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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"CHARLIE" is a 10 yr. old Aussie mix rescued from a California shelter. His past life is a mystery but what we do know is that he likes other dogs and loves being part of a pack and a family. He loves people and even hugs the vet. Charlie weighs 35#, he is housetrained, crate trained, and enjoys going for walks. He has arthritis in one knee and is a little gimpy, but it doesn't slow him down. If you are interested in this lovely gentleman, please fill out of adoption application:  (AZ)   (10-19) 




"ACE" is a 5 yr old neutered male Aussie that weighs 30 pounds.  He is housebroken and well behaved in the house, is used to sleeping in the bedroom at night and being in and out during the day, loves to play fetch, learn new tricks and belly scratches 💕   Ace has been okay with the cats, does better with dogs smaller than he is - he can get defensively aggressive around dogs larger than he is, so do not recommend it.  He has been around grandkids when they’ve visited and done okay, but again, do not recommend a home where he would be living with children, he would prefer an adult only home.   Unfortunately in his current situation he has felt the need to protect his owner and has nipped someone twice (once drawing blood but neither time needing medical attention), so he needs a stable environment where he can get consistent exercise, training and love, a nice large yard would be wonderful!  If you are interested in this handsome boy, please fill out our adoption application:   and we will forward it on to his owner.   If we have one for you on file, email us and let us know of your interest:  (Acton/Palmdale area)   (9-19)




"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)




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





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




"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)