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Rae; Female; Mini Aussie; 22 lbs; 3 years old

Please read entire post. Rae has special training needs

Name: Rae
Gender: Female
Breed: Mini Aussie
Weight: 22 lbs
Age: 3 years old

Rae needs someone willing to love her and help her through her fears. Previously from a commercial puppy mill, Rae is not used to being on a leash and panics under any pressure. She is not yet comfortable being pet but will come up to you if her choice and no pressure. Rae has been ok with other dogs in her foster home but may gather toys and guard them from other dogs. Most of the time, she seems comfortable. She will follow her foster mom, relaxes on a dog bed, feels safe in her crate, goes in and out of the house, loves food, enjoys chewing on toys and relaxes next to her person. Rae needs someone with a lot of patience and ability to guide her without pressure. Training will take time and may be a combination of forward and sideways steps. This sweet girl has lots of love to share and personality to make you laugh. Sharing a journey with her will not be boring! Due to her fearfulness, Rae should not be placed with kids. She needs a calm home with a secure fenced yard (not leash trained yet).

If you are interested in adopting Rae and can give a wonderful happy future, please fill out our adoption application 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


Cooper; Aussie / Cattle Dog mix; Male; 1 year old; 48 lbs

Name: Cooper
Breed: Aussie / Cattle Dog mix
Gender: Male
Age: 1 year old
Weight: 48 lbs

Cooper loves to have fun. The first 10 minutes with Cooper are so exciting, he can barely touch the ground. No matter if it has been five minutes or an hour 🤣  With new people, he can be super happy and excited but also worried so he may need a few minutes to calm down and focus. Cooper loves to go outside in his yard, run around and play with toys. (Did we say, “toy”? He loves toys!) When Cooper first came to us, he was anxious and he did jump the chain link fence but since then, he has not tried again. Cooper is still insecure and working on building his confidence. He is looking for a home that will exercise and train him. He should be the only dog at least at first so he can get settled and become confident. Cooper is going to bond tightly with his new owner(s) and will need to have them around until he is comfortable in his new home. Because of his shyness and low self confidence, he should not live with kids, cats or other dogs. He is not suitable for condo/apt type settings or dog parks. 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 where there are not alot of comings and goings.

If you are interested in adopting Cooper, please fill out our adoption application 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

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Mona and Scrappy

Name: Mona (female) and Scrappy (male) 
Age: 8 years old
Weight: 60 lbs
Breed: Aussie Mixes

This is a pair of super sweet Aussie mixes (no, we don’t know what they are mixed with), both are 8 yrs old, both about 60 pounds, and very bonded to each other—please do not ask if we would separate. Mona (she da boss) is the red tri spayed female, Scrappy is the blue merle neutered male, both very friendly with people, adults and kids (although they don’t live with any kids, so we can’t be specific).  They have lived outdoor only so far at the commercial nursery where their previous owner was – unfortunately he was unable to take them with him when he left, so we are looking for a new home for this couple.  They are good with other dogs but keep in mind they are a ‘bonded pair’ so may or may not be appropriate for adding to a home with other dogs already, and they are fine with cats. 😊  

If you are interested in adopting these cuties, please fill out the ARSD adoption application:  – or email: if we already have your adopt app  (Fallbrook area)


Name: Lola
Gender: Female
Breed: Australian Shepherd, double merle
Age: 3 years old

Lola is a 3 yr old spayed female Aussie looking for a new home.  She is a double merle and is deaf, may have some vision impairment but nothing obvious.  She is housebroken (was originally crate trained but objects to it now) and primarily is in the house, knows sit, stay, down, and shakes with hand signals, LOVES to play ball. Lola is currently 70 pounds but does need to lose a few pounds.

She used to go to dog parks and never had an issue. Goes to the groomer fairly regular, no behavior issues there.  Fine at the vet, too.

One of our volunteers met with Lola and had this to say: “Outgoing, friendly, wiggling herself in half to greet us.  Did not jump on us.  Took beef lung treat willingly and happily, without taking my fingers. Very personable dog. Really enjoys going on walks, stands still while putting her harness on, happy to go and does not pull on the leash!  I handled her feet, front and back, while leaning over her, looked at her mouth.”

Reason for placement is the family brought in another female dog of similar size and age a couple of years ago, and Lola has become possessive of the people in the house, as well as some items around the house – so far they seem to be more noise than substance between the 2 dogs, but it is definitely escalating.  Lola has also been ’stealing’ things and they are unable to get them back from her safely.  Lola needs much more exercise and attention than she is getting currently, and due to health issues of her owner, she is unable to give it to her.  We are looking for a dog savvy home for Lola, where she would be either an only dog, or if you are willing to work with her, possibly with a male dog.  No idea on cats or young kids, so not appropriate for a home with either of those, but has been around teenagers and has been fine.  She would be a great dog for an active person, hiking on leash or playing ball in a fenced area, due to her deafness.

If you are interested in Lola and feel you can give her the kind of home she needs, please fill out the adoption application:   (Camarillo area)


Name: Miles
Gender: Male, neutered
Age: 9 Years Old
Weight: 43 lbs
Breed: Australian Shepherd

Looking for a new home for a beautiful Australian Shepherd red tri neutered male named Miles. He’s about 9 years old, 43 pounds, and super loving, cuddly, and an extremely loyal companion. He is healthy, very smart and fully trained to sit, stay, lay down, come, etc. He has fear based aggression towards strangers and he has recently bit someone he did not know and it was reported; however, it didn’t require stitches or do any severe damage. With people he is comfortable with, he is the most loving dog and will give you a million kisses. He would be the perfect companion for a person or couple living alone without any other pets or children and very little house traffic. He does act aggressively towards children and elderly. Miles’ favorite pastime is cuddling, throwing his toy into the air, walks (but not for too long), watching the tv (especially when there’s a dog or animal) and chasing squirrels in the backyard.

If interested, please fill out the adoption application and it will be forwarded over to Miles’ owners:  (Santa Ana area)

(Miles’ owners are needing to rehome him because of his aggression with children and they are now expecting)

Adoptable Dogs from Our Rescue Partners:

Aussie Rescue So Cal
Helping Herders
Rover’s Retreat
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