Hans is a Stand Up Guy


About this J.P. Dog:

Super Hans is a 2 or 3 year old rescued Chihuahua mix (maybe mixed with Rat Terrier?) from Tennessee. (He’s named after a character on “Peep Show”, a British sitcom.) The rescue was part of the Pooches and Purrs Cooperative which is a group of shelters and individuals who help foster and find homes for rescued dogs and cats. He was about 1 or 2 when rescued in February 2015. (Continue for 4 more photos…)


Frances Rocks the House


About this J.P. Dog:

Frances, who I first spotted on Centre Street, is a rescued, 9-ish, “Chihuahua / Pomeranian / Alien” mix. She was named after St. Francis, the patron saint of animals. According to her humans, she “barks at birds, so there are more lessons to be learned before she adopts her namesake’s kindness toward sentient beings.” Frances may also answer to Little Buddy or Stubbs (after the animal painter George Stubbs).

She was rescued about two years ago from the Boston City Shelter, in Roslindale, where she had been for about a month. She was very anxious when we adopted her, but has become much more relaxed and confident.” (Continue for three more Frances photos…) (more…)

Spotted! All Hands on Frances


I met this rescued little lady outside CVS yesterday. Her human said she’s about 9 years old and maybe a mix between a Chihuahua and a Pomerian. That sure do make a cute mix. Everyone who passed by was enamored with Frances! Stay tuned – hoping to do a full feature on this gal. (Continue for 3 more Francis photos…) (more…)

Best Adoption Story Ever: Dinosaur


About this J.P. Dog:

Dinosaur is a 9 year old Pomeranian Chihuahua, possibly mixed with a little bit of another mystery breed. He also may answer to Baby D, Dino, Stinky Boy, or Kip.

“I think you could consider Dinosaur’s story a rescue story – an unconventional one, though. Dinosaur did not come from a shelter. He was given to me by a homeless girl who went by the name ‘Butterfly.’ I was at Jackson Square on my way to class when I met Dinosaur, who had a pink mohawk at the time. He came right up to me and rolled onto his back so that I could rub his tummy!

(Continue for 7 more Dinosaur photos!) (more…)

Pasa = 8 lbs of pure sweetness

Pasa with Portrait

About this J.P. Dog:

Pasa is a three year old Chihuahua, or possibly chihuahua-dachshund (or “chiweenie”). We’ve also heard theories that she’s chihuahua-rat terrier and (my personal favorite) chihuahua-Rhodesian ridgeback. Her full name is Pasilla (pronounced Pa-see-yuh), like the pepper commonly used in Oaxacan dishes. But in practice, she’s Pasa, which means “raisin” in Spanish. She also goes by Pasita (“little raisin”) and Squeeta (my mom’s nickname for her). (Continue for Pasa’s rescue story and five more photos of this little one…) (more…)

Attie herds so good


About this J.P. Dog:

Sometimes I get such instant, mad crushes on other dogs that I feel like I’m cheating on mine. Such was the case when I met this little one outside of Whole Foods. Attie, who sometimes goes by Attie Bear, is a 6 year old Chihuahua / Shih Tzu mix, who was rescued from the Salem shelter when she was  2. (Continue for 4 more photos of this little rascal…) (more…)

Daffodil & Periwinkle, Inseparable


About these J.P. Dogs:

Daffodil,  an Olde English Bulldogge, is three and a half. Periwinkle is a two and a half year old Jack Russell / Chihuahua mix. Daffodil may also answer to Dilly, Dill Pickle, or Pickle Head. While Periwinkle sticks to Perry or Pee Wee. Dilly came from a friends litter, and Perry is “kind of a rescue. I got her from a friend in Arizona when I lived out there. She was one when I got her, and terrified of every one, but quickly learned, and now she’s very loved by a lot of people.” (more…)