My name is Max!

Pomeranian Dog for adoption in Irvine, California - Max
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Southern California Pomeranian Rescue - Irvine

Facts about Max

  • Breed: Pomeranian
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 8207576
Max - 1 year, 5 lbs.
*Max will be placed in a home with no other pets or children*

During his initial exam, it was noted that Max may have vision problems and slight coordination problems. This may be due to his open fontanel.

What is an Open Fontanel?...

When puppies (and human babies too) are born, the bony plates of the skull are separated and somewhat soft, allowing them to flex and pass through the birth canal. Generally after birth these plates gradually fuse and become rigid. The last place to fill in and solidify is the spot at the top of the skull where the four skull plates meet. If these plates do not fuse, we are left with a soft, unprotected spot at the top of the head that is called an open fontanel. In some very tiny breeds the fontanel may never close. A fontanel usually closes by 8 weeks but can sometimes close by 6 months.

What if the Fontanel never Closes?

A dog with an open fontanel may have a serious medical problem called hydrocephalus (water on the brain). Too much fluid on and in the brain creates pressure that effects development of the brain. Symptoms of hydrocephalus include seizures, blindness, lack of coordination, walking in circles, an large round dome on the head. There is no treatment for hydrocephalus.

Living with a dog who has an open Fontanel 
A puppy with an open fontanel can live out a normal life with certain precautions. They need to be in a home without other pets or small children. Care must be taken to avoid heavy grooming around the head, and any injury to the head. Keep in mind the puppy has no idea and will play rough and hard and perhaps fall from a stair or couch. If this happens unprotected spot could possibly cause serious brain injury.

About Southern California Pomeranian Rescue - Irvine

About Our Rescue Group...

Southern California Pomeranian Rescue
The Southern California Pomeranian Rescue, also known as SCPR and So Cal Pom Rescue, is a group of compassionate volunteers dedicated to rescuing abused and abandoned pomeranias. The Southern California Pomeranian Rescue does not have a shelter and relies on a small group of volunteers to foster the pomeranians until they can find a FURever home for them. Without these dedicated volunteers many of the pomeranians they rescued from kill shelters and the streets would be killed. The mission of the Southern California Pomeranian Rescue is to save as many Pomeranians as they can from abandonment and euthanasia.
Every rescued pomeranian has a story. Some are found on the streets cold, starving and injured, others are relinquished by their owners because they no longer have the means to care for them, and many are saved from euthanasia from kill shelters. Fortunately, because of the Southern California Pomeranian Rescue these dogs won’t be among the thousands that are abandon, abused and euthanized every day.

Southern California Pomeranian Rescue is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. As a non-profit, they rely on the generosity of dog lovers to assist them in continuing their mission of saving dogs in need. Every dollar raised provides care, medical services and an opportunity for an animal to have a second chance at a new and wonderful life.

The Southern California Pomeranian Rescue is always in need of…

Dog Food and Supplies – Crates, leashes, harnesses, collars, toys, blankets, food and dog bowls.

Veterinarian Services – Free or low cost services. Monetary Donations – $10 pays for a vaccination; $50 pays to spay/neuter a puppy, $200 covers all expenses for the average rescue.

Volunteers- Needed in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas.

The one thing the Southern California Pomerania Rescue needs the most are loving, compassionate people to give these beautiful animals a FURever home. To adopt a pomeranian, make a donation or volunteer, please visit the Southern California Pomerania Rescue web site at

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All of the pomeranians that we take in are screened for behavioral issues and health problems prior to permanent placement with their new mommies and daddies. Behavioral screening means that we check to see if they get along with kids, the elderly, cats, dogs, and other animals. It also entails checking to see if they nip, are scared of fast movement, are jumpy, don't like to be touched in certain ways, chew excessively, etc. Medical screening means that we have them de-wormed, current on vaccines, free of parasites and communicable disease, are treated for pre-existing conditions, and declared healthy within manageable limits.

Come Meet Our Pets...

They are viewable by appointment only. They are placed with foster parents while in our care and due to this we must schedule a time to pick them up for viewing.

Our Adoption Process...

We require an application followed by a home inspection and contract. Then an adoption fee is placed and the dog/puppy can go home. We require spay/neuter, current vaccines, and a microchip before the dog can be released.