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


Interested in Becoming a Volunteer for CCRT?

Please read about some of the ways you can help the CCRT or how to become a volunteer with our group.

As a CCRT volunteer, you will be involved in many different activities. Some of the things you can do are:

    • Establish good working relationships with local animal shelters, humane societies or other animal agencies in your area. This will help ensure they will know who to contact locally if they have a Chihuahua in need of our help.
    • Establish relationships with local veterinarians, groomers, trainers, and other other dog-minded people so that once again, they’ll call you when they learn of a Chi needing rescue. Should you be made aware of any Chi or Chi-x in need, whether it is a surrender by a private party or one in a shelter, please contact any member of the Committee immediately for further advice and instructions.
    • Foster rescue Chi’s until a new home can be found.
      If you are interested, please complete our Foster Home Application.
    • Help transport rescue Ch’is to new homes, help spring dogs from shelters, bring rescue dogs to their foster home or help foster homes who do not have a vehicle by taking the dog to vet appointments, etc
    • Assist with fundraising. We are always putting our craft skills to use and making things for upcoming raffles or auctions. We all have something to offer so even if you can’t help ‘hands on’ with a dog, you can still use your talents and skills elsewhere.
    • Process new volunteer and adoption applications, help with veterinary reference checks and home visits following the guidelines we provide for you.
    • Write articles for our website and assist us with our social media websites.
    • Request free public announcement ads in your local newspapers and put up CCRT posters and notices in public places, vet clinics, dog grooming salons, etc.
  • Help support a new adoptive home by counselling them with any issues they may come across, offer to do a post-placement check-in. etc. …..and more.

You don’t have to do all the above, these are just some of the areas that we need help with. Once you are approved as a volunteer, you will be subscribed to a volunteers-only mailing list, where we conduct the business of CCRT work. You will also receive a detailed welcome package containing all the CCRT information you need.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, please fill out our convenient Online Volunteer Application form. Once received, it will be forwarded to a CCRT Regional Coordinator in your area who will contact you as soon as possible to begin the approval process.


Foster Home Application Volunteer Application

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  1. Hi there? Do I have to reside in Toronto to provide volunteer help? I am a stay at home mom who lives in Kitchener but does not drive. I am interested in providing you with homemade can cards for your fundraisers and possibly enlisting help from other types of crafter’s. I also wondered if there is a way for me to help do processing or data entry or mailing etc of paperwork or applications etc? Thank you, Tomma?

  2. Is there an age requirement for volunteer

    • Our official volunteers must be at least 18 years old. However, as a registered charity, Ontario students can volunteer with us on an ad-hoc basis to help them achieve the minimum 40 hours of volunteer work required for high school graduation. If you are over 18 and wish to volunteer, please complete a volunteer application. If you are under 18 and want to help out for your high school volunteer hours, please email us at, let us know where you live and a local Regional Coordinator will be in touch!

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