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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

74 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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!

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!