Peanut (Dachshund/Chihuahua)

Peanut, also known as Mr. Peanut, is 11 years young and a Dachshund/Chihuahua mix. I adopted Peanut one year ago from the St Louis Senior Dog Project (


Peanut likes to sleep, chase squirrels with his adopted brother (a year old Chihuahua/Poodle mix named Charlie).

I am so proud of the amazing progress Peanut has made in just a year, from a shy shivering heap to a sweet "puppy like" lap dog. He has inspired me to help other senior dogs get the second chance they deserve. There is no senior rescue specific to my area, so I recently founded the Middle Tennessee Senior Dog Project. We are currently applying for non-profit status.

By RuthBradt from Mt. Juliet, TN

August 13, 20090 found this helpful

My 9 yr. old chihuahua mix shivers when it's going to rain, storm, lightning or just because. He climbs in the bathtub and has already slept in there during a storm. So maybe there's still hope for him.

Peanut is a charmer and lucky for you.

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August 13, 20090 found this helpful

Thanks so much for doing this. I have adopted older declawed cats (one at a time) for a few years now, they all have had health problems, I've had 4 including the current "baby". Older, especially diabetic cats, are sentenced to death only because they are sick and often are just turned out of their homes. I know that dogs are the same. He's cute. Enjoy your life together.

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August 14, 20090 found this helpful

Peanut is darling! Bless you for helping senior dogs. My Maggie (Pom and Chihuahua) is probably 17, as near as anyone can figure out. I adopted her from a shelter seven years ago, where she was turned in with two puppies and no information. I think we were meant to find each other.

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August 14, 20090 found this helpful

Good for you for adopting a senior dog. The world needs more people like you. Your Peanut is adorable.

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August 14, 20090 found this helpful

Cute Picture. We have rescued dogs over the years. Presently have 8. Thank you for what you have done. Peanut looks like a sweet dog. I'm sure you love him so much. Give him a hug from Susie and Bob from Bay Minette, Alabama.

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August 15, 20090 found this helpful

What a darling. Here is our little mountain feist/weenie dog/chihuahua. We named her banjo and she was adopted about 5 years ago. She is like my shadow and never ever leaves my side. Give yours a hug from ours. Racer

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August 30, 20090 found this helpful

Peanut has such a sweet little face with darling eyes. What a blessing he has you. May your life be blessed and your rescue for Sr. dogs be granted it's non profit status. The world needs more people like you!

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