Other Small Breeds

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mix
Female/spayed/shots current
5 years old
25 lbs

If you’re admiring my incredibly gorgeous photo and are considering adopting me, I want you to take a few minutes and think back to when you were so intrigued by a guy or gal that you really wanted to date in the worst way. Chances are if you chased and pursued and lacked patience it probably didn’t work out well. However, if you showed patience, caring, and took it very slow and maybe even threw in some “hard to get” actions suddenly that person started coming to you and then it was magic from there on.

That’s pretty much how it will be with me. If you adopt me you must be willing to just “be there”and care for me, and wait for me to come around to you and then trust me, it will be a “marriage of a lifetime”. A big pile of stuffy toys might help speed up the process. *wink* 

When I get acclimated in a my new home, and remember it won’t be overnight, but when I do you’ll see the love and affection pouring out towards you. I’ll tap you with my paw for some affection and ask to be in your lap. I will still always be an independent soul but that’s never a bad thing as long as there’s equal bonding and love and that can happen.

Outside activities - Yes!!!! I would LOVE to have a fenced yard where I can put my legs into high speed and run, run, run. I’d like to say we could run a marathon together but I’m not that active. I just like my spurts of time outdoors to run it off and check things out. Oh, yes, and to do what nature says needs to be. That’s a discreet way to say I’m house trained.

So that’s probably all you need to know for now. Foster Mom is always willing to share more if you send a message. She’ll add information like in my case it’s best if there are no cats in the home. I like to chase them. She will also say that it’s the rescue’s policy that there be no small children in the home and if you have older children please assure my foster mom that they understand they must not push themselves on me right away. Again, I’ll be worth the wait. It’s like waiting for Christmas morning. It’s difficult to wait but what’s in those packages is worth the wait, right?

Shall we make this happen?

Fostered in Olympia, WA email Sandra for application.


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

Lovely little Lilly has now settled in with her foster family once again. Sadly, her original 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!)  Then we placed her into a loving home, but because of a sudden family illness, she was returned to us. She grew up as 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 does do the barky in the face when meeting new dogs, but if they will stand up to her all will be settled quickly between them.  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.



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

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

Lily: “Oh, Domo, what am I ever going to do? People keeping wanting to adopt you because you’re royalty, a Japanese Chin, and you look regal. Me, I look like a dumpy, grumpy unadoptable reject.”  sniff, sniff, sniff. 

Domo: “Just stop it right now, Lily darling. You are gorgeous in personality and spirit and that’s where it counts.  If anyone was blind and based their opinion only on how funny and sociable you are, you’d be adopted in two seconds because they recognized the great qualities that have nothing to do with appearance. And I think you’re adorably cute and that’s all that matters. Most of all, you just cling to the fact that we are a bonded pair. Where I go, you must go. Where you go, I must go.” 

Lily: “Oh, Domo, you always know how to make me feel loved and beautiful and wanted. No wonder I adore you.” 

Domo: “Yes, Lily, you just remember our doggy vows. ’Til death us do part, in sickness and in health but we don’t have those issues yet. And if anyone thinks we’re too old, we’re just going to show them that we have a long way to go and we can give DOUBLE THE LOVE to someone who loves us. So let’s just wait until that person comes along who says “I can’t live without them both! We go together or not at all.” 

Lily: “Oh, Domo, what would I ever do without you but now I know that my royal partner is going to protect me. I love you, Domo.” 

Domo: “I love you, too, Lily, and there’s enough love between us to share with humans. Be patient. The right one is going to hit that “Fill out the application for Domo and Lily” button any minute now.” 


Do you still want more details? Japanese Chin dogs are noted for being the sweetest breed but Lily is right there with him even though she’s a different breed. They play together and watch after one another and are wanting (and needing) a quiet adult home hopefully with a secure yard because Lily especially loves to lay in the sun. You’ll be hard pressed to find two nicer dogs. If you can only adopt one dog, please look at other single dogs on our site. We will not separate Domo and Lily for their own well being. 

Fostered in Olympia, WA email Sandra for application.



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



(Adopted Sept.12/17)
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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