Hello, and welcome. Here is a
brief story on who we are and what we do. Why we do it, is unique to
each person who helps the littlest and most defenseless of the canine
We are an absolutely NEVER-
kill shelter, completely donation- funded and place each dog
who we take custody of into a warm, safe and state- of- the- art
security environment including full emergency, routine and sometimes
extreme (and extremely expensive) veterinary care for each animal. We
will let no dog die without providing any and every possible resources
that we possess. Our veterinarians are chosen for their expertise in
small dog medicine.
We further offer each dog in our care up to a lifetime of sanctuary or
boarding care, if necessary. Our Chihuahua Sanctuary services are for
dogs who cannot, possibly forever, be placed in normally- acceptable
adoptive homes. These dogs may have physical or behavioral deficits
that may put theirs or others' safety and well- being into jeopardy
without extreme measures. Some examples of these dogs are ones who are
profoundly handicapped, incorrigibly aggressive dogs, or dogs that
require long- term, often costly veterinary care on an intensive basis.
These dogs are not necessarily impossible to adopt, but the pool of
qualified and willing adoptive candidates is extremely small.
Dogs that are otherwise healthy, normal or easily rehabilitated are
offered for adoption into qualified homes. We do rigorous screening of
all adoption applicants, including reference checks and mandatory home
inspection before the dog is released. We charge a $300 donation fee
which barely covers the wholesale cost of each dogs' minimum initial
services listed below.
We will spent any money we have to treat a dog and have
spent thousands on veterinary care for individual dogs with serious
problems. We take dogs with medical or injuries that no other rescue
groups will touch, yet our adoption fee remains $300 ($350 for
Veterinary exam and treatment as necessary
Anesthesia- free Teeth Cleaning
Flea/ tick control
Heat (during winter)
Collar and tags
Legal documentation and records
Behavioral and nutritional therapy
... before any dog is adopted out.
Money is not our objective.
We've already accepted full responsibility for these little dogs for
the rest of their lives and their well- being is the absolute paramount
in any decision.
It's all about the dogs.
And, it's all because of one woman, President and founder of Chihuahua Rescue, Kimi . Kimi and her charges are helped tremendously by key volunteer officers and people who have a demonstrated a selflessness and devotion towards these dogs which is no less exemplary, but with these dogs, at her quarters within the kennel, only Kimi lives and breathes with and for each dog who comes into her care, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
A Chihuahua in need or injured is blessed to be delivered to Kimi. Kimi
will fight to no ends to protect each and every fuzzy, vulnerable
little head in her kennel. She is an inspiration to us all and what
keeps us coming back to help the dogs.
Thanks for visiting our website and caring about the dogs.
Dave, Volunteer, and webmaster, Chihuahua Rescue, Burbank, California
Feel free to email
me with any questions or comments.
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