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Chihuahua & Small Dog Rescue Inc

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: At Chihuahua & Small Dog Rescue, Inc., we are dedicated to finding the best possible home for each Chihuahua and small dog we have in our care. Also, we are committed to good health and quality of life for each and every little one that we rescue. All of our little furry friends are placed in healthy, safe and loving foster homes and, therefore, are not housed in a shelter situation. Our Rescue's mission does not end with just placing dogs in new homes. We work hard to educate the public on how to meet the needs of small dogs and how to avoid abusive and neglectful situations with these little pets.

Target demographics: to help end the un-necessary euthanization of healthy, treatable and adoptable small dogs in shelters throughout Colorado.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 179 small dogs we rescued and we placed 194 into their forever homes.

Geographic areas served: the state of Colorado

Programs: We take in the small dogs and provided them with any and all medical care that they need, provide training as needed and get them ready for their forever homes.

Community Stories

64 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

A great organization, I have adopted 2 dogs from here. The first one went really smoothly. The second one was a very popular dog and because they don't do first come first serve, the process took longer. I am totally ok with that, because this group makes sure that the dog is going to the best home for that dog. If I was not the family for my second dog, I know they would have guided me to the perfect dog for me. The group is all about the dogs and the proper placement of the dogs.

CarolandAlex

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great organization that really cares about the dogs and insuring they are a good match with the people who foster and adopt. Honest and practical, dedicated.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization, very organized with friendly, caring people that really care about animals. Varied opportunities to help, even if you are very busy. All dogs are fostered in private homes, so they are being trained and loved while waiting for a forever home.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CSDR is the best charity that I've ever volunteered with! They are very transparent, thorough and committed to making sure all of the little ones get into the right homes. I highly recommend donating/working with/adopting with CSDR. It'll be an awesome experience!

Heather227

Volunteer

Rating: 4

CSDR is a great nonprofit group. They make sure the foster homes are safe and the dogs get awesome care, whatever that may be. Very organized and friendly.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This rescue group has been so helpful and kind to the little furbabies in need of second chances. They are dedicated to making sure these dogs go to safe and loving homes, which makes me feel very happy and at ease. A wonderful group who truly makes a difference!

Robert175

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This group provides a valuable service to the 'little' ones of Colorado. A co-worker dedicates her time, energy, resources, and home to the care, feeding, and placement of Colorado's tiny residents. Keep up the good work!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The people of this rescue truly care. Their compassion for these animals and desire to find them better homes is awe-inspiring.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It’s great to know that there’s a place where the needs of these small dogs are a provided for with tender loving care. The commitment of the organization and volunteers is to be commended. If you are looking for a “best friend” to add to your family – I would highly recommend visiting Chihuahua & Small Dog Rescue Inc.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a wonderful organization! Their volunteers have hearts full of love for each little one who comes into their system. These pups get another lease on life by being fostered and adopted by truly loving homes and the humans who become their new 'parents'. Everyone I know who is involved with this organization has lots of room in their heart for these little creatures. And they are diligent in working to ensure each animal finds a safe place for the rest of its life, whether that is 10 more years or just a few months.

Janna K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am incredibly proud to be a part of Chihuahua & Small Dog Rescue. I was so blown away to learn that it was started by a woman who just knew she needed to do something to help these small dogs. Just a regular woman - not a woman with millions of dollars - and it made me realize that I can make a difference, too. I don't have to wait until I have a ton of money or until I can devote ALL my time to it. I can make a difference NOW. I am so thankful to Sue for what she has done and for what her example has taught me. This organization is filled with kind, warm people who genuinely love these dogs and offer whatever time they may have to helping them. It is a group of people who are working together and making a difference.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have only been involved with CSDR for a short while ~ I am impressed by the care and love given to these dogs. These sweet dogs are given a chance at a happy, healthy, loving home because of the work done by CSDR. I'm proud to be a part of it and plan to be a volunteer with this non-profit organization for many years to come!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I did a lot of research of where to volunteer my time before choosing Chihuahua&Small Breed Rescue. They do a great job caring for the fur babies they rescue and also make sure that fosters and volunteers get training before working with the rescues. They are commited to their mission and the dogs they rescue. I am honored to be a part of this organization.

Jennifer468

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a group of very caring people. The little ones are well taken care of by all of the fosters. You can tell how much the volunteers care when you see them at meet and greets. It is a group that I am very proud to be associated with and plan to dedicate the rest of my life helping their cause.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a 7 year volunteer with CSDR I have to say it has been a very rewarding time. I am sad that my job is relocating me to another state and I will not be able to be with this group much longer. The group is run by very respectful and accountable individuals. Everyone (board members and volunteers) take their work very seriously and assure placement of the dogs in its furever home-one that is a best match the the humans and dog. I have thoroughly enjoyed my volunteer time, my foster dogs, and my dogs that I adopted....yes I am a "foster failure" to a few of the dogs over the years. :)

1 Jan_70

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I can highly recommend CSDR as a former volunteer and foster mom for this organization. They get the job done and they do it with honesty and integrity!

1 Becky928

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted 2 wonderful dogs from Chihuahua & Small Dog Rescue, and I volunteered for them as well. This is a top notch agency that ensures that every home is thoroughly checked out and visited prior to placement. They also do excellent follow up to make sure the placement is secure. They really care about the dogs and their families. I highly recommend this agency without reservation.

1 FinnsMom

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've fostered, volunteered, and adopted small dogs from this wonderful rescue. Many people who adopt small dogs are elderly and alone, and it's so heartwarming to hear them say that their new-found friend gives them something to live for.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue has saved the lives of more than 1,000 dogs in high-kill shelters, and in the process has provided loving, loyal companions to many individuals and families throughout Colorado. While we always talk about saving the dogs' lives, many of these small dogs provide considerable companionship and love not only to families, but to otherwise isolated and lonely individuals. Many times over we hear a new "parent" tell us, "this little dog gives me a reason to wake up every morning."

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Stacy64

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering for CSDR for a few years now and I love it. They are committed to saving as many dogs as they can. They really work hard in making sure their pups find their perfect homes.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

About 5 years ago I adopted a pup from Chihuahua & Small Dog Rescue. I was so very pleased with how much the rescue did for me and this dog. This dog came potty pad trained and was well socialized. The dog was groomed beautifully. The dog was a great joy to me

I recently finished the orientation to volunteer for the CSDR. I chose this organization so I can give my time to successfully help homeless animals find safe and loving homes.

Sue Fisher is a very hands on rescue director. She is available and cares so much about these little animals and finding them good homes. All the other volunteers that I have met are also extremely dedicated and helpful.

It is a great organization. I have chosen to volunteer because of the great job I see this rescue doing. I would like other people and dogs to have a great experience with a most hard working, caring and loving, successful rescue.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first heard about CSDR about 7 years ago, one of the news stations was doing a story on them after they had rescued over 20 dogs from a puppy mill. I had recently lost my husband and that news story touched my heart. I called and told them I wanted to help. In the past 7 years I have fostered many dogs, some came to me with broken bones but most came with a broken heart. Fostering these dogs has helped heal my heart by allowing me to love and care for the dogs and has helped all these dogs get a second chance. All they want is to love their person and be loved in return.
CSDR is more than just an agency helping the dogs, they also care about their volunteers. They have been supportive and caring to me through some hard times. There have been times when I have not been able to foster any dogs due to life situations, yet CSDR still reaches out with activities that I can help with. When I have been able to foster again, they are ready will little dogs that need help.
It is a huge commitment for the board to run the organization. My heart goes out to all of them for all work they do and lives they save.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I first came into contact with this rescue a few years ago when my daughter was looking for organizations to volunteer with for community service hours for her high school. We began fostering and volunteering at Saturday Meet and Greets. Because of work schedule changes, I am not able to continue fostering and my daughter has gone on to college, but I can still HIGHLY recommend Chihuahua & Small Dog Rescue for their level of integrity and excellent care of the little ones who depend on them. I am always amazed by the volunteers and board members level of commitment to the mission of rescuing and finding homes for displaced animals. Thank you to all the volunteers at CSDR for the difference you make on behalf of 1000+ wordless ones--you have given them a voice and a second chance at life in a loving forever home!