Dogs in Care with New Zealand Chihuahua Rescue

"Hercules"

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AVAILABLE
Chihuahua x Pomeranian  
Located in Christchurch City

"Pippi"

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AVAILABLE 

Chihuahua x Bichon x Jack Russell

Located in Canterbury and

 Marlborough Regions

"Jazz" or "Jaxx"

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AVAILABLE

Chihuahua (Long Coat)  

Located in Canterbury and 

Marlborough Regions 

"Rascal"

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UNAVAILABLE

ADOPTER SELECTED
Jack Russell x Chihuahua

Located in South Canterbury

"Tess"

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 UNDER ASSESSMENT 

Chihuahua (Long Coat) 

Located in Canterbury and
Marlborough Regions  

"Pippin"

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 UNDER ASSESSMENT
Chihuahua (Long Coat)
Located in Christchurch City

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COMING SOON

"Duke and Chino"

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 UNDER ASSESSMENT
Chihuahua - Long Coat
Located in Christchurch City  

"Dexter"

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UNDER ASSESSMENT
Chihuahua x Pomeranian

Located in Christchurch City

Are you looking to adopt from us? Here's how to begin...

The above dogs are some of the dogs that are in our care currently. Their statuses are marked clearly above and updated regularly. Please do not email for individual updates on dogs, any information available is on their profile.


Please remember that we are not dog breeders, or a pet shop, we are a charity and therefore cannot confirm when more dogs will come in to the Rescue or fulfill requests for specific colors or markings. We take in dogs that need assistance and often have their own unique "quirks".  We see ourselves as working for our dogs. It is not a first in first served process. We pair dogs with families that suit them and thank you for your patience and understanding.


If you are interested in any of our dogs, please submit an application form, together with the enclosures noted on the form to our email. Once the information is received we will consider the application and contact you. Failure to provide all information may result in a delayed or declined application. 


For more information on our processes and adoption, please read the "FAQ" at the bottom of that page and our Adoption Agreement. We expect that you know this information upon applying and agree to be bound by it.  


Adoption Process and Forms Here

What if none of the above dogs are suitable for me?

If the current dogs above are not available in your area, or you do not match their adopter requirements, you may still submit an application form to be retained in our database. This way, should we advertise any dogs in future that are suitable you can email us expressing your interest. 


At times, we may receive dogs that the former owners do not wish for us to advertise on social media and we exclusively consult pre-approved adopters in our database. This is another benefit of submitting your application prior.


Please note - submitting an application and/or being approved does not place an obligation on the Trust to provide you with a dog. We are not breeders or a pet store and do not act in a demand and supply manner. We take in dogs that need assistance and cannot guarantee as to when new dogs will come in.


Do note Facebook message or email us asking what dogs are available, we will simply refer you back to the website. We do not provide individual updates on dogs via email to prospective adopters, we place general updates on our website and social media only.


For more information on our process, please see the FAQ noted below:

Adoption FAQ

Adoption Form

IMPORTANT:  If sending your application by email, check that you  have saved your answers to the PDF file before sending . You will need to download the application to a computer, unfortunately it will not download to a tablet or cell phone device. Please take care to ensure all enclosures are included in your application form - high quality photos of the property and fencing are required. Together with landlord consent if renting. Failure to provide will result in a rejected application.

Adoption Application updated 2018-09-10 (pdf)

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