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About Us

rESCUING, rehabilitating, AND REHOMING jAPANESE cHINS in need!

Luv A Chin Rescue

Founded in 2008, Luv A Chin Rescue is a small rescue group made up of volunteers who are dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming Japanese Chins in need. We have volunteers and foster homes nationwide. Many of us call the mid-western area (SD, MN, IA, IL, WI) our home, but we also have a few volunteers on the east coast and southern states and even a few volunteers the west coast as well!

Please fill out a volunteer application if you're interested in volunteering. While fostering is a role that every rescue needs, we also need help behind the scenes, with fundraising, event coordination, etc. We'd love to have you as part of our team! 

Some of our dogs come into Luv A Chin Rescue via owner surrenders - individuals or families that can no longer keep them, some are strays that found their ways to a local shelter and some come from responsible breeders that have asked us to help them get ready for a new home through our foster families.  In the first 6 or 7 years of our existence the majority of our dogs came from dog auctions in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and other states, where unwanted dogs from commercial dog breeding kennels are sold. In recent years there have not been many Chins at the dog auctions even though they still have 100's of other breeds at these events. More often now we may get a Chin as an owner surrender or from a shelter that releases the dog to us knowing we have Japanese Chin expertise. When coming from commercial breeding facilities or shelters, the dogs are not immediately ready to be adopted.  Some of the dogs that came from this kind of situation never "graduated" into becoming a dog who would enjoy being a traditional pet. Dogs that never became socialized, were elderly or had major health issues have stayed with their foster homes and have become what we call FOREVER FOSTERS.  For the adoptable dogs that come to us from commercial breeding facilities living in a foster home allows them to learn the way of a house doggie and learn that people can be loving and fun and not always scary or rough as most have never known love or a kind touch.

All of our dogs spend time in foster homes before being adopted by their forever homes so we get to know them and then are able to find a family that will be a perfect match for them.  Our foster homes consist of working families, singles, and retirees - they have love in their heart to take in a homeless pet and help them find their forever home. Fostering is so important to rescue groups.  We take fostering seriously, so therefore you must submit a Volunteer Application and allow a Luv A Chin Rescue representative to complete a home visit before being able to foster for us. We take great care in matching a foster home with a potential foster dog. Our volunteer network is supportive of each foster home and we all enjoy each other's company. It truly is a fun and rewarding experience. We would love you to join our team to help make a difference! And if you are interested in fostering, please let us know!  Luv A Chin's ultimate goal is to give each rescued dog the very best life possible!