Pet of the Week – Spike

My name is Spike and like my name implies, I am a huge and mighty dog.

Okay, okay, at least in my own mind. I can’t help it if I’m a huge dog compacted into a little dog’s body! At 11 months old, I do weigh more than eight pounds, way bigger than some of those itsy bitsy little dogs.

Anyhow, you’ll see when you come visit me that this Chihuahua is heads and tails above every other animal hanging out here. Just stop by the Animal Services shelter at 2481 Palomar Airport Road in Carlsbad and ask for Spike, animal identification number A1533673.

To take me home, my adoption fee is $69 and includes vaccinations, microchip and a free veterinary examination. For more information, call (619) 767-2675 or visit


Tracy DeFore is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact