Dog Details

Saiene Saiene Saiene
Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat)
Small Adult Female

Available for Adoption

Pet ID # 23-0089

Minneapolis, MN

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

Thank you for stopping by to see me!   Please check below to see what upcoming adoption events I will be attending or apply here for a private meeting.  If you have other questions about me you can email Underdog Rescue at <> ***Be sure to check your spam/junk folder as sometimes our emails end up there***


  • DOB:  11/22/2021
  • Requires another dog in home: Yes 
  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes
  • Okay with cats: Unknown
  • Okay with children under 12 years old: Unknown
  • Weight:  13.2 lbs
  • Requires a fenced yard: No, if committed to continue leash training
  • Note: dogs must always be leashed whenever outside of a contained area. Invisible/ underground fencing is not recommended for most rescue dogs .

If you’re reading this, you must be on the hunt for a cute little Chihuahua mix.  I’m about a year old and just a bundle of energy and cuteness! 

Initially, I’m shy and a little suspicious of men, but I am a happy go lucky lady full of lots of love.  When I first meet someone, I just want to be held and sometimes I will tremble with fear but eventually will calm down and enjoy watching what’s going on.  At home, I’m happy and bouncy.  My favorite thing is being held and I could be content just on your lap or in your arms for as long as you let me. 

I’m a good eater and like playing with rubber squeaky toys and Nyla bones.  I’m just 7 pounds, so a home with little kids or lots of commotion might not be the best fit.  I don’t want to get stepped on accidently when I am under your feet. 

I am potty trained with a potty pad and also outside.  Oh and I’m crate trained also!  I’m trying hard to work on leash training so I don’t need a fenced yard.  I’ll keep practicing on walking nicely on a leash.  I do know some commands:  down, come, kennel/crate. I do well with any sized dogs that are friendly and I do need another dog in the home.  Having another dog in my forever home will help me build confidence and get on a routine.

Foster mom said, “although somewhat shy, she is energetic and loves to play.  LOVES to cuddle and really wants to please.  She still is a puppy and will chew on anything but will drop it when told to.  She has had limited exposure to men and was very afraid.  She will still jump up but is so small it is usually because she wants to be held.”

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

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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Adoption events are updated as the foster home RSVP's to attend. Check back for updates on which events they will be attending. Please understand that all of our pets are in volunteer foster homes and sometimes "life" happens and the foster family cannot make it to their scheduled adoption event. If you are traveling from a far distance to meet a specific animal, please understand we cannot guarantee event attendance. You may wish to consider applying and setting up a private appointment. Private appointments are only scheduled after an application is submitted and approved.



The first step in our process is to complete an online adoption application on our website:
Note: In most circumstances Underdog Rescue will only adopt within 60 miles of Minneapolis, MN. 
All of our foster animals can be seen by appointment with an approved adoption application. Contact us at if you have further questions.



All of our animals are fostered in individual homes or doggie daycare facilities. While they are in our care, they are part of our families and given lots of love. We work on training, crate-training and socialization prior to adoption. Each animal's behavior is evaluated and we have a sense of its temperament and personality. We look for adopters who will give each animal the wonderful life and permanent home that he or she deserves. If you have an interest and ability to be a foster home, please visit our website  and fill out a foster application.



Nutrition is vital to the rehabilitation and life-long health of our pets.  All of our foster animals are fed a premium diet such as NutriSource, Canidae, Orijen, Nature's Variety, Fromm, Pure Vita, Stella and Chewy's, Primal, or balanced raw diet.  All adopters are required to continue providing premium diets for the life of the animal.



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