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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"NIXON"  is looking for an immediate loving home. I have unfortunately had a series of family emergencies take place and can no longer spend the time with him that he needs. Nixon is a 6 year old male (neutered) Aussie mix that enjoys long walks/runs and any adventures outdoors. He walks well on a leash, relaxes around the house and wants to be your best friend. He needs a home that someone is around often or can burn the energy this breed has. It’s been a hard choice to make but with the situations that have occurred I no longer have a choice.
Nixon is very friendly with people, currently doesn’t live with children but when around them has been fine, is housebroken and crate trained, well behaved in the house, knows basic obedience, is a bit nervous/anxious around other dogs and cats so may be best as an only pet in the house.  If you are interested in this lovely gentleman, please contact his owner Keagan via text: 727-254-3198  (Huntington Beach area)     (9-19)




"ASPEN" is a 3 yr old neutered male miniature Aussie, about 40 pounds. He is a very high energy dog who needs an Aussie experienced owner who can provide him with an active home. He does not care to play fetch, but enjoys being right next to his person at all times. Although he is not great with other dogs, you can take him on a walk and he is fine. He is not a huge fan of the dog park and dog beach because he mainly enjoys to be with his person. Aspen has been around a 5 year old and can be nippy,  so I do not recommend for a family with young kids.  Aspen knows basic obedience and listens well. He tends to get high strung and nervous, so he needs someone who can work with him. He needs training to learn more self confidence. He enjoys being walked on a loose leash and running alongside a skateboard and/or bike. We are looking for a home where he will be an only dog, with no young children. He is housebroken and crate trained, but he has a tendency to get into things if left loose and unattended in the house, no idea on how he is with cats.  ** If you are interested in this handsome fella, please fill out our adoption application and we will forward it over to his owners:  (Chino area)




Name: Augie
Age: 8 month old
Breed: Shepherd mix
Gender: Male
Weight: 55 lbs now. Expected to be 75 lbs or bigger when full grown

Augie is a love bug! He has been friendly with everyone he has met. Loves to play with toys and hang out with his person. Augie will need training to learn basic manners and not to jump on everything. He has been good with the other dogs at his foster home. Augie needs a home with a yard and someone who has time to spend with him.

If you are interested in adopting Augie, please fill out our adoption application Please 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: Skip
Age: 2 years
Gender: Male, Neutered
Weight: 40 lbs

Skip is looking for a home that will help him build his self confidence while having fun. He is a sweet energetic young boy… full of goofiness, loves to eat, train and play. He needs time to adjust to new things. Skip is most comfortable in quieter environments. He loves to hike but finds walking in busy neighborhoods to be very scary. A home with a yard where he can play ball, train and do his zoomies is a must for this boy! We do not recommend him for a home with young children, cats or other dogs at this time. He needs someone who is home more often than not and who can help him re-learn basic manners and build confidence. Skip is 2 years old, already neutered and up to date on his shots. He weighs 40lbs.

If you are interested in adopting Skip, please fill out our adoption application Please 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





Jewell; 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! Becasue 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



Mork and Chow

Mendo Shelter Pets Rescue  - 530-570-4538
These fur-kids are with the Mendo Shelter Pets Rescue in Northern CA:  Please read their story, and tell others in the area that might be interested in giving them a new home, together! 
A Man’s Last Wish! 
"We were contacted by one of our community members for help rehoming his fur babies.  They have been his best friends, and his reason for living during a long battle with a terminal illness.  We couldn’t say no and as we learn more about these amazing fluffy goofballs we are falling more in love each day. 
These boys are approx 80 lbs of pure joy!  They are approx 3-4 years old.  Mork (orange) is the reserved, snuggly and syrupy sweet.  Chow (black) is the leader of the fun, energetic and super silly. These are country boys, but don’t let that fool you, they want to watch Sunday football and snuggle next to you in bed.  They are house dogs.  They are great on a leash; they listen well and are astoundingly resilient.  They also live with a cat (more to come on that).  If you or anyone you know is interested in giving these angels a soft place to land shoot us a text or call.  530-570-4538”    (7-19)




"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)


"EMMA" is a 2.5 year old spayed female, possible Aussie mix, about 50 pounds. She is housebroken, knows sit, stay, lay down, roll over, “bang!”(play dead) and she will howl with you. Her favorite things are fetch, swimming (pool and beach), chewing on toys/bones, sitting in the front window watching people walk by, and barking at the dogs that do also. She is good with other dogs (for the most part) when she is not on a leash or behind a fence/separated from other dogs, she’s only had issues with their other dog and dogs that snap/go after her first. She has a ton of energy but gets worn out quickly, after the beach or park or walk, she gets home and sleeps for hours. Unfortunately Emma has had food aggression problems since they got her as a puppy. They have worked with her and a trainer to try to correct the behaviors and she has not improved. Now she is getting aggressive with their other dog over food and toys. They have a 9 month old baby and are afraid of him (and their other dog) getting seriously injured. Emma’s aggression is usually apparent when there is food and/or treats in her possession. She has bitten the husband multiple times (drawn blood but not needed medical attention), the wife once, and she continues to get aggressive with their 20 lb pug mix (pins her to the ground by her neck and rustles her around, while growling). She has only broken skin on her one time, but more serious injury could happen. If you are able to give Emma a loving home with no other dogs or children, and are experienced with dealing with food aggression, please contact Jeannie @ 760-525-1576 or email: If you'd like to fill out our adoption application, we will forward it to her owners: (Costa Mesa)   (5-19)


"SIMBA" is, at best guess, an Aussie x Corgi mix, neutered male about 2-3 yrs old. He was rescued out of a shelter, and now ready for a new home. He loves car rides, doesn't like cats, and would really prefer to get all the attention, so may be best as an only pet. He is a friendly boy, very personable. He is crate trained, knows sit and to hand you his paw, very smart boy He is not ready for a dog park situation at this point, rather pushy with other male dogs but seems to do okay with easy-going females, just needs time to get to know them. If you are interested in this little cutie, please contact rescuer Alexis at 661-666-1770 (Valencia area)    (5-19)