We connect people who want to adopt or rescue a Chihuahua with people who need to find their Chihuahua a new home in the Chicago area.
What We Do
Direct rescue & adoption of pets, from one good home to another. Rehoming a Chihuahua keeps them out of shelters.
“Program innovations, like the match-making website developed by Get Your Pet, can be life savers for pets, owners and shelters.”Matt Bershadker ASPCA President & CEO
Chihuahuas in Chicago: A Great Pair
The noble Chihuahua weighs on average less than four pounds, but what they lack in size they make up for with plenty of love, affection, and personality. These little dogs are loyal to their caregivers and family members and are incredibly social animals. Chihuahuas will even tolerate wearing clothes, especially during the colder months in a city like Chicago where a sweater is ideal.
In terms of appetite, the Chihuahua craves attention more than they crave food. As light eaters, Chihuahuas do not cost much to maintain, making them ideal for budgeted city living in Chicago.
While Chihuahuas can make their home in a Chicago apartment, it’s important to walk them every day to avoid obesity, which can be common for Chihuahuas if overfed and under-stimulated. You can read more about what makes the Chihuahua a great companion to adopt here.
Chicago offers plenty of cool, small-dog-friendly activities for you and your Chihuahua. First, if you want to help your Chihuahua stay active, you can take a trip to Montrose Dog Beach, where your dog can spend time with hundreds other pups in the city’s first legal off-leash beach.
If a sedentary activity is more your Chihuahua’s speed, than perhaps take in a White Sox game on Chicago’s South Side at US Cellular Field’s Bark at the Park Night. During this annual event, you can take in a baseball game and your little friend can meet other pups in the stands.
Chicago also offers a great social scene for Chihuahuas and other lap dogs. You can mingle with other Chihuahua owners during the South Suburban Chihuahua Meetup, just south of Chicago. Chihuahua socialization, training, and nutrition are discussed. Don’t be afraid to put yourself and your Chihuahua out there!
Chicago offers a great deal for you and your little pup to explore, so don’t miss it!
The best way to save a beloved Chihuahua, or any pet, is to keep them out of the shelter system. Rehoming a dog or cat is a better kind of pet adoption, in every way.
Chicago Adopters meet and learn about pets from the Guardians (owners) who know them best.
Chicago Veterinarians examine pets at no extra charge as a part of the pet adoption.
Pets go directly from one loving home in Chicago to another. Less stress. Less chance of illness or death.
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Chicago Guardians keep their pets out of the shelter and find them a loving, new home.
Chicago Shelters can focus limited resources on strays and abused animals. More available kennel space means fewer animals euthanized.
How It Works
Adopters (Seeking a Pet)
Guardians (Pet Owners)
Browse Pet Profiles
It’s easy. Search by pet type, gender, location: dig deep into traits, breed, history and more.
List Your Pet
It’s easy. Create a profile of your pet in minutes and post it on Get Your Pet for Adopters to see.
Join & Message with Guardians
When you find a pet that might be right for you, join the site and securely message their Guardian for more info.
Message with Potential Adopters
Answer adopters’ questions securely and fill them in on the pet you know so well.
Make a Meet-up
Arrange to meet at a neutral, convenient location, where the pet is calm and behaves naturally.
See the Vet
When you’ve made a good match, go see a local Get Your Pet vet for a pet examination, at no extra charge.
Make a Legal Pet Adoption
Adopt a pet legally, electronically, right on our site.