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

Available Dogs

TO APPLY FOR ADOPTION: Visit our Adopt page for further details on our adoption policies and to submit a form requesting an adoption application. Upon receipt of that request, we will reply with our application and some basic instructions on how to complete it. Our application process normally takes three to five days depending on how quickly we can reach your references. Important Note: Ay Chihuahua Rescue checks references as part of the application process. Providing current phone numbers for your references makes the process much faster.

To give our dogs the best chance for adoption, we allow the submission of up to three applications for the same dog. Applications are not awarded on a first-come-first-served basis, but to which family can best meet the needs of that particular pet. It may be that all applications are “approved,” but only one can be awarded the dog for which all have applied. In that case, the non-awarded families will have “first right of refusal” on other dogs currently in or coming into our adoption program, as long as their unique family dynamic is well suited to their dog of interest. Approved applications remain active for six months, after which time, they must then be reviewed again to confirm positive veterinary and residency status.

Can’t adopt? Become a sponsor! Help us pay for vaccinations, neuter/spay surgeries, dental cleanings and other veterinary expenses that prepare our fosters to join a forever family.


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There is nothing shy about CASANOVA – he gives love, absorbs it like a sponge and dares you to resist him as he kisses and rubs against you with wild abandon! This one year old puppy had a rough start, that left him fur-challenged due to flea allergies and poor nutrition. CASANOVA spent weeks in a rural shelter, passed over because he didn’t look soft and cuddly. ACR saw what others didn’t and nurtured him onto the healing fastrack! As his body recovers, so has his heart and he is eager to spread the love!! CASANOVA is very playful and would love a Furever Family with a Resident Pack of equally playful fur kids. When not goofing around, CASANOVA wants to snuggle up for a quick kissy-rubby-babytalk-love-fest, then it’s off to dreamland where puppies can wish for a Furever Family and it always comes true.

Can’t adopt? Become a sponsor. Help us pay for CASANOVA’s vaccinations and care.

DOLLY ♦ ACR18-011

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Fine porcelain dolls are meant to be admired, untouched from afar – but seven year old DOLLY invites you to pick her up and love on her all day, every day for the rest of your lives! One look into those dark, beautiful eyes pleading for your love and you’ll want to grant her every wish. Fortunately, the only wish DOLLY has for herself is to be held close in the arms of a loving Furever Family.

Can’t adopt? Become a sponsor. Help us pay for her dental cleaning, spay surgery and vaccinations.

ELORA ♦ ACR18-012

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Introducing! The never before witnessed, rare (and exquisitely adorable) ELORA the Chi-Elf! Identified by her three pound diminutive size, ELORA is a perfect 12 year old example of Chi-Elf. Her three second flip into perfect belly-rubbing position is delightfully impossible to resist and performed at every given opportunity! ELORA was removed from her neglectful, native environment and has shown remarkably rapid signs of physical improvement to infected ears and gums. While most of ELORA’s teeth will be extracted May 11th, it will not stop this perpetually happy Chi-Elf from grinning ear-to-ear at every opportunity! Elora is determined to fill the rest of life with a very big happy! Will you be a part of it?

Can’t adopt? Become a sponsor. Help us pay for her dental surgery and vaccinations.


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This eight year old, tiny momma has not lead a charmed life. She’s been overbred, they broke her bones, her last litter was tragically lost and now… heartworms! She is being rushed to ACR’s Medical Foster for treatment analysis and recovery from her recent emergency c-section. This sweet girl needs a bit of luck and lots of love sent her way. Will close your eyes and send her some right now?

Can’t adopt? Become a sponsor. Help us pay for her surgery, heartworm treatment and vaccinations.

Happy Chis

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Why are there only a few dogs here today? Ay Chihuahua Rescue can only save as many dogs as we have foster homes in which to place them. Opening your home to a foster dog, even for a short while, truly makes the difference between life and death for a Chihuahua in desperate need of help.

Can’t adopt, but want to help? FOSTER! Opening your home to an at-risk Chihuahua, truly means the difference between life and death for that dog. You supply food, transportation and tons of love – and ACR takes care of everything else! We are in desperate need of more Foster Families – especially those who are willing to take in young puppies and/or have experience with dogs rescued from puppy mills. If you are not training/behavior savvy, that is OK too! Ay Chihuahua Rescue has behavior specialists ready to help! If you are willing – we are able and together we make a life saving team!

Can’t adopt or foster, but still want to help? DONATE! ACR is a non-profit organization with no paid employees. As a volunteer-run rescue, every donated dollar is directly used in both medical and promotional support of the dogs in our Adoption Program! Your donated dollars ensure that all pets adopted through Ay Chihuahua Rescue are fully vetted and as healthy as we can make them prior to adoption. The Foster Families of ACR are truly wonderful, and this ensures your chosen dog will have had as much rehabilitation, training and love as we can possibly provide before joining their forever families!