How to Adopt a CCRT Dog

The Canadian Chihuahua Rescue and Transport (CCCRT) is a network of volunteers working together to rescue, transport, care for and rehome these homeless, abandoned, neglected and/or abused Chihuahuas.

If you would like to make one of our rescue dogs a permanent part of your family, please view the dogs available for adoption on the CCRT Dogs page. You can fill out our convenient online adoption application form. Your application will be directed to a Regional Coordinator in your area who will contact you to begin the adoption process.

The adoption process includes the detailed, online application form, reference and/or veterinary checks as well as a home visit. All pets currently in your home and under your care must undergo annual wellness/veterinary checkups. The home visit is simply an opportunity to meet you and your family, ensure you have a safe and loving home and are fully prepared to adopt a dog. Note, a home visit is mandatory in the adoption process and you must provide a piece of photo ID during the visit. This process can take a few weeks as our volunteers need to take time outside of their busy lives and routines to conduct their work.

Should this part of the application process go well, you will then be invited to meet your potential new furry family member at a ‘meet and greet’. This is an opportunity for you and all those living in your home to spend time with the foster dog, generally at the foster family’s home. Everyone has a chance to interact and make sure everybody gets along. Think of it as a first date without all of those awkward first date questions!

CCRT receives and processes applications simultaneously for our dogs and your application for a specific foster dog does not guarantee that you will get to adopt that dog. Also, CCRT wants to ensure a great match between the rescue dog and family. That can sometimes mean you may not be the most suitable home for the dog you applied for. The health, happiness and safety of our rescue dogs is our number 1 priority and we take the placement of our dogs very seriously.

The CCRT mandates all pets currently in an applicant’s home be spayed or neutered (unless as per the advice of your veterinarian) before CCRT will consider placing a rescue dog with you. We believe very strongly in the importance of spaying/neutering for many reasons, including the improved health of the pet as well as helping to curb the high incidence of unnecessary/accidental breeding. Just like humans, our pets need annual wellness checks as well and your pets should be seen at least once a year for a check-up. CCRT also mandates all pets need to be appropriately vaccinated/titred as per vaccination protocol (unless as per the advice of your veterinarian).

All funds go directly to the care of our rescue dogs. All CCRT work is done exclusively and entirely by volunteers who are not compensated.


Adoption Fees

Dogs up to 1 year old
Dogs 1 year old up to 6 years old
Dogs 6 years old up to 10 years old
Dogs 10 years old and up, seniors and special needs dogs


Bonded Pairs

Bonded Pairs up to 1 year old
Bonded Pairs 1 to 5 years old
Bonded Pairs 5 to 10 years
Bonded Pairs 10 years +

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