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Texas Chihuahua Rescue, Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals

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: 759 dogs saved in 2017 with a goal of 850 little lives coming into our rescue in 2018. 672 Dogs adopted in 2017

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

Direct beneficiaries per year: 759 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

156 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

TXCR Rock! They were amazing to deal with through the whole adoption process. Tons of communication to keep me in the loop on what was needed, next steps and how to be prepared. They do amazing work and you can tell they really care about their dogs and the families that are adopting. They were kind, patient and knowledgeable and I enjoyed my experience so much I'm keeping in touch with our coordinator and am considering becoming a volunteer with them.

Honestly, the only hard part was waiting for our new fur baby to arrive from Texas!

Thanks TXCR. You guys are awesome!

1 Mary D.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

The adoption process was easy to follow and they were very quick to process the application. Communication and pictures were provided so you could watch your new family members final journey home. We adopted such a sweet little dog. She is very healthy and happy. Pick up day had so much positive energy, and there were tears of happiness. I am extremely happy and hope by recommending this rescue to other we can help save more lives.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

TXCR is an amazing nonprofit filled with love and dedication to rescue homeless dogs! The volunteers always answer my questions in a timely fashion and with professionalism. This is my first time adopting a dog and I am glad I chose to help a dog in need from TXCR.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Sparrow March 2017. The experience was seamless, organized and very professional. These people run a very amazing organization and do it with a smile.
Highly recommend!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted a dog from this group and the experience was amazing. What these people do for these dogs and how respectful and kind they are is truly admirable, so much so that I am now a volunteer with them. Highly recommended!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

A month ago i was looking for a dog. My dog had died suddenly from heart failure. I came actoss Texas Chihuahua Rescue on the web. It is a wonderful caring organization. I adopted Zumba which i later changed to Claire. The people that transported her to us in Connecticut were great also. We are so happy with our girl. We just love her so much. We brought her to our Vet to get her established as a patient. They said she was in perfect health and well cared for. TCR is the absolute best rescue.

1 Linda Maledon F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our 16 year old chihuahua passed away on October 30, 2017. We were heartbroken as was his 8 year old chihuahua "sister". Finally, in February we decided to adopt another chihuahua. I had heard about Texas Chihuahua Rescue from a friend and contacted them online. I filled out an application and we were interested in a specific little dog. Our application was approved a couple days later, but by then the first little dog had been adopted. We decided to go to Petsmart where Texas Chihuahua Rescue is most Saturdays. We found Joey (previously named Doyle), a chihuahua mix. He is a great addition to our family and the entire process was very efficient and organized. I high recommend this group. Linda and Paul Fletcher

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Client Served

Rating: 5

TOTALLY PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION, PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE HELPING DOGS! I am so thankful and grateful for this wonderful dog that came to us. Exactly the personality as described. A big thanks to whoever fostered this young dog, you did a great job. A big thanks to Shirley as well for keeping us is the loop and getting us in and out so quick so that I could make it to work as well. Totally thankful for all TXR's co-operation! Many thanks!

1 Wendy G.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

We found TXCR to be very friendly and helpful when providing information about the adoption process. As a Canadian family adopting from an American Charity, we had many more questions about the process. TXCR representatives was always available and willing to answer any questions. At our first vet visit, our vet was very impressed with what the rescue had done for the pup prior to our adoption. Our family was so happy with our first adopted pup and the adoption experience that we adopted a second pup a few months later.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I started looking for a rescue dog to adopt and I came across Texas Chihuahua Rescue website. I read their story and was very impressed and grateful that such wonderful people are out there rescuing these beautiful dogs. My application process went fairly quickly and I was approved to adopt within a couple of days. On the website I found my sweet little Diego (aka Shaq) who is only 4.5 lbs and a wonderful dog. My adoption fee included his neutering, all vaccinations, microchip and transportation to Canada. I am so happy that I was able to find Diego, he is a wonderful dog who loves to cuddle and play with his fur brother.

Thank you Texas Chihuahua Rescue and all the volunteers who take the time for these wonderful dogs.

1 Dawn E.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

In October I adopted my 10 years young chihuahua Mattie from TCR. I am an advocate of dog adoption and rescue, and wanted to adopt an older dog, but I quickly got discouraged by the alarming number of puppies or young dogs for adoption through other rescues. A woman I work with adopted her dog from the TCR, so I decided to have a look at the dogs for adoption in my region. The TCR web site is an excellent resource. They provide colour photos of all the adoptable dogs, with a detailed description about their age, background and temperament. I filled out their on-line adoption form and was impressed at Maureen's quick response to my email. She answered all my questions immediately and within 48 hours of filling out an application TCR had contacted my references and emailed me about a home visit. Within days a lovely volunteer visited my home to confirm that I am not a hoarder or running a puppy mill. I was so pleased at their attention to the needs of the animals after adoption. The adoption fee is slightly higher than other rescues ($500) but worth every penny for the peace of mind it brought me to have someone take care of all the details. Pick up is at a local cafe and when I arrived I was greeted by a throng of tiny dogs and a warm welcome from their owners, many of whom are also volunteers. It was a relaxed atmosphere, organized chaos, but such a great introduction to my new dog. I continue to enjoy Maureen's email messages and updates about TCR. I would like to get more involved when time allows because they are the best adoption organization I have ever worked with. Until then I am enjoying the newest member of my family who has been such a blessing. I have Texas Chihuahua Rescue to thank for connecting me with this lovely girl (see attached Mattie's first Christmas in Hamilton).

Client Served

Rating: 5

In February of 2017, we were looking to expand our family with the addition of another dog. We found the Texas chihuahua rescue online and got in contact with a volunteer in Hamilton. The volunteers helped with all our questions and concerns so we would feel supported and comfortable with our decision. We are so appreciative of their role in helping us find the perfect fit for our family and their continued support. It feels like we didn’t just add a new member to our family but the rescue group welcomed us into theirs.

Hollen B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our experience with Texas Chihuahua Rescue was amazing. Right from the first point of contact with a volunteer. We adopted a sweet little dog that is perfect for our family and we can’t imagine life without her now. We really feel that we have helped to save a life and the volunteers at Texas Chihuahua Rescue make you feel that way. They’re an amazing organization that helps so many animals and I truly feel that any animal is lucky to end up with them. We are grateful for what they did for our little girl and very grateful for all the other animals they have saved. Thank you for all your heart filled work and we hope you continue to get support from lots of good people!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We adopted Finnegan aka Guppy in August 2017. Texas Chihuahua Rescue made the whole process so easy and smooth. We were able to communicate with his foster mom and see pics and videos while we waited for him to come to Canada. We absolutely adore Finnegan, he has been an unbelievable addition to our family! One thing I have to say is Finnegan is not happy with the cold weather here in Canada lol...always has a coat or sweater on when going out.

Shirley37

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted Daisy from TXCR in May 2015. She is an amazing addition to our lives and by adopting Daisy it lead me to volunteer with the TXCR. Volunteering was a way to fulfill my love and passion for rescue dogs looking for their furever homes. I currently volunteer for the Canadian chapter. I am honoured to be part of this amazing team who are so very dedicated to the cause. Not only that, they are the most kind and caring group of people who all share the same love and passion as I do.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I just adopted Daisy from the Texas Chihuahua Rescue. The staff and volunteers in Texas (and Ontario) are awesome to say the least. The staff and volunteers dedication goes above and beyond what is required of them. The love and care is apparent with each and every dog that they rescue. I cannot say enough good things about this organization. Please adopt from this rescue!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to thank Texas Chihuahua Rescue for making my first experience a great one! Tracy was awesome and so were all of the ladies I dealt with. I cannot thank you enough for our newest family member Bean formerly Royce. He's quite the character.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been following Texas chihuahua rescue for about a year now, definitely one of the most amazing organizations I have dealt with. These people are absolutely amazing saving hundreds, and thousands of dogs lives and helping them find their forever homes out of their own good will. Adopting Vegas has been such an amazing easy going and experience, I would do it over and over again. I can’t wait to meet my girl on March 17th. Thank you TXCR for everything you do!!!!!!

Trina M.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I stumbled upon the Texas Chihuahua rescue one day at work while looking online to adopt a dog. I already have a 10 year old chihuahua and always wanted to adopt another.

I found Peyton on the available puppies page. She was everything I always wanted. A terrier/chihuahua mix, blonde and young. I would have adopted a older dog, however was nervous how my senior would react. I submitted my application and by 11 PM that night she was mine.

2 weeks past and it was finally time to pick her up in Buffalo. I was met by Maureen and her many volunteers. It was the most effortless process I have EVER experienced, and considering all that was involved in getting my puppy from Texas to Ontario, that says a lot.

Peyton has filled a missing piece of the puzzle for my little family. She is the best thing I have ever done, and I know I will eventually adopt another or foster some in need chihuahua. I have also become a volunteer for the organization and donate on a monthly basis to help support them any way possible!!!!

Thank you Texas Chihuahua Rescue for all that you do. You are truly angels on earth.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This was one of the best decisions of my life! I stumbled upon the Texas Chihuahua rescue on a Monday at work. I have a 10 year old tea cup chihuahua and was always looking to add another addition, however, it had to be a puppy. Within hours of finding the page, I had already submitted a application to adopt Peyton. At 10PM that night, I was contacted and advised she was still available, and would be placed on a hold for me. I paid for her the next day. The worst part was waiting for her!!

I was sent updates throughout the week, along with a guide on what to expect and the process she was going through ( vet check, neutered, her chip and so on).

They were even so kind to send pictures and a short video of all the dogs as they left on transport day !

We arrived in Buffalo at 6:30 AM and within a hour we were on our way home.

This was the EASIEST process I've ever done, and in the end, we saved her little life.
Shes now happy to be at her forever home, where she can now be a puppy!

Susan B.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you to Maureen and all the staff and volunteers at Texas Chihuahua Rescue for the great work they do in safely finding and transporting these little miracle dogs to their forever homes. I adopted this sweet angel, Leone, in October 2017 and she is truly a joy. All my previous dogs over the years were all rescues, but Leone is by far the best behaved and smartest! The foster homes that TCR find are obviously very good dog handlers with great patience and understanding.
TCR is truly a well organized, loving and dedicated rescue. If only all "rescues" were this good, there would be a lot less need.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had a great experience with the Texas Chihuahua Rescue and Texas Chihuahua Rescue Canada from the start to finish of the adoption of our new little pup Wave. Even after the adoption was competed they still continue to be there for us and want to see updates. We can't say enough great things about them. Thank you TCR/TCR-C!!