Successful Other Small Breed Adoptions

(Adopted March 26/11)
Miniature Pinscher
5 months old
9 lbs (now)

Hi Ya'll, I'm Olive.  I am a SUPER friendly and loving Min Pin.  I love everyone (two and four legged)  big and small.  I am just a baby pup ya know.  Do you know what us puppies like the most?  to play, to eat and to poop!  then repeat... ha ha,  I am a silly girl with a heart of gold.

In my foster home I am learning all the ropes and have even started using the doggie door on my own,  what a smart puppy! I am quiet (surprise for a min pin)  and very easy going.  Typical of my breed I am high energy and need lots of exercise.

A reward based training class will be required to finalize my adoption.  Hope to hear from you soon!

Olive has a wonderful new home residing in Abbotsford, B.C. Canada

(Adopted April 2/11)
Puggle (Pug/beagle)
Female/spayed/shots current
4 years old
33 lbs

Amazing.  Perfect.  Incredible Family Dog.  Terrific exercise partner.

  These are special terms we only dig out for the best dogs.

Winnie is this dog.  She is a large framed Puggle, who needs to lose a few pounds around the mid section.  She can walk into any room and be at complete ease with whomever is there including cats and large alpha dogs. She is submissive when she knows what is good for her.  Puggles have a reputation of initially being a little standoffish and testy when they first go to the vet.  Not Winnie.  She is exactly the same there as she is anywhere.  Her foster mom, who is a vet tech, has proclaimed her to be the sweetest Puggle she has ever seen.

Winnie knows a variety of tricks, even “lift” for when the leash gets wrapped ‘round her leg.  She is potty trained, used to being home alone for long periods of time, she loves to sleep under the covers with you, and she’s just adorable.

We got this ideal dog into our rescue due to a serious illness in her family with many life changing decisions hanging in the balance.  It was felt that the best thing was to move Winnie onward so she could stop being around sadness and illness and unavoidable benign neglect (companionship and exercise only).  Winnie went from her only home to a foster home at 9 pm and did very well and the next day moved to her permanent foster while she waits to find her forever home.  Anyone coming into the house would assume Winnie was the senior resident dog just because of how well she fits in.

She is a loveable dog and someone who never dreamed they wanted to share their life with  Puggle will fall in love with her as we all have.  If you have wanted a Puggle then she is your dog.

Winnie's new Mom just adores her, she is "perfect" happily residing in Everett, WA

(Adopted April 9/11)
Male/neutered/shots current
17 weeks old (presently)
9 lbs (presently)

Hi everyone, are you ready for lots of energy, tons of kisses, total body wags..then come on over and meet me.  I am full of myself, as any good puppy is, I play, play, play, then collapse.  In between I run off with your shoes, chew on your shoelaces, and run in glee.

My bother (below) and I are looking for good stable homes, (not together, we will be adopted separately, easier to train and bond with our person) who would love to take a great puppy and have a lifetime commitment.

Lets see, I do all the normal puppy stuff, play, run, poop, pee and  fall asleep.  I get up and start all over again.

One piece of good news, I sleep all night long in a crate, so I am safe...a good practice to continue, till at least I am trustworthy for housetraining and not chewing on inappropriate items.

Duffy has a fantastic new Mom, who never hesitated to jump in her car, and make the trip from Edmonton, Alberta to greet her new lil boy...very happy beginning for both.

(Adopted April 7/11)
Cocker Spaniel
Female (spay etc soon)
6 years old
25 lbs

Tilly is somewhat of a miracle dog and has quickly become the favorite of everyone who meets her.  She is a work in progress through no fault of her own.  Furbaby began with a full dental including extractions and a course of antibiotics.

“Next up is bilateral ear ablation surgery.  Anyone familiar with my breed won’t be surprised to hear that I need this after years of unmanaged ear infections.  The good news, of course, is that once I’ve had the surgery, and healed up, I will never have ear infections again, which is a pretty terrific warranty on a cocker spaniel.  We are prone to constant ear infections.

I have moved into  an amazing and welcoming home with a family; a mom, a dad, a boy, and two little angels who call their rescue duo” Cuddle Heart”, two dogs, and a cat.

I get to travel with mom on all of her errands which is great fun for me.  I’m eating a healthy diet, my various infections are clearing up one at a time, I’m learning potty training which I never was offered before, and I’m learning what it means to be a part of a family in a loving home.

I’m doing very well with the children in my foster family so I’m the unusual Furbaby dog in that I could possibly be adopted by a family with  children, provided they are dog savvy and have thorough parental supervision.  But special cases only.  My Cuddle Heart girls will be running that part of the interview.  They are only 6 and 8 but they are experts in “me”.

I am a wonderful dog, an active dog, an easy dog, a companion dog, and I will be loyal to you for all of my days with you.   I would not, however say that I’m a family dog so we need to take this on a case by case basis.   I’m good at the vet, good for the groomer, and I’ll be very good for you.  I do like most people but sometimes I’ll run across someone who doesn’t quite sit right with me.  Maybe they remind of someone from my past which I would rather leave behind.    This is a difficult part of  looking for my new home because I can be snappish if I’m afraid, and I don’t like some people.  When out on walks, for example, you need to be mindful of who approaches me, and until you figure out my triggers, you might do well not to allow strangers to touch me.    I don’t see super well in dim light so hands coming at me can definitely frighten me. 

I’m not going to be ready to be adopted out for a few weeks because I still do have that ear ablation surgery (ask us about this if you have never heard of it before) hanging fire but I’m starting to look now for  a home for myself.  I may end up mellowing some once my constant pain goes away and my personality becomes a little more reliable.  We just don’t know.

If you are reading this out of interest, aren’t thinking I would be a good fit for your home, but would like to help me with my very high medical bills, there are a number of fund raisers being held for me so that I can cover my ear ablation surgery which is a few thousand dollars.  Please ask us how to best donate to help me and get a nice gift from the IRS in the process! or visit Rebecca's Rainbow, they are the angels helping with the medical, and certainly could use your help...thank you.

Update April 1/11

Great news on our little girl.  She had her ear ablation surgery last week.  Everything went perfectly.  No complications.  She is scheduled to have the drain tubes removed from her ears on April 6th and at that time we should have a time frame for the rest of her healing, her final check up, and know when she can be spayed.  She’s doing better all the time with socialization and potty training all the while keeping up with a pretty hectic schedule of medical appointments.  Check back next week for a better timetable.

Tilly never left foster care, the family fell in love, now residing with a great family in Redmond, WA

(Adopted April 13/11)
Male/neutered/shots current
D.O.B. 11/26/10 (presently 18 weeks old)
9 lbs (presently)

I am just adorable, heck my foster Mom tells me that all the time.  If I have another friend to play with, I go go go..but if I am on my own, I am a much calmer lil fellow...I will cover you with kisses, follow you everywhere, toss those toys...

Great news on housetraining, I have learned the doggie door (did not take me long, cause I am a smart lil fellow) and I take myself out to potty.  My foster Mom, said I have not made any mistakes in days...but she also wanted you to know, if you are a working home, and no immediate access to the outside, I probably won't do as well "yet" cause I am just a baby, and cannot go 8 hours without having to do my then you will have to have patience with me...but here I am housetrained.

I love to sleep cuddled right next to you, I don't move at all during the night, I just want to be close and love you.

I am a delightful lil guy, and you won't be sorry to give me a great home.

Lil Teddy went to live with a great family, now residing in Lynnwood, WA

(Adopted April 27/11)
Miniature Dachshund
Male/neutered/shots current
App. 2 years old
8 lbs

Let me introduce myself…..My name is Ozzy. 

I was homeless living on the street.  I was very frightened, but I’m a boy, I looked after myself as best I could.  Fortunately I was found by some really nice people and taken to a shelter….it was ok, but things really turned around when I was taken to my foster Mom’s home…

As you can see in the pictures I am handsome.   I am about 2 years old and I weigh around 8 lbs. 

I love to play with my foster Mom’s other dogs, but I could be the only dog. That would be great.

I like to cuddle…the more cuddling I do,  the more I like it.  I am very friendly I have been told,  and have a great personality.

I love it at my foster Mom’s but I need my own forever home.

My only requirement is lots of love, playtime, oh and I like to sleep in your bed..preferably under the covers that is just like heaven.

A good family for me would have no children under the age of 12.  I haven’t been around cats so I don’t know if I like them or not.  We would have to try it.

I can’t wait to hear from you…I will complete your family.

Ozzy now resides in a lovely place in Seattle, where he can run and play with the wind on his ears.

(Adopted May 13/11)
Schnauzer/Cocker Spaniel (Schnocker)
Female/spayed/shots current
9 months old (D.O.B. 07/12/2010)
14 lbs

Isa is a 9 month old female “Schnocker”; her mama was a miniature Schnauzer and her papa was a
Cocker Spaniel.  She is spayed, housebroken, and up to date on her vaccinations.
She is very sweet and loves to play fetch but will also entertain herself with her ball. She is smart, knows
“sit”, and is ready to learn the rest of her manners. She hasn’t been around very young children or
kitties but loves to go on walks with the older neighborhood kids. She rides well in the car and is quite
the well traveled little girl--she has been to Arizona and Mexico! She has plenty of puppy energy but
does love to snuggle for an afternoon nap and likes to sleep in your bed too! She is crate trained; she will
settle in but prefers to be out playing with her people. She needs continued socialization opportunities
as she does bark at strangers and other dogs when on leash. She would do best in a home where people
are home most of the day and can give her enough mental and physical exercise. She would enjoy a
doggie playmate as well.

Isabella has been shaved right down, she will be especially adorable with a fluffy coat.  I found one picture on the internet, that shows one with a little more fur:

Isa now resides in Bellingham, WA with a great family and older kids to romp with.

(Adopted May 14/11)
Zoe Rose
Australian Terrier
Female/spayed/shots current
10 years "young"
Please watch my exciting video

Zoe Rose is an adorable Australian Terrier who has been looking for a forever home for 10 years and never managed to find one.  She has been with her foster family now for 6 months and that is approaching the longest tenure she has had with a family.

Zoe has had many unfortunate mistreatments in her past but she keeps on going in spite of everyone of them.  She is courageous and finally learning to trust.  She thinks that her foster mom is the sun.

She has become a wonderful traveler, she’s a terrific companion, and has learned to stay home all by herself.  She had a bad spay many years ago and sometimes will void tiny circles at odd times, though she has learned to use puppy pads and to go on command while on a leash.

Zoe is a lot of fun, loves to run and play, and is very healthy suffering none of the diseases common to her breed.  She just had an ultrasound of her bladder in fact to look for bladder cancer.  Her test results were squeaky clean.

She did have a little injury recently which resulted in one toe being fractured in 8 places and a second toe having a couple of hairline fractures.  After the first week of being casted, her foot is no longer swollen, and is healing quite well.  Zoe Rose has been running around and leaping off of things even with this cast.  She doesn’t let anything get her down or slow her down. 

All she needs is a pal and a place in your bed at night and she’s happy and that pal will be the sun to Zoe Rose.

She is happily enjoying her residence in Seattle, WA

(Adopted May 21/11)
Bichon Frise
6 years old
8 lbs

Nice to meet you! My name is Piper, I am a  loving, snuggly princess looking for my forever home.  I  am crate trained and doing great with my potty habits at home (we were not sure about that... but my foster mom says when I am taken out at normal intervals I am a super star)

I can get a little bossy with other dogs, not bad, but I think I would enjoy being an only dog.  I really want to be pampered,  I think I deserve it. I LOVE walkies!

I have had some reactions to vaccines in the past,  so I can no longer be vaccinated- but I have a veterinary note to vouch for me!  The reactions have caused some fur loss in 2 small patches but the right groomer could do wonders for me!

No cats and experienced dog home only.

Great new home for a lovely lil girl, now residing in Bellingham, WA

(Adopted June 1/11)
Terrier X
Male/neutered/shots current
18 months old
18 lbs

Please watch my video...

Will you make me smile? Will you help put a sparkle in my eye? Will someone please love me and take me home? 

My foster home is great but a forever home would be greater. I am a happy little dog but would be even happier in a forever home. I am energetic and would make a great walking, jogging and traveling partner. I can be very patient and wait like a little gentleman if you have to run into the store and leave me in the car for a short time. Just be sure to put treats on your shopping list. Yes, just show me a treat and I'll sit and also cooperate to have the leash put on. I've been trained to understand "no". 

I have been crate trained so that's a plus. I can also be left at home alone for a reasonable time and do very well. HOWEVER, my nickname is Houdini so be sure I don't have access to the yard because if left alone, I can climb any fence and jump a lower fence in a single bound. If you're with me in the yard, I'm very content to be with you but never leave me alone because then I tend to show off my Houdini skills and once outside that fence I may not be able to get back. That would break my heart to get lost and possibly never see my forever person ever again. 

"Brewster needs an assertive human. Someone with dog experience who is calm and confident and who has a lot of patience. Brewster's human needs to be mellow at home but active in life. He needs lots of daily exercise to drain his energy".

Great Dad for this boy, residing in Bellingham, WA

(Adopted June 4/11)
Long Haired Dachshund
7 years old
13 lbs

"written by a volunteer"

This is going to be a different story than usual. Normally I enjoy writing the funny little stories about the dogs needing a home but this one is truly heartbreaking to the human as well as the dog. I have been in the shoes of the person relinquishing this gorgeous long-haired Doxie named Ginger. I had a dog that I loved to my very core but he was afraid of men because of the puppy mill he came from. The only difference between my beloved dog and this one is that Ginger is fearful and therefore hates female dogs. We don't know why but her current owners have done everything, EVERYTHING, right up to professional training to make a difference for Ginger's sake.

Having tried everything, Ginger's current owner allows her heart to ache and rip apart as she states she needs to find a new home for Ginger since she has other dogs that were in the home first. Believe me, I know first hand that this is one of the hardest things in the world to do - letting loose and rehoming for the sake of the dog. It really is a sign of doing what is best for the dog, not a lick of selfishness on the part of the owners when they have TRULY tried everything.

The requirements are simple for a new adopter - Ginger needs older people who don't have young children around. Second, if there's one other dog in the household it needs to be a male but ideally it would be if Ginger could be an "only child".

When I was in this position it hurt A LOT! ONLY ONE PERSON came forward wanting my dog but she was THE BEST! She has turned the life around for my former dog. We now need another angel (male or female) for Ginger like the person who adopted my dog. 

Will you open your heart? Can you make a difference for Ginger? Do you fit the simple parameters above?

PLEASE CONSIDER GINGER. We're hoping that something happens quickly like it did for my boy.

Ginger got the PERFECT home, happily residing in Bellingham, WA

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