Post # 1
I dont want to come across as advertising or promoting something not for WB, but I am just really passionate about what I do in the Rescue community and about helping animals. It truley is a love of mine. I choose to work with a Chihuahua specific group for a few reasons, its close to where I live, I love Chihuahua’s and because I see the large problem there is with Chihuahua overpopulation in shelters. So thanks for looking and letting me share my passion and excitement!
There is an event coming up with the Rescue that I work with. Non-prifit, our biggest fundraiser of the year. We work with Chihuahua’s/mixes and are having our yearly Chihuahua festival. Its open to all small dogs to attend, or if you are looking for your Furever friend you should come take a look. Going to be lots of events, races, competitions, vendors, and AMAZING deals for all you small dog owners. So if you dont have plans this weekend and can make it to Mt. Vernon WA, you should head on over. (About 1.5 hrs if that from Seattle)
Chihuahua Rescue and Referal! We are a Non-Profit, 501(C)(3) charitable organization; A Companion Animal Rescue and Placement Organization; Registered with the State of Washington
Click on links to find on Facebook. To Rescue a life is an amazing feeling!
Post # 3
You should look into “sharing” with other shelters on the east coast. Chihuahuas are a west cost dog and on the east coast its hard to find them.
Maybe your shelter can trade dogs to get a different assortment?
Post # 4
I would honestly come and adopt one if I didn’t live in PA. I want a small dog, and I’d much rather rescue than buy, but they are really not shelter dogs around here, as lefeymw says.
Post # 5
Wouldnt that be perfect! I wish it could be that way! We do a lot with other Rescue organizations around here, and are aware of the much demand there is for smaller dogs on the East coast. However, the biggest issue is funding. All our money goes towards getting them healthy and making room, and trying to take in more. Its VERY expensive to transport that far. Most rescues cant aford to do something like that unless some other grant or personal funding comes in to do something that big. Most rescues are in the same spot we are, just trying to afford what we can fix what is here. Even though we do what we can for Chi’s from CA to Canada. There is such a problem here on the West coast, a problem very large we cant take them all in, we have to turn some down because we are full and dont have room. We are all volunteers. We are not a shelter, we are a Washington State non-profit status with Federal 501(c)(3).
All of our dogs are not in shelters. We take in and rehabilitation and re-home in OUR PERSONAL homes. Which I think is fantastic because we REALLY know our dogs, not just the however many hrs a day shelters see there caged animals. Which is what helps us best place our dogs into FURever homes and we see VERY FEW returns.