A Chihuahua-cross with an incredibly endearing smile has taken the internet by storm, after his photographs were posted on Facebook by City of Waller Animal Shelter and Rescue in Texas, USA.

The pup, named Cheech, was initially mistaken as an aggressive dog thanks to his habit of baring of teeth – but this quickly proved not to be the case. Cheech’s smile is a happy human one!

A Chihuahua cross with an incredibly endearing smile has taken the internet by storm,
Via Facebook/City of Waller Animal Shelter and Rescue

“The smiling scared a couple of the volunteers as they mistook it for snarling, and they were mortified when I stuck my hand in his cage on the day we got him in,” said Leah Sipe, the shelter’s director. “He’s an awesome little guy!”

Cheech the black and tan Chihuahua cross shows off his smile.
Via Facebook/City of Waller Animal Shelter and Rescue

Cheech’s toothy grin soon saw him inundated with rehoming offers, and he has now found a place with a woman named CarrieĀ and her little dog Dusty. Carrie was on the lookout for a new friend for Dusty, after her beloved German Shepherd had passed away and despairing Dusty was refusing to eat.

Cheech with his new owner Carrie and her dog Dusty
Via Facebook/City of Waller Animal Shelter and Rescue

The shelter posted on their Facebook page: “Congratulations on finding your forever home Cheech, we are very happy that you’re going to the perfect home.

“Cheech needs this family as much as they need him”

Featured image via Facebook/City of Waller Animal Shelter and Rescue

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