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PORTSMOUTH-Six Chihuahuas from Pasadena sent to the Portsmouth Humane Society were adopted by 1:30 p.m. Friday.

The 20 dogs, with names like 'Miley Cyrus' and 'Barry White,' landed at Norfolk International Airport Thursday night.

The dogs were available for adoption beginning at noon Friday.

In a news release, PHS officials said there's a lot of demand for small dogs.

Executive Director Jennifer Austin explained, 'We put a small dog up for adoption and nine times out of ten, he or she is adopted that same day. We get phone calls and people visiting every day looking for small dogs. We are in a position to help our friends at the Pasadena Humane Society and satisfy our potential adopters. It is a win-win situation!'

She noted that California animal shelters are inundated with Chihuahuas while many Virginia animal shelters are inundated with pit bull or bully breed dogs.

Of course, there are many dogs, cats and other animals waiting for forever homes every day at the Portsmouth Humane Society and shelters across Hampton Roads.

Jill Petrosillo, assistant director of the Portsmouth Humane Society, told that adoption costs are $100 for any dog 6 months and up. $200 for any dog 6 months and younger. They are all spayed/neutered, up-to-date on shots and micro-chipped.

Adoption hours:
Friday, July 26 from noon to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28, from noon to 4:00 p.m.
The Portsmouth Humane Society is located at 4022 Seaboard Court.

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