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Smidget Rescue

Smidget Rescue This page will list the dogs available for adoption through Smidget Rescue. Each available dog has its own "Album" under the photos section with additional photos and details.

Applications can be requested by emailing [email protected] Applications can be requested by emailing [email protected] We will not answer adoption cost questions on Facebook. You can email or PM for that information. Smidget Rescue specializes in finding homes for small dogs under 25 pounds. You know, "Super Midgets!"

Smidget Rescue is a small organization with one founder an

Applications can be requested by emailing [email protected] Applications can be requested by emailing [email protected] We will not answer adoption cost questions on Facebook. You can email or PM for that information. Smidget Rescue specializes in finding homes for small dogs under 25 pounds. You know, "Super Midgets!"

Smidget Rescue is a small organization with one founder an

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Ainsworth - Available for Adoption!
04/26/2022

Ainsworth - Available for Adoption!

11 month old male Chiweenie, about 10 pounds.

Ainsworth is a charming young fellow who has overcome a rough start in life He was found hit by a car in the middle of an intersection in the Tri-Cities. That hit broke his femur and pelvis. He was collected by animal control, hospitalized and then sent to a local foster home. Fast forward six weeks, he was transferred to Smidget. Within hours, he was again hospitalized for a bad ulcer and HGE, due to being on 6 weeks of heavy pain meds. He recovered beautifully after a few days in the hospital and it’s been nothing but UP from there!

With his new lease on life, he eagerly and gleefully enjoys every moment of the day. He is a medium energy guy who is pretty active. His previous injurys are a thing of the past as far as he is concerned! He would thrive in a home with a fenced yard and another energetic dog for him to play with. He loves to wear himself out by playing and then will seek to cuddle up and nap next to his favorite human. He has done fine living with other dogs of different sizes and also living with a 7-year old boy. Cats are unknown but we think he might try to play with them. Another favorite is eating! It’s his favorite part of the day! Being a chiweenie with a compromised pelvis, packing on the pounds is a NO NO, so his adopter will need to be sure to regulate his intake. But it DOES mean that training is easier. He is very treat-motivated and will do his business outside for nummies!

If you are looking for a loving, faithful companion with a sweet personality, who will look at you with soulful eyes and a wry smile, Ainsworth merits your consideration.

Shellie B - Available for Adoption!
04/26/2022

Shellie B - Available for Adoption!

1 year old female Chihuahua mix, about 17.5 pounds.

Shellie lived on her own in an orchard for many months before she was trapped. Dumped with several other dogs and she was one of two to make it out alive. She was rightfully scared at first, but she has blossomed into a young, happy and very playful girl! She has a lot of energy, loves to run circles in the yard, play with squeaky toys and wrestle with her foster brother. She may play rough and loud but never aggressively, neither to dogs nor to humans. Shellie loves to awaken her humans with kisses and sleep tucked next to them their bed.
Shellie is new to living indoors, so she is not completely housebroken. It would be great for her to live with a dog of the same size and temperament for play sessions and squeaky toy battles. Smaller dogs may be to delicate for her energetic playstyle. Shellie is a goofy girl who is full of loveand is truly enjoying the company of humans and the creature comforts of a home. She will still require a lot of training and patience to help her develop into the perfect house dog. Cats unknown and older children requested.

Darton - Available for Adoption!
04/26/2022

Darton - Available for Adoption!

5 month old male Terrier/Heeler mix puppy, about 15 pounds.

Darton was born at the rescue on 10/13/21 to momma Dhalia (who is also available for adoption) Dalton is his brother.

Darton is very gentle natured. He loves snuggles and play with both dogs and humans alike. He will need everything a puppy needs; potty training, leash manners, obedience, and strong boundaries... the works. He is responding well to boundary training, though his curiosity is developing! He is testing the limits every day so consistency is key.
Cattle dogs are a very intelligent breed, and Darton is a sharp little guy. He is also Terrier, which makes him potentially tenacious and driven. He will need balanced training with an adopter who is experienced with herding breeds, or other high energy working dogs.
He is good with other dogs but not yet exposed to cats. Cattle dogs tend to have a strong prey drive, so he might instinctually chase cats. We would need to have him meet to determine his temperament. He would do best in a home with a yard and an adopter who will take him to herd sheep or do agility. He would prefer a home with older children that would not mind being chased and nipped in the heels, but with an adopter that would guide him out of the natural cattle dog behavior.

MooMoo and Buddy - Available for Adoption!
04/26/2022

MooMoo and Buddy - Available for Adoption!

Meet Buddy & Moomoo: The Perfect Pair!

Buddy: 8 years old, 5 lbs., chihuahua mix

Moomoo: 10 years old, 11 lbs., terrier mix

Buddy and Moomoo are a bonded senior pair searching for their forever family. Buddy is happy and confident. He likes making new (human) friends, giving kisses, and curling up by your side. Moomoo is shy until she gets to know you. She likes playing with toys, pawing at you for attention, and getting belly rubs. They both enjoy going for walks and car rides. Need company while you’re working from home? Buddy will sit on your lap during Zoom meetings, and Moo will entertain you by tossing her stuffed toys in the air.

Buddy and Moomoo are still working on potty training. They coexist well with the other dogs in their foster home, but have not been cat tested. They can probably live with respectful children who will honor their age and small size.

Their adopter should be prepared for the expenses of 2 senior dogs. Buddy has a heart murmur. Currently, he doesn’t need medication, but he will need a heart checkup every 6 months. Moomoo has luxating patellas in her back knees and will probably require surgery. They are otherwise in good health.

These two are heartbreakingly cute and sweet as pie. They can’t wait to meet you!

🤣😁 More common than you think...
04/24/2022

🤣😁 More common than you think...

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Using the "place" command to help a snappy Chihuahua.

04/21/2022

A cautionary tale, which is all too familiar…

The same household with three kids will have a houseful with three very different personalities, which will require three different approaches to ensure the parents best serve these diffeent children’s needs.

This is something as humans, most of us tend to understand intuitively. Most. 😉 But when it comes to dogs we seem to forget how much the dog’s personality/demeanor/attitude impact the dog’s behavior/choices/actions, and thus the type of interactions they’ll require from their owners to get their best and put the kibosh on the worst.

Soft dogs will allow you to get away with a lot, and often with little to no fallout. Dogs with a bit more “stuff” will allow you to get away with less, and you’ll definitely see some behavioral fallout if you’re loose, easy, and permissive. And when it comes to truly firm, strong willed, harder dogs, they’ll allow you to get away with next to nothing, and every allowance will have a steep price to pay. And of course there’s countless increments between these three.

Renny, the smiling, sweet as pie, I’d-never-even-consider-doing-something-naughty looking little gent in this pic falls somewhere from the attitude/behavioral middle to middle-firmness. And his owner, not aware of this dynamic, and leaning naturally to the softer side herself, found her sweet little guy doing more than his fair share of biting, along with assorted other pushy, mini-tyrant-in-training behaviors. He’s bitten multiple family members—especially when he claims the bed—and has done some decent damage for such a little, innocent guy. (ER visits and stitches.)

The good news, after a 4 week board and train, we’ve helped get Renny’s attitude and mindset into a much softer, more polite, more respectful space. And we’ve helped his owner better understand her dog and what he requires from her and those who interact with him to maintain it. That said, they’ve got plenty of work ahead. Renny won’t be so easily convinced that there’s some new sheriffs in town. His owner will have to earn that spot in order to maintain Renny’s new and improved behavior/mindset, but now she’s got all the tools and insights she’s needs to succeed.

Understanding who your dog is, and who you are, is critical to ensuring things stay on the healthy path. All dogs are not created equally, nor are all owners. But, we all can adjust and find the very best life possible together. But as long as we view dogs as one dimensional, simple creatures, and forget all the stuff we already know from our human adventures and interactions, we’ll continue to struggle.

Remember, training is about far more than just obedience commands. We have to learn how to maintain healthy relationship/social dynamics as the first, and most crucial foundation that all else builds off of. If your trainer isn’t diving into this aspect of your work together, I’d highly recommend you ask more questions, and ensure they get/understand/value the entire picture. Especially if you’ve got some behavioral issues afoot. If they don’t understand these dynamics, or worse yet, disagree that they’re even part of proper training, I’d be looking elsewhere.

www.thegooddogtrainingneworleans.com

A interesting way to solve a common problem...
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A interesting way to solve a common problem...

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Microchips are critical! BUT, they are secondary back up! Tags on the collar are your first line of defense! Remember, i...
04/15/2022
Loss Prevention for Dogs

Microchips are critical! BUT, they are secondary back up! Tags on the collar are your first line of defense! Remember, it is the our responsibility to make sure it's easy for the Good Samaritan to find us quickly! If they are willing to risk their life to pluck your dog off the road, they don't need to drive around to find an open veterinarian to scan the microchip.
http://www.3retrievers.com/loss-prevention-for-dogs.html

For the majority of lost dogs, large, bright, easy-to-read signs are the most effective tool for a rapid recovery. It’s great to pass out 8.5 by 11 fliers and tack them on utility poles in the...

04/15/2022

Chihuahuas are the best!

04/15/2022
Kodii - Adopted!
04/14/2022

Kodii - Adopted!

2 year old female Chihuahua, about 15 pounds.

Kodii is a sweet, loving girl. Kodii enjoys going to the dog park, playing with other dogs and eating! She is sometimes hesitant when around larger dogs. She would do best with another equally sized dog in the house and/or a human that is home for a majority of the time, as she has separation anxiety. She is not a huge fan of children, but will do fine with kids over 12 years. She loves cuddling and being under blankets, as well as wearing clothes to stay warm. So if you like to dress up your dog, she is game! Kodii loves to give kisses, cuddle, play and go for walks. She would make someone a great constant companion.

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04/13/2022

When we go out, we always ask all dogs to auto-sit at every door way.

Because we have taught them to automatically sit down whenever the human has stopped walking, it is a rather easy concept for them to grasp.

Once the human stops in front of a door, they will stop and sit until the human starts moving again, which is when we will walk through the door together.

Why is this important?

A door is a portal to excitement. A dog has a choice to make when he finds himself looking at a door.

If l don’t say anything to the dog, is the dog just going to dart out and forget about the human or is he going to still put the human first and wait despite what may be on the other side of the door?

We can use this little daily routine to teach our dogs how to prioritize their human’s presence over all the crazy commotions and excitement in their surroundings.

Little things like this can have a rather big impact on how our dogs will perceive us. It will affect how they make their choices among other distractions in the real world.

When we use little moments like this consistently, we will become more relevant to our dogs and engagement will become a life style.

When engagement is a life style, we will have a dog who will always defer to us for direction and protection.

If engagement is a wall, waiting at every doorway is a brick. Engagement is built one brick at a time through our daily interaction with our dogs. That is why this seemingly little routine of waiting at the door is so important.

Hope this helps.

Thank you.

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Dalton - Available for Adoption!
04/07/2022

Dalton - Available for Adoption!

5 month old male Terrier/Heeler mix puppy, about 14 pounds.

Dalton was born at the rescue on 10/13/21 to momma Dhalia (who is also available for adoption)

Dalton is shy at first, but once he's comfortable, he is a ball of energy. He is also a snuggle bug and will likely end up being a Velcro dog to his human.
He is timid around strangers, but will interact with time and encouragement. His shyness disappears around other dogs altogether and he wants them to love and play with them all the time. Other resident dogs should be comfortable setting boundaries or they may be overwhelmed with his puppy interactions. He has not been cat or child tested.
He's a puppy; has been started on training but will need house training, leash training, boundary setting, and obedience. He's still learning everything. Being a Heeler mix, he is is smart and energetic. He will do best with someone with working breed experience, as he is definitely exploring and testing the world around him.
He's super sweet, just wants to be a good boy and be loved. Everywhere we've gone, he turns heads with his cuteness.

5 month old male Terrier/Heeler mix puppy, about 14 pounds. Dalton was born at the rescue on 10/13/21 to momma Dhalia (w...
04/07/2022

5 month old male Terrier/Heeler mix puppy, about 14 pounds.

Dalton was born at the rescue on 10/13/21 to momma Dhalia (who is also available for adoption)

Dalton is shy at first, but once he's comfortable, he is a ball of energy. He is also a snuggle bug and will likely end up being a Velcro dog to his human.
He is timid around strangers, but will interact with time and encouragement. His shyness disappears around other dogs altogether and he wants them to love and play with them all the time. Other resident dogs should be comfortable setting boundaries or they may be overwhelmed with his puppy interactions. He has not been cat or child tested.
He's a puppy; has been started on training but will need house training, leash training, boundary setting, and obedience. He's still learning everything. Being a Heeler mix, he is is smart and energetic. He will do best with someone with working breed experience, as he is definitely exploring and testing the world around him.
He's super sweet, just wants to be a good boy and be loved. Everywhere we've gone, he turns heads with his cuteness.

04/06/2022
Shellie B - Available for Adoption!
04/06/2022

Shellie B - Available for Adoption!

1 year old female Chihuahua mix, about 17.5 pounds.

Shellie lived on her own in an orchard for many months before she was trapped. Dumped with several other dogs and she was one of two to make it out alive. She was rightfully scared at first, but she has blossomed into a young, happy and very playful girl! She has a lot of energy, loves to run circles in the yard, play with squeaky toys and wrestle with her foster brother. She may play rough and loud but never aggressively, neither to dogs nor to humans. Shellie loves to awaken her humans with kisses and sleep tucked next to them their bed.
Shellie is new to living indoors, so she is not completely housebroken. It would be great for her to live with a dog of the same size and temperament for play sessions and squeaky toy battles. Smaller dogs may be to delicate for her energetic playstyle. Shellie is a goofy girl who is full of loveand is truly enjoying the company of humans and the creature comforts of a home. She will still require a lot of training and patience to help her develop into the perfect house dog. Cats unknown and older children requested.

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04/06/2022

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04/05/2022

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Dalton - Available for Adoption!
04/05/2022

Dalton - Available for Adoption!

5 month old male Terrier/Heeler mix puppy, about 14 pounds.

Dalton was born at the rescue on 10/13/21 to momma Dhalia (who is also available for adoption)

Dalton is shy at first, but once he's comfortable, he is a ball of energy. He is also a snuggle bug and will likely end up being a Velcro dog to his human.
He is timid around strangers, but will interact with time and encouragement. His shyness disappears around other dogs altogether and he wants them to love and play with them all the time. Other resident dogs should be comfortable setting boundaries or they may be overwhelmed with his puppy interactions. He has not been cat or child tested.
He's a puppy; has been started on training but will need house training, leash training, boundary setting, and obedience. He's still learning everything. Being a Heeler mix, he is is smart and energetic. He will do best with someone with working breed experience, as he is definitely exploring and testing the world around him.
He's super sweet, just wants to be a good boy and be loved. Everywhere we've gone, he turns heads with his cuteness.

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Had surgery on our sweet boys first birthday and forgot to share. Ranger (Raglen) turned one on March 31st. He loves running the property and chasing the wildlife, giving hugs and high fives, snuggles and playing ball. ❤️❤️ He is the perfect fit to our quirky family! Thank you Smidget Rescue (Jaimie) for all that you do!
I can't adopt any puppers as I already have a couple but would love to donate supplies! Do you have any amazon links so I can help out?
Snow has been with us for 7(?) years now. She has brought a ton of fun to our family! Many thanks to Smidget Rescue!
Connor Boettger
Duchess Charlotte says Happy Birthday Betty White! Let’s keep celebrating her birthday with donation$ to help animals !
Good morning group hello and Merry Christmas. Many of express the hurt and pain of losing our furry family members. The pain is deep and long lasting. I feel that when this happens we owe it to those we have lost to find another little guy or gal to rescue in honor and memory of the one we lost. We don’t just lose someone once-you lose them over & over, sometimes many times a day. When the lose momentarily forgotten creeps up, and attacks you from behind. Fresh waves of grief as the realization hits home, they are gone again. You don’t just lose someone once, you lose them every time you open your eyes to a new dawn and and as you awaken so does our memory so does the jolting bolt of lightning that rips into our hearts, they are gone again. Losing someone is a journey not a One-off, there is only a learned skill on how to stay afloat, when it washes over us. Be kind to those who are sailing this stormy sea, they have a journey ahead of them, and daily shock to our system each time we realize they are gone again.. In Memory of my little Romeo
The best little baby took a journey over the rainbow bridge last night. Pebbles Hampton. You are loved and we miss you terribly.
My sweet baby.
Ranger (formerly Raglen) is settling right on in. Now to work on sleeping in his crate or bed (not picky) by himself. He is stuck to my side (literally 😆❤️).😴🤪❤️ Thank you Jamie for trusting us to have him as part of our family. Finally heard his voice and it’s deep and howling. 🥰
Lucy (originally Honeybun) and her big brother Baxter are getting along so well. Yay!! 😍
We are so happy with our sweet little rescue Honeybun, who we call Lucy! She is settling in well & seems very happy with us and her brother Baxter. The coincidence of running into Jamie at her vet appointment was cute fate. Thank you Jamie & all the fosters for what you do! ☺️🐕🥰❤️
Two Smidgets are better than one. Madison and Henry