Aussie Rescue SoCal, Inc.
This website is dedicated to promoting the adoption of homeless Australian Shepherds in the Southern California area (Kern, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties).

** A Dog's Will To Another Dog **

Before humans die, they write their last Will and Testament, give their home & all they have, to those they leave behind.  If, with my paws, I could do the same, this is what I'd ask....
To a poor and lonely stray I'd give:

- My happy home,
- My bowl & cozy bed, soft pillows and all my toys,
- The lap, which I loved so much,
- The hand that stroked my fur & the sweet voice which spoke my name.
I'd Will to the sad, scared shelter dog, the place I had in my human's loving heart, of which there seemed no bounds.
So when I die, please do not say, "I will never have another pet again, for the loss and pain is more than I can stand."
Instead, go find an unloved dog, one whose life has held no joy or hope and give MY place to HIM.
This is the only thing I can give....
     The love I left behind.

-Author Unknown

They are $15 each, includes postage
you can either order via paypal >>
or postage mail a check to Aussie Rescue SoCal to P.O. Box 148, Perris CA 92570
Please specify how many and who to mail them to - any questions, please email:

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Once again, it's time for the calendars!   If you have a rescued Aussie, we'd love to have a brief story along with a picture of your kid, to use for each month.  Larger size, high resolution pictures, that have good clear crisp colors are best - those taken outside usually come out pretty good.  No professionally done pictures can be used due to copyright. Can also use smaller ones to 'fill in' the blank squares each month 
- especially if they are holiday or seasonally oriented  :]   Email them to (or for more information):

BANDIT is a neutered male Shepherdy mix, about 9 yrs old, great with other dogs, loves people, but not so good with cats. He is an active senior that is an absolute sweetheart!  He does have discoid lupus but it has responded well to treatment which runs about $10 a month - click here for more info

  click here for to see video of Kate

KATE has been adopted!!

OLLIE is a 7 yr old neutered male Border Collie that was bailed out of a shelter when no one claimed or adopted him.  He is a great guy, very sweet, a little reserved at first and takes a little to warm up to youHe enjoys the company of other dogs but is a little too interested in cats. We've had his right knee repaired with a TPLO but because of the severity of the osteoarthritis in his left knee, it wasn't an option for that side.

He's recovered wonderfully from his surgery, getting around great, thinks he should be chasing the ball whenever he goes outside, but because of his left knee, he really should be limited on that.  He has been living with 9 yr old & up kids in his foster home and fine with them, rides great in the car, soft mouth when taking treats, and knows some basic obedience, just a wonderful companion!   If you are interested in Ollie, please follow the directions at the link in filling out our adoption application:  and email it to:   (fostered in the Pinon Hills area)

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click to go to our facebook page:

Available Dogs through Foster Care or Private Homes

Petfinder site for Aussie Rescue SoCal, Inc
Mini Aussie Rescue & Support, Inc. - based in N.H.
                                  San Diego Aussie Rescue's Facebook page

Adoption Application
  Australian Shepherd Personality and Character
   Happy Endings
   In Memory Of.....
  Things to do to Place your Dog in a New Home
  Lost and Found Aussies
  List of Trainers/Classes
  List of shelters in Southern California
    Other Informational Websites
   Recommended Reading
   Cool Links
   Contact Us
   Interested in Fostering?  Read this
    Foster Home Application 

Aussie Rescue SoCal's "Open Your Heart Program" -
Please consider signing up to become a long term, permanent foster home for a senior, or possibly one requiring hospice care, Aussie - we have a new program called Open Your Heart, and we are looking for loving homes to take one of these special *kids* in for whatever time they have left, giving them the love and care and safe harbor they deserve, and Aussie Rescue SoCal will provide for their veterinary expenses.  Please contact Karyl  if you are interested in becoming involved in this or donating to keep this program going!

Aussies and many other herding breeds can be sensitive to certain drugs - Washington State University has developed a simple testing kit to screen for the mutant MDR 1 gene.  For more information please go to their website:

Want to know what Ivermectin can do to an Aussie that has the MDR1 gene?
click here to read Bristol's story of
eating some sheep droppings from livestock that had just been wormed with oral Ivermectin.
watch you tube videos of her recovery:

*** Ralphs Community Contribution Program ***
New contribution year begins September 1, 2016
 Help Aussie Rescue SoCal every time you do your grocery shopping and it won't cost you a thing - simply sign up to participate in Ralphs Community Contribution Program and then swipe your Ralphs Club Card every time you shop.
Every September 1st begins a new contribution year. If you signed up previously, you will need to re-enroll. Simply go to . Click on "Services", then "Community Contribution", then click the "enroll" tab. Type in "Aussie Rescue SoCal". You will need to have your Ralph's card handy so you can enter your 13-digit Club Card number, which is located on the back of your card. Once your enrollment is activated, Ralphs donations begin helping us every time you shop.
Ralphs pays on a quarterly basis, based on the following monthly purchases (not to exceed $150 per household per quarter):
    * Up to $200 - 1%
    * $200.01-$350 - 2%
    * $350.01-$500 - 3%
    * Over $500 - 4%
Don't have a card? Go to any Ralphs store or log onto to sign up for your
club card today!

If you shop online, you can help raise money for Aussie Rescue SoCal every time you shop!  The iGive Button makes it simple, it's free to sign up, click on the logo below - and just go through iGive whenever you shop online at over 1400 stores that participate - stores like,,,,,,,, Land's End,,,,, and on and on!!


Looking for a fun, easy and no cost way to support Aussie Rescue SoCal?  We are now a charity of choice on the Walk for A Dog app from WoofTrax.  Simply download the app on your phone, select Aussie Rescue SoCal as your charity and start walking!  For every mile walked by our supporters, WoofTrax donates funds.  The app is free so walk your dog and help our rescued ones. is now participating with Aussie Rescue SoCal to offer customers the opportunity to help a great cause while shopping. When you use a for company-specific coupons to save at some of your favorite businesses like Golfsmith , LEGO, or Swarovski, a percentage of what you purchase will be donated back to Aussie Rescue SoCal.

This site is a networking of several different rescue volunteers, some affiliated with a national rescue group, some doing Aussie Rescue privately.  A portion of the dogs pictured here are in volunteer foster homes for a rescue, in which case there is usually a phone interview, an adoption application to fill out and a home check to be done, varying from group to group....most all ask for a donation (average is $250-300) and have a contract to sign regarding the adoption.  All of the dogs are spayed/neutered and current on their vaccinations prior to being put up for adoption.  There are also dogs that are still in the private homes and we are merely trying to help the owner re-home their dog by way of fee or contract to any rescue required.   We don't help them sell their dog, but we do require that the dog be altered before we will post it to the site so the owner may ask for reimbursement of that cost, if it was done to meet our requirements.  Any placement/home requirements for these dogs are up to their owner.  Each of the dogs pictured has a contact person listed with them, via e-mail addy and/or phone number and you would need contact that person directly for more information of any dog you are interested in.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?    e-mail  Karyl:
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