Saturday, October 23, 2010

Billie Valentine Is A Spokesdog Extraordinaire For Chihuahuas Everywhere!

Billie Valentine is a Chihuahua on a mission. As a rescue dog himself, Billie works tirelessly with his human, Debbie, to raise awareness about dog adoption. Billie knows what it's like to be an underdog. He wound up in a Texas animal shelter after hurricane Katrina, and faced an uncertain future until he was adopted by Debbie.

Once he was comfortably settled into his new family, it became apparent that Billie was exceptionally photogenic. Debbie was inspired to use her pup's special knack for modeling to create a spectacular calendar in order to support rescue groups and promote pet adoption.

We discovered Billie's calendar as volunteers for Oakland Animal Services, and now it has become a monthly ritual for us to gather together to unveil the new page. It's always exciting to see what Billie has in store since his modeling knows no bounds: he has posed as a cowboy, an elf, a diva, and even a plate of salad!

The 2011 calendar is available now and proceeds will benefit Chihuahua Rescue of San Diego and Furbaby Rescue in Washington state. I know that we will be ordering Billie's 2011 calendar and I hope you will too!


Don't forget that October is ADOPT A DOG MONTH and there are thousands upon thousands of wonderful pooches waiting for families in shelters across the U.S. In the San Francisco Bay Area there are a truly astonishing number of homeless Chihuahuas and small breed dogs in particular. During my recent volunteer shifts at Oakland Animal Services, I have come across a Dachshund, a Yorkie, several Mini Poodles and Rat Terriers, and dozens of adorable Chihuahuas just like Billie Valentine. Visit for a nationwide listing of adoptable dogs and help spread the word about our deserving shelter friends!

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