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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals

Mission: Rescuing and helping dogs

Programs: Saved over 100 dogs and bordered them until they could be adopted

Community Stories

37 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our sweet Alfie boy from CRT and it was the greatest decision ever. We already had 3 Chihuahua's and decided to foster for CRT. Our first foster was Alfie and we fell in love immediately and just couldn't see him anywhere else but in our home. We are now a 4 dog family and have CRT to thank. They are amazing to work with both as a volunteer as well as amazing to adopt from. They are constantly doing everything possible to rescue as many dogs as possible, provide medical care, raise money and awareness, you name it. They are truly passionate about these babies as is every volunteer and I have seen first hand the time and work they put into rescuing lives. I am so grateful for all they do.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Chihuahua Rescue & Transport Inc was the most incredible, kind, thoughtful dog adoption agency I have ever worked with. Having volunteered with other groups in the past I can say without hesitation that they are the only group I will ever recommend to friends and family in the future. The match process is so personalized and the volunteers and staff I worked with were incredibly responsive and passionate about placing dogs in the right homes. When we identified Roscoe (love of my life!) as a good match, they flew him all the way to the DC area and would have brought him to my door if I had been willing to wait one more day. I wasn't! So I met Roscoe's foster out in Virginia and it was love at first sight! Roscoe is truly an angle. The best dog I've ever met and he fits right into my life. He is adored by everyone who meets him and is known as the "Chihuahua Ambassador" for those who may not have liked Chihuahuas in the past. I could go on but long story short, don't sleep on this small but mighty group. They are hard working, trustworthy, and truly dedicated to finding these dogs (including seniors and special needs pups) the perfect home. And that could be you!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Earlier this year my family and I decided we wanted to rescue a second Chihuahua. After following this organization on Facebook for quite some time and seeing the miraculous work they do to save and protect these precious animals ---there was no question in our minds that we would only consider them. After submitting a very detailed application, I received a phone call from Diana to tell me we had been chosen. My entire family was elated! A few weeks later, " Minnie" joined our family. She fostered by a wonderful lady named Donna and was ready to come to her new home. Needless to say, Minnie was perfect when she arrived! I can not thank this organization enough for what they do to help these dogs find forever homes in the DFW area. They are truly amazing.

Sly C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Chihuahua Rescue and Transport brought my 4 fur babies into my world. The CRT was great to work with and truly cares about every little heartbeat that comes into their world. If you are looking to adopt I highly reccomend the CRT and if you cant adopt- there are many opportunities to still help those rescues and their medical bills - I have seen the CRT do wonders with medically helping the dogs they bring into their group- and they ensure every dog has the best chnace at a loving home and life. I LOVE THE CRT!!!! Thank you for bringing love into my life!!! Sly

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was looking for the perfect small dog and when I saw my Sassy I just knew it was fate. I grew up with Pomeranians but, I never owned a dog without the help of my family. Now, in my thirties I was ready to become a mom…a dog mom that is! Diana and Sassy’s foster parents Wendy and Bill made the transition very smooth! Wendy and Bill still allow me to call them for anything in regards to my chihuahua since, they have had chihuahuas for almost three decades! Her foster grandparents how I like to call them gave me so many tips on the breed as well as on Sassy in general. CRT is such an amazing nonprofit and you can tell each and every one of their volunteers puts their heart into rescuing these dogs! I can’t thank them enough for finding my special chihuahua Sassy, chikies, little bit, sassy girl, and mamas. All her nicknames now :) Out first Halloween together is this year and we will be dressing up as Elle Woods and her chihuahua companion!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family was interested in adding a puppy to the mix after our beloved dog, Cali, passed away. We found CRT and Rocket and we were instantly in love! After completing the adoption application we were contacted by Diana and essentially welcomed to the family! Diana was so helpful, answering all of my questions about the process, what to expect, and easing my concerns about finding the right addition for our family. We also met with Rocket’s foster mom on the phone and in person when we did a meet and greet with our family and Rocket. It was awesome! Rocket was and is such a sweet boy who has been the best addition to our family! I cannot thank CRT and their fosters enough for cultivating a real sense of family and helping raise happy and healthy dogs, and preparing them for their forever homes!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

A couple years back I adopted my amazing fur baby Perry from C.R.T Rescue. It was the best decision of my life, my husband and I adore him so much and I'm so glad I came access this chihuahua rescue because I will definitely adopt again.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was very sad when I lost my 12 yr old chihuahua/rat terrier mix. I reached out to CRT. I had a home that needed a puppy and they had a puppy needing a home. They matched me up with precious 4 month old Scout. It was love at first sight. She is a very special little girl that brings joy every day. I had the added bonus of meeting her foster parents. They are awesome. I still keep in touch and send them photos of Scout.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our sweet Ziggy from CRT and we couldn’t have had a better experience. Diana was so lovely to deal with and the foster family who brought him were amazing. They were so communicative from the start, they had taken amazing care of him abs we knew everything we needed to about him by the time we met him. He was exactly what we needed in our lives and we will be forever grateful to CRT for helping us find out furever baby.

1 Christina J.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I don’t know where I’d be without the angels that devote their heart and souls to the CRT all in the name of Chihuahuas! This poor little breed along with Pits are one of the most surrendered and misunderstood group of dogs there are. CRT understands that every little heartbeat they take in deserves another chance at a loving and forever home.
When I lost my beloved bestie in December, I immediately sought out the orphans at CRT here in Dallas. Not because I wanted to replace her, but because I needed to come home to wet kisses and a wagging tail! I inquired about a senior who’s owner recently passed away and received a picture back. I thought, well, maybe this guy lost weight or something… it was similar, but a little different. Fast forward, I find out “Jack” who I wanted to meet had already been adopted! Naturally the phones rang off the hook for him. I didn’t know who this other little guy was or what his story was. Well, let me tell you- Come to find out, Mr. Bugs was a sweet little blind man found roaming the streets severely under weight, infected with heart worms and an adorable underbite! Even though he wasn’t Jack, I still wanted to meet him to see if we were a “match”. I immediately knew he was special to have survived the streets with no vision and overcome his heart issues! He was a survivor like me, I totally loved him already. After meeting each other, and one lick on the face, then two weeks later, Bugs officially became “my person”! He and I go everywhere together and I work as hard as I do just so he can enjoy the finer things in life. His favorite past times include napping, snacking, and napping! Just like his momma! Needless to say, this was a match made in heaven! For anyone considering a small breed, consider rescuing one of these sweet souls from the CRT! They really do choose you! I know Bugs has rescued me!

1 Susan Orgis D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

In December 2020 my 17 year old 3 lbs Chihuahua died unexpectedly and I was devastated. I always told myself I wouldn’t get another dog bc I would never be able to love another dog like that again. For some reason I started looking at dogs on petfinder.com and came across a dog named Charlie from CRT. I filled out my application and received a call very quickly from CRT. They told me about a new rescue who was 3lbs and thought she would be perfect for me since I know how to raise a tiny 3lbs dog. We set up time to meet and it literally was love at first sight! I felt such a strong connection to this sweet little girl whom I named Billie and feel like she is me in dog form. What I loved about CRT is they want you to first have the dog stay with you for a week to ensure the dog is a good fit. Diana and the foster mom were both so incredibly nice and they truly love animals and want what’s best for them in order for the doggies to have a loving home! I couldn’t wait to officially sign the adoption papers and now 9 months later I’m still so happy and blessed that Billie found her way to me bc she saved me! Thank you CRT for all the wonderful work you do with saving these precious chihuahuas and finding them their forever home! You are true angels!

1 Annieoh

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my second CRT rescue dog this past January. My first CRT rescue came home in 2009 and was the love of my life till he crossed the bridge at 20yrs old. CRT is outstanding. Many of the dogs they take into rescue are seniors or are hard to place for various reasons. They advocate for many dogs that other rescue groups may shy away from. My adoption experiences were both wonderful, timely, and seamless. CRT is a great group of people, and I’m very grateful that they gave me the privilege of adopting both my boys, past and present.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Eight years ago I adopted a little 4lb senior Chihuahua that CRT had rescued from a hoarding situation. They had successfully convinced the hoarder to surrender her animals. My tiny male had multiple medical issues in addition to being around 10yrs old at the time. Most would have euthanized him, but CRT gave him a second chance at life. He's now 18yrs old and the absolute light of my life. I feel so privledged to be his Mom! CRT is a nationally recognized Rescue full of wonderful, purpose driven people. I'd gladly foster or adopt again from them in the future. Thank you CRT!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our little dude, Momo, from CRT in January. They posted him on Petfinder with photos of him in a bow tie - so dang cute! I was very impressed with the way the adoption was handled as well. They checked my references and checked on our other dog to make sure Momo would be in a safe home. They gave us a weekend to make sure he’d be a good fit for our little family (I knew before we even got home though!), and his foster mom sent him with a collar, harness, bed, and his favorite toy. I think that helped him settle in while he dealt with the stress of a new environment. I highly recommend CRT if you’re looking for a fur baby

1 Dee H.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my little Abby from this wonderful rescue group. They made it so easy and walked me through everything. I learned what rescue was really about from them! I’m grateful for them and the joy they gave me through Abby.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Maggie (Abby) a week ago. She is the most loving little girl.
Our experience with this adoption was great. We had our references checked and a home visit.
I know some people say “if you so through humane society you don’t have to go through all of that”. , but I am glad we do. These dogs are sometimes rescued from terrible conditions and need to know they are going to good forever homes.
What this rescue does is a wonderful thing and I can’t thank them enough for our beautiful Maggie!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We have adopted three dogs from Chihuahua Rescue and Transport. Bugsy, who has become my heart dog, Gracie, who was rescued from an abandoned trailer, and Nomar, a Hurricane Harvey survivor. They all received vetting, vaccinations, and spay or neuter by CRT. The adoption fee doesn’t come close to the expenses a lot of these dogs incur. We will be adopting from CRT again.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We have five dogs three of which were adopted from Chihuahua Rescue and Transport Southeast. The thing I love about them is the care that they take in placing their dogs. Home visits and reference checks make for safe and loving placements. The pictures are Nomar, who was rescued after Hurricane Harvey in 2017, Bugsy, who they had for almost two years before we adopted him, and Princess Bonnie Grace who was rescued from a horrible situation. We love them to the moon and back. Thank you for the wonderful work you guys do to rehabilitate and bring all to health and happiness.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an excellent rescue group whose heart is to help these small dogs. I’ve adopted 2 from them and when ready, will go back to CRT to find my next dog. You can’t go wrong with this amazing group of volunteers. CRT takes in those dogs that are really suffering and need help and the dogs blossom and become beautiful pets inside and out. Go for it!

1 Mary Beth M.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As someone who's worked with many rescues over the last 30+ years, CRT ranks among the top groups in terms of quality, professionalism, and transparency. I have adopted two chihuahua from CRT, both of whom started out as fosters. I've fostered many more dogs who went on to find wonderful, loving homes. CRT has an amazing group of volunteers who screen and counsel adopters, check references and vets, conduct home visits, and follow up after adopted dogs are placed. They are thorough, caring, compassionate, and always have the best interest of the dogs at the core of everything they do. I would highly recommend CRT to anyone who is considering adopting a chihuahua or chi-mix or has an interest in working with a terrific group of volunteers!

3 Donna J.8

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello there!! I'm Donna and these are our girls, Pippa and Demi. My husband and I adopted these two cuties on February 12, 2021 from CRT. We saw the puppies on Facebook early November and knew we needed to adopt one. We did some research and found that 100% of donations are used for extra vet fees, surgeries and dental care. We were sold on all that so we submitted an application and waited to be approved. Once approved, we set up a time and went to meet the puppies & pick out our Pippa.(I already had a name picked out) We only planned to adopt one but after sitting in the middle of all the little ones we knew we had to get two. So we have 2... Pippa and sister Demi!!
It has been right at a month now, and I have to say we have loved every minute we have had with these girls. They are so much fun. We want to thank the foster mom, Donna, for all the time she spent taking care of 5 puppies. I know it took a lot of work and tons of love to keep up with them daily!!! Also, thanks to Diana for all your time and dedication rescuing dogs and finding good foster parents. It is defiantly a lot of work!!
I have to say this has been a delightful experience working with CRT's adoption process. I would highly, highly recommend CRT.

Review from Guidestar

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I started as a volunteer for chihuahua rescue and transport as a foster mom for Stewie.

Then I adopted Stewie! He's light brown and came from a hoarding situation.

Chihuahua rescue and transport went to south Texas to rescue these sweet dogs and I am so grateful.

Stewie is sweet and kind, and I am so in love with my snuggler.

I loved working with chihuahua rescue and transport so much I decided to foster Bentley ❤.

They took care of all of their shots and I also fell in love with Bentley.

I adopted him also.

The volunteers for chihuahua rescue and transport are the best people ever!

Always helping the poor little fur babies in need!

Shelley

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with, and fostered for Chihuahua Rescue and Transport. The volunteer s and officers are dedicated to their cause, and very thoughtful about the carr and placement of the dogs who go through their rescue. The dogs they place end up in a much better place for having been with Chihuahua Rescue and Transport.

Review from Guidestar

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Client Served

Rating: 5

In January 2018, I adopted two senior chihuahuas, Nano and Huey from CRT. Prior to adopting my little guys, I attended several events sponsored by the group who I found to be very friendly and helpful, especially Wendy Golman. Wendy also conducted my home visit and was very thorough in accessing the safety of my home before leaving my guys for an initial home visit. One of my guys came from Hurricane Harvey and one from a hoarding situation so they were both flight risks which required a thorough review of my home, including my fence. In June 2020, I became a volunteer and have since fostered 4 dogs, all of which have resulted in successful long-term adoptions. The work this group does is critical as chihuahuas are one of the high kill breeds. They take the ultimate adoption of their fosters very serious as they do not want a repeat of what happened to them to begin with so they are very selective to whom they will adopt, which I find very refreshing and courageous.

Review from Guidestar

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We are thrilled with our 12-year long term relationship with Chihuahua Rescue & Transport Inc. The President has remained the same throughout the years which makes us feel good. This month we adopted our second dog, Bandit (black & white), from this Rescue and we are over the moon! We still have our Chihuahua, Sir Remington (dressed in his Boy Scout outfit in photo), that we adopted from this nonprofit in 2009 and he's been delightful. This Group is very professional and their concern and mission is the dog's wellbeing. Home visits were scheduled and information was provided to us to determine if we were the right fit. This makes us feel really good about adopting from them as they don't just look for places to dump a dog. We have made financial donations over the years and after we lost one of our Chihuahuas, we had friends who donated to this group. The funds have always been used wisely. We highly recommend Chihuahua Rescue & Transport Inc. if you or a family member or friend are considering getting a new pet. Pamela Robison

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4 srodg7

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I have adopted two chihuahuas from CRT, two little ones that are now the most precious creatures to us. The first adoption was in 2018 and the most recent one was last month in February 2021. CRT impressed me with the lengths they go to advocate for the dogs and make sure that the dogs end up in good homes so that they never face the situation of having to be rescued again. When the volunteer from CRT came to my house, she did a thorough check to make sure we were prepared to adopt a chihuahua, which meant our home had to be safe for a 6 pound chihuahua and our fence had to be completely secure. They also called references and did the due diligence to make sure I would provide a good home for the chihuahuas I adopted. One of our chihuahuas has some extreme trauma in her background, and CRT helped her through her transition from that abusive home and into our loving home. They even paid for life-saving surgery that she had to have because of the abuse she had received. We are so grateful that CRT saved both the lives of our chihuahuas because they are our babies now and I can't imagine life without them. CRT are angels to me and I will be forever grateful for the dedication they have to rescuing chihuahuas, and I will continue to donate to this amazing group of angels whenever I can.

Review from Guidestar

2 Rebekah Fleming S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The very worse day of my life was having to surrender my sweet fur baby. I’d had her 10 yrs and she was my constant companion. I’m disabled/retired law enforcement officer.
The home we lived in was being sold. The only place we could find would not accept pets, even service dogs. With only days left I contacted Carla and explained our situation. We met the next day and she agreed to take my baby.
Carla and her team were so very kind. She did not judge me or make me feel bad. I could not have ask for more.
I will be forever grateful to Chihuahua Rescue.

3 Ann C.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Adopted Mina and Willis they are the sweetest older couple. Bonded together. You can not find a better adoption organization. They do follow ups to make sure you are a good fit and match the dogs with each family.

Review from Guidestar

2 Hannah R.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love CRT! I have adopted two chihuahuas from CRT and love this rescue. They save chihuahuas and place them in wonderful foster homes until they get adopted. They are amazing people that take care of abused and abandoned dogs. They show the dogs what love is and train them.

Review from Guidestar

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had a wonderful experience with this group. So far, I have adopted two Chihuahuas, and all of the volunteers were overwhelmingly friendly and helpful. The Midwest Coordinator was prompt to respond, and the whole adoption process ran smoothly. I would be the first to recommend this organization, and 100% of donations go to pay for Chihuahua medical bills. I am thankful that we have honest groups such as this.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer and adopter, I am proud to be associated with CRT. I have volunteered with many animal welfare groups over the years and CRT has some of the most dedicated and compassionate people I've ever met. They take in and work with dogs that other groups would not. Their volunteers go above and beyond in every way. I have fostered dogs who have gone on to find wonderful homes. One dog escaped from me the morning after I picked her up, and was gone for 12 days. During that time, other volunteers were incredibly supportive and offered help in any way they could. Fortunately, I was able to recover the dog, unscathed, and she remains with us as our fourth adoptee! Equally impressive is the careful attention the group pays to their financial resources. They are excellent stewards of their funding. The only things that could improve CRT are more volunteers and more funding so that even more dogs can be rescued and placed in loving, forever homes. If you're looking for a new Chihuahua, or a group with which to volunteer your time or make a donation, this is it!

Review from Guidestar

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We've adopted two rescued babies from Midwest CRT. They were very thorough with the adoption process the first time, a home visit, the foster mom inspected our home and spent time with an extensive interview to make sure we were a good match for the little girl we were interested in. We all agreed it was exactly what she needed and what we wanted. That was 9 years ago. When a second little girl became available we were approved almost immediately. Unfortunately we lost little Marty to Kidney failure, but we gave her the best life ever. We still have Baby, she adores our grandkids (and they adore her). We wouldn't hesitate to adopt from CRT in the future. Their fur babies are fully vetted, we were given specific personality traits and they were there long after the adoption to answer any questions or concerns while we all adjusted. It was a win/win for all of us. Thanks Midwest CRT. Keep up the fantastic work. :)

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3 Chris M.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

CRT(Chihuahua Rescue and Transport) is a fantastic group of people to work with. They work diligently to make sure that they find only the best homes for the dogs in their care. They do have a fairly stringent application process that I fully respected and would have accepted nothing less! I highly recommend them if you are looking to adopt a Chihuahua!

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4 Bristow G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Bugsy and Grace have come to us from CRT. I especially love how careful they are in placing their dogs by contacting the vets and references provided on applications. They also conduct home visits to make sure the adoptors are as represented and the Chihuahuas and Chi-mixes will live in a happy and healthy environment. I have recommended CRT to friends who are interested in adoption.
I have been so impressed with CRT that I now volunteer to do home visits.

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3 Diana Johnson H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I have adopted three Chihuahuas from Chihuahua Rescue and Transport over the years. They were very professional - quick to respond to all our inquiries and careful to match us to the perfect dogs for our family. After the adoption, they were very helpful to answer questions we had on medical needs, etc. This organization is also VERY involved in our community to help stray dogs. They have been featured numerous times on the news as helping in very tough situations (working to save dogs from disasters, hoarding situations, etc). 100% of donations go to the dogs, and we loved this. We highly recommend them.

Review from Guidestar

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I first adopted a Chihuahua in 2005 from CRT and another this past Dec. It was a wonderful experience both times. The dogs I selected had been checked out by a Veterinarian, had all their shots, and were neutered. I was given their medical records, personal items, microchip info, personality info, and even a little extra food that he was use to eating. The adoption coordinator called me a couple of times the first week just to make sure everything was going ok. I really appreciate the care that they give their dogs and they make sure that the adoption is good for everyone.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 1

CRT is a very unorganized organization. There is no way to contact anyone who works there other than email address--no physical address or phone numbers. I inquired about adopting a specific dog about a week ago and still have not heard back. It really is a shame that their organization is so dysfunctional because they are losing qualified people who are interested in giving these dogs a home. There is no way to access any information about the dogs for adoption other than their name, age, and a few other simple identifiers. When I called the only number listed for the organization, I got a director in Texas and I live in North Carolina. She forwarded my information to my local contact via email but she never got back to me. It is clear that the woman I spoke to was dedicated to her job, but it seemed like CRT might just be very understaffed.