I've met some pretty fierce Chihuahua's in my time. Cathy is not one of them. She starts out shy and then seems to get shyer. The secret to warming her over is to give her a lower back rub and if you scratch the right spot, her back leg starts to extend out like some wacky wind-up toy.
Bad boy actor Mickey Rourke once had a Chihuahua he carried around with him all the time and I used to think it was just a prop to give the paparazzi something to photograph. Now I can see how a little gal like Cathy could easily entrance a tough guy's heart (and Rourke did absolutely adore his little one). Those big quivering doe eyes looking for love and protection against all the scary things out there should be a call to arms for any self-respecting man's man.
The best way to check on the adoption status of this dog (and other dogs and cats and other small domestic animals) is to visit Toronto Animal Services adoption website or call 416 338 6668 for the Toronto Animal Services South shelter. If the dog is no longer on the TAS adoption website, it's probably because it's been adopted already.