Little ditty about Jack and Diane, two killer teacups growing up in the heartland. Bookmans is deeply committed to animal welfare, so each weekend Bookmans Speedway hosts animal rescues. The second Saturday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m., Reclaimed and Repurposed Pooches holds their adoption event. Recently we met Jack and Diane, a pair of bonded teacup chihuahuas.

Teacup Chihuahua

The story starts with Jack, a yard dog lonely for a friend. Diane was uncommitted and found herself taking refuge in Jack’s yard. Each day Jack’s owners would arrive home to find Diane visiting her new friend. Unfortunately Jack and Diane would both be looking for homes when the owners surrendered them to Pima Animal Control. Being naturally high strung and finding themselves in desperate circumstances, both had difficulty adapting to PAC and were scheduled for euthanasia for “behavioral problems”.

Luck arrived for Jack and Diane when Dolly for Reclaimed and Repurposed Pooches rescued them both. Dolly took them to her home where she fosters dogs and began the process of getting them healthy and adopted. Jack and Diane were in rough shape — underfed, malnourished and full of fleas and ticks. Both are healthy today, looking for permanent homes and show few signs of their reputation as problem pets. Jack and Diane are deeply loyal and once they have been properly introduced, they will attach quickly to potential Mommies and Daddies.

Jack weights in at a whopping 8 lbs. and is a Chihuahua/Dachshund mix. He is friendly but needs a moment to get to know you. Once he decides you have the right smell, he sweetly lays his head on your lap. Diane needs your whole lap! At 4 lbs., this teacup chihuahua is not fond of large dogs, claiming they are prone to stepping on her. She prefers to stick with dogs her own size and is nervous about her adoption situation. Jack and Diane hope to be adopted together given their sad past.

Reclaimed and Repurposed Pooches has been with Bookmans Speedway for about 2 years. Dolly rescues her foster pets from Pima County Animal Control euthanasia list. All of their rescues are branded with the dreaded label “behavioral problems”, which in PAC speak means they are unfit for adoption. R and R has had tremendous success rehabilitating these dogs into fully adoptable, loving pets. Jack and Diane are no exception. All canine adoptions are $150 and include shots, microchips, deworming, spay and neuter, are up to date in vaccinations and come with training support. To adopt Jack and Diane or contact R and R, find them on Facebook at Repurposed Pooches.