Austin, TX 512-360-0850

About Us

Our Mission: Focusing on high-risk Chihuahua breeds, supporting local shelters by maintaining a passionate and capable foster-to-adopt network. Providing education and support for prospective adopters throughout the process, from first look to forever home.

Ay Chihuahua Rescue is an all volunteer-operated, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of the Chihuahua breed. All our rescued dogs are placed into carefully chosen foster homes. These cherished families provide love, health and mental recuperative care in a safe environment so that our Chihuahuas can thrive while waiting for their forever families to find them. We are committed to helping you Nurture Your Inner Chi.

Our love of the Chihuahua breed urged us to action when the plea for a breed-specific rescue group was placed. Chihuahuas have the second highest euthanasia rate in Central Texas and it is our belief this is due to simple overpopulation and lack of education about the needs of this breed. We strive not only to rescue but to owner-educate and provide spay/neuter options when available. We are a lifelong resource for all dogs adopted through our program and sponsor monthly meetups through Chi Amigos for continuing education, socialization and assistance.

Our ever-growing volunteer base and cherished foster homes have provided us the opportunity to have a significant impact in the Central Texas community and we look forward to many years of saving lives!

Check out our Nov. 2, 2022 coverage on Fox 7 Austin HERE.

Check out the below article on Voyage Austin to learn more about us!

Meet Ay Chihuahua!

Board Members:

President:        Caysha Toepfer
Treasurer:        Hillary Ross
Secretary:         Kathey Austin

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