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  • Adoption Status: Available
  • Breed: Lhasa Apso
  • Age: 4 yrs
  • Sex: Male
  • Weight: 18 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 RICO!!  He came from a home where there was a child, who didn’t listen to mom, and Rico bit him in the face.  This tan/black, 18 lb, 4 yr old Lhasa Apso is not for kids!  He is very A-typical of the breed…he doesn’t like to be moved when he is in his “place.”  Do you?  Other than that, he’s a wonderful dog.  He is extremely loving and will literally wake you up in the morning with wet, sloppy kisses on your face telling you, “it’s time to go out!” 

With a yard and access to go outside, he seems to be potty trained, but no guarantees at your house.  He is very funny about his food…but he’s a good eater.  Rico loves his walks and is good on them…most of the time he is not a guard dog but when he feels he should be, he is!  He gets a bit anxious when he is left alone, so he would prefer being in a home where there is another small (not tiny) dog he gets along with and can play with — and definitely not left without a human more than a few hours a day.  He can be a bit dominant (or at least wants to be, in a good way!)

If you love the breed, you will love Rico.  His person needs to understand Lhasa and their wonderful intelligence.  He is playful, happy and generally a terrific dog who needs a home that will love him even with his quirks!  Does that sound like you?  

Adoption Events Cancelled Until Further Notice Due to Covid-19

We do not have a public viewing facility; however, we hold weekly adoption events at Rover Kennels. Check our calendar for changes and cancellations due to holidays or weather.

Sundays, 11am – 2:30pm

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

Metered street parking.

Bring a copy of your application and pictures of your home/yard if we have not yet done a home visit.

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