What is Chihuahua Palooza?
In 2010 East Bay SPCA spearheaded the effort to bring awareness to the increasing numbers of homeless Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes entering Bay Area shelters, and named this effort “Chihuahua Palooza”. We reached out to other humane organizations and public shelters, encouraging adoption specials, spay/neuter promotions and education about the pint-sized breed. Three years later, Chihuahua overpopulation is still an issue for the Bay Area as the effects of over breeding can last for decades. It is more important than ever for the public to spay/neuter and learn as much as they can to stem the tide of homeless Chihuahuas! Read more...
Today, we are continuing the effort to help these little dogs find homes, be healthy and live well! Chihuahua Palooza is a celebration of these small dogs and we think you should meet one - they're pretty cool!
Below is a list of activities, other participating shelters and educational materials!
The Great Chihuahua Challenge!
This year we are issuing The Great Chihuahua Challenge! We have challenged ourselves to spay/neuter 100 Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes between May 6-10, 2013!
Due to high demand for spay/neuter for Chihuahuas in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, we have filled all $20 spots for Chihuahuas/Chi mixes. To learn about other discounts on Chihuahua spay/neuter surgery (including $60 Chihuahua Mondays) call 510-639-7387.
Other Bay Area Shelters offering Adoption and/or Spay/Neuter specials!
Berkeley Animal Services
Berkeley East Bay Humane Society
Hayward Animal Services
Humane Society Silicon Valley
Marin Humane Society
Oakland Animal Services
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA
San Francisco SPCA
San Jose Animal Care Center
Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority
Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation
Chihuahua 101 - Educational Materials
Chihuahua 101: A guide to Chihuahua behavior, care and information
Chihuahua Myth vs. Fact