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The Little Bow Wow Rescue was founded by Vicki Stone in May of 2002. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, passionately dedicated to rescuing small dogs of all types and breeds. We rescue dogs from shelters, and take in other dogs in need. Some are strays whose owners cannot be located, some are turned over to us by owners who can no longer care for them for various reasons.

We strive to make Little Bow Wow a high quality rescue, with a personal touch and an emphasis first and foremost on the welfare of the dogs. We try to provide the best possible care for our rescue dogs to help them to become healthy and happy again, or in some cases healthy and happy for the first time in their lives. Our organization runs solely on the funds generated by adoption fees and donations. These funds help defer some of our costs for food, supplies, bedding and vet bills. We often take in dogs that require extensive medical care which can result in large veterinary bills.

Little Bow Wow dogs are fostered in our homes and provided with a safe, clean environment, high quality dog food, a soft bed, top notch veterinary care, toys, treats, friends to play with, and most of all plenty of TLC. We are considered a "small" rescue because we only take in as many dogs as we feel we can provide with individual attention on a daily basis. We feel that it is important to know the personalities, and habits of our foster dogs, so that we can find them the home that best matches their needs.

Our adoption process begins with a phone interview, and possibly a home check. If we feel that there is a possible match, an appointment is scheduled to meet the dog. Our adoption fees range from $200 to $400, depending on the individual dog. Once a dog is adopted, the new owners have a 2 week trial period to determine if the dog is indeed a match for their family. If it is decided that the dog is not a match, then the dog must be returned to us and we retain $50 of the adoption fee. The remainder of the fee is reimbursed.

Prior to adoption all of our Little Bow Wow dogs are spayed or neutered, updated on vaccinations, de-wormed, micro-chipped, groomed, and treated for fleas and ticks.

We do not typically adopt dogs to individuals under the age of 25 or to families with children under the age of 12, nor do we place dogs with families who are renting their homes. Although each situation is different, it is an unfortunate fact that hundreds of dogs are turned in to rescues and shelters every year due to circumstances related to these situations, and our goal is to find our rescue dogs permanent homes where they will be safe and loved for the rest of their lives.


Please call Michelle for initial interview

(562) 221-5140
( 9AM-9PM please )


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Little Bow Wow Rescue
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1336
Cobb Mtn, Ca. 95426