Black Betty

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Hi, my name is Black Betty!

Adult Small Female
Chihuahua / Dachshund / Mixed

♫Whoa, Black Betty (Bam-ba-Lam)
   Whoa, Black Betty (Bam-ba-Lam)

♫Black Betty had pups (Bam-ba-Lam)
   Then as a stray she was dumped (Bam-ba-Lam)
   She said, "I'm worryin' outta mind" (Bam-ba-Lam)
   “Need a new home to call mine” (Bam-ba-Lam)
   I said "Oh, Black Betty" (Bam-ba-Lam)
   I’ll find you the right one. (Bam-ba-Lam)

This little cutie is just as addictive as her song! Black Betty is a 3 year old Chi-weenie girl who was found as a stray, and had clearly recently given birth to puppies. She was anxious, scared and sick, so her foster mama took her in! She’s gotten treated for some minor health issues, and she’s comfy for now until she finds a home deserving of that sweet face!

Black Betty is a little shy at first, but she will still follow you around and need to be wherever you are! She hangs out with her foster mom on the couch, and sleeps in bed with her every night. She’s clearly been mistreated in the past, so a little timid-ness is to be expected. She makes up for it with her want to trust and love you completely! She's made strides daily, and it one happy little girl!

Betty currently lives with 2 other dogs, 2 cats, and a guinea pig. She gets along with every critter she meets! She plays with her foster dog-brother and enjoys chew bones to nibble on. She’s still figuring out the potty-training situation, but she does you puppy pads! With the recent cold weather and her cough she’s been staying inside more than usual, so housetraining has been tricky. She’s learning from the other dogs in the house though!

This quaint little girl weighs less than 10 lbs, and could fit right into your pocket! She would do well in any loving home that can provide her with a safe and happy environment. Want to make Black Betty part of your family? Apply to adopt her today!

Black Betty is available for pre-adoption only at this time, as she is heartworm positive. Heartworm disease is a non-contagious and treatable condition in dogs, but is fatal if left untreated. For more information about the spread, treatment, and prevention of heartworms visit:


All Dallas Pets Alive adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccines upon adoption. The standard minimum donation for dogs over six months to seven years is $200, puppies under six months is $250, dogs eight years and over are $100 unless specified otherwise. You can view all the adoptable pets and fill out an adoption application online on our website at . For more information, you can email .

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Help us care for our adoptable pets by providing funds for their care. Below are suggested donation amounts corresponding to specific needs.

$10 – Microchip
$25 – Heartworm test
$50 – Puppy vaccinations
$75 – Spay/neuter one pet
$100 – One day of parvovirus treatment
$300 – Heartworm treatment
$500 – One month of behavioral training


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