Dogs in Care with New Zealand Chihuahua Rescue



Canterbury Region    

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Canterbury Region

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Canterbury Region

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Canterbury Region

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Are you looking to adopt from NZCR?

The above dogs are some of the dogs that are in our care currently. Their status' are marked clearly above and updated as is necessary.

If you are interested in any of our dogs, please submit an application form (together with recent photos of your property and landlord consent, if renting) to the email address provided on the form. Once the information is received we will contact you. Failure to provide all information may result in a delayed or declined application. 

We have adopted dogs throughout New Zealan. Please go to the adoption tab above and read the information on our process. 

Also 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?

If the current dogs are not available in your area, or do not suit your lifestyle, but you wish to adopt, you may still submit an application form to be retained in our database. 

At times, we 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. 

We will notify you if your application has been accepted and you are added to the database. Please ensure that you inform us of any changes in circumstances, or if you are no longer able to adopt after being placed on our database. 

Please do not email us about dogs that are yet to have their profiles added - these will be added in due course, keep an eye on our 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.