Aussie Rescue San Diego

Are you interested in adopting, or may be interested in the future? Please fill out this application online.

To see adoptable dogs of our friends, Aussie Rescue SoCal, click here.

To view dogs available at our local San Diego shelters, click here.

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Bianca; Female; Mini Aussie; 30lbs; 8 years old

Name: Bianca
Age: 8 years old
Gender: Female
Breed: Mini Australian Shepherd
Weight: 30 lbs

Bianca is a sweet loving girl hoping for her furever home. She was rescued from a commercial breeder and just finished whelping her last litter. Bianca has been easy to foster and was a great mom to her puppies. She walks well on leash and loves pets. Unknown with cats. Good with polite, well mannered dogs.

If you are interested in adopting Bianca, 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 24 hours. If you do not hear from us, email us at


Brady; Male; 1 year old; Mini Australian Shepherd; 29lbs

Name: Brady
Age: 1-1/2 year old
Gender: Male
Breed: Mini Australian Shepherd
Weight: 29 lbs

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 a secure and safe fenced doggie yard. He will want to romp and play with his toys! 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! Brady is skittish with sudden or fast movements and loud noises. He needs a family who can help him build confidence.

If you are interested in adopting Brady, 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 24 hours. If you do not hear from us, email us at


Andy; 10 years young; Male; Mini Australian Shepherd; 25lbs

Name: Andy
Age: 10 years young
Gender: Male
Breed: Mini Australian Shepherd
Weight: 25lbs

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 our adoption application 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


Name: Carter; Age: 1-1/2 year old; Gender: Male; Weight: 30 lbs


Carter is hoping he will find his furever family soon. He needs a secure fenced yard with a friendly playful doggie to have fun with. Because he is shy with people, he is not ready for off leash areas like dog parks/beaches yet. 

More info below. Please fill out adoption application if interested in adopting Carter. 

Name: Carter
Age: 1 Year Old
Gender: Male
Weight: 30 lbs

Carter is a sweet fearful fellow. He needs a home where he can feel safe enough to play. 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.


Jewell 8 year old Female About 45lbs Aussie mix, short hair

Name: Jewell
Age: 8 years old
Gender: Female
Breed: Aussie Mix, short hair
Weight: 45 lbs

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 our adoption application 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

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 King Tut

Name: King Tut; Breed: Australian Shepherd/Lab Mix; Age: 2 ; Weight: 51 lbs; Gender: Male, neutered

COURTESY POST—Contact Cassie at 619-261-1316 or

Name: King Tut
Age: 2 years old
Gender: Male, Neutered
Breed: Aussie Shepherd/Lab Mix
Weight: 51 lbs

Meet King Tut. He is 2 years old and full of energy. He loves to play fetch, swim in the lake and go hiking. He is very easily trained and knows almost all basic commands. He is best friends with Fred, the cat pictured and loves children of all ages. We are having to re-home him because he does not get along with one of our dogs. The issues normally occur around human food.


Name: Frankie; Age: 3 years old; Breed: Mini Aussie

COURTESY POST—Seal Beach Animal Care Center at (562)-430-4993 | 1700 Adolfo Lopez Drive, Seal Beach

Name: Frankie
Age: 3 years old
Gender: Female
Breed: Mini Aussie

"Hi friends! I already know what you’re thinking. How stinking adorable am I?!?! Too adorable, if I do say so myself. My name is Frankie and I am a 3-year-old Miniature Australian Shepherd. I’m a bit on the pudgy side right now, but I know with all the walks I get here at the SBACC, I’ll be trimmed down to a healthy weight in no time! I LOVE sitting right next to people. Literally. I will lean right into you, and if you stop petting me, I will definitely nudge your arm to remind you to continue. AND, we can’t forget toys. I LOVE toys! But there is one thing I should share, although I’m afraid it will make people keep walking past me… I am deaf, but whatever! I’m still super happy, I know who my people are and I know where my toy is. Will you come meet me?" 

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Name: Ozzy ; Age: 5 years old; Gender: Male; Breed: Australian Shepherd/Cattle Dog Mix Weight: 58 lbs

COURTESY POST—Please apply through Second Chance Dog Rescue, San Diego, California at

Name: Ozzy
Age: 5 years old
Gender: Male
Breed: Australian Shepherd/Cattle Dog Mix
Weight: 58 lbs

Meet Ozzy! Ozzy is a 5 year old, 58 lb Australian Shepherd/Cattle Dog mix. He is house trained and VERY smart! He knows all kinds of tricks and commands, including sit, stay, lay down, paw, roll over and crawl. He loves running, swimming and biking and is always ready to play! Ozzy will chase tennis balls on land and in the water as long as you’re willing to throw them and is also very happy to chase after his stuffed animals at home in the living room. He completed his American Herding Breed Association instinct test and passed with flying colors! His trainers think he would do very well in a ranch setting where he has the opportunity to be a working dog, but he would be happy with any loving home that lets him run around 🙂 Ozzy does well walking on a leash but can be reactive to skateboards, bigger dogs and men walking by so he needs a closer eye in these situations. He continues to make progress listening and sitting when distractions walk by and he needs someone who is willing to keep up with his training to keep him on track to succeed! When at home in his own environment Ozzy is an absolute sweetheart, he plops down for belly rubs and loves to snuggle and nuzzle his head up to you for attention. He can be skeptical of men he doesn’t know when they walk into the house unannounced, but he is very accepting (and of course willing to play!) after a proper introduction. Dog parks aren’t Ozzy's thing, as he can get overwhelmed with all the commotion, but he gets along great with his two dog roommates (male 45 lb cattle dog and female 20 lb mix) and should be okay with any smaller/medium dog after a proper introduction.

Ozzy is neutered, microchipped and up to date on all vaccinations. Please go to and complete an application today! All dogs live in private foster homes until they are adopted.


Name: Gunnar; Age: 5-6 years old; Gender: Male; Breed: Labrador and Pit Bull Mix

COURTESY POST—Contact Buddy Up Animal Society at info@ or

Name: Gunnar
Age: 5-6 years old
Gender: Male
Breed: Labrador and Pit Bull Mix

Gunnar is looking for a foster family or his forever home in Southern California or Southern Maine! Gunnar is a super sweet boy who LOVES everyone he meets. His foster mom says he’s the most gentle, loving pup and while his full name is Gunnar McHuddleston, she often calls him Gunnar McCUDDLEston because Gunnar loves to cuddle so much.

Gunnar is paralyzed in his back legs as a result of gunshot wounds to his spine. He has been fitted for wheels and loves to use them to get around. He is also in rehab to work on the use of his legs. His foster or adopter would need to be committed to providing Gunnar with the time and support he needs in order to continue his rehabilitation.

Gunnar is great with people, including kids, and loves to be around other dogs, but he likes to chase kitties and is fast on his wheels. A home without cats would be best.

While Gunnar’s story is heartbreaking, he is one of the most resilient and happy dogs we have had in our care. For more information about Gunnar’s amazing story, please visit donate/2584496/gunnar-s-magic.

If you're interested in fostering or adopting Gunnar, please visit our website and fill out the Dog Adoption or Foster Application at:



Laska; 1–1.5 year old; Female, spayed; Aussie, double merle

COURTESY POST—Apply at Aussie Rescue So Cal at (Sylmar area)

Name: Laska
Age: 1–1.5 year old
Gender: Female, spayed
Breed: Aussie, double merle

Laska is an approximately 1-1.5 yr old spayed female Aussie. Because she is a double merle, she is deaf and has limited vision, but that does not stop her from enjoying life!

This is what her foster mom says about her:
"Hey y’all! I’m super excited that my little foster is finally going to be ready for a new forever home! She’s a doll and has come a long way from the scared pup that would hardly move in more then a circle when I got her from the shelter. This little fishy loves to play in water, go to the farmers market, play dates, is great for the groomer, eager to please and loves to learn new things. She's house broke and crate trained. She’s just as comfortable lounging around the house as she is walking the strip. I’ve taken her to the ranch I work my herding dogs at, around my horse, the flea market, pier, farmers market, pet functions, work with me, doggie play dates, and even out to dinner at our local dog friendly restaurant. She loves it all!

Laska does seem to have some allergies that make her eyes tear up, but she gets the "Vet's Best Seasonal Allergy Relief Dog Supplements" and that takes care of it."

If you are interested in this beautiful girl, please fill out our adoption application: If you've already filled one out in the past, just drop me an email: (Sylmar area)


Courtesy Post—Contact Owner Directly: Jaime at

Name: Beau
Gender: Male
Breed: Australian Cattle Dog Mix
Age: 2.5 years old

Beau is a neutered male Australian Cattle Dog Mix, he is 2.5 years old, fixed and current on shots (2/2/2018). He 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.