Aussie Rescue San Diego

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Sherlock 8 months old Male Aussie mix 55lbs

Sherlock is a smart and willing guy! He loves to play with toys and hang out with his person. Sherlock is still learning basic training skills. He was rescued with several of his siblings just 1 day before they were due to be picked up by animal control. These babies were part of two litters that were running around on a ranch. The pups all seem to be friendly just not trained. Sherlock learns very easily and wants to partner with someone. If you are interested in helping this boy reach his full potential please fill out an adoption application



Tucker 8 months old Male Aussie mix 40lbs 



Darcy 8 months old Female  Aussie mix 35lbs

Darcy is a sweetheart! She is shy but so friendly once she is comfortable. This girl has brains and good looks! Darcy is still learning her basic training skills. She was rescued with several of her siblings just 1 day before they were due to be picked up by animal control. These babies were part of two litters that were running around on a ranch. The pups all seem to be friendly just not trained. Darcy learns very easily and wants to use her mind. If you are interested in helping this girl reach her full potential please fill out an adoption application



Otis 8 months old Male Aussie mix 55lbs

Otis is the biggest wigglebutt of this group! He is always smiling and moving unless you are petting him. Otis is still learning basic training skills. He was rescued with several of his siblings just 1 day before they were due to be picked up by animal control. These babies were part of two litters that were running around on a ranch. The pups all seem to be friendly just not trained. If you are interested in helping this boy reach his full potential please fill out an adoption application



Duke 8 months old Male  Aussie mix

Handsome Duke is a guy capable of lots of love. He loves to play with toys and is a natural at fetch! Duke lacks confidence but with the right person leading him, he does just fine. He is still learning basic training skills. He was rescued with several of his siblings just 1 day before they were due to be picked up by animal control. These babies were part of two litters that were running around on a ranch. The pups all seem to be friendly just not trained. Duke learns very easily and needs to partner with someone. If you are interested in helping this boy reach his full potential please fill out an adoption application


Scout Male Mini Australian Shepherd Should be 25lbs (currently obese) 7 years old

Scout is looking for a home where he can go on leisurely walks and enjoy his day. He loves to sniff around outside, enjoying the sights, smells and sounds of the world around him. He is living with another dog and cats. Scout likes to have his people around at least part of the day. He is ok with strangers but shows very little interest. If you are interested in adopting Scout, please fill out an adoption application…/adoptionapplication/

He is currently in Henderson, Nevada



Abbi 1 year old Female Australian Cattle Dog 45-50 lbs


We have nicknamed her Abracadabra! It is like magic how she came to us so panicked and scared of all the city noises/happenings but has relaxed in our country setting ❤️Abbi gets scared when there are alot of unknown things occurring around her. She will try to flee the area. She needs a comfortable calm and happy introduction to people. So far she has been great with the other dogs and is very playful. We love this little girl! She has a smile that energizes you and encourages you to keep going. Abbi would be a great buddy dog for someone who has positive energy, lives in a quiet environment and wants to be active. While she doesn't enjoy city walks, she does love to hike and play ball. Abbi loves water!! She is still a young girl and needs training. Familiarity with her breed is a must! If you are interested in Abbi, please fill out an adoption application…/adoptionapplication/


10  weeks old Female Unknown mix or size

Pumpkin is ready for her furever home!! She was rescued after our local shelter picked her up at only 4 weeks old. She was skin and bones and covered in fleas and ticks. We worked with Cuyamaca Animal Hospital to get her nursed back to health and up to speed for her age. She is doing great now and ready to go home ❤️ Due to her poor nutrition, we can't tell you how big she will be. We don't even have a guess as to what breed she is...except Cutest puppy ever! If you are interested in adopting Pumpkin, please complete an adoption application


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


 Grandpa Jake   

Australian Shepherd/Cattle dog mix, Male, 35lbs, 12 years old

Grandpa Jake was running along the 52 for at least 2 days. Luckily, he was rescued by CHP and SD Animal Control before anything really bad happened to him. Poor guy was very hungry and tired once he arrived at the shelter. He was severely dehydrated, skinny and had upset tummy. No owner came for this sweet guy and he was in desperate need of rescue. San Diego Animal Control reached out to us and kindly took care of his painful mouth,  pulling five teeth! This poor fella now has no front teeth but he feels so much better. He has received full blood panel which showed possible Erlichia and is recovering in a foster home.  Another blood panel and check up willbe done to determine if Erlichia is gone and then a dental follow up and neuter. , please donate via paypal




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



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/




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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Hallie is an 8 yr. old spayed double merle Aussie mix. She is deaf but has some vision. Hallie is super affectionate and loves to be with her people. She'll tag around after you in the yard, hang out with you wherever you are and sleep quietly next to your bed all night. She is house trained, crate trained, loves to go for walks and rides in the car. Hallie loves all people and does best with male dogs. She would be a happy girl in a home with people who are around a lot of the time. For more information, please contact Diane at Pasadena area.




PARKER is a roughly 14 week old male puppy that we bailed out of a shelter because of his medical needs.  He ended up being diagnosed with having 'puppy strangles' ( and has since been treated with antibiotics and prednisone and recovering wonderfully  :]   We are guessing he may be an Aussie x Retriever mix, he wants something in his mouth most of the time - a toy, the leash, you, whatever, he's not fussy - was 18 pounds on the 6th of September, and is fluffy with red tri coloring.  He is VERY playful, loves other dogs, may chase the cats, loves kids but may be too much for the younger set as he does jump up some still, LOVES water (he thinks wading pools are wonderful for doing laps!), enjoys going on walks but you've got to keep him moving or the leash is in his mouth, loves to roll around in the grass, and really does like a good shoe.  He rides well in the car,  sleeps in a crate at night, and doing well on housebreaking....but may bring in things from outside that you didn't really want inside....just a fyi.   If you are interested in this adorable fluffy energetic playful water logged lovable puppy, please fill out our adoption application:  (San Juan Capistrano area)

Read more at: healing wonderfully  :]






Skip is a 4 to 5 year old tri colored border collie (maybe Aussie mix) He is really great with other dogs and has great pack manners.  Skip is extremely gentle and sweet. He steals the heart of everyone he meets.
He came to us with a dislocated hip, we gave him the surgery he needed and now he has a new lease on life and loves to run off-leash, or go for a walk/hike and ride in the car. Then he is happy just hang around your desk or chair.   He would like a family who understand his intelligence and sensitivity, and where he can be given the attention he deserves.  He would probably prefer to be in the company of other canines, but he make a wonderful companion or a family dog with children over the age of 5.  (Toddlers scare him.)  Cats unknown although we cannot imagine our Skippy hurting anything.  
He is in foster in Santa Barbara with 3 other Aussies.



Animal Friends of the Valleys - 951-674-0618
33751 Mission Trail, Wildomar
Dory (#362171) is approximately 3-years-old, 67-pounds, and already spayed. She originally entered our shelter as a stray in late August. She was quickly adopted but returned because she bit a 2-year-old child in the home. We were told the bite was unprovoked. It was 10 days ago, so Dory does not have to be held in quarantine and she is available now. They told us Dory likes to be inside and is good with other dogs. She has been very friendly with us here, seems to love people and attention. We currently have her kenneled in with another female dog and she has not shown any aggression. Does not seem to fence fight either. No medical issues (other than being overweight) to the best of our knowledge. 
This shelter's policy recommends that you bring your dog in for a meet 'n greet prior to adopting any dog they have.  They also do yard checks in their jurisdiction,  if you live out of their area, please bring photos showing/shade shelter and that your yard is completely fenced in.




Although Gizmo and Cooper live together and could be adopted together, their owner is willing to place them separately into the right homes.

GIZMO is a 5 yr old red merle neutered male Aussie that weighs about 43 pounds.  His owner is battling cancer and is having to sell her house and move.  He is reserved on meeting strangers and a good watchdog, but once he warms up, he is a lover and a lapdog.  He has NOT been around children, so no kids in the house please, nor has he been around cats.  He is housebroken and well behaved in the house, as well as crate trained and likes his crate.  He loves playing frisbee and going on walks, he is a fairly high energy boy, a little nervous/anxious sometimes.  Gizmo currently lives with his buddy, Cooper, and they get along great, he did used to go to the dog park when he was young and was fine, and when he see other dogs on walks, he ignores them.  Gizom has tested negative for the MDR1 gene.  If you are interested in Gizmo, please fill out our adopt app:  (Palm Springs area)





Diesel is a 3 yr old neutered male Heeler x Lab mix, about 30 pounds. He is housebroken, very active, likes to play fetch, okay with smaller dogs but anxious/nervous with dogs of similar size or larger....if given time, owner says he does get used to them and plays. Currently lives with a cat and does okay but can be food protective/guarding, will growl over it. Limitedly been around kids and seems okay but again, with the food issue wouldn't recommend it. He is reserved having strangers coming in, may bark or growl at first, but will warm up. Nathan moved into an apartment and Diesel has some separation anxiety, so he barks and howls when left alone, the apartment manager has given Nathan the weekend to find someplace for Diesel. If you are interested in him, please contact his owner, Nathan @ 951-973-8294 (El Cajon area)




                                Korben  ( Adoption Pending)                                  

KORBEN is a neutered male, approximately 12 months of age and ALL puppy.  He loves to wrestle, play, CHEW and run.  He has had very little (if any) training but is very soft and eager to please.  He needs time and work to develop his ability to listen and focus.  He loves to play fetch and would make a great frisbee or agility dog.  He gets along great with other medium and large dogs but may be a bit much for smaller dogs, and can be food protective with other dogs.  He has a lot of prey drive and is not good with cats, as he loves to chase.  He is a very friendly boy and has been fine with a 12 year old boy.  If you are interested in Korben, please fill out our adoption application  (Colton area)






Winston is a 3 year old German Shepard Terrier rescue mix, and about 50 pounds. 
He's microchipped, neutered, potty trained, up to date on rabies, and all shots. He has never been sick or had any medical problems. 
Winston is sometimes good with other dogs but needs some more attention to train him properly. He's very loving, but high energy.
Winston needs a person or a family who is active, and has a backyard to run around . He loves to hike, go to the beach, runs, and walks. He loves to play with the tennis ball, and play fetch but he will also play with himself as long as he has his favorite toy!
During day time, he's a high energy dog but at night he loves to snuggle and cuddle by your feet through the night. 
Please contact owner at 858)442-9704





Chief is a 7 yr old neutered male Aussie, about 50 pounds. He is housebroken and well behaved in the house, is very loyal and loving with his people, but has a history of nipping strangers if not introduced properly first - so he is looking for a home that is quieter and does not have a lot of new people coming in and out. He is excellent with the children in his home but has nipped a neighbor child in the bum recently (no medical attention needed) and because of this, his owners really need to rehome ASAP. They have worked with a trainer and he is better, but with children in the house, there are more and more instances of kids just coming in door to the house, or the gate into the yard, etc. He is okay with smaller dogs and excellent with cats, but not good with dogs of similar size or larger. If you are interested in Chief, please contact his owner via (text or call) 858-349-2140 or (San Diego area)





Shaylee is an 8 years old, Spayed female, Australian Shepherd.
She weighs 70lbs - very overweight
Shaylee needs your help! The family has too many dogs at their residence and Shaylee needs a new home. Per owner: she gets along with all dogs and people, kids. She does jump sometimes when she's excited but no other problems other than she's very overweight and not very active like other aussies. She was just shaved over the weekend. The other pictures are when her coat was grown out. If interested please contact Misty at
Temecula area




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.






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)







"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:




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)