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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: 611 dogs saved in 2016 with a goal of 750 little lives coming into our rescue in 2017.

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

Direct beneficiaries per year: 611 Chihuahuas into our rescue

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

Programs: Spay & neuter, other vet services & education

Community Stories

99 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

After I lost my sweet girl, Spunky, after 16 years, my heart aches. I had my fiance's dog, a giant pittie, but I still missed my small dog. For months I looked for a reputable rescue to find a chi girl who I could give a sweet home too. One day, just scrolling through my Facebook, Aponi, now known as Vader, popped up on my screen with her big gorgeous eyes and floppy ears. I knew I had to put in an application, but knew it would probably get denied due to the fact I have a Pit in the house. To my surprise, two days later, I got a call saying I got her! My mom and I drove out to pick up this sweet girl and she's been our little wild child ever since. I love this sweet girl more than words can describe. She isn't a replacement to the girl I lost, she's an addition and she has a little Chihuahua guardian angel always looking out for her. Thank you TXCR for allowing me to give this girl a home full of love.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Texas Chichuahua is an awesome organization. They have amazing fosters and transporters and always do whatever it takes to find loving homes for these sweet misfortunate babies. I have adopted two little babies from them and love them to death. Their vet that they use does excellent work to ensure they are well vetted.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have fostered for TXCR several times, and have enjoyed the experience. My latest foster, Persephone, is just such a cutie, and fit in so well with my pack, that I joined the ranks of 'foster fails' and adopted her. Even though she is not a Chi (she is a Pekingese), TXCR stepped in to save this sweetie, when contacted by the local SNAP (Spay Neuter Clinic), who found her and her son abandoned in their parking lot. TXCR does an amazing job rescuing, vetting, and caring for hundred of Chi's, mixes and honorary Chi's each year. They always do what is in the best interests of the dog, including providing often expensive medical care (dentals, as well) to every dog that needs it. Many rescue groups leave some or more of this care to the new adopters. I highly recommend TXCR as a reputable and caring organization to adopt from.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I just adopted a chihuahua mix through Texas Chihuahua Rescue, and the process exceeded all my expectations. I contacted them after seeing some of their available pets on AdoptAPet, They were extremely responsive from the beginning to the end to all my inquiries and questions. I ultimately adopted a 13 week old puppy, who had to be transported from Texas to Pennsylvania. She was not ready for travel for about a month, and during this waiting period, I was kept informed of the next steps, and very quickly had all my questions answered. TXCR took care of all the arrangments, and everything went perfectly. She arrived at the location and time that was designated, and it was obviously her trip north on a van full of rescues went very smooth. She was happy and healthy, and so ready to go to her forever home. It was obvious that her foster family took great care of her as she is calm, loving, and very sociable. The ladies transporting the dogs were angels. I even got a "check in" email the following morning. I would HIGHLY recommend this rescue organization to anyone. Through the process, it was apparent that the organization and its affiliates (including extended people, like fosters, transporters, and veterinarians) are made up of many individuals who truly believe in what they are doing and provide the best care to their rescues. I couldn't be happier.

Client Served

Rating: 5

You can't find a more friendly, helpful, quick to respond group of people who love what they do. We had been searching for a puppy to complete our little family and so many charities were very hard to get a hold of. Texas Chihuahua Rescue responded almost instantly to our emails and were very informative and patient in answering all my questions.

When the big day finally arrived to bring our little puppy home we were greeted by so many smiling excited faces at the pick up point. Everyone was so excited for us. Our little pupper is perfect.

Muggsy is so clam, I can tell that she was so well socialized and loved, it has made her transition into our lives seamless. Everyone at this organization loves what they do, and it shows in how well adjusted this little puppy is.

I can't recommend them enough.
:) Nicole, Devin + Muggsy

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've always wanted a chihuahua but already had 2 older dogs . I recently lost my 13 year old
Cockapoo. I did not want a puppy mill dog and did not trust breeders which were way too expensive.ive found Texas Chihuahua rescue, Inc on line . I found a 4 month old chihuahua mix . Mercedes was her name but we changed it to Nugget.She is absolutely wonderful.She is
happy and healthy. I look forward to adopting another one when it is time for my older cairn
to leave this world. I will for sure use this rescue again. I do not have a photo at this time,
Sorry.
Sincerely, Sandra Yarnall and Nugget

Client Served

Rating: 4

Texas Chihuahua Rescue exceeds my expectations and by far an incredible organization! I was looking for a loving friend for our other dog and we received much more then that! Our new little girl is an amazing dog with a big heart. We love everything about her even her sweet kisses! Texas Chihuahua Rescue made this adventure an experience to treasure and if I ever look for another dog, I know just where to go!! Thank you Texas Chihuahua Rescue!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I would highly recommend Texas Chihuahua Rescue to anyone! This rescue organization does a great job of providing factual, accurate information about the dogs and puppies in their care, in order to find the best match for both the dog and the family.
I found this rescue (in Canada) when searching on Petfinder. We wanted to adopt a young dog, as opposed to buying from a breeder. I would encourage everyone to seriously consider this route. There are so many great dogs out there that need homes.
My questions throughout the adoption process were handled in a timely fashion, and very professionally. I was able to find out more info about our dog from the foster mom. We will forever be grateful to this fantastic rescue for our sweet pup Izzy (formerly Icee). She is a cuddly, people-oriented dog that is so smart. The volunteers here are incredible. From the foster moms/dads, to the transport and admin/organizers; they do a fantastic job.
Texas Chihuahua rescue takes in all kinds of breeds (Izzy is a mix); so please like their Facebook page(s). If you are in Canada, like their Texas Chihuahua Rescue - Canada page for up to date info about available dogs. The adoption process is very organized. The dogs are transported to their furever homes through the rescue, and this fee is included in the adoption fee.
I would recommend this rescue to anyone wanting to adopt. We are so happy with our experience and our sweet pup!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I love Texas Chihuahua Rescue! I love our compassion for savings seniors, little dogs that are in peril and all the Chihuahuas & mixes we take in. We have the most amaxing foster homes that help us until we can find furever homes for the dogs we rescue. Our partnership with a team in Canada is helping us find more homes for the dogs we rescue. We are so fortunate to have a wonderful Facebook following to help us find the funds to care for these dogs!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our sweet Thea is a 3 year old chi mix, and owes her life to TXCR. She was found by them in a shelter, pregnant and on death row. The took her in, helped her to deliver her puppies safely, and then fostered her for over a year while she battled some stubborn heartworms. When she was listed for adoption, we fell in love. The rescue team was so incredibly helpful and warm throughout the interview and adoption process. They delivered her to our home, where she was a perfect fit for our family. She has been so gentle and loving with myself, my partner, and our 5 year old daughter. She has such an incredible temperament, sleeping in all of our laps, soaking up the snuggles, and basking in the love. She is quiet, incredibly well behaved both indoors and outdoors, walks so well on her harness thst our daughter is able to walk her with zero trouble. We cannot believe how lucky we are to have found her, and the entire TXCR team. We could not have asked for a better match, and feel so much gratitude towards these wonderful people for enriching our lives with Thea's presence. This rescue will be our go to for any future fur babies, no questions about it. They are angels, and they have given us such a beautiful gift. Thank you, team, for saving our sweet girl, and for fostering her thorough her most trying times. You are truly changing lives with all you do.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have adopted 2 adorable Chis from TCR,I and have not regretted either adoption. We adopted ChaCha 2 years ago after loosing our precious Chiquita. We recently adopted a Senior Chi, Evie. ChaCha was adopted as a Therapy dog for my husband who had been diagnosed with Anxiety and she visits him in the hospital when he is there. She is a Beautiful, smart and Loving little Chi. I When I saw Evie's picture she just tugged at my heart and I knew she would live the rest of her years with us in Utopia Texas. She is deaf and probably around 14 years old. She barks at us when she needs to potty or eat. Her big round eyes follow us everywhere. ChaCha & Evie love to play "Chase Mz Kittie" Evie still haven't decided about Big dog brother, Bear & Big dog Sister, LOla and just watches BIG cat Brother Turk. When she sees me in the kitchen, she follows me and watches me with those Big Beautiful Black eyes. She has taken to our home as if she had lived here her whole life. We love both our girls. TCRI is an incredible group of loving humans, doing an impossible job trying to ease the suffering of some of the Homeless dogs. If you're contemplating getting a Chihuahua or any pet PLEASE RESCUE instead of buying. Too many Homeless dogs & cats get put down.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We just wanted to say thank you so much for giving us Indie. My wife would go to our local Petsmart every saturday to look at Chihuahuas and when she saw India (now Sandy) she fell in love. She is such a sweet girl! She is getting along very well with our two Golden Retrievers.
Again, thank you for taking your time come to our house and trusting us to take care of her.

Best Regards, Gary And Yoshiko Penton.

Donor

Rating: 5

Texas Chihuahua Rescue is by far the most incredible group of compassionate people I have ever encountered. I adopted a little chi from Texas and he was safely transported all the way to Burlington, Ontario just a few days ago. During the adoption process, after the adoption was confirmed, and even after my little chi's arrival, Texas Chihuahua Rescue continued to support and walk me through everything. They are so easy to communicate with and try their hardest to be there when you need them, or even when you don't need them! They check in with me to see how everything is going. I'm so grateful to be a part of their extended family! And I love my Chi, Kalvin!

3 Amanda270

Client Served

Rating: 5

I wasn't really looking for another furbaby. But I came across your facebook page. And just couldnt resist. I applied for one of the chihuahuas. But he was adopted to another family. I was just a little sad. But then there she was. Journey AKA Farah. Oh she was so stinking cute. So I thought... Should I apply again for this one? So I did. I got "the phone call" Lots of questions. And rightfully so. Wouldnt have wanted it any other way. Tamie was so nice. So I waited. And then. I get another phone call. I was able to adopt Journey. I was so happy. She has been a blessing. We love her so much. And the adoption transition went awesome. Not having to worry if she had any kind of illness was a BIG plus. This Chihuahua rescue makes sure they are completely healthy before being adopted. Here is a photo of our sweet Journey.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great group they are so friendly and helpful, they are so great with these puppy's and helping them find homes. We have had our new puppy Izzy almost a month and love and spoil her to death, big thank you to all of the people involved with this great group ❤Debby

Client Served

Rating: 5

My sister fosters through this rescue and I always watched online for a dog. When Lolly showed up I told my sister about her and she went over and got her from her foster mom. My sister flew her up to Minnesota, where she currently lives with her brother Monkey. I could have asked for a better sister for him. They are inserperable and love each other so much! Thank you so much for saving her and all the lives that you have!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Everything you could hope for in a rescue organization. Caring, loving, professional, proving excellent medical care and forever homes for the most euthanized breed of dog, and staffed entirely by volunteers. I don't remember how I found out about TXCR, but have followed them on Facebook for some time. When 2 little Chiweenies were posted, both with birth defects to their front legs, I commented "I would love to take them but I live in Kentucky". "We transport" said the Director. I am now the exhausted owner of 2- 5 month old Chiweenies who have taken over my house, my heart, and my pack. I will highly recommend you consider adopting one of the sweet Cheeps that have been rescued and cared for by this wonderful organization. And remember, you can't have just one Chihuahua. They're small, so you need 2 or 3 of them~ Terry Baker

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I want to thank Texas Chihuahua Rescue for giving me the great opportunity to adopt 6 furbabies!!! They gave me the most amazing experience of love, my furbabies just fill my heart everyday!! Thank you for your hard work, for love and care about the homeless furbabies, God Bless You!!!! ❤

2 Cara17

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had the absolute most remarkable experience with the Texas Chihuahua Rescue foundation and the fantastic people whom work there. I now am the proud mother of 2 beautiful little xolos whom without this organization would likely not have had the opportunity at a second chance. I am glad that there are like minded people out there whom have taken the thought, care and selflessness to protect and nurture those little creatures a lot less fortunate and ensure they find happy, forever homes (I would say furever homes, but that fact that mine do not have hair makes that statement a little odd). I wanted to share some pictures of these lovely little ones, Truffles and Morty. I am so glad that they are now a part of my life.

John422

Client Served

Rating: 5

I too am a client of Texas Chihuahua Rescue and a contributor to this wonderful organization. Almost a year ago our Chihuahua of 16 years passed away on December 4th. My wife and I were not looking to replace our beloved little guy. He was special and unique as with any beloved member of the family, even if they wear fur. One day, after Christmas I was doing a few searches on rescue sites. I came across Texas Chihuahua Rescue (TCR). There was a senior female who lost her human companion and was being fostered by TCR late October, 2015. Many attempts were made to find her a home but she is partially blind, poor hearing and a senior. Looking for a home with no children and someone who could be at home most of the day. Spoke to my wife and we submitted an application, shortly had a reply and then a phone conversation. We were reviewed, to make sure this senior girl would go to a good home. The Foster did not want her going to just any home and we had to meet the foster. She wanted the final decision for the adoption before she turn over her to us. We assured we were perfect and we could provide her (then Bitsy) a good home. We drove to San Antonio, passed A H-R’s (Foster) approval and took (now) Chloe home with us on January 2nd, her new birthday date. Meeting the team was a very pleasant experience. I am glad I had the opportunity to meet several TCR members. It took Chloe a few weeks to adjust to her new home. We just finished building a new home and moved in this past September. Think she likes the new house. In a corner of the Garage floor, it has her paw print when the foundation was poured. Chloe has a comfortable life, great vet care with regular visits. Lots of loving from us and in return she loves us to. Soon, there will be a second adoption from TCR, next week!
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Texas Chihuahua Rescue rescues many Chihuahua’s and even takes on the hardest of cases that would break your heart. They have many success stories, save many of these little precious animals that should not have ended up at their Rescue. I will continue to donate and support this group. Their efforts are commendable, hard work that is ongoing every day. I read their posts and follow many of their success stories. They always are looking for people in their area to Foster and if you cannot foster then please donate. This group is worth your hard-earned money, they put it to good use finding these loving Chihuahuas homes. Donate even if a little on a regular basis. Go to their Facebook site and their web site. If you are looking for a Chihuahua and want to give one a good home, look them up.
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Always adopt.
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John & Renee