Little Dog Rescue is primarily a Maltese Rescue, a Poodle Rescue
and a Yorkie
Rescue ( although we
do take other breeds and mixes), located in
Orange County, CA.
Although we consider ourselves a classic “Mom and Pop”
operation, the government classifies us as a 501 (c)(3) non
profit organization. We are
proudly listed in
national database of non- profit organizations
We are a retired couple who,
after 10 years of raising Guide Dogs for the visually impaired,
have decided to
rescue small dogs instead. We love dogs and we love to see them
enhance a life. Our goals are two-fold. First, we want to save shelter dogs and secondly,
your life to be improved by matching a wonderful dog to
a safe, loving and caring
family. No one should have to live
without a furry little friend, when there are so
many of these little munchkins needing loving homes.
years of bringing in 8 week old puppies and raising them to
16-18 month old sensitive, obedient, intelligent, ready to
please and ready to work adolescent dogs, finally became
much of a heartbreak. We’ve decided to do something on a
smaller, more personal
scale. Oh, and after 10 years of NOT
being able to spoil our little
friends, plan on having
the dog you get from us, being a LITTLE
spoiled!!! They so deserve it!
Nowadays, we visit area shelters and rescue small dogs, usually
between 3 and 15 pounds. Occasionally, we will also have dogs
available that have been relinquished by their owners, for one reason or another.
dogs are given their basic shots, rabies vaccine, flea and
tick treatment, worming medication, vet checked, micro chipped,
and are spayed/neutered. Also,
every little one, when they come home to us, gets their own
little fleece blanket that they take home with them to their new forever home. We keep the dog
home for some TLC and evaluation in regard to its temperament, socialization,
and health, in order to make the
fit for a prospective adopter.
dogs you visit on our website are living in our home as loved
members of our family.
They beg at the table at meals, sleep in
our beds, snuggle in our laps while
we watch TV,
go for rides in the car, chase the mop, and happily
celebrate our return home, even after
just taking out the
garbage!!! We are not a shelter. This is our
home and everyone that comes into our home has the run of it.
(We have a lot of
tile and hard wood!!) No kennels,
no cages, just warm comfy couches, chairs
Thanks for checking with us and we hope you
enjoy our web site.