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||"WILLOW" is a beautiful double merle Aussie mix. She is deaf but has most of her vision. She loves car rides and is a great walking partner. She is playful and should have at least 1 dog friend in her new family. She loves other dogs and is very energetic and sweet. Her favorite things to do include, dog park trips, watching scary movies, walks and dips in her little plastic pool and floating on the raft in the big pool! Willow is only 1 year old and has had a very rough puppy-hood so far so the rest of her life must be absolutely awesome!!! She is spayed and u.t.d. on vaccinations as well as microchipped. We would prefer a family that has experience with aussies, deaf dogs. If you are interested in adopting Willow please contact Becky at: firstname.lastname@example.org (Aussie Rescue in San Diego) (12-10)||
"DAX" is a 3 year old neutered Red Merle male Aussie. He is housebroken, great with other dogs, not sure on cats, fine with kids but is an energetic boy. He is a wonderful companion, very sweet, would love to get plenty of attention and exercise. If you are interested in this wonderful boy, please contact owner: email@example.com (Carpinteria area)
"SOPHIE" is a 2 yr old spayed female Aussie, chipped, and current on her shots - she and a male were rescued out of a neglectful/abusive situation into a lovely home in July, but unfortunately their new owner had an accident and is no longer able to care for them. The male has a new home now but Miss Sophie is on the bossy side with other female dogs, so shouldn't live with any. She is fine with male dogs, has been fine with kids (didn't live with any, but grandkids visited and was okay), is housebroken & crate trained, has been fine around the horses (not been trail riding tho), but does like to chase the cats! Sophie is a sweet and friendly and affectionate girl, and loves going places with you. She is very smart (of course ;] ) and food motivated. Her fur is looking a little short right now as they had to shave them down when they got them in July because they were severely matted, but it is growing out fine. If you are interested in her, click here for our adoption application or please email Karyl: firstname.lastname@example.org
to see more pictures of Sophie, click here (Riverside Co area)
||"CAPTAIN" is a 4 year old neutered
black tri male Aussie that is in need of a new home because of his owner's
health issues. He has six months of agility training and shows
a real talent for agility. He had been professionally obedience trained,
is on and off leash trained, crate trained, house trained, and dog door
trained. He is good with any other dogs, cats, horses and livestock.
He can be protective of his home and family so needs someone that is familiar
with the breed and can introduce him to new people properly. Click
here for more information and pictures of Captain, as well as his owner's
contact information: http://aussierescuesocal.com/Captain_wGina.html
|| Shawzday "Shaw"
the Australian Shepherd!
SHAW is a great guy. Shaw was surrendered to us when the owner's husband's health declined. He's a little nervous around strange dogs, so doesn't do so well in a crowd of dogs, as in daycare, but could get along one-on-one with the right dog. He's a handsome red merle, neutered, purebred Aussie who loves to play. He's crate and house trained. He loves food and toys and loves to work. He's very smart and has learned lots of good skills in our bootcamp. Shaw's potential adopters need to be willing to continue his clicker training to keep his brain stimulated and his manners in check. Check out his video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1VNK3HVmHk&feature=youtu.be
Shaw is a bit of a gentle giant, so may not do well with his bouncy play style living with small children. He needs a family who will give him an active lifestyle and be home more often than not. Inquire about Shaw at Wags & Wiggles RSM today! Contact email@example.com.
|| Adoption pending
"SYDNEY" is a gorgeous 40 lb pure bred Mini Aussie that is just a joy to have around. He is 11 years young. You can't tell his age by his actions at all, he still gets around like a young dog and is a healthy boy who still has the energy of a youngster. He's ready to go on walks or play whenever you are, yet he is happy to lounge around too. He does fine when left alone in the house and is also crate trained at night. He does love to be close to his human, to lay by their feet or to snuggle if you're willing to let him. He loves walks, does great with cats and kids but needs to be properly introduced to other dogs. He got along fine with the dog in his previous home but we think he would do best with a calm submissive dog, or as an only dog. He loves his people and is a very loyal, obedient boy. He knows sit, stay, come and goes potty when you ask him to! If you are interested in Sydney, click here for our adoption application please email Karyl: firstname.lastname@example.org (fostered in Pomona area)
Click here to see more pictures of this handsome boy!
"MISTY BLUE" is a 6 yr old spayed blue merle female mini (25 pounds). She loves her tennis ball, is very good and is very territorial - may snap if she feels someone she is bonded to is threatened, but not bitten anyone. She is not real great around kids because she has not been exposed to them much.
"JJ" is a 4 yr old black tri neutered male, toy size (15lbs). He is a sweet and good and a very happy dog, but has an issue with barking when left alone. He loves everyone once introduced.
They are not real crazy about other dogs especially if the other dog is aggressive. They were both walked daily by their owner, have raised a couple of kittens but want chase other cats. The owner would like for them to go together but not mandatory, she has lost her job and home and needs to place them As Soon As Possible! Please contact Mary if you are interested in them: email@example.com
They are in the Las Vegas area but owner can travel or meet part way if need be.
|| "SANDY" is
a 5 yr old spayed red merle female. She is
housebroken, crate trained, and rides well in the car.
Sandy is a playful and active girl who is a great companion.
She is very outgoing and fine with other dogs,
cats, and kids. If you are interested in
this lovely girl, please contact rescuer Megan:
|| "PARKER" is
a 4 yr old neutered blue merle male Aussie (will
be 5 in Nov.). He has severe allergies
to things like grass, dandelions, redwood - no food
allergies though, he has gone through the testing/allergy
panels to know what he is allergic to - and his current
owners are not able to continue to afford the medications
he needs to stay healthy... they run about $300 a month
right now, he is on allergy shots, atopica and steroids
at times -without the medication, he would have raw bloody
skin. He is a large mini (about 40 pounds), is
housebroken to a doggy door, likes to go running, good
on the leash, likes water - especially the streams when
hiking - very friendly boy, lives with a 2 & 9 yr
old and is fine, fine with other dogs but don't know
about cats. All in all, a lovely boy, but
needs a home that can afford the meds he needs for
his allergies. If you are able and interested,
please call owner Jolene @ 818-298-3234 or 805-552-9190
(Moor Park area)
"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! (9-1)
"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: email@example.com
"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)
"SWEETIE" is thought to be a Border Collie/Aussie mix. She is spayed, approx 8 mo. old., 40#, VERY sweet and submissive to adult humans unknown with children. Needs to be an only 'furry/feathered' child at this moment. Working on housebreaking, she is crate trained, also working on basic obedience, good on leash. If you are interested in her, please contact foster mom, Gina w/Aussie Rescue SoCal at 805.523.3432.
||"TEAGAN" is a 6 month old
female Australian Shep / Border Collie mix who will be about 30-35lbs full
grown. She is very intelligent and learning her basic commands. Teagan loves
people and all of her foster siblings. She loves to play with her toys,
run around the yard/house making up her own obstacle course and cuddle up
in your lap when tired. She can be a little worried around new dogs at first
but is showing significant improvement as she becomes more socialized. With
more training, a little patience and lots of love, she will have no problem
:) If you are interested in giving this sweet angel a loving home and helping
her with her training. Please contact Becky in San Diego: email: email@example.com or call:
619 469 3748
||"TEDDY" is a 2 yr
old Aussie mix male in need of a different kind of home....he
is a great dog and is very friendly, aside from now that he has
grown up, his patience with kids has diminished. I have a little
niece and nephew and my fiance has a little niece, so we have kids
around regularly. He is also a very high-energy dog that needs
to run and be very active, and my current situation can not provide
that. It breaks my heart to have to find a new home for him, but it
just isn't working out, and I've tried everything to make it work—obedience
bootcamp, constant running at dog parks/Wags (doggie day care), and
living with other family members. If you might be the right
type of home that Teddy needs, please contact owner Brendan at:
or 760-429-5441 (Irvine area)
This is ABBEY. I rescued her out of the Downey Animal Shelter in South Gate about a month ago with the intention of finding her a good home. She's 17 lbs., 11 months old, spayed and up to date on all vaccinations, people- and dog-friendly. I've been told she could be a mini Aussie or mini Aussie mix. She is a special-needs dog. When I saw her at the shelter, I didn't notice that she didn't wag her tail at all. Once I got her home, I realized there was a problem as she is both fecal and urine incontinent. An x-ray revealed a total separation of her tail from her spinal column. The vet suggested that possibly someone pulled her tail so hard that it became separated. A neurologist recommended amputating the tail to prevent further damage to the nerves, which I had done about 3 weeks ago. Because Abbey is able to hold both urine and feces overnight, the neurologist said that there is a "reasonable chance" that she will someday regain control. However, he could not say when. Abbey has nerve damage from having the tail separated from the spine. No, she is not paralyzed, but she has little feeling around her anus area (according to the vet). Abbey is actually very active and happy -- you would never guess that anything was wrong! If you are interested in this beautiful little girl, please contact her rescuer Sharon at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 562-307-0004. (9-19)
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: email@example.com
One of our volunteers has a friend that knows about this girl needing a new home and the person was not having any response from other rescues willing to list her - so she asked if we would - of course, we will - dogs are dogs and sometimes they need help, that's what rescues are for -
Meet "BROOKLYN"! She is about a year and a half old female pit/lab mix who needs a new home. She is current on shots, spayed, microchipped, housebroken and knows basic obedience commands. She is incredibly energetic and needs a person/family who can keep up with her and keep her in check. Brooklyn is great with all people and loves kids. She is good with almost all big dogs and with proper introduction can be fine with small dogs as well, but because of her high energy when playing, she really needs to be in a home with big dogs only because she doesn't know her strength yet and has a moderate prey drive.
Brooklyn is NOT good with TOYS around other dogs and needs extensive training to overcome this. She comes with free lifetime training for whoever adopts this sweet girl. Brooklyn is a love and really needs an owner who can keep up with her physically and mentally. If you are interested in this girl, please contact Michelle via email: firstname.lastname@example.org (8-15)
||"WINNIE" is a
1-2 year old mixed breed spayed female weighing 34# (maybe
a Pointer/Border Collie Mix?). She is a very energetic
girl and loves to play with the other 12 dogs at
her foster home. She is great in the car and was a perfect
traveler on a 6 hour road trip. Winnie is housetrained
and sleeps quietly in the crate all night. She is very
friendly to all people and is very affectionate. She would
like nothing better than to snuggle with you and be your
best pal! If you are interested in this sweetheart,
please contact rescuer Diane via email: email@example.com
or call 626-319-3122 -- click
here to see her Petfinder page with more pictures! (9-1)
"CYDNIE" is a one year old girl that loves the car, she lays either on the floor in the back or on a back seat. She waits for you to grab her leash before jumping out. She walks well on a leash. She is very interested in other dogs though, you have to remind her a bit to keep going. Does ok with squeaky toys, but seems to love tennis balls. . Right now she sleeps every night under my daughter's bed, can go obscene amount of hours before needing to be let out. Mild eater, she would be fine with one of those large feeder things. The couch in your lap is one of her favorite places to lay. Loves attention, you can pet till your fingers fall off. Mildly needy. ! She is a bit food aggressive with my other dog. I can touch any of her food, but she tries to eat it all before the other dog can have it. I have to feed her inside and him outside. Again, may be due to being left before... She is interested in my 2 cats. I have not seen an aggressive side yet, but wants to "hunt". Have not given her a chance to be unleashed near them. She is a true herder. I believe she tries to herd my other dog when they play, that is part of why she doesn't work with him. He is a big dumb dog, but does not like being thought of as a cow. ;) Cydnie is great with all of us people. I have an 18month old that she is very patient with. He likes to poke at her nose. She is so very loving and just wants that in return. She does need to be busy. I have noticed a little digging, she lays in her holes... Seems to get bored quickly and is a very nosy neighbor. I think she is only 35-40lbs.
Contact owner in San Diego: jamie allen
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)
Our best guess is "Lola & Lily" are Heeler/Border Collie mixes. 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, their guardian had gone to jail and they ended up at the shelter. VERY smart gilrs they also have that Heeler energy and a bit of anxiety meeting new people. With patience, they are both loving, loyal girls. Lola is very She eager to learn and please. Lily being pure white is deaf and relies on Lola for guidance so we prefer not to separate them. Both girls would be best suited for a home who can provide Lola plenty of exercise and training.
Both girls are 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 they remain well mannered and happy.
For adoption consideration, please contact Mutt Match LA at either firstname.lastname@example.org or call 323-839-2980 (9-1)
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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