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Pet of the Week

Meet Venus the charming chihuahua, CultureMap's pet of the week

Meet Venus the chihuahua, the CultureMap pet of the week

Pet of the Week - Venus
Venus is available for adoption Friday, September 21.  Photo courtesy of Citizens for Animal Protection

Name: Venus, as in tennis great Venus Williams, statuesque Venus de Milo, disc jockey great Venus Flytrap, "Venus" by Shocking Blue, and former Miss America Venus Ramey.

Speaking of that silly, irrelevant beauty contest, isn't it time for the Miss America beauty contest to go bye-bye? How many more nails in its coffin do they need? Even with recent "advances," you know there's something wrong when you see one man surrounded by 51 women being judged on TV. Optics.

Birthdate: August 14, 2015. I'm a small dog, and you know how we age gracefully. I'm just getting going.

Ethnicity: I'm a long-coat Chihuahua. I'm a loving girl who's great with children and I'm great family pet right out of the box, no IKEA setup necessary. I'm housebroken, groomed, veterinarian-approved, and all that stuff.

Come and get me: I'm available for adoption at 11 am Friday, September 21 at Citizens for Animal Protection (17555 Katy Freeway; 281-497-0591). Tell them, "Ken sent me."

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Dog lover? Ken Hoffman introduces you to an adorable pup available for adoption in Houston every Thursday.