Welcome to our family, Fernando

We are happy to announce that Fernando is no longer our foster dog, but instead he is a member of our family! We love him …. and he seems to love us back, and we think he needs us.  AND we know that Harley would approve 100%!

Tiny Fernando was found running in city traffic and then was thrown in a shelter where he certainly would have been euthanized, but fortunately Muttville Senior Dog Rescue of San Francisco took him in. We asked the awesome folks at Muttville if we could foster Fernando and they worked with us to transport Fernando to Colorado. Last night we brought him home from the airport and before we even arrived home … we were in love with this special little Chihuahua.

Fernando is about 12 years old and he comes with a variety of physical ailments, but we can make sure he is happy and comfortable for the rest of his life.

Enjoy his photos below!

Fernando (1) Fernando (6) Fernando (5) Fernando (7) Fernando (4) Fernando (2) Fernando (3)


  1. I cannot come up with anything new – everyone has said such beautiful things already. I’m crying with happiness for him and for you. You are lucky and so is he. Thank you for sharing.

  2. I’m SOOO ELATED that you found even more love in your hearts to adopt Fernando! I’m SURE he was in love with Harley’s Mom and Dad the second he laid eyes on you both and I bet the feeling was mutual! It warms my heart to know how you opened your home for another pup in need. If more people knew how amazing these sweet little adoptable angels wee THERE would be #nomorepuppymills

  3. Omg…love him! Thank you for giving a forever home where he will be loved and never worry about anything the rest of his amazing years.

  4. yep, it’s all been said but you are all lucky dogs. Wishing you a lifetime of joy and happiness.

  5. He looks so much like Harley! Thank you so much, Rudi and Dan, for giving this special baby a wonderful and loving home!

  6. He’s BLESSED right from heaven from Harley !!!!! Pure LOVE !!! Now he WILL FEEL THAT LOVE from the BEST family ever !!!

  7. Bless you Rudi and Dan. You both are such good, loving parents to animals that need so much love and care.

  8. Fernando’s story brought tears to my eyes, the pictures did too! Bless you for adopting this sweet little senior! xo

  9. Congratulations & so happy for this sweet pet 🐶 Marlene you are as awesome as you ever were 😊

  10. He had those ears to hear everything with!! Not meant to offend.. He’s cute in every way. Love that your part of the Taylor family Fernando!! Welcome!! 😀❤❤❤

  11. Fernando I’m so glad you have a loving home that you can live out the rest of your life being loved more than anyone can imagine being so happy and never ever worrying about were your next meal will be you are a very strong little pup and you are a blessing to me too. You have a GREAT FAMILY and you also have a fan family that loves you too. Your a very special little pup love ❤️ you little man 😘😘

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