New Zealand Chihuahua Rescue ("NZCR") is a registered Charitable Trust (no. CC55119) founded in 2017, after a need for a rescue dedicated specifically to the re-homing of Chihuahuas and Chihuahua crosses was identified. Although we are based in Christchurch, New Zealand. NZCR operate throughout the entirety of New Zealand. We receive in dogs from local Pounds and other Rescues, private homes, kennels and breeders.
Before being adopted, all of our dogs are de-sexed, vaccinated up to date, micro-chipped and registered with the NZ Companion Animal Register, registered with the local Council and flea and wormed. They also recieve any other necessary veterinary care unique to their situation such as dentals, blood screening or specialist surgeries.
We also aim to educate the public on our breed, the importance of de-sexing and prevalence of irresponsible breeding of Chihuahuas.
The Aims of our Charity:
To rescue Chihuahuas from situations of neglect and abuse and place them in suitable foster care arrangements and/or permanent homes.
To collect and re-home Chihuahuas which are unclaimed and due to be euthanized from Council Pounds in the areas in which the Trust is operating.
To provide facilities and resources to assist in the control of the population of unwanted Chihuahuas by de-sexing those placed in the Trust’s care.
To raise funds for to benefit of Chihuahuas in the care of the Trust, as required.
To prevent, by education or other means, irresponsible breeding and ownership of the breed and educate the public as to how the breed should be best cared for, so that there are less Chihuahuas surrendered to be re-homed.