Special Needs

One of the goals of Chihuahua & Small Dog Rescue, Inc. is to rehabilitate our rescued furry friends to a happy, healthy state so they can be adopted.

However, because we rescue ALL Chihuahuas, and Chihuahua mixes and other small breeds, regardless of age or health, rehabilitation is not always possible. Many of our Chihuahuas are rescued from backyard breeders, puppy mills and shelters, and come to us with multiple health problems and/or behavior issues. We rescue them in spite of, and because of, these serious problems. Some of the problems we know about beforehand and some we find out about

A few of the conditions that contribute to these little ones being un-adoptable are:

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Cancer
  • Brain Tumors

If diagnosed early enough, some of these conditions CAN be treated. When these conditions are allowed to progress to an untreatable and painful stage, the little one is not able to be adopted and becomes our permanent fosters. The little one then will live out the remainder of their lives in comfort, where they are loved and cherished, in our homes.

If one of these special Chihuahuas tugs at your heart, please consider making a donation. Donations will go toward the continuing care of these very special little ones. All donors’ names will be listed in the dog’s bio or this page if the donation is for all the special little ones.

There are so many Chihuahuas who need our help, and many of them need urgent medical treatment. Often, the decision to save a dog’s life can boil down to our ability to pay for his or her medical bills. This can become very expensive, and can quickly drain our resources.

But when a dog needs help, we do our best to get them the treatment that they require. We depend on our supporters to help us to pay for these life-saving expenses.

If you wish to make a tax-deductible donation to the special needs little ones, please make your check payable to:

Chihuahua & Small Dog Rescue, Inc. and mail it to:

Chihuahua & Small Dog Rescue, Inc.

Attn: Special Needs

P.O. Box 31653

Colorado Springs, CO 80931-1653

You can also make a secure credit card donation by clicking on the PayPal Donation button below.

If you would like to send a donation directly to the veterinary office for any of the dogs, please email us at info@chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org and we will give you all of the information.

Without your support, we can’t continue to help these dogs. Please make it possible for these little ones to have the happy life that they deserve. We appreciate every donation, and all donations go directly towards the care of the dogs! We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit under the laws of the IRS. We are an approved charitable organization with the State of Colorado and your contributions are tax-deductible. Thank you for helping!