Arizona Chihuahua Rescue

Arizona Chihuahua Rescue

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Who We Are

Arizona Chihuahua Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all volunteer organization. Our network consists of experienced rescue people who were previously doing rescue independently and realize the benefits of joining together and combining resources.

We believe there is a home for every dog we foster. Some just take a little longer to find. Most dogs spend at least a short time in foster care so we can evaluate their behaviors in a home setting. We can give potential adopters information on how the dog may interact with cats, children, men, women, other dogs, and so on. These are vital components to a good match. We also try to improve potty training skills if they are not already house trained. Our foster homes provide good nutrition and an understanding lap to prepare our dogs for life in a world where fear and starvation are non-existent.

Our Purpose
To rescue, rehabilitate and place Chihuahuas into stable homes
To educate the public about the responsibilities of pet ownership in an attempt to alleviate the problem of unwanted pets
To build public awareness about the human-animal bond and its benefits to society

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AZCR requires all potential adopters to complete an application and interview with an Adoption Coordinator in order to be considered as a forever home for our dogs.

AZCR will determine the best home for each dog based on the application process and interview. The application and/or interview do not guarantee an approval. It also does not guarantee the adoption of a particular dog you may be interested in. AZCR may recommend a different dog more suitable to your household.

AZCR is a privately run, non-profit organization and reserves the right to refuse any adoption that is not in the best interest of the dog based on our policies and standards.


Why do you charge to adopt a rescue dog?

When AZ Chihuahua Rescue (AZCR) takes in a dog, we incur some veterinary costs. Sometimes, the cost is minimal. However, there are several dogs we have taken in with significant medical needs. In some cases, we may take in more money on one dog which will help offset the higher medical expenses on another dog.

Reality is that in many cases, without additional donations from the public and our volunteers, we still would not be able to cover some of the medical expenses AZCR has incurred.

What is the fee to adopt a rescue dog from AZCR?

Pups up to 11 months: $250

1 - 3 years old: $230

4 - 8 years old: $200

9 and older: $150

2nd Dog Discount: 10% off second dog

Senior Discount: Age 60 and over, 10% discount

10% maximum discount per dog (only one discount per dog allowed)

What medical expenses does AZCR have?

Most rescue dogs have not been altered or vaccinated. In most cases we need to spay/neuter and vaccinate each dog. Vaccinations include Rabies and DHPP. In many cases we also have to have some teeth extracted. Small breed dogs can have bad teeth if not properly cared for. In some cases we have also taken in dogs that have been hit by cars, abused and/or have some kind of treatable skin disease just to name a few.

Arizona Chihuahua Rescue
P.O. Box 52713
Mesa, AZ 85208
Phone: 480-844-2447

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