My name is Rico Suave!

Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Santa Ana, California - Rico Suave
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Facts about Rico Suave

  • Breed: Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
With a name like mine, you get a reputation for being a ladies man. (voice lowered) But, you know, they did a bit of work down there if you know what I mean, but don't tell anyone. (full voice) A man's got to live up to his name, right? Sooo, I've had to play a bit hard to get. The ladies just love that. If you can't get a man, they want you even more. Right? But cook me a good meal, and you've got me hooked. Treats too, of course. As you might expect, I'm brimming with manly confidence and I've got a lot of spunk and a good sense of humor. When not showing the ladies, I'm my own man and like to contemplate life. And I like to hang out with my male buddies. But I'll tell you a secret. Since I've been, you know...the cut they made down there, I find myself drawn more to people. People give you things you can't find on the street. Especially treats and pets. The feeling of being held, let alone getting petted, is the most beautiful thing in the world. It's the thing dreams are made of. I've been dreaming of someone, I can't quite see the face, but a person that comes and picks me up. Holds me tight and strokes my head. And the treats! My mouth salivating and I'm now lying down in a house, in a warm bed, with love all around me and then I just drift until I fall back asleep. Could that dream be real? I've got to find out! I need a home, I need a person, I need..... Oh just pick me, pick me.

If you are interested in meeting Mrs. T or any Poochmatch dog at our weekly adoption events on Saturdays at the Petsmart in Yorba Linda, CA (5521 Mirage St.) between 1-5 PM, please fill out an application from our website,, and return it via email to no later than 11 AM on Fridays. Due to the high volume of dogs and puppies in our foster homes, it is impossible to bring them all every Saturday. The only way to ensure that the dog that you are interested in will be at the adoption event is to FILL OUT AN APPLICATION. Otherwise, we cannot guarantee that the dog you are interested in will be at our adoption event. If you cannot make the time frame of our events, appointments can be made at another time and location solely at the discretion of the foster parent.

All adoption fees cover the mandatory and non-negotiable spay/neuter, rabies, microchip, necessary vaccinations, fecal testing and deworming. Adoption fees vary solely based on age and size.

About Poochmatch

About Our Rescue Group...

I became involved in animal rescue because of the overwhelming number of stray animals I observe in less affluent areas of Southern California. I do what I do because I enjoy connecting all the dots - full circle - in terms of rescuing dogs, getting them cleaned up, treated medically and then adopted.

Poochmatch is a small rescue group with half-a dozen volunteers. Since our founding in 2006, we have done over 2,400 dog adoptions. We are on track to do over 300 in 2016.

We'd love to have more assistance. We need help administratively from individuals with computers, digital cameras and marketing skills. Please see for more information.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Adoption events are generally held every Saturday at Petsmart in Yorba Linda (Savi Ranch) 5521 Mirage Street from noon to 4 pm. To confirm we will be holding an adoption event, call Lydia at 714-241-9765.

Our Adoption Process...

We do not have a facility. Our dogs are in foster homes with volunteers.

All prospective adopters must complete and adoption application. Upon receipt and review (usually within 24 hours), a mutually agreeable appointment date, time and place will be scheduled. Prospective adopters must be receptive to a home check, sign an adoption contract and provide an adoption donation sufficient to cover the cost of spay/neuter, vaccinations and a microchip. The adoption fee for young or adult dogs is generally $225 - $275. The adoption fee for puppies varies from $325 to $425. The adoption fee always includes the cost of spay/neuter, microchip, vaccinations (Rabies, Distemper/Parvo & Bordetella), De-worming and Fecal Testing.