Available Through ARSC

The dogs listed below are up for adoption through Aussie Rescue SoCal. They may be in foster homes. Follow the specific contact information in the listing if interested in a dog that is listed. If there is no information listed for contact, use our Adoption Application to express interest. Please be sure to put the dogs name your interested in using the appropriate field.

For more dogs please visit our Courtesy Listings page.

Lady Pearl

"LADY PEARL" is an 18-month-old herding breed (Border Collie, German Shepherd and McNab) mix.  She has moderate energy and will entertain herself with toys for extended periods of time.  She does know how to “jog” on the treadmill, and run along side a bike, and is tired out after 20 minutes of either activity.  She likes her walks and enjoys sniffing everything  She walks well on leash, but is easily distracted and will just sit and watch people walk by.  She is still very curious about sights and sounds, and can be easily startled.  She does still get mouthy and nippy when in a state of high arousal (she is a herder!), only on occasion now, but will require continued reinforcement.  She loves to be with her human and will happily sleep in with you, and seems perfectly content to lay next to or near her human all day long!  She can be sassy and cranky at night.  Lady Pearl is a very vocal pup!  She does deep grumbles while playing which can be mistaken for growling.  She can be very bossy and becomes vocal when she does not get her way, so she will require a human that can be firm with her.  While asleep, again, she is easily startled so touching her while asleep has caused her to touch with her muzzle, but not bite.  She would do best either with another calm, non-reactive dog, or as an only dog.  She does chase cats if they run, but with work, will get used to the cats.  If you are interested in Pearl, please fill out our adoption application:  https://www.aussierescuesocal.com/applications/adoption_v2/  - if we have your adopt app already, just drop us an email: aussierescuesocal@gmail.com  (Huntington Beach area)

Ash

"ASH" is about 1-1.5 yrs old, neutered male Aussie X Border Collie…?  He is housebroken and walks well in leash once he gets his ya-yas out  😆  He does like to pick up everything he spots on the walk, but working on it and he is getting much better.  From his foster mom:
Ash is one of the most loving, cuddliest and happiest guys around. He will snuggle you all day and fall over for a belly rub without question. He is extremely smart, loyal, friendly and active. Very trainable and would be incredible with agility/nose training. Ash is looking for a house that can offer him lots of love, attention and play time. A fenced back yard is a must as he is very high energy and needs space to run around.
He loves to fetch, tug-of-war, and all his stuffed animals/squeaky balls.
Ash loves his humans immensely and will follow you everywhere you go, even if you just get up to grab some water. He is friendly with people, most dogs and children. That being said, he’s not good around hyper or outgoing dogs that try to play/jump especially if they are close to his size. He gets very scared and hides. He does not like the dog park unless it is empty or with a few very calm dogs that keep to themselves. A few things to be aware of: Ash is very high energy but once he gets it out he will sleep for a while until he’s ready to play again. If he doesn’t get his daily exercise he will find a way to entertain himself in the house by chewing anything that looks fun including your shoes. He is house trained but not crate trained. He sleeps in his own bed as he gets pretty hot on our bed at night. He is also good when left at home alone for an hour or two. He will not be a good fit for a family that is gone/at work most of the day. Ash is a young dog and needs a lot of patience and understanding. As with any young dog, he can be a handful. It takes time to build trust in order for him to listen and follow commands. He gets mouthy but in a gentle way and we are working on it. Ash is one of the sweetest dogs you’ll meet. He deserves a family that will give me a ton of love and attention and has experience with high energy herding dogs.  If you are interested in adopting Ash, please fill out our adoption application: https://www.aussierescuesocal.com/applications/adoption_v2/   (Beverly HIlls area)

Duke & Duchess

"Duke and Duchess" are a pair of possible Aussie mixes - maybe with Husky…?  Lab…?  we don’t know 🤷‍♀️  Duke is a black tri neutered male with 2 blue eyes and a bobbed tail, Duchess is a spayed female, white with red patches, one blue eye and the other looks like it may not have developed fully.  They are about 18 months to 2 years old, they were relinquished to a rescue because they kept digging out (we got them from the other rescue, so have never talked to the original owners), so a secure fenced yard is a must.  They are very bonded, so please do not ask if we will separate; they are social, both with humans and other dogs, and seem to be kid friendly - but no young kids, they may get knocked over! They are active, alert and playful, have a good start on being housebroken, just really nice fur-kids!   If you are interested in this delightful pair, please fill out our adoption application:  https://www.aussierescuesocal.com/applications/adoption_v2/  (Palmdale area)

Cleo

"CLEO"  is an adorable 1 yr old spayed female Aussie x Cattle Dog mix, weighing in at 25 pounds.  Cleo is on Keppra for seizures, and in the 4 months she has been in our rescue she has not had any.  We’ve had a complete work-up done at the veterinarian when we first got her, then another pre-op panel done just before she was spayed - all looks good!  She is a very happy energetic girl, incredibly friendly towards all human and canines she has meet so far, even sometimes being very submissive and rolling on her back.  She can be okay with some cats, others she gets a ‘laser focus’ on, can’t predict which it will be 🤷‍♀️  She has been fine with kids but with her previous history of seizures, we do not want to place her in a home that has a high traffic/chaotic pattern to it, she gets wound up easy enough as it is!   She is housebroken and rides well in the car, sometimes get distracted on walks and can get very vocal around other dogs and people that  pass, but a quick reminder and she gets back on track.  When she first came into our rescue, she had a Big barking problem with a sharp, shrill bark for attention and occasional tantrums, but with work she has gotten MUCH better - because of that, absolutely NO apartments, townhomes, or condos - house with plenty of room and a large fenced yard is a must.  Cleo definitely needs someone who is home most of the day, she tends toward some separation anxiety, and we recommend having a second dog in the house to keep her occupied - she is a high energy girl and does much better when she gets PLENTY of exercise both physically and mentally - continued training is a must with Cleo, with only being a year old, she is still in her teens and has a bit to go before can be consider an adult.  She is highly food motivated and enjoys learning tricks and playing games, she is a busy girl and needs a home that can understand that and will work with her.  If you are interested in this cutie and you can commit to continue training with her, please fill out our adoption application: https://www.aussierescuesocal.com/applications/adoption_v2/  - if we have your adopt app on file, just drop us an email: aussierescuesocal@gmail.com   (LA area)

Cookie

Cookie is with ARSC, we have posted videos and pictures of this spunky girl previously, shortly after bailing her from the shelter - she is now ready for adoption!
"This is Cookie, at 16 years young an old lady with a lot of spring in her step! Our best guess is that she is a border collie mix. She certainly has the intelligence and energy level of the breed although she’s also capable of a lot of mellow sleeping since she is a senior.
Cookie is easy to have around the house. She gets along fine with other dogs and cats in the home. She will bark at strangers but is friendly once she knows everyone is safe. I would not trust her around young children because she can be a little reactive to certain kinds of physical contact.
Cookie loves to go for walks. Truly loves it! The one challenge is that when she sees other dogs while she is out she gets very stimulated and will sort of fling herself at their faces. So she needs a strong hand on walks. She’s also pretty nearly deaf so she needs to be on leash.
This is a girl with a lot of life in her even at her age for someone willing to meet her needs.”  
If you are able to give this senior girl a loving home for her sunset years 💕 please fill out our adoption application:  https://www.aussierescuesocal.com/applications/adoption_v2/  (Santa Barbara area)