Hooray! This dog has been adopted!

  • Adoption Status: Adopted
  • Breed: Lhasa Apso
  • Age: 3 yrs
  • Sex: Female
  • Weight: 17 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!



MEET KRICKET!  This little miss is a cream/gold, 17 lb, 3 yr old, female Lhasa Apso who definitely has a story to tell.  In her original home, we believe she was used as a breeder 🙁  She somehow escaped and was being chased down in Long Beach where she ran directly into the ocean!!  Everyone thought she was a goner…but she swam out 50 yards in 60 degree water and fortunately, the lifeguard was called and went out to find Kricket clinging to a buoy!!   

Kricket was taken to the Long Beach Shelter and adopted…but she didn’t get along with the Maltese in the home, so we were called and immediately took her!  What an angel!  She is intimidated by people at first, especially men, but she settles down pretty quickly.  Men, she needs to get to know better!!  On walks, she can a bit reactive and sometimes go after people running or skateboards/bikes.  You’ll need to be vigilant with her.   She loves to interact with other dogs but on her terms.  We’ve gone back and forth, but we are confident that Kricket would be best as the only dog.  She definitely wants to be the boss and is protective when her people are around.  SO she will be placed as an only dog.  Please don’t hate us for going back and forth…we’re just doing our best to do what is right for her.  She also doesn’t like being left behind so please be around a lot!  Kricket is pretty quiet until she feels the need to “join in the choir.”  She is better with small dogs than large, and she really only wants to say hello to everyone.  She is not trusting on the street and is protective, but her teeth never come into the picture!!  She is not aggressive, just a bit fearful.  She loves her walks…but we can’t guarantee 100% potty trained.  Kricket would do best in a home with a yard but also good on walks and does her business quickly.  Kids over 10 yrs old would be good.  After she knows you, she loves to shower you with kisses, is uber affectionate (likes to roll on your feet like a cat) and lets you know you are her person!   We really won’t know the perfect home until we meet it so please be patient!  We love her!!! 

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!