Chihuahua Rescue Groups

Chihuahua Rescue Groups

Before buying a Chihuahua it is important to know what type of breed you are dealing with. Chihuahuas require more training to overthrow the genetic personality traits. Because some people purchase a Chihuahua without a clear understanding of what type of dog it is, they end up in shelters or rescue groups. Other Chihuahuas come here because their owners have died, divorced, disappeared, moved or are no longer in need of their dogs. Although terrible, this happens on daily bases. Adopting a Chihuahua can have its benefits. The dog will have had a vet-exam and you will have an overview of its physical health.

Adopting an adult Chihuahua can also have its benefits. Depending on how the Chihuahua got there, it might already be housetrained. With a bit of luck the dog also had obedience training and have already gone through the destructive puppy stage. Because of their size and rate of activity, Chihuahuas have a long lifespan. An adult Chihuahua can thus bring many years of joy.

Before you get your Chihuahua

Thinking about adopting or buying a Chihuahua. Make sure you do not belong to the group of people who leaves their beloved pet behind once problems arise.

Want to make sure you are a good Chihuahua owner?
Check out the following pages to make sure you are up to date:Chihuahua rescue

USA Chihuahua’s

At Chihuahua & Small Dog Rescue, Inc., we are dedicated to finding the best possible home for each Chihuahua and small dog we have in our care. Also, we are committed to good health and quality of life for each and every little one that we rescue. All of our little furry friends are placed in healthy, safe and loving foster homes and, therefore, are not housed in a shelter situation.



Chihuahua Rescue & Transport (CRT) is a national foster-based rescue group that places Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes in approved homes.  Our purpose is to extend public education and awareness regarding abuse and neglect.  We have placed hundreds of Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes in approved homes.  CRT requires an application, vet check, reference check and home visit for each adopter.


Leg Up Rescue

Serving San Francisco, Martin, Sonoma, East Bay Areas. A Leg Up Rescue is a nonprofit, 501c3 organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and then adopting small dogs (mostly Chihuahuas and mixes). We offer a variety of services to adopters, as well as to those who currently have a small dog and are seeking assistance with behavior modification, housetraining, nutrition, etc.


Chihuahua-Toy Breed Rescue & Retirement – Florida Chapter

We are a small and passionate rescue group in South Florida. We are all nonprofit and all volunteer. We began about 3 years ago and since then we have rescued over 300 loving little friends! We do this for all the animals that need a loving heart, open arms, a tender touch, and medical care and treatment until they are healthy and ready for their own forever home.

Because we are all-volunteer, please be patient when you call or submit your application. It may take us up to 4 days to get back to you but we will contact you by phone or email.

We adopt out to the tri-state area of Florida, Alabama, and Georgia but you will have to drive to where the foster home is located for the first meeting with the pet or pets and our volunteers.


Tiny Dog Rescue

We rescue tiny dogs under 5 lbs, many of which are chihuahuas. We are located in northwest Washington, but we consider adopting to out of state individuals upon approval.