2019 Year in Review

Greetings, Chow Friends!!

We've been busy saving dogs, that's 131 in 2019 to be exact! This is all possible because of our donors, volunteers, fosters, adopters, and supporters on social media. Here is what 2019 looked like for Houston Chow Chow Connection:


  • 131 dogs saved, bringing the rescue's total to just under 700 since inception
  • 13 senior dogs added to the senior forever foster program
  • $50,000 spent on veterinary expenses, including vaccines, heart worm treatment, entropian surgeries, embedded collar removal, and life-saving measures
  • $34,000 spent on boarding (whew, we could sure use more fosters!)
  • $2000 spent on grooming (quite a few stinky pups!)
  • $2000 spent on training (we took in a few dogs who needed re-socialization and extra love!)
  • $8000 spent to support our fosters (we love our fosters!!)

We also took in several very special dogs in 2019, who melted our hearts and reminded us why we do what we  do (pictured below): 

  • Boris - he was rescued with his collar embedded into his neck. After many months of TLC, thanks to an amazing foster, his wounds have healed and he is well on his way to becoming quite a handsome boy. 
  • Daisy - she had multiple gunshot wounds to her face and jaw. Your support and commitment to chows helped us save her and get her the medical treatment she so desperately needed. Look how wonderful she looks now! 
  • Barklee, Sable Mae and Nyla: displaced chows due to Tropical Storm Imelda

We had many successful fundraisers on Social Media, including many birthday fundraisers on Facebook and Giving Tuesday, also on Facebook, where we raised nearly $6000 in one day!

In 2020, we will continue our mission to save chows, through our Texas-based network and our         supporters/fosters in Nebraska, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, New York, Connecticut, and beyond. We are also looking to partner with other area rescues/veterinarians to offer low-cost spay/neuter/vaccines and start a grant program for emergency care.

We can't do this without you! We appreciate your support and donations!  If you would like to help us in 2020, click here!

Don't forget to support Houston Chow on Amazon Smile (website only, not the mobile app), at Kroger through Community Rewards (NPO# SI465) , iGive.com by clicking here, and at Chewy by starting your order here if you're a new customer.

Thank you for your support, and Happy New Year!

  • Krissey, Yana, Kelly, Janet, Jill, Missy, and Denise