British Chihuahua Club Rescue
Registered Charity registration number
Frequently Asked Questions
Do we acknowledge receipt of Adoption Registration forms?
No - due to the high cost of postage, which comes out of Rescue funds,
we do not acknowledge receipt of Adoption Registration forms unless
accompanied by a stamped self-addressed envelope.
Do we have places where rescue dogs are held for people to come
and see and choose?
No, dogs are usually rehomed directly from their relinquishing owner,
except in emergency cases where the dog might have been fostered for
a few days in an Association member's private home.
How long will I have to wait before being offered a dog?
We have far more applicants than we have dogs available, therefore
a time-scale cannot be given.
How is the waiting list operated?
Not on a first-come first served basis but rather by trying to match
an available dog with the most suitable home for that particular dog.
You will be contacted with details of the dog and if you feel that
you could provide a happy home, a member of our Association will
contact you to make an appointment for a home visit, prior to you
being offered the dog for adoption.
How much will I have to pay?
There is no set charge for rehoming dogs. There is a £25
administration fee payable in advance when you relinquish a dog for
rehoming, which is to help with our costs such as mileage when collecting them and other expense. There is also a space on both the Adoption and
Relinquishment Forms for a voluntary donation to our charity, if you
wish to do so. There can be very high costs involved in rehoming
if the dog requires chipping, neutering or other veterinary attention, and for its care during any period of fostering. We rely entirely on donations and legacies
to meet our costs.
What happens if things do not work out?
We are always there to give help and advice but, in the event of an
unhappy situation or a sudden change in circumstances, we will
arrange to take the dog back and rehome elsewhere.
FINALLY - Should you be lucky enough to acquire a
Chihuahua from another source PLEASE contact us so
that we can take you off our list, thus saving us time and expense
- many thanks.