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Adoption Fee: $500 plus tax
Name: Giorgio
Rescue ID: 20352
Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
Species: Dog
Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat)
Learn more about the Chihuahua.
Sex: Male (neutered)
Current Size: 12 Pounds
General Potential Size: Small
Current Age: 3 Years 6 Months (best estimate)
Good with Dogs: Yes

Arrived 1/15/22.

Giorgio is a cutie who was picked up as a stray in Missouri. Since no one has stepped up to claim him at the shelter he has now headed to MARS for a second chance at the life he deserves. He is friendly and very welcoming of human affection but at this time we do not know how he would be with young kids or cats.

Giorgio does have a heart murmur that has been evaluated, as chronic myxomatous mitral valve disease and eventually he will go into congestive heart failure. Currently he has started on Pimobendan and is doing well on this medication (a 25 day supply is $49.99 on Eventually once in heart failure he will nee to start furosemide, enalapril +/- spironolactone. He will need labwork to ensure normal renal function and electrolytes before and after starting these meds. We have baseline lab work completed. Follow-up echocardiograms or ultrasounds will be required for monitoring and evaluation. We can not give you a timeline on this or how long Giorgio has, it could be months or years. So far he is doing very well and this has not slowed him down one bit. He still loves to play and cuddle and will be your loyal movie buddy as long as he can. 

Giorgio would do best in a home with no small kids.

If you have previously applied with us please email to reactivate your application with new interest.


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*The pet you are viewing is a rescued pet which is most often from an animal control facility and does not come with a pedigree. The breed(s) listed are our best guess and are in no way guaranteed. Sometimes the pets appear to be a particular breed(s) in the pictures we receive from our rescue partners and when they arrive we are surprised to see an entirely different breed(s) in person!  If you choose to DNA test your adopted pet, test results may vary from company to company and our breed guess may not be reflected in those results as it is just that, our best guess. It is with deep longing that we wish there was a breed called "cute" as we believe all of our dogs would fall under this new breed classification!

Completion of an Adoption Application via our website is the best way to show your interest in an animal and is the first step in our adoption process. 

*Animals who are not fully vaccinated and altered are not eligible for long distance adoption.

When you adopt a pet from Midwest Animal Rescue and Services, your adoption fee covers: Microchip and registration, Core Vaccines including Rabies, Distemper and bordetella, age appropriate heartworm testing or FeLV-FIV testing, sterilization, heartworm/flea-tick prevention and deworming while in foster care. 

Adoption fees are non-negotiable and can be paid by cashier's check, money order or credit card. We do not accept personal checks.

Any issues that arise after adoption are the full responsibility of the adopter after the finalization of adoption. Adoption fees are only part of the expense of owning a pet, so we ask you to consider the costs for the life of the pet before adoption. We recommend pet insurance.