Finding Shelter Animal Rescue  |  PO Box 723 Southeastern, PA 19399  |  |  PA Kennel License #13419


Breed: Chihuahua mix
Gender: Male
Approximate DOB: 5/1/2020
Size: Small
Weight (Potential):  15 (15)
Color: White
Health: No known physical health issues, takes daily behavior meds for anxiety
Shedding: Low
Grooming Needs: Low
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Good with Dogs: Good
Good with Cats: Unknown
Good with Children: Unknown
Appropriate for city living: No
Cost to adopt: $300

Secure physical fence attached to the home required. Adopters must live within 30 miles of King of Prussia, PA.

Kazoo was rescued by the PSPCA in 2023 with 72 other chihuahuas in a hoarding situation in a home in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. Kazoo was one of the most panicked, afraid, and shy dogs to be taken from the home. He needed to be caught with a net in the yard and the stress from the event caused him to have a seizure. Because of this, Finding Shelter wanted to help him the most as one of our foster families has lots of experience with epileptic dogs so if Kazoo had a neurologic disorder, they were well prepared to care for him.

The day Kazoo left the shelter he was tense, with his eyes closed and his mouth open when anyone would look at him or touch him. He was not aggressive at all; he was just so afraid he could not even move. For the next 48 hours, Kazoo would not walk, eat, interact or bear to make eye contact with his foster humans. They were growing concern that this silent stress could cause another seizure or he could physically shut down even more. So, they had a crazy idea. Kazoo lived with so many dogs but none of the resident dogs could cause him to connect. They thought that if they picked up another one of the dogs from the hoarder house who was more social, Kazoo might respond and begin to feel better.

Two days after he left the shelter, Kazoo’s foster mom went back to the PSPCA to pick up a friendly and social dog who also came out of the foster home. While she was there, another very friendly and social dog named Banjo who had a seizure the day before on the adoption floor climbed into her lap. She couldn’t decide between the two and since Banjo also had a seizure, she left with both sweet boys.

When Kazoo saw two family members in the yard for the first time, he came alive. His tail wagged, he played, he was wiggly and joyful with open eyes and such happiness his whole body was shaking from pure joy. He also interacted with his foster mom and dad intentionally for the first time. This was the turning point in Kazoo’s sweet, limited, little life.

Kazoo improved every day and was cleared by the neurologist through an examination, was neutered, and visited the vet behaviorist. Kazoo loves to eat, loves to chew bones, and loves Fiddle and Banjo more than anything. He has made friends with other dogs in the home but always goes back to his original family members to check in and feel safe. He would do best if he was adopted to a home with Banjo at the same time. In the meantime, he plays, eats, runs, and follows his foster mom everywhere.

Kazoo has more confidence to gain and more to learn about real life but he is off to a good start and has so much love to give the right person in the right home. *

*All dogs will go through a transition period after finding a new home and may need a “refresher course” in house-breaking.

Finding Shelter Animal Rescue
PO Box 723 Southeastern, PA 19399
PA Kennel License #13419

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