Other Small Breeds

Available for Adoptions

Female/spayed/shots current
10 years old
24 lbs

If you can look into the eyes of this sweet dog and quickly move on, weíll be surprised. Even if the eyes donít grab your heart, the glowing report of Sabrinaís personality and behavior will win you over. Poor Sabrina has had a rough few years and yet she still has so much love to give and has proven that to her foster mom and family. Letís just say her previous owner has aged not so gracefully and caused some difficulties for Sabrina. If youíre interested in further details, the foster mother will gladly communicate with you. 

BUT THE BEST NEWS IS - the foster mom says that Sabrina is one of THE BEST fosters all the way around that they have ever had. The foster dad agrees and the men donít speak all that often with an opinion on foster dogs. Sabrina was really shy and fearful at first because of the home she just came from. It took one whole day - ONE WHOLE DAY :-) - before she realized that there are still good men in the world and she warmed up to the entire family. Sabrina loves the other dogs, the people who surround her and she is definitely a snuggler. Sabrina recently went on a family trip and proved that she is amazing in the car. She loves to walk and earns an A+ in walking on a leash. She does do OK left at home alone with the other dogs but her super enthusiasm when the family returns shows that sheíd probably rather go with her humans. 

Here comes the big question that everyone always wants to know. Is she housebroken? Foster mom wrote a glowing report that she is absolutely house broken and again, one of the best theyíve ever had. Lastly, foster mom reported that Sabrina is going to make someone a ďgreat FUR-ever companion.Ē 

Sabrina had dental work, she did not lose any teeth, and her bloodwork came back perfect, everyone is in awe, that she is actually 10 years old.  

Fostered in Lacey, WA email Furbaby Rescue for application.



(Adopted Aug.30/14)
Female/spayed/shots current
8 years old
16 lbs

Gracie's the most adorable, easy going little 8 year old Pekingese whose Dad passed away. She has been enjoying her life to the fullest in her foster home, but she is ready to go to her forever home. 

Gracie is very funny and has a very playful personality, but she's also very Pekingese and is only willing to exert so much energy, and on her terms, lol.  

She loves walks, trips to the dog park and swimming. She gets along with the resident dogs really well, but isn't afraid to let them know when she wants her own space.  She's cat friendly, so long as the cat is willing to play. 

Gracie is a total snuggle-bug. She loves to sleep with (or on top of) you and is completely toilet trained. 

Gracie was obviously extremely well-loved and is totally well-adjusted. She does well in any environment. She will be the perfect dog for someone who can love her and understand her funny Peke personality. 


Fostered in Surrey, B.C. Canada, email Sandra for application.

Havanese X
Male/neutered/shots current
8 years old
21 lbs

Einstein  recently lost their dad, who succumbed to a 15 month health battle.  He had rescued them from a shelter 3 years ago, as a bonded pair.  Now they are looking for a new forever home.  This boy is  obviously very resilient; he is not nervous or skeptical of anyone, he loves everyone he meets!  He gets along extremely well with the resident Peke's, and a shepherd - he is not phased by anything. 

Einstein should have been called Romeo - he is such a lover.  He nuzzles and snuggles every chance he gets, and will sneak up on your bed to sleep right next to you if you let him.  He is a perfect balance of loving and independence. He's a terrific eater, and loves to roll around with some toys once in a while.   

He had dental done recently, resulting in some extractions, but he is doing amazing and eating again with no problems. He has seen the veterinarian for very thorough examinations and is in excellent health! 

He loves to take short walks on leash,  and really enjoy the off leash park.

This boy is an absolute dream to care for, perfectly housebroken.  He will fit in to a loving environment very quickly.

Fostered in Surrey, B.C. Canada, email Sandra for application.


Bichon Frise
Male/neutered/shots current
10 years old
16 lbs

Skippy is a dear little Bichon who lost his owner due to health issues and was fortunate to have a Good Samaritan who had his back.  She kept him until we could find a foster home for him.

Now that heís been with his current foster family, he has had some minor health issues taken care and most certainly had his teeth cleaned up.  Heís in great shape now and ready to find his forever home.

Skippyís foster mom describes what the perfect home would be for him to be most successful:

ďI think Skippy would do well in a home with either a single person or an older family who is interested in a sweet, quiet dog; who is not very active.  He definitely loves attention and will take as much attention as his people will give. But he also is able to settle down and lie comfortably on his own while the family does their thing. I know his past care giver had young kids and  said that all the activity seemed a bit too much for him.  I don't believe he is afraid of children as he seems interested in them when we are at the park across the street, but he just wouldn't have the energy to have them play with them that much. I do think he would really enjoy a home with another dog, as well, if possible, especially if he would be left alone for long periods during the day.  His bathroom habits have straightened right out and he has a strong bladder so he has done fine when we leave him at home alone with the other dogs. Such a gentleman! 

Loves to snuggle and be near you whenever you're in the house.  He also gets along great with our two dogs and even tries to play gently with them.  He loves to take (slow) walks on a leash and is gentle when meeting other dogs and people.  He rides very quietly in the car and although he would love to sleep in bed with his people, he has accepted sleeping in his own bed on the floor in our bedroom.


He came to us with residual flea irritation but all of that has cleared up.  He has a slight heart murmur as is common in an older dog but his Senior Blood Panel came back great and the vet has no concerns about him. 

Skippy is an adorable little fellow and we are SO happy we could take him in. 

Skippy is fostered in Olympia, WA for application contact Furbaby Rescue


Shih Tzu/Terrier
Female/spayed/shots current
11 months old
11 lbs

Hello Furbaby Fans!  My name is Penny!  I am 11 months old and weigh 11 lbs

I know, I know...I donít look very much like a Shih Tzu, but my Mommy sure is a Shih Tzu!  My foster Mom says that it doesnít matter very much who my Daddy is, because I am a cutie-pa-too-tie no matter what! 

I am sweet, loving, pretty much house trained (with frequent potty breaksóI am a puppy after all!) and I am great with other dogs!  I am also great with kids!   

Because I am a puppy, I will benefit greatly from structure and training!  I am very treat motivated, so the training part should be quite easy for me!  Right now, I am learning how to take treats gently and slowly, instead of like Speed Racer!  I am also learning how to sit!  I like to learn new things and I think that learning is a lot of fun!!  Puppy kindergarten will be fun for me and you!

I have been passed around a lot in my 11 months and would really, really love to have a home that I can call my very own Ė my forever and ever home with humans to love and cherish me --  yup, that is what I am looking for!

Licks and love


Fostered in Olympia, WA email Furbaby Rescue for application.



Male/neutered/shots current
6 years old

I know, I know...I'm a bit chubby.  But I'm on a diet and doing very well!  I'll be sleek and more gorgeous soon and can run like crazy now!  I came into Rescue with my sweetie "Sophia" and would love to be adopted with her as we've lived together for a number of years. (She's also posted on Petfinder.)

I'm on the mellow, quiet side and can frequently be found having a snooze under a blanket in a dog bed.  I'm 6 y/o, up-to-date on vaccinations, neutered, microchipped and have had a dental recently.  So I'm good to go and looking for my forever home!

No children under 10 y/o and my Foster Mom will do a "cat test" if you have kitties.

I'm being fostered in Olympia, WA and she often calls me "Snoopy Doopy Doooo!"

For application email Furbaby Rescue.



(Adopted Aug.25/14)
Italian Greyhound mix
Female/spayed/shots current
App. 5 years old
8 lbs

Would someone please explain to me why people get so focused and confused on trying to figure out my breed? Italian Greyhound? Chihuaua? Mixed breed of both of the previous mentioned? Címon people! Iím a purebred sweet dog! What else matters? I promise I wonít try and figure out your breed if you adopt me. *chuckleĒ 

Iíve had a good life so far but itís another one of those stories where Iím in rescue due to circumstances beyond the humanís control. Foster mom can share more information if youíre really interested. Meanwhile, Iím moving forward. First on the agenda is  I will be brought up to date at the vet so when Iím adopted, everything is current. No worries for you, if you adopt me of course. We can just start playing and building our life together. 

Oh, you want to know about my personality? I might be a bit timid at first but it wonít take any time at all before Iíll be very attached to you. Iíd love to share walks with you and whenever you wish, Iíd love to be carried. Thatís not a big deal at my current weight of 8 pounds. Iíd love watching TV with you if thatís part of your life. Iím not particular as long as I can be near you.  I mean thatís why people adopt dogs isnít it? To have companionship? 

One last request, I like little dogs my size but please no large dogs in my new home. 

Want to know more? Just talk to my foster mom and sheíll share everything else she knows about me. 

See you at a meet and greet date???? I sure hope so.

Fostered in Bellingham, WA email Furbaby Rescue for application.


(Adopted Aug.24/14)
Male/neutered/shots current
7 years old
7 lbs

Hmmmmm - letís see. What did I do with those notes from the class I took on how to draft your resume to get the ideal job?? I know itís here somewhere. I guess I shouldnít list ďorganizedĒ as one of my top 10 traits. Ohhhhh - here it is. OK letís start on the resume: 


Name:  Sampson

Age:   I donít think legally they can ask that because itís considered discrimination in the job market. But Iím looking for a great home, not the typical job. Oops - thereís my age up above right under the photo. Yup - the ideal age if you donít want to deal with all the puppy training and nonsense and Iím good for another 100,000 miles at least and with legs as short as mine, it will take a LONG time go walk 100,000 miles. 

Position applying for:  Resident dog

Qualifications:  Sweet, loving, good with dogs of all sizes and cats, too. House trained. Healthy, neutered (ouch), up to date on all vaccines and recent dental cleaning. 

Salary requested: Nice lap to cuddle in, good food, snuggles, toys, respect and companionship. 

Why I think Iím the best dog for that position in your home:  Itís been confirmed by foster mom that I am honest and all statements above are true. I will be dedicated and yours forever. 

Please contact me for an interview :-)

Fostered in Bellingham, WA email Angi for application.



Female/spayed/shots current
7 years old
14 lbs

Here's Sophia!  And she's much like Sophia from "The Golden Girls"...has her own opinion, is independent yet loves to snuggle under the covers and on laps.  She's a great "announcer" of potential "invaders" and will be very protective of her new person.

She's recently had a dental (only two extractions), is up-to-date on vaccines, microchipped, spayed and her latest blood panel looks great.  She just turned  7 y/o and her birthdate is 5/9/07.  

She came from an unfortunate situation and was 18+ lbs when she arrived.  She's been on a diet and has discovered French green beans and broccoli adorn her food and she loves them.  She's lost about four pounds and needs to lose another one to two pounds.  So whoever is lucky enough to adopt her must keep up with the diet 'til she's at a better weight.  She's currently on Wellness CORE Ocean and gets 1/4 C twice a day (plus veggies - no carrots though...too much sugar).

 She's sweet as she can be and a lover but no cats and no children under 12.

I came into Rescue with my friend Snoopy and we've lived together for a number of years so we'd really like to be adopted together if at all possible.

Fostered in Olympia, WA email Furbaby Rescue for application.

Lucky Ballpark
Male/neutered/shots current
6 years old
20 lbs (currently)

Here's "Lucky Ballpark" and so named for the unusual circumstances of his entrance into Rescue.  When he was about 11 m/o, a lovely man found him tied to a fence at a ballpark.  He took him to a Rescue where he received his name.  He was adopted by an older woman who had him for just over five years.  She recently died and a relative was turning Lucky into a shelter in OR.  Enter our wonderful man who first found him!  He again took Lucky into Rescue again...so he truly is Lucky!

He arrived quite overweight for a mini-Dachshund but his new diet and walks are bringing his weight down.  He was 28 lbs when he arrived at my home about seven weeks ago.  He's about 20 lbs now and continues to lose weight and is becoming much more active and certainly enjoying life more.

His age is estimated to be about 6.5 y/o, vaccines are up-to-date and nothing due 'til 4/17, he had a dental a couple of months ago (four extractions), is microchipped and neutered.  

He's on the quiet side but does engage in announcing the doorbell or someone strange coming to the door. He enjoys a nice sunny spot in the back garden to soak up the sun.  He likes to snuggle and squishy toys with squeakers are duly decimated to remove that squeaky "beast" inside.  Stuffing has been everywhere!  He gets along well with other dogs but no cats or children under 12.

This sweet mellow guy needs his own home and person/s who will continue with his diet and walks until he's slim and sleek once again.  He's fed 1/4 C Wellness CORE Ocean twice a day and has discovered French green beans and broccoli are strange but wonderful on his food.  

Fostered in Olympia, WA email Furbaby Rescue for application.



Female/spayed/shots current
3 years old
8 lbs

Watch her video

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 for application.

Female/spayed/shots current
10 years old

I have just received my degree from the School of Hard Knocks so you may now call me Dr. Twinkie. Nope, not that kind of doctor. I am an educated kind of doctor is what I am. Let me tell you about my "education" from the SHK University. (In case I forget to mention it, I have an incredible imagination along with my other great traits.) 


When I arrived into rescue it was quickly learned that I was easy to care for, that I needed to be monitored so I didn't have too many treats and get too "round" which is a nice way of saying "fat". *sigh* Oh, the problems we women have in our middle years and battling weight gain. I learned that car rides and walks were pretty neat things to do so that's been great exercise. I also have nice ways of letting you know that I need to go out and do my business. Those things just come with the beginning levels of education. 


Then.......things started happening and I progressed to my doctorate degree in the doggy world. I started having blood in my urine and my foster mom rushed me off to the vet, bless her heart. I had X-rays, ultra sounds and the vets found a stone but they didn't stop there because my liver enzymes were so high that they checked for Cushing's but it was negative. I told them I didn't sign up for that Cushing's class but they wanted to be sure. So on with my education I went by spending three days in the hospital taking fluids and more tests. My enzymes came down which is equal to getting an "A" on the report card. I had the surgery which was like a conquering a gym class and I graduated with flying colors!! YAY!!!! I'm like a new dog. Not only that, people were awesome and sent in contributions for my vet bill which was close to $1,500. Yup, those educational processes aren't cheap but the doggy angels made it possible and now I can have a new home and be adopted in splendid condition. 

I probably should mention that I probably would do best being an only doctor....I mean dog in the house. I think I have reached the stage in life and with my "Dogtorate Degree" from the School of Hard Knocks, I deserve to be a special little rascal. 

If you want the rest of my resume, please contact foster mom who can answer any other questions you may have. In the meantime, THANK YOU TO ALL THE ANGELS who donated to getting me educated and well. THANK YOU for believing that I was worth it! 

Fostered in Bellingham, WA email Sandra for application




 Here in this House....
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
of value.

I will never be cast out because I am too old, too ill, too unruly, or not
cute enough.

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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