I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, and not good with kids.
DOB 6/13/11 - Rat Terrier/Chi mix - approx 15 lbs. Neutered Male - micro chipped - current on vaccines. I would say Channing is almost all Rat Terrier. He was turned in by an owner and we were told Rat Terrier/Chi mix. Channing loves to play ball or any other activity with his foster brothers and sister. He is learning to go on walks and doing really well with that. He doesn't do well with small children and should only go to a home with kids 13 yrs and older. He is really good when left alone - he has a large pen area in the kitchen and he likes to go in his crate and sleep there with the door open. Channing is very loving and likes to be close to people. The more attention the better for him. He'll sleep on the couch or in a dog bed, but he would prefer to sleep in a bed with somebody. If you're looking for an energetic and loving young dog, Channing is the one for you! Please email Becky (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information on how to adopt Channing.
AZ 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.
To rescue, rehabilitate and place chihuahuas into stable, loving homes
To educate the public about the responsibilities of chihuahua 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
Come Meet Our Pets...
PETSMART - TEMPE Market Place (East side) 1900 E Rio Salado Pkwy/101 Tempe EVERY Saturday from 11am - 3pm
PETCO - AVONDALE 10190 West McDowell Road Avondale, AZ EVERY Sunday from 12pm-4pmPETSMART 1900 E Rio Salado Pkwy/101 Tempe 2nd & 4th Saturday monthly from 10am-3pm
Our Adoption Process...
Adoption Policy and Fees
Our Adoption Policy at 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 does 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.
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. (See our "featured chihuahua" link to read about one of our medical needs dogs.) 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 - 4 years old: $200
5 - 8 years old: $175
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)
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