We connect people who want to adopt or rescue a Chihuahua with people who need to find their Chihuahua a new home in the San Diego 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
The Majestic Chihuahua Meets San Diego
Although Chihuahuas may be the world’s smallest dog breed, they accomplish the feat with such grace, charm, and personality that they rival larger breeds as a companion for your family. Descended from the warm plains of Mexico, the little Chihuahua could find no better place than San Diego, as they do best in warm, city environments.
The Chihuahua’s ancestors, known as the “Techichi,” accompanied the Toltec people of Mexico as loving companion dogs, and this trait carries on in modern Chihuahuas, as they are quick to bond with and shadow their owners. There’s a lot behind what makes these small pups tick, so take the time to research your Chihuahua’s behavior, as well as their breed information.
While Chihuahuas may be small, they require at least thirty minutes of physical stimulation per day, and like any other dog, they will unleash pent up energy if left unchecked. Luckily, San Diego offers a good deal of things for a naturally inquisitive dog like the Chihuahua to enjoy!
If you’d like to take your Chihuahua somewhere they can run around off-leash without any worry of bumping into larger dogs, hop on a ferry and check out Fiesta Island Dog Park, where your Chihuahua will have plenty of space to run around the fenced-in area by the dunes, and even take a small dip in the calm bay waters.
San Diego also offers plenty of Chihuahua-specific clubs for you and your pup to join. If you’d like your Chihuahua to make new friends while you meet other owners, consider joining the San Diego Chihuahua Meetup at Doyle Dog Park. Your Chihuahua will thank you!
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.
San Diego Adopters meet and learn about pets from the Guardians (owners) who know them best.
San Diego Veterinarians examine pets at no extra charge as a part of the pet adoption.
Pets go directly from one loving home in San Diego to another. Less stress. Less chance of illness or death.
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San Diego Guardians keep their pets out of the shelter and find them a loving, new home.
San Diego 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.