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Bandit

Male Young Pomeranian Pomeranian Purebreed (mixed) Small

Looking for someone to steal your heart? Meet Bandit, a 1.5-year-old Pomeranian who came to TRD when his owner could no longer care for... show more

Looking for someone to steal your heart? Meet Bandit, a 1.5-year-old Pomeranian who came to TRD when his owner could no longer care for him. One of our big-hearted foster families heard about his plight and welcomed Bandit into their home. Bandit is an easy-going guy who just loves being in the mix with his foster family. His foster family reports that he does not require too much attention or exercise, but it's hard not to shower this handsome dude with love and affection. Bandit likes hanging out with his canine foster siblings and can be playful at times with them, but overall just prefers hanging out on the couch and keeping an eye on what everyone in the household is up to. Bandit knows some basic commands, including sit, come, and name recall. He has been working on his leash walking (he seems to be inexperienced on leash) and is getting better all the time. He has almost mastered his house training. He will need a family who will clue in to his cues for when he needs to go. Bandit is crate trained and sleeps in his crate at night. Bandit is a really handsome example of his breed, and weighs in at a svelte 9 pounds. If you are interested in meeting Bandit, please fill out an application on the TRD website and an adoption coordinator will be in touch to schedule a meet and greet. show less

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Hershey

Male Young Dachshund Dachshund Purebreed (mixed) Medium

Looking for an adoptable hot dog (emphasis on the "dog") this summer? If the answer is "Yes!", then Hershey, TRD's latest fugitive from... show more

Looking for an adoptable hot dog (emphasis on the "dog") this summer? If the answer is "Yes!", then Hershey, TRD's latest fugitive from the HSOIC, is the dog for you. Hershey is a 2-year-old teeny weenie. Hershey is full grown at 17 pounds, which makes him petite for a dachshund, and a great size for most living situations. Like his name, Hershey is a sweet-natured doggo with a shiny dark brown coat and soulful hazel eyes. He is extremely cuddly and playful. He loves to play and romp with his canine foster brother in their yard. He is also great with the kids and the cats in the foster home. His favorite toys are Kong, ball, rope and stuffed toys. Although playing is his favorite thing to do, Hershey easily settles down when its time to relax. Hershey is house and crate trained. He is learning to walk on the leash and has made strides of progress in just a few weeks. His foster family is also redirecting his occasional inappropriate chewing with positive reinforcement and teaching him some basic commands. Like most chiweenies, Hershey is a smart bowser and is already excelling at his training lessons. Hershey is the perfect fit for a family looking for a small dog with a easy going, fun personality. If you would like to meet Hershey, please fill out an adoption application and an adoption coordinator will be in touch to schedule a meet and greet. show less

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Wilson

Male Young Shih Tzu Shih Tzu Purebreed (mixed) Small

Introducing Wilson, a 15 pound, 1-year-old pup who recently joined the TRD foster pack after taking the freedom ride from the Humane Soc... show more

Introducing Wilson, a 15 pound, 1-year-old pup who recently joined the TRD foster pack after taking the freedom ride from the Humane Society of Imperial County. Wilson is a Shih Tzu mix and has all the kooky idiosyncrasies you would only find in a typical Shih Tzu. Wilson has a relaxed, easy-going personality. He is friendly towards people and dogs. He loves to run around and wrestle with his canine foster brother. But in typical Shih Tzu fashion, his playtime is pretty limited--Wilson has more important matters to attend to, i.e., snuggling, napping and relaxing on his foster parent's tummy. He also likes to take strolls in the park or on the beach, as long as the strolls are short (as in very short). Running and hiking is for silly dogs; Wilson is more like the "stop and smell the roses" kind of doggo. When he gets tired, Wilson will sploot (laying down on his belly with all paws splayed outwards) to let you know he needs a break. Wilson is house and crate trained. His foster parents have noticed that he has a marking tendency (only outdoors) and they are working on correcting his behavior. He is naturally good on the leash. With his handsome face and sweet quirks, he is a total heart stealer every time he goes out with his foster family. Wilson is perfect dog for someone looking for a happy, easy-going dog who does not need much exercise. If you would like to meet Wilson, please fill out an adoption application and an adoption coordinator will be in touch to schedule a meet and greet. show less

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Lilly

Female Adult Dachshund Pug Mixed (mixed) Small

Meet adoptable Lilly! Lilly is the sweetest little lady you'll ever meet. She was originally found as a stray out in Brawley and spent t... show more

Meet adoptable Lilly! Lilly is the sweetest little lady you'll ever meet. She was originally found as a stray out in Brawley and spent three weeks at the Humane Society of Imperial County before finding her foster family through The Rescued Dog. Lilly is a 4-year-old dachshund-pug mix who would rather spend all day in your lap or in her crate nestled in a warm blanket. Nothing is more important to her than her LOVE for humans. When she's not lounging, Lilly is usually at your feet ensuring that you aren't lonely in her presence. She also never fails to extend the warmest greeting each time you come home. Lilly is house broken, crate-trained, and very, very quiet. In fact, the loudest thing about Lilly is how she can snore like a human! Lilly is very lovable and an absolute joy to be around, but her stray days have taught her protective habits. She is protective over food and toys around other dogs. Therefore, Lilly would be best suited in a home where she is the only dog, or in a home with people who have experience with this type of behavior. Lilly also needs a family who will continue to train her to accept other dogs in her personal space. She's been practicing, and attended a recent TRD fundraiser with other dogs. Overall, Lilly is extremely easygoing and is the perfect lap dog if you're looking for a low energy companion. If you think Lilly would be the perfect addition in your family, please fill out an adoption application on our website and an adoption coordinator will be in touch to schedule a meet and greet. show less

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Parker

Male Adult Basset Hound Pit Bull Terrier Mixed (mixed) Medium

Meet Parker, an adorable lowriding gentleman who came to TRD from the Humane Society of Imperial County. When we first met Parker, his f... show more

Meet Parker, an adorable lowriding gentleman who came to TRD from the Humane Society of Imperial County. When we first met Parker, his front left leg was in a cast because of an apparent fracture. When we brought Parker into our own vet, she discovered that Parker's fracture was open, and the resulting wound was infected. You would never have known that Parker was in pain--he has never been anything but cheerful and loving for as long as we've known him. Parker is now officially on the mend, and ready for his forever home. With his adorably big noggin and his silly short legs, Parker turns heads wherever he goes and loves the attention. He's a real lover boy with his human friends, including kids, and he loves other dogs too. Parker even has a little love affair going with a kitty who lives at the vet's office. He's just an all-around easy-going, affable dude. If you're looking for a laid-back buddy to join you at the park, on a restaurant patio, or on the couch, Parker is your guy. Parker is about 4 years old, and weighs in at a svelte 40 pounds, 20 of which we are pretty sure is his head. If you'd like to meet Parker, please fill out an application on the TRD website and an adoption coordinator will be in touch to schedule a meet and greet. show less

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Jack

Male Young Spaniel Spaniel Purebreed (mixed) Small

Meet Jack, a 1.5-year-old Spaniel Mix who took the freedom ride with TRD from the Humane Society of Imperial County to sunny San Diego.... show more

Meet Jack, a 1.5-year-old Spaniel Mix who took the freedom ride with TRD from the Humane Society of Imperial County to sunny San Diego. Jack is full grown at 15 pounds and with his charming personality and luscious shiny black coat, this dog is quite the looker. Jack is cheerful, playful, and energetic. Within a few weeks in his foster home, Jack has bonded well with his foster family. He is doing a good job settling in and adapting to his new surroundings. He loves to play with his foster parents and is great with dogs. He enjoys playing with stuffed toys. He also likes to go on leashed walks everyday and has been good on the leash. He has been somewhat reactive to dogs but with redirection he is learning to react like a well trained doggo. Jack is great at learning new tricks--he is food-motivated, which should make him an excellent dog for training exercises. His foster mom has also noticed that he is very agile and might enjoy agility training oriented classes to challenge his spaniel brain and burn off his boundless energy. Jack is crate and house trained. He has learned to sleep in the crate by myself all night. Given his rough start to life, Jack is sometimes intimidated in new spaces and needs some time to get comfortable. His foster family is training him to relax in unfamiliar surroundings. Jack still has a little puppy spirit left in him and has been mouthy occassionally when he needs attention, but with proper redirection, he stops nibbling. If you are looking for a petite dog with the exhuberance and energy of a 70-pound lab, Jack is the dog you need. If you would like to meet Jack, please fill out an adoption application on the TRD website and an adoption coordinator will be in touch to schedule a meet and greet. show less

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Lacey

Female Young Labrador Retriever Pit Bull Terrier Mixed (mixed) Medium

Are you looking to adopt a playful, energetic puppy who will smother you with her unlimited puppy love? Meet Lacey, a 7-month-old Labrad... show more

Are you looking to adopt a playful, energetic puppy who will smother you with her unlimited puppy love? Meet Lacey, a 7-month-old Labrador/Pit Mix puppy who came to TRD when a good Samaritan rescued her from the side of the road in Mexico. Lacey's life took a pretty bumpy takeoff--she started her life as a stray and grew up in a rough environment. When she came to TRD, she had been hit by a car and left for dead, but our good Samaritan friend rescued her and got her vet care in Mexico before we agreed to take her on and continue to nurse her back to health. Lacey has had a long road to recovery, but we are happy to report that she is now happy and healthy and ready for her new forever family. Amazingly, nothing Lacey encountered in her early days has diminished her light and her joyous spirit. Lacey is an active, energetic and playful puppy. She loves to play with other dogs in her foster home all day long. Although she needs slow introductions with new dogs, give her a few minutes to sniff out the situation and she is ready to bring out her crazy puppy personality to the party. She would be a great fit in a home with other dogs. She still gets overwhelmed when she is introduced to many dogs at once, but with time and appropriate training, Lacey has the potential to be a calm and confident dog. What is Lacey's favorite toy you ask? How about all of them? She enjoys playing with chews, Kong, stuffed toys, and balls. If it looks like a toy, smells like a toy--it belongs to Lacey. She has on occasion chewed on non-toy items, but responds well to re-direction. Probably from her experiences before she was rescued by TRD, Lacey takes a while to warm up to new people. She is shy and timid at first. But once she is comfortable with you, she is very sweet and loving. Lacey's foster mom has worked on her social skills and her forever family will want to continue to work with her. (Each TRD adoption comes with a complementary session with a trainer.) Lacey is house and crate trained. She currently weighs about 35 pounds and is expected to be in a 40-50 pound range full-grown. If you would like to meet Lacey, please fill out an adoption application on the TRD website and an adoption coordinator will be in touch to schedule a meet and greet. show less

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Xavier

Male Adult Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Mixed (mixed) Medium

What can we say about Xavier, our Hurricane Hound heart worm survivor? X came to TRD from Acadiana Animal Aid in Louisiana after Hurrica... show more

What can we say about Xavier, our Hurricane Hound heart worm survivor? X came to TRD from Acadiana Animal Aid in Louisiana after Hurricane Harvey hit that area hard. Acadiana reached out to us and other rescues to take some of their animals to try to make room for other pets displaced by the storm and its after effects. Xavier was a special case because Acadiana knew he had heart worm, and understandably, not a lot of rescues are willing to take on a heart-worm-positive dog. One of our amazing fosters bravely stepped up to take on the challenge of a heart-worm-positive foster dog (a typical treatment and recovery takes at least 4 months, with the chance that the dog will not recover). We embarked on the journey of nursing Xavier back to health in November 2017, and it was a rough road. Xavier had many complications due to the heart worms. He had 31 live heart worms removed from his body, and suffered several side effects of the infestation, including severe anemia and other complications. We were not sure at some points if Xavier was going to pull through. Thanks to some amazing and generous care from our vets, and a little dogged (pun intended) determination from Xavier, we are THRILLED to report that Xavier has officially received a clean bill of health and is ready to find his forever family. Because of all of his health issues related to his heart worms, Xavier will still need some regular follow up care and will need to take time to taper off of his immunosuppressant medication. Our adoption coordinator will review this in detail with all potential adopters. Xavier is about 2 and a half years old as of April 2018. He's been with TRD for the last six months. In that time, Xavier has stolen the hearts of everyone he meets, with his handsome face and adorably sweet personality. Because of his heart worm diagnosis, Xavier hasn't been able to make it out to dog parks or on pack walks, but he has spent plenty of time walking in and out of vet offices, and is a gentleman on leash and with other dogs. Once Xavier started feeling better, he showed a lot of interest in toys, especially ones he could "deconstruct". Xavier's new family will want to keep an eye on him to make sure he doesn't accidentally ingest the toys he so loves to play with (and sometimes destroy). Xavier lives with two other dogs and a very sassy cat, and does will with everyone. He does sometimes get a little protective of his favorite toys, and also his food, but his foster mom has been working on this with him and it is a manageable behavior that he can be trained out of with consistency. Xavier is a super handsome spaniel who will make a great addition to a family ready to spoil and love him like he deserves. Xavier weighs in around 20 pounds and is full grown. If you would like to be the happy ending to Xavier's extraordinary tale of adventure, please fill in an adoption application on the TRD website and an adoption coordinator will be in touch to schedule a meet and greet. show less

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Hunter

Male Young Beagle Basset Hound Mixed (mixed) Medium

Sweet and handsome Hunter is one of our "Dolly puppies". About a year and a half ago we rescued his mom Dolly when she was very pregnant... show more

Sweet and handsome Hunter is one of our "Dolly puppies". About a year and a half ago we rescued his mom Dolly when she was very pregnant, and Hunter was one of seven puppies born in her litter on September 20, 2016. We adopted Hunter and his sister Carrie out to a family with 2 young children, who the dogs loved. Unfortunately the family is getting divorced and could no longer care for Hunter and Carrie. Carrie has already been placed in a new loving forever home, and now it's Hunter's turn! Hunter is a sweet and cuddly guy, according to his foster mom. He's a sweet little lap dog in a 30-pound dog body. Hunter also loves to run, and is quite sporty. He loves going to the beach and letting other dogs chase him. He is also fond of chasing the birds at the beach. He has a sweet, fun, dopey personality. Hunter's foster mom also reports that Hunter is great on leash and enjoys a good walk. He does sometimes get excited when he sees other dogs when he's out and about, but he is easily redirected. Hunter does tend to get nervous when dogs are super eager to play with him. He tends remove himself from the situation if it's too much for him to handle. His new family will want to work on building up Hunter's confidence. His foster mom has done a great job of setting him in the right direction. He has grown so much and continues to grow, and his new forever family will want to continue to build on the progress he's made. He does great with the training exercises from TRD's trainer! And we provide a complimentary training session with each adoption. Hunter is a smart and trainable guy, and he loves his people, so continuing to work with Hunter will be easy and fun. Hunter sometimes vocalizes with a whine when he's nervous, which actually makes it easier to understand when he's uncomfortable and help him relax. Hunter will be a great addition to a family with another confident dog, as he seems to be sensitive to surrounding social cues, and also loves canine company. Hunter is truly a diamond in the "ruff", and can't wait to settle in with his new family. If you would like to meet Hunter, please fill out an adoption application on the TRD website and an adoption coordinator will be in touch to schedule a meet and greet. show less

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Ollie

Male Young Shih Tzu Terrier Mixed (mixed) Small

Meet Ollie, a gentle and sweet-natured 1.5-year-old Shih Tzu mix who came to TRD in March 2018. Ollie hasn't lived an easy life so far--... show more

Meet Ollie, a gentle and sweet-natured 1.5-year-old Shih Tzu mix who came to TRD in March 2018. Ollie hasn't lived an easy life so far--when he was found, Ollie was a stray with long, matted hair, and one of his front legs has been permanently warped beyond use (possibly a birth defect). But with his resilient spirit and loving personality, Ollie has come a long way in just a few weeks in his foster home. Ollie likes to be with his foster family and loves to cuddle with them. His favorite activity is cuddling in bed with his foster mom. He is great with adults, kids, dogs, and cats in his foster home. He also likes to run around the yard, although he does get tired easily running on 3 legs. But that hasn't stopped Ollie from becoming a master fetcher. He loves to play fetch everyday! Apart from fetch, Ollie understands other commands like Sit, Come, and Name Recall. Ollie has been impatient with his food and tends to pounce on his food at meal times--possibly something he caught on from his stray doggy days. His foster family is working on this with him. On walks around the neighborhood, he is calm on the leash and generally non-reactive. If your family is looking for a low energy dog with a ton of personality, this 10-pound cuddling nugget might be the perfect match for you. If you would like to meet Ollie, please fill out an adoption application on the TRD website and an adoption coordinator will be in touch. show less

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Pluto

Male Adult Bichon Frise Poodle Mixed (mixed) Small

If you are looking for a small, hypoallergenic dog with the energy and athleticism of a Labrador, than Pluto is the pup for you! This 12... show more

If you are looking for a small, hypoallergenic dog with the energy and athleticism of a Labrador, than Pluto is the pup for you! This 12 lb Bichon/poodle mix is approximately 2 - 3 years old, but he has the energy and excitement level of a 6 month old puppy! Pluto is an entertaining dog that is always looking for adventure. When we first rescued Pluto, it was evident that he had limited exposure to life outside of his last owner’s home. With dedicated training, Pluto has made a 180 degree turnaround and is well behaved on leash and is a master of the “place” command. Pluto’s adopter will need reinforce the work we have done and continue with his training. Pluto is potty trained and crate trained. Pluto enjoys playing with other dogs big and small, once properly introduced. This little dude loves to play fetch and at times, will throw the ball for himself! His perfect home would be with an active owner or a family with kids that will entertain him. Pluto loves nothing more than to tackle kids with his affection! All in all, Pluto is an endearing and cute dog. He would be a perfect match for a family looking for a petite sized dog with a not-so-petite personality. If you would like to meet Pluto, fill out an adoption application on the TRD website and an adoption coordinator will be in touch to schedule a meet and greet. show less