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My name is Sparky!

Chihuahua Dog for adoption in Orange, California - Sparky
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OCPoundhounds Small Breed Dog Rescue - Orange Chapter

Facts about Sparky

  • Breed: Chihuahua
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
Sparky was an Owner Surrender to our rescue, after 8 years of living with his family, due to no fault of his own He is a precious little 5-lbs pure bred LH Chihuahua who is now looking for his furever home. As with all Chihuahuas he loves to burrow in your bed and sleep with you, or sit on your lap while you work on the computer or watch telly!

His ideal home is a work from home/part-time away from home situation. He would like another doggy companion with whom to play - he is very playful and is seems more like a 2 year old versus an 8 year old middle aged lad!

Sparky is neutered, has had a full blood panel work up (that came back stellar) and has had a nice refreshing dental. He is also micro-chipped.

If you are interested in meeting Sparky in person, please complete our Adoption Application as the first step in our process: http://ocpoundhounds.com/generaladoptionapplication.pdf

About OCPoundhounds Small Breed Dog Rescue - Orange Chapter

About Our Rescue Group...

Headquartered in Orange County, CA our all volunteer-run rescue group is a registered 501(c) non-profit organization, specializing in rescuing, evaluating and adopting out Small Breed / Toy dogs (primarily Pomeranian's, Papillons, Chinese Crested (Hairless), Japanese Chins) rescued off the euthanasia lists out of high-kill shelters in the local LA and Inland Empire area and giving them a second chance at life by successfully placing them in forever homes.

We are an all volunteer run rescue with no paid members and NO FACILITY. We rely solely on the foster homes provided by our generous Volunteers who keep the dogs in their homes until adopted.

We are a Federal and State recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The adoption donation fee that we request, therefore, is 100% tax deductible, and considered a donation to our non- profit organization.

The funding for rescuing our dogs is derived 100% from the adoption / placement fees we ask. We are all volunteers, donating our time, and extra personal cash, 100% back in to the rescue and care of other dogs that we continue to assist.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

If you would like to meet one of our Adoptable dogs, please complete an Adoption Application (by printing off and filling out) and return it to us by e-mail. If you are pre-approved a private Meet & Greet will then be arranged.

If you would like to donate any items to the rescue, such as collapsible wire crates, x-pens, pet beds, fleeces, leashes, harnesses, odor control products these are always gratefully received. A tax-deductible receipt can be provided.

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption process works as follows:

1. Print off and complete an application for adoption that can be found on our web site at http://ocpoundhounds.com/how-to-adopt/

2. Submit the application by scanning and e-mailing OR by bringing with you to a Meet & Greet event;

3. Your application will be reviewed and if we feel there is a potential match a telephone interview will be conducted. If the telephone interview determines there is a good match we will check veterinarian, grooming and personal references provided on the application;

4. If the references are positive, we then arrange a Meet & Greet with all members of the family (and other dogs) at a neutral location;

5. If the Meet & Greet is successful, we then arrange for the 10-day in-home adoption trial to start. We recommend these start on a Friday evening to give you the weekend to adjust with your new family member;

6. After 10 days the adoption is evaluated, and if successful, the adoption is finalized. At this time all medical and vaccination information we have on the dog while in our care is transferred.

Each of our dogs have different adoption donation requests, usually starting from $250. This is a 100% Federal and CA 501 (c) 3 tax deductible donation under section 170 of the IRS code. We are listed on GuideStar.org. This donation covers some of the veterinary / medical costs for the dogs, housing food, board, flea prevention, micro-chipping and transportation, just to mention a few things.

We are an all-volunteer run organization who have full-time, regular employment and run the rescue after hours. Therefore we do not conduct individual dog previews. Please check our website for our Meet & Greets dates and locations.

Our dogs are not adopted out from Meet & Greets, and we do not place on a First Come, First Served basis.

We adopt out on the principle of what home is the best home for that dog, from what we determine by knowing the dog, his/her personality and learning about the lifestyle of the family interested in adopting .

All potential adopters must be over 25 years of age to consider adopting an OCPoundhounds. Please Note: We do not adopt out our small breed dogs to families with children under the age of 14 years, unless specified on the dog's profile.

We rarely place dogs with someone who is renting their residence. Our adoption restrictions have developed over time, and are a result of many years of working in the rescue world. We’re contacted regularly by people who desperately want to surrender their dogs to us because they rent and their Landlord no longer wants pets on the premises, or they are moving and cannot take their dog with them to their new residence. Hundreds of dogs are euthanized weekly in California shelters due to similar circumstances.