PO Box 171175, Austin, Texas 78717 info@aychihuahuarescue.org 512.763.0244

Nurture Your Inner Chi!


In Memory of Elizabeth Yeager

March 29, 2017

With heads bowed and one paw forward, ACR pays tribute to fallen pack member: Elizabeth Yeager. A long-time friend of Board Member Natalie Durkin, Elizabeth generously sponsored many lucky ACR ChiKids and will be greatly missed. In 2012, as part of an Austin film-making duo with her sister Marian, Elizabeth asked us if they could include one of our Chikids in a short film. ACR alum HOLLY answered the casting call and was featured in the film The Good Samaritan. Ay Chihuahua Rescue’s contact information and mission statement were prominently displayed in the closing credits. In the spring of 2013, HOLLY’s movie star status was secured as the film made the festival circuit throughout the US, culminating in its entry into the 66th Cannes Film Festival! Natalie and family have generously donated a full “Freedom Ride to Furever Family” Sponsorship in loving memory of our dear, Elizabeth. She would have loved that.Elizabeth Yeager


Thank you to all our ongoing sponsors and recent donors!

A is for ANISE! Adorable! Affectionate! Amazing! Adaptable! Above all… ADOPTABLE!
March 28, 2017

PAWS UP! ANISE and all of us at ACR, want to thank you for your ongoing love and support. We reached out and you responded! Your overwhelming generosity has provided the veterinary care ANISE needs to prepare her for joining a Furever Family. YAY! In fact, because we have no paid employees or brick and mortar overhead, we will be able to stretch your donations and facilitate additional medical care for even more ACR Chikids! We make a great team, Facebook Fans!

♥ G. Craig (for Anise)
♥ C. Hulshof (for Anise)
♥ T. Cobb
♥ B. O’Hara
♥ D. Chatman
♥ J. Hall
♥ T. Doss
♥ C. Rendon
♥ C. Haynes (For Anise)
♥ Delectrics For special little Anise, with love from David S. and ACR Alums, Archie and Simon)
♥ Michelle H.
♥ Erika C.
♥ Katie M.

Our all-volunteer organization could not rescue, rehabilitate and rehome these precious lives without your support! Funded solely by private donors like you, we make sure every single dollar is used in direct support of our Chikids. Nurture Your Inner Chi today and visit our Donate page find the many ways you can help!


TRAVELER Thanks You and Ay Chihuahua Rescue does too!

Tiny and a bit timid outside of a pack, TRAVELER arrived at our door in need of medical care.
February 21, 2017

THREE PAWS UP! We put out the call for a Valentine’s Day Donation Drive to help with little TRAVELER‘s medical bills, and you responded with love! Here are the generous folks that helped get us very close to meeting our goal:

♥ Eileen G. “Brie and I wish to help with Traveler’s vet expenses. Brie is doing great and sends her ♥”.
♥ Yesenia C.
♥ Theresa C.
♥ Mary W. “For precious Traveler or any other chi in need”.
♥ Judy L.
♥ Holly M.
♥ Erika C.
♥ Antonio C.

TRAVELER has been steadily gaining weight and even found the energy to play a game of “tag” with the chickens. YAY!


Volunteer-Operated Chihuahua Rescue Organization in Austin, Texas

Ay Chihuahua Rescue is an all volunteer-operated, non-profit organization, whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home Chihuahuas in Central Texas. We are solely funded by adoption fees, merchandise sales, and principally through generous donations from Chihuahua and animal lovers just like you!

In-Home Foster Families

We do not have a brick and mortar facility, so all our Chihuahuas live with volunteer foster families dedicated to improving their health and mental well-being. As the back-bone of our organization, our cherished foster families know that their participation truly means the difference between life and death for an at-risk Chihuahua.

Donations Go Straight to the Dogs

This also means that without overhead, every dollar donated to Ay Chihuahua Rescue (ACR) is used in direct support of the Chihuahuas in our adoption program! The more families willing to open their doors and hearts to foster Chihuahuas, the more lives we can save.

Join the Family!

Learning how to NURTURE YOUR INNER CHI is easy, when you join us on our life saving mission. Whether adopting, fostering, volunteering or donating… your participation truly makes a difference!