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We have made the difficult decision to to put a hold on all adoptions from Crest Care.  We have to consider the safety of our volunteers and adopters.  We are not able to do home visits due to social distancing and that is an integral part of our screening process.  Please check back after 2/1/2021 for updates.

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Shy's surgery was this past Tuesday, Dec. 1st. Shy had the femoral head removed and it showed evidence of quite a bit of osteoarthritis. He was also altered at the same time. Theresa reports that he is resting comfortably with her and the other dogs at home, and is eating well. She has to restrict him from any crazy antics for a week- incision thus far looks good. He is wearing an surgical collar when she is unable to watch him in order to prevent him from going after the stitches/incision. I am also happy to report that we raised enough funds...thought your generosity,  to cover the cost of his hip surgery and altering, along with the excess funds being used toward a badly needed dental for one of the other crested mixes she rescued:).

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Several months ago, 15 Chinese Crested/Chihuahua mix dogs were rescued by Underdogs Rescue here in NY state. The rescue may be very small, but it is led by a lady who has a very large heart named Theresa Zavada. Theresa is basically a one-man band and she has cared for the majority of all the dogs by herself. Many of these dogs were terrified of human touch due to their not having been properly cared for as well as socialized.  When Crest-Care inc. learned about the rescue we contacted Theresa to see how we could assist. Due to the fact that the vast majority of the dogs Theresa needed assistance with looked primarily Chihuahua (short coated- full coats) it was determined that they were not Crested enough for us to be able to list and place. Thus, we volunteered to help Theresa screen adoption applications and she gratefully accepted. Over the course of a month Theresa and I were able to screen the many applications she received, she was able to complete the home visits, and the vast majority of the dogs ready to be placed into loving forever homes were placed.

    One of the remaining dogs, who you will learn about below is in need of more time in rescue as well as expensive veterinary surgery on his hip. His surgery is scheduled for December 1st. Once he has healed from his surgery, he will be available for adoption. I am reaching out to you on behalf of our Board of Directors, Theresa and Shy to ask for your help. Shy is a young dog with a happy long life ahead of him that would we would love to be pain free- which the needed surgery will lead to.

    Any amount you are able to donate to this precious little dogs’ surgery will be GREATLY appreciated! Donations can be made using our PayPal donate button at Donations should be marked- Shy's surgery.

    Please read Shy's bio below. Thank you for all you do for those in need.

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Shy Boy Biography

Shy was rescued from a backyard breeder in June 2020, along with 14 other Chinese crested-chihuahua mix dogs.  He is thought to be under 2 yrs. old.  Shy was found hiding under a blanket inside a wooden box in a pen with 7 other males.  The breeder named him Shy Boy because he has been shy since he was a baby.  Shy's personality has begun to blossom in his foster home.  He is quite social with other small dogs, but he challenges the larger dogs.  Shy loves to play, especially with the puppies in the home.  They wrestle, play keep away, and tug of war (usually with paper & everyone trots off with their prize piece).  Shy is still scared when approached, and will run.  He's scared to be picked up, but he no longer bites, and really seems to enjoy being carefully held - though kisses terrify him.  He loves having his head stroked and his ears rubbed.


Unfortunately, Shy has a bad left hip, which was confirmed through x-rays.  Perhaps this is the reason he has been "shy".  Perhaps the pain and discomfort he experiences during handling made him avoid people.  Imaging of the hip shows that the head of the femur is grossly deformed.  It is excessively large and irregularly shaped.  The cause of the deformity is unknown, but FHO surgery has been recommended to help him live a pain free life.  Shy's surgery is scheduled for December 1, 2020.


Any donations will be deeply appreciated and can be made via the PayPal donate button at Donations should be marked as - Shy surgery donations, and are tax deductible.


Once Shy's has had his surgery, and he has fully recovered, his biography will be updated and adoption applications for Shy will be accepted by Underdogs Rescue.


Thank you for your support!

Press Release


Crest-Care, Inc. Chinese Crested Breed Rescue Receives 2019 Best of Kingston Award

Kingston Award Program Honors the Achievement

KINGSTON November 27, 2019 -- Crest-Care, Inc. Chinese Crested Breed Rescue has been selected for the 2019 Best of Kingston Award in the Non-Profit Organization category by the Kingston Award Program.

Each year, the Kingston Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Kingston area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2019 Kingston Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Kingston Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Kingston Award Program

The Kingston Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Kingston area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Kingston Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

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This is Sid.  He was pulled from a California shelter and has 2 bad back legs.  His first surgery has been done and he is doing well post surgery.  If you are interested in assisting with the cost of his surgery you can make a donation via our Paypal button on the left.  Please mark the donation for Sid's surgery.  Once he is healed and cleared by the vet he will be up for adoption.  Please stay tuned for updates.  Thank you.

We will post new rescues as they come in.

If you are looking to help Crest Care with fundraising you can go to our Crested Store page.  There are several new sellers and items added to the page.   

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