Mini Mutts Rescue specializes in rescuing, saving, and finding forever homes for small mixed breed dogs. We will get pure breeds occasionally when other pure breed rescues are full and need our help. Most of these dogs/cats were on "death row" and in grave danger of being euthanized. Why? So many reasons are given: "bites", "owner moving and can't take dog/cat", "having a baby and don't have time" "found as a stray running the streets", etc. Unfortunately, when someone turns their dog/cat into a shelter or pound, or a dog/cat is picked up running loose on the streets, that dog/cat has very few days left to live as our shelters and pounds are so overcrowded. That's where rescues come in, to save these dogs and give them another chance at life. I promise all our dogs that they will forever be loved and happy and have a home, that's my goal and life dream for these "pound puppies" and kitties.
This is all volunteer work and we use money out of our own pockets to save and vet these homeless doggies. We charge a nominal adoption fee to offset the vetting costs but donations are always needed and welcomed!
FOSTER HOMES NEEDED
We are growing by leaps and bounds and really need foster homes badly! The more foster homes we have, the more dogs we can save. Having to say "no" to saving a dog is hearbreaking when we don't have the space.
Fostering is so rewarding and a wonderful way to fill your life with a little one starving for attention and willing to give unconditional love in return. Watching a pound puppy thrive on your love and attention and then going to his/her forever home is bittersweet! Tears of happiness are shed as you watch this little one blossom under your care as well as tears of sadness when you say "good-bye" when he/she leaves for his/her forever home. But, those sad tears are quickly replaced with happy tears as we place yet another needy one in your care.
Won't you consider joining the Mini Mutts Rescue Foster Team and help us help these little ones? For more details, please send us an email and we'll contact you to discuss this further. Email:
Featured Pet - BRUNO and ROCKY
Bruno (front/left) is a sweet little guy who loves attention, loves to cuddle, loves other dogs, and is totally housebroken! As sweet as Bruno is, we need to place him in an adult only home because he will growl/nip when he gets grabbed or startled which is not a good behavior in a dog around small children. Bruno was a perfect gentleman at the vet's office but not so happy at the groomer. But all around he is a great little guy and will make anyone a super companion! Please consider giving Bruno his own forever home, he's patiently waiting.
Rocky (back/right) is a super SWEET little miniature pinscher fellow who has been waiting patiently for almost two years for his own forever home! Bruno's originally owner had to surrender him due to her age/health and we promised her we'd find another wonderful forever home for Rocky. Rocky is housebroken, walks well on a leash, is great around other dogs, and will go into a crate when you toss a treat in there. He loves to cuddle on your lap and he will make a wonderful watch dog for your home. No one gets past the front door without Rocky announcing their arrival. Will you open your heart and home to Rocky?
We DO Consider Adopting to Families with Young Children!
Because we specialize in rescuing SMALL dogs, we will be very selective on families with small children when deciding on a new home for our little ones. We've learned from experience that small children and small dogs are generally not a good mix but CAN work out in some instances. Children under 5 usually don't fully comprehend how fragile a small dog can be and sometimes look at a small dog as being a small toy, something that can be picked up, dropped, thrown, etc. Little dogs' bones break very easily, they also get scared easily and can bite at a moments notice. We do not wish to deny a family a dog but will work with you on getting you just the right dog to fit your family lifestyle. Once in a while we'll get an exceptional dog that gets along and tolerates small children and we will put that information in the dog's description.
We Offer Micro Chipping
We're pleased to announce we now offer Micro Chipping for any dog you adopt from us. This is a simple procedure where a computerized micro chip is injected just under the skin between the shoulder blades of your dog. A special little tag is then attached to the dog's collar with an "800" number. Should your dog get lost at any time, the tag tells whoever finds the dog that there is a microchip. Once scanned, they know who the dog belongs to when they call the number. We charge only $25.00 for the microchip and we register your dog for free. For more information, please consult your vet. The microchip we use can be read by almost all the different scanners out on the market today, it's not limited to just one or two scanners.
Adopting a Friend
Simply check out our adoptable list and email us with an inquiry if one of our dogs interests you. If you don't see the kind of dog you're looking for, please email us to let us know you'd like to be on our mailing list for new dogs coming into our rescue. Should we get one that matches your description, we'll email you before posting the dog to the general public. Our adoption fees vary based on the breed of dog, how much vet costs are, special needs, etc. Once we receive your inquiry email, we'll send you an adoption application. In order to qualify to adopt one of our dogs, we'll need to check your vet references and conduct a home visit. We'll then determine what dog is best for you based on all the information we gather. The biggest advantage to adopting a rescue dog that's been in a foster home is getting first hand knowledge of what the dog's temperament is like, the dog's likes and dislikes, as well as housebreaking (if time allows).
Come Visit Us!
We do not have a building or a warehouse or a store that you can come visit our dogs. We are all hard working citizens who are rescuing dogs in our own spare time and using our own hard earned dollars. All of our dogs are fostered in a home environment based on the temperament of the dog. This gives us an opportunity to observe the dog, learn what the dog likes or dislikes, bring the dog up to date with vaccinations, and teach the dog love and trust! Should you wish to meet a dog, please email us an inquiry and we'll make those arrangements with the foster home.
Our rescue is run totally by volunteers who reach into their own pockets to help pay for rescueing dogs from shelters and pounds, vet expenses, food, toys, collars, leashes, etc. We do charge an adoption fee to help cover these expenses but can always use more money to help make ends meet.
If you'd like to make a donation to our rescue, please click on the donation button below. We are not "non profit" yet but are working on that. Any amount is greatly appreciated.
Mini Mutts Rescue
Cleveland area/Painesville/Mentor/ and Canada
Phone: Please email Mini Mutts Rescue