We hope somebody scoops up our pint-sized Pixie before we highjack her for ourselves. Our dreamy little Diva is a pistol, who is just about as charming as a dog can be. This cute pipsqueak Chihuahua was found as a city stray, and was terrified when she first arrived at NYCACC. As an older puppy, Pixie seemed pretty shaken up by her abrupt reversal of fortune.

Pixie did not fare too well in the stressful shelter environment, where she could not seem to relax enough to impress any of the Evaluators. She was quickly placed on the At Risk List, but was rerouted to us, so that we could give the little girl a chance to decompress and show her true colors.

When we first met Pixie, she wasn't feeling very well and seemed a little out of sorts. As she healed, her personality popped like a diminutive firecracker. Pixie is an energetic little girl, who seems to fancy herself a full size dog, rather than 10 percent of one.

Shelter Vets first thought Pixie was a young puppy, but she has her full set of adult teeth, so our Vet places her at about 10 months old. As a youngster, Pixie has quite the puppy vibe. She appears to be a Chihuahua, and has the breed characteristic apple head. Pixie is a tiny dog, at just 6 pounds, and has great lap dog potential. Pixie would be a great addition to the home of moderately active adults, who will provide the leadership and mental stimulation that she needs.

Pixie strikes us as a slightly nervous girl, who may be suspicious of some strangers. We think she would trive in a multi-dog home, with older housemates to show her the ropes. She loves to play with other dogs, and may do well with dog savvy cats. Pixie is extraordinarily affectionate. She would do well in a family setting with older kids, who have been taught how to handle tiny dogs respectfully. Pixie loves to be part of the action, and travels beautifully. She is the kind of dog that you can cart around anywhere, and she adapts nicely to change once she trusts her people.

Pixie has good house manners and is house and paper trained, although adopters should be prepared to troubleshoot the occasional accident that may occur during her transition to a new routine. Pixie is in excellent health, and has been recently spayed. She has had routine vaccinations and health screenings. She has been microchipped and dewormed. If you are interested in Pixie please write to Angelsfrgod@aol.com or call/text Denise at 860-908-9738 for more info.

We are an active, 501(c)(3), multi-breed dog rescue, local to the North East, situated in Canterbury, Connecticut. Our 21 year history is reflected in our website EskiesOnline.com, and on our Facebook page: Eskies Online.