We connect people who want to adopt or rescue a Chihuahua with people who need to find their Chihuahua a new home in the New York 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: Bigger than Life in New York City
If you imagine the feeling of majesty and sheer wonder certain animals evoke, surely the noble Chihuahua comes to mind. With grace, vigor, and charm the small Chihuahua walks about as if it is ten feet tall, with a personality that demands our attention and praise. There is no better place for this diva of a dog than New York, New York.
Chihuahuas are a popular companion for adoption. Known for their small stature but big hearts, Chihuahuas make good additions to families with children, and they can make their home comfortably in a New York City apartment. Chihuahuas descended from Mexico-based “Techichi,” a small Toltec dog originally bred for their abilities as a loving companion.
Today, Chihuahuas inherited the love and fun nature of the Techichi, making them one of the most popular dog breeds in the country. You can read more about the Chihuahua’s history, as well as their breed information online. One thing’s for certain about Chihuahuas, they are energetic and love to play! New York City offers a lot of dog-friendly activities that will help you keep your little one occupied.
New York City is certainly accommodating to petite pups like the Chihuahua that can be carried in a bag or purse, so go and take a stroll with your pup in tow. Both you and your Chihuahua can visit William Secord Art Gallery, where leashed pets are allowed. The gallery features 19th century paintings of dogs and other animals. After you’ve appreciated some art, your dog is welcome, if well behaved, to do some on-leash shopping at famous stores like Tiffany's, Bloomingdale's, and even Michael Kors.
If your Chihuahua would like to make some new friends in the Big Apple, look no further than The New York City Chihuahua Nation Meetup, where Chihuahua owners from around the country meet in New York for “the fun of Chihuahua.”
New York is a big city for a little pup like the Chihuahua, but that shouldn’t discourage you from exploring everything out there for you and your companion.
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.
New York Adopters meet and learn about pets from the Guardians (owners) who know them best.
New York Veterinarians examine pets at no extra charge as a part of the pet adoption.
Pets go directly from one loving home in New York to another. Less stress. Less chance of illness or death.
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New York Guardians keep their pets out of the shelter and find them a loving, new home.
New York 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.