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.To sponsor one of our adoptable dogs, click below.
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Cassie; Australian Shepherd ; 8 years old; Female; 40 lbs

Name: Cassie
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Age: 8 years old
Gender: Female
Weight: 40 lbs
Cassie is a special girl. She has had a very rough start where she was not able to feel acceptance and real love. She is an anxious girl and will pace or whine when worried but has been easy and not done any damage. It took about 2 weeks for Cass to open up to her foster family and she is the sweetest most loving girl! She needs a home that show her love and understanding while she becomes comfortable. She likes to lay in her crate when she is too overwhelmed but also roams the house and yards well. She loves going on walks and riding in the car (will do some excitement whining but settles). Cassie is a real sweetie. She needs someone who can be patient and kind to love her. She has not been reactive with other dogs or cats but is not running loose with them either.
If you are interested in adopting Cassie, 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 one of a kind ❤️ Jewell’s favorite volunteer sponsored her dna test and is preparing Jewell for a furever home.

Name: Jewell
Age: 8 years old
Gender: Female
Breed: Mix, short wavy 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 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 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

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Aspen; 3-year-old; 45-pound; spayed female; purebred black tri Australian Shepherd

COURTESY POST—Please fill out Aussie Rescue So Cal application here: (Temecula area)

Aspen is a 5-year-old purebred 45-pound spayed female black tri Australian Shepherd. She is current with her vaccinations and is microchipped. She is house trained and very well behaved in the house. Aspen is full of energy and is always ready to play, she enjoys playing outside, playing frisbee and runs laps around the backyard. She spins around in excitement when the leash is in sight and has a great time going on walks. Likes to initiate play with other dogs but she is on the dominate side so she has been bullying the 2 female dogs she lives with now – so Aspen’s new owner should have no other dogs or children (she is nervous around children so don’t recommend it) and she would do better if they are home a lot, she really enjoys being the center of attention! She loves to sit in the couch with you and asks for you to pet her. She’s a terrific guard dog – always ready to defend her owner.

If you are interested in this beauty, please fill out ARSC adoption application and they will forward it to her owners: area)


Danny; 1-2 years old; Aussie mix; neutered male

COURTESY POST—Please apply through Aussie Rescue So Cal at area)

Danny Boy is approximately 1-2 years old, Aussie mix neutered male, rescued out of a high kill shelter. He had been left there by his owner for “running away” and his owner could not handle him. Danny does require a secure fence but since being with his foster family does not try to escape so we think he was just not happy where he was before. Danny is a bit shy at first but does warm up to you and wants to be petted and played with. Sometimes he will initiate the contact, other times you have to. But, he is always responsive and loving. We are not sure if Danny is housebroken but he does sleep inside quietly all night and does not have an accident. Danny loves to run and play in the backyard and play in his kiddy pool. We don’t think Danny is good with cats as he does try to bark at his foster sibling cat, so a home without cats is a must. Although he is around livestock and horses we think he would be best placed without them. He has not tried to chase them but does bark at them when they are out. Danny requires some more teaching on walking on the leash. He can walk on the leash but more training would be best. A home with someone who is retired or works from home would be the best for him so he can get a lot of attention. He gets along ok with his foster brothers and sisters and there have not been any issues.

If you are interested in giving this sweet boy a loving home, please fill out the adoption application: (Norco area)


Kodo; Australian Cattle Dog Mix; ~3 years old; 38 lbs; Male, neutered

COURTESY POST—Contact Neal at or 404-2210-8011 (Laguna Woods area)

Name: Kodo
Breed: Australian Cattle Dog Mix
Age: ~3 years old
Weight: 38 lbs
Gender: Male, neutered

Kodo is a happy, energetic boy who loves to chase balls. He has been in dog obedience class and obeys commands. Kodo is looking for a companion and a home with a yard. He also loves to stick his head out of the car when driving. Kodo sometimes snaps at other dogs and people when he is on the leash, but is fine at dog parks and obedience class. Kodo is microchipped and up to date on his vaccines.

Please contact Neal at or 404-2210-8011 for more information. (Laguna Woods area)


COURTESY POST—Helping Herders Rescue (Contact:

Name: Deedee
Age: 6 years old
Gender: Female
Breed: Australian shepherd
Weight: 45 lbs

This stunning Australian Shepherd girl is Deedee. She is 6 years old and weighs 45 pounds. Deedee is a smart gal and well trained. She knows sit, down, stay, come, heal, kennel/bed, and ‘watch me.’ She also knows a few tricks: Roll over, spin, wave, sit pretty, and play dead. Isn’t it amazing what a deaf dog can do? Deedee is house and crate trained. Deedee is good with men, women, and kids. However, we don’t place herders with kids 5 and under. It’s too difficult. Anyhow, Deedee is good with dogs large and small. She likes to play with them. She is as good with dog savvy cats who know that they should not run. Deedee likes to go for walks and car rides. She also loves getting hiss. She likes to cuddle. She is also a goofy and fun girl who will appreciate a family who keeps her busying who gives her plenty of attention. She is a total lovebirds who loves to be with her people. Deedee is spayed and up to date on vaccinations. She is located in Oak Hills, CA. We do not ship our dogs. She is available for a meeting and adoption in SoCal. A home visit and vet reference are required.


Zadie; Female; Australian Cattle Dog/Great Pyrenees/ Puppy

COURTESY POST—Apply through Helping Herders Rescue. Application:

Australian Cattledog/Great Pyrenees
Young Puppy

Meet Zadie. This cuddly, handsome red girl is half Australian Cattledog and half Great Pyrenees. That means she is smart, good with other animals, and will be big (70 pounds or so). She was born in mid-November 2018. Zadie is already crate trained and he is learning about house training. She has a very nice temperament and will be good for someone single or even a family. She will be amazing with a bit of obedience training. Zadie is spayed, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations. She is located in SoCal. Potential adopters must be able to meet and adopt in SoCal. We don’t ship our dogs. A home visit and vet reference are required.

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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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