Chihweenies cause Auburn dog adoption frenzy – Auburn Journal

Chihweenies have captured the hearts of prospective dog owners in Auburn.

Two weeks ago, the Auburn Area Animal Rescue Foundation recovered 15 of the Chihuahua-dachshund pups from a Lincoln woman who found she had more animals than she could handle.

AAARF soon sent out a call for potential human partners for the dogs – dubbed “chihweenies” – and the non-profit group plans to adopt them out to good homes this weekend at its North Auburn location.

Interest in the dogs has been so great that manager Kristine Martin said Friday that a groundswell of pre-approved applicants AAARF had already signed up could result in all the pups finding homes quite quickly.

What’s the appeal?

“Their story melts people’s hearts and small dogs are very desirable,” Martin said.

And they’re part-Chihuahua – a wildly popular breed at the moment.

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