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Meet Taco

Taco is a fun, loving, adventurous chihuahua gentleman who is looking for someone special to appreciate how special he is. He is truly an awesome house guest, walks leisurely on leash and loves to go hiking, coexists with other dogs and loves to play with his pit bull pals and loves to eat! Taco came to the shelter as an unclaimed stray who's eyes, nose, and feet were swollen to twice their size, his toenails were split and his nailbeds were bleeding, and his disposition was dull and depressed to say the least. Thanks to Friends of the Shelter, Taco was able to move offsite and underwent extensive testing to determine that he suffers from an autoimmune condition which attacks his mucocutaneous junctions which can be managed with a special diet, indefinite but low dose daily steroid pills, short term courses of antibiotics (when there is a flare up that leads to a secondary infection), a foot spray and lots of love. While this may sound intimidating and daunting, it's really insignificant and easy to manage, especially when you see the loyalty and devotion this dog has for his person. Taco is crate trained and houesbroken.

Vet reference required. Taco is in foster care. If you are interested in meeting him, please complete an adoption application either online via the shelter's website, in person at the shelter's front desk making sure it is marked for the adoption counselors since Taco is in foster care or can be returned via fax to 615-525-6658, again being sure it is put to the attention of the adoption counselors. Once your application has been received and processed, we will put you in touch with Taco's foster mom to learn more.

More About Taco

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    Vet Reference Required


  • ID: 103968
  • Location: IN FOSTER
  • Age: 7.6 Years
  • Breed: Chihuahua
  • Adult Size: Small
  • Weight: 8.6 lbs
  • Sex: Male
  • Adoption Amount: $ 73

Are you interested in...

Meeting Taco?

Taco is currently in one of our foster homes outside of the shelter. After registering for an account and/or logging into our online system to complete and submit an adoption application, please contact our Foster Coordinator after 24 hours and we will get in touch with you.

Sponsoring Taco?

Visit our Friends of the Shelter website for more information.