Chihuahuas are one of the smallest breeds of dog around, but that doesn't mean they have any less love to give. For some reason, there are many, many Chihuahuas filling shelters across the U.S., and these little guys deserve to be adopted. In California, Chihuahuas make up more than 30 percent of the dogs in shelters.
Here are some wonderful truths that all Chihuahua lovers know, and why everyone else should be a Chihuahua lover, too.
Thanks to our readers on Twitter who shared their favorite things about Chihuahuas!
For being so small, they're surprisingly gutsy.