Thank you for taking an interest in helping a small breed rescue dog!  Whether you are here to browse for a future family member, donate to help continue our efforts, or just here to see some cute faces, we appreciate your interest in our friends in need.

Please see our Adoptable Dogs page for dogs looking for homes.

If you have an interest in adopting one of our dogs, please fill out our Adoption Application.

If you are interested being a foster for a dog in need, please fill out our Foster Application and we’ll give you a call!

Many happy returns!



Any amount you can help with vet bills and other expenses is greatly appreciated. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit, so all donations are tax-deductible! Please click the Paypal link above.

The number of dogs we can rescue is directly related to the amount of space we have available in foster homes to keep the dogs loved and healthy while we find them permanent homes.  If you’ve ever wanted to make a huge difference in a small dog’s life, fosters are our #1 need.

We will work with you to find out what you’re looking for in a foster dog - good with kids, certain breeds, whatever you need - trying to find one who will fit.  We pull them out of the shelter and into a new world where they are loved, well-fed, and encouraged to become part of a family again.  We rely upon the foster parent to get to know the dog so we can find the best possible forever home.

If you are interested in making a tangible difference in the life of a homeless dog, please submit a Foster Application soon!

We Need Foster Parents!

Meet Some Adoptable Dogs!

When: Saturday, October 21, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Where: Healthy Pet (North)

14028 US 183, Unit D155, Austin 78717

Click Here for a Map!

Thank you for helping Trixie

Raised = $2,190

Goal = $2,000


Bonnie Martin-Hudson

Kristen Pena

Danielle Lesikar

Angela Palmer

Brigid Cregar

Carl Williams

Zahra Moussavi

Julie Samaniego

Carmen Pendergrass

Jessica Sellers

Update 7/4/17: Trixie’s pneumonia was determined to be a cardiac issue. Her symptoms resemble pneumonia sometimes with the cough. Through x-rays, ultrasounds, and bloodwork, her treatment was determined to be daily breathing treatments at her foster home, with future monitoring. The diagnostics have been quite costly. We appreciate your donations toward her care!

Original plea: Trixie has been in the rescue group quite a while (5 years!), most of which was time spent undergoing the slow version of heartworm treatment due to her age and her advanced heartworm infestation (that’s a patient foster family!). She finally made it to the adoptable status a year or so ago, but she recently sustained a laceration to her abdomen due to an accident while in foster care.  She had immediate surgery to repair the wound and her recovery has been rough, with issues with secondary pneumonia and a possible infection in the wound. We are asking for help to cover the cost of this unexpected but necessary surgery.  Small Chance Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit rescue and your donations are tax-deductible. Thank you!

Sarah Jett

Lisa Chmelar

Rene Woodside

Karen Juhl

Nikki Moffitt

Renee Shaw

Richard Cordova

Charley Adams

Jason Brian

Susan Pfeiffer

Please help Kitty

Raised = $410

Goal = $1,215


Della Barnett

Belinda Haecker

Jane Richey

Holly Sellers

Update 10/20/17: Kitty made it through heartworm treatment and was adopted!

Kitty came into the group heartworm positive and recovering from a major “degloving” incident with her skin, which occurred from an unknown trauma on her left side. Her wound care has gone well and her skin has nearly healed. Her heartworm treatment takes 4 months, with 3 injections and recovery time. She has taken all her misfortunes in stride. Kitty had her first heartworm treatment, and on 7/20 she was acting lethargic and her gums were pale. We took her to the ER and they said that her bloodwork was ok, but that she had a low body temp and her heart rate was high. They gave her fluids, an x-ray and other care to stabilize her. Her regular vet concluded that she had an allergic reaction/anaphalactic shock, but that she recovered enough to have her second round of heartworm treatment. The cost of her ER treatment was $815, so we’ve added that to the initial $400 cost of hearworm treatment.

She will no doubt be a wonderful addition to a forever family once she’s treated and healed. Can you please help cover the costs of her heartworm treatment? Small Chance Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit rescue and your donations are tax-deductible. Thank you!

Mercy Lawler Katie Kaga