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Chihuahua & Small Dog Rescue Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

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

75 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Julia A.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Got my pup Fumble from CSDR. I fostered for them for a bit and had a great experience finding homes for 4 small dogs, but ended up finding one of my soul mates as well

Client Served

Rating: 5

Almost twelve years ago, I contacted Sue at the rescue to inquire about a blonde-colored, 14 pound "Chiweenie" I had been watching online called "Chi Chi." This sweet four-year-old became my devoted companion since January 2006 after Sue inspected my home, yard, (and me) and gave a green light. I can still remember vividly when this darling dog stepped into my living room and began sniffing around. I renamed this dear heart, "Sugar Cookie," and am so grateful she came into my life. What love and devotion she has brought me over the years. Subsequently, in March 2014, I brought home a six pound sandy-haired male Chihuahua who I fell in love with on site. I extended his original rescue name of Lucky to "Bubba Lucky" and he often sits on my shoulder like a parrot as Sugar Cookie lies by my side. Thank you to Sue and all the staff for allowing me to have these two grace my daily world. I am eternally grateful and think highly of this rescue organization. Kay Nash, Colorado Springs

Diane M H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so happy with this rescue and are so glad to have Hope (Charlotte Hope) as part of our family! Thank you!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started with the Chihuahua Small Dog Rescue over 8 years ago and have loved the experience. The organization is GREAT to work with and really care about their dogs. WeI have fostered over 20 + dogs over the years, and even though its heartbreaking to let them go when they find their forever homes, we realize that it provides an open spot for a new dog to be rescued. The Rescue does so much for the little ones- without their help, some would be euthanized and others may not have get the chance of being in a forever home. Over the eight years, we have adopted 3 wonderful little ones from the Rescue. I don't know what our lives would be without the Chihuahua Small Dog Rescue and the joy our little ones bring us everyday.

Keep up the GREAT work!!!

Jenn

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been working with CSDR for the past few years as one of their veterinarians. I have worked with many rescues in the past, but this is the best one I've dealt with! They take amazing care of all their fosters, and do a great job supporting owners even after they've adopted. They have a great set up and are very organized and well-run. I'm very impressed with the number of dogs they have rescued and the quality of medical care and attention all of their dogs receive. Everyone from the top down to the volunteers really care about these little dogs!

Stacy64

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started as an adopter and moved on to becoming a volunteer for Chihuahua & Small Dog Rescue because I loved what they stand for. They care so much about all animals and don’t just turn them away because they are sick or old. I used to volunteer for another rescue and they didn’t take the time to really get to know the potential adopters. Chihuahua & Small Dog Rescue really works with the adopters to make sure they are getting the perfect fit. I really respect that.

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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

As a published author and former journalist, I have been volunteering my writing skills to this remarkable organization for several years now. Among other things, I write their adoptable dog biographies, articles for their weekly blog, and edit their newsletter. Anything to spread the word about this compassionate and committed group. The more the public can be educated, the better served every dog will be; the more dogs adopted, the fewer will die alone on the streets or in shelters. CSDR may save small dogs but the heart of this rescue is HUGE, and I am more than proud to be part of it, of their mission and of their goals.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a long time volunteer with CSDR but also a foster failure-I have been blessed with 4 furever babies. I appreciate they make sure an adopter is someone going to provide a safe home for the dogs by doing a home visit prior to an adoption, educate the adopter on behaviors of the dogs and assure are a good match before placing dogs in his/her forever home. Makes for a successful placement and happy puppies and humans.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Not sure what I can say that has not already been said. This is an outstanding organization. I have adopted 2 chihuahuas from them and I will never go to another rescue group to adopt. It was totally amazing how two dogs adopted at to different times and were in two different foster homes and they immediately got along. The foster homes are the best, the high standards that they all have is just out of the world.

When it is time for another chihuahua I will go anywhere else but here.

Sharon

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a Board Member I am proud that we have the philosophy that quality is much better than quantity. The health of our little ones is the most important thing and with us it is not how many dogs we rescued, it is about the care of the dog and finding that perfect match for the dog. There is no better feeling to know that we did all we can for a little one so they can find their furever home. It could take 2 weeks or 2 years to place a little one, just as long as it is the very best we can give him/her than that is want counts.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have adopted two dogs from this rescue. And soon became onto the Board. I think we do a wonderful thing and it make's our heart's smile.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted several small dogs from this organization and I have never had a single issue with them. They all go overboard to make sure everything is right, and that the dog is the perfect fit for you.

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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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!

Markymark

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a part of this organization for 2 years now and every time I foster a dog in need I remember the feelings I had as a kid with my first dog. How could there be any feeling better than the unconditional love you receive from one of these amazing animals. We have found homes for six dogs and as an organization well over a thousand. Know that even though the need for more fosters and adoptive families grows, so does the compassion this organization has for these animals. Please open your hearts and homes to help us save the lives of these innocent creatures.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful group that is entirely made up of voluntiers. They have saved over 1000 dogs since they started. They have no shelter and all the animals are homed in foster care. The dogs are therefor healthier and cleaner than those found in shelters. They are also more socialized and the fosters can tell you exactly what the personallity of each dog is. They have meet and greets at local Petsmart and Petco locations and you can give of your time or your money or your love. Please visit the website and become a part of the solution today!

Fernando G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am forever grateful to have been introduced to the Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue, as they showed me how much joy a little one can bring to your life. As a foster I have always gotten all the support and help I have needed. They are a great organization that stays true to their beliefs. The well being of the dogs always comes first
I believe in the impact they have in the lives of anyone involved with them is immeasurable and I hope to continue working with them for years to come.

Julie184

Volunteer

Rating: 4

As a volunteer for CSDR, I believe the entire organization fills a need in our communities along the Front Range. The CSDR is "all volunteer" and in that capacity each member has an important role in the care and adoption of each little one in our care as well as the operation of a non-profit entity. The lives of little ones saved depends on each volunteer who can foster a dog in their home and they are the backbone of CSDR. Fostering assures each adopter that their new family member has been living in a family setting, nurtured and ready for their forever family. Volunteering with CDSR is most fulfilling!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The dedication of all those working on their own time for the Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue is truly an inspiration. Most spend a minimum of ten hours a week; many work 20-30 hours during the week to place these loving animals. Their commitment to placing these rescued dogs into a caring family is commendable; those that adopt a pet know it has been very well cared for since its rescue. The amount of travel up and down the Front Range to show case the rescued dogs is a tribute their ardor, enthusiasm, and love for for these unfortunate little ones. To reduce the trauma of these rescued animals, they desire to rapidly find them the proper home and work throughout the week to do so. This is beyond a doubt a top notch nonprofit.

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April47

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for this rescue for over a year now and they are great people to work with. They are very dedicated to helping small dogs and helping them to find their forever homes. The foster families really take special care of their dogs and I think this rescue has made a huge difference here in Colorado.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Chihuahua & Small Dog Rescue is very passionate about helping that little dog find love, care, and a forever home. We rescue little dogs 15 pounds and less and since we do not have a shelter facility, all the little ones are fostered in private homes.

This gives them a chance to experience the best in life as they are waiting to find their forever home.

I feel very blessed to be able to work with this organization and have a chance to love and care for the fosters that come through my home.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer with Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue. This is such a wonderful organization to be with.
All of the little ones that come into our rescue (and no, we don't just rescue chihuahuas, we rescue little dogs 15 pounds and less) are fostered in private homes. We have no shelter facility.
We bring these little dogs into our homes and hearts and love and care for them as we do our own in hopes that we can help them find trust, love, and the best forever home possible.
We can always use additional volunteers in many different avenues and invite you to join us.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I got involved with Chihuahua Small Dog Rescue last year when I attended at meet and greet for small dogs. Sue and the staff are so dedicated to finding good, quality homes for these little angels. We always put the needs of the dog first and we are diligent in making sure our dogs find their forever home. As a volunteer, I enjoy meeting people and sharing my love for dogs. Please, please please, if you are considering a dog, consider a rescue. They add SO much to your life and all they want in return is your love. Their's is unconditional!

Patty K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is all about the dogs and what is best for them. They don't live in shelters with a lot of other dogs. Their temporary homes are foster homes where they learn what love is and that there is a warm bed waiting for them and plenty of food to eat. They usually have a couple other four legged friends to play with too, whenever they want to. They are given whatever medical treatment they may need whether it is something as simple as vaccinations or something as complex as heart surgery. And when it is time to send the little ones off to their forever homes, we try to do everything possible to make sure it is a good choice and it will truly be forever.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started out helping transport some of our rescues from one city to another. Then I started working at the Meet and Greets. This was a great way to tell prospective foster and adoptive parents about the organization. One thing that sets this group apart from others is that all of our dogs are in foster homes. There is no shelter. I have fostered dogs, as well. This allows the human guardians to assess each dog so that we can help find the "perfect" dog for his/her forever home. Fostering helps to know a dog better and to provide some basic training. Fostering allows for an honest evaluation of a dog. As a foster parent, we also post a brief bio of the dog to our website with a photograph. I have also spoken at fund raising events, and performed home visits for prospective foster and adoptive parents. Most of the volunteers I have met are very committed to the dogs, and helping them to find new homes.

Shannon71

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've had such positive experiences with Chihuahua and Small Dog rescue. My favorite part is how they get to know the pups and help you pick one that fits with what you most want (cuddles, playful, outdoorsy, etc.) I have adopted three chihuahuas from them and they are all perfect and wonderful. I feel so lucky to have found this organization.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a veterinarian, I have worked with several rescue before, and I have been impressed with the care the dogs in Chihuahua & Small Do Rescue receive. The dogs are well cared for and no expense is spared to make sure they are healthy and ready to be adopted. The volunteers are enthusiastic and genuinely love what they are doing. This is a great organization to adopt a dog from, and an even greater one to volunteer with.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered for about a year by fostering dogs until they could find a forever home. Going to the meet and greets are a lot of fun. It was nice to meet new people and unite to work for a good cause. The board and all volunteers have such warm hearts and are willing to take the time to explain anything you need to know when fostering. They make sure to do a quick background check on foster parents to make sure that the foster is going to be in a good home and they check the people that want to rescue the dog before he/she is placed in a forever home. They make sure that every little dog is cared for and no matter what the expense will pay for the medical expenses of dogs that have higher medical costs. I also love that this organization is a true no-kill rescue. The amount of time and detail that is put into this organization shows the amount of love and passion they have for this cause.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was looking to get involved in a rescue group for small dogs and came upon Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue. After checking their website and emailing with their president, I became a foster parent and active volunteer. Their philosophy of all-foster, no-kill, and their attention to the details of making sure their little ones get placed in the best possible forever home fit perfectly with what I believe. They have partnerships with wonderful veterinarians and make sure all their rescues are well-cared-for and receive any necessary medications and healthcare. They hold frequent events to expose the little ones to the public and I attend as many of these events as I can. They are super-well organized and happy, fun, positive experiences for the dogs, the volunteers, and the public. I can't say enough good things about their leadership: Sue, Lance, and Pat. Such wonderful, dedicated, caring folks! I have very high standards when it comes to animal care, having fostered for a humane society and another rescue group in the past. CSDR is tops! Love, CyberElsa

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CSDR is one of the top rescue groups in the country. It is a no-kill rescue. Dogs are only put down due to severe illness. Unadoptable dogs are placed in permanent foster care. When dogs are rescued, they immediately receive health care and grooming. They stay in a foster home, and the foster parents work with them on any training issues. CSDR has rescued an unbelievable number of dogs and placed them in safe and loving homes. Many were rescued from shelters just before they were to be put down because their allotted time was running out. Others were rescued from puppy mills where they were isolated and kept in cages. The dogs do see to understand that they have been given another chance and express their gratitude in the form of affection for their new owners.

All volunteers and potential adopters are carefully checked. References are checked. A volunteer visits the home, gets acquainted with the family,and checks that the home is safe. CSDR keeps in touch with adopters after the adoption and volunteers are available to answer questions, assist with training, and give advice. A volunteer coordinator keeps in touch with all volunteers so that volunteers always feel part of the organization and supported.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

II was very impressed with CSDR. I loved the training, the involvement of Sue Fisher with all the events and the great care and concern that the rescue has for the dogs that they take in. Great group of volunteers - always willing to help each other out. Lots of meet and greets to get the foster dogs out to meet the public. I really enjoy working with this group.
Allison Cox

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted Lucy several years ago and had such a great experience with CSDR I became a volunteer. I love that we were matched up with the right dog. We then adopted Lola and again brought home another perfect match. CSDR really cares where the dogs are placed and I love that the dogs are in loving fosterhomes. I highly recomend CSDR.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for about 3 years and also adopted one dog. Mostly I do home visits for adopters and new volunteers, which I love. I have met some of the nicest people during home visits.

What sets Chihuahua & Small Dog Rescue apart is that all dogs go into foster homes. There is no shelter. The foster homes work with the dogs to train and socialize them so that the dogs are ready for their new forever homes. This organization also screens all new volunteers and prospective adoptive homes by sending a volunteer to do a home visit. We walk through the home and yard to ensure there are no hazards that might harm a small dog. And we talk with the family and get a feel for their lifestyles and personalities. Every volunteer also has a home visit each year to ensure that nothing has changed.

The organization provides support and benefits to volunteers with opportunities for limited health care for our own dogs. The annual volunteer dinner allows volunteers to get acquainted and form friendships as well as rewarding them for their hard work. From time to time there are learning opportunities so that we all learn more about caring for small dogs and how to train dogs, especially abused dogs.

From time to time we've been asked to take in a large number of dogs from puppy mills. These poor dogs have been kept in cages with little or no human interaction. They are bred over and over while being fed poor diets. When we get them, the dogs are bathed and checked by a vet before going to foster homes. At these times, several volunteers step up to help process the new dogs. And others volunteer to take on extra foster dogs so that we find spots for all of them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted a dog from CSDR in 2010 and have since joined the organization as a foster. The group is great, the dogs are well cared for and loved.

1 Wendy60

Client Served

Rating: 5

After we lost our beloved Zeke in December after 13 years, I just could not get over the loss. After some talking with a friend and reviewing this site, the contact between the chair person, my interviewer and the foster mom of my new BFF, I could not have asked for a better loving friend. While he doesn't replace Zeke, he has given me the chance to love yet another animal just as much. I would love to adopt another and I will when the time is right for my family. Thank you so much Chihuahua & Small Dog Rescue for taking such good of our new little family member before he came to be our new little man!

LaVerne H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for Chihuahua Small Dog Rescue for almost two years. This organization's heart is for the small dogs that are left alone in shelters, needing medical attention and love from a caring family. I have seen sweet little dogs placed in loving homes repeatedly. The homes are visited and checked for safety before the little dog is actually placed into the adoption. Chihuahua Small Dog Rescue is very cautious that each little dog is matched to the right family; depending on personalities of the littles ones as well as their adoptive family. Every placement is unique. I would recommend this organization to anyone desiring a sweet little companion. All the little rescues are adorable and are ready to give their love and receive love with a new safe home.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a dog from Chihuahua Small Dog Rescue. They took very good care of her and got her healthy before putting her up for adoption. Her foster mom helped after I adopted her with a few things too. You can tell that the volunteers have a passion for their mission and really love the dogs in their care!

Donor

Rating: 5

I volunteered for this organization interviewing prospective adoptive families, taking pictures of yards, etc. They are very concerned about the animals and want to be sure they are placed in good, long term homes. Everyone in the organization loves pets and are open to caring for them until they find good homes.

I am also an adoptive parent of a small dog rescured from a puppy mill. It has taken her quite some time to learn to play and enjoy being around people, but she is now a loving little pet. The representatives made sure I would be good for her. The organization makes sure the animal is neutered, has all shots, has no dental problems and is chipped.

This is a great organization and I will continue to work for them and help them find good homes for all the small dogs.

Lupe

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was fortunate enough to volunteer with this organization for a little more than a year. This is truly an amazing group of selfless people. Most volunteers put as much time into this organization as they did with their full time paying jobs. Yes, most of them also held down a full time job! I was touched by the generosity and care which many people cared for some of the animals that came into the Rescue. Many of the little ones came to us as neglected or physically abused dogs, but they all left with a little more trust in humanity. I also adopted a little guy. He was very shy, had trust issues and had quite a temperament. I'm happy to say that he is a valued member of my family and has come full circle. CSDR makes the world a better place.

1 Sarah R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My parents adopted a dog from the Chihuahua and Small Dog resuce, and we have adopted two. The people are amazing and they put their full hear and soul into what they do. They are truly amazing people giving of their time, home, money and other resources. They also take precious and careful time in fitting a dog with a new home to make sure the fit is best for everyone involved.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Chihuahua & Small Dog Rescue makes sure every dog is in it's peak! Every dog sees a vet to make sure it is tip top condition before it is ever considered for adoption. I know personally of dogs who have been given excellent care. Whether they are adopted immediately or not, medical care is extremely important to this organization.
They are also very careful of who gets to adopt the dogs rescued. Some of these animals have not had good experiences in the past and this organization makes sure that the future for these animals is the best possible.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I do in home visits for the Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue
in Colorado. I personally have adopted two dogs from the rescue. I would recommend them! The dogs I have adopted at two different times had been in a home and given love and medical attention that they needed before coming to me. Abbey & Sugar are wonderful dogs and I believe it is because of the Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue. I was asked to be a part of the rescue and I am pleased to be a part of putting wonderful dogs into a good home. The Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue
is the only place that I would want to adopt from again because of my personal experiences with them.

Amber W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer with Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue and the organizers of the group are amazingly dedicated to our little dogs. They give them indivdual medical attention and love and work to find the best families for each dog.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is one of the best rescues. The love and care they give these dogs is amazing. The people are wonderful, loving and caring people. They train the fosters that they take into their care and love as if they were their own personal dog.

My husband and I have been with the Rescue for not quite a year now. It is wonderful to be a part of this organization. When our first foster dog was adopeted, it was very bitter sweet because we loved him, but we knew that by fostering we had saved his life and the people who adopted him were perfect for him. We are now taking care of our third foster dog and are trying to find a wonderful home for him. We certainly plan to continue to help save dogs with the help of this organization.

1 Ginny B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As an observer of the operations of Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue, you should know that the foster families chosen for this organization are caring, nurturing, professional, and responsive to each foster dog needs and situations. Adoptable dogs are TRULY ready for adoption through this rescue organization - they are fully socialized into welcoming foster homes, cared for, and medically treated BEFORE given over to a new permanent home family. Thumbs up for Chihuahua & Small Dog Rescue Inc.

Lisa F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with Chihuahua & Small Dog Rescue on and off for sometime. I volunteered for several different positions. Foster Parent, Home Inspector, Participated at several events within the Greater Denver Area.

I have nothing bad to say about this organization! They are 100% genuine and do absolutely everything they can for these little guys and gals. I recommend them to lots of folks looking for a smaller dog because they not only are a foster care organization, but they also make sure each animal is healthy and up-to-date on everything before they are even allowed to be adopted.

This organization is one of my favorites, and I hope they continue to grow and receive more volunteers so that more small dogs have a strong and healthy chance of finding their forever homes.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My family and I were looking for an organization to make a difference in the lives of animals. We happened to go to a local Petco to buy supplies and met a volunteer and the president of the organization. I could tell immediately that this was the place to volunteer.
The Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue works hard to find quality homes for dogs. The process and procedures that are in place makes sure of that. The people that are in this organization have huge hearts that show in how they devote and dedicate themselves.
They care about all the volunteers and make sure that they are meeting their needs and have the tools that they need to take care of all the dogs.
Great place to volunteer!

1 Melody M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was looking to adopt a small dog and contacted the chihuahua & small dog rescue inc. This lovely lady came over to my home and interviewed me and showed me pictures of the available dogs for adoption. my husband and I were planning on buying a home in a few months and this was no problem for the rescue place. They waited till we were ready and finaly the day came. We drove to see some foster dogs and fell inlove with debbie. she is just a joy and we couldnt be happier with her. I became friends with the lady that interviewed me so all in all it was a wonderful exprience for me.

1 Anthony S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

After losing a beloved pet, we started looking at various rescue groups in the Denver area to use to find our next pup. The Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue Group impressed us first with their easy to review web site.

When we located a dog we were interested in, we wrote an email to inquire more information and then went to meet at local pet store during one of their adoption drives.

The staff was so passionate and kind with the treatment and presentation of the dogs, and their adoption process is very thorough to include not only a number of quaification questions, but also a home visit by one of the volunteers.

Once we "passed" all tests we were able to go pick up our new addition. That was 3 years ago, and she is such a perfect addition to our lives. The rescue group has stayed in contact with us; in fact, we go to their adoption drives from time-to-time so they can see Pammie, our newest family member and how well she is doing.

The Chihuahhua and Small Dog Rescue group is just that - they are a small group - but like most small dogs, they have an ENORMOUS heart and great passion for the work they do.

They deserve the support and attention this could bring to them, so thank you for this opportunity!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This rescue volunteers at the Petco store that I work at, and they've always been so diligent and organized every time, so I decided to start volunteering with them. They take such great care of their dogs, and everyone is made sure to have a full evaluation before they go to their forever home. This is a great rescue to volunteer, foster, and adopt from, and I highly recommend them to find your next furry friend!

Tracie W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great organization to volunteer with as well as find your new furry best friend! There are many opportunities to help out while meeting like-minded people; and perhaps even find a new member of your own household. What started out as a small grassroots team of individuals stepping up in the wake of growing population of homeless Chihuahuas and other small dogs has blossomed into a humanitarian movement that saves hundreds of lives. It is those “few” who find time within their already busy lives to give back to little ones that someone threw away or simply did not have the means to care for. Each volunteer truly makes this group magical; from the big hearts and caring faces that greet the little ones at the time of their rescue to the loving foster homes where they “recover and thrive” until their forever home is discovered. Everyone has the same goal in mind, locate, rescue, love, recuperate, and prepare the little ones for a long and loving forever home!