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  • Adoption Status: Available
  • Breed: Bichon Poodle
  • Age: 1.5 yrs
  • Sex: Male
  • Weight: 16.5 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 TREY, THE “TRIPOD” !!  A sweetheart who was left to die in the street on New Year’s day after being hit by a car (likely by someone who partied too much).  This 1.5 yr old, 16.5 lb, cream, Bichon Poodle mix, spent the first day of the year in the emergency hospital in Fontana.   The police brought him to a vet, who out of the kindness of his heart amputated Trey’s right rear leg and didn’t charge for it!  A member of the rescue team was picking up a dog and was asked if she would take Trey.  YES, OF COURSE!…and now he is with us.  Thank heavens the shelter was closed or he would have been euthanized! 

Trey is a love.  He definitely stands up for himself (literally) and can be a bit bossy with other dogs in the home.  He gets along great, but insists on being in charge!  We think he would do best in a home with a small, playful, submissive dog as a playmate….   and our suggestion would be his BFF Connor!

That being said, he needs a family where someone is home most of the time.  He is very affectionate and will follow you everywhere …but inside, unless he has a very active, very playful, very high energy pal, he wants you all to himself.   As he gets more comfortable, he feels safer.   A yard would be ideal for him to get lots of exercise and 3-4 walks a day will be important until he has the routine down.  His wonderful foster potty trained him to go to the door and ask to go out… but we never guarantee!!  He might have an accident if you don’t watch his cues.  Trey gives kisses of appreciation and demonstrates his happiness. He’s good with everyone…very protective on the street.  While not aggressive, he has a low, deep bark that would dissuade anyone from bothering his person.  Outside, he will bark when approached by a stranger, but asks for pets within minutes. Also an alert barker in the home, so a house vs. apartment would be best.  Kids over 10 yrs old would be welcomed.  Do you have room in your home and heart for this adorable tripod, Trey?  We look forward to hearing from you!

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.

1st and 3rd 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!