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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"RINGO" is an 8 yr old neutered male Aussie that needs a home with no small children, a larger yard and someone that has the time to exercise and play with him.  He is housebroken and well behaved in the house, likes frisbee, car rides, walks and being with his people    He has a medium energy level, very friendly with both men and women and meeting strangers - but nervous/anxious with kids....his current home has a 3 yr old toddler and he recently has bitten her in the lower cheek when he was cornered by her.  He has been okay with cats, fair with other dogs, doesn't like them (or kids) in his face/personal space.  Ringo would really like a home that is looking for a wonderful Aussie like him, to play with and hang out with, and he would be your devoted friend.  If you are interested in this handsome fella, please email:  (Oceanside area)


"GRACIE" needs a new home asap! Per owner, she is an Australian Shepherd / German Shepherd mix, about 75lbs. She is just over 1 year old, good with people and other dogs. Gracie can be fearful of men initially but warms up. She has also attended training classes. If you are interested in giving Gracie a  great home, please contact Jim at (951)219-1386. Let's help Gracie find a family who can give her the time, exercise and attention she needs ❤️


Foxy is a Female Mini Australian Shepherd. She is 4 years old and 28lbs.

"FOXY" is a sweet but very shy girl. Once she gets comfortable with people and the world around her, she will be amazing. What this girl lacks in experience, she makes up with a big heart! Foxy is curious and very very fast. She loves to run in the yard and chase bunnies. Unknown with other dogs. Not recommended for young kids or cats. If you would like to adopt Foxy and help this scared girl overcome her fears, please fill out an adoption application


"BOSLEY" is a nice guy! He has been well trained and has good manners. He loves people and enjoys giving kisses, ride in the car and go for walks. Bosley has shown a lot of excited interest in small animals (cats and bunnies). He will chase them. If you are interested in adopting Bosley, please complete an adoption application at

Cody and Dexter

CODY & DEXTER are both 7 yr old neutered males, probably Cattle Dog x Aussie mixes, that would prefer to stay together if possible.  Sadly their owner passed away and no one in the family is able to take them in, as well as having to sell the house they have been living in to pay for medical costs incurred.  Per the family, they have been primarily outdoor dogs, but have come in occasionally with no problems, love to play fetch/ball, very friendly meeting people, adults and children both, tolerate the 2 cats they currently live with, may be okay with other dogs, but really only see them on walks.  They are wonderful boys, still very energetic, desperately want someone to give them some attention and exercise - their owner had been sick with cancer for awhile and unable to do much with them.  If you can give these boys a loving home, please contact Joseph via email:  (they are in the Riverside area)


8-9yrs old, Border Collie,Male,45lbs

"MICKEY"  likes to go on walks with his people and then curl up on the couch afterward. He knows sit, shake, down and is house trained. He has been good with other dogs, unknown with cats. Mickey also has significant hearing loss due to age and may not be able to hear at all. If you are interested in adopting Mickey, please fill out an adoption application


Lily, 6 months, Female, Small mix breed, 25lbs

"LILY" is a happy, fun loving puppy once she is comfortable with you. She loves walks, cuddling on the couch and lounging outdoors. Lily will chase small moving animals (bunnies, squirrels and such) so best to not be in a home with cats. Her foster family has been working hard to train her on the basics and she is doing very well. If you are interested in adopting Lily, please fill out an adoption application



Australian Shepherd/Cattle dog mix, Male, 35lbs, 12 years old.

"GRAMPA JAKE" was running along the 52 for at least 2 days. Luckily, he was rescued by CHP and SD Animal Control before anything really bad happened to him. Poor guy was very hungry and tired once he arrived at the shelter. He was severely dehydrated, skinny and had upset tummy. No owner came for this sweet guy and he was in desperate need of rescue. San Diego Animal Control reached out to us and kindly took care of his painful mouth,  pulling five teeth! This poor fella now has no front teeth but he feels so much better. He has received full blood panels and finished treatment for Ehrlicia. Vet said most recent bloodwork (after treatment) looks great. He has done very well with his foster family and is now ready for his furever home. If you are interested in adopting Grandpa Jake, please fill out an adoption application


Jewell 6 year old Female About 45lbs Aussie mix, short hair

"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 eyes. 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. Adopt Me


"POE" is a 4 yr old neutered male in need of an experienced Aussie owner. One that understands, Aussies as a breed, need to be mentally stimulated as well as directed as to what you want or don’t want, from them. He has a high drive to please and wants a person that is confident in what they are expecting of him.  He is well behaved in the house, housebroken, prefers to be with you whether it is inside or out. He has been socially playful while living with cats, and other dogs.  Poe has not lived with kids but has been neutral in their company when around them.   He isn’t a “swimmer” but familiar with pools and knows to go around them. He will run thru wading pools or lay on the steps of a built in.  He is a good protector, loving and sweet once he knows you.   If you are interested in Poe, please contact Jill @ 818-219-3086  (Sunland area) texting is best


 "ABBI" We have nicknamed her Abracadabra! It is like magic how she came to us so panicked and scared of all the city noises/happenings but has relaxed in our country setting Abbi gets scared when there are alot of unknown things occurring around her. She will try to flee the area. She needs a comfortable calm and happy introduction to people. So far she has been great with the other dogs and is very playful. We love this little girl! She has a smile that energizes you and encourages you to keep going. Abbi would be a great buddy dog for someone who has positive energy, lives in a quiet environment and wants to be active. While she doesn't enjoy city walks, she does love to hike and play ball. Abbi loves water!! She is still a young girl and needs training. Familiarity with her breed is a must! If you are interested in Abbi, please fill out an adoption application…/adoptionapplication/



 "MOLLY" is a 7 month old spayed female, German Shepherd x Cattle Dog mix at best guess per the vet.  She is current on her vaccinations and microchipped, housebroken, and loves her toys and chews    She is excellent with other dogs, currently lives with a 3 pound Chihuahua, has had limited interaction with kids, seems okay, a very smart and sweet girl.  She was found on the streets and when no one claimed her, her rescuers took her in and got her vet checked, etc, and ready for adoption.  If you are interested in this sweet girl, please call Lydia or Richard @ 951-783-0437 or 951-309-3641  (Menifee area) 


  "Sherlock" is a smart and willing guy! He loves to play with toys and hang out with his person. Sherlock is still learning basic training skills. He was rescued with several of his siblings just 1 day before they were due to be picked up by animal control. These babies were part of two litters that were running around on a ranch. The pups all seem to be friendly just not trained or exposed to much. Sherlock learns very easily and wants to partner with someone. If you are interested in helping this boy reach his full potential please fill out an adoption application


"DASH" is 6 yr old blue merle neutered male Aussie.  He is house broken and good in the house, loves to play fetch, he know commands like sit, shake hands, stay, and is current on his vaccinations.  Dash is not good with other dogs initially - he has over the years learned to play with another family member's small dogs, but his first reaction to other dogs is to bark and lunge at them.  His current owners recently moved into a retirement community and he is not doing well with the smaller yard and closer quarters to other dogs - he is barking at other dogs when they are walked by and neighbors are complaining.  He is active and loves to go on walks and likes to play fetch.  They are looking for a good and loving home for him with someone that can give him plenty of exercise.  He does take time to warm up to strangers, may growl at first but has never bitten or snapped at anyone.  Interested parties can contact Dash's owner via email:  (Apple Valley area)


"TEDDY" is 8 years old, and 45lbs.  He has been living alone with my mother-in-law and her husband who have severely neglected him since my wife moved out 3 years ago.  Both are addicts, and after having neglected Teddy for several years, have decided they no longer want to keep him at all, and began talking about having him euthanized last week.   He was originally purchased from a pet store and listed as an Aussie Mix, although we are not quite sure mixed with what.  We have had a friend of mine, who actually trains Aussies, take a look at him and spend some time with him and she thinks he is mixed with Saint Bernard.  This trainer also said that Teddy with need a bit of training, as he has obvious separation anxiety, and has shown aggression towards smaller dogs.  She is confident however that with training he can be corrected away from these behaviors.  My wife and I have been walking him every night for the past two weeks, in an effort to get him comfortable around people and other dogs again, and there have been no major problems.  We decided to have him groomed as we hoped it would lessen the pain he was in from all of the matted and tangled fur.  The groomer informed us that he was quite infested with flees, and he seems to be significantly happy now that he has been shaven.  My wife and I both love Teddy, but with our current living situation, and the fact that we already have two small dogs, we just can not take him into our home at this time.  We have reached out to a few other people and rescue groups, but we are desperately looking for a good home for him where he will be loved and cherished for the beautiful animal that he is."  If anyone is able to help Teddy, please contact Eden @ 626 472 4442  (LA/Glendora area)


"COLT" needs a new home asap! He is not good with the other dogs he is living with. 
Per owner:
"Colt is an amazing, athletic, smart, eager to please dog who knows basic commands as well as functional ones like staying out of the kitchen. He needs a home with no other dogs and an owner who can make sure he is safe around other dogs. He loves to cuddle and would be  an ideal dog for a VERY active person who likes to hike and run. He runs 3-5 miles a day and gets out to play with a ChuckIt 2-3 times a day. He currently has 1/2 acre to run around and is on a raw diet due to skin allergies when I got him. He was neutered a little over a year ago in the hopes that it would minimize the aggression.  He is a happy and healthy dog outside of the aggression and I desperately want to find him a home that I feel he will be properly cared for. We  have a house cat whom he gets along with, they walk around together and sit near each other, though I never have them together unmonitored. Gets along great with kids, pukes in the car every time with or without food in his tummy"
Please contact Jenelle at 619)997-1439. Text is best. 



KeelyPer owner: I am needing to rehome my Australian Shepherd / Border Collie mix - Keely. She's a sweet smart loving 6 year old, spayed, and up to date on all her shots. She has always been slightly aggressive and anxious around other dogs. We did puppy training and worked with her at the dog park, however she mostly wants to be left alone and keeps to herself and her owner. We have another dog in our house and they've gotten into a few fights over the years mostly over food. However, with proper care and responsibility all this is manageable. If you know her tendencies (leave before she gets too tired, don't put her collar on when other dogs are close, keep her on a short leash while walking by other dogs, etc.) and are willing to work with her she is able to be taken to the dog park and walked. We haven't had any issues in over a year. That said, we now have an 18 month old daughter. At first the dogs were uninterested in the baby. Now that she's 1 and a half and more mobile, it's become an issue. Keely has been getting increasingly uncomfortable around her. We never leave them unsupervised and worked with showing our daughter how to respect the dogs space and not bother them. However, over the weekend she got too close and Keely bit her in the face. Luckily, there was no major damage. She didn't break the skin, but it was still traumatizing. We need to rehome her as we cannot wait for this to happen again or worse. Ideally she'd do best in a home that understands an Aussie's demeanor and tendencies and no children. I would ideally like to find a new home for her by the weekend. Any help would be most appreciated!

If you are interested in helping Keely, please contact Joe (408) 569-9504 (3-6)