Rescue Indiana Chihuahuas




Indy 500 Pup pic

“Move over Hélio, there’s a new top dog in town”

At least that is what this chihuahua said as he sped over the 2 1/2 mile track of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway just days before the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. If you followed the news surrounding the 500, I’m sure the 500 Pup came across your newsfeed and then stole your heart with over 82K views on Facebook alone. While many people thought it was funny or cute, the members of Chihuahua Rescue Indiana Inc knew this little guy needed help and he needed it fast. On the video you can see that he has a noticeable limp and doesn’t put any weight on his one of his back legs. Because of the injured leg, his medical bills could run as high as $5000 dollars (leg surgery, neuter, and teeth cleaning). We want him to be healthy and happy for his furever home, so the Rescue needs your help! Since this little speedster does not have a name, we saw it was fitting to have a fundraiser to help get this little guy the name he deserves. With a donation you can vote for your favorite name for this 500 Pup! Here are your choices:

1.  Rossi (Alexander Rossi, the winner of the 100th running of the Indy 500)
2.  Mario (Mario Andretti, the winner of the 1969 Indy 500)
3.  AJ (AJ Foyt, 4 time winner of the Indy 500)
4.  ________Your Choice!

This little guy cannot go nameless to his furever home!!

Even if the 500 Pup’s medical expenses do not reach $5000, the remaining funds will help pay for his new foster friends that are currently battling their own medical problems: a female with a a severe broken pelvis; a male who just had double knee surgery; and a pup from the Owen County Hoarder. All of the dogs need your help and any donations not used for Mr. Speedy, will go to them!

Watch the WRTV story!


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Adopt a ChihuahuaChihuahua Rescue Indiana is dedicated to serving the community and animals, for the betterment of all lives. We are always looking for foster homes and volunteers to help with the animals and adoption events.

Not ready to adopt, but love animals?  We can save more lives if we have foster homes where the animals can stay until they are ready for adoption.  By opening your home to a homeless pet, you are helping save many more lives than just that one.

We feel all animals deserve a second chance and we will do our best to rehabilitate dogs that have behavioral problems and even aggression.  We care for our animals until we find the perfect home, and always take them back if circumstances change for our adopters.

We do screen our applicants carefully to ensure both animal and family are finding the perfect match.  We also believe in a foster-to-adopt program for some animals, to make certain the match is perfect.

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