Successful Other Small Breed Adoptions

(Adopted Oct.3/14)
Yorkshire Terrier
Male/neutered/shots current
6 years old
5 lbs

ďA lot of people keep telling me that ďSnickersĒ is their favorite candy bar but which would YOU rather have in your purse, a candy bar or ME? 

Iím adorable and really smart and funny as all get out.  Iím also terribly precious and sweet.

A very nice lady named Susie drove me a long way to her friend Sybilís grooming salon and I got a sudsy bath, a nice groom, AND a really cute little bow.  I had so much fun playing with the other little dogs there.  One of them was really sad when it was time for me to leave. 

Next, I got to spend time being passed around and held by a lot of ladies.  They all wanted a ďSnickersĒ it seemed.

Iím pretty much what you see, a cute little body and a sweet little face.  I am learning potty training.  Sybil the groomer saw me ready to ďgoĒ and made a grunting sound and I knew exactly what she was telling me to do and I went on the potty training pad.  I have very nice lines and my top line is wonderful.  I am also a sturdy little fellow.  I learned this from Sybil, the groomer.

I have spent some time at the vet hospital as I had a lot of dental issues to take care of and I had to get neutered.  As far as I know, Iím really healthy.

I think Iím a big dog so am having a lot of fun playing with terriers but I have to admit being around other teensy yorkies was nifty.  They were just MY size!

Am I your size?Ē

Love Snickers  
Residing in Bellingham, WA 

(Adopted Oct.16/14)
Yorkshire Terrier
Male/neutered/shots current
3 years old
5 lbs


ďRomeo, Romeo, Wherefore Art Thou Romeo?" Oh, there you are, Romeo, right beside me. I should have known because you love to be with your humans. It will be difficult to let you go to a new home, Romeo, because youíre so sweet and very special. You walked 4 miles last weekend with a group of us and we were so impressed! We know you like to be active and we hope youíll find a home that keeps doing things so you can maintain your slender figure. You ride well in the car and weíre pretty sure that youíll do just about everything well as long as itís with your humans. Weíre so proud of you that you ignored the resident cat in the foster home because that opens up more possibilities for your forever home. When you do an alert bark youíre smart enough to know that it must stop but we like that little bit of ďlet us know if a stranger shows up.Ē OK, Romeo, weíre going to post this information about you and watch out because we expect to be flooded with applications since youíre one of the most lovable and special boys but you get the final say at a meet and greet appointment. Yup, thatís right, Romeo, you get to pick out your Juliet but remember Juliet might already have a human Romeo in her life so just be willing to share the name, OK?

Happily residing in Gig Harbor, WA


(Adopted Oct.22/14)
Cairn Terrier
Female/spayed/shots current
11 years old
15 lbs

Peanut is a petite and precious little Cairn with a marvelous personality and wonderful nature.  She is easy going, she minds when asked to ďcomeĒ, she is happy to ďgo with the flowĒ but we can tell that she is missing having her own person to love.  She is just a delightful little girl filled with joy.

She wags her tail every time she is spoken to, is an extremely appreciative dinner guest, and actually is pretty quiet. 

Peanutís owner has lost her independence which is why Peanut came into Rescue.  We have been waiting for a few weeks now for the day to arrive.  Having a Cairn terrier in a foster home is a pretty special event and one the foster family intends to enjoy fully.

Peanut has had a full senior exam including X rays of her skeletal system, an Ultrasound of her internal organs, a full blood panel, fecal, urinalysis, dental cleaning, and dental X rays.  She is pretty turnkey at this moment.

Like a great many Cairns, she has been diagnosed with a compromised renal system.  Though she has no clinical symptoms, we DID do a very thorough exam which is the only way it would have been spotted.  She takes Enalapril to keep her heart in good shape and she loves taking it Ė it comes in FOOD!

So far sheís not the running, digging, kick up her heels, bark at every little sound, terrier.  Sheís an easy keeper.  She would love to have at least a little yard to go into but her favorite thing is to be taken out on her leash on a walk.

Adopted with Mitzi, residing in Gresham, Oregon

(Adopted Oct.22/14)
Cairn Terrier
Female/spayed/shots current
11 years old
14 lbs


Mitzi has been waiting to come into rescue with us for some time.  Firstly, the family wanted to make certain it was the right decision.  Secondly, the owner needed time to make peace with letting her beloved friend go.  As she lives in a retirement facility now, she cannot have a dog, and strict confinement is no place for an active Cairn.  Thirdly, we asked that Mitzi be given a senior physical and have her teeth cleaned.  The owner wanted the opportunity to have her freshly groomed and say goodbye to her here.

So, it was a bittersweet moment for the foster family who was thrilled to have Mitzi finally with them but also torn up about the emotional pain of her owner.

Thatís the sad part.

The fun part is that Mitzi is a one of kind little girl.  She is everything you could want in a Cairn but a little feminine version  thrown in with some active throwback to her ďpeopleĒ.  She can run and she loves to run.  She is beautiful.  We apologize for the wet face in her photos but she had just enjoyed a ďbeverageĒ after a lot of running and playing.  Mitzi is crate trained.  She prefers to go into her crate at night.  So far she seems housetrained.

Mitzi is funny and she will make you laugh.  She is sweet and she will make your heart melt.  She is a good dog and she has been very well loved and cared for her entire life.

Mitziís foster family adores her and love throwing the ball for her.  Thatís her secret passion.  Chasing balls.  They are already calling her ďMitzĒ.

There is nothing about this dog to even let on that she is a senior so sheís going to need someone with a really good pair of walking shoes and a strong throwing arm.  (A weak one will do, though.  She doesnít ask for much.)

Adopted with Peanut, residing in Gresham, Oregon

(Adopted Oct.25/14)
Terrier/Shih Tzu ?
Male/neutered/shots current
2 years old
18 lbs

Syden is an adorable little pup who craves snuggles, a lap, and an active lifestyle.  He has a waggedy tail and smile for most everyone, gets along great with other nice dogs, and is quite the charmer.

He likes to run and play with toys.  He is a great hiker.  He is even crate trained.  AND house trained. 

Want to hear more?  Syden was rescued from an awful situation by a wonderful family and at 1.5 years of age, he was neutered, vaccinated, and given health care.  He has been a beloved family pet ever since, even taking turns sleeping with the older children in the household. 

A series of events collided which set him up for failure in this family.  The family had a baby, Syden became protective, the older resident dog became aggressive, Syden was overly stimulated, and he no longer got the attention and exercise he was used to.  He was very confused about everything and the family worried that their home was no longer healthy for this dear little fellow.

Syden is a nice little dog and everything one could want in a terrier.  We would want a securely fenced yard for him.  He may do better as the only dog though he is with many dogs right now and getting along very well with them. 

As we would with any terrier breed we like to take the opportunity to educate any potential adopters about some concerns with terriers.  They need to be on a leash when not in a secure environment.  If they see as much as a bird fly by, their DNA can kick in and they will be off like a shot and could be injured.  Terriers like to dig.  So far we donít see Syden digging but anyone worried about maintaining a perfect lawn should not consider a dog like this.  He has lost his home twice and we want to set him up to be successful.

In his foster home, there is a special yard just for terriers to dig.  They love mole hills and will dig down deep, up to their armpits.  The fencing is specifically installed with terriers in mind as they like to dig under fencing and get out, particularly if they are alone and bored. 

Although Syden has lived successfully with children, we unfortunately cannot adopt him to a family with young children.  This is to give him the best chance of a successful placement.  He will do well in a situation with some structure and continuity. 

He is a special little dog.  Syden is fostered in Kirkland, WA
Update on Syden from the Foster Mom:

Syden is absolutely adorable. He is a very happy little dog who loves to cuddle. He is friendly to every person or dog he meets. He is very smart about how to approach  other dogs and has a nice way of inviting them to play. Syden managed to teach my own 9-year old dog Charlie how to play.  Syden comes immediately when called - even when in the middle of play or sniffing a particular good smelling corner. Syden loves treats, but is willing to give up a good bone when asked to drop it. Before I realized that he knew the command "drop it", I took a bone right out of his mouth - no problem. 

Syden is a quick learner. He might be one of the smartest dogs I have met.

Great new Mom, residing in Gig Harbor, WA


(Adopted Oct.17/14)
Coton de Tulear
Male/neutered/shots current
13 months old
12 lbs

I am believed to be a Coton de Tulear. Thatís a pretty fancy name, isnít it? You could just call me the cotton dog if thatís easier. 

My life started by living in a crate outdoors with another little girl dog. One day she escaped and was hit by a car and died. My heart ached so badly and I was so lonely. Still, I was left to live outdoors in a crate rather than someone taking me inside to cuddle and comfort me. Fortunately, the Doggie Gods were on duty and they made magic happen and here I am at Furbaby Rescue waiting for a new forever home, a home where Iíll be indoors with my humans and loved and cuddled and allowed to just be with you at all times. Do those places really exist? Please let me know that they do. 

I get treated really well in this foster home. Foster mom has made sure my vet care is up to date and sheís helping me fine tune my house training skills so I can be the absolute best for my new human. I get crated at night and I make a very soft whine or two but then I remember things are so much better and different now and that this crate is clean, comfortable and safe so I better just say my doggie prayers and go to sleep. I overheard foster mom say Iím sweet beyond words but I do need (and deserve) a lot of extra loving in my new home until Iím sure that Iím going to be treated well from now on. She thinks that my new owner and I really should attend some classes when we first become a family so that my self confidence can blossom and Iíll forget about my first ugly year of life. I KNOW I would make you proud if we attended some of those classes. I can be just a wee bit shy at first but once I know itís OK, I love being on someoneís lap, giving kisses and to remain by your side. Iíll help you do everything even if itís nothing more than sit off to the side and supervise whatever youíre doing. Oh, one last thing, I wouldnít mind having other dogs to play with whether they are in your home or whether we go to a doggy park or for play dates. My tail just goes bonkers when itís play time with other doggies. 

So what do you think? Shall we arrange for a ďmeet and greetĒ ?

Happily living in Richmond, B.C. Canada



(Adopted Oct.31/14)
Female/spayed/shots current
9 years old
9 lbs
*in great sorrow Chessa passed to the bridge from complications of diabetes, Sept.2/15*

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?

Residing in Bellingham, WA


(Adopted Nov.11/14)
Wire-haired Dauschund
Male/neutered/shots current
3 years old
28 lbs


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. 

Hey, 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.   

So 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.   

Walker is happily living in Port Coquitlam, B.C. Canada

(Adopted Nov.15/14)
Male/neutered/shots current
26 lbs
14 years "young"
*in great sorrow, Odie passed surrounded by love June 2016*

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

Odie now lives in Federal Way, WA

(Adopted Nov.19/14)
West Highland Terrier
Female/spayed/shots current
10 years old
15 lbs


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.

Angel is residing in Seattle, WA

(Adopted Jan.14/15)
Male/neutered/shots current
10 years old
18 lbs

If youíve come to my listing, may I ask you for some time for a heart to heart talk, please? Can you see it in my eyes that I need to talk? 

Iíve been told that everyone is hurt by someone during their lifetime and that everyone hurts someone in life. Perhaps intentionally, perhaps not. Iíve been through a lot of hurt BUT LOOK AT ME NOW!!! Iíve bounced back due to my great personality and thanks to my foster momís loving care. Yup!!!! Iím ready to move on in life so please continue reading about what a special boy I am. 

I am definitely sociable but not a socialite (arenít you glad?). I simply love people and they love me. Iíve been camping and traveling in an RV and I had the praises of my foster mom because I just stayed put in my bed on the back seat and did so well on my leash. And, AND, get this -  I could get up the stairs to their RV so no one had to lift me. Not all dogs my size can do that. Iím so good!!! So far everyone has fallen in love with me including the other dogs and I love them. Kids are great, too, but Furbaby Rescue does have an age stipulation in their adoption agreement but it is a reasonable one. Now I REALLY need to talk about TOYS. I love and adore toys. I get so excited to have them that I can get a bit rambunctious and tear them apart. Thereís only one other dog that I know of who can tear apart a toy faster than me but I know the humans just giggle and smile and go to the dollar store for more toys.  

One last thing, my foster mom says thereís no way that I act like a ten year old dog. I could be an awesome companion for an older person or couple or a younger family. I have LOTS left to give to someone who continues to look into my eyes and say ďSammy, Iím so glad you came into our lives.Ē And Iíll be so happy that you came into my life as I look at you. Of course, Iíll have to use doggy mental telepathy to say it unless youíre someone into reading the eyes like I am.


Sammy has a wonderful Mom, residing in Woodburn. Oregon


(Adopted Jan.30/14)
Terrier mix
Male/neutered/shots current
3 years old
13 lbs

ďWow, was it ever a gorgeous January day today.  We were all outside playing, running, breathing in the fresh air, getting in some good exercise before the rain inevitably returns.

I have been in my foster home for awhile now but I donít think anyone has spotted me because not a single person has asked to meet me.  I donít even understand that so I told my foster mom today that she had better make sure she had a good picture of me and told the world about me.

I have been in foster care for two months now and Iím settling in very nicely.  I have been crate trained and Iím as proud as punch to be able to say that.  I eat in my crate and I go night night in my crate and Iím quiet during both activities. 

Iím looking for a home where someone wants a young dog and wants to take me on walks and on car rides and to be a friend.

I go a little bit nuts when Iím around cats so we would all be happier if I werenít with cats.  I am living with a Papillon, a Shih Tzu, some Westies, and Old English Sheepdogs.  There are cats but the cats are in a different part of the house and our paths do not cross.  I kind of like the dogs but I really donít think I need to be in a home with another dog.  I think I could get used to being with a person. 

Now that Iím crate trained I also think I could live in a home where my someone works because I can ďhold itĒ.

Iím in really good health and have the blood work to prove it.  I am not picky about my food.  My foster mom is helping me learn about potty pads, too so in case no one is around and I need to ďgoĒ I can go somewhere easy to clean. 

I kind of think Iím a dream dog.  Iím small enough to travel easily but not so very wee that I can get lost or stepped on.  I am a really happy little fellow just looking for a home of my own.

My first mom rescued me and I loved her but she became ill and I couldnít stay with her any longer.  So, itís not my fault that I lost my home.  She loves me very much and I know she misses me.  But we both want me to move onward and find my forever home.

What do you think of my new photos?  My foster mom says itís hard to get a good picture of a dark dog with a dark face and dark eyes.  I donít see what the big deal is.  Iím super cute, just point, click, and there is a picture of me for you to see!  You can see more of me if you like.  I am living in Kirkland.

Love, DinoĒ

Residing in Snohomish, WA


(Adopted Jan.31/15)
Cooper and Dixie
Male/Female/spayed/shots current
1 year old
12 and 8 lbs

Are you ready for the Super Bowl and seeking a couple more buddies to help cheer your team on? Look no further!  Please meet Cooper and Dixie who are fabulous little gems who are looking for their new forever home!  They have been absolute angels in their foster home and are a joy to have in our care.  Being brother and sister makes them very close and bonded so they must be adopted together.  Double the CUTENESS = Double the FUN! 

How are their house manners?  Excellent!  These darling babies are house broken!  And they will sit oh so pretty for a delicious treat too!  Speaking of treats, we are limiting those a bit since they did indulge a tad too much in those in the past and can we politely let you know they are a little too pudgy?  (don't tell them we told you!)  A little more exercise will help take care of that as well as 'portions' at meal times.  Oops!

Cooper and Dixie were very loved in their previous home and the decision to let them go was heart breaking.  As we all know at times life changes and difficult decisions must be made.  Due to extra long hours the family now has to work and leave the babies alone, they felt it best to have Furbaby find them a new forever home where a family is home more and can enjoy the rest of their puppyhood.

  These darlings have been busy getting their gear ready for the big game.  If desired, their new family is welcome to provide them with pom pom's in the team colors of their choice.  Cooper and Dixie are ready!  Let the cheering begin!!!!






Residing in Everett, WA


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