CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - Name: Uma
Breed: Chihuahua mix
Age: 1 year
Sex: Spayed Female
Aren't I just the cutest little thing you ever did see? I can be a little shy at first, but I'm very sweet once I get to know you! I'd do best in a calm home with older children.
I lived with another dog in my previous home. I have never lived with cats, but with the right introduction, I would probably do just fine. If you want to get to know me, talk to an adoption counselor! I'm so tiny; I could almost fit in your holiday stocking.
Update on previous pets
- Hannah – still available
- Tux – adopted!
Events and Update
Dixie Dogs – the most recent group in need of new homes arrived this weekend and will be available for adoption on Wednesday!
Dakin needs towels and empty litter buckets to use as perch and hidey houses for cats.
Holiday Tips to Keep Pets Safe
Table Foods, Moldy Foods and Poultry Bones: Pets should not be given holiday leftovers. Poultry bones can splinter and cause damage or blockage in the gastrointestinal tract. Moldy or spoiled foods could produce food poisoning, tremors or seizures.
No Chocolate: All forms of chocolate can cause vomiting, increased thirst and urination, diarrhea, hyperactivity, elevated heart rate and seizures. This can be lethal in large doses due to the caffeine and high fat levels in the product.
Grapes and Raisins: Ingestion of grapes and raisins has been associated with acute kidney failure in dogs.
Alcoholic Beverages: Never leave alcoholic drinks where pets can reach them. Ingested alcohol can potentially result in vomiting, diarrhea, lack of coordination, central nervous system depression, difficulty breathing, tremors, acidosis, coma and even death.
Ornaments, Ribbons and Tinsel: Ribbon and tinsel can cause a gastrointestinal blockage that can be life threatening to pets. Ornaments can be broken or swallowed whole.
Holiday Plants: Holly, mistletoe, and poinsettia can be very harmful to your pet. Eating any of these may cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy, gastrointestinal upset and even cardiovascular problems. All of these plants should be kept out of reach.