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.

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"BROWNIE" is 11 month neutered male Australian Shepherd mix. He is quite small at  22 pounds. He currently lives with two dogs and two cats, getting along with everyone very well. Although he is a social butterfly he does enjoy his naps and alone time. His energy isn't over the top for a puppy, he should be a calmer adult dog. We are looking for a home for him with a backyard where he will get the attention he deserves. A home with another dog or a few dog play dates throughout the week would be great. Brownie is still learning how to walk on a leash, however he is very smart, knowing sit and shake. If you are interested in this little cutie, please contact his owner via email: (Montebello area)  (10-18)


"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)


"LUCY" is a 3 yr old black tri spayed female (40-45 pounds) who's current owner is looking for a loving home where she can be part of the family. She really wants to be indoors with them and the circumstances right now are not allowing that to happen - because of this, she has climbed their 5 foot chain link fence and gotten out - this is a very difficult decision for them, they are trying to do the best for her. She is crate trained and housebroken, walks well on the leash, is friendly with adults and children both, good with other dogs and cats, very sweet and loves to be with you. She does have a tendency to chew up stuffed toys and dog beds, but other than that, Lucy has a medium energy level, she likes to play fetch and would thrive in a home with young male dog to play with, where the owner works from home, is home all day, or can take her to work - she really wants to be with her person(s). Her owners are looking for a home that has a yard for her to run around in and owners that are willing to exercise her daily. If you are interested in Lucy, please contact owner, Nasario, on his cell# 562-313-8031 (Riverside area) (11-18)


"SPAZZY" is a  female, 5 year old, Toy sized Australian Shepherd, 10 lbs.
Spazzy is full of charm and happiness! She is a wigglebutt in motion all the time. Spazzy is a friendly, active and beautiful little girl. If you are looking for a tiny agility buddy, she just may be your partner. Spazzy needs a home where she can learn basic training skills. She was originally rescued from the commercial breeding industry and has not had alot of normal pet dog training. She is ok on leash and can mind her manners if you have clear communication and expectations. Because she has not been raised in a normal environment, we are not recommending she be taken to dog parks and such until she learns to come when called. She is vocal and will sing in delight when you engage her. If you would like to adopt Princess Spazzy, please fill out our adoption application…/adoptionapplication/ Please 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    (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)


"BRADY" is a  Male 1 year old Mini Australian Shepherd 29lbs
Sweet Brady Boy is available for adoption! He was recently rescued from the commercial breeding industry and is now looking forward to learning basic doggie manners and having fun! He needs a home with another friendly dog to play with. A secure and safe fenced doggie yard is a must. He will want to romp and wrestle with his playmate. Brady would like a home where he has his person / family around more often than not. He deserves to be the "baby" in the household! If you are interested in adopting Brady, please fill out our adoption application…/adoptionapplication/ Please 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 9-18)


"ANDY" is a 10 year old, male,  Mini Aussie and weighs 25 pounds
Not only is he adorable, Andy is also a very sweet and loving guy once he gets to know you. He was rescued from a commercial breeder where he was not socialized so he is very skittish and will run when scared. He has been fine with other dogs...not necessarily interested in them but not aggressive either. Andy loves to have company and enjoys treats and pets too. If you are interested in adopting Andy, please fill out an adoption application


"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)


Meet Fluff. Fluff is a black bi-colored (black & white) Australian Shepherd and is about 7 years old. He was an owner surrender to the shelter, because his person was moving. He is very sweet and is really looking to bond with his person. Typical of his Aussie heritage, he is engaging and sweet. He likes to play ball, and he is a gentleman and brings it back to you. He is well socialized with other dogs. He does guard his ball, but is respectful when playing with another dog if that dog gets the ball first. He walks well on a leash, and appears to know some basic obedience. Since he is in a kennel environment, the stimulus is a bit much for him. He does react to the other dogs when they bark at him while on leash. This may be just being in a kennel environment.

If you are interested in meeting our dogs, please fill out an adoption application. We require a pre-approved application to be on file before any meet and greets are scheduled. The electronic application can be found on our website at (6-18)


"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.