Pup and Circumstance: Two More Graduates from ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center Are Ready for Adoption

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 11:30am
Brown and white chihuahua

It’s graduation day at the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center! Two wonderful Chihuahuas have completed our treatment program for fearful, under-socialized dogs and are now ready to be adopted into loving homes.

If you’re ready for today’s most adorable sandwich, meet Peanut Butter and Jelly:

Peanut Butter: Peanut Butter (pictured right) was one of 200 animals rescued from a hoarding situation in Howell, New Jersey. At the ASPCA Rehabilitation Center, the four-year-old Chihuahua received intensive treatment for symptoms of fear and defensiveness. Though he is occasionally nervous about being handled by strangers, he enjoys being pet by familiar friends. Peanut Butter has come a long way in his recovery, and he cannot wait to settle in to a warm, loving home.

Jelly: Sweet little Jelly (pictured below) was rescued from the same hoarding situation as Peanut Butter. After several weeks of treatment with our staff at the ASPCA Rehabilitation Center, this four-year-old Chihuahua has learned to enjoy meeting new people and showing off her striking chocolate coat and tan face. Though she is shy, she has blossomed into a loving companion who is eager to start a new life in her first real “forever home.”

Light brown and tan chihuahua

Both Peanut Butter and Jelly are ready for a new life.  They are currently under care of the Animal Alliance foster network in New Jersey, and would do best in homes with experienced adult adopters. If you’re interested in meeting PB or J, please contact Animal Alliance by email at [email protected] or by phone: (609) 818-1952.

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Cap & Gown for darling grads, Peanut Butter and Jelly, 2 of the most adorable little dogs I've ever seen. They've come a long way and I hope they go to the most loving and patient new families very soon. Thank you to all the wonderful people who rescued them and worked with them to overcome their fears. They will now have a beautiful chance at life and love.

Dolores Chastain

I hope these two sweethearts get a wonder home very soon.

steve lowen

This is a wonderful story highlighting the 'rehabilitation' process that can restore balance to dogs
that have endured pain, often in numerous ways. Kudos, to those working with at risk animals, and
to the adopters providing a good home for these and others.


Two of our three dogs have been rescue animals that we have adopted. They have been the most loving and kind dogs (both Chihuahua mixes). Our first rescue animal was a one-eyed Chihuahua we named Lucky. Lucky was the only dog allowed on our elementary school grounds, while I volunteered for traffic patrol. She was sweet and gentle with all the kids waiting for the buses and kept the children calm and entertained. If you are thinking of getting a pet, please consider adopting from a shelter.


me and my dog both was bet up in our home . by a man I cared about.. she is doing great now..


I truly hope that Peanut Butter and Jelly have both been adopted by now. What adorable names for adorable dogs. You sounds like you have done a great job with both of them! Bless You.