Aussie Rescue San Diego

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Danny, Male, Australian Shepherd, 1 year old, 43lbs

Danny is a fluffy sweet fellow. He is a double merle and is deaf. Danny is learning his basic commands and doing very well with come, sit and more. He is friendly with people and other dogs (almost too friendly; he greets with his paws!). Danny needs a home with patience and time to train him. If you are interested in adopting Danny, please fill out an adoption application


 Sweetie Pie  

Sweetie Pie, 8 months old, Female, Mini Australian Shepherd,22lbs


Sweetie Pie has lots of energy and is always busy. She loves the water and will splash around on top step of pool or in her water bowl. She is good with other friendly dogs, cats and children over 8. If you are interested in adopting Miss Sweetie Pie, please fill out an adoption application



Lily, 6 months, Female, Small mix breed, 25lbs


Lily is a happy, fun loving puppy once she is comfortable with you. She loves walks, cuddling on the couch and lounging outdoors. Lily will chase small moving animals (bunnies, squirrels and such) so best to not be in a home with cats. Her foster family has been working hard to train her on the basics and she is doing very well. If you are interested in adopting Lily, please fill out an adoption application



Sundae, Female, 1 year old, 35lbs, Mixed spaniel breed


Sundae is as sweet and delightful as her name! She loves all people. Recently she has just weaned 11 (yes 11!) puppies. Sundae came to us very skinny and malnourished and is working on gaining weight. She is unknown with cats; has been tolerant around other dogs. She is NOT a high energy dog who wants to go running, biking, etc. She does like walks and hanging out. Sundae loves to cuddle ❤️ If you are interested in adopting Sundae, please fill out an adoption application…/adoptionapplication/



French Silk 

French Silk was rescued along with Sundae and the rest of her ice cream pups! All are very very sweet and doing well. They have tested negative for tick borne diseases and been treated for Giardia. We don't really know how big they will get but are estimating their weight to be 20-40lbs full grown.The dad(s) are unknown. Mom is a mixed spaniel breed, medium sized, 29lbs

French Silk is now 10 weeks old ( 7/10). Interested in adopting French Silk? Please fill out an adoption application




BubbleGum was rescued along with Sundae and the rest of her ice cream pups! All are very very sweet and doing well. They have tested negative for tick borne diseases and been treated for Giardia. We don't really know how big they will get but are estimating their weight to be 20-40lbs full grown.The dad(s) are unknown. Mom is a mixed spaniel breed, medium sized, 29lbs

BubbleGum is now 10 weeks old ( 7/10). Interested in adopting BubbleGum?Please fill out an adoption application



8-9yrs old, Border Collie,Male,45lbs

Mickey likes to go on walks with his people and then curl up on the couch afterward. He knows sit, shake, down and is house trained. He has been good with other dogs, unknown with cats. Mickey also has significant hearing loss due to age and may not be able to hear at all. If you are interested in adopting Mickey, please fill out an adoption application…/adoptionapplication/




Sasha, 2 years old, Golden/shep / husky mix, Spayed female, 50lbs


Sasha is a very happy and friendly girl! Although she can be timid at first she loves to get out and explore. Needs to exercise her mind and body but loves to cuddle up close afterwards. Sasha does need to learn basic commands. Sasha also loves kids!. Sasha will also chase cats. If you are interested in adopting Sasha, please fill out an adoption application. If you are interested in adopting Sasha, please fill out an adoption application Adopt Me



6 year old, Female, About 45lbs, Aussie mix, short hair  


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 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.Adopt Me


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Wyatt is still looking for a home! 
7 yrs old
Australian Shepherd

Per owner: 
We love Wyatt so much, and he is a very big part of our family (and has been for 7 years now). He loves to go on walks, go hiking, go running and play frisbee. He is a sweet dog, and has a lot of energy. Wyatt is friendly with people. He is a dominant male but gets along with most other dogs in most situations. Wyatt is not suited for a home with cats. 
He is pretty calm but still needs exercise and the ability to burn off some energy.

We are devastated, but we sadly need to find him a new home. He is skittish and nervous around children, and he is very nervous around our 3 year old, who can sometimes have unpredictable behaviors. I am always very careful when they are together, but it has gotten too difficult now that we also have another baby moving around.

We are hoping to find him a family that will love him just like we do! Wyatt is neutered and up to date on his shots.

If you are interested in giving Wyatt a wonderful home, please call owner, Kim at (818) 687-2128






Kahlua needs a home asap! She needs lots more exercise and than her pregnant mom can provide. Kahlua is a 2 year old, 45lb spayed female Aussie. She may be a double merle or just a red merle with excess white. She can hear and see just fine. Kahlua is a strong girl both physically and mentally. She knows what she wants! She is fine with people and strange dogs once she gets to know them and decides she likes them. Otherwise she barks meaningfully and may nip clothing if allowed to escalate. Kahlua enjoys tug of war and playing ball. She needs someone who can exercise and train her. If you are interested in this lovely looking girl, please contact Maria at Maria works alot and has a high risk pregnancy so please let's help her find Kahlua a great home!





Palms N’ Paws Shelter (760) 367-0157
7086 Bullion Ave, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277 
Sox is in urgent need at the Palms N' Paws Shelter in 29 Palms. This shelter is a high kill shelter because they don't get very many adopters that will come to adopt their dogs because of the distance. They depend a lot on rescues and networking to help the dogs to safety. Please network Sox on your FB page if you can't adopt him. 
Sox is a 1 year old Aussie X with a tail. He is as sweet as can be and he has a parrot nose, which looks like a sever over-bite. This is what one of the volunteers had to say about him:
"Sox is friendly, goofy and rather clumsy. He can't lap up water, so he puts his whole mouth in the water and slurps, then when he is finished, water runs out of his nose. He has not been neutered, he is a bit underweight and marks stuff. His coat is dry and brittle and he will benefit from a good diet. He also drools on himself. He is rather adorable."
Please contact the shelter directly for any additional info or if you are interested in adopting him.






ZIGGY is a 14 month old neutered male mini Aussie that weighs about 14 pounds.  His owner reports that he is very friendly to meeting people, only fair with kids though, good with other dogs as long as they are bigger than he is, housebroken, but can be destructive if left loose indoors.  Ziggy knows some basic obedience and rides well in the car. He is high energy and needs a home with adults that can be with him a good amount of time and give him a lot of exercise and training  - he can have some separation anxiety if he doesn't get tired out before you leave, and will use his mouth to express himself if he doesn't know where to direct his energy.  He is very loving but will start biting at hands if you try to take something from him that he's not supposed to have (like socks).  Per the owner, "He also sometimes wakes up in the middle of the night or the middle of a nap and is immediately growling or going for feet, but as soon as I immobilized him, he relaxes and is fine."   For more information, please contact owner Alyssa via email:  (Long Beach)






SNICKERS is an 8 yr old, 70 pound,  spayed female Aussie x GSD mix (best guess).  She is friendly with men, women, children, meeting strangers, and other dogs, don't know about cats but she will chase squirrels and birds.  She is a good watchdog, loves to play outside in the yard and likes to play with toys - especially running around, chasing a ball - and loves frisbee.  She does enjoy being inside also, is housebroken and is well behaved if left loose indoors.  She is sweet and well behaved, sits, shakes, answers to the command of "what", and follows hand signals to backup & stop. She will let you rub her tummy as long as you want  🙂   Her owner is being relocated for work and corporate housing does not allow animals, so has a month to find her a new home.  If you are interested in this sweet girl, please contact owner Debbie via email:  or call 661-805-5986 (Tehachapi area)







BRUNO is a 7 yr old, 65 pound, neutered male Aussie that is looking for a new family/home due to his current one is moving into a small apartment next month.  He is healthy, housebroken, been excellent with adult men and women in his home as well as out in public, but has barked/shown aggression with children (never bitten and been fine with teens), as well as with other dogs and cats - he does have some doggie friends but it does take some time for him to become used to them.  He is fine with horses and larger animals.  He is affectionate without being needy, loves walks (does pull a bit) and playing fetch with a ball.  He's very laid back in the house and can have high energy when playing  :]   If you are interested in Bruno, please contact owner Lenore @ 951-837-7395  (Hemet area)







"Teddy is 8 years old, and 45lbs.  He has been living alone with my mother-in-law and her husband who have severely neglected him since my wife moved out 3 years ago.  Both are addicts, and after having neglected Teddy for several years, have decided they no longer want to keep him at all, and began talking about having him euthanized last week.   He was originally purchased from a pet store and listed as an Aussie Mix, although we are not quite sure mixed with what.  We have had a friend of mine, who actually trains Aussies, take a look at him and spend some time with him and she thinks he is mixed with Saint Bernard.  This trainer also said that Teddy with need a bit of training, as he has obvious separation anxiety, and has shown aggression towards smaller dogs.  She is confident however that with training he can be corrected away from these behaviors.  My wife and I have been walking him every night for the past two weeks, in an effort to get him comfortable around people and other dogs again, and there have been no major problems.  We decided to have him groomed as we hoped it would lessen the pain he was in from all of the matted and tangled fur.  The groomer informed us that he was quite infested with flees, and he seems to be significantly happy now that he has been shaven.  My wife and I both love Teddy, but with our current living situation, and the fact that we already have two small dogs, we just can not take him into our home at this time.  We have reached out to a few other people and rescue groups, but we are desperately looking for a good home for him where he will be loved and cherished for the beautiful animal that he is."  If anyone is able to help Teddy, please contact Eden @ 626 472 4442  (LA/Glendora area)





DILLON is a 3 yr old neutered blue merle male Aussie looking for a new home. He is crate trained, used to sleeping in one at night, can play with both sexes of other dogs, but best not to live with another male dog. Dillon is a HIGH energy boy, with a lot of drive, needs a job to do! He is not an overly affectionate boy, too busy, so if that is what you are looking for, he's not the Aussie for you. Best home for him would be one with some Aussie experience and willingness to continue working with him on good manners and getting him enough exercise - he LOVES to swim, loves to carry toys around - he does know some basic obedience, but could use more socialization, he has a hard time with a lot of changes. He would do best in a home where someone is around a good portion of the time, he may bark excessively if left alone for long periods of time. Limited exposure to kids and seems okay but may have too much energy for the younger ones. If you are interested in this big boy, please contact Maria between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm @ 909-856-9795 (Riverside area) If you want to email her your phone number to have her call you back, here is her email addy:




                             Colt, 3 years old, 30lbs

  Colt needs a new home asap! He is not good with the other dogs he is living with. 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 ChuckIt 2-3 time a day. He currently has 1/2 acre to run around and is on a raw diet due to skin allergies when I got him. He was neutered a little over a year ago in the hopes that it would minimize the aggression.  He is a happy and healthy dog outside of the aggression and I desperately want to find him a home that I feel he will be properly cared for. 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"

Please contact Jenelle at 619)997-1439. Text is best. 



Nikki & Pebbles

Nikki is a 10 year old Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mix. She weighs 58lbs. She is very eager to please and such a sweetheart! She loves playing ball or frisbee and is totally content with doing anything as long as she's by your side. Nikki wasn't well socialized so it takes her a little time to acclimate with new situations. She would do best in a home without exuberant young dogs or small children. Nikki has some ongoing skin issues that are treated with weekly medicated baths and a daily dose of Apoquel. She is spayed and UTD on vaccines. If interested please contact Kristina by email at,! Thank you!

Pebbles is a 5 year old Yorkie Poo that is good with people and all dogs. Both are UTD on vaccines and spayed. They are also house trained. The only issue is both of them have some continuous skin issues that require medicated baths. If anyone can help please let me know by either emailing me at



Meet Doc, a 4 year old Australian Shepherd. He is neutered, current on shots, house trained, knows basic commands (verbally and hand signals). He is good with dogs and tolerates cats. He is very intelligent and continues to get out of his fence to chase pigs and the neighbor has threatened to shoot him if he does it again - would love to find him a new home where he is safe!  $100 rehoming fee is negotiable depending on the home & of course a home check is required. please contact owner Suzann @ 661-816-6021 (Lancaster area)



Bandit is a neutered male, roughly 8 years old, shepherdy-mix breed that was bailed out of a high kill shelter when he’d run out of time. He is a super sweet, easy-going boy, very friendly and wonderful with other dogs of all shapes and sizes. We have had a biopsy done of the skin on his nasal bridge and found out he does have Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) which is an autoimmune disease. He is under treatment for it currently, but there is no cure, it is something that will require a lifelong monitoring and possible treatment, so if you are not willing to deal with this, he is not the boy for you. That being said, Bandit is a wonderful boy and well worth the effort if you are willing! His eyes have also healed tremendously since this photo. If you are interested in Bandit, please follow the directions on our adoption application: and email it to: (Palmdale area)