Did you know Chihuahuas are quickly becoming the most common small breed of dog in our nation's shelters. As they grow in popularity, there are not enough homes for the number of them being produced. Sadly, the overflow is more than rescue organizations can keep up with, so many are euthanized in shelters every day.
It is not a rarity to find even purebred puppies
awaiting forever homes through shelters and rescue organizations. A puppy/dog available for adoption via a shelter or a rescue organization will already be vaccinated, spayed/neutered, microchipped, etc. for an adoption fee less than the price of purchasing a dog from a breeder.
Many adult dogs available for adoption via a shelter or a rescue organization have received some level of training (e.g. crate, house, basic, etc.). Their established temperaments have been evualated to help ensure a suitable match with a forever family. Given the chance, they are fully capable for forming close bonds with new families.
So, before you breed or buy, give a shelter or rescue Chihuahua a try!