He's only a year and a half old and weighs only a few pounds, but Russell's not like your ordinary Chihuahua. He's not nippy, not a super barker -- he's just a cool dude in a good mood.

As cute and friendly as Russell is, he was abandoned by his former owners and picked up by Animal Control. When Animal Control found his family, they didn't want Russell back, so he wound up at the Animal Welfare Society in New Milford.

Russell is the perfect dog for an older owner, or for someone who lives in a smaller home, apartment or condo, he'll even fit in your pocketbook.

Russell comes complete with all his vaccines taken care of, and he's also been neutered. All you need to do is drop by the Animal Welfare Society in New Milford and ask to see him.

Here's an up close look at little Russell:

For more information about Russell, and all the other adoptable Dogs and Cats, call the Animal Welfare Society at (860) 354-1350 or visit them on Dodd Road in New Milford.

They’re open Tuesday from 11 AM to 7 PM, and Wednesday through Saturday from 11 AM to 2 PM.

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