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|| Hi! My name is "JACK"!
I am a 5 year old, male mini Aussie with so much personality! I love food and running around and herding (I mean playing) with other dogs! I know all kinds of tricks like Bang, Jump, Dance, Roll Over, High Five, Shake, Down and Sit. Oh, and did I mention I LOVE food? And I’m also fully potty trained! I am up to date on all of my vaccines and meds and I am healthy, although I could stand to lose a few pounds! I am looking for a forever home with someone who will run around with me (kids are welcome) and dogs who like to play the way I do. I am a sweet boy and love to please people and get hugs. Contact Julie in Orange County: Julie Lee email@example.com 949-480-5710
|| "CHASE" is a 2 year old neutered
male that was adopted out of the Camarillo Shelter a few months ago, unfortunately
they have found they just do not have the time for him. Chase
is housebroken, can sleep in or out, very loveable and sweet. Loves
other dogs, don't know about cats, great with kids, he's been around 1
& 3 year olds and has been very gentle. Loves to go in the car,
knows sit, stay and roll over, very smart boy. He is in the smaller
side, about 40 pounds. If you are interested in the wonderful
boy, please contact Lynda or Lauren @ 805.320.7861 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|| "BLUE" is a 6 yr old neutered
blue merle male that is on the smaller side. He is housebroken, crate
trained, and rides well in the car. He does well with other dogs and
loves people and tons of attention. Contact rescuer Megan if
you are interested in this handsome fella: email@example.com
"SOPHIE" is a black tri spayed female, around 5-7 years old. She is housebroken, great with other dogs and cats, a very sweet obedient girl, has some basic obedience training, walks nicely on a leash, knows sit and wait. She was adopted out of a shelter 2 years ago and her new owner discovered that due to malformation of her lower jaw, she had constant abscesses and infections, so has had most of her teeth pulled (she does drool some), probably only has about 6 teeth left on her upper jaw - her lower jaw doesn't seem to be affected by infections or dental problems, generally a malformation of the lower jaw causes periodontal problems in the upper teeth. She is learning how to have her teeth brushed now and hopefully that will help with the problems. She eats with no problem, just soak her dry kibble first with some water and she inhales it ;] She is healthy other than her mouth. What she does have a problem with is barking - not anxiety, just notices everything and if owner isn't there to tell her to stop, she just keeps barking (squirrels, noises outside) - her owner sometimes works until midnight and her neighbor is reallly upset and complaining a lot. Sophie loves people and seems to need a home where she can be with her people most of day, to curb her barking. If you are interested in this sweetie, contact owner Carol: firstname.lastname@example.org
Because of her medical issues with her teeth/mouth, Sophie qualifies for our Open Your Heart Program if anyone is interested! (4-1)
|| "JACK" is a 4 yr.
old neutered black tri male Aussie, 65#, and current on vaccinations.
He needs a new home because he and the Bouviers in the family are not
getting along. He loves to run, knows basic commands, lives with
an autistic child and is good with him, BUT tries to round up toddlers
and dogs at the dog park and have just found out he is not good with
cats. He's good on a leash and is a good watch dog. If you
are interested in Jack, please contact owner Jose @ 562-266-6973 or email:
"MARLEY" is an 8-9 year old neutered male Aussie with a full tail. He is fine with cats, seems okay with other dogs, fine with kids (lives w/8 yr old), a pretty easy going fella, friendly but still a good watch dog. If you are interested in this lovely boy, please contact owner Sherrie @ 951-707-8173 or email: email@example.com (Riverside area) (2-13)
a 2 yr old neutered male aussie/border collie mix who is
deaf. He is housebroken and loves car rides.
Bentley is very well behaved in the house and he is a super
loyal boy. He is great with people and has done fine
with other dogs. Contact rescuer Megan if you are
interested in this great boy: firstname.lastname@example.org
"OBIE" is a 10 yr old neutered black tri male. He is excellent in the house and loves cats. Obie enjoys his toys and car rides. He is good with other dogs but prefers to be the only dog in the home or with a female. Contact rescuer Megan if you are interested in this wonderful gentleman: email@example.com
"LUCKY" is a neutered male Aussie mix, approximately 13 years old. Beautiful, sweet old guy. Happy as he can be, with a very sweet disposition. We are moving to a smaller place and cannot take all of our dogs. He has had his shots. He is an outside dog, as he had been a homeless persons dog for three years before we got him. We tried to house break him with no luck, he was already too set in his ways. But he is crate trained and will sleep all night happily in his crate. He can be timid and needs to be in his crate during things like thunderstorms and fireworks. Fine with cats, other dogs and children, walks very nicely on leash, even stay right with you off leash. Please contact Aussie Rescue via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- A LAP DOG, NOT AN ATHLETE! This
darling, friendly boy has some chronic allergies. He's
meant for snuggling, not agility. A delightful
Mini-Aussie with perhaps a touch of Sheltie, Sunday
was rescued from an LA kill shelter. Now he's neutered,
vaccinated, microchipped, bathed, groomed, mani-pedi-eed
and thoroughly vetted. Our vet thinks he's 3 or 4 years
old. Sunday is a sweet, rather timid fellow. Once
he bonds, he's your best friend for life and very kissy...but
he can be quite shy at first. He gets along well
with the four Shelties in his foster home (two neutered
males, one spayed female, and one not-yet-neutered male).
Sunday seems to like children and enjoys walks. He loves
to sleep in the bed and happily shares it with another dog
or two, along with his foster mom. He met some cats and horses
and seemed okay with them. He is a bit plump at 24 pounds
and needs to lose weight; he just started on inexpensive daily
thyroid pills which will probably help with weight loss.
Note: Sunday hates riding in the car, so he's not a good
choice for a situation that requires much travel or
commuting. Also, he has a tail, unlike many
Aussies. (Maybe the tail is the Sheltie part?)
Please contact email@example.com for further information. There will be an adoption fee to support future rescues and cover Sunday's costs (2-13)
"AUSSIE" is a gentle, loving girl, about 4-5 years old, who was found walking the rural roads of the High Desert area three years ago. She loves lots of "people time", with plenty of tummy scratches and back rubs! She would be very good with children who are at least 8 years old. She has even been open and accepting of strangers. She lives peacefully with other dogs and our two house cats, but her current relationship with her "sister" has gone bad, so we are looking for a new home. She knows basic commands such as "sit" "stay" and "no". She has been spayed. Her herding instinct is strong; it's not known whether she's had exposure to livestock, but given her tendencies, it's a good guess she'd make a great herder with some training. She'd be happiest in a home where she would be the only dog, with lots of attention and stimulation. Ranchers/Farmers/ Large Property Owners with Fenced Property-this is your dog! If you are interested in this lovely girl, please contact owner Jessica via email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Victorville area)
is an adult, she is spayed, micro-chipped, and
current on shots. She is a love bug
that is deaf and blind. Her foster
mom and dad reports that she loves to give kisses
and snuggle. She is crate trained and rides
in a car well. She gets around very well
and loves to play with her foster siblings.. To
learn more about Luna check out her link
For more information, please contact
"PRISCILLA" is an 9 month old spayed female possible Catahoula or Aussie mix that was left abandoned near an aqueduct in the high desert. She was very thin and weak, but the wonderful people that found her took her home and got her built back up again :] She is a very sweet girl, little shy at first but does warm up, loves kids, other dogs, cats, and fishes! She is in basic obedience classes right now, learning sit, down, place & come, as well as learning not to chase the chickens. She is improving on her social skills of being a little skittish to loud noise or fast movement and would love a home that has a big yard to play in and lots of love to share. Priscilla is crate trained, microchipped and current on her vaccinations. If you are interested in this little lady, please contact rescuer Debbie via email: email@example.com or call: c) 661-305-1203, h) 661-262-6015 (Elizabeth Lake area) (5-2)
||"RILEY" is a spayed female Aussie x BC mix, born around November 2011. She is a compact and agile girl, weighing 30#. She would do best with an active family who will include her in their activities and that has NO cats. She will make an excellent agility or competitive obedience candidate. She demonstrates intelligence, eagerness to learn, compatibility toward children and other dogs, and a lighthearted spirit. She is housebroken. Riley is in a foster home in Orange County. If you are interested in Riley, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org (4-13)|
is a 5 month old spayed female Australian Cattle Dog. She
is housebroken, crate trained, and does well on car rides.
She is a super sweet girl and is very easy going. Fine with other
dogs, cats, and kids. Contact rescuer Megan if you are interested
in this sweetheart: email@example.com
(Hesperia area) (4-10)
||My name is "BINKY"
and I am currently interviewing for my forever home. The qualifications
I am looking for are top notch. This is my story. A
wonderful two legged human rescued me from a high kill shelter.
I truly was on death row. Being raised in a kennel most
of my life, I was never able to experience unconditional love.
As a superior canine, I know all about giving, however no one in
my path knew anything about giving back. I don’t want
to toot my chain, however I am a romancer. I know how to kiss and
cuddle, and would win your heart if given the chance. I am a bit partial
to the canine species. Anything other is inferior and worth a good chase.
Any creature over 5'5" would be a perfect fit into my criteria of qualifications.
Regretfully, anyone under might make me feel a bit insecure (sorry
kids.) My fur is angora soft. I will forever lay in your lap in
exchanges for soft, gentle brushes. I have spent more hours of my life
behind bars, which means I have many to make up living in a home
which includes me in all aspects of their life. I want to be at their
side, loyal and dedicated. Actually, I am scared to stay home alone.
My biggest fear is that I will be left again. About me:
I am a beautiful Australian Shepard mix female 4.5 years young with
no wrinkles or excess weight. I pride myself in staying stunning and
fit. I am microchipped so you can't loose me and up to date on
all my shots. I love to take my human for long walks. An example of
a best day ever would be sleeping in until 8, going for a walk, spending
the entire day at the feet of my owner and an evening walk. Breakfast
and dinner could fit in anywhere. I am easy to please. I believe
someone out there will meet my qualifications. I am very patient and
will wait for that one and last forever home. Contact Bob
@ (619) 517-6459 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org (San Diego) (3-09)
||"MANFRED & LOTAR"
are 3 yr old neutered male Cattle Dog mixes in need of an immediate
new home due to a divorce situation and neither party are living
at the house now. They are well behaved, have great dispositions,
good around horses, chickens, other dogs and live with a 2
yr old child with no problem (no idea on cats). They are
housebroken but are outdoor dogs. If you are interested in
these boys, please contact owner Amy ASAP @ 213-215-0820 (3-09)
"BOSS" is a 5 year old neutered male Australian Shepherd and Lab mix. We have had him since he was a puppy. He is protective of his family and home. He loves to walk or run along side you for several miles! He is great with other dogs...plays well and normally is the one to roll over even if he is twice the size! He has been great with kids he lives with but has become too protective when they are playing with other children. He can sit, lay down, stay, and play dead. Boss is housebroken and neutered. He would love a home with a yard to play in. If you are interested in Boss, please contact owner Michelle at 562-900-1174 or email: email@example.com (Long Beach area)
PAW PAW is a 6 yr old neutered male Aussie mix. He had lived his entire life chained in a yard until dumped an the Pasadena Animal Shelter. He likes attention and is actually excellent in the house. He is also good in a crate and car rides. Seems fine with other dogs so far but would probably do best living with a female. For adoption information click here. (mm)
||MARIA is an
Aussie mix blue merle spayed female with a
full tail, about 8.5 years old and about 45
pounds. She is a wonderful girl who has had
a somewhat neglectful start on life - after being
purchased as a puppy the only thing her owners did
with her is get her spayed at 9
months of age. Awhile back they lost their home
and left her behind. She was terrified and had
to be tranquilized to be brought here, but has made great
progress since then. She now walks on a leash wonderfully,
she has been to the vet and trembled a bit but was okay,
has been to the groomers and Crystal said she licked her
alot but was great, sleeps inside
in a crate at night here, comes when she is called
while running around (wouldn't come any where near
me willingly when she first came here), absolutely
LOVES those chicken jerky treats Sams Club & Costco
have ;} , has been fine with the male dogs here
(playful even) but is definitely a dominant female
so haven't even tried her with other female dogs.
She is a good watchdog and I have not had her be aggressive
with people when she meets them, just will bark and
is reserved until she gets to know you. She is
not a girl to take to the dog park but is great for bopping
around the property, keeping track of things like
any dangerous squirrels and rabbits and makes sure
to run them off :} if you are interested
in Maria contact Karyl
via e-mail or call 951-943-8830
here to fill out an adoption application
here to see more pictures of her
Our best guess is Lola is an Aussie/Collie mix, approximately 3 years old. Lola and her daughter (Lily) were due to be euthanized but were rescued just in time from rescued from the Bakersfield shelter. The story we got, Lola's guardian had gone to jail and they ended up at the shelter. Lola is VERY smart but she also has anxiety meeting new people. Part of it is her breed and part of it is she never received proper socializing in her formative years. With patience, Lola becomes the love we've all know her as. She is eager to learn and please and would be well suited for someone eager to work with a dog like Lola. She would be best suited for a home who can provide Lola plenty of exercise and training.
Lola is spayed, up to date on vaccinations and microchipped. We beleive a well trained dog is a happy dog. Therefore, training will be required to ensure Lola remains well mannered and happy.
For adoption consideration, please contact Mutt Match LA at either firstname.lastname@example.org or call 323-839-2980
For a regularly updated listing of Australian Shepherds in Southern California shelters, please go to our shelter listing at
Please only contact one of the following reps in order to avoid confusion and a repeat of efforts. Also, if your area code isn't represented, please contact only one of the reps.
San Bernardino & Riverside Counties - (909 & 951)
// Los Angeles County - (213, 323, 310, 661) // Ventura County - (805): E-mail
Los Angeles County
- area codes 818, 626 E-mail
Becky Rice (San Diego County - area codes 619, 760, 858) E-mail.
Laurie Zurborg (Orange County - area codes 562, 714, 949) E-mail.
Sue Trapp (Central coastal area) E-mail or (831) 601-3350.
Or call a national
Aussie Rescue org:
Aussie Rescue & Placement Helpline: 1-877-ARPH-779
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