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Adopt-a-Pet: Betsy the Chihuahua-dachshund mix

August 26, 2009 |  8:50 pm

Betsy We can't imagine how anyone could give up sweet-faced little Betsy (ID# A4020041), a Chihuahua-dachshund mix now looking for a home at the Baldwin Park animal shelter.  (That's right, the mixed-breed with, we think, the most fun made-up name to say: Chiweenie!)  But give her up they did, and the shelter's head volunteer, Ric Browde, describes Betsy as "heartbroken to have been abandoned."

Making matters worse for this poor little dog is the fact that she recently gave birth to a litter of puppies, and "missing them is undoubtedly adding to her depression," Browde says.

Since being dropped off unceremoniously at the shelter Aug. 13, Betsy has been spayed and is ready to go home immediately with her new owner.  She's two years old, weighs about 15 pounds and is described as gentle, calm and ideally suited for apartment dwellers or older owners in the market for an easygoing companion.

Meet Betsy in person at the Baldwin Park shelter, located at 4275 N. Elton in Baldwin Park, or call (626) 962-3577 with her ID number for more information.  And if you, like us, can't get enough of this cute little dog, check out a video of her in action after the jump! 

UPDATE: Betsy has been adopted.  Congratulations, Betsy!

-- Lindsay Barnett

Photo: Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care & Control
Video: baldwinparkdogs via YouTube

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