Nurture Your Inner Chi!

chihuahua rescueVolunteer-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!

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It takes a committed community of rescuers to save lives, and personal sacrifices are made every day to spare animals even one more moment of pain, confusion or loneliness.  So when this wee one touched the hearts of Ay Chihuahua Rescue’s Intake Team, naturally the Texas Rescue Community went into action! From sun-up to sun-down in a single day interest-to-foster cross-state rescue, volunteers at every level, and at each step went beyond expectation to save IDA ROSE.  We would like to thank everyone who participated in her rescue.  Here is a picture of her Freedom Ride, her poor awful teeth (and bloody nose from trying to lick the pain away) and her first nap in a bed!  As you know, IDA ROSE *urgently* needs a dental so we are waiting for antibiotics to reign in her raging gum infection and we’ve discovered some mammary tumors that will be removed.  We are managing her pain and keeping her comfortable… not that IDA ROSE has trouble demanding creature comforts all on her own.  She is in good hands at Ay Chihuahua Rescue and you can keep up with her tale on Ay Chihuahua Rescue’s website or Facebook page.

Thank you so much your pledge to help her receive the vital medical care needed to help her survive and thrive!  You can honor those pledges by making a donation via the PayPal direct link below or through any of the methods described on this page.


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It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of our sweet, little Yoshi.


We will forever remember him prancing inside with his new-found toy, buoyant with delight as he playfully delivered wackings and smackings down the hall.  We were lucky enough to capture that very first self-initiated playtime, and hope that it brings a smile to your heart.  We are certain that Yoshi is prancing around Rainbow Bridge, frolicking with friends and toys galore!

Yoshi’s hospital bills totaled over $800.  Your donation in ‘Memory of Yoshi’ will go directly toward our medical fund to cover those costs.  We will post them here so that everyone can share their love for a Chihuahua, who learned how to play for the first time under the loving touch of his Foster Family.

Thank you for your donations to help us recover our funds for the next Chibaby who needs our help.


Enjoy Rainbow Bridge, sweet Yoshi.  You will forever have a piece of our hearts.