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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

139 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been looking for a small dog to adopt for some time. I learned about Texas Chihuahua Rescue through my internet search.
I cannot tell you how wonderful our experience has been. From the time we signed up, to the time we finally brought our Bree home. The people that assisted me, mainly Shirley Crouse went above and beyond to make our adoption smooth and worry free. From the countless emails to phone calls, she was incredible.
If anyone is looking to adopt a smaller dog, Texas Chihuahua Rescue is the way to go. The love they have for these animals is amazing. What a team!!!

Our Bree has blended with our family like I could only have dreamed of. We just love her and so does our older dog, Bentley. They have already formed this bond that is just magical. I am forever grateful to Texas Chihuahua Rescue!

Client Served

Rating: 5

On Sept 23 we adopted a beautiful little chihuahua from this rescue organization.We live in Ontario Canada so it takes a lot of work by all these wonderful people to get these little pups here from Texas.Right from the first email when we enquired about the whole process everyone was extremely helpful and informative.It was a great experience every step of the way,right from getting information on individual dogs to best suit our family,to the actual application process,the whole experience was a very positive one.We drove to Buffalo to pick up our puppy where we met the hard working volunteers who put in countless hours to find the perfect homes for these little ones.This is with no doubt the best rescue organization out there they save countless lives and make so many families happy.I would recommend Texas Chihuahua Rescue to anyone whose looking for a new family member you will be saving a life and meeting some amazing people in the process.We will always be greatful to you all and will continue to support this rescue agency as much as we can so they can continue the wonderful work they do everyday.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted Delilah July 29, 2017. She is the sweetest little girl and has the most loving demeanor. I bring her to work with me every day and she is always welcomed with smiles and attention from my coworkers.

The Texas Chihuahua Rescue placed Delilah with a foster family before she came to Ontario. This family got to know her and described her personality perfectly. This is the first interaction I've had with this agency and everything went so smoothly. Maureen was very helpful and even though I've had no issues, I know that she is there if I should need her.

When I am ready to expand my canine family, I will be checking in with The Texas Chihuahua Rescue again to find a friend for Delilah. Thank you for making adoption so easy! This is one of the best decisions I've ever made.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Ive adopted twice from texas chihuahua rescue. Both dogs were the perfect fit in my life. The rescue is so helpful. They really care about the dogs. I love the organization so much that i volunteer now.

Nikki L.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted from TXCR in September. I was in the hospital and struggling to make it through each day. I contacted them, looking for a companion. I told them what I was looking for and within minutes I received a response. TXCR found me my Lou, she is exactly what I needed to help me through each day. I can’t thank them enough for bringing her into my life. This rescue works tirelessly to find the right homes for these deserving dogs. In my opinion they are earth angels, saving lives on a daily basis.

Corinna Kowalewicz G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We stumbled across the TXCR by accident after reading an article in a local Hamilton Ontario newspaper. We checked out their FB site and immediately liked what we saw. A real community feel. So many dogs in need plus they had a transport to our area every few weeks. My daughter and I started looking and then we saw "her" We fell in love with that face right away and started the adoption process. Everything was so smooth and everyone so helpful. After a home visit/ reference check and vet call by the rescue we were approved. A few short weeks later we finally met "Fancy" She has been everything we could have ever hoped for. The foster did a wonderful job and her description was very accurate. We cannot imagine our home without Fancy. She sleeps every night on my daughters bed and absolutely adores my husband and he her. Thank you Texas Chihuahua Rescue for everything you do. These dogs are lucky to have you working so very hard for them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a chihuahua-corgi 3 yr-old dog from Texas Chihuahua Rescue, and it's been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life! I've even volunteered to foster for them because of my beautiful experience and my desire to save these little angels' lives. Their adoption and fostering applications are thorough and responsible...they really do care about placing the dogs with the right adopter. I strongly recommend them...they truly do beautiful work!

Maureen W.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer in Canada with Texas Chihuahua Rescue. They are a very organized, honest and caring organization. Their application process ensures great homes for their dogs by checking vet records, personal references and home visits. They don't just find homes for their dogs, they find GREAT homes! They are a very compassionate group, and treat their adopters with the utmost respect and courtesy, right from the top of the organization to the bottom. The parent organization holds all of their chapters to the same high standard as they hold themselves.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I rescued my chihuahua Paris through Texas Chihuahua Rescue in July of 2017. Leading up to bringing my dog home to Canada, TXCR was extremely organized and helpful in ensuring that the transition with my new pup would go smoothly. Paris has been an incredible addition to my life, and the continuous follow ups from TXCR make me feel like I have a community I can rely on for support whenever I need it. I am truly thankful for the work that they do, and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a sweet new companion.

Nat C.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

So helpful throughout the entire process! They care so much about the animals. Would highly recommend dealing with this fantastic organization!

Patricia C.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We had the great privilege of adopting Poncho from this amazing rescue. We couldn't be happier with this little guy. He is so well adjusted and has such a wonderful disposition. They made everything simple and straight forward. They are a very professional organization and the dogs are well taken care of before they find their forever homes. Thank you Texas Chihuahua Rescue.

kkpetrixoxo

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi everybody! Back in November I adopted from the Texas chihuahua rescue. Her name is Amaretto and I could be more happy to have her every part of my family. I knew deep down I was going to adopt another one I just needed to find one that their story really melted my heart. I came across Swayze story and I knew right away that this had to be the one in I message them right away and they responded that there was no holes on him yet even though there were so many comments and likes on Facebook still nothing. So right away I said hold him for me and that was it. February 17th I brought him to his furever home.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so thankful to have found this wonderful and amazing rescue! They go above and beyond to find the right homes for these fur babies! They take great care along with the foster Moms who treat these babies as if they were their own! They get to know the ones they rescue before they go up for adoption.
I lost my girl in August of 2017 and my life changed in an instant. A piece of me died when she was killed by a hit and run and passed in my arms. I realized the only way to get out of my depression was to rescue another. Reading about the disasters and too many dogs in Texas, I came across this rescue on Facebook! I found Monet on here I knew she had to be mine. They sent extra pictures and videos of her Which were awesome to do! I then came across Amaretto and decided to adopt her as well. I was so very excited to be able to rescue these two babies! Unfortunately something had happened to me and I asked a question and I lost Monet because of it! I realize how hard everyone works to help these fur babies find homes. I wish with all my heart that they would tell me that she is able to come after all. If it was only explained when I asked, Monet for SURE would not have lost out being a part of my family.
Anyways, the day of transport was such an exciting day. I couldn't wait to meet Amaretto! When I saw her she came into my lap and licked away with her wagging tail! She met my boyfriend and his 2 puppy Shepherds ( which thought she was a live toy), his older Shepherd , my kids and my other pets and they all get along great! It was instant love for us all! Her past is her past she has left that behind to enjoy and be loved in the future! She is an absolute treasure in all that she does and loves to sleep under the covers beside me with Tabo! :0) I can't wait for her to see the snow even though she does NOT like the cold now! lol People ask how can you decide based on a photo. I say, its that and their story too and you get more satisfaction from adopting because you truly save a life! Most of these dogs never felt love, a warm home, food in a bowl and for them to be able to express love from where they came from is truly amazing! My dogs are my world, they thank me every day for giving them a permanent home and I thank them back for rescuing me!
THANK YOU TXCR ! Highly recommend!
Karen P
Bolton, ON

Client Served

Rating: 5

Absolutely amazing experience! From start to finish, the care for the dogs are the top priority. I am so grateful for my new friend.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Texas Chihuahua Rescue is an amazing organization. Everyone is extremely friendly and helpful. They made the adoption process a breeze and I could not be happier with my new addition. They followed up to make sure everything is going well and address any questions within minutes. Thank you for all you do for these dogs!

Alex D.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

We recently adopted our little darling Daisie from Texas Chihuahua Rescue. We live in Toronto, Canada. We were blown away by the process. How this amazing team of volunteers works together to get these dogs adopted halfway across the continent is just a beautiful thing. Thank you for everything you do!

Janet W.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Holly entered our life and it's like she's always been a part of it. I wanted a puppy and couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. I googled puppy adoption websites and found Texas Chihuahua Rescue. I searched through photos and found a puppy I wanted, when i asked about him, he had already been adopted but was told about another litter of puppies that needed homes. As soon as i saw Holly (Freedom) I knew she had to be a part of our home. The process was so easy and smooth, the hardest part was waiting the 2 weeks until we could go and get her. She's only been in our house 4 days and is so smart and learning so much every day. I love coming home to her puppy kisses. Thankyou TCRI for our puppy and saving so many dogs lives. Forever grateful. Janet

Client Served

Rating: 5

My mom and stepdad adopted Baby for me for my 22nd birthday and surprised her to me. She has been the highlight of my year and I only got her last week. I am so thankful for this little ball of life she’s the sweetest puppy, we’re really so lucky to have her