These Two Chihuahuas Have an Unbreakable Bond

Published by Alisa Mullins.

You know how some things just naturally go together—such as chips and salsa or peanut butter and jelly? One just wouldn’t be the same without the other. That’s how we like to think of Trail Mix and Cranberry.

two Chihuahuas sitting in a person's lap

The two tiny Chihuahuas were rescued, along with 10 other Chihuahuas, from a filthy, squalid shed in Danville, Virginia, and transferred to PETA by the Danville Area Humane Society, an open-admission shelter with which we frequently partner. These two have been through a lot, and because they’re so attached to each other (we suspect that they may be mother and son), we’d prefer that they not face further upheaval by being separated. They’re a combo deal, like French fries and veggie burgers—and just as scrumptious.

two cute Chihuahuas looking for a new home together

If you were to meet Trail Mix and Cranberry, you’d never suspect the neglect and abuse that they undoubtedly must have endured. Not the slightest bit shy, they bound up to strangers with joyful abandon. Trail Mix will writhe around on his back in glee, licking and nibbling at fingers like an exuberant puppy, although our veterinarian estimates that he’s about 3 years old. Cranberry, estimated to be about 7 or 8, is a bit more dignified, but she still loves to cuddle and isn’t above getting into mock wrestling matches with Trail Mix.

Trail Mix sitting outside

Cranberrt outside on pink leash

If you have a hankering for something sweet that will fill you up (with love) and not leave you wanting more, you can’t go wrong with Trail Mix and Cranberry. Go ahead and indulge yourself: E-mail [email protected].

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