If the dog is showing adoptable on our page, it means we are still accepting applications and it is available.
Lately, our dogs are adopting so fast that many of them never make the petfinder page. If you don't see the dog you are looking for, ask! We may have one behind the scenes or on its way that might be perfect for you!
We can also get just about any small breed requested from the shelters. Requesting a certain dog may save a life! Don't hesitate to ask!
Double Adoption Weekend - January 11th & 12th
Saturday - Pet Pros Maple Valley 1-8 pm
Sunday - Pet Pros Auburn (Lakeland Hills) 1-6 pm
12/25/13 - MERRY CHRISTMAS!
11/30/13 - Adoption event in Bellevue!! Please see the events tab for details!
11/29/13- If you have emailed me about a dog using petfinder....your emails ARE getting through. However, when I return the emails, they are bouncing. Please CALL me OR email me OUTSIDE of petfinder so that I can get back to you. 206.817.3731 email@example.com
Adopt & Shop: Kent Station's Pet Adoption Event
Hosted by Pawsitive Alliance and RASKC
Come meet your new fuzzy buddy for fun in the sun or the rain! This Adoption Event will feature more than a dozen animal rescue organizations with adoptable dogs and cats, as well as companion animals, of all ages and sizes in one convenient location! All dogs and cats are spayed/neutered and up to date on vaccinations. Do the right thing…Opt to Adopt.
July 27, 2013, 10 am - 2 pm
417 Ramsay Way, Kent, WA, 98032<br>
More information at
5/2/13- Smidget Rescue took in 33 dogs from the Riverside shelter in a huge transport event thanks to the ASPCA, START Transport and the Riverside Shelter. Come see all our new dogs!
3/17/13 - Some praise for the rescue -
I just had the wonderful experience of adopting a fabulous dog from the Smidget Rescue in Auburn, WA. I was surrounded by puppy love by a multitude of little munchkins from the moment I arrived, and it was hard to convince myself to leave! The dogs were so obviously loved to within an inch of their lives, and the house is (miraculously) cleaner than MY house, which does NOT house a doggie pack of that size. The little Smidgets were well-fed, and even rather delightedly spoiled, though not in a bad way. And Tipper, my dear, sweet new pup, is everything Jamie told me he would be, and more. For anyone looking for a tiny friend to add to their family, I would highly recommend the Smidget Rescue! I have heard people say that rescues' contracts are "too involved", and their adoption fees "too expensive". Just remember, these are genuine, caring people who have invested a great amount of time and money to get these dogs out of a virtually hopeless situation. This is a great way to get a wonderful dog from a reputable person working directly with animal shelters to save lives, and to bring home a companion who is carefully and honestly matched to you. Not represented in such a way as to guarantee adoption, even if it is an inappropriate match. Adoption from a rescue is a wonderful way to go, and Smidget Rescue is a fantastic one!!
Jessica Heinrick, DVM
1/17/2013 - Smidget Rescue just took in 20 dogs on the euthanasia list from Lancaster California. 16 of them were seized from the same home and are all "family". Most of the dogs are emaciated. We could really use a few foster homes willing to take on one (or two) of these skinny kids. They could really use a loving foster home to help them flourish and gain the weight they desperately need.
Smidget Rescue will help cover the cost of the food required to get these guys healthy. All medical needs will be covered by the rescue. Most dogs take about 60 - 90 days to get to a healthy weight. While they are in foster, they will be shown to potential adopters. Of course, we also love "foster failures", if you think you may want to keep one for yourselves! I can tell you that it happens more often than not!
If you are interested in becoming a foster home for us, please email Jamie Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will send you the foster application and guidelines.
12/31/12 - In the 13 months that Smidget Rescue has been in existence, we have officially adopted out 168 dogs! So many lives saved! My hope is to double that number for 2013! Many many thanks to all our adopters, volunteers and supporters. We are proud to have you as part of our team.
10/29/12 - We are actively searching for foster homes! Please get in touch if you are interested in fostering one of our dogs!
10/08/2012 - Another 11 adoptions in one week!
Join Smidget Rescue most Saturdays at our adoption events at the Crossroads Petco in Bellevue. 11 - 7pm
09/18/2012 -Smidget Rescue has adopted out 71 dogs since January 1st!
08/13/2012 - A record for Smidget! 11 adoptions in one week!
06/10/2012 - We welcome Queenie, the Chiweenie and her 5 pups to Smidget Rescue!
06/01/2012 - Today marks the day that we adopted out our 42nd dog since January 1st!
04/23/12 - We rescued a little older female Chihuahua at the very last minute. She was going to be euthanized the very next day. Turns out she was pregnant! Today she delivered three healthy babies and is a very good mom. Welcome to the world little ones!
3/27/12 - Today was a very sad day. All of Foxy's pups have passed. They were born three weeks early and were very weak. RIP babies.
3/25/12 Our newest rescue Foxy had her babies today! Three tiny baby boys that are less than 2" long! They are small but mighty. Looking forward to seeing them grow into strong healthy puppies! Happy Birthday Cloud, Pepe and Hershey!
Since January 1st, Smidget Rescue has placed 26 dogs from high kill shelters in Los Angeles into homes in Washington State! Go Smidgets!
02/15/2012 Smidget Rescue just saved 15 tiny souls from the euthanasia table today!
We are always in need of good foster parents and homes. If you would like to become a foster for one or more of our special dogs, please review the Foster Guidelines and Agreement to help determine if you would be able to undertake this rewarding task. Foster families form the backbone of our operation. We cannot do our work without them, but it takes a special kind of person, with a serious sense of commitment and an ability to let go when the time comes.
More pictures of all the available dogs can be seen on our Facebook page at:
Each dog has their own album in the Photos section of the page.
Our process is simple, but sometimes takes a few days. If you are interested in a certain dog, please contact me for an initial phone interview to deem suitability.
After that we can set up a meet and greet and I ask you to fill out an adoption application. Adoption applications do not bind you to a dog or our rescue. They just answer some simple questions such as "do you have a fenced yard" and lists your references.
A meet and greet is usually done at the rescue or at adoption events. We ask that you bring all the members of the family that will live with the dog, including other dog siblings. We want to see how you interact with the dog as well as how his potential dog siblings manage the new family member. This usually takes about an hour.
If after the meet and greet, you would like to adopt the dog, we will call your references. If your references check out, we will ask to do a home visit.
During the home visit, we check out the yard or patio and where the dog will live. We might make suggestions to help the dog transition better. We usually bring the dog to the site check and will leave them with you that day.
At the home check, you will sign the adoption contract that is required to adopt one of our dog sand pay the adoption fee.
It is very important that our dogs get a happy forever home, so trial periods are sometimes granted. If for any reason the dog is not working out in your home, we are happy to take it back into rescue. However, the adoption fee and any costs that you have incurred during the ownership of the dog are not refunded.
If you would like to adopt a new friend, please contact me at email@example.com to request an adoption application and start the process!
Smidget Rescue specializes in finding homes for dogs rescued from high kill shelters in California. We place small dogs under 15 pounds, like Chihuahuas, Pomeranian's, and other toy breeds.
We usually rescue the sweet souls that are on their last day, in the "death building" or right off the euthanasia table. Many are very thin and malnourished.
At Smidget Rescue, we long to save them all, but we take special interest in these little starving souls. Not all the dogs are starving, but many are.
Pictures posted are shelter intake photos and new ones taken while at Smidget Rescue or in their foster homes.
Dogs are seen on an appointment only basis. Some are in foster care and require some pre-planning to be visited. You are welcome to make an appointment to see any of the dogs available and we will do our best to get you in as quickly as possible.
If you would like to adopt a new friend, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an adoption application and start th process!
The Smidgets can be seen at Pet Pros - Maple Valley MOST Saturdays from 1-8 pm. We rotate between the Pet Pros stores in Bellevue, Lakeland Hills, Redmond and Maple Valley.
We also attend other adoption events at other locations throughout the summer, so please check in with us to make sure you know where we are on any given Saturday. We need to know which dogs you want to see so we can be sure to bring them with us!