Nurture Your Inner Chi!

chihuahua rescueVolunteer-Operated Chihuahua Rescue Organization in Austin, Texas

Ay Chihuahua Rescue is an all volunteer-operated, 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!

In-Home Foster Families

 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.

Donations Go Straight to the Dogs

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.

Join the Family!

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!


In Memory of Senior Deputy Jessica Hollis
1979 – 2014


In Memory of Senior Deputy Jessica HollisSenior Deputy Jessica Hollis

Jessica’s love for Chihuahuas Ms. Frida and Ms. Olivia has her family requesting donations to Ay Chihuahua Rescue in lieu of flowers so that more Chihuahuas might find life and forever love with folks we can only hope are as fantastic as is the Hollis family.  Please join us in paying our respects to this wonderful woman and her incredibly generous family. We salute you Senior Deputy Jessica Hollis. You will be deeply missed and forever remembered.

Jessica adopted Ms. Olivia when she was well on into her Golden Years. Ms. Olivia was not expected to live long and Jessica just wanted to give her comfort in her last days. She went on to give the whole family the next four, best years of her life! Ms. Frida is still just a pup, and while Jessica did not get a chance to enjoy a lifetime of joy with her, we know that Ms. Frida brought her the kind of nose-tickling giggles that only a young Chihuahua’s antics can bring! We know that Ms. Olivia met Jessica at the Rainbow Bridge where they are likely laying in the grass, gazing up at the clouds.

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