Aussie Rescue San Diego

Adoptable ARSD Dogs


Male / 3 years old / 38 lbs

Happy Hooper is a sweet boy in need of a calm home. He loves pets, snuggling, playing and going for walks. Hooper is good with cats and he has been good with other dogs. He would be best in a home with a balanced female dog (seems to be his favorite).
Hooper is good in the car but can get sick on long trips and windy roads. He is skittish / shy with new people and in new environments. He has done very well at his foster homes and he is a good boy! Fenced yard is required so he can run around comfortably and safely. To adopt Hooper, please complete our adoption application


Female / 1 year old / 40 lbs

Meet Kacie!!!

This sweet one year old aussie / border collie / cattle dog (?) mix will capture your heart in the warmest and silliest way. She is 40lbs of love and laughter! Kacie knows how to enjoy the moment. She loves getting pets, playing with her toys, going for walks and she is good in the car. She does need basic training and is still learning not to jump up but she is learning things quickly. Kacie has been polite around other dogs in public settings. She is unknown with cats. Fenced yard is required. If you would like to add this sweetheart to your family, please fill out our adoption application.

Located in the Bonita area of San Diego


1 year old / Female / 40 lbs

This girl definitely has a spring in her step! She loves pets, treats, toys and playing fetch. Poppy was rescued from a situation where someone had a lot of dogs and as the numbers grew, the training and outside socialization decreased. Poppy is getting used to normal things like brushing and walking on leash in a known environment. She is going to need someone extra special to help her grow and learn. Poppy plays well with balanced friendly dogs her size. She previously lived around cats. Not recommended for homes with small dogs, chickens or young children. Fenced yard required. No apartments or condos please. Poppy may need a couple meetings before she is comfortable enough to go home with someone new. If you are close to San Diego and interested in Poppy, please fill out our adoption application


2 year old / 35lbs / male

Elliott is a 2 year old deaf 35lb border collie mix. Elliott is very affectionate and loves to get pets and cuddles. He has learned basic skills like how to pay attention and follow commands using standard hand signals. This boy will need an owner who is home most of the time and the security of a fenced yard.

Elliott is a terrific hiking buddy, playmate and best friend for hanging out. His foster family calls him “fun size” and everyone simply adores his sweet nature.

Elliott thinks it’s ok to grab toys from his foster siblings and sometimes grabs fur when playing chase. He does it all in fun. However, because he is deaf, he does not hear the warnings of his playmates, nor does his young mind pay attention to subtle cues from the other dogs. This youngster will chase small animals and pester senior dogs. He should initially be the only dog in the home; no apartments or small children.

Click on our “Education” tab to learn more about living with and training a deaf dog and read our success stories!


3 years old / 45 lbs / female

Swayze is a sweet but fearful girl who was completely shut down when she arrived. She is making good progress in her foster home but still does not open up to new people. Swayze will need a very special someone who understands how to work with scared and shy dogs. She loves to eat, receive pets, be brushed and take naps close to her person. Swayze has been fine around her foster siblings but likes her own personal space. Unknown with cats but will definitely chase squirrels! 

Courtesy Posts!

Courtesy Posts are dogs currently still with their owners or another rescue. If you think you might be a good fit for one (or more) of them, please follow the contact instructions listed in the bio.


Female / 7 years old / 35 lbs / Located in El Cajon

Brandi is a very loyal girl who is energetic and good with other dogs. When meeting new people in her home, she will bark until she is comfortable which may take a little while. Brandi knows her basic commands, is spayed and has all her shots. If you are interested in adopting Brandi, please fill out our application so we can forward to her owner.

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To view dogs available at our local humane societies and shelters:
San Diego County Shelters
San Diego Humane Society
Rancho Coastal Humane Society
Chula Vista Animal Care