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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Lucy and Felix

"LUCY" is a 3 yr old black tri spayed female (40-45 pounds) and "FELIX" is a 3 yr old neutered red merle male (35-40 pounds). Per their owner; Lucy and Felix do not have to be adopted together, they are just looking for loving homes for them where they can be part of the family. Both dogs really want to be indoors with them and the circumstances right now are not allowing that to happen - because of this, they are climbing their 5 foot chain link fence and getting out - this is a very difficult decision for them, they are trying to do the best for these pooches. They are crate trained and housebroken, walk well on the leash, both are friendly with adults and children both, good with other dogs and cats, very sweet and love to be inside with you. Lucy is a bit lower energy level than Felix, she likes to play fetch and lay next to you Felix is a higher energy level and loves to swim in the pool and be chased! Lucy does chew up her dog bed sometimes, and Felix is a cuddler, they both just want to be near you If you are interested in either of them, please contact their owner, Nasario, at 562-313-8031 (Riverside area) (10-18)

Blue

"BLUE" is a charming 1 year old boy who weighs 64 pounds. He is very friendly with most people. He can get uncomfortable if people stare and approach him before getting acquainted. He has no idea that he is so handsome which causes people to lose their manners! Blue loves other dogs but can be persistent in his nagging to play. He needs a family who has time and space for him to be an Aussie. This is not a dog who would be happy waiting at home long hours without a person paying attention to him. He is good with kids 10 and up (may jump). Unknown with cats. If you are interested in adopting Blue, please fill out our adoption application http://aussierescuesandiego.org/foster-and-volunteer/adoptionapplication/

Please answer every question even if with  "n/a" or it will not submit. We will respond to your application within 24 hours. If you do not hear from us, email us at info@aussierescuesandiego.org (10-18)

Harry

"HARRY" is a very polite and well behaved 3 year old that enjoys routine. He likes spending time resting on the couch and snuggling between walks outside and overall has been incredibly well mannered. Harry is still working on socialization, but so far has been great with new people. He has not shown much interest in other dogs or toys, unknown with cats. He has made massive strides building his confidence has discovered how to wag his tail and 'come'. He is still skittish around quick movements and sounds, so needs to become a little more confident, but will enjoy learning more basic commands! If you would like to adopt Harry, please fill out our adoption application http://aussierescuesandiego.org/foster-and-volunteer/adoptionapplication/

Please answer every question even if with "n/a" or it will not submit. We will respond to your application within 24 hours. If you do not hear from us, email us at info@aussierescuesandiego.org (10-18)

Ethan

 "ETHAN" is a male Mini Australian Shepherd; almost 7 months old; Currently 26lbs.  Ethan is a young boy looking to have some fun! He was rescued from a commercial breeder. He can be shy and has a lot to learn but he is a happy bundle of energy. He LOVES other friendly dogs and wants to play but (after being told a few times) has also been respectful of other dog's telling him not to bug them. Ethan needs a backyard where he can safely burn some energy and learn to play. If you would like to adopt this cute and sweet boy and have patience to train an adolescent pup, please fill out our adoption application http://aussierescuesandiego.org/foster-and-volunteer/adoptionapplication/ Please answer every question even if with  "n/a" or it will not submit. We will respond to your application within 24 hours. If you do not hear from us, email us at info@aussierescuesandiego.org (10-18)

Quimby

"QUIMBY" is a  male Mini Australian Shepherd; 1 1/2 years old; 38lbs.  Quimby is a fun loving boy! He has been great with people and other dogs. Now that he is developing his own opinions and learning what freedom can be like, he will need to be introduced to other new dogs slowly. Quimby is very energetic and a fast boy! He will need exercise both physically and mentally. This adolescent boy was recently rescued from a commercial breeder and is exuberantly enjoying his new adventures. He is not recommended for first time dog owners since he will need someone Aussie savvy to help him become a well-balanced boy. If you would like to adopt Quimby, please fill out our adoption application http://aussierescuesandiego.org/foster-and-volunteer/adoptionapplication/ Please answer every question even if with  "n/a" or it will not submit. We will respond to your application within 24 hours. If you do not hear from us, email us at info@aussierescuesandiego.org (10-18)

Spazzy

"SPAZZY" is a  female, 5 year old, Toy sized Australian Shepherd, 10 lbs.
Spazzy is full of charm and happiness! She is a wigglebutt in motion all the time. Spazzy is a friendly, active and beautiful little girl. If you are looking for a tiny agility buddy, she just may be your partner. Spazzy needs a home where she can learn basic training skills. She was originally rescued from the commercial breeding industry and has not had alot of normal pet dog training. She is ok on leash and can mind her manners if you have clear communication and expectations. Because she has not been raised in a normal environment, we are not recommending she be taken to dog parks and such until she learns to come when called. She is vocal and will sing in delight when you engage her. If you would like to adopt Princess Spazzy, please fill out our adoption application http://aussierescuesandiego.org/foster…/adoptionapplication/ Please answer every question even if with "n/a" or it will not submit. We will respond to your application within 24 hours. If you do not hear from us, email us at info@aussierescuesandiego.org    (10-18)

Emma

"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: jeannielynn15@gmail.com If you'd like to fill out our adoption application, we will forward it to her owners: https://www.aussierescuesocal.com/applications/adoption-application/ (Costa Mesa)   (10-18)

Sydney

"SYDNEY"  is a sweet 9 and a half month Aussie girl looking for a home where her person will be with her more often than not. She previously lived with cats and a small dog and was fine. Sydney is still a puppy (42lbs) and needs to learn basic doggie manners. She also needs exercise to work her body and her brain.

If you are interested in adopting Sydney, please fill out our adoption application http://aussierescuesandiego.org/foster-and-volunteer/adoptionapplication/ Please answer every question even if with "n/a" or it will not submit. We will respond to your application within 24 hours. If you do not hear from us, email us at info@aussierescuesandiego.org    (9-18)

Simba

"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)    (9-18)

Brady

"BRADY" is a  Male 1 year old Mini Australian Shepherd 29lbs
Sweet Brady Boy is available for adoption! He was recently rescued from the commercial breeding industry and is now looking forward to learning basic doggie manners and having fun! He needs a home with another friendly dog to play with. A secure and safe fenced doggie yard is a must. He will want to romp and wrestle with his playmate. Brady would like a home where he has his person / family around more often than not. He deserves to be the "baby" in the household! If you are interested in adopting Brady, please fill out our adoption application http://aussierescuesandiego.org/foster…/adoptionapplication/ Please answer every question even if with "n/a" or it will not submit. We will respond to your application within 24 hours. If you do not hear from us, email us at info@aussierescuesandiego.org 9-18)

Birdie

"BIRDIE" is ready for her forever home on September 5. Name: Birdie Age: 8 weeks old Gender: Female Breed: Cattle Dog Mix Weight: possibly around 40 lbs
Birdie is a sweet little girl who loves to romp and play. She makes sure her brothers behave. She loves to cuddle and play ball. Apply to take Birdie home: http://aussierescuesandiego.org/foster-and-volunteer/adoptionapplication/. (9-18)

Update: Birdie is now Three Months Old.

Putter

"PUTTER"  aka Putt is a 6 month old Australian Cattle Dog mix and weights 22lbs. Putt is a sweet loving boy. He is learning his basic obedience "tricks". Putter loves to be with his person doing just about anything. He is shy and can get scared at first but looks to his human for direction. If you are interested in adopting Putter and you have time and consistency to give this little guy, please fill out and application here: http://aussierescuesandiego.org/foster-and-volunteer/adoptionapplication/

(9-18)

Andy

"ANDY" is a 10 year old, male,  Mini Aussie and weighs 25 pounds
Not only is he adorable, Andy is also a very sweet and loving guy once he gets to know you. He was rescued from a commercial breeder where he was not socialized so he is very skittish and will run when scared. He has been fine with other dogs...not necessarily interested in them but not aggressive either. Andy loves to have company and enjoys treats and pets too. If you are interested in adopting Andy, please fill out an adoption application http://aussierescuesandiego.org/foster-and-volunteer/adoptionapplication/(8-18)

Carter

"CARTER" is a 1 year old, male, Aussie that weights 30lbs.                                                         Carter is a sweet shy fellow. He needs a home with a friendly playful dog who can help him develop more confidence while having fun. This boy has lots of silly antics up his sleeve and can often be found with some new treasure in his mouth ? Carter is from a commercial breeder who did not socialize him. Many things will be new to him. So far, he has done very well with learning to come and is also learning basic house manners. He has done great with his foster siblings (25-50 lbs)! He loves to play with them and often jumps, sits or lays on them. Secure dog friendly yard is a must! No children please. He needs to gain more confidence first. If you are interested in adopting Carter, please fill out an adoption application. We will respond to all received apps within 24hours. If we don't respond, something went wrong and we did not receive your app. Thank you!                                                         http://aussierescuesandiego.org/foster-and-volunteer/adoptionapplication/           (8-18)

Mugsy

"MUGSY" is a 5 year old, male, Australian cattle dog mix that weighs 80 pounds. (needs to lose weight)
Mugsy is a friendly fellow looking for a furever home. He is great with people, kids, and other dogs. Mugsy's foster family says he is the best family dog ever ❤️ He likes to go on walks and play with the other dogs. Mugsy does have some arthritis which causes a limp if he exercises too much. He prefers mild to moderate activities with his friends.If you are interested in adopting Mugsy, fill out an application here: http://aussierescuesandiego.org/foster-and-volunteer/adoptionapplication/  (8-18)

Panda

"Panda" is a 1 and 1/2 year old, male, Australian Shepherd who weighs 55lbs.
Panda is a handsome boy looking for a home with a yard and the time and patience to train him. He is friendly with people. He has lived with kids and other dogs but gets very protective over them so is recommended only for a home as a single dog with no kids. He has not been reactive with other dogs but needs time to get to know new dogs. If you would like to adopt Panda and can give him the commitment he needs for time and training, please fill out our adoption application http://aussierescuesandiego.org/foster-and-volunteer/adoptionapplication/ We respond to all applications via email within 36 hours. If you do not receive a reply, we did not receive your application. Please email us at info@aussierescuesandiego.org should that occur.(8-18)

Jewel

"JEWEL" 8 years old, female, short hair Aussie mix.                                                                 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 eye. She is still very shy with new people but usually will take food. Jewell has learned to walk on a leash but still needs coaxing in new situations. Jewell has been great with her foster dog siblings and is very easy to live with. If you would like to give a shy dog a chance and think you want to adopt Jewell, please fill out an adoption application http://aussierescuesandiego.org/foster-and-volunteer/adoptionapplication/      (8-18)

Mugsy

"MUGSY" is a friendly male, 5 year old, Australian cattle dog mix looking for a furever home. He is great with people, kids, and other dogs. Mugsy's foster family says he is the best family dog ever ❤ He likes to go on walks and play with the other dogs. Mugsy does have some arthritis which causes a limp if he exercises too much. He prefers mild to moderate activities with his friends.

If you are interested in adopting Mugsy, fill out an application here: http://aussierescuesandiego.org/foster-and-volunteer/adoptionapplication/

(7-18)

Fluff

Meet Fluff. Fluff is a black bi-colored (black & white) Australian Shepherd and is about 7 years old. He was an owner surrender to the shelter, because his person was moving. He is very sweet and is really looking to bond with his person. Typical of his Aussie heritage, he is engaging and sweet. He likes to play ball, and he is a gentleman and brings it back to you. He is well socialized with other dogs. He does guard his ball, but is respectful when playing with another dog if that dog gets the ball first. He walks well on a leash, and appears to know some basic obedience. Since he is in a kennel environment, the stimulus is a bit much for him. He does react to the other dogs when they bark at him while on leash. This may be just being in a kennel environment.

If you are interested in meeting our dogs, please fill out an adoption application. We require a pre-approved application to be on file before any meet and greets are scheduled. The electronic application can be found on our website at http://www.bordercolliesinneed.org/border_collie_rescue_and_adoptions/adoption_application.html (6-18)

Colt

"COLT" needs a new home asap! He is not good with the other dogs he is currently living with.
Colt is a three year old, neutered male and weighs 30 lbs
Per owner:
"Colt is an amazing, athletic, smart, eager to please dog who knows basic commands as well as functional ones like staying out of the kitchen. He needs a home with no other dogs and an owner who can make sure he is safe around other dogs. He loves to cuddle and would be an ideal dog for a VERY active person who likes to hike and run. He runs 3-5 miles a day and gets out to play with a ChuckIt 2-3 times a day. He currently has 1/2 acre to run around and is on a raw diet due to skin allergies. We have a house cat whom he gets along with, they walk around together and sit near each other, though I never have them together unmonitored. Gets along great with kids, pukes in the car every time with or without food in his tummy" Colt is currently living with horses, goats, other dogs, a cat, a tortoise, and a potbelly pig. He has not once shown aggression towards any of the other animals other than the dogs. Colt is very well trained. He doesn’t use a leash when out and about and he will not wander if the gate is left open. Colt plays and does well at dog parks. He is highly motivated with a ball and one on one time with a person.

Please contact Sarah at 619-410-2824

Mojo

"MoJo" is a 1 1/2 year old cattle dog mix with great energy and enthusiasm. He is learning his obedience and, with training, would make a great family dog. http://www.bordercolliesinneed.org/border_collie_rescue_and_adoptions/mojo(courtesy).html

(6-18)