Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve answered the most frequently asked questions below. If you have any other questions, please get in touch
Q: Can I view the dogs for adoption?
A: We don’t have kennels for our small dogs, when they come into rescue we tend to put them into a Foster home, thus causing less stress to the little dog.
Q: How much does it cost to adopt a Chihuahua?
A: There is a non-refundable donation of £400 per Chihuahua. We are a non-profit organisation The donation does not buy the Chihuahua, the donation goes towards the ongoing medical expenses often incurred when dogs come into our care, such as neutering, micro chipping and vaccination costs. Some dogs come to us with far more serious medical conditions. There are sometimes transport/petrol costs, sometimes foster care charges all covered by Chihuahua Rescue UK during the year. None of our representatives are paid, we are all volunteers. Please review our Terms and Conditions here before proceeding.
Q: How can I apply to adopt a Chihuahua?
A: Fill in the application form.
Q: Can I apply to foster?
A: Yes. Please fill in the adoption application form and write in the comments box that your application is for Foster.
Q: How long will I have to wait to get a dog?
A: We usually have far more applicants than dogs available at any one time and as we try to match an available Chihuahua with the most suitable home on our approved waiting list it is not a matter of first come first served.
Q: What happens if a dog comes into your rescue that is suitable for my family?
A: If a suitable Chihuahua becomes available which would suit your situation and your requirements you will be contacted with details of that Chihuahua.
Q: What is a home check?
A: A home check is not too intrusive, it is a visit to your home to make sure that it is safe and secure for our little dogs; they are our priority. It is also a very good time for you to ask any questions.
Q: When will you do the home check?
A: We will contact you to make an appointment for a home check after your application form has been received and processed.
Q: I have small children, can I adopt a Chihuahua?
A: Our policy in line with most other reputable rescues in not to re home our Chihuahuas with children under the age of 10 years of age except in extenuating circumstance.