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

Nurture Your Inner Chi!


Gal Pals, Dee Dee & Fergie

Adopt HeartFostered by the same mom, DEE DEE and FERGIE have a “dance off” before each meal. Got room in your heart for both these beautiful, talented gals? Let us know and we will set up a meeting with both of them for you! Please enjoy this ACR Feature Film written by Fergie and produced by Dee Dee.


Thank you to all our ongoing sponsors and recent donors!

August 19, 2016

Two Paws UpWe are putting our PAWS in the air because YOU really care! We are extremely grateful to all our ongoing Sponsors and recent donors!!! You have really made a difference in the lives of ACR’s Adoptable Chihuahuas. Vet appointments were made, medicines purchased and surgical procedures accomplished! Special thanks are in order for the following generous families:

♥ HOPE thanks Terri & Michelle C.
♥ GRACIE thanks Nancy M. & John R.
♥ STELLA’S STARS were benefited by Brenda M., Erika C. & Katie M.

SOPHIE’s mammary tumor removal and dental surgeries were a success! Thanks Jeanette M.& Mary-Lynn B. (all the way from Germany!) for supporting her along with many others! SOPHIE met her forever family today!

Senior Summer at ACR

August 1, 2016

ACR is enjoying a “Senior Summer” and some of our girls are a bit long-in-the-tooth. Of course, when you’re a senior Chihuahua – teeth are a rare commodity! ACR proactively assesses the dental health of every dog as they enter our Adoption Program. We treat about 85% with FULL DENTAL procedures including Senior Panel Blood work (prior to anesthesia), pre/post surgery antibiotics, thorough cleaning and extractions if necessary. This is an expensive, but vital step to a healthy “Senior Summer!” A step on a caretaking path that we cannot travel alone!

To help ACR Chihuahuas on their path to good physical and dental health please donate or consider becoming a sponsor.

Seniors ITZI BITZI, HOPE, TILLIE, SOPHIE (and more!) give TWO PAWS UP! in thanks to these donors who helped them smile a little wider: ♥ Diana W. ♥ Elise A. ♥ Christena G. ♥ Wendy L. ♥ Brenda M.


You helped save a life! Can you chip in to help save another?

Gracie CollageLittle GRACIE needs your help. She is in bad shape along with so many others this year, with flea dermatitis plaguing her tiny 5 pound body. At only 5 years old she should be strutting a perfect white coat like Marilyn Monroe, batting those soulful, deep eyes at passersby…instead GRACIE was passed by at the shelter from which she was pulled. ACR looked passed her wretched exterior and saw the beauty within! GRACIE is a delight! Keeping you in sight whenever possible, she is truly a snuggle bug! Curious, a little silly and a lot ready to get healthy and get a home with Furever on a plaque by the door.

GRACIE is an adoptable Chihuahua in Central Texas through Ay Chihuahua Rescue. To help with the cost of GRACIE’s recovery please donate and become a sponsor!

No donation is too small– after all, as Chihuahua lovers, we know that very big things come in and can happen in tiny packages.

Can you help us today? GRACIE is here today because of the generosity of people like you.

Ay Chihuahua Rescue extends heartfelt thanks to our donors who donated to GRACIE’S health fund. You truly make a difference!

♥ Christina R. (For GRACIE)
♥ John & Courtney M. (For GRACIE)

Willow – Gone, but not forgotten.

July 17, 2016

WillowIt is with heavy heart that we bear news of our little WILLOW’s passing from this world. Her recovery from heartworm treatment took a dramatic turn for the worse last night, from what was finally determined to be a blood clot in her lungs. She crossed the Rainbow Bridge this evening, but she did not leave us unloved. WILLOW received more nurturing during the last few months in the expert care of our Special Needs – Medical Foster, than she did in all 11 of her previous years during which she was denied even the inexpensive heartworm preventative that could have saved her life.

The living are left to grieve, but none more than tiny SOPHIE, who must learn how to live her life for the first time without her bonded littermate. Who will be her eyes, now that her Sister is gone?Rainbow Bridge

To make a Memorial Donation, please click on the donation button below or through our Donate page and mark your donation “For Willow”. We will post your name and thoughts to our Memorial Wall where we can all share sorrow at Willow’s passing and hope for SOPHIE’s future.


Ay Chihuahua Rescue extends heartfelt thanks to our donors who donated in Willow’s memory. You truly make a difference!

♥ Brenda & Jon M. (Memory of WILLOW)
♥ Mistydawn C. (Honor of Bettye R, & Memory of WILLOW)

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!