23-0088

Minneapolis, MN

Organization Contact Info: Underdog Rescue MN P.O. Box 16453 St. Louis Park, MN 55416

About Alissa

  • DOB: 3/22/2022
  • Weight: 11.5 Pounds
  • Physical Fence Required: Not Required
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Exercise Needs: Low
  • Shedding Amount: Moderate
  • Grooming Needs: Not Required
  • Owner Experience Needed: Species
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
  • Activity level: Moderately Active
  • Requires Another Dog in the Home?: No
  • Good with Other Dogs?: Yes
  • Good with Cats?: Unknown
  • Good with Kids?: Unknown

Compatibility Qualities

  • Good with Dogs
  • Older/ considerate kids only

More about Alissa

  • Somewhat vocal
  • Requires a yard
  • Cratetrained
  • Likes to play with toys
  • Playful
  • Timid
  • Affectionate
  • Eager To Please
  • Intelligent
  • Goofy


  • DOB:  03/22/2022
  • Requires another dog in home: No, if people home a lot
  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes
  • Okay with cats: Unknown
  • Okay with children under 12 years old: Unknown
  • Weight: 10 pounds
  • Requires a fenced yard: No, if committed to leash training
    Note: dogs must always be leashed whenever outside of a contained area.  Invisible/ underground fencing is not recommended for most rescue dogs.

I am a toy destroyer by day and adorable chihuahua by night.  OK, I’m both all the time – hee hee! Although I’m just a puppy, I have become very adept at removing the squeakers out of toys that have them.  I will even play fetch and return with toys – sometimes, a different one. My people said that I am full of antics and make them laugh!

I’m a happy, curious and energetic girl.  I’m SOOOOoooo energetic, that foster mom thinks I would be good at agility and going on adventures. I can jump up on the bar stools and place my feet on the counter! Now if only I can control my excitement and not jump up on people. An active family would be great for me! Just so you know, I also LOVE to snuggle with my people. I might be shy for a few minutes, but I get brave pretty quick and will climb up into their lap. Once we are snuggling, I love hugs and will calmly sit and watch the activity.

Although I am potty trained – both outside and on a potty pad – I don’t like the cold or getting my feet wet, so for now, I like using the potty pad.  I don’t need a fenced yard if you keep practicing leash walking with me. I am hoping we can practice together!    

I don’t  require another dog in the house, but would love a friend to play with – I’m good with all dogs regardless of size. Sometimes I will bark at strangers I see outside, but I just want to keep you updated if there is anything exciting outside.  I haven’t been around kids but they should be savvy enough not to step on little tiny me please. 

I am very treat motived (carrots and beans are yum!) and will make some family very happy!  I’m smart and aim to please.  I’m an expert snuggler but I have been known to chew on things I shouldn’t – shoes, remotes, computer mouse, etc, but am easily redirected.

All I need now is a forever home with lots of patience, loads of conditional love and a family that is prepared for puppy antics, kisses and snuggles!

**I’m a growing puppy and I have not yet had a lot of experience with crates, kids or cats and I might bark if something alarms me, but I really love to learn and hoping for a family who will take me to a basic obedience class to continue to help me build confidence and dog skills. Ideally my forever home would need to be home during the day to help me with my potty training and not leave me for breaks longer than 3 - 4 hours. If you are looking for a best friend, please fill out the puppy application. The more info you include on the application the better so I can find a good match for my forever home. Get your toy box ready!

Please note that some of our dogs are obtained from shelters, surrendered to our care, or released from breeders.  Each animal's bio is based on our experience of the animal within our care, an educated guess based on physical characteristics, temperament and information shared. Some of the animals come from situations where they are lacking experience in a home and confidence in humans. In turn, they require another companion dog and/or a fenced in yard in their forever home in order for them to feel safe. If you are interested in a    particular dog whose bio states those needs and do not currently have them, please understand that your home might not be the right fit.  Please use the filter on our Adoptable Dogs page to find the perfect match for your home.  
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