Skateboard-riding dog Chiquita needs new home after being turned in to LA County animal shelter

Skateboarding Chihuahua

L.A. County Department of Animal Care and Control/AP

This undated photo released by the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control shows Chiquita, a 6-year-old Chihuahua, who was turned in to the Animal Care Center in Baldwin Park, Calif. Chiquita needs a new home in Southern California.

Chiquita the Chihuahua, a 6-year-old female who was turned in to the Los Angeles County animal shelter in Baldwin Park, needs a new home.

The owner also relinquished a scooter-like toy made of an old skateboard, used lumber and rope.

The owner tells staff that Chiquita loves to be pulled on the skateboard.

Animal services director Marcia Mayeda says the owner turned the dog in for financial reasons.

The dog is gentle but shy, so is staying with a foster family to help her build her confidence.

She may be unsure around people, but Mayeda says she is extremely comfortable on the skateboard.

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