Other Small Breeds
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3 years old
My name is Walker and Iím feeling a bit ďreplaced.Ē My former owners brought a new puppy into the home and suddenly I felt like I was being ignored and I must have been right because the next thing I knew Iím being given away. However, my foster home has made up for that neglected feeling and promised me theyíd find me a home where the humans would always recognize that Iím a pretty special fellow. I know youíre going to want to know more about me before you click that link below to meet me so allow me to share.
Iíll want someone who is willing to give me room to run or walk with me a lot because I am energetic. Once I return from a nice walk, Iíll settle right down or Iíd be happy to snuggle with you if you wish. Iím a bit unsure of myself around bigger dogs but actually Iím just being cautious since I do have rather short legs and I know I wouldnít be able to escape a challenging situation very quickly. Iíve been tested with cats and I passed the test. Iím not sure what the big deal is about cats but Iíll take every test imaginable to find my new perfect home where Iím wanted forever.
foster mom just told me to tell you that I have no real faults. Imagine that but
since Iím an honest fellow I must confess that I have chewed on a sock or two,
not shoes, just the soft cotton type items like socks. Well, gee, if someone
leaves their socks on the floor then it must be meant for my play, right?. I
mean, dirty socks do belong in the clothes hamper, donít they? And clean socks
belong in the dresser drawer so what was I to think? SIMPLE SOLUTION - have
some good solid chewing toys for me and keep clothes off the floor.
in a nutshell - I only need regular walks to keep us both healthy, toys &
chews, love me forever, and never find a puppy cuter than me and weíll be
happily ever after.
Fostered in Bellingham, WA email Sandra for application
9 years old
Trick or Treat!
As you can see, I am getting ready for Halloween and can you guess what my costume is? Can you tell what Iím ďgoing asĒ this year?
Answer: A BABY BEAR. Wasnít that a terrific idea?
Who could ever even guess that Iím actually a fuzzy little doggy? I think my costume is super convincing and canít wait to try it out.
I must apologize for the poor quality of photo of me. I was just so excited about everything my first day in my foster home and Halloween that I could not keep still. My foster mom is going to take me outside to get a better photo of me. It is very hard to photograph a black colored dog as it turns out.
What do you want to know about me? I have SO much to tell you. Iím happy, Iím fun, Iím sweet and gentle, Iím obedient, and Iím loyal. I just get a KICK out of life.
When you meet me you are going to LOVE me. I have a thick fuzzy tail which curls. My body is like a plush toy it is so fuzzy and soft. Iím absolutely adorable. Iím small and stocky and just the cutest thing ever. EVER!
Iím looking for a home where we can just have fun and be a family. I donít have high needs, I donít need anything fancy, Iím not spoiled, Iím well balanced, and you are going to really love me. I havenít barked once in my foster home. Do I even bark at all? That is my special secret. I am working on the rest of my ďcostumeĒ and trying to make a growling sound but so far I canít do it.
I am being fostered in Kirkland and I love it except for one thing. It rains a lot. Maybe my next outfit should be four galoshes and a Macintosh with a hood. Say, you wouldnít happen to have any of those?
2 years old
Darby had a rough start in life but his fortune became much brighter once he
made his way into rescue! He and several other dogs had been living out in
a filthy shed and the man in charge of their care was negligent and abusive to
them in so many ways. Along with being dangerously under weight, it was
found his blood work was not spot on before we performed his neuter. Upon
these findings we did all of the diagnostics/tests necessary and treated him for
an infection until his values returned to normal. Darby has gained the
weight were he should be and is now healthy are ready to go out into his new
home. He is a very shy guy and would benefit from having another dog
of similar size in his new life to help him continue to build self confidence.
Taking him to class for socializing and exposure may also be helpful to help him
in his new life. He does prefer his foster mom and bonded very quickly to
her and he will need a little more time and patience to help him learn to trust
men again. That will come with positive experiences we would hope.
It was not his fault what happened to him.
that has met Darby comments on how super sweet he is considering his past
background. He's just still a bit unsure of himself. Currently he is
learning to walk on a leash so a fenced yard would be best for him at this time.
His beautiful spirit becomes quite evident as he zooms around the yard at
warp speed and his old life for the moment is forgotten. This is his
new world!!! He is truly enjoying his new freedom and fortunate jail
break from that horrible prison he was living in. We are so proud of
the progress he has made during his stay in foster care.
is a love and just needs to learn to trust again and learn about the world
around him. He gets along great with dogs similar in size as well.
Once he bonds with his new owner he will be a snuggle bug for life!
Need a lap ornament? This just might be your little man if you are
willing to have a little patience with him while he learns the world is a much
better place than where he was!
Fostered in Sedro Woolley, WA email Sandra for application
10 years old
out there!!!! Is anyone reading the write ups? Yes??? Oh good, so I can
share that Iím looking for a wonderful new life with a very special person or
two and youíll take time to see if youíre interested in me?
see how many questions you can answer ďyesĒ to and weíll go from
you understand how it is to love food so much that you have to really exercise
will power to maintain good health? Can you help me do that?
you happen to go for walks and would you be willing to take me and let me
explore and sniff around? Iíd do the same for you, not that youíd want to
sniff around. *wink*
you like to see me ďdanceĒ for cookies? Yes? Oh, I forgot, food
control. Well, we can handle that, right?
you have a cat in residence? Hmmmmm - Iíve tried to play with cats but most of
them just run and then I can eat their food. How is it I keep returning to the
subject of food? *burp*
you like me to bark just enough to alert you to prowlers or strangers and then I
will be quiet? Done deal!
you happen to have an RV so we could go south for the winter or at least do some
traveling together? I can already see myself looking out the windows as we
travel along. But if you donít have an RV, car rides would be just fine.
much for the questions. Now the facts, plain and simple. I like belly rubs, raw
bones and raw vegetables. Bet you never thought youíd hear that from a dog! I
like sleeping on the bed with my human. While Iíve gotten along with the
foster dogs that come and go in this foster house, Iím really saying my doggy
prayers that I might be able to be an only dog for the rest of my life. Probably
my only negative is I get nervous when people reach for my head. Itís a thing
in my past but at the same time most dog trainers teach humans that thereís a
better way to reach for a dog to pet them than going straight for the head so I
think Iím normal. Yup, Iím more normal than most dogs. One last thing, My
foster mom has worked hard to find the perfect diet for me to protect me from
bladder stones. That is so awesome of her because I feel GREAT! Iím good to go
for another decade. Care to join me?
Fostered in Bellingham, WA email Sandra for application
West Highland Terrier
10 years old
Angel has been in foster care for a few weeks now and has truly blossomed in her home. She just had a makeover and looks like a real Westie now! She is adorable.
Angel is petite, dainty, sensitive, but also has a terrier attitude. She does not like other dogs very much though is learning to be part of the Westie group in her foster home as long as everyone keeps an elbowís worth of space between themselves.
Angel is very good in the car and loves to go on walks. She really needs a person with whom to bond. She prefers humans over canines and we donít imagine she will do any better with a cat than most Terriers.
If you have had Westies in your past and know the breed you will be delighted with Angel and she probably would do best with a knowledgeable owner.
Just recently we observed that she whines when left alone and can keep this up for quite a bit of time so she would do better to not be in an apartment.
Like many Westies, she does not like her toe nails clipped or her feet trimmed but a good groomer can manage this just fine. Our Sonya just did a beautiful make over on this little girl. There was not a lot of hair to work with but there were some untidy bits.
Angel needs to be on a special diet and will need regular vet check ups to make sure her urine is free from crystals which can lead to stones in the bladder.
It sounds like a lot of work perhaps but it really is not. Itís a matter of stocking ďthis foodĒ over ďthat oneĒ and getting her in for urinalysis every few months until it is determined that the diet is keeping the stones at bay.
You get a Westie without allergies (woo hoo!), with clean ears (woo hoo again), and a lovely little dog.
Email Sandra for application.
14 years "young"
Odie is so busy running around his foster momís house that he can barely slow down to pose for a photo. Heís a young acting fellow, chasing and playing with other dogs, running through the maple leaves piling up on the ground Ö..weeeeeee!
Odie is a senior dog who was owned by a senior. He lived with her in an assisted living facility for the past 9 years, and in their house before that. Unfortunately, his owner has advanced dementia and the family had to make some decisions about their aunt and her dog.
He is a sweet, well mannered dog. He would have to be in order to be accepted and so loved by the community of residents.
We asked that before he came to us he would have a senior physical, blood work, a fecal, get up to date with his vaccinations, and have a dental. Our adopters want to know that they are getting a healthy dog or if not just what might be going on.
Odie is with a Schnauzer foster family, wow is he ever lucky! They DO so like their own kind. We should be receiving updates on how he is doing but canít imagine that there wonít just be funny stories every day.
He is a
beautiful dog and we canít imagine he wonít be snatched up by a
lover of senior Schnauzers, or maybe even a first timer.
He would certainly be an easy Schnauzer for oneís first.
ďOdie was a constant companion to his former owner, heíd appreciate a home where he has regular companionship-canine, human or both.Ē
Fostered in Kirkland, WA email Sandra
3 years old
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If you are in search of a small dog with lots of spunk and energy, this is your girl! Charlotte is just delightful and full of energy and will charm her way right into your heart. She loves to play with dogs who are her size (she is intimidated by large dogs). She plays, plays and plays!! Her personality and coat are all Poodle and she will need a groom every 5-6 weeks. And since she does have some separation anxiety issues (she hates to be alone, but is fine with another small dog near by), she will only be placed into a new home that has another dog of similar size for her to bond with. She can be very vocal at times so she would not do well in an condo/apt situation. A fenced yard is also a must for this busy little girl. Her most favorite time of day is recess when she gets to run and play freely in the yard! Yippee! That is SO much FUN!
Charlotte loves to sit on her human's lap and will accept belly rubs 24/7 if you should like to provide them! She loves her foster family and being with her humans so any chore you need help with she will be right there to assist in any way she can. Snuggles very important to her and she most definitely makes an excellent warm fuzzy lap ornament! She is seeking a new family because she did not get along with young visiting grandchildren in her previous home and yes there was a nip. Oops! Therefore, she will only be placed in home with no young children under the age of 12.
Charlotte LIVES to be with her humans! Lives, lives, lives for it!!
Her requirements are:
Adult Home Only
A securely fenced yard
Another small dog of similar size already in her new home
Lots and lots of belly rubs and snuggling!
Fostered in Sedro Woolley, WA email Sandra
I will never know the loneliness I hear in the barks of the other dogs 'out
I can sleep soundly, assured that when I wake my world will not have changed.
I will never know hunger, or the fear of not knowing if I'll eat.
I will not shiver in the cold, or grow weary from the heat.
I will feel the sun's heat, and the rain's coolness,
and be allowed to smell all that can reach my nose.
My fur will shine, and never be dirty or matted.
Here in this house...
There will be an effort to communicate with me on my level.
I will be talked to and, even if I don't understand,
I can enjoy the warmth of the words.
I will be given a name so that I may know who I am among many.
My name will be used in joy, and I will love the sound of it!
Here in this house...
I will never be a substitute for anything I am not.
I will never be used to improve peoples' images of themselves.
I will be loved because I am who I am, not someone's idea of who I should
I will never suffer for someone's anger, impatience, or stupidity.
I will be taught all the things I need to know to be loved by all.
If I do not learn my lessons well, they will look to my teacher for blame.
Here in this house...
I can trust arms that hold, hands that touch...
knowing that, no matter what they do, they do it for the good of me;
If I am ill, I will be doctored.
If scared, I will be calmed.
If sad, I will be cheered.
No matter what I look like, I will be considered beautiful and thought to be
I will never be cast out because I am too old, too ill, too unruly, or not
My life is a responsibility, and not an afterthought.
I will learn that humans can almost, sometimes, be as kind and as fair as
Here in this house...
I will belong.*
* I will be home. *
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