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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Mona and Scrappy

Names: Mona & Scrappy

Age: 7 1/2 years old
Size: Mona is 40lbs; Scrappy is 55lbs
Both have tails

Mona and Scrappy are a bonded pair looking for a home with a secure fenced yard. They would like to have someone who will interact regularly with them. Previously Mona and Scrappy lived at a nursery so they are used to being around people and they love to hang out while their foster family gardens. They are only 7 1/2 years old and still have quite a bit of spunk left. They will need some daily exercise. Mona likes to play with toys and Scrappy likes to play with Mona¬†ūü§£¬†both like to go for walks (foster is in rural area). Scrappy will jump up on people when excited so no young children please. Mona and Scrappy should be the only dogs in their new home. Unknown with cats but they love to chase away the birds that come in to the yard.

If you are interested in adopting this sweet pair (we are not separating them), please fill out our adoption application Please answer every required question, 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


Dob: 07/15/2020
Expected to be about 45 lbs
has vision in left eye but blind in right eye
Please read entire post before applying.
Duncan will need a home with a secure fenced yard and another friendly but balanced dog to play with. Duncan does not like to be alone so his family should be around most of the time. He is currently learning daily routine and basic commands including touch, sit, come, look and more! Even though he cannot hear and has vision only in one eye, this pup has been doing very well. We are impressed! Duncan is very trainable. His family will need to use hand signals to communicate with him. No young children please. Duncan has lots of sharp puppy teeth. If you are interested in adopting Duncan, please fill out our adoption application Adoption Application - Aussie Rescue San Diego

Please answer every required question, 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


Maeby is with her owner, not with our rescue -

‚ÄúMAEBY" is a 2 year old spayed border collie. She is trained very well with basic sit stay come commands, and is house trained. She‚Äôs an active and playful dog who is still working on boundaries with other dogs. Because she can play a little rough she would do best without small dogs in the house. She is smart and very sweet, loves people, belly rubs and giving kisses! To keep her active ball is life, but she also loves swimming and hiking. Her previous owner is no longer able to keep her due to losing her job and moving to a small apartment. Maeby is good with dogs once she is familiar with them but needs an owner to work with her on her leash tugging and reactivity towards other dogs, it would be best if she continues her training once adopted. She can be a bit timid at first in new environments, and is wary of hardwood floors. But once she is comfortable she will be your little shadow, and follow you everywhere! She is just the sweetest girl who wants to please, but will need an experienced dog owner who is familiar with the BC breed's needs and a large yard for play‚ÄĚ ¬†If you are interested in adopting Maebe, please fill out our adoption application and we will forward it on to her owner: ¬†¬†¬† (Santa Barbara area)


The Miller family has offered to foster Miss Lola for ARSC - updates will come as they get to know her¬†ūü§ó¬†Thank¬†you!!
Lola is a 3 yr old spayed female Aussie looking for a new home.  She is a double merle and is deaf, may have some vision impairment but nothing obvious.  She is housebroken (was originally crate trained but objects to it now) and primarily is in the house, knows sit, stay, down, and shakes with hand signals, LOVES to play ball. Lola is currently 70 pounds but does need to lose a few pounds.
She used to go to dog parks and never had an issue.  Goes to the groomer fairly regular, no behavior issues there.  Fine at the Vet, too.
One of our volunteers met with Lola and had this to say: "Outgoing, friendly, wiggling herself in half to greet us. ¬†Did not jump on us. ¬†Took beef lung treat willingly and happily, without taking my fingers.¬†Very personable dog.¬†Really enjoys going on walks,¬†stands still while putting her harness on, happy to go and does not pull on the leash!¬†¬†I handled her feet, front and back, while leaning over her, looked at her mouth.‚ÄĚ
Reason for placement is the family brought in another female dog of similar size and age a couple of years ago, and Lola has become possessive of the people in the house, as well as some items around the house - so far they seem to be more noise than substance between the 2 dogs, but it is definitely escalating.  Lola has also been ’stealing’ things and they are unable to get them back from her safely.  Lola needs much more exercise and attention than she is getting currently, and due to health issues of her owner, she is unable to give it to her.  We are looking for a dog savvy home for Lola, where she would be either an only dog, or if you are willing to work with her, possibly with a male dog.  No idea on cats or young kids, so not appropriate for a home with either of those, but has been around teenagers and has been fine.  She would be a great dog for an active person, hiking on leash or playing ball in a fenced area, due to her deafness.  If you are interested in Lola and feel you can give her the kind of home she needs, please fill out our adoption application:   (Camarillo area)



"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)


"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)