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ADOPTION EVENTS Are always on selected
JUNE 11 - PETSMART - CARSON CITY
JULY 9TH - PETSMART - SPANISH SPRINGS
JULY 16TH - PETSMART - CARSON CITY
Look for adoption trailer and
play yard in front of Petsmart
Chihuahua Rescue Truckee Meadows, Inc., is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in the northern Nevada area. We help small dogs find forever homes. While in our foster care we get them medical care, vaccinations, spay/neuter and often get them dentals. All these expenses can put a hardship upon a smaller rescue group.
Sadly, Chihuahuas are the NOW THE NUMBER ONE or NUMBER TWO (changing with only the Pitbull) breed euthanized in the western United States' shelters. Education is a piece of the problem - people simply believe because they are small - they are not euthanized, but that is incorrect.
We rescue Chihuahuas and other small dogs from euthanasia. We often take special needs dogs, help those senior dogs that would die in the shelter and find a foster home and work with some dogs with behavior issues, rehabilitate the dog and find great homes. We do provide a sanctuary for those dogs simply not able to find new homes.
Often these tiny but mighty dogs may have been saved from an abusive or neglectful home and are often, thrown away because the owner no longer wants to keep them. We do help those dogs that can no longer be cared for by the owner or the owner is deceased.
It is a myth that these rescued Chihuahuas are aggressive and not suitable for family life. Many dogs end up in rescue because their owners find them difficult to manage once they turn from puppy to adolescent. Often, it is not the fault of the dogs but it is simply the owner has not helped to teach the adolescent dog what is acceptable behavior. Additionally and sadly if the Chihuahua wasn't introduced to various situations, places, people, dogs and more...so now the small mighty Chihuahua is afraid of so many things. Having a dog takes commitment in time and energy. These rescued Chihuahuas turn into wonderful pets if given the chance to shine.
There are a few ways you can help:
* To ask for application, email email@example.com
* You may wish to send a check, Chihuahua Rescue, 5303 Louie Lane #19, Reno, Nv 89511.
PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE NO DOGS AT THIS LOCATION and THIS IS OFFICE ONLY! ALL THE DOGS ARE IN FOSTER HOMES. ADOPTION EVENTS ARE THE ONLY WAY TO MEET OUR DOGS.
Chihuahuas can earn their Therapy Dog Canine Good Citizenship title) and become a Therapy Dogs. Above is Tuffy - his mom, Karen says, "He is simply amazing! Tuffy thrills everyone when he does his tricks, thanks to the training we got from Dog Training by PJ (http://www.dogtrainingbypj.com/)!"
FOSTER HOMES ARE ALWAYS NEEDED in the Reno, Sparks, Carson City, NV areas. If you are unable to adopt a dog forever, consider fostering a dog from time to time for Chihuahua Rescue. Once you guide us and indicate what type of personality dog will fit your life-style we do our best to match fosters with potential foster parents. We have a simple application to complete. Email us to request one. (Chirescue@ymail.com) We provide food for the foster dog(s) and ask you attend the adoption events so the dog maybe potentially adopted. We take care of vet expenses, however, the foster home must receive pre-approval from Chihuahua Rescue. Please consider becoming a foster home for a dog.
Our e-mail: ChiRescue@ymail.com If you are wishing to adopt, you MUST complete an application - it is that simple - no application - we are unable to help.
Finally, if you wish to relinquish your dog, we will assist you with posting courtesy listings, however unless we have a foster home available, we won't be able to accept them. We do require, photos of the dog, whether the dog is current on vaccinations and has been spayed or neutered. We need to know the dog’s personality and needs.
Chihuahua Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization run entirely by non-paid volunteers.
We do not have a shelter location and all our dogs are in various foster homes and to meet the dogs please attend an adoption day listed above.
"Better to light a candle for one lost dog than to curse the darkness of man's indifference. Saving just one dog won't change the world, but it surely will change the world for that one dog." - Richard C. Call
THOSE WISHING TO ADOPT A PUPPY MUST HAVE A CUDDLE WARMING TOY PRIOR TO ADOPTION!