Arrived in NZCR care: 7 December 2020
DOB: 2 years old (DOB: 2018)
Breed: Chihuahua x Foxy x Other
Registered with NZCAR: Yes
DogsNZ (NZKC): No
Council Registered: Yes - Christchurch City Council (2020/2021 membership).
Cat Friendly: Yes.
Child Friendly: 8 years and older.
Human Sociable: Yes.
Dog Sociable: Yes.
* TBC = "To be confirmed"
Stevie's owner is moving from her home to a caravan and has some health concerns. As a result, Stevie's mum and dad (two older dogs) will remain with her and Stevie has come to us for re-homing.
Stevie is said to be a very energetic, happy-go-lucky, little dog. Stevie is great with people - she is affectionate and enjoys the company of humans.
Stevie has been around children and is great with them - although she can become a little too excited. Stevie has lived with cats prior, she is fine with them although a little scared and tends to avoid them. Stevie also used to reside with two other dogs (these were her biological mum and dad). She is not used to being around stranger dogs however and can become overwhelmed if they don't respect her space.
* More information to be added at a later date - once we get to know Stevie better.
Stevie is de-sexed and micro-chipped, her chip is registered with the Council and NZCAR databases.
Stevie has also been flea and worm treated every 3 months while in trust care.
Stevie was vet checked and vaccinated up to date on 08/12/2020.
Stevie is currently on the "satiety" Hills prescription diet food as she needs to lose some weight.
Stevie came into care with a flea infestation and red sore skin. We have treated the fleas, had her groomed professionally and begun her on a new diet. This should improve her skin greatly.
Help us to Help Stevie!
New Zealand Chihuahua Rescue is a New Zealand Registered Charity run completely by volunteers. Nobody is paid to participate in our Rescue and 100% of the profits go back into the dogs in our care and community dogs needing assistance. We receive no public funding or grants. Our entire income to assist these dogs is derived from kind donations, sponsorship and fundraising projects. We are always short of money and it impacts how many dogs we can assist as each dog that comes into care needs some form of medical and/or behavioral assistance!
If you could help Stevie by donating to her cause, small or large, any amount helps! Please also contact us for a receipt and you can recieve 33.33% of your donation back from the IRD!
Donations can be made via:
The New Zealand Chihuahua Rescue Westpac Trust Account:
By credit or debit card to our GiveALittle:
* Please do not apply for Stevie - she is not available for adoption. Once Stevie is medically cleared to adopt, she has an adopter to go home to!
NOTE: Before applying for our dogs, please do read the above adopter requirements and ensure that you meet these. We are very clear about the homes we are seeking. We set the adopter requirements after consultation with the foster carers and consideration of the dogs, needs, welfare and personality. They are strict requirements - no exceptions. Please do not submit an application if you do not meet the above, we will simply respond to confirm the application is declined. Unfortunately, at times this has been the case and we have had to disappoint prospective adopters. This is why we are clear about our requirements prior and note them above.
Adoption Fee: $500.00
NOTE ON THE ADOPTION FEES AND TRIALS: Our adoption fees are determined by taking into account age of the dog, overall health and funds expended to date on that particular dog. The trust uses these adoption fee funds on: desexing surgery, micro-chip and NZCAR registration, vaccines, Council registration, flea and worm treatments, plus any other essentials dogs require such as specialist medications or food, blood-testing, orthopedic surgeries etc. and any other dog disposables required for dogs in care. Please note: sorry we do not accept payment plans, as we need to be sure adopters are able to financially support dogs prior to adoption - sorry, no exceptions. Please note: the deposit needs to be made to the trust account prior to the changeover date of the dog going on trial. We do not accept cash payments on the date. The full100% of all adoption fees go towards the dogs in the care of the Trust.