| CAN'T KEEP YOUR CHIHUAHUA |
AT THIS TIME, ALL OF OUR FOSTER HOMES ARE FULL AND WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT ANY NEW DOGS INTO OUR RESCUE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
Chihuahua's come into rescue for many reasons. Some come from shelters. Some come via a good samaritan who found a stray, kept the dog to try to locate the owner and ultimately was unable to do so. Some come directly as owner-surrenders for various reasons: death, injury, or illness of the dog's owner, divorce, allergies, moving, and behavioral issues.
We realize that relinquishing your dog can be a painful decision. If we can help you find a way to keep your Chihuahua (by offering guidance on behavioral issues, training problems, etc.), we are more than happy to help. We believe this to be the best solution if you are willing and able to work with your dog.
If we are able to take your dog into rescue, your dog will be spayed/neutered, microchipped and brought up to date on vaccinations as needed. If you are in a position to do so it would help us if you would alter and vaccinate your dog prior to our taking it into rescue. Sometimes the dogs are in rescue for weeks or even months before being placed. During that time, they live in foster homes where they are given care, kindness and medical treatment when needed.
We do our best to provide socialization, needed medical treatment and housetraining for the dogs in our care. All of these expenditures far exceed our adoption fee. Your donations are much appreciated.
Please send us an email with information about your dog and the reason you cannot keep your dog. We need a clear photo (or two) of the dog, and from a reasonably close distance. Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If we accept your dog into rescue you will also need to sign our relinquishment agreement. You must understand that you have relinquished all rights to the dog and may not re-claim your dog after being taken into rescue.
Before surrending your dog, please consider contacting a trainer or behavior specialist who might find a solution that allows your dog to remain in your family.
If we are unable to take your dog, and if you absolutely cannot find a way to keep your dog you may want to contact the following organizations:
Please be advised that some shelters do euthanize (as they deem necessary) - Arizona Humane Society and Maricopa County Animal Care & Control are among those who do, so your dog may be at risk of being euthanized if relinquished to these types of shelters.
Arizona Humane Society (602) 997-7586 Arizona Humane Society
Maricopa County Animal Care & Control (602)-506-7387 Maricopa County Animal Control
Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA is now accepting owner surrenders and they are a NO KILL shelter 602-273-6852
You might also try Petfinder - pull up the rescue organizations and shelters in Arizona. Contact one or more of them to see if they are able to accept your dog into their facility.
Can't keep your pet because your family has become homeless?
You might try Family Promise of Greater Phoenix - they may be able to offer emergency shelter which includes your pet.
Family Promise of Greater Phoenix
Can't keep your pet (temporarily) due to the following:
you are entering a domestic violence shelter
you are military personnel being deployed for active duty
you are being hospitalized or are in an emergency situation
You may want to try Arizona Humane Society's Alternative Placement program. They may be able to assist you.
Arizona Humane Society's Alternative Placement Program