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Puppy says 'I Love You'

SACRAMENTO, CA - A 4-month-old Chihuahua puppy with a special talent is up for adoption at the Sacramento SPCA shelter.

Bitty was a stray found in Elk Grove and turned over into the SPCA's care, SPCA spokesperson Tracie Popma said.

A customer at the shelter saw Bitty and said she used to have a similar dog who could say, "I Love You." Popma said the customer said, "I Love You" to the puppy and Bitty mimicked her.

Check the video below of the puppy speaking:

If you are interested in adopting Bitty,  you can come down to the shelter on 6201 Florin Perkins Road, Sacramento.

SPCA Pet of the Week- Bunny (the pup!)

SPCA Pet of the Week- Bunny (the pup!)

Great little pup looking for a home! Bunny is about five-months-old and has been here at the shelter since April. She is outgoing, playful and friendly like most puppies, and should benefit well from some positive reinforcement training. Bunny loves playing with other dogs and will try to sit in your lap.

Dog lovers defend pit bulls as breed

SACRAMENTO, CA - A pit bull attack that left a woman in Stockton dead Thursday has re-ignited a debate about the breed: Is their reputation for violence deserved?

STORY: Woman killed in apparent pit bull attack in Stockton ID'd

Owners of American Staffordshire Terriers competing at Cal Expo's Sacramento Kennel Club Dog Show will tell you their dogs are often mistaken by the public for pit bulls, so they're intimately aware of the public scorn for pit bulls.

That's especially true for Richard Chatigny. After years of raising Amstaffs and other dogs, he and his wife adopted a pit bull named Sadie.

"She's the calmest. She's the most obedient. She's the most accepting of anybody and everybody. She's a great ambassador," Chatigny said of Sadie.

Pet of the Week- Rubio

Pet of the Week- Rubio

Are you looking for a friendly, affectionate boy to join your family? Rubio is your guy!

UPCOMING: Wiener (Dog) Nationals - Sacramento Regionals

SACRAMENTO, CA - It's serious for these competitive canines but loads of laughs for their humans.

PHOTOS: 2012 and 2013 participants at Wienerschnitzel Wiener regionals and nationals!

The 18th Annual Wiener Nationals - Sacramento Regionals takes place this Sunday (March 24) at Sleep Train Arena. Registration, which is free, can be done online or at the arena, beginning 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Preliminaries continue all afternoon, with the finale set for halftime during the Sacramento Kings -  Philadelphia 76ers game, around 6 p.m.

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