Small Dog Rescue

Category: Adopted


Breed, Age, Female

Bio here

Jasmine, Mini Schnauzer


Jasmine is a 4-year-old retired breeder. She is working on house training. She just recently came to us, but she seems to be a nice little gal. Jasmine is available for Foster-to-Adopt until she is spayed in the 3rd week of May in Elkhart. Therefore preference will be given to a home within an hour of Elkhart to make transportation easier.

A fenced yard is necessary. Former breeders often do best with another canine friend in the house to show them the ropes. For more information about Jasmine, contact Mary at (574) 524-6040; please leave a message and she will return your call as soon as she can.


Josie, 10-year old female Bichon, in need of a quiet forever home.

Josie, almost 10 years old, came to Second Chance from a difficult life of breeding, leaving her very timid with humans. She has spent the last couple years in foster homes with multiple dogs, learning “dog behaviors,” working on house training, and discovering that snuggling on a human’s lap can be enjoyable. Josie needs to be with a well-adjusted and respectful dog to help encourage her to go outside; a fenced yard is highly recommended for play and potty time. She will do best in a quiet home, perhaps with a senior who has the time and patience to devote to helping Josie build trust. She is up to date on vaccines, heart worm negative, spayed and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $150. For more information about Josie, contact Mary at (574) 524-6040; leave a message and she will return your call at her earliest convenience.

Josephine, female Havanese


Josephine is a friendly and energetic 4-year-old Havanese female, a recently retired breeder who is excited to live life to the fullest! She loves toys, and often carries one around in her mouth throughout the day. She needs continued work on house training, and a fenced yard or potty area is preferred. At this point, Josephine does not have experience walking on a leash, but she’s smart and will learn quickly. She will be spayed, microchipped and up to date on vet care prior to adoption. Adoption fee is $450. If you’re ready for a little challenge in exchange for the great rewards she brings (through her silliness and gentle kisses), contact her foster mom Michelle at or call between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. at (616) 949-7813 for further details!

Josephine is sweet and friendly!
“I did not consent to wearing this dress.”

Kelsey, Adopted!

Kelsey is a 6-year-old Yorkie female, a retired breeder, very social & cute. She seems to attach quickly to her human friends and wants the attention for herself. For that reason, Kelsey would do best as an only pet. She is fully vetted, HW negative, and has had a dental cleaning. She is working on house training. A fenced yard or outside area is preferred since she is not yet experienced on a leash or tie-out. Kelsey’s adoption fee is $450. If you have questions, contact Mary at (574) 524-6040 between 9 AM & 9 PM.

Charlie, Miniature Poodle, Adopted

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 — Adoption pending!

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, Adopted!

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! – Oreo (Chihuahua mix)

Oreo - Female chihuahua mix

Oreo is a chihuahua mix born in 2017. She is house trained and loves to sit on a lap and watch TV. She came to SCSDR and was adopted into a loving home in Arlington, TX. Crate and paper trained, she loves long walks on a leash in her neighborhood. She is also the chief inspector when pizza is delivered and smells each box to approve it before anyone eats!

Adopted! – Cookie (Chihuahua mix)

Cookie is a chihuahua/terrier mix, born to Oreo in 2022. Fully vetted, chipped, and crate trained, she gets along with other dogs, and loves to play. She was adopted into a nice home with a large fenced in yard where she runs and plays freely.

Adopted! – Pete (Shih Pom)

Pete is an active, playful Shih Pom born in March, 2022. Ha has learned a variety commands while in foster care and responds to “sit”, “down”, and “good boy” for his new owners.