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Rehome and Adopt a Small Dog

If you’re considering rehoming a small dog or adopting a dog, our specialized home-to-home adoption process ensures that all adopters’ homes are thoroughly verified before rehoming. We’re committed to facilitating the best possible match between small dogs and loving families. 
Rehome and adopt a small dog with confidence!

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Little Doggy Match Makers!

Little Doggies Waiting for
New Homes!

Come adopt our adorable Little Doggies! They are waiting to become part of your family.


Rescue dogs available for adoption
Updated:
14 June 2024 @ 16:40








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Please tap on the link below to visit SA Yorkie Rescue website for more information about Rehoming Your Yorkie or for the available Yorkies needing a new home.


Rehome & Adopt
Small Breed Dogs


Small Dogs available in these provinces:

Rehoming my Small Dog

Do you need to rehome your loved dog?

We cherish our furry little friends for the happiness and affection they give us. But sometimes, life throws us a curveball and we can no longer care for our precious little doggy. 

Why is there a need to surrender a small dog?

You might unexpectedly find yourself in one of these situations:

  • Relocation
  • Emigration
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Divorce
  • Allergies
  • Financial constraints
  • Lack of time
  • Pet behavioral issues
  • Inadequate training
  • Complex pet policies
  • Personal tragedies

The best way to show our gratitude and love for our little dog is to find them a new family that can meet their unique needs. 

couple holding a newly adopted small dog in their arms. The dog is being loved.

If you want to spare your pup from the stress and trauma of a shelter, kennel, or cage, Little Doggy Rescue can help you find a loving home for your pup without leaving your house.

Giving up your dog for adoption is not easy:

  • We find the best home for your small breed dog
  • A happy home awaits each doggy, as they are matched with a kind, caring and compassionate family that has been checked & verified and passes the screening and approval process.

Learn more about the surrender process here

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Adopting a Small Dog

How can I rescue a small breed dog?

Little Doggy Rescue, we rescue and rehome small dogs – all little breeds and little mixed breed doggies and little puppies from their owner’s homes directly to their new forever homes. 

Woman with a small dog on her lap, adopt a small dog, each dog deserves a loving home

We believe that every small dog deserves a loving home and never face the threat of being put down due to lack of space or being “misplaced” in a shelter.  With your support, we can reach more little furry friends in need and get them into their new fur-ever homes.

Learn more about our adoption process here

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Happy woman kissing her newly  adopted small dog, long haired Dachshund, who she has welcomed into her life.

Why It’s Important to Support Adopting Small Breed Dogs?

Small breed dogs are more than just cute furballs. They each have personalities that suit every kind of home and family, whether you live in a house or a flat, or have kids who are quiet or bratty, or a single person or a couple. Little dogs are loyal, loving, playful and smart companions who can enrich your life in so many ways.

But sadly, many small breed dogs in South Africa face the threat of being put down due to lack of space, being “misplaced” in a shelter, or being abandoned by their owners. According to Rescue Me, there are over 1 million dogs waiting for adoption in South Africa.

Small dog happy with little child, both standing looking out at their future together as best friends.

Many of them are small breed dogs who need a loving home and a chance to live happily ever after.

That’s why it’s important to support adopting small breed dogs in South Africa. By adopting a small breed dog from a reputable rescue organization, you are not only saving a life, but also giving back to the community. You are helping to reduce the number of unwanted dogs and free up space for more dogs who need help. You are also showing your compassion and kindness to a furry friend who deserves your care and attention.

Small breed dog paws on womans hand and mans hands

Some of the benefits of adopting a small breed dog from a rescue organization are:

– You get a dog that matches your lifestyle, personality and preferences.
– You get a dog that will love you unconditionally and make you smile every day.

Happy woman holding a small dog that has been adopted directly from the dogs owners home.

If you are interested in adopting a small breed dog from Little Doggy Rescue, here are some tips to help you find your perfect match:

– Browse through the profiles of available dogs.
– Fill out an adoption form online & contact us directly via WhatsApp
– Choose the dog that appeals to you the most & one of our team members will contact you.
– Once your home is approved you can take your new furry friend home and enjoy their cuddles!

Adopting a small breed dog from Little Doggy Rescue is not only good for the dog, but also for you. It will bring joy, companionship and happiness to both of you. It will also make a difference in the lives of many other dogs who need your help.

So what are you waiting for?
Adopt a small breed dog today and start your journey with your new best friend!


Little Doggy Match Makers
Specialized home to home adoption services,
for all small breed dogs to loving, caring new families.
Adopting saves doggy lives!

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Small Dog Breeds

Basset Hound, Beagle, Biewer Terrier, Bichon Frise, Boston Terrier, Chihuahua, Cocker Spaniel, Cockapoo, Dachshund, French Bulldog, Jack Russell, Maltese Poodle, Miniature Pinscher, Miniature Schnauzer, Morkie, Papillon, Pekingese, Pembroke Wesh Corgi, Poodle, Pomeranian (Toy Pom), Pug, Russell Terrier, Scottish Terrier, Shih Tzu, Yorkshire Terrier, Wirehaired Dachshund, Wirehaired Terrier (Steekbaard)

These are just some of the small breed dogs that you can find on our website’s blogs. But there are many more to explore. So don’t hesitate to browse and click, And find your perfect small dog pick,
We promise you’ll never be bored! Little Doggy Match Makers!


The Love of Little Doggies

Small breed dogs are more than just cute
They have personalities that suit
Every kind of home and family
Whether you live in a house or a flat
Or have kids who are quiet or brat
There’s a small breed dog for you, you’ll see

Some are playful, some are cuddly
Some are smart, some are funny
Some are hypoallergenic too
Some are rare, some are common
Some are loyal, some are stubborn
But all are adorable through and through

If you want a dog that looks like a husky
But fits in your lap or a small trolley
Then the Alaskan Klee Kai is your choice
If you want a dog that’s loyal and energetic
And has a name that sounds exotic
Then the Chihuahua will make you rejoice

If you want a dog that’s bright and alert
And loves to play and chase and flirt
Then the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is for you
If you want a dog that’s intelligent and bold
And has a coat of silky gold
Then the Yorkshire Terrier will do

If you want a dog that’s fluffy and sweet
And has a face that’s hard to beat
Then the Pomeranian will melt your heart
If you want a dog that’s brave and spunky
And has a tail that’s long and funky
Then the Dachshund will set you apart

These are just some of the small breed dogs
That you can find on our website’s blogs
But there are many more to explore
So don’t hesitate to browse and click
And find your perfect small dog pick
We promise you’ll never be bored!


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