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Our Beautiful Selection of Dogs to Adopt!

We request that our Adopters fill out an application, sign a contract, pass a Home Inspection and pay an Adoption fee to Cute Odyssey Inc, which will help rescuing more babies.

Some people think that, since they are willing to take a homeless dog off our hands, we should give them the dog without an adoption fee. Well, that would be nice, and in a perfect world, it would be possible. But vet care for our rescue dogs costs money, which we must recover, at least in part, in order to go on rescuing. Each dog must have a physical examination, receive any required vaccinations (for rabies, parvo virus, etc.), flea prevention, and be spayed or neutered at the very least. MOST dogs that come into rescue need a dental and they are around $350 on average. The rescue pays for these procedures just like private owners. We almost never qualify for discounts.

For the most part, our adoption fees reflect the medical expenses incurred for a particular dog. Other factors in adoption fees are age and health of the dog. All other monies go into a fund, which helps pay the medical bills for dogs that require unusually expensive care -- bills that an adoption fee could not cover. We do not accept personal checks for adoption fees, you must pay with cash or a bank or postal money order.

Please keep this fact in mind: The adoption fee for a cuteodyssey rescue is usually somewhere between $300 and $500. Pairs can be more, depending on age. At $400 that works out to less than 8 cents /day for a 15 year lifespan! Compare that to the money you squander on many less rewarding purchases and activities. The going rate for a puppy at a pet store - a puppy that, in all likelihood came from a puppy mill - is between $500 and $1200 and you still have to pay for vaccinations and spaying or neutering on top of that.

And please keep in mind...if you are bored please shop for shoes, not for our dogs. Our dogs are NOT for sale. Dogs are living creatures, we cannot guarantee their health and their behavior in their new home. Dogs react differently in various environments and with a variety of people. If you are not happy with your adoption we may be able to take the dog back, but we do not refund adoption fees.

Each potential adopter will have only 15 minutes with the dog from now on. Please, if you are not really seriously interested, do not take the full 15 minutes to let us know you do not want to adopt. Spare our dogs' time. Also, please be aware that some dogs will not warm up to you right away and that they also may already love the foster and may want to please her or him, so unless you are prepared to work with the dog to gain his affection and trust do not waste our and your time. We do not have time to chat with you unless you are a real dog lover.

We are not here to help you getting a tiny designer dog at a cheap price, please look somewhere else.  Some dogs like Yorkies and Yorkie mixes bond very closely to our fosters, do not hold it against the dog. If you are looking for a perfect dog and you are not willing to work with our dogs, please do not contact us.

OUR TIME IS FOR OUR RESCUE DOGS ONLY, NOT TO CATER TO THE ADOPTERS. PLEASE BE SENSITIVE TO OUR MISSION. WE DO NOT HAVE TIME FOR LOOKIE LOOS. We are not here to save you from boredom, but to help these babies finding a great family. DO NOT WASTE OUR TIME.

http://cuteodyssey.org/adopt/

Legal notes:

To all potential adopters of our dogs:
The exact age of each individual dog is in some cases never actually known, as many of our rescued dogs have no history of ever having had homes. We do our best to get as many Veterinary opinions on the approximate age of each dog and their best guess at the general age range, judging from the health, dental examination, and many other factors, but most importantly, our personal Veterinary doctors opinion. Canine teeth generally begin to show some wear at about 5 years old. Vets also examine the eyes to see if the dog has signs of age related changes. Taking all of this into consideration and comparing it with the average lifespan of the particular breed can give a good approximation of a dog's age. We do our very best to keep you as accurately informed as possible.
Thank you for considering giving a homeless pet a forever loving home.

Integrity and Collection of your Personal Information:

Cute odyssey, Inc. reserves the right to decline any potential adopter
application if the information submitted is: inaccurate or falsified,
if you are misrepresenting the truth falsely. Such as; legal name,
age, address, or occupation. We must stand by these rules in order to
find the best possible potential homes for our rescued animals. Please
submit your information accurately, complete and up to date. Thank
you.
doG Bless
Cute Odyssey Inc.
our website: http://cuteodyssey.org
page with our babies for adoption and contract: http://cuteodyssey.org/adopt/
Email: Contact@cuteodyssey.org
Phone: ( 858) 568- 3732
"If you are bored, shop for Shoes, not for our Dogs. Our dogs are NOT for sale. Thank you for your consideration."
"Dogs are living creatures, we cannot guarantee their health and their behavior in their new home."
"Dogs react differently in various environments and with a variety of people."
 

Adopting A Friend

http://cuteodyssey.org/adopt/

Our Beautiful Selection of Dogs to Adopt!

We request that our Adopters fill out an application, sign a contract, pass a Home Inspection and pay an Adoption fee to Cute Odyssey Inc, which will help rescuing more babies.

Some people think that, since they are willing to take a homeless dog off our hands, we should give them the dog without an adoption fee. Well, that would be nice, and in a perfect world, it would be possible. But vet care for our rescue dogs costs money, which we must recover, at least in part, in order to go on rescuing. Each dog must have a physical examination, receive any required vaccinations (for rabies, parvo virus, etc.), flea prevention, and be spayed or neutered at the very least. MOST dogs that come into rescue need a dental and they are around $350 on average. The rescue pays for these procedures just like private owners. We almost never qualify for discounts.

For the most part, our adoption fees reflect the medical expenses incurred for a particular dog. Other factors in adoption fees are age and health of the dog. All other monies go into a fund, which helps pay the medical bills for dogs that require unusually expensive care -- bills that an adoption fee could not cover. We do not accept personal checks for adoption fees, you must pay with cash or a bank or postal money order.

Please keep this fact in mind: The adoption fee for a cuteodyssey rescue is usually somewhere between $300 and $500. Pairs can be more, depending on age. At $400 that works out to less than 8 cents /day for a 15 year lifespan! Compare that to the money you squander on many less rewarding purchases and activities. The going rate for a puppy at a pet store - a puppy that, in all likelihood came from a puppy mill - is between $500 and $1200 and you still have to pay for vaccinations and spaying or neutering on top of that.

And please keep in mind...if you are bored please shop for shoes, not for our dogs. Our dogs are NOT for sale. Dogs are living creatures, we cannot guarantee their health and their behavior in their new home. Dogs react differently in various environments and with a variety of people. If you are not happy with your adoption we may be able to take the dog back, but we do not refund adoption fees.

Each potential adopter will have only 15 minutes with the dog from now on. Please, if you are not really seriously interested, do not take the full 15 minutes to let us know you do not want to adopt. Spare our dogs' time. Also, please be aware that some dogs will not warm up to you right away and that they also may already love the foster and may want to please her or him, so unless you are prepared to work with the dog to gain his affection and trust do not waste our and your time. We do not have time to chat with you unless you are a real dog lover.

We are not here to help you getting a tiny designer dog at a cheap price, please look somewhere else.  Some dogs like Yorkies and Yorkie mixes bond very closely to our fosters, do not hold it against the dog. If you are looking for a perfect dog and you are not willing to work with our dogs, please do not contact us.

OUR TIME IS FOR OUR RESCUE DOGS ONLY, NOT TO CATER TO THE ADOPTERS. PLEASE BE SENSITIVE TO OUR MISSION. WE DO NOT HAVE TIME FOR LOOKIE LOOS. We are not here to save you from boredom, but to help these babies finding a great family. DO NOT WASTE OUR TIME.

Legal notes:

To all potential adopters of our dogs:
The exact age of each individual dog is in some cases never actually known, as many of our rescued dogs have no history of ever having had homes. We do our best to get as many Veterinary opinions on the approximate age of each dog and their best guess at the general age range, judging from the health, dental examination, and many other factors, but most importantly, our personal Veterinary doctors opinion. Canine teeth generally begin to show some wear at about 5 years old. Vets also examine the eyes to see if the dog has signs of age related changes. Taking all of this into consideration and comparing it with the average lifespan of the particular breed can give a good approximation of a dog's age. We do our very best to keep you as accurately informed as possible.
Thank you for considering giving a homeless pet a forever loving home.

Integrity and Collection of your Personal Information:

Cute odyssey, Inc. reserves the right to decline any potential adopter
application if the information submitted is: inaccurate or falsified,
if you are misrepresenting the truth falsely. Such as; legal name,
age, address, or occupation. We must stand by these rules in order to
find the best possible potential homes for our rescued animals. Please
submit your information accurately, complete and up to date. Thank
you.

Who We Are

• The History of How Cuteodyssey Came to Be •

http://cuteodyssey.org/history.html

CuteOdyssey was created because of my dogs, Ulisse, Penelope and Telemaco and my first blind and deaf foster dog, Ricky, who then became my own dog. I owe everything to all the rescues that rejected my application, when I applied for one of their dogs. These rescues are dear to my heart as their rejection pushed me to get a dirty, messy pound dog from the Downey shelter. That dog was Ulisse, my first dog. I drove for the first time to La to pick up this dog that I never met. Driving back from LA, I looked at him and realized how hard his journey had been to get to me. He walked many streets and roads and avenues to come home to me, like Ulisse in the Homer's Odyssey did, that is why I called him Ulisse.

No one can understand how hard is to live all your life without love and without compassion but I knew, because I grew up without it all my life. Self worth was low in my life until I met Ulisse. I was a stranger in a foreign land, waiting to find my home. Ulisse did not come to me to find his home, he came to me to help me find mine. I found my home in the USA, when I met him. It is true home is where Your heart is and my heart belong to my babies, my dogs.

They gave me what I have been searching all my life. I was a gypsy looking for a place to stay and some stability. I traveled the seven seas, I lived in many countries and cities but even when I moved here I felt unstable, until I met Ulisse. I knew that no one could give me stabilty, I had to find it inside myself, deep in my heart. Ulisse was able to find the real me and give me back to life. I was dead and He gave me my life back, I was reborn with his kisses, with his licks and tail wagging.

I learned what life was about and what made me really happy. When I first met Ulisse, He did not look like the picture I saw on the shelter website, His hair was chopped off. He had a few bunches of hair left. He had an under bite, which then scared me (now I adore). I then did not know how sick Ulisse was. The shelter said that I had 5 days to return him. I took him to the vet, who found out that my first ever dog, was dying. He had Pneumonia, ear infections, kennel cough, tapeworm, flea infestations, skin disease. He was kept in the hospital for a few days but the vet was not sure he could make it. I begged my boss at work to let me take Ulisse to work every day as he was very sick. He agreed. Ulisse would sit on my lap so weak every day. I took him for a break out and he was so calm and gentle. Finally after a month he got better.

My boss asked me to stop taking him to work so I asked to work from home. He agreed to give few days. I could not leave Ulisse alone for too long, so I looked for a job closer to home. I found one. I also got him a little Sister/wife Penelope, another shih tzu with one functioning eye and one blue eye that was not working properly.

When I and my husband divorced, I had no idea where to live, had no money and no family here. I searched a long time until I found a place that would allow me to keep my dogs. The place was too small and had no yard and my dogs were suffering there. I became friends with Paul who had a house near the beach. He helped me try to find a place but eventually rented a spare room in his house to me. Paul was a vegetarian like I am and shared the same love of animals, so the situation was perfect for me, Ulisse and Penelope. Paul loved my dogs like they were his. He worked from home so they spent the mornings with him and with me the rest of the day. We took lots of long walks around the nice, hilly neighborhood.

One day at work a customer/client was moving over here from Florida with a 3-4 month old shih tzu and wanted to take him to the shelter as he was too tired to look for a place that would allow him to keep his dog. My colleagues told him about me and that I loved shih tzus. He decided to relinquish his dog to me. Paul said it was ok and fell in love with him at first sight. He spent the mornings sleeping at Paul’s feet and with me and the pack the rest of the time. Since the day I brought him home, Telemaco has been my little spoiled-rotten boy. My cuteodyssey was completed or so I thought.

After several months I moved to East County to look for my own house to purchase. While renting I started fostering for a dog rescue a blind a deaf shih tzu named Ricky. He stole my heart. I decide to keep fostering the oldest dogs and I got two more shih tzus, one was 10, who I later adopted and one was 13, who died a few months later. Paul missed the dogs and wanted to get his own shih tzu, so he adopted Zeus, a gorgeous black and white shih tzu puppy.

I decided to start my own shih tzu rescue and Paul wanted to help me out, so I applied for my 501C3 and now we are officially a San Diego shih tzu rescue. We fixed up my property making it more dog-friendly and then we created the website on which you are reading this story.

I’m gratified for what I’ve accomplished, having come by myself to this country from a tiny, poor town in Sicily, never having had a dog before, and now I’m a US Citizen and CEO of a wonderful dog rescue which has saved nearly 200 dogs since it opened in Jan 2011. It’s very rewarding to help so many innocent creatures!

There will be much more to write but you will have to wait................for more.  

If you want to check our story on video please click here: http://youtu.be/N0i6bco4fK0e      

 

 

http://cuteodyssey.org

Cuteodyssey Rescue is primarily a Shih Tzu Rescue (although we do take other breeds and mixes), located in S Cali. We are a 501(c)(3) non profit organization, tax ID number: 27-441-9788. Look for us soon proudly listed in Guidestar, the national database of non-profit organizations. We love dogs and we love to see them enhance a life. Our goals are two-fold. First, we want to save shelter dogs and secondly, we want your life to be improved by matching a wonderful dog to a safe, loving and caring family. No one should have to live without a furry little friend, when there are so many of these little munchkins needing loving homes.

 

 

Nowadays, we visit area shelters and rescue small dogs, usually between 3 and 15 pounds. Occasionally, we will also have dogs available that have been relinquished by their owners, for one reason or another. All our dogs are given their basic shots, rabies vaccine, flea and tick treatment, worming medication, vet checked, micro chipped, and are spayed/neutered. We keep the dog in our home for some TLC and evaluation in regard to its temperament, socialization, and health, in order to make the best possible fit for a prospective adopter.

The dogs you visit on our website are living in our home as loved members of our family. They beg at the table at meals, sleep in our beds, snuggle in our laps while we watch TV, go for rides in the car, chase the mop, and happily celebrate our return home, even after just taking out the garbage!!! We are not a shelter. This is our home and everyone that comes into our home has the run of it. (We have a lot of tile and hard wood!!) Sleeping kennels, cozy cages, and warm comfy couches, chairs and laps.

Forgive us if we seem to be intrusive when applying for a dog. We are extremely picky in choosing homes for our little ones and WICKEDLY protective. Once they become members of our family, we treat them as we would our own children when we're placing them in a new home. Although we don't have a history on the dog's past or know how it got to the shelter, we do have a sense of its character and needs. If you see a little one that you'd like to adopt, please fill out an application. We get quite a lot of email, so please be patient with us, as we do try to get back to each and every person. (We don't monitor our message machine very well, but we do monitor our email).

If we feel that you would be a good match for one of our little ones, we will phone or email you and make an appointment for you to see the dog. All dogs are shown in our home by appointment. We, generally, do not adopt our little ones to families with children. Our babies are children themselves and deserve your full attention. Thanks for checking with us and we hope you enjoy Legal notes:

To all potential adopters of our dogs:
The exact age of each individual dog is in some cases never actually known, as many of our rescued dogs have no history of ever having had homes. We do our best to get as many Veterinary opinions on the approximate age of each dog and their best guess at the general age range, judging from the health, dental examination, and many other factors, but most importantly, our personal Veterinary doctors opinion. Canine teeth generally begin to show some wear at about 5 years old. Vets also examine the eyes to see if the dog has signs of age related changes. Taking all of this into consideration and comparing it with the average lifespan of the particular breed can give a good approximation of a dog's age. We do our very best to keep you as accurately informed as possible.
Thank you for considering giving a homeless pet a forever loving home.our web site.

doG Bless
Cute Odyssey Inc.
our website: http://cuteodyssey.org
page with our babies for adoption : http://cuteodyssey.org/adopt/
Email: Contact@cuteodyssey.org
Phone:( 858) 568- 3732
"If you are bored, shop for Shoes, not for our Dogs. Our dogs are NOT for sale. Thank you for your consideration."
"Dogs are living creatures, we cannot guarantee their health and their behavior in their new home."
"Dogs react differently in various environments and with a variety of people."
 

 

Come Visit Us

http://cuteodyssey.org

Please ask for an application, only if serious and 100% sure.

 

before calling us:

Our Beautiful Selection of Dogs to Adopt!

We request that our Adopters fill out an application, sign a contract, pass a Home Inspection and pay an Adoption fee to Cute Odyssey Inc, which will help rescuing more babies.

Some people think that, since they are willing to take a homeless dog off our hands, we should give them the dog without an adoption fee. Well, that would be nice, and in a perfect world, it would be possible. But vet care for our rescue dogs costs money, which we must recover, at least in part, in order to go on rescuing. Each dog must have a physical examination, receive any required vaccinations (for rabies, parvo virus, etc.), flea prevention, and be spayed or neutered at the very least. MOST dogs that come into rescue need a dental and they are around $350 on average. The rescue pays for these procedures just like private owners. We almost never qualify for discounts.

For the most part, our adoption fees reflect the medical expenses incurred for a particular dog. Other factors in adoption fees are age and health of the dog. All other monies go into a fund, which helps pay the medical bills for dogs that require unusually expensive care -- bills that an adoption fee could not cover. We do not accept personal checks for adoption fees, you must pay with cash or a bank or postal money order.

Please keep this fact in mind: The adoption fee for a cuteodyssey rescue is usually somewhere between $300 and $500. Pairs can be more, depending on age. At $400 that works out to less than 8 cents /day for a 15 year lifespan! Compare that to the money you squander on many less rewarding purchases and activities. The going rate for a puppy at a pet store - a puppy that, in all likelihood came from a puppy mill - is between $500 and $1200 and you still have to pay for vaccinations and spaying or neutering on top of that.

And please keep in mind...if you are bored please shop for shoes, not for our dogs. Our dogs are NOT for sale. Dogs are living creatures, we cannot guarantee their health and their behavior in their new home. Dogs react differently in various environments and with a variety of people. If you are not happy with your adoption we may be able to take the dog back, but we do not refund adoption fees.

Each potential adopter will have only 15 minutes with the dog from now on. Please, if you are not really seriously interested, do not take the full 15 minutes to let us know you do not want to adopt. Spare our dogs' time. Also, please be aware that some dogs will not warm up to you right away and that they also may already love the foster and may want to please her or him, so unless you are prepared to work with the dog to gain his affection and trust do not waste our and your time. We do not have time to chat with you unless you are a real dog lover.

We are not here to help you getting a tiny designer dog at a cheap price, please look somewhere else.  Some dogs like Yorkies and Yorkie mixes bond very closely to our fosters, do not hold it against the dog. If you are looking for a perfect dog and you are not willing to work with our dogs, please do not contact us.

OUR TIME IS FOR OUR RESCUE DOGS ONLY, NOT TO CATER TO THE ADOPTERS. PLEASE BE SENSITIVE TO OUR MISSION. WE DO NOT HAVE TIME FOR LOOKIE LOOS. We are not here to save you from boredom, but to help these babies finding a great family. DO NOT WASTE OUR TIME.

Legal notes:

To all potential adopters of our dogs:
The exact age of each individual dog is in some cases never actually known, as many of our rescued dogs have no history of ever having had homes. We do our best to get as many Veterinary opinions on the approximate age of each dog and their best guess at the general age range, judging from the health, dental examination, and many other factors, but most importantly, our personal Veterinary doctors opinion. Canine teeth generally begin to show some wear at about 5 years old. Vets also examine the eyes to see if the dog has signs of age related changes. Taking all of this into consideration and comparing it with the average lifespan of the particular breed can give a good approximation of a dog's age. We do our very best to keep you as accurately informed as possible.
Thank you for considering giving a homeless pet a forever loving home.

Integrity and Collection of your Personal Information:

Cute odyssey, Inc. reserves the right to decline any potential adopter
application if the information submitted is: inaccurate or falsified,
if you are misrepresenting the truth falsely. Such as; legal name,
age, address, or occupation. We must stand by these rules in order to
find the best possible potential homes for our rescued animals. Please
submit your information accurately, complete and up to date. Thank
you.
doG Bless
Cute Odyssey Inc.
our website: http://cuteodyssey.org
page with our babies for adoption and contract: http://cuteodyssey.org/adopt/
Email: Contact@cuteodyssey.org
Phone: ( 858) 568- 3732
"If you are bored, shop for Shoes, not for our Dogs. Our dogs are NOT for sale. Thank you for your consideration."
"Dogs are living creatures, we cannot guarantee their health and their behavior in their new home."
"Dogs react differently in various environments and with a variety of people."
 

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