Courtesy Listings

With the Courtesy Listings, each dog will have a specific contact person listed for interested parties to contact for more information. Other rescues will have their own adoption requirements some of which may vary from ours. Courtesy Listings for private parties are merely a referral, we make no guarantees on them and are relying on the owner to provide accurate information, it is up to the interested parties to determine if it is the right match for them. We do not help them sell their dog, but we do require that the dog be altered before we will post it to our 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.

To view more available dogs through ARSC Click here.

Spock and Misty

"Spock & Misty" are playful littermate 11 year olds that are looking for a new home together.  Their owner passed away and her daughter is currently caring for them but she is allergic to them as well is moving away in a few weeks.  Spock is a neutered blue merle male. Misty is a spayed double merle female who is deaf.  They are very friendly, love kids, fine with other dogs but no idea on cats.  They walk well on leash, are loving and affectionate, love body rubs and looking for lizards and rabbits.  They are used to having a large yard/property to run and play on, are mainly outdoors or in the garage at night (allergies, remember?).  They do need to be updated on their vaccines but are already microchipped.  If you are interested in giving this lovely pair a great retirement home, please contact Zorayda at 818-740-1882  (they are in the Canyon Lake area)


"WEATHER" is a two year old, Female, Border Collie that weighs 45 lbs.

Weather is a smart, loving and active girl! Her back story is that she lived with a family who had several dogs. The owners kept Weather and another female dog tied to trees. Both females got pregnant and Helping Herders Rescue was able to work with the owners to save the sick and malnourished dogs. We took Weather and her babies. Her pups have grown up and headed off to their happy futures. Weather is now ready for a home of her own. She needs a home that won't leave her long hours alone. She can escape a crate but has done well in her bedroom and yard. Weather is still a young girl who needs training and exercise. She is not recommended for cats or very young children. At this time, Weather is polite but has not wanted to share space with other dogs. 

If you are interested in adopting Weather, please fill out our adoption application answer every question even if with "n/a" or it will not submit. We will respond to your application within 24 hours. If you do not hear from us, email us at


"BEAU"  is a neutered male Australian Cattle Dog Mix, he is 2.5 years old, fixed and current on shots (2/2/2018). Beau is a great dog, but has a very high energy level and some anxiety issues. He needs to be on a property with a lot of land and/or with an owner that is home more often. I walk and take Beau to the dog park as often as I can, but he still has a tremendous amount of energy. Beau does pretty well with other dogs although he can get nervous around large dogs. He has a companion dog with which he gets along well (my 4 year old Chihuahua mix Scooter). Beau has not shown aggression towards people except when I have taken him to the vet. However, he can be skittish around new people. He has received training and knows his basic commands. If you are interested in Beau, please contact owner Jaime at (Bakersfield area)  (10-18)


"EMMA" is a 2.5 year old spayed female, possible Aussie mix, about 50 pounds. She is housebroken, knows sit, stay, lay down, roll over, “bang!”(play dead) and she will howl with you. Her favorite things are fetch, swimming (pool and beach), chewing on toys/bones, sitting in the front window watching people walk by, and barking at the dogs that do also. She is good with other dogs (for the most part) when she is not on a leash or behind a fence/separated from other dogs, she’s only had issues with their other dog and dogs that snap/go after her first. She has a ton of energy but gets worn out quickly, after the beach or park or walk, she gets home and sleeps for hours. Unfortunately Emma has had food aggression problems since they got her as a puppy. They have worked with her and a trainer to try to correct the behaviors and she has not improved. Now she is getting aggressive with their other dog over food and toys. They have a 9 month old baby and are afraid of him (and their other dog) getting seriously injured. Emma’s aggression is usually apparent when there is food and/or treats in her possession. She has bitten the husband multiple times (drawn blood but not needed medical attention), the wife once, and she continues to get aggressive with their 20 lb pug mix (pins her to the ground by her neck and rustles her around, while growling). She has only broken skin on her one time, but more serious injury could happen. If you are able to give Emma a loving home with no other dogs or children, and are experienced with dealing with food aggression, please contact Jeannie @ 760-525-1576 or email: If you'd like to fill out our adoption application, we will forward it to her owners: (Costa Mesa)   (10-18)


"SIMBA" is, at best guess, an Aussie x Corgi mix, neutered male about 2-3 yrs old. He was rescued out of a shelter, and now ready for a new home. He loves car rides, doesn't like cats, and would really prefer to get all the attention, so may be best as an only pet. He is a friendly boy, very personable. He is crate trained, knows sit and to hand you his paw, very smart boy 😊 He is not ready for a dog park situation at this point, rather pushy with other male dogs but seems to do okay with easy-going females, just needs time to get to know them. If you are interested in this little cutie, please contact rescuer Alexis at 661-666-1770 (Valencia area)    (9-18)


"CARTER" is a 1 year old, male, Aussie that weights 30lbs.                                                         Carter is a sweet shy fellow. He needs a home with a friendly playful dog who can help him develop more confidence while having fun. This boy has lots of silly antics up his sleeve and can often be found with some new treasure in his mouth ? Carter is from a commercial breeder who did not socialize him. Many things will be new to him. So far, he has done very well with learning to come and is also learning basic house manners. He has done great with his foster siblings (25-50 lbs)! He loves to play with them and often jumps, sits or lays on them. Secure dog friendly yard is a must! No children please. He needs to gain more confidence first. If you are interested in adopting Carter, please fill out an adoption application. We will respond to all received apps within 24hours. If we don't respond, something went wrong and we did not receive your app. Thank you!                                                          (8-18)


"JEWEL" 8 years old, female, short hair Aussie mix.                                                                 Jewell was at a local shelter where she was so shut down, staff members had to carry her when moving her. She was very sick with pyometra, scabies, skin infection and more. They took excellent care of her and we rescued her as soon as we had an open spot.
Jewell has come a long way! She is now healthy, has a gorgeous coat and sweet adoring eye. She is still very shy with new people but usually will take food. Jewell has learned to walk on a leash but still needs coaxing in new situations. Jewell has been great with her foster dog siblings and is very easy to live with. If you would like to give a shy dog a chance and think you want to adopt Jewell, please fill out an adoption application      (8-18)


"MoJo" is a 1 1/2 year old cattle dog mix with great energy and enthusiasm. He is learning his obedience and, with training, would make a great family dog.