You can make a difference! There are a variety of ways that individual volunteers contribute to our mission to rescue small, abandoned, abused, and handicapped Chihuahuas. Here are some of the activities for which we need volunteers.

Adoption Events

Every weekend, Chihuahua Rescue of San Diego has at least one adoption event so our little ones can strut their stuff!! These events allow adopters to meet several CRSD dogs at the same time and choose the perfect match. But, without our volunteers, we can’t hold our adoption events. Our volunteers handle dogs at the events, sharing their attributes with potential adopters. What better way to get a doggie fix? All it takes is a few hours on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Most events run from 11am-2pm.


Although, the foster homes usually transport our dogs to and from adoption events, this is not always possible. We need volunteers who can assist with transport when a foster is unable to do so.

Professional Services

Professional services from veterinarians, trainers and groomers are always needed and greatly appreciated to help our dogs become adoption-ready. If you’re a pet professional and would be willing to give some of your very busy day (or evening) to a worthy cause, you’ve found the right place!

Marketing and Fund-raising

We also seek volunteers to help with marketing our rescue dogs and puppies to help them find a good home. Tasks can include designing signs, banners, and flyers and coordinating and working at fund-raising events.

If you are interested in volunteering for CRSD, please submit your completed volunteer application on this website. Volunteers need to be over 18 years of age.