But then one day in early summer, Fernandes and her husband arrived at the shelter looking for someone just like Mouse. "My husband and I had been looking to provide a loving home for a senior dog," Fernandes said. "We knew that there were many of them that get left at shelters due to health issues, and don't have a high chance of adoption."
While Fernandes and her husband didn't have any specific breed in mind, through their research they had found out that there were many Chihuahuas in shelters. "We knew then that we had to get one of these little guys out of the shelter and into our home," Fernandes said.
But it wasn't as easy to find a dog as they thought it would be. "A lot of the adoptions had fallen through, or there were no responses, and we honestly were getting a little disappointed with the entire experience," Fernandes said. "Then, after deciding to look [online] one last time, I saw little Mouse."