Ernie is a super happy and spunky 10 year old, long haired 9 pound Chihuahua.  Ernie doesn’t know that 10 year old dogs are supposed to be slowing down, he is full of energy, vim and vigor!
Ernie recently got neutered, a dental and had his cherry eye repaired so now he is good as new!

Ernie loves people and becomes attached almost immediately.  He loves to snuggle with his person and enjoys lots of cuddling and blankets.    Ernie lives with other small dogs and has lots of fun playing and wrestling with them. He loves to play with toys and is very entertaining!

Ernie needs a bit more work with his leash skills, but he enjoys going out for walks.  He is potty trained and altogether a joy to be around.  He knows how to sit and comes when he is called.

Like many Chi’s, Ernie loves to communicate with barking so he probably would not be a good fit for shared wall living.  He quiets down quickly if you ask him to, but he does like to give his opinions!

Ernie is the biggest sweetheart and wants a home where he can be with his person and share lots of love.  He would do fine in a home with other dogs or as your one and only.  Some very lucky person will be getting a great companion!

Ernie is posted for Pacific Pug Rescue in Portland, Oregon.  If you are interested in applying or learning more please email

This is not an Old Dog Haven dog. We urge prospective adopters to do their own evaluation.