Santa is Actually a Chihuahua

It’s been a well hidden secret for many years.  There have been rumors and theories… but the truth is finally out!  Santa Claus has finally made the big announcement to say he is actually a chihuahua and he’s changing his name to Santa Paws.  This is actually good news because Santa just got a LOT cuter.

2016 ASPCA Calendar to Feature Mervin The Chihuahua

When you open your 2016 ASPCA calendar you will get a special surprise!   You will get to see your favorite chihuahua super-star, Mervin The Chihuahua and his dad, Joey.  Together they are trying to spread a message to encourage adoption as a first option if you are looking for a new furry friend.  When you adopt, you not only save a life, but you also give another homeless animal a chance to find a loving home.

Always wondered why Mervin’s tongue hangs out?  It’s because he doesn’t have any teeth!  The tiny pup had to spend three months at the ASPCA after he had surgery on his hips and back legs, and also needed to have all of his teeth removed due to severe dental disease.

Mervin is now part of Joey’s pack of rescues, which includes a Pomeranian, a Boston Terrier, a Border Collie mix and a cat. “Mervin is the smallest member of our family at four pounds, but he has a lot of personality,” says Joey.

Mervin and Joey encourage you to Take the Adoption Pledge through the ASPCA.

Watch this great behind the scenes footage from their ASPCA calendar photo shoot!


The Running of the Chihuahuas

Chihuahuas in the news!

This week marks the second annual Running of the Chihuahuas event held in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  With a beer garden, inflatable jumpers, food trucks, pet booths, face painting, special chihuahua contests, and more than 10 chihuahua races with cash prizes – it was an event to get anyone’s tail wagging.  A portion of proceeds went to help Paws and Stripes, a  nonprofit organization rescuing shelter dogs to train as service dogs for disabled veterans.