AZCR
P.O. Box 52713
Mesa, AZ 85208
ph: 480-844-CHIs
(480-844-2447)


Adoptables

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We are an all volunteer rescue and we do not have any paid staff. We do not have a shelter as all of our dogs live in foster homes throughout the Valley, Flagstaff and Tucson. If you are interested in any of our fosters, please get in touch with their foster mom. We also have adoption events every weekend in the East and West Valley.

Please be patient with us and we will do our best to answer all e-mails within 48 hours. If you haven't received a response in 48 hours, please feel free to email the website and/or call our hotline number. Thank you.


We only adopt to Arizona residents.



All dogs currently residing in your home must be fixed and up-to-date on all vaccines. AZCR will determine the best home for each dog based on the application process and interview. The application and/or interview does not guarantee an approval. It also does not guarantee the adoption of a particular dog you may be interested in. AZCR may recommend a different dog more suitable to your household. AZCR is a privately run, non-profit organization and reserves the right to refuse any adoption that is not in the best interest of the dog based on our policies and standards.


BENNY







Hi Everyone! I’m Benny.

I’ve got a story to tell, but can’t get in to much of it. Let me say this, my humans surrendered me and 12 of my sisters and brothers. So, I gotta find a new place where my people will love and care for me.

I was born on May 12, 2016 and am a 10.3 lb active boy. I’m one of those mixed breeds with a lot of doxie in me and some Chihuahua. I’m one good looking neutered dude. Count me as a healthy dog with a good appetite. I LOVE food. I get to sleep next to my foster mom. Yeah! And she rubs my belly. Yes!

Good news: I’m potty trained and use a dog door. I love playing with other dogs. I can entertain myself which is a good thing, and I like chewing my chew toys.

I need someone to help me learn about walking on a leash, my foster mom says, I am starting to real good, but it’s not so easy for me, and I get scared of noises, like cars and well too many things. No crate, please. I hate it, but I’m learning how to use one. I was nervous in my new home at first and will need time to warm up. Guess you could say I’m a work in progress.

You will adore me if you give me a chance. I like women and kids, but men make me a little nervous.
Cats? There are a few that roam around outside, but I don't seem to pay them any attention. So what do you say… I could be YOURS!

Benny is current on all shots, microchipped and neutered.

Please email Ellen (ellenlebaron@gmail.com) for information about Benny.




BIRDY





Hi Everyone, my name is Birdy. Yep. You got it. BIRDY. I’m 2 1/2 years old, weigh 6 pounds and am one beautiful girl. I am white with black spots. My ears are different colors. One is white; the other black. So awesome! I love it!

I think of myself flying and zooming round and round, til I plop down in a little heap, ready for a nap. It’s fun when I get to run and play with other little dogs, but hey, keep those young 2 legged kids away from me. They move too fast, and it scares me. Same goes for strangers. I’ll SNAP at them, too. I DO NOT do well with cats.

You might think I’m standoffish. I’m not really. It takes me some time to warm up. I gotta get a sense of you first. After a day or so, I’m fine. Then I’m more like a velcro Chi. I’ll stick close by and follow you everywhere!

My foster mom thinks I’m sweet - as sweet as anyone can be. She’ll tell you I’m a work in progress. I use the doggie door, and am learning about going potty outside. I don’t know about walking with a leash. Maybe you could help me with that. I’ll sleep in my crate or will sleep in bed with you.

I’m healthy, happy, love lots of tummy rubs, and am waiting for YOU to come adopt me.

Please email Beth (vanlew4345@yahoo.com) for information on how to adopt Birdy.

CAMILLA






Camilla is about 8 years old, around 7 pounds and a little love bug. She is ok with other dogs her size but would do great as an only dog as she wants tons of attention. She knows how to use a dog door and wants to sleep in bed with you. She will not kennel so if you are looking for a nightly addition to cuddle with in your human bed, here she is! If not, then Camilla wouldn't be a match for you. She absolutely adores being with her human so will do best with a person that is home most of the day. She needs to go to a home with no young children or large dogs. Camilla is spayed, vaccinated and micro chipped.


Please email Sindy (sindymiller0211@gmail.com) for information about Camilla.

COCO, BLACKY and WHITIE
**COURTESY POST**








This is a courtesy post for Coco, Blacky and Whitie's current owner or person who found them. They are NOT in the care of AZCR, if you are interested in learning more about them and how to adopt them and their adoption fees contact Paloma Foulkes at her email listed below.

Coco, Whitie and Blacky need help to find a forever home that can keep them together. This three member Chihuahua mix bonded family have been looking for a forever home for a long time. Coco (mom) was rescued in December 2014 at a manufacturing company in Mexicali, Mexico, pregnant. She had six babies, one didn´t make it and three got adopted soon. Time passed and Blacky, Whitie and Coco became extremely bonded. They play, sleep and eat together! They do everything together! It is hard to find a home for one dog and harder for three, but Paloma truly believes in bonds among all creatures. These friends are bonded and deserve to live together. They are spayed and neutered and have shots to date. Coco is 3 yrs old and Blacky and Whitie are 1.4 yrs old. Paloma is located in Mexicali but will transport to a loving and good forever home!









Please email Paloma (palomafoulkes@outlook.com ) for information about how to adopt this loving and bonded family.


COWBOY





Hi Ya!

I wanna introduce myself. My name is Cowboy, but my foster mom likes calling me Neelix - you know, the cook from Star Trek’s Voyager crew. Neelix and I have a few things in common, He was an alien native from a far distant galaxy. I feel like an alien, too. I don’t remember where I came from, and I still don’t feel safe here on planet Earth. I’m kinda like a cowboy lookin for a safe forever home.

I’m cute. As cute as can be, with lots of character. How many little guys do you know with long wispy whiskers on their cheeks and in between their toes? Kinda like Neelix. I know I’m small at 6 pounds, but I’m made up of tough stuff: Chi and Terrier.

Tough lookin on the outside, but scared on the inside. So scared. I wish I wasn’t. I’m working on it, but it’s not easy. I get along with other dogs, but I don’t know how to play with them. Walking on a leash makes me shake and quiver. Too many loud noises. I get anxious in the car, but with a little work, maybe I’d learn to like it.

I confess that I’m possessive of my human. I think I wanna be the only dog. I’ll bite when someone comes near me all of a sudden. My history of being a pleasant boy isn’t always stellar. My human from a long time ago turned me in to the Rescue because I was biting his adult son. Honest. I don’t know what made me do it.

Give me some canned food and fruit and veggies for treats. Yum! I know how to use the dog door, so I’m good there. I wish I could tell you my birthdate, but no one seems to know it. My foster mom believes I’m 5 -7 years old. I still have lots of life left in me. Do you have a heart so big that you could take me in as your very own? I hope so, cuz I’m the lonesome cowboy lookin’ for a place to call home.

Please email Angela (areeves13@hotmail.com) for information about Cowboy.












DAISY





Hi everyone,

My name is Daisy. I was born on September 28, 2006. I’m an older girl and as sweet as can be,
Don’t think of my age as a detriment. Consider me mature and classy. Look at my photo, you’ll know its true. I weigh 8 pounds, but what lady of a certain age isn’t a little wider around the waist?

The important thing is that I get along with everyone - women, men, cats (You heard me. CATS!), and even well behaved children. I’m a little shy at first, but it doesn’t take me long before I’m ready to greet visitors and show off my personality.

I’m potty trained and use a doggy door. That’s a sign of good breeding! At night, I sleep in my little bed beside my foster parents.

I like living here, and I’m grateful that my foster mom took me in after my real mom died. It would make me so happy though, if someone would make me their own special little furry kid. I’m a healthy Chi and ready for YOU to adopt ME.

Please email BJ
(bjrileytucson@aol.com) for more information about Daisy.




DEREK





My name is Derek and I was born 6/20/14. The rescue thinks that I am a chi/min-pin mix. I am neutered, micro chipped and up to date on my vaccinations. I love to run and play with my sister,Jules, but I also get along well with other dogs. I know how to use a doggy door, shake, walk onthe treadmill for treats and good with kids. I also love to cuddle with you. Please help me find my forever home.




If you are interested in meeting me, please email Allison (chispas@aceweb.com) for information.


DESTINY





Destiny is about 9 years old and weighs 5 1/2 pounds. She is sweet, smart and full of life! She is dog door trained and good on car rides. Destiny will kennel if needed, (we don't kennel her) but she is quite the snuggler and would much rather sleep in bed with you!

She is good with other dogs about her size, no large dogs, but would also be great as an only dog. Destiny can not be placed in a home with young children, she is best with adults only. She has been micro chipped, spayed, and just had a dental. Destiny is ready to join her forever family!
















Please email Terry (terrykimble1@cox.net) for information about Destiny.

DOLLY





Meet Dolly!

Dolly has had a ruff time finding a perfect furever home. She is 9 years old and has been in and out of the shelter several times in the last 4 years. She is your typical chi, loving, needy, friendly lap dog, on her terms! she does not care to be man handled or to have her space invaded. I met her at the shelter and she let me scoop her up and take her for a walk, she loves to go for walks! And boy does she need it, she is VERY over weight! She probably weighs 11 lbs and should weigh 8lbs. She will need someone who understands her quirks and a home with no children or visiting children under the age of 13 to ensure they are old enough to respect her space. Today her new life starts! Also her new diet.

Please email Angela (areeves13@hotmail.com) for information about Dolly.












DORI aka ADORIABLE




I’m Dori, the 10 lb spayed princess Chi mix. My birthday is around June 2010. Someone found me delivering a baby pup and turned me over to foster care. I’m glad they did that! Unfortunately, my pup was born with a bad cleft palate and did not make it, But I am so glad my foster mom did everything she could to help me and my pup.
My foster mom says I’m a good girl. It’s true. I am, although I’m not a very social kind of Chi. I like adults for the most part, but not kids. I like playing with other dogs, but I don’t know about cats. I sit right next to my humans, but I don’t want to be on anyone’s lap. It takes me a while to warm up. I dislike visitors and usually hide when they come over but when I think they oughta leave, I chase them out of the house. LOL!

My favorite thing to do is play the part of a princess. I sleep perched on top of a tall kennel. Its my very own private space. You can find me hiding beneath blankets and taking it easy. I’m a professional couch potato. When it’s summer, I like sitting out on the porch in the morning sun.

I’m potty trained and use the doggy door. I’ll go into the crate if I have to, but I’d rather not. It’s fun taking walks. The leash is fine, but cars scare me. I have this little weird habit of chasing my tail when I want my dinner. Kind a cute, I think.

Except for some crooked teeth, that gives me a special grin, I’m a healthy kid looking for my forever home. Could we do a meet and greet?

Dori is current on all vaccines, microchipped and spayed.











Please email Angela (areeves13@hotmail.com) for information about Dori.



Dori aka ADORIable on PhotoPeach

EINSTEIN (MEDICAL HOLD)



Meet Einstein! Einstein has been busy at school working out equations to your heart and to his furever home!

Einstein came to us from the shelter with an upper respiratory infection and a bad patella. He has finished all his medical and is ready to find his very own home. Because he spent so much time on kennel rest, we are just now starting to learn good potty habits.

He is an awesome snuggler, not destructive and he doesn't mind his kennel. He likes to play with the other dogs, but actually doesn't really know how to play, so it's quite funny!

He likes going on walks and car rides. He would love to be the center of attention, he gives gentle kisses, and wouldn't mind being carried around or taken every where you go.

He weighs around 6lbs his DOB is estimated at 12/2013. He is fully vetted and ready for his furever home.








Please email Angela (areeves13@hotmail.com) for information about Einstein.

FALINE





Hi! My name is Faline! Once you meet me you will understand why I was named after a deer, I am all legs! I am a 3 month old, spayed chihuahua girl. I LOVE to play with big and small dogs and even try to play with my foster kitty siblings. I love to snuggle with you in bed but I also can be a crated and stay quiet if need be.

One thing you must know is I am an escape artist. I need to very secure yard; a concrete, tall wall would be best. I am a very sweet girl who loves to give kisses. I warm up quickly and love to play fetch. My favorite activity is to run around and play with my big pit bull foster sister. I am always gentle and graceful when playing!

I am not quite ready for adoption yet but my foster mom knows I am going to get adopted fast! She says she is surprised to catch a picture of me because I am full of the chihuahua zoomies! If you would like more information, please email my foster mom! We are in Tucson but if you are the right fit, my foster mom will always give me the chance to meet you! Love, Faline


Please email Karina (mcnultykarina@gmail.com) for information about Faline.






GAVIN


Gavin came to Arizona Chihuahua Rescue as a stray from yuma. He is a shy guy but once warmed up he loves to cuddle. Gavin does not like men. He likes other dogs. Loves to play. He is working on his training but will need time and patience with that. So can you find it in your heart to adopt Gavin.

Please email Barb (barbr39@msn.com) for information on how to adopt Gavin.



GODIVA






Hi There - My name’s Godiva.

I love the name. Godiva…chocolate…the best…that’s me! Okay so I’m not exactly a chocolate truffle, but I could be the most delicious 10 pound, spayed Chi mix you will ever find. I was born on May 1, 2015, so I’m still a young girl looking for adventures.

Men, women, older kids and cats too…I like them all. Give me some other dogs to play with, and I’m happy. I came from a place where there were 13 of us. We’re called the San Tan 13. A brave woman from the rescue got called to our house, expecting to find only three of us, but there we were 13 furry kids who needed help. I’m so thankful we found people to take care of us.

I haven’t lived with my foster mom for very long, so we can’t say a whole bunch, but here’s the scoop so far. I know about going outside when I need to do my business. I also use a puppy pad in the house. I don’t have experience with doggy doors, but hey, you got one… I’m up for learning about it.
We haven’t practiced walking me on a leash, so could use some assistance with that.

I wanna bombard my humans with kisses. Sometimes I’m a little bossy about it. Sitting on a lap brings joy to my heart. At night I sleep under the covers near my foster mom’s feet. YAY!

I’m a healthy active kid with a hearty appetite looking for my forever home. Could it be yours?

Please email Mary (Mlmure59@yahoo.com) for information about Godiva.










HELEN and HENRY






Helen and Henry are a loving bonded pair. They are 6 pounds each. Helen is around 6 years old and Henry is about 8 years old. Helen and Henry have back dew claws along with their front ones.

Helen likes to den under blankets. She is just as content to sit in her kennel as on my lap. Henry likes to go from the kennel to the dog bed to my lap. Both dogs are as sweet as can be. They are not quite sure about walking on leashes but with time I think they would be fine. They go in their kennels just fine and get along with other dogs.

I am not sure how they would handle children under 6, but older kids are fine. Helen and Henry do have a few moments of skittishness if they hear a loud noise. Henry likes to let you know if he sees or hears something. A quick squirt of the water bottle fixes that. They need a loving home, will it be with you?

Please email
Cassie
(sugarcookie3512@yahoo.com) for information on how to adopt Helen and Henry.






















JACK




My name is Jack (Bauer).

I am a healthy 10 year old male, weight 8lbs, neutered, microchipped and up to date on all shots.

I have some fear issues with collars and leashes and may bite if I feel threatened. I would like to have a quiet home with no children or cats.

I love to sit in your lap but will need a loving person that understands my issues.

I came to the rescue because my family was moving and couldn't take me with them.

If you are interested in meeting me, please email Shelley (shelley@nusourceonline.com) for information.



JACKIE





My name is Jackie. I am a very cute red Chihuahua mix, my foster mom says she thinks I am mixed with dachshund. I have the prettiest eyes. They are a unique golden color and huge. I am a year and a half old, spayed female and up to date on my vaccines. I came from a hoarding situation and was taken to PACC where I was very scared with all the dogs barking and so many people walking by, especially since I had just been taken from my home. I like to play with my foster siblings, but I am bone aggressive so my foster mom doesn’t allow bones without supervision. I like to chase my cat siblings, but usually when a foster sibling initiates it. Now that I know my foster mom isn’t going to hurt me I follow her everywhere and I get so excited when she comes home I jump into her arms. I am still not sure of new people, especially when they come into my house. I do not like to be confines, but will go in a crate with some whining. I have convinced my foster mom to let me sleep in bed under the covers with her. My foster mom is so excited because I am potty trained! I go outside and if she isn’t home and I really need to go I will use the puppy pads.

I would like a home with someone who will have the patience to let me take my time to get to know them and feel comfortable in my new forever home. I like to play so it would be nice to have a sibling. I maybe ok with older children, but because I am nervous I need them to be patient.

Make sure to email my foster mom if you have questions and she will do her best to answer them.


Please email Kendall (kendallweber08@gmail.com) for information about Jackie.










JULES




My name is Jules and I was born 6/20/2014. The rescue thinks that I am a chi/min-pin mix. I am spayed, micro chipped and up to date on my vaccinations. I love to run and play with my brother,Derek, but I also get along well with other dogs, I know how to use a doggy door, sit, shake for treats and good with kids. I also like to cuddle with you and I would love to be your little love bug. Please help me find my forever home.




If you are interested in meeting me, please email Allison (chispas@aceweb.com) for information.


LADY









Lady is a sweet girl who was born approximately 2006. She is around 8 pounds. She came back to us when her owner, who originally adopted her from AZCR, passed away.

She gets along with other dogs but she loves the boys the best. Not sure how she is with little kids - would be best with kids older than 10 years. She is a snuggler and likes to sit in your lap or sleep near you.

She is a great walking partner. She has a very expressive face and adorable floppy ears. She is crate trained, spayed, and current on shots. She is a little shy at first, but warms up quickly, especially if you have food. She loves food! She would need to be fed 2x a day with small portions to keep her at a good weight. But you can add her favorite healthy treat - green beans :)

If you are looking for a wonderful companion, Lady is your girl! She currently lives with her foster mom in San Tan Valley.

Please email Heather (heather@hhpetservices.com) for information on how to adopt Lady.













LEON




Leon was born in 2008. Leon is a puppy mill dog and although he has come a long way he still needs that special home that will understand his needs.

He needs a forever home that will give him the time and space needed to feel comfortable in his new environment and with his new family members. As you can see by his photos and slide show below, he has the capability to love and be loved...he just needs the right home...could that be you?






If you are interested in meeting me, please email Allison (chispas@aceweb.com) for information.










Leon on PhotoPeach

MAC







Approx 3-5 years old. Has a few skin conditions that we are working on. He has a little bit of hair loss in other spots but could be from being outside & found as a stray. He is a spritely 4 pounds and will be available soon for adoption. Check back for more details as we get to know him.

Please email Anita (agensen1@yahoo.com) for information on how to adopt Mac.





MAGGIE








Hello, my name is Maggie. I am around 10 years old. Even though I am a little bit older, I still have a lot of miles left. I enjoy bones, walks, toys, and most of all snuggling under the covers with my foster mom. I am a total sweetheart. I get along with other dogs as long as they are not trying to eat my food or take my bone. Since I am an older gal I just grump at them. I get along with kids as well. I enjoy car rides and sun bathing. I am house trained and go in my kennel when I am told to. I am a little nervous at first and then I warm up. I only bark if the door bell rings. I am about 7 lbs and I am healthy although I do have some issues with my ears. I am looking for my forever home. Please contact my foster mom if you would like to meet me.

Please email
Cassie
(sugarcookie3512@yahoo.com) for information on how to adopt Maggie.

















Maggie on PhotoPeach




MISS LILY(SPECIAL NEEDS)


**A special needs dog can range anywhere from the elderly or injured in need of daily medication to the disabled requiring special restrictions and to the socially challenged in need of a patient and experienced owner.

The dogs here have a second chance at life because of Arizona Chihuahua Rescue. We believe EVERY dog has an owner out there who will love them, care for them and accept them just the way they are.

Please, when looking at these wonderful dogs, be sure to read their bio in depth to see if you have the time, patience and know-how to take them into your home.**



I, her foster Mom, am proud to present our sweet girl, Miss Lily. She was adopted to a family some months back who recently returned her to the rescue. They said that she was being returned because (1) she does not like to travel and (2) she goes after the pant legs of men-from behind. Since she has been with me she has traveled in the car to and from the vet's office on several occasions with no problem whatsoever. She does however want to go after mens pant legs-from behind. We are working on that with her and she will stop her pursuit with a correction from me.

Miss Lily is well housetrained, she sleeps in her kennel overnight with no problems, she knows the command "sit", she is very affectionate with me, loves to give kisses and gets along fairly well with the other dogs in the household. She does aspire to be the dominate dog but we are also working on that and she is coming along. She could do okay with another dog but would probably do best as the only dog. Lily is about 6 years old.


Miss Lily tested negative for heartworm and is on heartworm preventive meds. She had some seizures while with her previous owner and she is on medication to control those. Miss Lily tested negative for Valley and Tick Fevers so the vet feels she is epileptic and will likely need to remain on seizure control meds for the remainder of her life.

Please email Barb (barbr39@msn.com) for information on how to adopt Miss Lily.





MOANA






Moana is a sweet 13 year old girl from the Tucson Pound. She is 6 pounds and she's a little shy but very friendly when you get to know her. Moana gets along with other dogs, and she loves to cuddle and play!


Please email Liesl (kolodisner_8@hotmail.com) for information on how to adopt Moana.

MOUSER



Mouser is a 7.3lb, 6 month old little boy. He can be shy initially but loves attention and is just so sweet. He loves to run and play. We are still getting to know him and will have more information later. He is neutered and up to date on shots. He is currently working on housebreaking.




Please email Cindi (cflass@hotmail.com) for information on how to adopt Mouser.

NAKITA



Nakita is a playful little girl. We estimate she was born sometime in the middle of May 2014. She weighs about 8 pounds and has learned to use the doggy door. She will sleep in a kennel at night or will sleep snuggled next to you if you let her. Nakita has a luxating patella, but it does not cause her any issues. She absolutely adores going to the dog park to run and play! She would be a great companion on a daily walk. Nakita is shy when she first meets new people, but after a day or two her playful personality shines through. She is uncomfortable around children, they make her nervous, so can not be adopted into a home with any. This baby girl is smart, loving and ready for her forever home!













Please email Sindy (sindymiller0211@gmail.com) for information about Nakita.


PEANUT





Greetings!

My name is Peanut, the not too little Chi. I’m a 15 year old lady, born on May 2, 2002.

Yep, I’m a bit on the chunky side at 10 pounds. It happens sometimes, when we get old. We gain weight! Also, I REALLY like food! I have a mild heart murmur but don’t take any medicines. If you help me keep my teeth clean and my weight down, all will be well.

I get along with everyone, including kids. Don’t know about the cats. Don’t live with any. I love car rides, I sleep with my humans, am potty trained, use a doggy door and the steps to get into bed. I’m not crate trained, but hey I’m a senior. I sleep a lot and don’t get into trouble. I do have a little quirk about being picked up. I’m not crazy about it and I might snap. Give me a few weeks to warm up and I will be happy to accept belly rubs and back scratches.

My owners surrendered me after I lived with them for ten years. You know why - because my mom got a new husband and a baby. I didn’t fit in their world anymore. Maybe I could fit in yours. I’d love a quiet home where there might be another senior dog or two. I want so much to belong to a new loving family. Maybe we could meet and see what happens.





Please email Sharon (homeofoldhorses@aol.com) for information on how to adopt Peanut.

PEDRO








Pedro looks like he is part Italian Grey Hound part Chihuahua. He did have mange at some point which is why his face looks a little patchy but it is all cleared up.

Pedro is about 9.8 pounds and around 6 years old. He is a very sweet but nervous boy. He isn't quite sure of noises and sudden movement. It took him a while to warm up to me but now that I have had him for a while he hops right into my lap.

Sometimes he is hard to pick up as he low hops away. I am not sure what happened before he came to us but it had to have been bad since he is so nervous. Pedro needs a forever family who is patient and will let him come to them in his own time. He is a little more nervous of men and takes longer to adjust to them. He goes in his kennel pretty well.

Pedro gets along with other dogs. He seems fine with older children. I am not sure how he would do with kids under 6. Pedro is not quite sure about being on a leash and walking, but I am sure with practice he would get better. He is a loving dog who needs a loving home.

Please email
Cassie
(sugarcookie3512@yahoo.com) for information on how to adopt Pedro.











PERDY (Chi-Whisperer dog)



**A chi-whisper dog is a dog that needs that extra caring hand to help them get over the fears and habits that they developed due to being in one of the following:
Coming from a puppy mill
Coming from a bad back yard breeder
Coming from a hoarding situation
Coming from a an abusive situation
These are great dogs that just need that extra attention from people who have that special gift with animals**


Perdy aka Perdida was born 11-07-01 which means she spent 7 years breeding in a puppy mill. How sad. She also is timid but coming along nicely.

Please email Barb (at barbr39@msn.com) for information on how to adopt Perdy.

PEYTON




Peyton is a pretty, 2 yr old girl who is extremely playful! She loves to be in your lap but also loves to go outside and run and play with other dogs. Peyton didn't do well with small children, so she needs to go to a home without kids under the age of 12. She does really well with men - she absolutely loves my 22 yr. old son! No apartments or houses without a yard - she loves the outdoors. Peyton is one of the sweetest dogs and has brought so much love to our house. A family would be very lucky to have her as their dog.




Please email Becky (beckyrobinson1@cox.net) for information about Peyton.

PIXIE



Pixie is about 4 pounds and approximately 9 years old. She is a beautiful little applehead that is snuggly and sweet. She would do well as an only dog or ok with one other small dog. She is very little so will not be placed with larger dogs or small children.

Please email Liz (elizabeth.r.stratton@gmail.com) for information about Pixie.

POESY



My name is Poesy. As you can see by my photo, I am a cutie. My ears stand at full attention, my eyes watch everything that goes on, and my body is eager to get going for a day of play (I love toys) and treats (Yeah. I love my treats, too).

You’re probably wondering why I’m in foster care, so let me tell you. A while back, some one, who remains nameless, dumped me and four other friends in the Camp Verde Marshall’s office yard. My current foster mom, Elaine, calls it Doggie Detention. She’s right about that! I’m glad she got me out of that ugly place.

Elaine took me to her home, but she’s not able to keep me forever, cuz she already has a big family of Chis. I know she cares about me and wants a loving family to adopt me. That could be YOU!

I’m only a year old and have lots and lots of energy. Does that mean I’m hyperactive? I don’t know, but hey, take me for a walk, give me some exercise, play with me, give me a few treats and I’m a happy Chi.

I gotta tell you that I’m not a lap dog, and I don’t like being carried around - like that furry kid in Legally Blonde - you get my drift. Of course, I can learn. If you spend some time teaching me good doggy skills and maybe take me to some training classes, I know I will shine. I’m already potty pad trained, will sit next to my human, and snuggle under the covers at night. I can be a little possessive, but between me and you, its because I’m scared.

I know in my heart that there is the perfect home for me. It could be yours. How ‘bout we do a meet and greet. See for yourself. Please, be mine!

Please email Elaine (elaine.greyfire@gmail.com) for information about Poesy.

PRECIOUS MARIE



Call me Precious Marie. I was born in October, 2008. I’m a 6 lb blonde, but no blonde jokes - please!
I love men, women and older kids. I’m a healthy, active Chi who loves cuddling, taking walks and going on car rides. My foster dad lets me sleep next to him. I like that!

I am potty trained and use the doggy door. I LOVE food and will bark for it. With a name like Precious, you know I must be sweet, and I am, except for a few little quirks like chasing my butt, being a little possessive of my human and okay, I confess. I can be rude to new visitors.

The Rescue brought me in from Yuma where I lived with one family for 8 years. They told the shelter that I was the best dog and would protect you in a thunderstorm even though they scare me too, but they still turned me in. If you would adopt me, cuz I am super sweet, we could work on my manners together and I will protect you in a scary thunderstorm. You and me… a one human house…. we could go places together!

Precious Marie is current on all vaccines, microchipped and spayed.

Please email Angela (areeves13@hotmail.com) for information about Precious Marie.

RASCAL(SPECIAL NEEDS)


**A special needs dog can range anywhere from the elderly or injured in need of daily medication to the disabled requiring special restrictions and to the socially challenged in need of a patient and experienced owner.

The dogs here have a second chance at life because of Arizona Chihuahua Rescue. We believe EVERY dog has an owner out there who will love them, care for them and accept them just the way they are.

Please, when looking at these wonderful dogs, be sure to read their bio in depth to see if you have the time, patience and know-how to take them into your home.**








Rascal is a special needs dog and must be adopted by a behaviorally savvy adopter. His adopter must agree to sign a bite waiver and be committed to providing Rascal with a safe and structured home. Rascal has a low bite threshold and has snapped at and bitten people when in situations that make him anxious. His foster states that he is very affectionate and loving once he becomes comfortable and feels safe. Due to his unpredictable behavior, he should be the only pet and in a home with no children.

Looking for a devoted companion to provide lots of belly rubs. Oh…and cookies…that’s super important too!!

In return, I, Rascally Rascal do solemnly swear to be your loyal friend for my entire life and provide you with unlimited unconditional love.

Here’s a little more information about me that might just sweeten the deal. My friends describe me as a very handsome little man with a winning smile. I’ve been told that I look like a little toy fox. My coat is a coffee colored tan and I have distinct white socks on all four paws. I’m approximately 4 years old and weigh all of about 7 pounds soaking wet. Check out my photos!

Not convinced yet.

Do you need help meeting your Fitbit step goals? I’m your man! I do very well on leash and will gladly accompany you on walks whenever you feel like taking a stroll.

Would you prefer a more reserved companion? That’s me! I am a quiet fellow, who thrives on affection from my human. I’m a real cuddle bug. I don’t find it necessary to make my presence known every time the doorbell rings. That is not to say that I don’t enjoy the sounds of a good old fashioned squeaky toy and I am very good at entertaining myself.

Are you concerned about having the time to potty train and vet a new pup? No worries here! I am proud to say that I am proficient in the use of a doggie door and have rarely had accidents in my foster home. I am also neutered, up-to-date on all vaccines and micro-chipped!

What are you waiting for? Please email Terry (terrykimble1@cox.net) for information about Rascal.














RIO



Rio came back to the rescue after his owner died and since he also had a sister we took her as well (Sadie). He is 3 yrs old and about 8lbs. He is still trying to figure out what is going on so he spends a lot of time hiding in a crate although he is starting to come out more. He is okay with other dogs and doesn't care about cats. He appears to be potty pad trained but we are working on going outside more. He is fixed, microchipped and up to date on shots. We will update his bio as he becomes more comfortable and shows his personality more.

Please email Cindi (cflass@hotmail.com) for information about Rio.




ROOKIE






Rookie is 7 yrs old and is blind in one eye. Rook loves women and is very distrustful of men and of male dogs. He acts like a dog who witnessed domestic violence. If a male in his foster home, raises his voice, Rookie runs to the closest female and gets between her and the male. Rookie is very affectionate, loves to snuggle and sleep right against the back of his human, as long as it is a female. He gets along with female dogs but sure does not want to be around any males. Want a good buddy and a protector?? Rookie is the man.

Please email Barb (barbr39@msn.com) for information about Rookie.

RIO



Sadie came into the rescue with Rio when their owner died. She is very sweet and very playful. She is 4 yrs old and 17lbs. She is currently on a diet to get the weight down. She is okay with other dogs and cats. She is also potty pad trained we believe but are working to get her to go outside more. She is fixed, up to date on shots and microchipped.

Please email Cindi (cflass@hotmail.com) for information about Sadie.




SONNY CORLEONE









Meet Sonny, Sonny Corleone! Although his big personality fits his name, Sonny wasn’t named after the Godfather Character. He was named in memory of an angel dog, Sonny Corleone (of the Gilbert 23), who lost his life in the Tragedy At Green Acre Dog Boarding. Sonny had a rough start before coming to the rescue (hit by a car and a broken tail that needed to be amputated). But despite of, or perhaps because of, his rough start, he is quite the Character. He is full of personality, and provides his foster parents with hours of laughter from watching him “go to the mattresses” (aka, his favorite wrestle spot) with his foster brothers, hearing his hilarious jabber/rabble/howls (he is a talker when he’s feeling excited or playful), seeing him spring into the air from sheer excitement (he jumps SO high) when they come home, or just watching him quietly play with his favorite toys. When he’s not providing entertainment, he’s bringing so much love with his soulful gaze, sweet soft kisses, and snuggles….oh the snuggles, he is a lover, and when he looks into your eyes, it’s hard not to melt!
Sonny is a svelte 7lbs (his long legs make him appear larger in photos), and is approximately 2-3 years old. He could be younger, as he has a lot of playful puppy in him. He’s neutered, up to date on all his shots, microchipped, and a healthy, happy little boy looking for his forever home. If you’d like to learn more about this little Gangster,lol, send his foster mama, an email today, BadaBing!!









Please email Danielle (nomadgirl1975@yahoo.com) for information on how to adopt Sonny Corleone.






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SPICY
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Hello, my name is Spicy and I am a brindle smooth coat chi-weenie.

I was born 3/1/2008 per my owner who had to surrender me to AZCR. I need a home with NO children under the age of 12. I would like to be the only dog as I can be a dominant female. I like to go for walks and ride in the car. I like going to Petsmart type stores that are doggie friendly but, I am not great with folks coming up to pet me and strange dogs upset me.

I would do wonderful in a home with a women or senior couple. I like my crate as my inside doggie house. I do not get on the furniture. I do use the doggie door.

I was attacked by a big dog and was hurt. My previous mom was hurt as well by the big dog. I am located up north in the Verde Valley.

Please email Cho (cho.robie@gmail.com) for information on how to adopt Spicy.

TERRI





Hi! My name is Terri.

I was born in November 2014. I’m a big girl, weighing in at 10 pounds. I ‘m not saying for sure, but I think I’m one of those mixed breeds - maybe a little Fox TERRIer with some Chi. Get ti?

My foster parents call me “The dog behind the couch”. Here’s the scoop: I came in from the county - scared, super scared. Humans made me nervous. They still do, but I’m working on getting rid of those fears. My foster parents believe that I will fall in line eventually, since I sit on the couch and take treats from their hands.

I used to be so scared when picked up, I would defecate, but now if you can catch me, I’ll let you hold me.
I love playing with other puppies in the house and I am very potty trained, I do not potty in the house, but someone needs to open the door for me. I don’t know how to use a doggy door or a crate. As for the leash. Don’t even try it. Not yet. I’ll need to get braver and feel more trust in humans before that happens.

One thing I love is food. Even though I’m still scared, I don’t miss a meal. I know when it’s time to eat, and I magically appear at my dish. When its night time and all the others have chosen their places of sleep, I saunter off to my bed behind the couch.

I hope I haven’t scared you. Yeah, I’m a challenge, but I’m a worthy one. If you understand dog behavior and don’t mind that I have fears, we could become a team. You could work with me and help me increase my confidence. I’d be ever so thankful, and you’d be proud of your new furry kid!

Terri is up to date on all her vaccines, microchipped and spayed.

Please email Angela (areeves13@hotmail.com) for information about Terri.







TOBY




Toby is a sweet, timid boy who gets alog with other dogs and he was born in December 2009. He is neutered and up to date on his shots and he is looking for his forever home. Could that be you?




Please email Becky (beckyrobinson1@cox.net) for information about Toby.

TOBY



Toby is about 15 years old and weighs around 5 or 6 pounds. He was adopted years ago from the rescue but had to come back to us because his adoptive mom recently passed away. He just saw the vet and had a dental. The vet found no health issues with Toby, other than a touch of arthritis. He is a sweet little cuddler and is looking for a special someone to spend the rest of his life with.

Please email Sindy (sindymiller0211@gmail.com) for information about Toby.








VIVIAN





Please meet Vivian! Vivian is 2-3 years old and she was hit by a car prior to coming to our rescue. She is fully recovered apart from some scarring. She loves people and is good with most dogs but not particularly cat friendly. She is very much a cuddler and is a larger mix at 13-15lbs. She is currently living in Flagstaff with her foster family.

Please email Helen (hkbrillakis@yahoo.com) for information about Vivian.















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