Houston Chow Chow Connection
Houston Chow Chow Connection is a collaborative of dog lovers and rescuers that dedicate their time, efforts and talents toward helping to rescue Chow Chows in need. We are an entirely volunteer-driven 501(c)(3) organization with no administrative costs. Our rescue traces its origins back several years to the works of Dianne Watson. Dianne dedicated much of her young life to saving homeless Chows in north and west Texas. In her memory, Houston Chow Chow Connection continues her passion of uniting Chow Chows with perfect forever families. HCCC began rescuing in 2013 and rehomed over 300 dogs since inception, including over 100 in 2016! Our dogs found homes on the east and west coasts of the U.S. and have traveled north and south! As we continue to rescue and rehome more and more Chows, our costs grow. As many of you may know, rescuing animals takes money. Not only is there the typical care and upkeep (including food and general veterinary care), some of our rescues need specialized treatments. At HCCC we don’t pick and choose the dogs we rescue – they pick us. While the majority of our rescues are healthy, we never turn our backs on homeless Chows with physical issues or disabilities. Some of our incoming babies have suffered long-term and extensive neglect. New HCCC dogs may require spay/neuter, shaving due to extensive matting, entropion and/or hip replacement surgeries, treatment of skin problems and a variety of other issues. We acquire much of our financing through donations and fund-raisers.
The Official Best of Texas 2016 - Best Chow Rescue
- Our Mission:
- Succeeding in meeting the hopes and dreams of potential adopters by matching them with deserving homeless and displaced chow chows in need of new forever homes.
- Our Goals:
- *To rescue animals from situations that are abusive, endangering or neglectful.
- *To rescue animals in danger of being euthanized at area shelters/pounds.
- *To assist owners willing to keep their dogs, by finding new homes for their dogs through the organization’s Owner Surrender Program, as an alternate to placing their dog in a public shelter or animal control facility.
- *To provide necessary veterinary care.
- *To provide homes for these animals.
- *To place rescued animals into permanent adoptive homes.
- *To educate and promote the importance of spaying/neutering companion animals.
- *To educate the public on how to help prevent animal cruelty.