Small Dog Rescue

Author: Michelle Vangeest

Foster with SCSDR since 2009. Currently managing the computer needs of the rescue (website, Facebook, Gmail account).

Kelsey, female Yorkshire Terrier

Kelsey, a 6-year-old Yorkie female, is available for adoption within the next couple weeks. Kelsey, a retired breeder, is very social & cute. She is fully vetted, HW negative, and has had a dental cleaning. She is working on house training. Further details to come.

Mini Australian Shepherd mix puppies

These precious little puppies are available for “Foster to Adopt” via adoption application; adoption will be finalized after the puppies have completed their vaccinations. Momma is Mini Aussie; daddy is likely a mini poodle. More information will be added as available.

Mini Aussie mix puppies

Mogli, a male Coton de Tulear

Mogli is 5 years old. He likes to run and play, and he’s a quick learner, according to his foster mom, but also enjoys some lap time. A fenced yard is recommended, as he still needs to learn to walk on a leash. Mogli is crate trained and doing well with house training. He weighs about 20-25 lbs. Mogli has been fully vetted, had a dental cleaning, is heart worm negative and on prevention. Mogli’s adoption fee is $400. For information, contact Diana at (574) 596-8091 or

Mogli, Coton de Tulear
Mogli, a Coton de Tulear
I got a hair cut!

Charlie, 2-year-old Miniature Poodle

Charlie is an AKC registered Miniature Apricot Poodle weighing about 10 pounds. He is full of energy and likes to play with toys. He is timid with people and requires more socialization, yet he likes to sit on a lap. While he shows interest in children, we don’t know if he has any experience with them. A fenced yard or area is required as he is not yet comfortable on a leash. Charlie gets along with other dogs and would probably benefit from having another canine friend. He is fully vetted including a dental. He is crate trained and doing well on house training. His adoption fee is $400. For more details or to see if your home might be a good fit for Charlie, contact his foster mom, Mary, at (574) 524-6040.

Charlie fills his bed with stuffed animals!
Charlie, 2 year old male mini poodle

Sophie Sue, Shih Tzu/Bichon mix

Sophie Sue is a sweet little female with a silky, curly white coat. She weighs about 12 pounds and was born in December 2015. Having come from a puppy mill, she is quite timid with people and therefore needs a home with another canine friend to follow and learn from. Sophie is most timid with men; so a female household may be preferable. She is doing well on house training; she is not fond of being crated. A fenced yard or potty area is also necessary until she gets comfortable being on a leash. Sophie Sue is spayed, fully vaccinated and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $300. If you have questions about this little gal, contact Michelle: (616) 949-7813 or

I really, really love napping on the couch!

CoCo, 6-year-old Schnauzer

CoCo, the male Schnauzer

My name is Mr. CoCo. I am a handsome 6-year-old AKC-registered male Miniature Schnauzer, looking for my forever home. My foster mom describes me as a very nice boy! I have certificates verifying no problems with my heart and knees. I am completely vetted, being up to date on shots, heart worm tests (negative), neutered, a good blood work-up, and microchipped. I had a dental cleaning in October 2023. I am very energetic, so I would require either a fenced yard or active people to take me on daily walks. I get along with non-dominant dogs. I am crate trained and doing very well with house training. I will be very devoted to a new owner! I am smart and could benefit from obedience training or agility training. My adoption fee is $450.00. Please call Mary at (574) 524-6040 and leave a message.

Chloe – Adopted!

ChloeFemale, 12 yrs, Terrier mix

Hello, my name is Chloe — which is a feminine name of Greek origin, meaning “blooming” — and I would love to be picked by you to continue blooming in your family garden. I am 12 years old and have a terrier-mix bloodline. As you can see my large brown eyes are set off beautifully by my lovely golden-brown fur. I found myself at Second Chance Small Dog Rescue because my senior parents were no longer able to care for me. I like playing and socializing with other dogs and bigger humans so I would be better suited to a home without young children. I am up to date on my vaccinations, spayed, heartworm negative, and on prevention. I recently had a successful dental visit and some bloodwork done — the vet reported that all was good “for my age” — so I plan on being around for a long time. I weigh approx. 12 lbs. Are you interested in adopting Chloe? Her adoption fee is $100. Call her foster mom Mary at 574-524-6040 for more information between 9AM & 9PM.

Adopted! – Cody (Yorkie)

Cody is a spunky retired breeder Yorkshire Terrier, born in 2015. Fully vetted, including a dental, he is very active, loving, and companionable. He is good with the other dogs in his household and loves his adoptive family.

Adopted! Betsie (Miniature Poodle)

Betsie is a 7-year old miniature poodle who found her forever home in August, 2022. For a puppy mill gal, she is amazingly friendly and especially likes children who are respectful with her. Betsie gets along with other dogs as well as her feline housemate. She is crate trained and doing well on house training. Betsie the fenced yard she needed and learned to walk on a leash after proper training. She is spayed, microchipped, up to date on vaccinations and heart worm negative.