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Chihuahua Rescue
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Thank you, Lynn, for your generous and kind donation in loving memory of Toby. May his love and loyalty live forever in your heart (click image to enlarge.)

An incredibly huge and love-filled THANK YOU to a special and long-time friend of Chihuahua Rescue for his amazingly generous donation and moral support. A special section of Heaven in the St. Francis corner is reseved for you.

The economic distater and foreclosures have created the worst crisis for Chihuahuas and Chi mixes in US history. Municipal shelters and private rescues are overwhelmed, the US is on track to euthanize 6,000,000 pets including nearly 1,000,000 Chihuahuas and small dogs. This does not include the horrificly large number of dogs dumped in parking lots, parks, roadsides and left in vacant, foreclosed homes to suffer, starve and die. Please discourage irrepsonsible breeding, buying and always spay or neuter your pets.

Read the tragic story of Madonna's dumped Chihuahuas in In Touch magazine written by Chihuahua Rescue's very own Robyn Berkenfeld.

Watch the touching story featuring Ms. Kimi Peck, Chihuahua Rescue's founder, on this Animal Planet epsiode.

Read about Chihuahua Rescue founder Kimi Peck's uplifting story in People magazine! Read about Kimi Peck's heroic rescue of 174 abused and neglected dogs from an Acton breeder.

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Many thanks and endless blessings to Chihuahua worker, Pauley Perrette, multi- gifted artist and living doll, currently featured as "Abby Sciuto" on the hit CBS show, "NCIS", for caring so much about our dogs, the dogs who never made it here and all of the little dogs out there suffering right now who need us. Our dogs love you and so do we. (click pic to enlarge)

Chihuahua Rescue alum, Jinky, and his special happy ending... Local boy makes good! Jinky, once on the kill- list at a city shelter, is now a published author of his very own book, JINKY Dog of a Hollywood Wife! A great holiday gift idea and proceeds help rescues! Truly, a marvelously entertaining read that you won't be able to put down until you're finished.Click here to buy a copy or two at Amazon.com!

A MUST-READ if anyone you know is thinking about buying a dog as a gift:
“I Want a Puppy for Christmas!” And Other Dumb, Holiday Ideas.

By Carole Raphaelle Davis

Chihuahua Rescue News Headlines

Angels On Death Row remembered... Kimi Peck, founder of Chihuahua Rescue, saves 176 Chihuahuas in one fell... read more

Thank you student volunteers of HAP-E

Epidemic of abandonded Chihuahuas

Click the TV to watch Inside Edition's great piece, "Star Dogs" featuring Chihuahua Rescue.

Chihuahua Rescue would like to thank Taco Bell for their thoughtful support.

Watch Chihuahua Rescue stars, the adorable Stuart Little & Janet on the Snapple TV commercial!

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Our 777th rescue dog has been placed* into a loving, inspected & qualified home since the opening of our Burbank kennel, 3 years ago. That puts our total at over 5,000 dogs placed since our inception! However, we are only a band- aid for the abused & abandoned dog crisis that has become epidemic in recent years and continues to grow. We need your help now more than ever. As long as there is a dog in need, we will continue to be here for him.

Howie video progress report! Click here!

Does this man have possibly the lowest- maintenance Chihuahua on earth? Click to meet Plastico the Chihuahua and find out!

Our dogs eat & recommend quality Wellness® food



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Chihuahua Rescue relies on volunteers to create and maintain this website. Pictures & descriptions are as up to date as possible, but seeinga dog here does not guarantee that a dog is still available for adoption and not all of our dogs are pictured. We have many more that need your help, so please come visit us during adoption Saturdays or complete an application online. We also welcome any comments you may have. Again, thank you and please keep visiting us online!

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Pulled from a shelter, beautiful girl "Twinkie" - Click for Details

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PLEASE: Do not confuse us with other "rescues" who's names may be similar to ours. We are not connected to or affiliated with any other agency, rescue or group. We save dogs, and that's all we do.

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Visit our new Junior Editors Page! Emails, editorials and pictures by our younger readers and Chihuahua activists.

Meet yet another one of the tens of thousands of casualties of the devastated economy, Yardley. He was found abanonded in the front yard of a foreclosed house.

Scared, hungey and confused, he was luckily spotted and turned in to Chihuahua Rescue where he is currently being fostered and nursed back to health as well as undergoing restorative therapy because of his maniacal skittishness and fear of being picked up or held. Usually, this is a sign of previous trauma.

However, he is making progress in his therapy and is learning to agaian trust and love his human handlers.

Chihuahua Rescue founder, Kimi Peck with Alison Sweeney, just one of the thousands of people who have adopted dogs from Kimi Peck. Incredibly, Alison is allergic to animals, but she loves them so much, she puts her suffering aside. Thank you and God Bless you, Alison! (click the thumbnail to see larger pic!)

More friends of Chihuahua Rescue and wonderful people who have adopted dogs from Kimi Peck, Gerlad McRaney and Delta Burke. Super people and real sweethearts - thanks for caring about the "littlest guys!" (click the thumbnail to see larger pic!)

Another awesome animal lover and friend and adopter from Kimi Peck's Chihuahua Rescue, Robert Culp. We miss you and may you rest in peace, Robert. (click the thumbnail to see larger pic!)

Featured little boys: George & Zoey
ADOPTED!George is a 9 pound, 10 year old Chihuahua mix. He was abandoned at an LA Shelter by his owner. At the shelter he was housed with 5 other dogs. We found him curled up with the dogs laying on a cement floor. George did have a dental cleaning, he is neutered and vaccinated. He is a good little dog who loves to be near his owner. He loves to go on a walk and he is a happy little dog.

Below - Mookie's rehab: Mookie, a Chi mix, was bailed out of death row, obviously abused and neglected. The twine tied tightly around his neck had become fused in his neck and hat to be surgically pulled out. He was infested with ticks and still has BB pellets embedded under his skin. He was understandably extremely aggressive and skittish and would not allow anyone near his cage or attempt to pick him up. Of course he was un-neutered and very emaciated from starvation.
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Mooks shortly after admission. He is very wary and will immediately bite everyone and anyone trying to get him out of his cage.

Here you can see the extent of his malnutrtition wuth his vertebrae clearly showing undr his skin.

Here you can see the scar where the string was embedded in his neck. He is starting to put on weight after a couple of weeks of therapy.

Our behaviorist worked with Mookie diligently for many weeks, day-in, day- out, Using calm, reassuring responses to establish trust.
Mookie slowly began to crave and give affection and was able to trust some people implicitly.

This is our boy now, after approximately 6 months of intense rehabilitation, a completely healthy and robust, trustworthy companion.

Browse through pictures and stories of just a few of the thousands of dogs we have helped.

Rokitu was rescued from a notorious backyard breeder (we have placed 4 of his offspring) who thankfully had to quit her "business' due to poor health. Because of the relentless inbreeding that went on, Rokitu and all of his children came to us with serious mental and/or physical pronblems. Rokitu was the stud and was bred with his daughters as well as he himself being sired by one of his older brothers. He had a tumor about the size of a gold ball on the top of his head that was growing and impinging on his brain. Chihuahua Rescue paid over $1600 having it removed in a delicate operation and he pulled through healthy and happy. Click on the pic to enlarge and you can see the slender scar going down the top of his head.

This is how these two sleep every night. It's very cute.

Hi my name is Bear. I am a 5-6 yr old neutered male Chihuahua. I am up to date on all my shots and I am micro chipped. I am fully crate trained and if I am on one side of the house and you ask me to crate I will run to my crate and jump right in. I am on scheduled potty breaks and as long as you let me out I won’t have an accident in the house. I get along with other dogs and love to play with them. My foster dad has a cat that runs from me so of course I chase it. But I visit a home with two cats and I have no issues with them and hardly notice they are there. I love to sit on the sofa and watch TV with you and love to snuggle in your bed. I also love to ride in the car and I would love to go anyplace with you. (Sacramento, California)

Yvette has had a hard life and she has to move on once again. Please give this adorable snuggler a chance at permanent love. A great girl, but is not good with cats.

Chubs is a 3 yr old, neutered Chihuahua/Min Pin mix found wandering the streets in Santa Ana. He was left at the Orange County shelter for 1 week, but his family never came to claim him.He was just diagnosed with diabetes, so he will need insulin shots twice a day…possibly for the rest of his life.

Okay with cats, but he may badger them. Fairly mellow and he walks well on a leash. He’s a little love bug with a sweet disposition! He enjoys plenty of "lap time" and is very eager to please. PLEASE FILL OUT AN APLICATION AND ADOPT ME!

Wonderful little boy that was turned into us by a person who found him wondering the streets. After trying to find his owner for two months she decided to turn him into us. He is friendly, about two years old and weighs about 5lbs.

Rickey, 10 year old male
This little senior dog was turned in by his owners who had to move to Chicago. They decided it would be too cold for this little guy there,
so they contacted us. He is very sweet, loving, and calm. This little guy walks very nicely on a leash too.

Kane is a two year old, male
Wonderful little boy! This owner turn-in is amazing when he goes for walks, he stays right next to you. Loves kids and cats don’t bother him at all either. He is also very talented and can stand for a long time on his back legs.

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