Continuing Dianne Watson's passion to unite Chow Chow's with new forever homes
Houston Chow Chow Connection is a collaborative of dog lovers and rescuers that dedicate their time, efforts and talents toward helping rescue Chow Chows in need. We are an entirely volunteer-driven 501(c)(3) organization with no administrative costs.
Our rescue traces its origin back several years to the work 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 re-homed over 400 dogs since inception, including over 125 in 2017! 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 re-home more and more Chows, our costs grow. As 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 the 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.
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We acquire much of our financing through donations and fund-raisers.
All funds from your donations or item purchases will go directly to our rescues.
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HCCC Class of 2018
Thank you to all of our supporters, volunteers, adopters & followers for your contributions to making 2018 another amazing year for us! We couldn't do this without all of you!
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.
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.