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Rescue, foster, rehabilitate, re-home Chihuahuas in need

Adoption Process

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. 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 that all pets currently in an applicant’s home be spayed or neutered (unless as per the advice of your veterinarian) before we 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. The CCRT also mandates all pets need to be appropriately vaccinated 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 5 years old
Dogs 6 years old up to 10 years old
Dogs 10 years old and up, seniors and special needs dogs




For U.S. Adoption Inquiries please visit


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  1. Is Amber still available for adoption. I took one look at her photo and fell in love

    • Hi Lynne. At this time 3 pups are available for adoption. Your first step is to fill in an adoption application, found under the “adoption” tab on this website. Once it has been received a coordinator will contact you.

  2. My name is Elaine. I own a small Pomeranian 2 yrs old and am looking to foster or adopt a small companion friend for us both. I am located in Ottawa Ontario. I have copious amounts of love to give a new addition or foster and have had mid to small dogs all my life. Contact me via email at XXXX or via messenger on Facebook. Thank you

    • Elaine, thank you for your message! To get started on the adoption or foster process, please complete our online adoption application form and/or our online volunteer foster application. From there, it will be reviewed and a Regional Coordinator will be in touch!

  3. Hi there,

    I would like to meet Taco. How can you arrange a visit? As I current have another Chiuahua in the house and I’m pretty familiar with Taco’s profile.

    • To start the process of possibly adopting Taco, please start by completing our online adoption form. It will be reviewed and if it’s suitable, a Regional Coordinator will be in touch to continue the process, which does include a ‘meet and greet’. Good luck!

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