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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"CALLIE" is a 5 year old spayed female blue merle purebred Aussie.  She has lived with a loving family her whole life.  However, her family had a child and with another baby on the way, Callie is too rambunctious for the toddler and has grabbed food from toddler’s hands, not being overly careful about it.  The family has tried a trainer and medications to calm Callie down but ultimately she needs a different living situation.  She's needs a yard and a family that will be able to exercise her more.
Callie is loving at home and does well at the vet.  She does interact well with other dogs that visit her home but she does bark at other dogs on walks.   Callie should not live with kids or live in a home where kids visit.
Callie is actually very loving and protective. Once she decides you're in her crew, you're in for life. She is happy to snuggle up and take a nap with you, cuddle while you watch a movie, will be by your side when you're sad.  Callie would prefer a home where her people are home a lot.
Callie is located in Orange County.  Contact Stephanie at or 559-908-9330.   (1-20)


"SOPHIE", Australian Cattle Dog Mix
Sophie is approximately 14 years old, female, spayed. She was a family surrender to a shelter in Los Angeles and was housed there for six months prior to adoption by my spouse's mother. Due to my spouse's mother's death, we are now fostering her in search of a new home for her. She is not compatible with cats (we have two). She comes on strong initially with other dogs, but mellows out after time and a few introductions. She loves to go on walks and heals well, plays ball and continues to have moderate to high energy. She is an excellent companion, although she loves to sleep on the couch and cuddles on pillows.  If you are interested in this senior gal, please fill out our adopt app:  and we will forward it on to her caregivers  (Torrance/South Bay area)  (1-20)


"YOGI" is a 6 yr old neutered red tri male Aussie, weighs about 100 pounds, is housebroken and well behaved in the house.  His owner moved in with family and it is a small house with a small yard and no place for Yogi to run around.  He currently lives with 3 other dogs and is okay overall but can be food aggressive/possessive and has bitten one of the other small male dogs over food (did need medical attention) so we recommend he be an only pet.  He did nip the owner’s mother once when she stepped between he and one of the smaller dogs also, but no blood was drawn.  He does not do well with strangers outside of his home, but if properly introduced to someone that comes to his home, he does warm up after awhile - he is very protective of the people he loves though.  He seems okay around kids but does not live with any, and does chase cats.  He does okay going to the vet and the groomer, but does pull pretty hard on the leash when out/on walks so will need some work with that.  If you are interested in Yogi, please fill out our adoption application: and we will forward it to his owner.  (Riverside area)


Australian Shepherd
7 months old
Currently 34lbs; expected to be 40-45lbs
"CLOUD"  will take your heart by storm! He is a very energetic boy who loves to be busy. He has been friendly with people and other dogs; unknown with cats. Not recommended for families with very young children. Cloud needs interaction and activities throughout the day. A home with a fenced yard and person with time and energy to dedicate to his training is required. Since he is so social, Cloud would like to live with another friendly dog. He is a puppy so his future sibling will need to be tolerant of an energetic teenager pup.
If you would like to adopt Cloud and give him a loving home, please fill out our adoption application Answer every question even if with “n/a” or it will not submit. We will respond to your application within 48 hours. If you do not hear from us, email us at


Name: Walker
Age: 3 years old
Gender: Male
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Weight: 52 lbs 

"WALKER" is a snuggly guy once he gets to know you. He will need an experienced Aussie savvy home. Walker has been friendly with his foster family and volunteers but often needs to be introduced to new people carefully. He is not comfortable when people stare at him and he definitely does not want to own people’s insecurities. He will bark or growl to show he is not comfortable. Walker is also noise sensitive to loud noise like fireworks, gun shots and thunder. He has been great with other dogs and is very friendly. Walker will need a family with no children and a home with a secure fenced yard. Another friendly dog would be ideal but not required. He is unknown with cats.

If you are interested in adopting Walker, please fill out our adoption application Answer every question even if it doesn’t apply to you. Otherwise your app will not submit. You will receive an immediate confirmation once it has been submitted. Please allow up to 48 hours for us email you personally. If you do not receive confirmation within 48 hours, email us at



"JEWELL" is an 8 years old; Female; Mix, short wavy hair; 45 lbs Jewell is truly a jewel. She is a mix of several breeds making her a one of a kind
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 may need coaxing in new situations. Jewell has been great with her foster dog siblings and is very easy to live with. She is not good with cats! Because she is so shy, we ask for a home with at least a small yard and with no children since they will overwhelm her.
If you would like to adopt Jewell and give her a loving home, please fill out our adoption application Answer every question even if with “n/a” or it will not submit. We will respond to your application within 48 hours. If you do not hear from us, email us at



"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)