Find Your New BFF!
But for those of you who want a REAL dog, one that will be your loyal companion and lifelong protector, one that will love you unconditionally until its last breath, we have some wonderful dogs who would love to meet you!
The simple truth is -- no dog is instantly perfect. If you want a dog that will never bark, jump, dig, chew, has perfect manners, and is 100% house-trained on day one, then please adopt Fluffy (or one like her).
A rescued dog can bring a lifetime of love and devotion, but in the beginning some may require a little extra effort on your part. Some of these dogs have been abandoned, abused, starved, hit by cars, or simply neglected by the humans they once trusted. Their worlds have been turned upside down beyond their ability to understand, and most will require some time to adjust. Some may need a refresher course in house-training. And, after being abandoned, some may have separation issues and will need help to feel secure.
It may take two weeks or it may take six months, but these issues can all be overcome with a little love and patience (and we're always here to help in any way we can). You will then have your perfect dog, and a true Best Friend Forever.
If you wish to sponsor Fluffy (who is stuffed), your donation will help the real dogs in our care, and is tax deductible. (Donate) Thank you for your support!
SMILEY (Adopt) Fostered in Fresno
Smiley is still a pup, just 12 months old, weighs 55 lbs, and has the most beautiful hazel eyes. We have no idea what her breed mix is (we like say that she is a purebred dog, since we're pretty sure both mom and dad were dogs!). We're guessing she's part Lab because she has such a wonderful temperament, and maybe cattle dog. She loves her toys, gets along great with the other dogs in her foster home, doesn't bother the cats, and she has a smile and a waggy tail for everyone she meets. Smiley is a fabulous dog, a total love bug who deserves a forever home where she will be the loved and cherished family member she was always meant to be.
FIFI (Adopt) Fostered in Fresno
Fifi is approximately 6 yrs old, weighs 8 lbs, and has a docked tail.
The people who dumped Fifi at the shelter reported that she had been hit by a car. She was unable to stand on her hind legs. The shelter staff gave her some pain medication and kept her as still as possible. Our vet xray'd her and found no broken bones or fractures, but he did note a curvature in her spine (the vet said her injuries are not consistent with being hit by a car). Within a couple weeks Fifi was able to stand and, slowly and carefully, she began to walk. She is now able to get around okay, but she still walks in her own quirky way. Fifi has obviously improved since arriving at the shelter, but we don't know at this point how much more improvement we will see, if any.
Fifi may not be perfect, but that won't stop her from being someone's perfect pet. Fifi is the sweetest and most loving little dog you could ever hope to meet. She is quiet, well-behaved, will greet you enthusiastically every time she sees you, and follow you around adoringly. She navigates around the house and yard just fine, and she's eating well.
A note from Fifi's foster mom: I have had the pleasure of fostering Fifi for the last seven weeks. Although I will miss Fifi, she deserves a home and family of her very own. Fifi is a unique adoption situation in that she has very specific special needs. She requires a home with no children and a slow-paced environment with owners who will accept the responsibility of her special medical needs for the rest of her life. Fifi came from an abusive home where she endured physical abuse that has left her with long-term injuries and some degree of intermittent pain. She has three disks in her back that are rubbing together that make it difficult for her to walk and give her a very unusual gait. We're giving her a small amount of pain medication, as needed, maybe once a day. In spite of everything she's been through, Fifi is just the most loving little dog, and she will make a wonderful companion. She is quiet and a bit skittish of fast movement and new people, but responds wonderfully to love, caring, and compassion. After being here for about a week, she became part of the family and has made friends with my other two small dogs. Please don't let Fifi's health problems discourage you from opening your heart and home to this sweet girl who deserves so desperately to be loved and well cared for, as those are two things that she has only gotten to experience just recently. Please let us hear from you soon.
FIFI IS ELIGIBLE FOR OUR 5/50 PROGRAM -- if you are 50 or over, you may adopt a dog who is 5 or over at the special rate of $125 (50% off).
Angus (Courtesy Listing)
ANGUS - Fostered in Clovis
This is Angus -- he's already neutered, housetrained, microchipped, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, good with cats, and don't forget to mention he's so stinkin cute!! Who could ask for more?
We think Angus is a Cairn Terrier mix; he is 12 months old and weighs 17 lbs. He was timid at first, but has totally settled in with his foster mom, fellow pups, and his new bestest friend the kitty kat (really!).
Angus is very affectionate and smart. He loves belly rubs (who doesn't!), snoozing in the sun with his play pals, and running around the backyard and playing tussle with the other pups. He walks great on a leash, loves car rides, and is also content to sit quietly on his foster mom's lap and look out the window. He never complains, and he rarely barks.
Angus is a playful young boy who loves to play fetch. He would be perfect for an active person or family who would enjoy taking him on walks, hikes, playing at the beach – you name it! Angus is the best little buddy ever!
BrookeBROOKE (Adopt) Fostered in Roseville
Brooke is about a year old, all creamy white with curly hair and she weighs 10 lbs. She was rescued from the shelter with her four, 5-day-old puppies (who are now 8 weeks). Everyone will be spayed and neutered on June 27th and ready for adoption.
Brooke is healthy, loving to her foster mom, and tends to bond with the one main person who feeds and pets her. She has been a good mommy, considering she is just a puppy herself. We don't know who the dad was (we think it was the little white terrier she was running the streets with), nor do we know her history. She is calming down a lot since first rescued -- poor baby was starving and it took weeks to get her back on track as far as food consumption goes. She ate everything in sight. She has begun to self-monitor her food amounts now. She's been dewormed twice and is heartworm neg.
Brooke is self-assured with the other dogs but not problematic. She dearly wants a human of her own to love and care for her; a lap to sit on and a human that she can kiss. She appears to be done with taking care of puppies now and spends her time chewing beef knuckle bones with her doggie friend, Honey.
BEATRICE (Adopt) Fostered in Roseville
Beatrice was born April 25. She is now 8 weeks old, weighs about 3-4 lbs and is expected to be similar in weight to her mom, Brooke, who weighs 9-10 pounds. She is beige with some white markings. Her coat is slightly wavy and very fluffy, and we think she will have short legs compared to her mom.
Beatrice is sweet and kissy but not quite as adventurous as her brothers. Her personality is just now forming, and so far she is playful and engaging. She was rescued from a shelter with her mom and 3 other siblings when she was just 5 days old. She has had her first shots and deworming, and will have her second shots on the 27th when she is spayed and microchipped. She will need a third set at 16 weeks of age.
BISQUIT (Adopt) Fostered in Roseville
Bisquit was born April 25. He is all beige, about 3 lbs, and is expected to weigh about 10 lbs at maturity. His mom is 10lbs, and we think his dad was a white terrier about the same size. He is not as adventurous as his brothers and hasn't figured out the doggie door yet, as they have, but I think it's because he is much smaller and the runt of the litter. He is playful and engaging but seems to like his alone time too. Good with people so far. He is just a sweet baby who will be depending on his human to guide him to be the best he can be.
Bisquit has had his first puppy shots and deworming and will receive his second shots when he is neutered and microchipped on June 27th. He will need a third set at 16 weeks to be complete. He was rescued from a shelter with his mom (Brooke) and 3 other siblings when he was just 5 days old.
BRUTUS (Adopt) Fostered in Roseville
Brutus was born April 25. He is all white, about 4 lbs, and is expected to weigh about 10-12 lbs at maturity. His mom is 10 lbs and they look a lot alike, and we think his dad was a white terrier about the same size. He is adventurous, figured out the doggie door pretty quickly with some help from his brother. He is playful and engaging. Loves people so far. He is just a sweet baby who will be depending on his human to guide him to be the best he can be.
Brutus has had his first puppy shots and deworming, and will receive his second shots when he is neutered and microchipped on June 27th. He will need a third set at 16 weeks to be complete. He was rescued from a shelter with his mom (Brooke) and 3 other siblings when he was just 5 days old.
BUSTER (Adopt) Fostered in Roseville
Buster was born April 25. He is white with tan ears, about 4 lbs, and is expected to weigh about 10 lbs at maturity. His mom is 10 lbs, and we think his dad was a white terrier about the same size. He is adventurous and was the first of the puppies to figure out the doggie door by watching his mom. He is playful and engaging. Loves people so far and has already taken up his spot next to his foster mom's feet when she is sitting in her chair. He is just a sweet baby who will be depending on his human to guide him to be the best he can be.
Buster has had his first puppy shots and deworming and will receive his second shots when he is neutered and microchipped on June 27th. He will need a third set at 16 weeks to be complete. He was rescued from a shelter with his mom (Brooke) and 3 other siblings when he was just 5 days old.
This little girl is easy-going, gets along with other dogs, and is fine with new faces.
She is approx 2-4 years old and weighs 10.8 lbs.