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Name: Luna Pup
Breed: Lab / husky mix
Age: Will be 8 weeks old on July 30th
Weight: Approx weight is guessed to be 40-50 lbs
Luna Pup is a sweet girl with a big personality and lots of attitude! She is very vocal and not afraid to let you know what she wants. Luna is a solo pup who moved in with her foster family at 4 weeks old when her doggie mom couldn’t care for her anymore. She is loved and spoiled by her foster doggie brother and foster sister. They adore her and amazingly always let her have her way. She is used to following them and tries to copy them. Luna needs a family with at least one other friendly balanced dog (35 lbs or bigger) who can keep up with her energy and who also has good manners to help Luna learn to be calm and develop good bite inhibition. Luna is a very confident and headstrong pup. She needs an experienced dog owner. She howls and whines for attention when things aren’t going her way, so training is needed to ensure this doesn’t turn into a negative trait. Luna is used to being with her people. She will need a family where someone will be home most of the time to engage and interact with her. Luna loves to run around and play inside and outside. She will need a secure dog friendly home and yard. Because Luna is very vocal, she is not recommended for condos/apts. Luna is overall very sweet, playful, and confident. She needs a safe home with experienced dog owners who can handle her big personality and help her to continue to develop good traits and manners.
If you are interested in adopting Luna Pup and can meet her needs, please fill out an adoption application. http://aussierescuesandiego.org/foster-and-volunteer/adoptionapplication/. Please answer all required questions, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Age: 6 Months Old
Weight: 35 lbs (expected to be 40–45 lbs)
Sam is a 6 month old Aussie who was used to running his own show. He is a loving boy but previously was allowed to do what he wants when he wants. When he wants something but is not allowed to have it, he will get very grabby even biting if he thinks he can get away with it. Sam is currently learning appropriate behaviors, coping skills and how to socialize. He is doing excellent with his training and loves to play fetch! Sam will need someone to continue to work him mentally and physically. He is very smart , learns quickly and will be an amazing boy. Please note, due to Sam’s prior bad habits, we will not be placing him in a home with children, small or elderly dogs. He needs clear expectations and structure. Sam will take advantage of freedom and anyone or anything he sees as weaker than him. Continued training will be required (positive reinforcement group class, your area, your trainer). Sam will also need a secure fenced yard of his own, not a shared yard. He is getting comfortable around other dogs but he can be a rough and rude puppy so if other dogs reside in the home, they should be balanced, playful and 40 lbs or bigger. He WILL chase cats. Sam weighs 35 lbs right now. We expect him to weigh about 40–45 lbs full grown (his mom was stocky and supposedly a mini Aussie).
If you are interested in adopting Sam, please fill out our adoption application http://aussierescuesandiego.org/foster-and-volunteer/adoptionapplication/. 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 Adoptionsaussierescuesandiego@gmail.com.
Age: 7 years old
Weight: 50 lbs
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Rockit is as cute as he is sweet. He was relinquished because he was getting out of his yard. Rockit likes to have company and hang out with his human. He is fine for a few hours alone depending on the person and situation. He loves to oversee morning coffee time, gardening, tv time etc. While Rockit is not a high energy boy, he does need a lot of interaction including play, walks and petting. He was previously an outside only dog so he is not used to getting on the couch or furniture but now he will if invited. He has been great inside his foster home. He loves to relax somewhere near you and will move around as you do. Rockit would rather lay next to you than on your lap. He likes pets and belly rubs but is not an in your face type of cuddler. Rockit is sensitive to the environment and those around him. He will not do well with a person who is nervous, anxious or worries a lot. Loud noises are scary also. He is not recommended for families with young children or cats.
If you are interested in adopting Rockit, please fill out our adoption application http://aussierescuesandiego.org/foster-and-volunteer/adoptionapplication/. 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 email@example.com.
Breed: Aussie / Cattle Dog mix
Age: 1 year old
Weight: 48 lbs
Cooper is a happy boy who loves to play with his toys! He and his brother were running on the streets until saved by a couple of caring people. The finders worked with the local animal shelter but no owners could be found. Thank you to Helping Herders for connecting us so we could help Cooper and his brother, Scout. Cooper loves to learn and is able to complete new tasks quickly and easily. He does need a home that will help him gain confidence and learn good doggie manners. One of Cooper’s most favorite things is to be told that he is a “Good Boy”. He may even think that “Good Boy” is his name 🤣 Cooper needs to be placed in a home with a secure fenced yard where he will not be left outside unattended. He can climb 6 foot chain link. Cooper is timid at first and will need someone who understands that he needs time to get to know a new person slowly. Because of his shyness and low self confidence, he should not live with kids, cats or other dogs. Those needs may change when he is comfortable in his environment and has a few more coping skills. Cooper is a sweet happy boy looking for an understanding and safe home.
If you are interested in adopting Cooper, please fill out our adoption application http://aussierescuesandiego.org/foster-and-volunteer/adoptionapplication/. 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 Adoptionsaussierescuesandiego@gmail.com.
Please contact Owners/Rescues directly
Cooper (courtesy post)
Courtesy Post! Please read entire post and contact owner directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in meeting and adopting Cooper.
Name: Cooper (courtesy post)
Gender: Neutered Male
Age: 9 yrs old
Weight: 40 lbs
We feel like we are between a rock and a hard place—yes, of course we feel terrible looking for a new home, but at the same time, we feel very badly that they are not getting the time and attention that all dogs deserve. So, we came to the difficult decision to see if there is a chance to find a loving family and living situation that would offer more than we are giving. We will be very selective and must feel that the new home is truly a great fit with more time, attention, and exercise.
Cooper/Details: He is a truly awesome dog and he would love to be in a loving home with lots of attention and more room/time to run and play. He weighs approximately 40 pounds and currently has a summer cut. House trained, crate trained, and knows simple tricks (sit, shake, lay down).
The Good: fun, friendly, smart, energetic, silly, sweet, gentle, loves everyone and everything (except water in his ears and getting haircuts!). Great with kids, people, and other dogs (no idea about cats or other pets – he’s never seen a cat).
The Bad: very independent – does not do well off-leash – will run off until he decides he’s done exploring. Really, that’s his worst trait – I am sure he could be trained, but we haven’t taken the time to do so. He is also a working/herding dog so he tends to want to “herd” other dogs, kids running, etc. Not really a “bad” trait, but worth mentioning for anyone not familiar with the breed.
The Ugly: there isn’t any! He is a beautiful dog!
If you are serious about adopting and you can meet Cooper’s needs, please contact owner at email@example.com.
Subie is currently with her owner. Please read entire post and if you think you might be a good fit for this sweet girl, please complete our application.
Age: 7 1/2 years old
Gender: Spayed female
Weight: 55 lbs (owner estimate)
Needs her own fenced yard
Needs to be only female dog in household
Children 6 years and up may be ok
Per owners: Subie is super sweet and affectionate with people. She likes to jump on your lap and give lots of kisses. Now that she is older she’s not so active but she likes to play ball or with her toys. She is never aggressive with people. She likes to be both indoors and outdoors. Subie has leash reactivity with other dogs when you take her on walks. She also is not good with other female dogs and likes to chase cats.
If you are interested in meeting and adopting Subie and can meet her needs, please fill out an adoption application. http://aussierescuesandiego.org/foster-and-volunteer/adoptionapplication/. Please answer all required questions, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pepper is with her owners, not with Aussie Rescue So Cal
Age: 3 years old
Gender: Female, spayed
Weight: 25 lbs
Breed: Aussie Mix
Pepper is a loving and sweet girl but needs to be an only pet in the home. She is a very friendly girl with people, adults and kids, housebroken and crate trained, well behaved in the house in general, likes running and playing fetch, plenty of energy so wants a nice size yard to run around in! But is aggressive with the other dogs and cats in her household, to the point that she has attacked them, causing fights injuring both the other animal and humans that ended up getting bitten trying to break them up. Super sweet girl but does need to be an ONLY PET in the house! If you are interested in Pepper, please fill out the ARSC adoption application and they will forward it to her owners and they will respond: https://www.aussierescuesocal.com/applications/adoption_v2/ – if ARSC already have an adopt app from you, please drop them an email: email@example.com. (Pepper is in the Temecula area)
We are helping Riley’s owners find a new home for her. She is reactive with strangers and other dogs but does very well with help from the right person. If after reading this post, you feel like you have the ability to work with Riley and give her a great home, please fill out our adoption application and we will forward it to her current owners.
Age: 1 year old
Gender: Spayed female
Reactive (fear based)
Needs to be only dog. No kids. No cats
Located in Temecula
Riley is very energetic, affectionate, and protective. She’s equally snuggly and sleepy as she is playful. She’s very much a shadow-dog, following you wherever you go. She is extremely intelligent, learns very quickly, and knows a lot of commands! She loves to run and needs at LEAST an hour of exercise a day to be manageable. She displays certain herding instincts such as mildly nipping at your ankles when she gets too excited. Her main struggle right now is her reactivity to strangers (humans and dogs) and her separation anxiety. She can only last a few minutes before she barks and howls when both of her owners leave the apartment. Riley is reactive to both humans and dogs. For strangers, she growls and barks when she sees them or if someone gets too close. She has gotten a lot better with proximity to strangers and does really well when food is involved. Riley is also very reactive to dogs, especially small ones. She will lunge on her leash and bark like crazy when she sees a dog (within a certain proximity). She has met a few dogs up-close and oftentimes wants to control them by jumping on them and barking/growling at them incessantly. Riley is looking for a home with no other pets and no kids. She needs an Aussie savvy owner who has time, ability and willingness to train her so that she can be a good girl.
If you are interested in adopting Riley, please fill out an adoption application. We will forward them to her owners. http://aussierescuesandiego.org/foster-and-volunteer/adoptionapplication/. Please answer all required questions, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
This dog is with her owner. Please read post and if you are serious about meeting her and adopting, email owner.
Luna is a very loving girl who bonds to her owner. She loves car rides and has been well behaved in public, even with strangers. In the house though she is protective of strangers but good with the family.
Luna has growled and lunged at a couple visitors to the house which has us on edge. She has not bitten anyone but we can see that tendency in her. Luna has had a couple of altercations with our dogs over “things”. We are a little fearful now to have visitors and for the safety of our old terrier and just need to find Luna a forever home.
She is super smart and loving , impressive in every way…but that little attitude flip she has from lover to fighter we can’t handle! It has added a lot of stress at home.
If you can give Luna a safe and loving home, please contact Randy at email@example.com. Put Luna in subject line of email.
We are helping Bentley’s owner find a safe home for him. Please read entire post before applying. He has bit a child, nipped another child and a couple of adult strangers. Regardless of whether these situations could have been prevented or whether they are his owner’s fault, these are behaviors that a new owner would need to work with. Please do not assume that he won’t bite/nip in his new home if around kids and strangers.
Age: 7 years old
Gender: Neutered Male
Weight: 70 lbs
Breed: Australian Shepherd
“Bentley needs a home without children of frequent visits from strangers. He is loyal and loving. Always wanting to be by your side but not in your way. He loves walks, and he loves his ball, when we’re tired of throwing it, he entertains himself in the yard with a ball fetching machine. He is intelligent and learns quickly.
Bentley’s first concern is his family and his home. He will alert you to anyone lurking around the house and has a bark that will frighten any strangers away. He will stop barking when instructed and never barks without reason. Bentley’s perfect home would be one with loving and caring adults. He is partial to women and gentle, kind men. He is eager to please. Bentley enjoys the companionship of other dogs and is very good with my cats. He needs a fenced yard to run in and explore. If you have a pool, he loves to swim when invited.
He is very suspicious of strangers but makes friends quickly. He is protective of his home and his people. When a stranger enters his yard, he will back off and bark. If he perceives a threat to you, he will nip the stranger, so he needs to be watched closely. When out and about, he will avoid strangers. He does not like being approached by some people. For unknown reasons, Bentley is extremely afraid of children and is unpredictable around them. Bentley is very good with other dogs.”
If you are interested in adopting Bentley and can meet his needs, please fill out our adoption application http://aussierescuesandiego.org/foster-and-volunteer/adoptionapplication/. We will forward to his owner. Please answer all required questions, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Luke is a 5–6 yr old neutered red merle male Aussie mix, about 45–50 pounds. He has been primarily an outdoor boy, comes in occasionally and has been okay, but prefers to be outdoors. He is very energetic and very friendly, has been around kids 8 & up and been okay but he does jump up and sometimes ‘hugs’ you, so may be too much for young kids. No idea on cats but has been living with 2 Shiba Inus and has been great with them. He is a strong dog, pulls on the leash when he gets excited, so may need some work on that, but a happy boy who loves attention 😊 His owner originally had 2 acres and he loved running around that, but has since moved into a tract home and he has next to no yard to run around in as well as his owner is working more hours. Luke would really like to find a loving home with a nice big yard and someone with plenty of time to spend with him 🤗 If you are interested, please contact his owner, Patricia @ 909-240-0261 (Fontana area).
COURTESY POST— Sonny is with his owner, you will need to contact her if you are interested 🙂 please email his owner: email@example.com (Simi Valley area)
Sonny is an 8–10 yr old possible Aussie mix neutered male, about 45 pounds. He is sweet with people in general but he may have some behavioral issues with other animals – he can get along with other dogs and cats IF he is introduced slowly. He has the biggest problem with small dogs that charge up and bark at him, to the point where he ended up in a fight with one and the other dog’s owner did get bitten while trying to break it up – no medical attention needed fortunately. He was originally adopted out of a shelter and according to them, he may have hurt the previous owner’s child, the record was not very clear if it was an attempt or if the child actually was bitten.
His current owner took him thru training, and from observation Sonny shows no sign of aggression toward kids, however we do not recommend him living with any just in case. He is housebroken and well behaved in the house, and well behaved on walks as long as no other dogs are around – he may get over excited towards them if he sees one. What has become a problem in his current home though is that his current owner has had to go back to work and gone for 12+ hours a day and he is going over the 6 foot wall and getting out. He cannot be left outside in the yard alone, but is okay to be left in a crate inside for a few hours… if gone for several hours, he may do just about anything to get out. He is a high energy boy and is needing more exercise than she is able to give him at this point. He is a good companion, very smart and learns quickly, but needs a home where someone is home more and can give him more exercise than he is getting in his current home. If you are interested in Sonny, please email his owner: firstname.lastname@example.org (Simi Valley area).
Here is a video from a few years ago of Sonny: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3vReFG1dEY
Adoptable Dogs from Our Rescue Partners:
To view dogs available at our local humane societies and shelters:
San Diego County Shelters
San Diego Humane Society
Rancho Coastal Humane Society
El Cajon Animal Shelter
Chula Vista Animal Care