Surrendering A dog

Surrender Process:

We understand that there may be many reasons why you (or someone you know) can no longer care for their Chihuahua or Chihuahua cross. Please feel free to contact us via email to discuss a Chihuahua you wish to re-home. We will place the Chihuahua with a foster-carer who is able to evaluate the needs of that particular dog. We will then provide any necessary medical treatment and locate the best home possible.


Please see below for a surrender form, should you wish for private assistance in finding a suitable new home for your Chihuahua. Once your form is received, our Managing Trustee, will be in contact to discuss arrangements for the dog. If you are unsure about whether this is the right decision for you and the dog and wish to discuss a possible surrender, please fill out the form and forward to our email outlining the fact - we are happy to discuss matters further with you, but it is easier to get an overview of the dog and other circumstances prior to making contact.


We are happy to work with Breeders who are looking to re-home ex-breeding stock.

We happily accept dogs or puppies with special needs. 

There is no age limit on the Chihuahuas we accept!

If you have any concerns about the welfare of a Chihuahua or other dog, please contact your local SPCA.

Surrender Forms

 Please fill out the below form and email NZCR at contact@NZchihuahuarescue.co.nz The forms are PDF but CANNOT be edited with a computer, the reason being, we require your signature on the document. The original signed form needs to be retained and forwarded to the Trust. If you cannot print and sign the form - please send us an email with all of the information contained in the forms in an email instead. Once the form has been submitted, we will forward to you,