Chihuahua Puppies and Dogs

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Great Tips for Searching for a Chihuahua Puppy or Dog for Adoption, Rather Than for Sale


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Chihuahuas are known to be small dogs, but don’t let their little size fool you – they usually have big personalities! They are notorious for being courageous, whimsical dogs who love to explore the world around them and will likely adore their human and canine companions.

Known to be an extremely loyal breed, Chihuahuas are easily trainable with some time, effort, and maybe a few treats! They’re famous for being quick learners and are very intelligent little pooches. Commonly, Chihuahuas have dark, round eyes and sometimes comically large ears to match. They vary in weight and in color, including black, white, chestnut, and sable.

Though tinier than many other breeds, Chihuahuas still require good, hearty exercise and both mental and physical stimulation. They make for excellent apartment dogs, and though they can live in colder climates, a sweater is recommended to keep them warm when they are outside for a romp. Overall, the Chihuahua and Chihuahua mixes are funny, friendly dogs with tons of love to give to their forever families.

The Top 5 Reasons to Consider Adopting Over Buying a Chihuahua from a Pet Store or Chihuahua Breeder:

  1. Adoption is More Affordable - Typically, adoption fees are much less than you’d pay for a Chihuahua dogs and puppies for sale at a pet store, or even a reputable Chihuahua breeder. Adopting is especially a great deal because usually rescued dogs and puppies have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and have been spayed or neutered. It all adds up, but when you choose pet adoption you are paying less for a dog or puppy who is just as perfect as one you’d find for sale!
  2. Near Purebreds & Healthy Mixes - Looking for a specific type of dog or puppy? It is estimated that 30% of all shelter animals are purebred, including Chihuahuas. There are also Chihuahua rescue organizations specifically devoted to rescuing and adopting out only Chihuahuas. On the other hand, you can find your own one-of-a-kind, amazing mixed-breed dog in a shelter. We love those fabulous mutts! Due to a larger gene pool to draw from, often mixed-breed dogs have fewer behavioral problems or health issues, and can even live longer than purebred dogs. In short, whatever you’re looking for you can find at your local shelter or rescue group, and right here on
  3. Be a Hero - Selecting a Chihuahua rescue group or going to your local animal shelter means that you are saving a dog's life. In truth, you are also making room for another dog to enter the shelter; therefore, you are saving another! When you choose to adopt, you’re an instant hero.
  4. Adult Adoption = Less Stress - Adopting an adult dog has many advantages. Adult dogs in shelters often have already been in homes, and many have already be housebroken or have had obedience-trained. Also, since adult dogs’ personalities are already established, it is easy to tell if they are good with children, or familiar and comfortable with other pets. One thing is certain; adult dogs require less attention and less work than puppies do. Best of all, any rescued dog will be forever grateful you saved their life.
  5. Finding the Right Match - Often rescue group and animal shelter staff and volunteers know the personalities of animals, meaning they will know the individual Chihuahua dogs and puppies in their care. They will be able to better match you up with a dog that fits your lifestyle and activities. This is one of many advantages to finding an adult Chihuahua dog for adoption, rather than for sale.

Chihuahua Focused Rescues

Below you'll find many Chihuahua focused rescue organizations. This is not a complete list! If you are a Chihuahua focused rescue and would like to be included, please sign up for an account here, then submit your request using the Contact Us link after you login to your rescue or shelter account. Thank you!

  • Arizona Chihuahua Rescue - Mesa AZ
  • Chihuahua Relief & Rescue Society - Coquitlam BC
  • Foundation for the Care of Indigent Animals - Spring Valley CA
  • OC Chihuahua Rescue - Huntington Beach CA
  • Santa Barbara Chihuahua Rescue - Santa Barbara CA
  • Chihuahua Rescue & Transport (CRT) - California - CA
  • Chihuahua and Small Breed Rescue - Denver CO
  • Northwest Florida & South Alabama Poodle Rescue - Opp AL
  • Sita's Dog Sanctuary and Safe Haven Chihuahua Rescue - Yorkville IL
  • Chihuahua Rescue USA - Indiana - CROWN POINT IN
  • Clinton County Humane Society - Frankfort IN
  • Chihuahua Rescue, USA - Louisville KY
  • Chihuahua Cottage - Taylorsville KY
  • Puppy Love Rescue, Inc. - Brunswick ME
  • Little Angels - Bel Air MD
  • Yankee Chihuahua Rescue - Westbrook ME
  • Peanut's Legacy Chihuahua Rescue - Norton Shores MI
  • Second Chance Chihuahua Rescue - Nixa MO
  • Chi's Please Chihuahua Rescue - Wingate NC
  • Crickets House Chihuahua And Toy Breed Rescue - Angier NC
  • Chihuahua Club of Mid-Jersey - Toms River NJ
  • Chihuahua Cottage (North) - West Babylon NY
  • The Middletown Humane Society - Middletown NY
  • Chihuahua Rescue & Transport - Tuttle OK
  • Bev's Babe's Rescue - Chouteau OK
  • Border Collie & Chihuahua Rescue - Estacada OR
  • Rescue A Tiny Treasure - Sparta TN
  • Heaven Sent Chihuahua Rescue-Virginia - Centreville VA
  • Cold Nose Warm Heart Chihuahua Rescue - Fairfax VA