About Power of ChiPower of Chi was started by a group of small dog lovers and Oakland Animal Services volunteers who wanted to do more for long term shelter Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes who just need a little extra training to help them stand out. We specialize in young adult dogs working to identify their natural abilities and help them flourish using positive reinforcement training methods. While not our specialty, we will on occasion have puppies available who were at risk due to overcrowding.

A program is under development where once a Chi’s natural abilities are identified, we begin training the Chi in one of three areas – agility/trick for the entertaining and athletic companion, ESA, for those with an emotional companion need or Canine Good Citizen (CGC) for the all around companion. While we don’t expect to have dogs long enough to complete a certification, the idea is that the foundation will be there for their new forever home to take it to the finish line.

For more information on available Chi’s please check our Adopt page. If you are looking for a certain type of Chi including size, color and energy, please don’t hesitate to contact us and let us know your needs. We will be happy to keep our eyes peeled and contact you when your Chi finds it’s way to the shelter.