Advice please on two dogs that need homes

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  1. JennaMichelle1

    JennaMichelle1 New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    A few months ago, my husband and I found two chihuahuas wandering around our front yard near the L.A. area. We aren't dog people, but I'd had a friend whose dogs were killed when a gardener left their gate open, and I didn't want anyone to go through what my friend went through. We put the dogs in our yard and put up flyers, took them to be screened for microchips, went door to door in our neighborhood, checked at the local pet store, and have heard nothing. Neither of them have been spayed or neutered, and we can't afford to pay for it. We wish we could but we just cant. They are the sweetest dogs and we don't want them to be put to sleep (our local pound is TERRIBLE), but we can't afford to keep them. I've become so disgruntled about rescue shelters in the area. Nobody will call or e-mail me back, even with advice. I can't get a hold of a single person. I wouldn't mind fostering the dogs if it was temporary, but my husband and I can't keep them. We don't have the time to give them a good home, and we can't afford their medical expenses. They are the sweetest dogs and like to sit in your lap and are incredibly well behaved. I'd hate to see anything bad happen to them. I'm sad because my husband says I need to take them to the SPCA this week.

    Does anyone have any advice for us? Should we take them to the pound or is there something else we can do that we haven't thought of? We are so disgruntled about animal rescue shelters. We can't believe nobody has even called or emailed to give us advice. We tried to do a good thing, but sadly we have learned that if we see any dogs wandering around, we need to turn a blind eye and just hope they end up okay. :(

    Thank you for any suggestions you can give.
    ~Jenna
     
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    I've heard that chis are EXTREMELY abundant in the L.A. area, so much so that shelters are transporting them to other states where they are adopted immediately. That's likely why you're not hearing back from rescues or shelters - they're already full with chis.

    There's always the option of a Chaz transport! Anyone know anyone who needs two chis??? (Unfortunately they're pretty abundant in TX as well.)
     
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    lizb has a good suggestion! Have you tried contacting rescues out of the area?? Transports can be arranged! The rescue I foster through pull dogs from out of state and gets them to OH all the time ;)
     
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    I will definitely start contacting shelters out of state, I didn't know we could do that. Thank you so much for your help!
     
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    MericoX Roos, Poos, & a Wog!

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    Seriously, check out southern Maine. We get alot of transports from down south, and on the 1st day dogs are avaiblable for adoption they are snatched up with people waiting in line at the door.
     
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    They had a plane Jet Blue I think that brought chis in from California to NY. So you might want to contact some rescue groups in NY also. Do they seem to be a bonded pair?

    Try rescue groups instead of shelters out of state. Shelters here also PTS if to full.
     
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    Hi Jenna!

    So great of you and your husband to temporarily house those little Chis. :) Not sure which rescues you've already contacted, but following is a rather large list for you to look at. I've tried to keep most within California, but there are contacts in other states as well. Right now there's a BIG demand for Chihuahuas in Colorado, particularly in the Denver area. (Shelters there are chock-full of large dogs, so people in Colorado looking to adopt small dogs currently have few options.) So that's one option if you have to try out of state. Good luck!!

    Here's the list:

    Chihuahua Rescue of Burbank (Says they never turn down any Chihuahua in need of rescue, but also lists their phone number as "for emergenices only, please". :/ )

    8913 W. Olympic Blvd.
    #205
    Beverly Hills, CA 90211

    Web Site: Chihuahua Rescue We rescue Chihuahuas at Chihuahua Rescue. As seen in People magazine, TV & more- Sanctuary for over 200 dogs.

    Chihuahua Rescue of Burbank Hotline
    Emergencies Only, please
    (818) 972-9228

    EMail volunteer Dave at: dave@chihuahuarescue.com




    Long Beach Small Dog Adoption ( Will allow finders to foster in-home and will list Chihuahuas in those foster homes)

    Web Site: Long Beach Small Dogs

    Email Carol at: carol@amrt.net




    Santa Barbara Chihuahua Rescue (May allow finders to foster in-home and list Chihuahuas in those foster homes)

    c/o Barbara J. Hout, Esq.
    P. O. Box 3474
    Santa Barbara, CA 93130

    Phone: 805-563-1385

    Email: chihuahuarescue@cox.net




    Chihuahua Rescue of San Diego
    (Note the number is a FAX, no phone number available)

    Web Site: Chihuahua Rescue of San Diego - Home

    Fax: (858) 277-8436

    Email: Dog@RescueAChihuahua.com



    Small Dog Rescue

    Web Site: Small Dog Rescue.Org small breed dog rescue and adoption in Chico, CA, Redding, Sacramento, Butte County

    Covers Chico, Sacramento, Roseville, Lincoln, CA Area

    P. O. Box 8914
    Chico, CA 95927
    530-230-4610
    info@smalldogrescue.org




    Chihuahua Rescue and Transport (No phone number)

    Web Site: Chihuahua Rescue and Transport, Inc. - nationwide Chihuahua Rescue group

    One email address covers questions regarding adoptions and surrenders: crtadoptions@yahoo.com




    Facebook page for Pet Airways of Los Angeles Chihuahua Rescue:


    Web Site: Pet Airways?? Los Angeles Chihuahua Rescue ? | Facebook



    California Dog Rescue
    Web Site: California animal rescue and adoption assistance

    Site above has a grid with a VERY large list of California shelters and rescue agencies, including public and private. Includes many animals and is not Chihuahua or even dog-specific. But the columns will tell you which ones to contact. You can pick and choose from this list as the last column on the right tells you the facilities that are no-kill.



    Web Site: Chihuahua Rescue

    Site above has a shorter list of just Chihuahua rescues, has many states including Western states. Again, there's a big demand for Chihuahuas at rescues in Colorado ... particularly Denver area, so if trying other states may want to consider Colorado first.




    Since Colorado is looking for Chihuahuas, here's one specifically for that state:
    (Note: Web site lists as a "online store" but actually links to their rescue site)

    Chihuahua & Small Dog Rescue, Inc.
    Contact: Sue Fisher
    53 Monk Street
    Colorado Springs, CO 80911

    Email: acccompsrv@yahoo.com
    Phone: (719) 291-3536
    Web site: Our online store is now open! Please visit Shop Online Page



    Chihuahua Rescue in various states:

    Web Site: Chihuahua Rescue Groups



    This last one doesn't have an individual web site, but does have phone and email contact as well as a contact name:

    Chihuahua Club of Northern California, Rescue
    Contact: Renee' Harris, Rescue Chairperson
    P.O. Box 1696
    Forestville, CA. 95436
    Email: ScooberNoggin@aol.com
    Phone: (707) 887-0190

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