AZCR
P.O. Box 52713
Mesa, AZ 85208
ph: 480-844-CHIs
(480-844-2447)


Adoptables

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We are an all volunteer rescue and we do not have any paid staff. We do not have a shelter as all of our dogs live in foster homes throughout the Valley, Flagstaff and Tucson. If you are interested in any of our fosters, please get in touch with their foster mom. We also have adoption events every weekend in the East and West Valley.

Please be patient with us and we will do our best to answer all e-mails within 48 hours. If you haven't received a response in 48 hours, please feel free to email the website and/or call our hotline number. Thank you.


We only adopt to Arizona residents.



All dogs currently residing in your home must be fixed and up-to-date on all vaccines. AZCR will determine the best home for each dog based on the application process and interview. The application and/or interview does not guarantee an approval. It also does not guarantee the adoption of a particular dog you may be interested in. AZCR may recommend a different dog more suitable to your household. AZCR is a privately run, non-profit organization and reserves the right to refuse any adoption that is not in the best interest of the dog based on our policies and standards.


BELLA (COURTESY POST)




***COURTESY POST***
This is a courtesy post for Bella's current owner or person who found her. She is NOT in the care of AZCR. If you are interested in learning more about her and how to adopt her contact Tammie at tammiedwhatever@yahoo.com






She is a Chihuahua/Terrier mix, 3 years old (Oct 4), up on all vaccinations along with heart worm and flea/tick meds. She is also spayed.

Bella is very loveable and likes to cuddle. She loves to lay outside and sun herself. She loves to crawl under covers or a blanket and sleep. She loves treats and loves to take walks.

This breaks my heart to have to do this but I can’t take the chance of her harming another person or another pet. She has become very aggressive towards our other dogs and will, out of no where, growl or even attack them.

Bella is honestly a very loving and affectionate dog but I think and believe that she needs to be in a home as an only pet with somebody that is going to love and dote on her. She deserves that. I will only let her go to a warm and loving family that has time to spend with her.
Bella weighs 21 lbs.




Please email Tammie (tammiedwhatever@yahoo.com) for information about Bella.




Posted October 2018


BO AND LUKE











Please welcome Bo and Luke to AZCR. These 2 cuties were found in a box dumped on our founders porch. The vet thinks they are about 13 to 15 yrs old. We are still getting to know them but we can tell you they are the cutest little guys and we would like them to be adopted together. If you have room for 2 4 lb senior guys. Please email their foster mom


Please email Liesl (kolodisner_8@hotmail.com) for information on how to adopt Bo and Luke.







Posted December 2018


BUDDY




Hello my name is Buddy. I am a 4 1/2 year old love bug. I enjoy cuddling and walks. I am good with other dogs. I do well in the car. I don’t know if I have met cats before. I just want to love you and lick you. I will let you know if I hear the doorbell ring. I am looking for my forever home, will it be with you? Contact my foster mom if you would like to meet me. I would love to meet you!





Please email Cassie (sugarcookie3512@yahoo.com) for information on how to adopt Buddy.





Posted October 2018


BUG





Bug is a sweet 1 year old 9lb dauschaund mix. He very much would like his own person. He is good with other dogs, but he has a bossy streak, mostly because he wants to have his own person. He was turned into the shelter up north because his family lost their home. They stated he was fearful of men, but he has been fine with Kevin. So it may just depend on the man. He will want to be right on your lap, next to you in bed and literally is your shadow, he follows you everywhere! He has not lifted his leg in our home, he is a good boy and wants to please. If you are looking for an amazing companion, email me.





Please email Angela (areeves13@hotmail.com) for information about Bug.


















Posted February 2019


DODGER





Ladies and Gentlemen,

Allow me to introduce the artful Dodger. He is a sweet boy, who currently prefers the area underneath the bedroom sofa, to socializing with dogs or people; however, he does venture out, and is currently using the doggy door. He is house trained, has an excellent appetite, and does not suffer fools gladly (this might be why he’s so stand-offish with me 🙄).

Dodger does seem to get along with the dogs here, and there are many, but his two best mates went home last week, so that’s been a bummer for him. He is a bit food aggressive, so I suggest feeding him alone.

All silliness aside, I think Dodger has been through a rough patch prior to coming into rescue care, and needs a quiet setting, and a gentle demeanor to bring him back to his happy place. He’s a scrappy, little survivor, and does not like to be picked up; however, if you can catch him, he is willing to be touched and caressed. I have been letting him do his own thing here, and he’s gotten to the point where he comes out from under the sofa on his own terms. He likes snack time, and will come to the edge of the kitchen, and wait for me to toss him a snack. He goes outside on his own, and periodically comes into the living room to see what’s going on, and if I make eye contact, he high tails it back to the bedroom.

Dodger could be an awesome dog, for the right owner. He’s bright, and self motivated, and gets along well with other dogs. My house is a bit overwhelming for him because there are always people and dogs coming and going. Nonetheless, Dodger is negotiating our chaos like a champ.


Please email Liz (lizshallenberger@gmail.com) for information about Dodger.





















Posted August 2018

DOLLY (SPECIAL NEEDS)




**Dolly is a special needs dog and must be adopted by a behaviorally savvy adopter. Her adopter must agree to sign a bite waiver and be committed to providing her with a safe and structured home. She has a low bite threshold and has snapped at and bitten people when in situations that make her anxious. Her foster states that she is very affectionate and loving once she becomes comfortable and feels safe. Due to her unpredictable behavior, she should be the only pet and in a home with no children. **


Dolly has had a ruff time finding a perfect furever home. She is 9 years old and has been in and out of the shelter several times in the last 4 years. She is your typical chi, loving, needy, friendly lap dog, on her terms! she does not care to be man handled or to have her space invaded. I met her at the shelter and she let me scoop her up and take her for a walk, she loves to go for walks! And boy does she need it, she is VERY over weight! She probably weighs 11 lbs and should weigh 8lbs. She will need someone who understands her quirks and a home with no children or visiting children under the age of 13 to ensure they are old enough to respect her space. Today her new life starts! Also her new diet.

Please email Angela (areeves13@hotmail.com) for information about Dolly.












EINSTEIN (SPECIAL NEEDS)

**A special needs dog can range anywhere from the elderly or injured in need of daily medication to the disabled requiring special restrictions and to the socially challenged in need of a patient and experienced owner.

The dogs here have a second chance at life because of Arizona Chihuahua Rescue. We believe EVERY dog has an owner out there who will love them, care for them and accept them just the way they are.

Please, when looking at these wonderful dogs, be sure to read their bio in depth to see if you have the time, patience and know-how to take them into your home.**




Meet Einstein! Einstein has been busy at school working out equations to your heart and to his furever home!

Einstein came to us from the shelter with an upper respiratory infection and a bad patella. He had surgery for his patella and once he was off kennel rest he had a few screaming episodes that had us back at the vet, apparently, he has a compressed disc in his back. The vet gave him steroids and he was much better. The vet later sent us home with anti-inflammatory and told us we should just use it if he seems to be in pain. To avoid these spasms, he must have a home that will provide him with steps to all furniture. He seems to know better than to jump down, or he will hurt himself, but the steps give him the freedom to roam like any other dog.

He REALLY enjoys sun-bathing, so he would enjoy a home that allows him a yard or patio to hang out on, supervised of course.

He is an awesome snuggler, he likes to give surprise kisses, he is not destructive and he doesn't mind his kennel. He is potty trained, and the only time he has marked was when we first got him, but it was minimal. He likes to play with the other dogs, but actually doesn't really know how to play, so it's quite funny!

He likes going on walks and car rides. He would love to be the center of attention, everyone who visits, he is the first one on their lap, he is a visitor favorite.

He will need annual dentals, he weighs around 6lbs, his DOB is estimated at 12/2013. He is fully vetted and ready for his furever home.




Please email Angela (areeves13@hotmail.com) for information about Einstein.






HERSHEY





I would like to introduce Hershey. He’s weighs in at 7 pounds and is 2.5 years old. Hershey loves to play fetch with his soft toys. He also loves to play with his foster siblings. Hershey would love a home with a brother or sister his own size to play with. When the play is over, Hershey will curl up in your lap or next to you on the couch.

Please email
Janet
(jandjpendell@msn.com) for information on how to adopt Hershey.

Posted November 2018

JACK




My name is Jack (Bauer).

I am a healthy 10 year old male, weight 8lbs, neutered, microchipped and up to date on all shots.

I have some fear issues with collars and leashes and may bite if I feel threatened. I would like to have a quiet home with no children or cats.

I love to sit in your lap but will need a loving person that understands my issues.

I came to the rescue because my family was moving and couldn't take me with them.

If you are interested in meeting me, please email Shelley (shelley@nusourceonline.com) for information.



JOJO






JoJo comes to us from Maricopa County Animal Care and Control. This sweet little girl was not doing well at the shelter. She was scared and so thin we could not leave her behind. As she spends time with us, she continues to come out of her shell and we can see what an amazing little girl she is. She is also housebroken and will go to the door when she needs to go out.
Now that she is out of the shelter, she has a great appetite and is slowly gaining weight. She is filling out and looking amazing.
JoJo is 10 years old and looking for that special person to let her snuggle in bed at night.

Please email
Janet
(mom2poms@hotmail.com) for information on how to adopt JoJo






Posted February 2018

MONA **MEDICAL HOLD**





Ambling around the grounds of her foster home, Miss Mona is all about loving and being loved. Despite having come from the streets, she’s wonderfully well-adjusted and gets along fabulously with the other dogs and her foster mom. This delightful little gal has obviously suffered a few hard knocks. She has one ear that looks as if it has been chewed up by gremlins and she has a definite limp. She feels that these minor imperfections add to her magnificence and she is 100% correct!

As it turns out, Mona was involved in a hit and run accident in December. She was unable to walk and was brought into the shelter in Yuma, where she was treated. She has never regained full use of her left front leg and is on a medial hold until we are able to have her leg examined by our veterinarian.


As you might expect, she doesn't trust the government and has a sneaking suspicion the garbage man is an alien. Other than that, she is so very easy to please and easy to be with. Not only is she a super laid back chi, but she is also “almost non-existent shed” for you allergy sufferers or clean freaks out there. She will readily crash in your bed or in a crate, if you should choose the latter option. She rides well in a car. We didn’t test her walking on a leash skills, because that would be sort of mean with her bad leg and all.

Her guilty pleasures include peanut butter sandwiches, anything with bacon and binge-watching Unsolved Mysteries on Netflix with her foster mom. Honestly, all she wants now is to spend her days in a wonderful home of her own. If you believe that wonderful home could be yours, get your application submitted pronto!


Please email Terry (terrykimble1@cox.net) for information about Mona.




Posted January 2019.

O'BRIAN






There’s a handsome lad named O’Brian
If I were to tell ya he is a green one, I’d be a lyin’

Even so, he still loves to frolic and play
But longs most to cuddle all day

A furever home ye cannot deny ‘im
So hurry up and start applyin’

Top ‘O The Morning To Ye! Vital Statistics for our lucky laddie, O’Brian are as follows:

Age: As old as his tongue and slightly older than the few teeth he has left (or about 10 years young)!

Weight: 12 lbs of the purest bred Irish chihuahua-mix you will ever find on this side of the pond!

Coat: Very soft, mostly white fur with a sprinkle of black that is perfect for petting. A great stress reliever for any of you folks with elevated blood pressure!

Distinguishing Characteristics: Striking Amber Eyes. Cute speckled floppy years. (Only has a few teeth, but that means big savings on dentals) Very handsome fellow!

Personality: Sweet, sweet, sweet! Truly wants nothing more than to be by your side....and treats...and maybe an occasional puppachino from Starbucks, but that’s all. Nominated for the Congeniality Award at his foster mom’s house. Liked and respected by all the other puppers both young and old for his fun play style and willingness to share.

Special Talents: In addition to be an amazing companion and sidekick, he mastered the doggie door in 10 minutes flat! He also aced walking on a leash and car rides! That’s one smart boy!

He is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.


Please email
Terry
(terrykimble1@cox.net) for information on how to adopt O'Brian and to meet the man, the myth, the legend.











Posted December 2018

POESY



My name is Poesy. As you can see by my photo, I am a cutie. My ears stand at full attention, my eyes watch everything that goes on, and my body is eager to get going for a day of play (I love toys) and treats (Yeah. I love my treats, too).

You’re probably wondering why I’m in foster care, so let me tell you. A while back, some one, who remains nameless, dumped me and four other friends in the Camp Verde Marshall’s office yard. My current foster mom, Elaine, calls it Doggie Detention. She’s right about that! I’m glad she got me out of that ugly place.

Elaine took me to her home, but she’s not able to keep me forever, cuz she already has a big family of Chis. I know she cares about me and wants a loving family to adopt me. That could be YOU!

I’m only a year old and have lots and lots of energy. Does that mean I’m hyperactive? I don’t know, but hey, take me for a walk, give me some exercise, play with me, give me a few treats and I’m a happy Chi.

I gotta tell you that I’m not a lap dog, and I don’t like being carried around - like that furry kid in Legally Blonde - you get my drift. Of course, I can learn. If you spend some time teaching me good doggy skills and maybe take me to some training classes, I know I will shine. I’m already potty pad trained, will sit next to my human, and snuggle under the covers at night. I can be a little possessive, but between me and you, its because I’m scared.

I know in my heart that there is the perfect home for me. It could be yours. How ‘bout we do a meet and greet. See for yourself. Please, be mine!

Please email Elaine (elaine.greyfire@gmail.com) for information about Poesy.

SMALLS (SPECIAL NEEDS)

**A special needs dog can range anywhere from the elderly or injured in need of daily medication to the disabled requiring special restrictions and to the socially challenged in need of a patient and experienced owner.

The dogs here have a second chance at life because of Arizona Chihuahua Rescue. We believe EVERY dog has an owner out there who will love them, care for them and accept them just the way they are.

Please, when looking at these wonderful dogs, be sure to read their bio in depth to see if you have the time, patience and know-how to take them into your home.**






Hi I'm Smalls! I was born 7/5/2017 (est) and weigh 7lbs. I ended up at MCACC with a fractured pelvis and although it has healed, I still have some issues using one of my hind legs. The doctor said I have some scar tissue probably and need some physical therapy and Cosequin supplements. There is a possibility I may need FHO surgery later in life (to make my hip move easier) if I still seem uncomfortable later. I am super sweet and very playful. I am working on housebreaking but don't really like to be in my crate. I'd rather be free to run around the house. I do sleep fine in my crate at night though. I walk well on a leash and I love belly rubs. I am microchipped, up to date on shots and neutered. I would love a home full of love where someone can help me continue to work on my physical therapy and give me never ending belly rubs.









Please email Cindi (cflass@hotmail.com) for information on how to adopt Smalls.

Posted July 2018

TIM






Name: Tim
Sex: Neutered Male
Age: 5 years
Weight: 9lbs
Color: Tan
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Seems to be
Good with Kids: Not sure
House Trained: Yes, does seem to slip up when his foster brother (Parker) claims something as his
Medical: Vaccinated, Microchipped, Ready for a forever home

Tim is on the shy side. He is a timid dog that loves attention when you are on his level (sitting on the couch, floor or in bed. He will army crawl to you in the cutest way if you bend over to try to pet him. He is a playful little guy, but isn’t always sure how to play with other dogs. He likes to growl when he is unsure, but has yet to show any aggression towards any of his foster siblings. Tim loves to chew on bones and really enjoys a peanut butter filled kong when he is crated. He is a gentleman when he is crated and will not make a peep. He will sleep in his crate but would prefer to snuggle up next to you in bed. He is waiting for his forever home! Are you his special person?!?!?!?!


Please email Kendall (kendallweber08@gmail.com) for information about Tim.

Posted December 2018

TINY






Name: Tiny
Sex: Neutered Male
Age: 5 years
Weight: 8lbs
Color: Tan
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Seems to be
Good with Kids: Not sure
House Trained: Yes, does seem to slip up when his foster brother (Parker) claims something as his
Medical: Vaccinated, Microchipped, Ready for a forever home

Tiny is a character! He gets so excited to see his foster mom when she comes home, he tries to jump into her arms. He is a little shy at first, but warms up quickly. He walks on a leash pretty well, still a little unsure at times. He does seem to be a touch worried about larger dogs when he is on a leash and will growl and lunge, but then runs and hides behind his foster mom. He absolutely loves attention. He will jump into your lap any given chance!!!! He is crate trained, but prefers to have a peanut butter filled kong to keep him distracted if you are leaving. He will sleep in his crate without a peep unless he has to potty, but prefers to be under the covers near you. He is patiently waiting for his forever home, is that you?!?


Please email Kendall (kendallweber08@gmail.com) for information about Tiny.

Posted December 2018

TRISCUIT(MEDICAL HOLD)





Meet Triscuit, she is new to AZCR and is on medical hold due to surgery for pyometria, severe dental disease, and mammary masses.
The Doctors actually think she is younger than you would think, between 6-8 years old. She is sweet and friendly and only 6.3 lbs. She had severe dental disease and only had a few teeth left when she went for her dental, they all fell out during her cleaning, so she will need soft food. She isn't feeling herself and we are still getting to know her. She should be off medical hold in about 6 weeks but we are accepting applications now.





Please email Angela (areeves13@hotmail.com) for information about Triscuit.



















Posted January 2019







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