This adorable lady was rescued by The County of San Diego Animal Services (a program now run by San Diego Humane ( We had lost our sweet Poodle, “Katie” a couple of months prior and our younger Poodle “Frankie” was looking sad and lonely without her. We started looking in earnest for a new little buddy for Frankie. We are advocates of adopting all our animals from not-for-profit animal shelters, because we don’t believe in contributing to the sale of dogs for profit. Katie, Frankie and of my dogs for the last 20 years have been adopted from shelters or non-profit rescue organizations. There are many great San Diego non-profit animal rescue organizations so there were many to choose from. We decided to focus on finding a dog in one of the three County of San Diego Animal Shelters. They have a great website and excellent service and care for the many animals that they take in every day. We went online and we also visited the shelters to meet some potential matches. It took a few visits to find the right dog to be a good fit for our home, our lifestyle etc… but finding little Birdie made it worth all of the effort! She’s a very energetic dog, she loves to play, and did you see those ears?! Oh my!

When we met her, She had just been spayed, and between the barking dogs in the shelter and the procedure Birdie was feeling a little peevish. Once we got her home and she got some rest, her energy came back and her personality came out – and boy does she have a big personality!  We’ve done some research and we think Birdie is part Poodle and part Terrier, most likely Birdie has become Frankie’s little shadow. Birdie follows Frankie everywhere, and Frankie loves his little sister. They are inseparable now, and our sweet boy Frankie seems happier than ever. We are so happy to have Birdie in our family!