"Hi, my name is Ernie! Aren't I handsome? I'm from California and I'm here looking for a new home. Do you have room in your life for a great little guy like me? I'm a Chihuahua and Chihuahuas are very protective of their person. Once I love you, I love you unconditionally and can be very protective of you. I don't care if I'm small, I have a big heart and a big personality. Nothing scares a Chihuahua! I can be very cautious with strangers and sometimes I get carried away. I guess I'm looking for someone to protect me as much as I am trying to protect you. Please give me a chance. I'm a great companion and I'll be a lifelong friend."