CRT does not adopt out dogs on a first come, first serve basis. Because we want to this to be a permanent adoption, we will place the dog in the home best suited for him/her. We will not hold dogs for homes that are not ready to adopt yet or have not yet been approved.
CRT is 100% spay/neuter prior to adoption. We do NOT make exceptions so please do not ask. If we have puppies available (which is rare), they will not be available to go to an adoptive home until they are spayed or neutered.
Here's what you need to do...
Submit an online adoption application
Once you submit the application, you should email the contact person for the dog you're interested in. If you are not interested in a particular dog, go to our contact page and email the coordinator for your area.
We check your personal and vet references
We verify personal and vet references that are given on your online adoption application.
A home visit is scheduled for your family
A home visit is mandatory for all adopters. This will involve a rescue volunteer coming to your home and visiting with you. All family members and pets must be present at the time of the visit. If you refuse a home visit, your application will be declined.
Your information is submitted to the coordinator, foster home and Board of Directors for a decision
Once we have the home visit report, the coordinator for your area and the foster home will discuss your application and home visit report. They will then forward it to the Board of Directors who will either approve or decline your application for adoption.
We will notify you of your adoption status
We will require you to sign our adoption contract and pay a minimum adoption donation of $225. Fees can and will increase for puppies ($250 for puppies) due to the extra vet work that we must perform on them. This fee will help other Chihuhuas in need, just like the one you're adopting.
We would love to have your help! We need volunteers all over the country to help foster, transport, conduct home visits, help with fund-raising, contact shelters, and much, much more. Every little bit helps! Click here for information about volunteering.