Other Small Breeds

Available for Adoptions

Havanese/Maltese "Havamalt"
Female/spayed/shots current
9 years old
7 lbs

Lovely little Lilly has now settled in with her foster family after a few days of getting familiar with her new surroundings.  Sadly, her previous owners became ill and could no longer care for her.  Lucky for her a very kind and caring friend stepped in and arranged for her transfer into rescue. (thank you Ellen!)  She grew up an only dog and has done very well with the resident small dogs in her foster home. ( Large dogs are iffy for her right now)  She's very active and you would never know she is 9 yrs old.  Currently she weighs in at almost 7 lbs, but she should be a pound or two heavier.  That will be taken care of with extra treats while her foster family gives her a refresher course with the 'recall command'.  She walks very well on a leash, sleeps in a crate right next to her foster family without a peep.  She is pee pad trained and being reminded its best to do that business outside if possible and she is doing well so far with that.  She will just need someone to make sure she has the opportunity to get out the door as needed.  Lilly is a delightful sweetheart and loves, loves being with her human and snuggling on a nice warm lap!  (she's sitting on mine now assisting with this write up)  She has come along very well considering all of the recent changes in her life and we are enjoying getting to know this darling of a girl and she will be a very loving companion with her new forever family.  As typical with her breed, at times she can be a bit vocal so keep that in mind.  She does fine with both men and women, but will not be a suitable companion for children under the age of 12 yrs old.  Families with a securely fenced in yard with get preference.  She is not reliable with the 'come' command yet.  Lilly can't wait to meet her new family!!

Fostered in Sedro Woolley, email Sandra for application.



(Adopted June 21/17)
Bichon Frise
Male/neutered/shots current
10 years old
14 lbs

Dobby is a very sweet dog who is fun and active. He is looking for a new home without any children. He has been surrendered a few times in the past because children havenít treated him well or new parents didnít trust him with a small child so this time must be his last rehoming.

He is not a barky Bichon which is a lovely quality in him. 

He is cautious about people and things (bikes, skateboards, for example) coming up behind him and it is always better to let him come to you rather than you to go to him.

Heís doing very well in his new foster home. His entire family is upset about this change and are grieving for the loss of him but we are doing our best to keep him stimulated and interested in many things to distract him from his own grief and so far, heís doing well.

Dobby has been with a now 3- year old who grew up with him and knows how to give him treats carefully, is thoughtful with him, and knows his commands. She loves him so much that she held him over her body and squeezed too tightly so that he couldnít breathe and he bit her face. She is okay and even at such a tender age takes responsibility for this incident ďdonít be mad at DobbyĒ.

The family knows this dog and knows that he is not a biter or an aggressive dog and wanted him to have a chance in a new home. If you have ever been in such a situation you know that it is not an easy one to make.

He is being fostered in Kirkland WA.

Email Sandra for application.



Rhodie and Shaw
Wire Haired Jack Russell Terrier mixes
Female and Male/altered/shots current
12-18 months old
12 and 13 lbs

We have such a wonderful story to share. We did not have the best puppyhood and have been on our own. Rhodie and I were trying to find a home but before that happened she was captured and taken to a city shelter. Then I was alone. I was scared for myself but mostly for Rhodie. We are best friends. That happens sometimes when you fall into precarious circumstances. I was looking everywhere for Rhodie and couldnít find her anyplace. Then I was trapped and really afraid.

Guess What? I was removed from a cage and put into a kennel with RHODIE! That has to be like a miracle or something.

We are really great dogs. We are quiet, you can crate us, we love to be in the car (now that we know we can trust someone who is driving), we are playful and entertain ourselves. You can even leave us for a time if you need to.

We have been thoroughly checked out by our veterinarians. We have a great team of them, too. Both Rhodie and I had something called a Cherry Eye in our right eyes. (What are the chances of that?) The doctor tucked a third membrane so that we donít look so awful. We were probably born with this so we had some damage but not enough that anyone would know who wasnít a specialist. We were lucky to get this taken care of. We also got spayed and neutered and had baby teeth removed. They checked our blood for so many values and we got A plus on everything! We are young and healthy.

What kind of home are we looking for? You might think we arenít that picky since we didnít have one before but now that we have been living in a foster home we know what kind of home we deserve and that which would make us happy.

We would like someone to appreciate that we are puppy like, playful, and just learning about life. We play together until we are exhausted and flop down on the sofa. So, we want to be allowed on the furniture. We keep pretty clean. We donít want to be yelled at for tearing around corners like greased lightning. We want someone to think itís cute of us. We want someone to love so we want someone to love us, too Ė both of us. Going for walks with other dogs and humans is a lot of fun. We want someone to take us to the vet every year to check out our eyes to make sure that the third eyelid doesnít come untucked. That happens sometimes when you live with loose ones as we did.

We are learning about potty training and are very anxious to please our humans so are trying to catch on as fast as we can. We would LOVE to be in an obedience class to learn some manners. That one is not a deal breaker but we are hoping for it.

Mostly we are looking for a nice home with kind people who will take good care of us. We could be happy with just one person, too. We are pretty small and are not too much work for one person.

We are not what you would call a ďgroomĒ dog. That means that we shed a bit so if you have allergies then you will not want us. But it also means you donít have to take us to the groomer every 4 to 6 weeks.

Apparently, we are supposed to be barky and anxious and a little crazy due to our breed. We arenít any of those things. It must be an attribute of another breed in our bloodline. We can be active but we can also be relaxed.

We are fostered in Kirkland. Iím not kidding you, you are going to LOVE us, we are super sweet.

 email Sandra for application



Japanese Chin
9 years old
Neutered/Current Shots/Microchipped
15 lbs.

Tibetan Spaniel Mix
10 years old
Spayed/Current Shots/Microchipped
26 lbs.

My name is Domo and Iím going to do all of the talking today because my best friend, Lily, is taking a nap in the sun outside!  Thatís OK because I was napping earlier and Iím wide awake now!  Me and Lily go way back, and after all that weíve been through, Iím going to stay with my best friend no matter what!  My foster Mom, Jennifer, says that that is A-OK because many people like to adopt two dogs at one time.  Jennifer says that we look after each other and keep each other company and all of that stuff is good for our mental health!  Jennifer took us to a very nice doctor and we got full check ups.  We even had our teeth cleaned!  We are very healthy!  The only thing that I can say is that Lily loves to eat all of my food, so when you take us home, it would be best if you fed us in different rooms because Lily...well, you know...sheís a little tubby wubby right now.  Jennifer says that thatís OK too because we are working on getting her weight down and we are exercising and doing yoga and trying very hard to make sure that she doesnít have access to snacks and extra food!   

I am a Japanese Chin, a very special breed of Spaniel.  I am sweet and athletic and I donít even bark much!  My bestie, Lily, is a Tibby mix and she is also quite mellow and sweet and she isnít much of a barker either!  We arenít clingy dogs, but we like to be close to wherever you are!  We would really love for you to take us on all sorts of adventures! 


We canít wait to meet our new parents!  Fill out an application today!  

Fostered in Olympia, WA email Sandra for application.



(Adopted June/17)
Cooper (14 lbs) & Max (6 lbs)
7 years old
Microchipped/Current on vaccinations


We are very modest dogs but I just want to gloat for the first two seconds and ask - Does anyone realize that Maltese are one of the most sought after breeds? Did you read thatís what we are? End of gloat and back to being modest. 

I am Cooper, the larger of us. I keep teasing Max that our names should be changed to Pint and Half Pint since heís half the weight I am. Heís never amused at that. Weíre both at a size that makes it easy to adopt us both and we donít take up a lot of space except in your heart. Weíll win that over. We do need to stay together because weíve been together forever. Weíre not biological brothers but we are bonded tighter than Gorilla Glue. 

Personality wise, I am very curious and outgoing. I love exploring the fenced yard and play with Half Pint - I mean, Max. Itís fun to play with other resident dogs here at the foster home but we actually need a home with no other dogs and definitely no cats. Max is a littler more shy and he loves to snuggle with his favorite human. I heard someone say heís such a love. Well, I am, too, but I need to see whatís going on a bit more before I snuggle in. That doesnít mean Iíll love you any less than Max will.

The groomer raved about what good dogs we were for our beauty treatments. All of our dental work was done in 2016 so youíd be adopting two very healthy dogs and we know youíd love us so much that youíd continue to care for us forever and ever. 

So how about considering at least meeting us and finding out that a pint and a half pint can offer gallons of love and devotion to you? 

For application email Furbaby Rescue


Male/neutered/shots current
2 years old
9 lbs

Dear darling 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.

 Everyone 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.

Darby 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



Female/spayed/shots current
12 years old


Twinkie is very food motivated...She loves car rides, would probably make a great traveling companion in an RV. She does like to be warm so would be happy going south for the winter. She likes to burrow under the covers and actually has a slumber sack that she sleeps in at night.

Twinkie loves to hang out in the kitchen if you are there....never know when something valuable might fall... She eats dry kibble with some pureed pumpkin in the morning and at night kibble with Honest Kitchen slurry alongside. She likes vegetables and fruit, especially bananas, frozen blueberries and pineapple. She will dance on her hind legs for treats. She recently had a dental and likes to chew bones even tho she does not have a lot of teeth left due to poor dental care when she was younger.

Twinkie likes to go out and explore outside and uses the dog door. She likes walks but goes slowly so she can do a lot of sniffing and marking.

Twinkie has lived with many dogs since I have had her and gets along well with all as long as they don't try to take her food. She has learned that at dinner time she must let the other two dogs get their dinner before her. Otherwise she will eat hers then theirs as she is a speedy eater.

When I got my cat she was the first allowed to meet the new arrival. She must have lived with cats before as she was "interested" tho' not confrontational. They did actually play a little when I  was acclimating the cat to her new home. Now they ignore each other.

Twinkie still is quite active as long as you don't expect her to keep up with a fast mover. She moves at her own speed. She is a low maintenance companion. I think she would love a home where she did not have to share her human with another dog. She might like a cat tho.

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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