We are an all volunteer-operated, 501(c)3 non-profit organization, whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home Chihuahuas in Central Texas.  We are solely funded by adoption fees, merchandise sales, and principally through generous donations from Chihuahua and animal lovers just like you!  We do not have a brick and mortar facility, so all our Chihuahuas live with volunteer foster families dedicated to improving their health and mental well-being.  As the back-bone of our organization, our cherished foster families know that their participation truly means the difference between life and death for an at-risk Chihuahua.  This also means that without overhead, every dollar donated to Ay Chihuahua Rescue (ACR) is used in direct support of the Chihuahuas in our adoption program!  The more families willing to open their doors and hearts to foster Chihuahuas, the more lives we can save.  Learning how to NURTURE YOUR INNER CHI is easy, when you join us on our life saving mission.  Whether adopting, fostering, volunteering or donating... your participation truly makes a difference!

                   Click on our logo to view a short video about Ay Chihuahua Rescue!

Queenie & Foster FamilyOur Foster Family Program is in need of new foster homes!  Ay Chihuahua Rescue does not have a brick and mortar facility from which you can view our available dogs.  We place our rescued Chihuahuas into loving foster homes who are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment to give our pets the best chance at adoption!  Unfortunately, without that physical facility we can only save as many Chihuahuas as we have homes in which to place them.  Your decision to become a Foster Family truly means a Chihuahua doesn't have to face death due to overcrowding at a local shelter, or worse - a tortured life in a clutches of unscrupulous back-yard breeders or puppymill.  Can you help us save a life today?  Check out this video of Eleanor Rigby who was successfully rescued and placed with a forever family as a result of being placed with a loving, volunteer foster family!  Please complete the request form on our Adopt or Foster page to receive a Foster Application or email directly to info@aychihuahuarescue.org.

Click here to donate!Every dollar donated is used in direct support of the Chihuahuas in our adoption program!

Without the generous donations of Chihuahua lovers in Central Texas and all over the United States, we would be be unable to save these little lives.  Every dollar helps!  Can we count on you today?

To donate by mail:
PO BOX 171175
AUSTIN, TX 78717-1175
512-763-0244 PH
512-777-5986 FX

You can donate securely through PAYPAL.  There are many tail wags and thankful licks waiting to reward your generosity!  If you have a special request or would like to donate in memory or honor of a special someone, please visit our How You Can Help page to read about a special program offered by our President!

Join us on facebook for fun facts, training tips and event updates!  Connect with other Chihuahua lovers and follow your favorite adoptable Chihuahua from intake through adoption!

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THE CHI AMIGOS! Austin's newest small breed MEETUP group!  Don't miss out on the chance to join in the fun and socialize with some of the most fun and fabulous small breed Amigos in town!
               (Click Logo for Video Introduction!)

WHERE:    The Chi AmigosCedar Bark Park
WHEN:      4th Saturday of Every Month, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
WHO:        Chihuahuas and their toy (small) breed friends!
WHY:         Socializing our pets and making new like-minded friends!
                 It's FUN!  It's FREE!!!  Come learn how to Nurture Your Inner Chi!

The Chi Amigos Meetup Group welcomes all Chihuahuas and their Toy Breed companions to gather once a month in friendship!   We all know it is important to keep our little ones socialized. What better way, than in the company of other Chihuahua and toy breed lovers?!  ACR's adoptable Chihuahuas gather at every Meetup hoping to find their new forever family, so this is your chance to meet them all at one time!  It is a convenient way to see if your furbaby can be friends with the ACR Chihuahua that you have fallen in love with from our "Meet The Dogs" page. 

Meetups include "Ask The Trainer" opportunities for dog training tips, interactive socializing skill acquisition, humane education, local rescue support, and so much more!  As a Member of The Chi Amigos, you also receive an exclusive invitation to join ACR in its annual CHIESTA event!  You will also get a chance to sign up for annual parades, dog walks and other canine-friendly activities with your Chi Amigos and always have a friend by your side!  Come join us for tons of furbaby-fun the 4th Saturday of each month at 9:30am, at the Cedar Bark Park!

Ay Chihuahua Rescue is proud to Introduce.... "Nurture Your Inner Chi, with Gypsy Rose Lhi!"  A humane education program brought to you through the medium of her magic Crystal Water Bowl!  The Ancient Chihuahuas have a special connection with Gypsy Rose Lhi, and share their wisdom with her alone.  Lucky for us, and the small price of a warm bed and some healthy treats, she is willing to pass on these valuable training tips, insights to proper canine health care, and even perform the occasional "PAWlm Reading!"  Check out our Facebook FanPage for her special postings and send your questions to her at info@aychihuahuarescue.org

"May the Ancients smile upon you and the many ways you will find to Nurture Your Inner Chi!" 
                                        ~~~  Gypsy Rose Lhi

Click GRL's picture to watch her perform the never before seen Dance of the Ancients!