Dog Details

Petunia Petunia Petunia Petunia Petunia Petunia
Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat)
Small Baby Female

Available for Adoption

Pet ID # 23-0304

Minneapolis, MN

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

About Petunia

  • DOB: 1/30/2023
  • Weight: 5.6 Pounds
  • Physical Fence Required: Not Required
  • Housetrained: No
  • 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
  • Apartment appropriate

More about Petunia

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



  • DOB: 1/30/2023
  • 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: 5.6 pounds
  • 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.

Hello, I’m Petunia, a gorgeous female Chihuahua mix puppy. I am one energetically curious petite little flower who weighs in at a whoppin’ 6 pounds! I have not met any kids or cats, and although I’m cautious with new people, I love spending time with those I trust. In addition to quality time with my family, I enjoy frolicking with my fur sibs; saying hello to the strangers outside; eating treats; playing tug-o-war with my toys; and, when I’ve tuckered myself out, I enjoy a nice cozy lap nap! Truth is, if I notice foster mom relaxing with an empty lap…I don’t hesitate for a second to hop up there and claim the open spot before any of the other pups can! Hee, hee!!

I am still a puppy so potty training is a work in progress but I’m confident that a consistent schedule will help me master it. I could also use more leash practice, but I am a smart girl who’s not only crate trained but I know a bunch of commands like “sit”, “down”, “kennel/crate”, “leave it”, and “go potty”. All I need now is YOU!!

I am a super sweet love bug who is simply looking for a patient fur-ever home with a family who will shower me with unconditional love and NEVER give up on me. If you are ready to welcome some excitement into your life, then we are meant for each other! I promise I am worth it; I will light up your world; and the memories we make will be priceless! Love, Petunia


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!

**Obedience classes are required when adopting this puppy from Underdog Rescue. Many of our puppies have a mama who was not properly socialized before coming to Underdog Rescue. Since coming to Underdog, this puppy has been in a socialized and loving home, but that needs to be continued with its Adopters.  Training classes teach puppies the ins and outs of being a pet while creating a bond with their new Adopter.  Obedience classes are key to creating a relationship with your puppy while having it be a happy and successful member of society. Proof of Obedience Class registration is required for this puppy before adoptions can be finalized.  If you would like some suggestions, we would be happy to send some trainers who have experience with Underdog Rescue, but a Basic Obedience class in your area should work!

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.  

This puppy requires an application fee. This fee must be paid within 24 hours or your application will be considered void.  We will not review or contact applicants that have not completed the payment portion.

Puppy Applications will be responded to within 5 business days, after receipt of the application fee.  Please understand that paying the fee does not guarantee you will be approved to adopt the puppy. Our goal is place puppies in homes that are suited for their individual needs. You may be willing and able to provide a great home, but if it doesn’t meet the specific needs of the puppy, we will not approve your application.

We accept applications for puppies until we have a candidate that meets all of the requirements needed for the specific puppy and they have been contacted to review the adoption process as well as agree to all of the terms to move forward.


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