The actress speaks out to promote adoption
We love dogs of all breeds and sizes, but having fostered a series of Chihuahuas here at Modern Dog HQ, we admittedly have a soft spot for the saucy Chi's. Do you know that Chihuahuas are one of the breeds most commonly found at shelters, after Pitbulls and American Staffordshire Terriers? In California and Arizona alone, shelters are overflowing with them. But the issue doesn’t know geographic boundaries—it runs coast to coast. These pint-sized cuties are often overlooked for adoption because of some common breed misconceptions, but in reality no two Chihuahuas are alike. These sassy charmers could be just the match you're looking for. In an effort to help these little guys find homes Katherine Heigl (actress, co-founder of the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, and “mom” to three rescued Chihuahuas, Gertie, Gracie, Lou, and Poppy) has teamed up with the Helen Woodward Animal Center to launch a social media campaign dedicated to finding forever homes for these little furballs.
Get involved using the hashtag to show off your amazing small wonder and spread the word on how small breed adoption leads to big love. Learn more at animalcenter.org.
Small dog lover Katherine Heigl with her beloved family, including rescued Chihuahua Gracie Lou.