Other Small Breeds
Available for Adoptions
(Adopted April 1/17)
Gracie-Lou and Smokey
Gracie (Bichon) Smokey (Yorkie/Schnauzer)
Gracie 8 years old Smokey 6 years old
11 & 14 lbs
Gracie and Smokey are a bonded pair who came into rescue because of the sudden death of their Mom. This is especially hard for this pair since they were both rescue dogs to start out with. Gracie came from a puppy mill where she was dumped into a high kill shelter in CA. Her mom heard about her and volunteered to take her. Poodle rescue of CA was able to pull Gracie from the shelter at the 11th hour and fly her to AZ to be with her new mom. Smokey was found trotting along a busy highway in AZ frightened and starving. He was rescued and adopted by his mom almost 3 years ago. These two dogs bonded closely with each other and have been each others refuge through several changes including the long move up to WA 18 months ago and now the death of their mom.
Gracie is a cuddlier. An animated little girl who loves to curl up on your lap (or if that is not available in a chair or a dog bed near you). She has the typical Bichon personality, happy go lucky, interested in everything and just wanting to be with her person. In some situations Gracie can be a little shy for a day or two but once she decides she is home she totally tunes into her person. She is very sensitive and if her person is upset or ill Gracie is right there doing everything she can to take care of things.
Smokey with his flying "Sister Bertrille" ears is a hoot. He is an energetic boy who loves to tear from one end of the yard to the other just to run. He is very eager to let you know if anything is going on around the house and the neighborhood. He definitely has an alert terrier personality. Smokey is a very loving boy and is devoted to his person. He loves to sit on your foot and leans into you just be sure you are near.
These two run together, play together and often share their dog beds. They are used to sleeping in bed with their mom and looking forward to being bed warmers again. They have lived with other dogs and have done well with them. But continue to cling to each other even in the middle of a pack. Smokey and Grace have lived on acreage in the country but Gracie has a tendency to visit the neighbors so we believe they will do much better with a fenced yard. Smokey can be a bit noisy when he announces the goings on in the neighborhood so he would probably not do well in an apartment or condo. As a puppy mill dog Gracie still needs to work on her toilet training each time she changes homes. She loves to get treats for going potty outside but it does take a few days for her to get the new routine down. Neither of these dogs have any experience with children so only homes with older children or teens will be considered.
Fostered in Marysville, WA email Furbaby Rescue for application.
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 that’s 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 he’s half the weight I am. He’s never amused at that. We’re both at a size that makes it easy to adopt us both and we don’t take up a lot of space except in your heart. We’ll win that over. We do need to stay together because we’ve been together forever. We’re 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. It’s 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 he’s such a love. Well, I am, too, but I need to see what’s going on a bit more before I snuggle in. That doesn’t mean I’ll 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 you’d be adopting two very healthy dogs and we know you’d love us so much that you’d 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
2 years old
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.
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.
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
12 years old
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
I will never be cast out because I am too old, too ill, too unruly, or not
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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