Demi is a 1 1/2 year old, small chihuahua. She is a very sweet girl who loves to be held. She is extremely bouncy and bonds quickly! She gets along well with other dogs despite being protective of her food. She was rescued from the shelter with a non contagious skin condition and has slowly been improving. She would be forever grateful to find a forever loving home! We suggest a home with children over the age of 10 for this dog. This dog cannot be adopted out of state. Please see our home page for a list of our Saturday adoption sites. Every potential adopter is required to fill out an adoption application and the dog is placed in the home that would be most suitable for the dog. We do not place our dogs in homes with unfenced swimming pools. Generally, we don't release the dogs at the adoption site that day except on occasion to former adopters. If you are interested in adopting this dog, please email FCIAadoptions@aol.com or call 619-466-9137.
Who We AreThe FCIA is a small, nonprofit (501C3), all volunteer organization that takes in small "adoptable" dogs that would otherwise be euthanized. Normally, they are under 20 lbs. Often they have medical problems, most of which can be reversed by our veterinarians. Our adoption fees range from $150 to $250, which covers spay or neutering, vaccines, worming, and some part of any medical expenses; not all are licensed and some are microchipped. We do not have a shelter and the dogs are in foster homes.
If you would like to make a donation, please mail donations to the address at the bottom of the page or click on the donate button to use Paypal.
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Come Visit Us!As we don't have a shelter, we will be posting when and where the remaining dogs can be seen.
5/28/16: UNLEASHED, 10625 Scripps Poway Parkway, San Diego, 92131, 10:30 -1:30
6/11/16: PETCO, 8501 Fletcher Pkwy, La Mesa, 10:30 - 1:30
6/25/16: UNLEASHED, 10625 Scripps Poway Parkway, San Diego, 92131, 10:30 -1:30
7/9/16: UNLEASHED (Carmel Valley), 3435 Del Mar Heights Rd., San Diego, 92130, 10:30 -1:30
7/23/16: UNLEASHED, 10625 Scripps Poway Parkway, San Diego, 92131, 10:30 -1:30
Please note that adoptions require applications be processed and approved by the board and the dogs are not available the same day the application is submitted.
FCIA was awarded $1,000 for being in the top 100 rescue groups out of 7500 from Petco.
For all of you out there who have adopted from us - THANK YOU! We know it is not easy going through our adoption process and appreciate you sticking with us.
With Your HelpWith the donations we have received in the first 6 months of 2015, we were able to:
1. Help about 103 shelter and shelter-related rescue animals. This does not include the medical costs for our FCIA rescue dogs. These costs ranged for as low as $32 for licenses exams and shots, to as high as $1,100 for amputations and eye surgeries.
2. Medically treat several of our rescued dogs at the cost, after veterinary discounts, of up to several thousand dollars each.
3. Financially aid 159 low income families with veterianary care for their sick or injured pets.
Adopting a FriendOur dogs come with a lifetime guarantee. If at any time, for any reason, an adoption does not work out, you have signed a contract requiring you to return the dog to the Foundation. Under no circumstances should the adopted dog be placed with a friend, relative, co-worker, humane society, animal control/pound or any other individual or organization. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Our goal, however, is to find loving, lifetime homes.
Volunteering and DonationsAs our world becomes more violent and less humane, OUR JOB GETS TOUGHER AND MORE COSTLY. It takes longer these days to find adoptive parents who are willing to work with a neglected or abused dog, and who are willing to COMMIT FOR THE DOGS LIFE. WHAT A REWARD WHEN WE FIND THESE PEOPLE!!! We always can use VOLUNTEERS and donations! Foster homes are needed to give a dog hope of a better future. If you would like to become a foster home, you will be asked to care for a dog. We ask that you commit to fostering the animal until the pet has been adopted to prevent the dog from being passed around.
Special ThanksThe FCIA would also like to express gratitude to the PETCO Stores, Muttropolis, Unleashed by Petco and Dirty Dogs for continuing to hold adoption events at their stores. We would also like to acknowledge Ark Antiques, a charity for animals in La Jolla. They are a non-profit organization where all proceeds go to local animal charities and humane causes.
Foundation for the Care of Indigent Animals
P.O. Box 2574
Spring Valley (San Diego) CA 91979
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