Aussie Rescue San Diego

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River

River; 1 year old; Male; Mini Aussie; 35 lbs

Name: River
Age: 1 year old
Gender: Male
Breed: Mini Aussie
Weight: 35 lbs

River is a sweet and shy wigglebutt who has not experienced much outside his home. He 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. River is shy with meeting new people and may need a couple meetings to figure it all out. He has been friendly with the other dogs he has met at his foster home. River loves toys and will need his own yard to play in while he adapts and learns his new world. Unknown with cats. No history with children so we will not place him in a home with young children.

If you have the ability, time and patience to help this sweetheart and you can commit to his training so that he can live happy and fear free in the future, 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; 6 months old; Standard Aussie; 34lbs now, will be about 55-60lbs

Name: Jake
Gender: Male
Age: 6 months old
Breed: Standard Aussie
Size: 34lbs now; will be about 55-60lbs

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 new situations and may try to find safety in your lap 🤣 He does love to snuggle but will respect your space if asked and he is getting braver with every interaction. Jake has been friendly with volunteers, vet staff and his furry foster siblings. He does tinkle a bit when he is first meeting new people or when someone is leaning over him. This is happening less and less and depends on the people involved. Jake has not been around cats or young children. He is nervous in public settings and will need more socialization to become comfortable. He will need a yard where 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.


Price

Price; Mini Aussie; 1 year; Male; 20-25lbs

Name: Price
Breed: Mini Aussie
Age: 1 year
Gender: Male
Size: 20-25lbs

This adorable fellow is hilarious once he is comfortable! Price was rescued from a commercial breeder who had too many dogs. He is new to just about everything and he can be very fearful. Price will need owner(s) experienced working with scared dogs so that he can learn skills to be confident and happy. At his foster home, Price enjoys running around the yard playing with toys and getting pets. He is not comfortable enough to approach his people yet but does well if slowly approached and pet. A quiet home with a fenced yard is required. Price is not used to being alone and will need an owner who is able to spend lots of time with him. No young children or other dogs at this time. (He gets too scared and overwhelmed.) If you have the ability, time and patience to help this sweetheart and you can commit to his training so that he can live happy and fear free in the future, 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.


Lottie

Lottie; 6 months old; Border Collie/Aussie (B’Aussie); Female; Will be about 35 lbs

Name: Lottie
Age: 6 months old
Breed: Border Collie / Aussie (B’Aussie)
Gender: Female
Size: Will be about 35 lbs

Lottie is a lot of puppy! She loves meeting people, travels well in the car, plays fetch and enjoys training. Lottie loves doing zoomies in her own yard. She is a busy girl but does take great naps when on a consistent schedule. Lottie needs a home with a fenced yard for her to run and play in. She gets overstimulated with a lot going on around her. Lottie is more of a chaser than a herder. When excited, she will try to stop things that are moving. Lottie is used to having someone around most of the time. Potential adopters will need lots of energy and experience raising a herding dog. Lottie is a very busy girl! She will be well worth the effort put in. 💗 No young children, senior or small dogs please. Not recommended with cats.

If you are interested in adopting Lottie, please fill out our adoption application at https://aussierescuesandiego.org/foster-and-volunteer/adoptionapplication/. 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 Adoptionsaussierescuesandiego@gmail.com.


Surf

Surf; 6 months; Male; Lab/Husky mix; Will be about 55–60 lbs

Name: Surf
Age: 6 months old
Gender: Male
Breed: Lab/Husky/mix
Size: Will be about 55-60lbs

This sweetie is sure to keep you busy and laughing. Surf is a loving boy who can be a little timid and fearful at times. He will need training and leadership to continue to gain more confidence. The Beach Fun litter was rescued from a lThis sweetie is sure to keep you laughing! Surf is a loving boy who can be a little timid and fearful in new situations. He is learning basic obedience now but will need continued training to gain more confidence so that he is well balanced. He enjoys walks, is friendly with people, good with cats, plays fetch, loves to snuggle and travels well in the car. Surf would be an excellent  home office buddy! Great at relaxing inside and playing outside. He is full of love, humor and trainability. If you have time, patience and willingness to raise an adolescent puppy, 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!

Please contact Owners/Rescues directly.


Patch

Name: Patch
Age: 3 1/2 years old
Gender: Male
Size: 57 lbs
Location: San Diego area
Note: No children under 13

Per owner: I’m Patch, a 3 1/2 year old, neutered blue merle, 57lb male. If you know Aussies, then you know that I am much smarter than the average human. I have a lot under my belt, obedience wise and I know a lot of tricks. I love to work and I love my frisbee. I travel really well in the car. I started agility and I loved it! Parkour and hiking are lots of fun too. I am a very quick and willing learner, so let’s do it!I’ll sleep anywhere in the house or on your bed, whatever works for you, but I’m not a crate dog (I don’t destroy things). I live w/ a cat but I want to herd him all the time and no one likes that, especially the cat! I also want to herd my little human toddler but my humans don’t want me to do that, so not having little ones under 13 years old would be a win-win for all. I’m not a dog park kind of dog, but I love one-on-one play dates with confident dogs. I have not been around horses. Treat and toy motivated, those will get you anything you want. I’m a YES, doggie, so if you know what you want and make it clear, I’m your dog. I’d do best in a home with experienced Aussie owners who will understand how intelligent and sensitive I am. I will need good boundaries to keep me happy and safe.

If you are interested in adopting Patch, please fill out our adoption application and we will forward to Patch’s 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 Adoptionsaussierescuesandiego@gmail.com.


Zorro

Zorro; 4 years old; Male; 48 lbs; Australian Shepherd

Courtesy Post!

Zorro the Love Bug is currently with his owners. If you are interested in adopting Zorro, please complete our adoption application and we will forward to his owners.

Name: Zorro
Age: 4 years old
Gender: Male48 lbs
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Located in Jamul area of San Diego

Zorro is a friendly boy looking for a home where his people will have time for him. He loves to play fetch, good in the car and enjoys snuggling. His nickname is Love Bug! Zorro is neutered and current on his shots. He is taking allergy medicine right now. Possible environmental allergies due to all the rural fields where he lives. Zorro will need a secure yard and cannot be left outside when his people are gone. He is good with cats, other dogs and people. If you are interested in adopting Zorro, 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.


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)


Coal

* With ARSC *

Coal is approximately 5 months old, and was bailed out of a high kill shelter with his siblings. He and his siblings were ” rescue only” as they were very frightened and did not do well in the shelter environment. He is now neutered and ready for his new home! We think Coal is maybe Lab and Border Collie mix…? maybe some German Shepherd in there….? He will be a big boy as you can see from his pictures. He now weighs about 35 pounds!Coal is a very active boy with lots of energy and loves to play with his foster siblings. He can “chill” when needed and is not too destructive in the house, but like any puppy, he can and will get into mischief and is in the chewing stage at 5 months old. Very typical for a growing puppy. Coal Loves the water and likes to play in his kiddie pool, he needs a yard to play in so no apartments or condos etc. – a fenced yard is a must! He is crate trained and sleeps well in his crate all night without accidents. He is also paper trained and if left alone with no one to let him out he will use the paper or potty pads, but if you have a doggy door, he knows how to use it. Coal can be reserved and very afraid of strangers initially, and may take him a while to warm up to you, but once he knows you, is a very affectionate pup and loves attention. Because of this, we are looking for a quieter home with no small children please, and only people who have had herding dogs in the past and are dog savvy about socializing in a positive manner and not pushing him into meeting people. Coal is learning to walk on a leash but also will require more training in that area, being a puppy it is going to take time for him to be consistent with what he learns but he loves to please you, so enjoys the learning! Coal does require someone who is home a lot and not be an outside backyard dog. He would also do well with another dog to play with, we don’t know how he is with cats or other animals tho.

If you feel you might be a good match for Coal, please fill out our adoption application: https://www.aussierescuesocal.com/applications/adoption_v2/ – if we have your adopt app on file, just drop us an email: aussierescuesocal@gmail.com and let us know you are interested. (Norco area)


Millie

Millie is a beautiful 5 yr old spayed female Aussie mix, about 55 pounds, that needs a home where there are no other pets. She is housebroken and well behaved in the house, She is initially reserved, even shy, of meeting strangers, but once she knows you, she is very sweet and loves attention – loves to follow you around. She also loves long walks and does well on leash, has a medium energy level and enjoys car rides. She knows basic commands like sit, down, shake, roll over, come, no and stay. Millie is NOT appropriate for dogs parks though – she was originally adopted out of a shelter and at first was okay with the other dogs in the household, but as time has gone by, she is getting aggressive with them – she also will go after other dogs when out on walks/dog park situations. She does respond well to verbal correction but she just does not relax and enjoy that type of situation. She can be around other dogs that are submissive after properly introducing them with a leash on, but should not live with any other dogs or cats. If you are interested in Millie, please fill out our adoption application and we will forward it to her owner: https://www.aussierescuesocal.com/applications/adoption_v2/ – drop us an email if we already have your adopt app and we will forward it on: aussierescuesocal@gmail.com (Pinon Hills area)


Loki

Please read information and if you are a good fit for Loki’s needs, fill out our adoption application. We will forward to his owner.

Name: Loki
Age: 8 years old
Weight: 51 lbs
Gender: Neutered male

Needs:
– quiet home
– no young children
– secure yard where he can play ball
-only dog

Per owner: Loki has at times become hyper-excited from stimuli such as things running past him or sudden moves. His tries to stop the action by nipping at what or whoever is moving. He’s never attacked anyone, but it’s very aggressive looking. There was an incident with our two year old daughter, which scared us. We’re worried that she’ll get hurt one day since she is now opening doors on her own. So, as otherwise awesome and loved as he is, we just can’t take any more chances. He’s very playful, loves to play chase with tennis balls. Although he loves to play with our female Aussie, we believe that he would like to be an only dog, with mature owners. Loki rides great in the car. Will sit, lay down, and come. Also responds to three claps to come.Perfect house manners, but won’t clean up his own hair. 🤣 The dog park can be a bit too stimulating for him. He barks at other dogs when on leash, but not off. Off leash he runs over to introduce and play. If you think you might be a good fit, please fill out our adoption application: https://aussierescuesandiego.org/foster-and-volunteer/adoptionapplication/


Trip

Trip is a 12 yr old neutered male red tri male mini Aussie – he is overweight at 37 pounds, but considering he was up to 50 pounds at one point, he’s doing much better now! He is currently being boarded, his owner is in hospice care and no one in the family wants him. He is housebroken, used to being primarily indoors, and walks on a loose leash, does well with other dogs (as long as it isn’t a puppy jumping in his face!), good with strangers, men, women, and although he has not lived with any children, the few times he’s been around kids he’s been okay, no idea on cats. The best situation for Trip would be a home where someone is home most of the time and can take him on some slow walks a couple times a day to help him continued to loose the weight and move his joints. He is a super sweet boy that would love to hang out with his person as much as he can ❤️ 

If you are interested in Trip, please fill out our adoption application: please fill out our adoption application: https://www.aussierescuesocal.com/applications/adoption_v2/ – if we have your adopt app on file, just drop us an email: aussierescuesocal@gmail.com (Long Beach)


Duke

Duke is a 6 yr old red tri neutered male Aussie mix, weighing about 70 pounds. He is a very friendly boy, with strangers, men, women, kids, other dogs too. He is housebroken, uses a dog door, is well behaved in the house and walks well on the leash. His owner has this to say about him:

“I am unable to meet his needs due to changes in life circumstances. He has a lot of anxiety and can’t be left alone for too long. I am looking for someone who can walk him regularly and is home often. A fenced yard is a must. He is a runner. Needs to always be on a leash. He wears a thunder vest when anxious. He’s very mellow and hangs out inside and outside on his own terms. Gets a walk or a hike 5ish times a week. But now is left home alone and unattended lately, my daughter moved for school, so he is home alone and barks, whines and is stressed a lot. He barks and can dig if he hears and sees wildlife.

He would love a home with his human chilling out. Cuddling. Walks. Dog parks. Likes playing with dog buddies. Car rides as long as he can be in the front seat. Duke is a great dog. He needs a human who is home regularly. He is a sweetheart and a lover. Easy going and calm if someone is with him. He loves walks and hikes. He is very anxious when left alone and unattended for more than 2-4 hours. He will bark and dig if left alone for long periods of time. He really is a great dog in so many ways. Just needs stability and a schedule. When home with his human he lays around and naps on his dog bed or couch. Likes to sleep next to the bed. He absolutely hates crates/ kennels. He will always run away if off leash or a door is left open. A good fence is a must!” If you feel you are the right match for Duke, please email: jzoe333@gmail.com (Lake Elsinore area)


Eddie

Meet Eddie, a 2.5 year old Australian Shepherd (standard size, DOB 11/4/2018). Eddie is in need of a new home, one where he can get the time, and more importantly the training, he needs. Eddie has several excellent qualities: he is very loyal, sweet, extremely tolerant of kids, he does not nip/herd the children, he’s house-trained, has mad cuddling skills and his fetch game is strong. Eddie has earned the nickname “Ready Eddie” because no matter the time he is ready to participate in whatever you are doing, that being said, he does know how to be calm in the house. Eddie also needs some intensive training – he started showing signs of aggression towards other dogs early on and his owner does not have the time or skills to get him where he needs to be in terms of training. He’s made some improvements on walks and is capable of sitting and being calm despite a dog barking behind a fence. Dogs on leash are an different story and are much harder for Eddie to tolerate, he has bitten his owner twice in these situations and it is recommended that he be walked wearing a proper muzzle. Both times the bites were minor and did not require medical attention; it was clearly redirected aggression as Eddie shows no aggression towards people otherwise. He occasionally encounters horses on walks and does not seem to mind them, but has not been allowed to get very close; he has not been around cats. His current owner made a point to pet/brush him while eating and he shows no signs of food aggression. Eddie loves every one he meets, no warm up period required, but not everyone can handle his enthusiasm. His tail-less butt-wiggle is a classic Eddie greeting. On occasion he jumps but rarely on a person – he’d rather show off his impressive vertical leap. Frequent and vigorous exercise is needed and he will even exercise himself if a pool is available. A large fenced yard is a must, especially until he can behave himself around other dogs, a pool would be a huge plus. Eddie has lived with one other dog his whole life and gets a long with him really well. Eddie is a well-loved pup and his owner just wants what’s best for him but recognizes that it’s not his current situation.

If you are interested in Eddie, please fill out our adoption application and we will forward it on to his owner: https://www.aussierescuesocal.com/applications/adoption_v2/ – if we have your adopt app already, drop us an email of your interest: aussierescuesocal@gmail.com (Alta Loma area)


Duke & Duchess

With ARSC –

Duke and Duchess are a pair of possible Aussie mixes – no idea with what, sorry. Duke is a black tri neutered male with 2 blue eyes and a bobbed tail, Duchess is a spayed female, white with red patches, one blue eye and the other looks like it may not have developed fully. They are about 18 months to 2 years old, they were relinquished to a rescue because they kept digging out (we got them from the other rescue, so have never talked to the original owners), so a secure fenced yard is a must. They are very bonded, so please do not ask if we will separate; they are social, both with humans and other dogs, and seem to be kid friendly – but no young kids, they may get knocked over! They are active, alert and playful, have a good start on being housebroken, just really nice fur-kids! If you are interested in this delightful pair, please fill out our adoption application: https://www.aussierescuesocal.com/applications/adoption_v2/ (Palmdale area)


Kulture

COURTESY POST—Kulture is with her owner, not with rescue

Kulture is a 2 year old Aussie Mix. She would thrive in a home where she is the only pet as she is an Alpha female. She is a sweet dog full of energy, her favorite thing to do is play ball. She is very smart and likes to show off all the tricks she knows: sit, lay, stay, play dead, roll over, paw, high five, spin. She also loves to do agility training and loves challenge and puzzle toys. She is very nervous and anxious around new people but once she knows you she is very loving and affectionate. She is an amazing dog but in need of rehoming due to us having another Alpha female and they recently got into a dog fight so we believe it is best to rehome Kulture since she would do best in a home by herself. She loves taking trips to the beach and playing fetch in the water. She is crate trained, potty trained, and has completed basic obedience courses. She could use some more strict training with heel and when walking on leash. She is very reactive to other dogs. but this comes from fear and anxiousness. She is great with my sister’s baby but that may be because they grew up together. She is spayed, and up to date on all her vaccines, she is also microchipped. She is definitely an indoor house dog but loves to play outside with you during the day. Kulture is a bigger dog weighing 77lbs. The family that wishes to rehome her will receive her crate, bed, toys, food, favorite treats, balls to play fetch, collar, leash vaccination records, and microchip info.

I hope to find her the perfect home so a phone interview and home check will be required. And questions or if you would like more info and pictures or videos please feel free to contact me: (209) 672-5207. (San Jose area)


Lola

Please contact owner, Lindsey, directly if you can help Lola by giving her a furever home.

Name: Lola
Breed: Collie/lab/shep
Age: 6 years
Gender: Female
Weight: 70 lbs

Per owner:
Lola needs a new home with no kids (or older kids that can understand boundaries with dogs). She would do best in a home where she is the only dog or there are other calm, non dominant dogs. She great with our 4 cats. The reason we are rehoming her is because we have a six month old baby who is starting to move and although Lola loves kids, she likes them on her own terms. She does not like being approached by when she is sleeping and will growl/snap if scared.

Lola is a quirky girl who takes time to warm up with new people. She does great with all women but it takes a little longer for her to relax with men. Once she is comfortable with someone, she is a snuggler! She loves to be pet and will sit right next to you. Lola enjoys walks, fiesta island and is very food motivated. She likes the dog park but does best when she can approach other dogs on her own terms. We have worked with a trainer to help calm her anxiety and can show you the things we have learned that have made her a happy girl. She is potty trained, spayed and up to date on her vaccinations/vet check ups.

We love her so much and want to make sure the home she goes to is the right place for her. Please text or call me if you think you might be a good fit for her! Lindsey 619-201-4473


Cookie

Name: Cookie
Age: 16 years
Gender: Female
Breed: Border Collie Mix

This is Cookie, at 16 years young an old lady with a lot of spring in her step! Our best guess is that she is a border collie mix. She certainly has the intelligence and energy level of the breed although she’s also capable of a lot of mellow sleeping since she is a senior.

Cookie is easy to have around the house. She gets along fine with other dogs and cats in the home. She will bark at strangers but is friendly once she knows everyone is safe. I would not trust her around young children because she can be a little reactive to certain kinds of physical contact.
Cookie loves to go for walks. Truly loves it! The one challenge is that when she sees other dogs while she is out she gets very stimulated and will sort of fling herself at their faces. So she needs a strong hand on walks. She’s also pretty nearly deaf so she needs to be on leash.

This is a girl with a lot of life in her even at her age for someone willing to meet her needs.”  

If you are able to give this senior girl a loving home for her sunset years 💕 please fill out the Aussie Rescue So Cal adoption application: https://www.aussierescuesocal.com/applications/adoption_v2/. (Santa Barbara area)


Adoptable Dogs from Our Rescue Partners:

Aussie Rescue So Cal
Helping Herders
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