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Texas Chihuahua Rescue, Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Dogs

Mission: Texas Chihuahua Rescue is comprised of passionate individuals, dedicated to saving the lives of the second most euthanized dog breed in Texas. We strive to educate our community, assist our shelters, and continue to grow our organization. TXCR is here to help small dogs live big dreams.

Results: 782 dogs saved in 2018 with a goal of 850 little lives coming into our rescue in 2019. 730 Dogs adopted in 2018

Target demographics: Reduce the amount of Chihuahuas & Chi Mixes being euthanized

Direct beneficiaries per year: 782 Chihuahuas & Small breed dogs into our rescue

Geographic areas served: Southern Texas to rescue little Chihuahuas & Chi mixes

Programs: Spay & neuter, other vet services & education

Community Stories

252 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Cindy Ramsey L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We adopted Josie now called Addie Mae. She is a little pistol!! We love her personality and she eats all the time!! It’s funny because she will eat her food then she will bark at our toy poodle so he will move so she can eat his food! He just looks at her and keeps eating. It is funny to watch her. She likes all the toys to be in her bed. If our other dog is playing with a toy she runs over and tries to get it so she can take it back to her bed. We love having a baby in our house again. Texas Chihuahua Rescue is the best!!!! Cindy and Vance

Rebecca P.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted Cora from TCR this fall and it was the best decision I've ever made! She is such a blessing to my household and I will forever be grateful for TCR for rescuing, caring, and transporting her to me all the way to Cleveland Ohio!

Kenneth S.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had two dogs before finding Dobby, formerly Tilly. A purchase and a rescue. They are both fantastic and when we saw Dobby we just knew she would be a wonderful addition to our family. The staff of Texas Chihuahua Rescue both in Canada and the States were all outstanding people to deal with and Dobby has been a stellar addition. I would like to commend the people helping these dogs live better lives. Thank you. As an aside, it's been a bit cold for her since her arrival, but I'm sure she will adjust with time and lots of clothes and cuddles. I would also like to single out Diane for her help with the adoption process, you were amazing to deal with, Thank you. Also, Kelly for taking such good care of the pups on the drive and posting the update videos during the travel, much appreciated. Ken

Client Served

Rating: 5

We recently adopted our second pup from Texas Chihuahua Rescue. I cannot say enough good things about this rescue organization. Both times we dealt with amazing people who truly care about the pups they are trying to find homes for. We live in Ontario, Canada. The first time we had to go to Buffalo, NY to pick up our pup. The second time we went to Hamilton, ON as our new pup was over 8 months. Great experiences both times and we have truly found the two best, most amazing dogs ❤. We will be forever thankful and grateful for Texas Chihuahua Rescue and all the angels who work so tirelessly for them in saving all these precious dogs!

Valerie T.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’m so happy I connected with Texas Chihuahua Rescue, they are the best organization doing amazing things for theses beautiful little pups. I had such a positive experience adopting sweet Lucca. They were so responsive and answered all the my questions. I contacted many other rescues who took days to respond. Everyone is so friendly and helpful! I loved watching the transport with Kelly. Her love for these dogs is truly special. Loved all the pictures and to see Lucca and all her friends on this adventure to find their fur-ever home was priceless! Special shout out to Maureen for watching our baby during our renovation. Thank you Texas Chihauhau Rescue, we will be adopting more pups soon!!!

Marla F.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough good things about this Rescue organization. I am the proud adopted mom to my new furbaby, Gwen. From the beginning of the adoption process, reference checks, virtual home visit, contact with our adoption coordinator to the day Gwen became a Canadian, everything was so well coordinated and thought out. The adoption cost is beyond reasonable for a puppy who comes with all her shots, spayed, microchipped and with a clean bill of health. If you are thinking of a puppy, please consider rescuing. It will be the best thing that you ever did.

Pam Coen J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My experience with TXCR was amazing!! I had just lost my little doxie in July and in 2017 lost one of my beautiful Goldens. I saw a picture of little Gia on their website and I knew I had to adopt her. She is so sweet and such a wonderful addition to our little family, my 11 year old Golden and me. I can't say enough about this group. I filled out an application for adoption and after my reference and vet check were done, was quickly approved for adoption and within a little over a week I was able to pick up my sweet puppy. All the volunteers who work with this group are wonderful to work with, they want to find loving, furever homes for all these dogs. The transport team, as well, did a wonderful job bringing these babies from San Antonio to Buffalo, safe and well cared for! Such a great experience! I would definitely adopt from TXCR again and highly recommend this group!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

TXCR was amazing. We were late getting in our application, BUT they processed it quickly and with lots of time to adopt at a Saturday event. Our new family members are healthy, and happy. The TXCR was very well organized from the application process, to the adoption event itself, and then the follow up has been very supportive as well.

Rosalyn T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We were very lucky to have the opportunity to adopt Rosie aka Dreamer. She is a very important and loved member of our family. The adoption process was very organized and thorough. All the volunteers were knowledgeable and helpfull. Thank you to everyone for your commitment and compassion.

Candice T.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Texas Chihuahua helped me find my sweet amazing little girl Penny. I had been looking to rescue and was finding it so hard. When I applied at Texas Chihuahua Diane reaches out to me and was so on top of everything and made it such a pleasant experience. She waited till she found the perfect fit for my home. We are all absolutely in love with our new rescue Penny and my older dog is still learning. Thank u for all your hard work and dedication to these sweet dogs.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to Texas Chihuahua Rescue I have found the perfect addition to my family. The whole team that is apart of this organization is amazing. They are all so happy, passionate, and informative. You can tell they all care about what they do!

Because of Texas Chihuahua Rescue, I was able to find Nico (aka Rusty). He was brought right to my home city, and came vaccinated, neutered, and even microchipped! I was also provided with his health and vet records.

When transport day came, they had posted every stop, and updated every day on their journey. It was very comforting seeing my little man, and I’m sure lots of other fur mama’s and papa’s felt the same!

Throughout the whole process I was updated with so much information. Information that included, where to pick him up, what I should bring with me, what I should have for him at home. They also gave me some tips on keeping him healthy! I already had another dog at home who is 7 years old, and had learnt so much more about taking care of our beloved fur babies!

Thank you so much Texas Chihuahua Rescue! I will definitely be passing along the amazing experience I had with you!

A huge shout out to Roberta. She is such an amazing woman! Gave me such an amazing experience and provided me with so much information!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Dealing with the Texas Chihuahua Rescue was amazing right from the start! We recently lost a fur baby and our other one was diagnosed with renal failure... so our lives have been a bit heartbreaking when it comes to pets. I found a dog we were interested in and started the adoption process, but couldn’t bring myself to go through with the original adoption. Sara recommend I finish the application anyway just in case, but was extremely understanding about how we were feeling about bringing home another dog. We just didn’t feel ready yet. We competed the application with Diane over FaceTime, and dealing with her and Sara was incredible. You can tell they really love animals, especially the dogs they are trying to find homes for! They make absolute sure that they are going somewhere safe and where they will be loved. As we were approved by Dianne she said we should go to the adoption event that Saturday and see if any pup would be a good fit for us, she even went over some of the ones she knew that would enjoy a home with kids and other pets. We went on the Facebook page and fell in love with all of them- I’m pretty certain we would have brought them all home if we could! Watching the dogs travel up North was so cute, but from the photos and videos posted a special pup stood out to me-Peggy (now known as Gabi). When she walked into the room on Saturday morning I teared
up because I knew she was meant to be with our family. They pulled our number second and when we met Gabi it was love at first scratch She came home with us that day, and while it’s only been a few days since then, it feels like she has been with us forever. Her foster parents took great care of her and helped her become an amazing little girl. We feel so lucky and honored that we could join the Texas Chihuahua Rescue Adoption family... and will definitely be back to find another fur baby to help!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Every minute of our experience with this rescue has been excellent. We got lots of communication about Judy, knew lots about her in advance, and were even put in contact with her foster to get more info. Everyone was amazing to deal with and we love Judy SO MUCH and are so happy to have her.

Rebecca L.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

After having a previous coworker adopt two dogs from TXCR, I had been following the group on Facebook for quite a while. I went ahead and applied for an adoption. The application was very simple. I quickly received a response letting me know my application was received and one of the volunteers would be in contact. Later that evening, I had received another email informing me to let my vet know that the group could have access to my vet info once they were able to call. Within 24 hours of my application, I had passed half of it and was asked to complete a quick home tour over a video call. It was scheduled and very quick. Diane is amazing at organizing and getting everyone in touch and coordinated. After choosing the doggo I thought was my best fit, payment and holds were done, I was put in touch with the foster mom here in Canada and pickup was arranged.
The whole process took less than a week for me.
Foster mom Brenda was so sweet on pickup and very informative of my new pup and her personality.
It’s been 3 days in her new home.
I couldn’t have asked for a better fitting dog. She’s so relaxed and content. Happy to be around her people.
I know I made the right choice and I look forward to hopefully adopting another doggo from TXCR in the future!

Branka D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted baby Megan and we can’t praise enough the foster parents and Texas Chihuahua Rescue for the job they are doing. God bless everyone!! I am sure we’ll be back to visit at the events with our baby. As you can see she is a star and walked the red carpet at TIFF two days after she was adopted.

Debbie Rodgers W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Well I very recently lost my two furbabies 6 months apart Spice 16 and Bullet 12. I was devastated and lost and I went to a Chihuahua site just for comfort n healing and my friend Cindy Westover (Adopter n Fosterer) suggested this site on FB Texas Chihuahua Rescue Canada and they were having a event in Hamilton. Well I couldn't resist and decided to go to see what it was all about. Well I just happen to put my application just a few days before not thinking nothing was gonna happen right away for us. They were so busy adopting out those beauties that traveled all the way from Texas and each and everyone of those furbabies look so happy to be going to there forever homes.Dianne came over to me at the end and said I don't k ow if I can do anything for us I was feeling crushed , she brought someone over with higher authority and I was approved (by the way that doesn't usually happens that fast), zI started to cry with happy tears and guilt with the thought of replacing my lost loves ...well guess what ! We went home with not one but two bonded sisters Libby n Lily who I swear are heaven sent ! And I know we didn't adopt them they adopted us. Thank you all for a beautiful and humbling experience. ❤

Jessie C.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had a wonderful experience with a Texas Chihuahua Rescue! The volunteer we dealt with was amazing, so friendly and helpful!
We are from London and the process all happened through emails and FaceTime. Once we were approved, we went to Kitchener to an adoption event the next day and brought home our baby!
We have no reservations about recommending Texas Chihuahua Rescue to anyone looking for a new little family member!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My family welcomed Alabama/BAMA (formerly Acura) into our family a few weeks ago. She is the addition and we couldn't be happier. The Texas Chihuahua Rescue group were wonderful to work with. They responded to all of my questions promptly and you can tell just how much they care about the pups! Thank you for everything!

Joanna R.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are all amazing, very attentive to the pets needs and to the adopters as well. I’m so glad I came across their site, now my Greg has a companion for life. ❤️

Donor

Rating: 5

My name is Gloria, Mum to Josane Blackmore who has been fostering for Texas Chihuahua rescue. While I was visiting her she had just recieved Cookie who has now been renamed Gypsy. I had been interested in getting a small dog. So I look at it as I was at the right place at the right time and decided to adopt Gypsy. She has settled in nicely and is enjoying the good life. She loves kids and other dogs which is awesome since I have another dog and 7 cats, 5 which are rescues. She is very sweet and we have been loving having her join our family! Here are a few pictures of her as we take her with us on our adventures which she is totally enjoying!

Peggy-Jo G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much to this amazing organization. We adopted our little girl at Pawlooza in London. So many furbabies saved and given a chance at a better life. The volunteers are amazing and so passionate about the rescue. Just an amazing organization to work with. Highly recommended rescuing your next furbaby from them.

Angela L.8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Here is Nora! We adopted her from Pawlooza last week end in London Ontario. Many Many Thanks to Texas Chihauhau Rescue for bringing her with 32 other dogs to find their new homes. What an amazing organization! Nora is perfect, clever, eager to please and training her has been a breeze. I highly recommend this organization to anyone interested in sharing their life with a rescued pup from Texas

Julie B.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

We love Albany! She is a great addition to our family!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our experience with the Texas chihuahua rescue has been amazing! We would highly recommend them to anyone looking to rescue! We love our little Wyatt so much, he's now part of our family XO

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had a very positive experience with Texas Chihuahua Rescue. We adopted Melvin on August 3, 2019. We live in Ontario, Canada. The entire approval process was smooth, and done with efficiency,thoroughly, carefully and respectfully. We were appreciative and eagerly awaited updates and pictures posted of Melvin and his friends’ journey to Canada. Then on the day we received Melvin, we received a happy, well cared for pup with all his documents and medical records. We were grateful that he was neutered already, vaccinations up to-date and microchipped. Melvin is a happy boy and he brings us a lot of joy. Our sincere thanks to everyone at TXCR.

Chris H.11

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was recommended TXCR through a friend that had recently adopted their latest addition through them. I quickly fell in love and applied for Lilo previously "Hayley" and Diane from the Canadian adoption team was absolutely incredible. It really shows how passionate and caring they are about their dogs & want to ensure you are the right home for them. Diane worked really hard to help me secure Lilo & it all happened so fast. I was lucky enough to pick her up in Buffalo a week after i had applied, everything was so well organized, updates along their way up from Texas & Lilo's been an amazing addition to my little family.

Lilo has a feline sibling & they've really bonded and love to play, she's also learning really fast & is the sweetest pup.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart TXCR you guys are amazing!

Deb S.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We were first introduced to the Texas Chihuahua Rescue through a cousin who adopted a sweet little fur baby. I immediately followed them on Facebook and requested emails be sent to me of their available dogs. We initially fell in love with Mimi but unfortunately she was not ready for her forever home as she was fear aggressive. The volunteers were so amazing they called me and explained everything and suggested another pup that would be a perfect fit for our family and boy oh boy were they right!!!
We were so excited for adoption day to arrive! We counted the days till we could hold the new addition to our family. Watching the doggy bus pull into the parking lot when that day arrived was just amazing! We couldn’t hold back our excitement!! When we first met our sweet baby girl we instantly fell in love with her! She was so tiny and so sweet!! We decided to change her name from Magnolia to Teeka and she picked up on It within the first day. She immediately bonded with everyone in our family including our bichon Buddy and she is the love of our lives now! She gets spoiled rotten with hugs and kisses and of course lots of toys! It’s such a great feeling knowing that we saved this little one and changed her life forever!! I hate to even think what her life was like living on the streets, constantly searching for her next meal and always looking over her shoulder. Thank God for the Texas Chihuahua Rescue for saving her and caring for her before we adopted her. Now she can relax wrapped up in big fuzzy blankets and enjoy being spoiled and pampered like the princess she is!! Thank you so much to all the volunteers at the Texas Chihuahua Rescue both here in Canada as well as the United States. The border sure doesn’t stop the love for these animals! They are all true hero’s giving so much of themselves to this great cause!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I Kali is fitting in so well with us here in Ontario. She loves everyone she meets and her big lab brother and cat brother love her beautiful personality. We are so happy we have her with us.
The TCR was so helpful and professional in making our adoption go smoothly. What a fantastic organization! Thank you TCR!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We’ve had St. Bernard’s and when our last one died at age 10 we decided to rescue and ended up on Texas Chihuahua rescue site by accident. What amazing people todeal with can’t imagine our life without our little Finnegan. We adopted him September 2018 And it feels like he’s been part of our life for a long time. Thank you Texas Chihuahua rescue!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a new family member from TCR and couldn't be more pleased with my little girl as well as the support of the rescue during the process and after I picked my little girl up. Bella is a delight and a great little sister for my Winter.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have no experience with small dogs. My last 2 were rottweilers, finding myself dogless for first time in 20 years, We decided to go much smaller. I had no idea on breed but I knew I prefer a clean face. Chihuahuas were smaller than planned so I set out to find a larger one. Found this site online and I could not stop looking. My husband agreed to whatever would stop my heartbreak of losing last pet. Everyday I looked at available dogs and showed my husband. I loved Victoria on sight but wanted an adult. My short list was cut in half because of pending adoptions. Victoria was still available. I admit I cried. From the vet checks to home check video I was blown away at the thoroughness and the care that goes into these babies. I had a 4 hour drive after a sleepless night and waited an extra hour due to traffic. The moment I saw Victoria I started crying. She was everything I never knew I needed. She is nothing like I thought a small dog would be. She is a bigger girl and perfect for my active life. My vet got hugs and kisses, after her check up. And I have taken her for walks and laughed as she splashed in the ditch. I have had her less than a week and she has my heart and eyes that look into my soul. I tell everyone about texaschihuahuarescue.org and am waiting till my husband agree on another Angel

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was looking into getting a small dog. It was quite by accident I came across the Texas Chihuahua rescue. I contacted them stating I would be interested in adopting. I was contacted immediately. I was told about the adoption process. It was so easy. I had to cross the border to pick up my new dog but it was fast. I now have the most wonderful dog. I would absolutely adopt again from this organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing organization to adopt from. Amazing people, I will adopt from their organization again when I am ready for another dog.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We adopted 4 from TXCR and they are the best !
They are honest regarding dogs temperament/personality so you know if they’ll be a good match.
We are grateful for all they do & grateful for Kiwi, Oliver, Jellybeans & Parker !!

Stacey Cavanaugh T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had been following Texas Chihuahua Rescue on Facebook for a while and when the opportunity came along to adopt a dog, I knew I wanted to go through them. The process was quick and easy. Texas Chihuahua Rescue was so friendly and supportive. We love Penny and can not imagine life without her. Thank you Texas Chihuahua Rescue for all that you do for the dogs.