My name is Raffi!

Posted over 5 years ago | Updated 1 year ago

Adoption process

Submit Application


Approve Application


Meet the Pet


Home Check


Sign Adoption Contract


Pay Fee

Adoption fee: $250

This helps Smooch Pooch Dog Rescue with pet care costs.

My basic info

Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - with White
11 years 4 months old, Adult
Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less (when grown)
9 lbs (current)
Pet ID

My details

Checkmark in teal circle Good with kids
Checkmark in teal circle Good with dogs
Checkmark in teal circle Good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Needs experienced adopter
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

Raffi was living a lonely life on the streets and was so scared when he was rescued by Hope For Paws Rescue. They chased him for quite some time before they were finally able to catch him. We teamed up with Hope For Paws to help find Raffi his forever home. Raffi is shy with people he does not know but warms up once he gets to know you and feels safe. It does take him time to come out of his shell so he will need someone who is patient. He has limited hearing but he can hear louder sounds. He will need an experienced owner as he needs guidance and someone to build his confidence. Raffi loves other dogs and he will need a home with another confident dog that he can watch and learn from. He is good with cats too. He will need a calm household where he is not left for long hours and no young children but calm older children are okay. Raffi loves to go on walks and rides well in the car. Raffi is about 8-9 years old and weighs 9 pounds.

In September 2021, Raffi was diagnosed with a mild heart murmur caused by early stage mitral valve disease. He was seen by a cardiologist in late September 2021 and again in for a recheck in June 2022 where he got an echocardiogram. He does not need any medication or treatment at this time but will need annual check-ups with a cardiologist to monitor his heart. Raffi is also fully vetted: neutered, microchipped, current on vaccines, flea/heartworm treated. And Raffi just had a full vet exam, senior blood panel with thyroid test, urinalysis, heartworm test, fecal test, dental cleaning, mouth x-rays and chest x-rays in September 2022 so he should not need any vetting at this time.

If you are serious about adopting Raffi and have a vet near you willing to work with our rescue, we will cover his vetting and cardiology. Or you can take him to our vet in the Los Angeles area for his vetting and cardiology needs.
Smooch Pooch Dog Rescue

Contact info

Pet ID
San Pedro, CA 90732

Their adoption process


Submit Application


Approve Application


Meet the Pet


Home Check


Sign Adoption Contract


Pay Fee

Additional adoption info

The first step in our adoption process is to complete an adoption application on our main website prior to coming to meet the animal(s) you are interested in. The application can be found at and will give us an idea if the animal will be a good match for you, your family and lifestyle. We also require an adoption contract, adoption fee and home visit. We DO NOT operate on a first come basis but rather the best suited home for our animals.

Adoption application

Go meet their pets

We are NOT a shelter, we are a small private non-profit animal rescue organization run by volunteers. We do not have an actual facility and we do not have operating hours. All of our dogs are in foster homes until their forever homes are found. We show our dogs by appointment but you must first complete an adoption application on our website. We make an effort to place our dogs in the best matched home rather than a first come basis.


More about this rescue

We are a non-profit animal rescue organization. We rescue dogs from high kill shelters, many of them the day they are to be euthanized and give them a second chance at life. We also rescue stray dogs and abandoned animals and find loving homes for them.

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