Welcome to the Petfinder site for Because Of You Chihuahua Rescue, Inc...

Adoptable Chihuahua's

Chihuahua Happy Tails!

BOYCR Permanent Residents

I am the bridge between what was and what can be. I am the pathway to a new life!
I am made of mush. Because my heart melted when I saw you;
matted and sore, limping, lonely, unwanted and afraid to love.
For one moment in time you are mine. I will feed you with my own hand.
I will love you with my whole heart. I will make you whole.
I am made of steel. Because when the times comes,
when you are well, and sleek, when your eyes shine,
and your tail wags with joy, then comes the hard part...I will let you go-
Not without tears, but without a regret. For you are safe forever-
A new dog needs me now!

Please note: our rescue was closed down iin August of 2013 for an unknown length of time. My husband is battling cancer and he needs my care. I am unable to do both, so we are taking it one day at a time. I want everyone to know, I am still here if anyone has questions. I am still excepting dogs back THAT HAVE BEEN ADOPTED THRU THIS RESCUE IF YOU ARE UNBLE TO KEEP THEM OR UNABLE TO CARE FOR THEM. Please call my home at 405-330-6464 or my cell at 405-313-6088 and leave me a message if I do not answer. Thanks to everyone who has adopted or supported this rescue. I still have 11 of the sanctuary dogs to care for and am hoping to re-open at some point........................... Barb

Lassie, Rin Tin Tin and Toto don't show up in rescue.
We don't get the elegantly coiffed, classically beautiful, completelty trained, perfectly behaved dog....We get the leftovers.
Dogs that other people have incompetently bred, inadequately socialized, ineffectively "trained", and badly treated.
Most rescue dogs have had it.They've been pushed from one lousy situation to another.
They've never had proper veterinary care, kind and consistent training, or sufficient company.
The've lived outside, in a crate, or in the basement.They're scared, depressed and anxious.
Some are sick, some have given up!
But we are Rescue and we don't give up. We never give up on a dog.
We know that a dog is a living being, with a spirit and a heart and feelings.
Our dogs are not commodities, things, or garbage. They are a part of scared creation,
and they deserve as much love and care and respect as the next Westminister Champion.
So please, please don't come to rescue in the hopes of getting a "bargain" or indeed of "getting" anything.
Come to Rescue to give, to love, to save a life-- and to mend your own spirit.
For rescue will reward you in ways you never thought possible. I can promise you this--
A rescue dog will make you a better person!

Who We Are

We are located in Edmond, Okla. We are incorporated with the State of Oklahoma and are a 501(c)3 non-profit group. We are a small rescue and passionate about the Chihuahua breed and their wellness.
We are dedicated to finding loving "forever homes" for unwanted, unloved, and homeless Chihuahua dogs................

We are a spay/neuter rescue and believe that there are more dogs than there are good homes to put them into. We would like more people to consider adopting exsisting dogs, rather than breeding more! And we want to encourage people to also consider the older dogs, since they are some of the most loving dogs and most in need of loving homes. These dogs have been someone's faithful companion, and for whatever the reasons, have been discarded like old garbage.......

All rescued dogs live as our personal pets until a "forever home" is found. The dogs are not caged, but roam freely in our home! All veterinarian needs, including spay/neuter will be provided by "Because of You" prior to the adoption. We also do dental, shots, fecal, heartworm test and a prevention plan, grooming, nail care, microchipping and full exam.

Adopting a friend

Because of You requires an adoption application where we will verify personal and veterinarian information. A home visit will be set up after the verification process is complete. An adoption decision will be made by the Board of Directors to approve the placement. (We do not work on a first come first serve basis.) The adoption fee is $150.00. This fee helps us to pay for the vet needs of future dogs, pay for food, etc. Most of our rescued chihuahuas vet bills far exceed the adoption fee. With countless chihuahua's needing knee, hernia and dental surgeries, our adoption fee is very little to ask.

Here are a few things to remember when looking to adopt a dog from us.

* Understand that BOYCR requires a home visit PRIOR to adoption
* BOYCR does not adopt to Families with children under the age of 10 years.
* Home must have a securely fenced yard
* ALL animals in the home must be spayed or neutered

You can read more about adopting a new friend from BOYCR on our Adoption Process and Requirements page.
An Adoption Agreement is then signed by adoptee, mandating that the dog be returned to Because of You Rescue should circumstances change and the dog is no longer wanted.

Adoption Application and Adoption Agreement

Fill out our adoption application Here! (please read directions on the top of the application) We will have a printable form up soon.
View our adoption agreement Here!

Reach Us

Thank you for your interest in Because Of You Chihuahua Rescue; we appreciate your comments, suggestions and questions. We will get back to you within 24 hours.

General Questions

Reach Us Via Snail Mail...

Because Of You Chihuahua Rescue, Inc.
16008 Deer Ct.
Edmond, OK 73013

Reach a Volunteer Direct...

Founder and Pack Leader: Barbara Siegrist

Reach Us By Phone...

(405) 216-3994
(405) 330-6464

How You Can Help

Donate for General Care

When donating for general care, you are helping "Because of You" with daily expenses of running a rescue. This includes...food, monthly preventatives, sanitation items, collars, etc.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, we have three ways to help you do just that...

You can send your donation to us directly:

Because of You Chihuahua Rescue, Inc.
16008 Deer Ct.
Edmond, OK 73013.

Or you can mail a check to our vet; Chris Rispoli:

Gentle Care Animal Clinic
17200 N. May, Suite 900
Edmond, OK 73013

Or you can use the paypal link ----->

Donate to our Emergency Fund

There are many Chihuahua's that come into rescue with medical needs far beyond just a normal vet exam, vaccinations, and spay or neuter. Many times Chihuahua's come in with skin conditions, parasite infested and in need of surgery to correct problems. Some of the surgeries that our rescued Chihuahua's have needed are, knee surgeries and hernia removals. Often these are surgeries that are necessary in order for the dog to live an active, pain-free life. By donating to the ER Fund, you are helping "Because of You"; help the Chihuahua's that would otherwise live a life of pain.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, and join our rescue wagon...click on the picture below. The Chihuahua's thank you!

Sponsor a Chihuahua

Want to help a Chihuahua in need but do not have the extra time nor space to devote to another furry family member?
Then "Sponsoring" is for you!

What is a Sponsor?
A Sponsor is a kind-hearted person that wants to help save Chihuahua's in need.

What must be done in order to become a Sponsor?
1.) Look over all the Chihuahua's bio's and see which one you would like to sponsor.
2.) Click on the "Sponsor" button, located at the bottom of each Chihuahua's page. Enter the amount you would like to donate for that Chihuahua's care.
3.) Sit back and let that humble feeling sink in....yep, you just did a great thing! A pat on the back is well deserved!

Sponsor's help provide the "extra's" for their sponsored Chihuahua. Sponsor donations help to provide special treats, blankets, and beds for their sponsored Chihuahua.

There are times when a Chihuahua requires more vet care than the typical rescued Chihuahua, sponsoring helps ensure that care is received. Sponsors help to provide the extra special care that all Chihuahua dogs deserve!

Help save a life! Sponsor a rescued Chihuahua today!

Latest Success Stories

The Lehew's are our newest "foster flunkies"...after applying to adopt our rescue, Diego, the Lehew's decided to foster Hope as well. Hope was a little special needs girl and we knew the Lehew's had the time and know how to help Hope along her road to rehabilitation. See what the Lehew's have to say about their newest family members...

Diego and Hope found their forever home!

Hi Barbara
I am sending you a picture of the babies. They are doing great! My husband has kind of taken over Hope. She goes with him when he visits the neighbors, goes to bed when he does, etc. Diego is doing great. He has started running around the house, jumping on the couch and bed. If I cant find him I just have to go to the bedroom. He likes to get under the covers :) He actually will growl at the cocker, Murdock, if Murdock gets too close to his food. It's really funny. They play alot and are a great addition to our family. We love them very much.

Do you have a "Because of You" success story? Tell us...