Chiquita the Skateboarding Chihuahua

By Brian Shields

Fri Aug 9th, 2013 2:24pm America/Los_Angeles

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BALDWIN PARK, — Chiquita the Chihuahua needs a new home in car-crazy Southern California. She even comes with her own set of wheels.

The 6-year-old female was turned in to the Los Angeles County animal shelter in Baldwin Park. The owner also relinquished a scooter-like toy made of an old skateboard, used lumber and rope.

The owner tells staff that Chiquita loves to be pulled on the skateboard.

Animal services director Marcia Mayeda says the owner turned the dog in for financial reasons.

The dog is gentle but shy, so is staying with a foster family to help her build her confidence.

She may be unsure around people, but Mayeda says she is extremely comfortable on the skateboard.

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Potential adopters can call (626) 962-3577 or email dacceventsanimalcare.lacounty.gov.

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Online:

- www.animalcare.lacounty.gov

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