Aussie Rescue San Diego

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Chase

Chase; 4 year old; Male; 28lbs (should be 25lbs)

Name: Chase
Age: 4 year old
Gender: Male
Size: 28lbs (should be 25lbs)

Chase’s owner passed away and he now needs a new home. He is a sweet boy who has not had a lot of socialization. He is fine with other dogs. Sometimes he plays but usually he prefers to be with his person. Chase needs a slow introduction to new people and prefers those with a calm demeanor. He loves to get brushed, gofor quiet walks, eat treats and lay by your feet. Chase previously lived with a cat but they did not hang out together. He will need a home with a fenced yard. No young children please.

If you are willing to work with this sweet guy and help him become comfortable, please complete an adoption application https://aussierescuesandiego.org/foster-and-volunteer/adoptionapplication/. Please answer every required question, otherwise your app will not submit. You will receive an immediate on screen confirmation once it has been submitted. Please allow up to 48 hours for us email you personally. If you do not receive an email within 48 hours, email us at Adoptionsaussierescuesandiego@gmail.com.


Zippy

Zippy; Male; 1 1/2 years old; 17lbs

Name: Zippy
Gender: Male
Age: 1 1/2 years old
Size: 17lbs

This gorgeous boy is a stinker! He is super smart and very quick. Zippy needs an owner who is Aussie savvy and who has experience working with reactive and guarding behaviors. He needs someone who can see past his striking good looks and who will work him. Zippy loves training and performing. Tricks, rally, agility, basic behaviors… Zippy loves them all. Most of all he loves working for someone who sees his potential and expects him to use his talents. Zippy should not live with other dogs, cats or children at this time. He will need a yard of his own to play and work in. Zippy is currently still reactive in public so not appropriate for apartment or condo type living. Zippy does have a previous bite incident with a toddler (no medical attention needed) and attempted bites with adults over toys and hand reaching so we are being very careful with his adoption placement. He is excellent with his training volunteers and a delight to interact with. If you have the skills and seriously think that you can help this boy be good, please fill out an adoption application

If you are interested in adopting Zippy, please fill out our adoption application https://aussierescuesandiego.org/foster-and-volunteer/adoptionapplication/. Please answer every required question, otherwise your app will not submit. You will receive an immediate on screen confirmation once it has been submitted. Please allow up to 48 hours for us email you personally. If you do not receive an email within 48 hours, email us at Adoptionsaussierescuesandiego@gmail.com.


Murphy

Murphy; 1 year old; Male; Mini Aussie; 20 lbs

Name: Murphy
Age: 1 year old
Gender: Male
Breed: Mini Aussie
Age: 20 lbs
Located in the Bonita area of San Diego

Murphy is a shy sweet boy. He takes a few moments to feel comfortable with new people and environments. He is an absolute delight once he trusts you. He loves eating treats, chewing things, playing with toys, getting pets, being brushed and playing with his furry foster siblings. Due to his fearfulness, he is not ready for dog parks. Murphy would do best living with a friendly female dog who likes to play. He is still a young boy who will chew and do silly things and he will avoid people when scared. Previously, Murphy was with a commercial breeder who had too many dogs. The dogs were taken care of and handled but have not had much if any previous training and they have not been exposed to neighborhood / city noises. He will need training and guidance to become comfortable with normal things like walks, riding in the car etc. He is unknown with cats and horses. Too shy to be homed with children. Home with fenced yard is required.

If you are interested in adopting Murphy and you can give him the time and training he needs, please fill out our adoption application https://aussierescuesandiego.org/foster-and-volunteer/adoptionapplication/. Please answer every required question, otherwise your app will not submit. You will receive an immediate on screen confirmation once it has been submitted. Please allow up to 48 hours for us email you personally. If you do not receive an email within 48 hours, email us at Adoptionsaussierescuesandiego@gmail.com.


Katie

Katie; Female; Approx 9 months old; Will be standard size; 45 lbs

Name: Katie
Gender: Female
Age: 9 months old
Weight: Will be standard size; 45 lbs

Katie is a busy girl with a need to do stuff. She has been friendly with other dogs. No small, senior or lazy dogs please. This girl is a go getter! Adopter will need a home with a puppy friendly fenced yard. Katie rides well in the car, loves playing with friends and toys. Katie is friendly with people. She can be vocal when she hears something outside or when other dogs bark. Like most Aussie puppies, Katie has the potential to be a wild child if she is not in the right home. (She has already had 2 homes besides our foster and her breeder). We are looking for an Aussie savvy adopter who will be consistent with her training. No young children. Unknown with cats, horses, and livestock.

If you are interested in adopting Katie and you can give her the time and training she needs, please fill out our adoption application https://aussierescuesandiego.org/foster-and-volunteer/adoptionapplication/. Please answer every required question, otherwise your app will not submit. You will receive an immediate on screen confirmation once it has been submitted. Please allow up to 48 hours for us email you personally. If you do not receive an email within 48 hours, email us at Adoptionsaussierescuesandiego@gmail.com.


Jake

Jake; Male; 1 year old; Standard Aussie; 60lbs

Name: Jake
Gender: Male
Age: 1 year old
Breed: Standard Aussie
Weight: 60 lbs

Jake is a loving goof ball! He is learning to walk nicely on leash as well as basic manners. Jake can be a little timid in Jake is a goofball adolescent who can be insecure at times. This leads to a little peeing when nervous or when someone leans over him. He also can be reactive when dogs bark at him or show too much interest. Both of these behaviors are not a problem with the right handler and training. We are looking for someone who will enjoy this boy’s sweet goofy personality and who will continue training him. Jake enjoys playing with toys, getting attention from people (he loves to cuddle!), going on speedy walks and running / wrestling with his doggie foster siblings. He rides well in the car (only gone short distances so far) and he has been pretty good on leash (except for noted situational reactive barking). Jake has not been around cats or young children. He can be nervous in public settings and needs more socialization to become completely comfortable. A fenced yard is required so he can play without worry of what else may be happening (not recommended for apts, condos etc).

If you are interested in adopting Jake and you can give him the time and training he needs, please fill out our adoption application https://aussierescuesandiego.org/foster-and-volunteer/adoptionapplication/. Answer every required question, otherwise your app will not submit. You will receive an immediate on screen confirmation once it has been submitted. Please allow up to 48 hours for us email you personally. If you do not receive an email within 48 hours, email us at Adoptionsaussierescuesandiego@gmail.com.


Courtesy Posts!

This section is dedicated to Becky Rice who loved connecting people and helping others. She had a gift for matching up a dog in need with a person in need.

Please contact Owners/Rescues directly.

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.


Foxy

Foxy is approximately 1- 1/2 years old. We believe she is an Aussie/Cattle Dog mix. She has a beautiful brown and white coat and a foxy like tail. That is the reason we named her “Foxy”.Foxy was rescued from a high kill shelter. She had been picked up after being hit by a car and has sustained a few injuries. After we got her out of the shelter she went to the vet and had suffered a few broken ribs and a broken pelvis. She had to be on cage rest for a few weeks. But, even though her pelvis healed she had developed a problem in her hip and had to have a FHO surgery. An FHO, or femoral head ostectomy, is a surgical procedure that aims to restore pain-free mobility to a diseased or damaged hip, by removing the head and neck of the femurFoxy has come a long way since her surgery and one would never know she ever had a damaged hip.Foxy loves to run and play in the yard so a home with a fenced yard is preferred.She runs and plays like the puppy she is. Foxy will always need to not over do it as this could maybe cause her some pain but otherwise she is doing great!Foxy is a very loving dog and wants to hang out with you if she can. She would prefer to be inside and be in her bed or on the couch, wherever you are.She is great with other dogs and older kids. She has not been around a cat so we don’t know how she is with them.Foxy walks good on a leash and good inside the house. She is my diamond in the rough!

If you are interested in giving Foxy a home where she can get the training she needs, please fill out our adoption application. We will forward to her owners. https://aussierescuesandiego.org/foster-and-volunteer/adoptionapplication/. Answer every required question, otherwise your app will not submit. You will receive an immediate on screen confirmation once it has been submitted. Please allow up to 48 hours for us email you personally. If you do not receive an email within 48 hours, email us at info@aussierescuesandiego.org


Duke

Duke Update! He’s a kennel favorite. Black Tri with 2 blue eyes. Approximately 3-4 years old. Husky/cattle dog/Aussie mix. SOOO smart, super sweet and loving. High energy, well mannered, loves to cuddle but isn’t quite aware of his size. Might be good with older kids, as he tends to jump when he gets excited but listens well when corrected.  Needs a basic obedience refresher but walks well on a leash and is potty trained. Loves to rough house, loves playing with his sister Duchess thought they get pretty vocal in their playing.

Duke would do best with a large fenced yard, high activity family, or with a job. He’s too smart for his own good as he can open most basic gates and doors.

Wants to be with his people more than on his own.

Duke is a possible Aussie mix – maybe with Husky…? Lab…? we don’t know. Duke is a black tri neutered male with 2 blue eyes and a bobbed tail, he is about 3 years old. He was relinquished to a rescue because he kept digging out (we got him from the other rescue, so have never talked to the original owners), so a secure fenced yard is a must. He is social, both with humans and other dogs, and seems to be kid friendly – but no young kids, they may get knocked over! He is active, alert and playful, has a good start on being housebroken, just a really nice fur-kid! If you are interested in him, please fill out our adoption application: https://www.aussierescuesocal.com/applications/adoption_v2/ (Palmdale area)


Duchess

Duchess Update!
White and tan with one blue eye and one brown eye. Approximately 3-4 years old. Husky/cattle dog/Aussie mix. Like her brother she is super sweet and loving but tends to be on the milder energy side. Loves to play but transitions from play to love with ease. Takes correction very well, usually you don’t need to tell her twice. Good with kids, but unknown around smaller children. NO CATS! House broken, walks well on a leash, lovable in your lap type girl. She could use a basic obedience refresher, loves to run but is rusty on her recall. Loves to play with her brother Duke, they are rough and loud players, very vocal, but love each other dearly. Duchess is the type of dog that would love to run or hike but would lay on the couch or road trip with you with no problems.

Duchess is a spayed female, white with red patches, one blue eye and the other looks like it may not have developed fully. She is a possible Aussie mix – maybe with Husky…? Lab…? we don’t know. She was relinquished to a rescue because she kept digging out (we got her from the other rescue, so have never talked to the original owners), so a secure fenced yard is a must. She is social, but on the shyer side with humans, should be an only dog, and seems to be kid friendly – but no young kids, they may get knocked over! She is active, alert and playful, has a good start on being housebroken, just a really nice fur-kid! If you are interested in her, please fill out our adoption application: https://www.aussierescuesocal.com/applications/adoption_v2/


Charm & Rune

Charm Update!
White with black points. Husky (cattle dog??) mix, approximately 2-3 years old. Shy but interested in people. Might benefit well from being separated from her sister as she feeds off Runes insecurity. Once shes settled in with a routine she loves her caretakers and wants to be petted or just lay around with them. Really needs someone that can give a lot of 1 on 1 time with her to gain her trust. Ok on the leash but doesnt like going for walks. Needs a well enclosed yard with a “safe place” as she darts when scared.

Rune Update!
Black with white chest. Husky (cattle dog??) mix, approximately 2-3 years old. Shy but more outgoing and interested in people then Charm. Might benefit well from being separated from her sister as she runs back to Charm to comfort her. LOVES her care takers, loves to be rubbed on as be your “shadow.” Really needs someone that can give her the 1 on 1 time she needs to gain confidence. Does best with a routine, loves to give kisses and to lay around with you. She will need an enclosed yard ask she tends to run to her safe place (dog house or human) for comfort but then pops her head right back out to see what happening. Super curious, super willing to learn, very well balanced.

Charm and Rune are sisters and will need to be kept together. They appear to be Husky/Cattle Dog mixes. About 5 years old, 4 of which have been in the kennel situation. They are both somewhat shy/cautious of strangers, Charm more so, and they are sweet and happy with the kennel workers. They are fence jumpers and must be kept leashed when they are out of their kennel run that has a top on it. They have little to no training other than a bit of leash work.Please fill out our Adoption Application if you are interested in these girls : https://www.aussierescuesocal.com/applications/adoption_v2/


Rocco

Name: Rocco
Age: 4 years old
Gender: Male
Weight: 76 lbs
Located in San Diego

Per owner: “Rocco is very athletic and loves to play! He especially loves his frisbee and ball. He obeys commands but needs a strong and consistent owner who is experienced dealing with reactivity. Rocco will need a home with no other pets. He gets nervous / anxious with loud noises so quiet home with securely fenced yard please. Rocco gets very reactive around other dogs and redirects on another dog, starting a fight. Except for these moments, Rocco is very sweet, loving and an amazing boy! No kids, cats or other dogs please.”If you think your environment is calming and quiet and you have the skills to work with this handsome boy, please fill out our adoption application. We will forward to his owner. https://aussierescuesandiego.org/foster-and-volunteer/adoptionapplication/. Answer every required question, otherwise your app will not submit. You will receive an immediate on screen confirmation once it has been submitted. Please allow up to 48 hours for us email you personally. If you do not receive an email within 48 hours, email us at info@aussierescuesandiego.org


Bella

** COURTESY POST ** (Tustin area)

Isabella “Bella” is a 9 year old spayed female Aussie-Border Collie mix (?) who is in need of a loving home with no children and ideally no other dogs. Bella was adopted from a high kill shelter when she was a puppy. Bella has been around other dogs most her life in the home, but within the last year has shown elevated aggression and herding towards the other household female dog that has resulted in breaking skin on numerous occasions and a home dynamic change. Unfortunately she is also not good with kids and her owners are going to be taking next steps as a family – as such they are heartbreakingly seeking a permanent loving home that can provide her with what they can’t any longer. She is a sweet girl with a love of playing ball, belly rubs, and following you around. She’s happy to sit by your side and keep you company wherever you go. Bella weighs 39 lbs and enjoys walks with little distraction but would need a yard to fetch and play with toys so no condo/apartments. She sleeps inside at the foot of the bed and spends her entire day inside in AC which helps with her sensitive skin. During peak allergy season, she is known to rub her fur until raw and would do best in a home that can give baths and brush often – she is wonderful in the bath and with the hair dryer, but has sensitive feet. She also does not mind shirts/sweaters which helps when her skin is very sensitive. She also does perfectly fine at the groomers. Bella is not destructive (except tearing up toys), she waits for her food when told to sit and can walk on a loose lead when there are no major distractions. She does not get carsick, does not like the vacuum, and will warn you if someone is at the door. She is very smart and would do well with owners who can be very structured, routine, and patient with a passion for training and an understanding of the herding breed needs. She has a heart warming smile and will love you with all she has. If you are interested in Bella, please fill out our adoption application and we will forward it over to her owners: https://www.aussierescuesocal.com/applications/adoption_v2/ (Tustin area)


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