My name is Rico!

Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Santa Ana, California - Rico
Photo 1 - Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Santa Ana, California - Rico
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Facts about Rico

  • Breed: Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
Meet me this Saturday, November 18, between 1 and 5 pm at Petsmart in Yorba Linda. This is one VERY lucky little guy! Rico was rescued from the County Shelter of San Bernardino (Devore) known for having a high kill rate. He is lucky in that we went to the Shelter to rescue 2 Spaniels and he happened to be in the same kennel as the 2 we wanted to rescue. We could not leave him behind - it just didn't feel right, so we added him to the list! (:> He's a good little boy, well behaved inside and enjoys outdoors as well, but only with supervision as he's a tiny little guy at no more than maybe 7 pounds. To meet Rico, call Lydia at 714-241-9765,

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.