Chihuahua Rescue Truckee Meadows

Helping Abandoned Chihuahuas Find Homes Forever!

To complete an application for a dog, please email: and request an application be emailed to you for completion.  Thank you for your interest in our wonderful dogs!

IMPORTANT: we are a foster based rescue, meaning all our dogs are in foster homes. We do not have a shelter or building where dogs may be visited or seen. Please come to our adoption events as scheduled. 






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.  

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 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 with donations:

* You use AMAZON? You can help with every purchase you make; it does not make additional charges/fees to you. and select Chihuahua Rescue Truckee Meadows, Inc as your charity. 

* We have a Wishlist on Amazon you may select items needed to be donated. 

* You may wish to send a check, Chihuahua Rescue, 5303 Louie Lane #19, Reno, Nv 89511.   PLEASE NOTE NO DOGS ARE AT THIS LOCATION, ALL ARE IN FOSTER HOMES. ADOPTION EVENTS ARE THE ONLY WAY TO MEET OUR DOGS.

* We do accept PayPal, and make a notation for which dog you wish to sponsor. 

Many rescue dogs are rehomed quickly, however some need special help to overcome fears, anxieties or some trauma and remain in foster care for months or even years. These tiny but mighty Chihuahuas with Chihuahua Rescue of Truckee Meadows, Reno are looking for special people who want to help this delightful breed.  Chihuahua Rescue of Truckee Meadows, Reno wants to help the special little dog find their dreams...a home they can call their own, free from stress, fully enjoyed and loved for the remainder of their lives.

To learn more about these special little dogs, please review this web page.  To see special dogs looking for homes, see their photos, videos and stories. 

You want to adopt one of these special Chihuahuas? Email us, to request an application. Please participate in our two, monthly adoption days at Petsmart, either in Carson City or in Spanish Springs, Nevada. Thank you and enjoy the site. 

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 (!" 

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 is to request one. ( 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.   

You can't adopt a chihuahua or foster?  Please consider your tax deductible donation to help Chihuahua Rescue of Truckee Meadows - Reno, Nevada.  Your donation helps with vet expenses, including spaying and neutering and necessary dentals and ensures the Chihuahuas receive their vaccinations.  Can you please help Chihuahua Rescue of Truckee Meadows, Reno, Nevada with regular vet care and check-ups for the senior or special needs dogs, that are not ready for adoption?

Please watch a few of the videos on the "video link page."  Through education we can end Chihuahua over population and suffering...there are so many that need homes ~ won't you adopt a Chi today?

Our e-mail:   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, if you are are trying to re-home your dog, the dog is current on vaccinations and has been spayed or neutered.  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.  Check our calendar page for locations we will be showing our wonderful dogs. Please be courtesy and email so we can respond quicker - thank you! 

"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


Chihuahua Rescue Truckee Meadows is non-profit 501(c)(3) ~ your donations are tax deductible. Thank you!