Perth Chihuahua Rescue

Perth Chihuahua Rescue Inc. is a specialised dog rescue based in Perth, Western Australia. Servicing ONLY Perth Metro area at this point in time. Perth Chihuahua Rescue Inc. is run by volunteers, and with the support and donations from very generous members of the public. Your donations go directly towards their vet bills and costs related to rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing predominantly Chihuahuas and Chihuahua cross-breeds in WA.

Their rescue operates a little differently than other Rescues. To minimise their volunteers time spent on people looking for the “cutest or smallest” dog, they keep a waiting list of families looking to adopt a chihuahua or chihuahua cross. They keep notes of what the family is looking for, their current situation and other factors and as the dogs come into care, they first go through this list to see if there is a suitable family waiting. If they cannot find a home on the waiting list, they will advertise this online.

If they do advertise and you believe the dog would be a good fit to your household, you will need to fill out an Adoption Application.

Once references are checked and the form processed, they will advise you if there are any suitable dogs. If they have a possible match, one of their representatives will go to your home and do a fence check and have a chat. This is purely to assess the safety and security of the dog. With all the paperwork and checks done, you will then meet your prospective new family member. If the meet goes well, the dog will go home with you and begin the 2-week trial. During this period, they will to assist you in any way they can to settle your new friend, but if things do not go as planned, you are able to return the dog to them, just as they are able to request the return of the dog. If the dog is returned during this trial period, you will receive a full refund or alternatively have a meet with another suitable dog.

Once the trial period of 2 weeks is over and if all parties are happy, they make the adoption official. They will lodge the pre-signed microchip transfer and mail any relevant paperwork out for your new family member ready to register with your local council. All of the dogs receive a mandatory sterilization, vaccinations and microchip and all certificates and paperwork involved with these processes will also be provided to you for use in registering the dog with your local council.

Part of the adoption agreement is that any dog that has come from Perth Chihuahua Rescue Inc will need to be returned to them if at any stage you can no longer care for the dog.

If you need any further assistance with the dog, please do not hesitate to contact them and they will endeavour to assist you in any way they can. The health and wellbeing of the dogs they rescue will always remain a priority to them.

When fostering, there are many things to think about before you decide if you would be a suitable foster carer. Never forget the household you are living in; every human that will be living with the dog will need to be on board with the process for it to be successful.

If you would like to proceed to apply to become a foster carer with them, they will first need you to read through the Foster Information Sheet and fill in their Foster Application Form.

Once they have processed the application, if you are successful, they will need to do a home inspection to make sure the needs and safety of the dog are met. All going well, they will pre-approve you for foster and when a suitable dog needs care they will contact you.

They are always looking to add superstars to their volunteer and events teams too, so even if you can’t foster – maybe you can taxi pooches to and from the vet? Or, help out cooking up a storm at one of their events, baking some treats or manning a market stall.