After taking in dogs in need, Ms Andrews and the group she heads, Chihuahua Rescue, find the dogs a permanent home.
She said the dogs were temperament-tested, vet-checked, desexed, vaccinated and microchipped before being rehomed.
‘As with most rescues in Australia, our main objective is to take in dogs who have been handed in to pounds, vets, who are lost, abandoned or even surrendered for many different reasons,’ she said.
‘Once they have been assessed, we can concentrate on finding them their very own loving, respectful and suitable forever home.’
Ms Andrews started Chihuahua Rescue after her search for a second chihuahua for company for her dog Ratbag made her realise how many unwanted dogs there were.
‘I did find many other chihuahuas needing new homes that I could not help and this really hit hard,’ she said.
In the first year, Ms Andrews rescued 13 dogs.
‘Each and every one of those sweet babies will forever be in my heart and memories,’ she said.
Dogs looking for homes are listed on petrescue.com.au and perthchihuahuarescueinc.com.
‘We also have a following on Facebook which is growing each day and we post pictures and updates on there to spread the word,’ she said.
Dogs have a two-week trial period with new families before their adoption is finalised.
An adoption fee is payable.