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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"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


This is "LAYLA". The shelter said she is Cattle dog/ Dalmatian. She is approximately 50 pounds and estimated to be 12 years old. I rescued her at the LA animal shelter. She was on her last days there with no adoption and was submitted in early July. She is spayed and up to date on shots with a microchip. She is registered with LA county. She is the most mellow dog around. She does love to be outside, so someone with some sort of yard with grass is ideal for her. I did notice she barks at little dogs, but is not aggressive. She tries to keep up with my Australian cattle dog who is 7 but she has some hip problems. She is a little wobbly and shaky when walking and sitting. She sometimes leans over when sitting cause she can’t support herself. She was filthy (and has been groomed) and has some skin issues. Nothing major and nothing a bath can’t fix. She is missing teeth and slowly chews food. She is friendly with other dogs and just likes to hangout. My dog has already nipped her so I have to keep them separate. I am located in Orange County. The ideal person who can foster or adopt this precious would have time for her and have some sort of yard. She is so easy to care for and is the sweetest. I would require a meet and greet and a thorough interview before accepting fosters or adoptions. She deserves a great home.   Contact: Jeanette @ 714-856-2523 or                     (8-18)


"BRANDI" is a 4 year old, female, Australian Shepherd and is currently chunky, should be about 50/55lbs.Brandi is a beautiful girl with a strong voice! She likes to talk and sing with (or even at) you. She is very energetic but loves to play ball. Brandi has not been keen on making doggie friends so is recommended only for a home with no other dogs. She is unknown around cats. She is very friendly with people and needs company more often than not. Brandi needs structured and consistent training to help her with her excitability. She can get a little carried away with her self but has a ton of fun in the process. If you are interested in adopting Brandi, please fill out our adoption application. 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 should that occur. (8-18)


"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!                                                          (8-18)


"LOCKETT" is a 2 year old, female, small Australian Shepherd weighing 39lbs.

Lockett is currently in our rehab program where she is learning basic manners and how to interact comfortably with people. She came to us after being rescued from a large commercial breeder. She was severely matted and fearful of being handled. Locket is also learning to walk on leash.

Apply here:      (8-18)


"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:  (8-18)


"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 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 should that occur.(8-18)


"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      (8-18)


"KODY" Unfortunately we are looking to rehome this 8 year old neutered male Aussie. Kody was the pet of a single man. I don’t know a lot about his old life, he was with his previous owner from the time he was a puppy until his owner took seriously ill and passed away last year. We adopted him from someone who cared for him for several months. Kody is very affectionate with people but can become aggressive with other dogs. Unfortunately we don’t know what triggers him. Food definitely can be the issue but there are other times there is nothing identifiable that precedes him biting another dog in his yard. He hasn’t gone after a dog while on leash, just at home. He is fearful of loud noises, like fireworks, thunder and motorcycles. Kody is a large male at 65 pounds. He is healthy, up to date on all vaccinations and chipped. He is good for the vet and the groomer. He plays fetch and knows basic commands. He definitely wants to please. He came to us with the reputation of going after cats. I wouldn’t leave him alone in the house with my cats, but he has definitely learned to respect that they are part of the family too and not to be chased. If you are interested in this affectionate boy, please contact Connie @ (949)463-7032 (Norco area) (7-18)


"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:



Unfortunately Kuma's last adoption did not work out - he does need to be an only pet in the home.

"KUMA" is a neutered male, 8 years young. He is housebroken, uses a doggie door, rides well in the car, and enjoys playing fetch/ball. He has been good with current owner's 11 year old grandson and four kids next door, ages 4 to 11. He has had a recent check up and has a clean bill of health. Kuma is up to date on all his vaccines. He can be nervous to start when meeting new people but once he warms up, he is affectionate. Kuma loves his walks and car rides.
He attended doggie day care with other dogs where he is mostly aloof. He can be reactive to dogs on the leash. So best he is with someone experienced as he does lunge at them while out on walks and once pulled his elderly owner into a telephone pole, injuring her (if no dogs are around, he walks well on the leash). She does have a dog walker take him out now, but he is also becoming very protective of her and he is just too strong for her to handle, he's been resource guarding some of her belongings and she is unable to stop him. Kuma is very smart and can be trained not to do this and would be best with a younger, more active owner, he does better with women than men. His groomer says he does very well being groomed.
His prior owner passed away 2 years ago, and that is when his current owner took him in, and unfortunately she is unable to take care of him herself now. If you are able to give Kuma a loving home, please contact Mickie at (Manhattan Beach area) (7-18)


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 (6-18)


"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


"DOLLY" is a 8 year old spayed female mix with beautiful blue eyes. At 40 pounds, she is a nice medium size girl. She is housebroken, used to being outside in the yard during the day while her owner is at work, has an 8 pound male companion that she plays with, has gone to the dog park occasionally and really has no interest in the other dogs there, just sits with the people; no idea on cats. Dolly has been around grandkids 11 & up and fine, loving and affectionate once she knows you, can be reserved at first. Her owner has lost her home and having to move into an apartment in a couple of weeks and cannot take Dolly with her - if you are interested in giving this sweet girl a loving home, please contact her owner

Kim @ 805-754-6174 (Kern County)    (6-18)


"TRUDY" 8 1/2 years old, Female, Australian Shepherd, mini 33lbs
Trudy was recently rescued from a commercial breeding operation. She has been in our rehab program learning to be comfortable with everyday noises and situations. She loves to lay on her bed when visiting with volunteers and is enjoying being brushed and pet. Trudy needs a full dental and spay. She is available for adoption to a home.


"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.