Hooray! This dog has been adopted!

  • Adoption Status: Adopted
  • Breed: TerriPoo
  • Age: 1 yr
  • Sex: Female
  • Weight: 10 lbs
  • All LHH dogs have been spayed or neutered, updated on shots, microchipped, groomed, deflea'd, dewormed; and come with a leash, collar and LHH ID tag!




THIS IS BETSY….a crazy blonde 9 lb, 1 yr old, 10 lb, TerriPoo — maybe poodle, yorkie, maltese, cairn and who knows what else — was so scared when she arrived that we literally could not touch her for two days.  She nipped multiple times!  In 20 yrs of doing rescue, this was a first.  But in two days, we were able to love and cuddle with her!

We’re not sure about Betsy’s past.  She was pulled from the Camp Pendleton shelter; we believe abandoned when her family was “shipped out.”  Alone to fend for herself for who knows how long, at under a year old, Lord only knows what she went through.   She learned to be the boss and used to try and “control” the room!

Two days later, she was better with me.  She went to a foster home and was frightened by one of the dogs, and she reverted back to being traumatized.  We took her back and she was tough at first, but settled down to the point where we could place her in another foster home, where she was thriving with another very small dog. 

We are working with her to make her feel safe and she has been at bootcamp with a trainer for the past two months.  Actually three, because she has become their FAVORITE!!  When she is trusting, she is just like a puppy zooming everywhere; great with other dogs, although cautious at first.  Now that she has been through Bootcamp, she is socialized and doing fantastic!!!

Definitely not a pup for kids.  She needs a home that will be patient with her until she trusts and then she will cuddle you with love and appreciation.  We are getting her back from her trainer and from the videos we have seen of the “New and improved Betsy” — we can’t wait!

The best home for Betsy would be one where she gets a ton of the right attention and has somebody to play with – either a couple or one person AND another dog.  Her new family will need to be a bit structured so that she continues to be a “model” citizen!  She loves squeaky toys and getting belly rubs.  She seems to be potty trained, but no guarantees at your house.  She would be better in a house vs. an apartment because she does bark when looking out the window and sees “commotion.”  She’s a tiny guard dog!

Are you ready for a zooming Betsy?  She does not attend our public events.  Her trainer wants to meet any potential adopters and review their applications.  She comes with lifetime training.   Her adoption fee will reflect this training.  She is worth every penny!!

You can apply for Betsy if you have experience with a dog like her but we want to forewarn you that she can nip and it takes her a while to feel safe. She needs a loving home!!

Hooray! This dog has been adopted!

Adoption Events

We do not have a public viewing facility; however, we hold bi-monthly adoption events in Santa Monica. Please check our calendar for changes and cancellations due to holidays or weather.

2nd and 4th Sunday of each month, 11am – 2:30pm

2116 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405 [Map]

Metered street parking.

Please bring pictures or video of your home/yard if we have not yet done a home visit (preferred).

And…don’t forget to bring your dog(s), if you have any. They make the final decision!