The shelter called her "Cricket", but the next door neighbors named her "Penelope" and given that she didn't respond to Cricket at all, we shortened it to Penny.
She's about 12 lbs. To the best of our guess a Long-haired Dachsund mix. She is fearless. And unbelievably cute and fully of personality.
She was a death-row dog -- primarily because she entered the shelter with a bite history. Apparently young children aren't her thing. She seems pretty solid with adults and older children though. And is very playful with other dogs and seemingly so with cats.
So if you're looking for about 12 lbs of cuteness, let me know. We're working on getting her into rescue (local rescue group "Unleashed" has spoken for her, we just need to get her in the program (they're very full right now).
But if you can take her in before going into the program, let me know. I'm not great with little dogs anyway and a little one with a Napoleon complex is not exactly the best fit around here. But she is cute.