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Lucy

Female Adult Pug Pug Purebreed (mixed) Small

Adorable pug alert #2! Lucy came to TRD from the Humane Society of Imperial County in February 2018. She and her live-in boy friend Ponc... show more

Adorable pug alert #2! Lucy came to TRD from the Humane Society of Imperial County in February 2018. She and her live-in boy friend Poncho were used as breeding partners by a backyard breeder in Brawley, but they managed to escape and make their way to HSOIC, where TRD gladly picked them up and whisked them away to San Diego. Lucy is a friendly, playful, and energetic dog. There isn't a soul Lucy has met she didn't like--she is friendly with people, children, dogs, and cats. She is just about as pugalicious as a pug can be. Lucy weighs in at 20 pounds and she likes to stay in shape with daily leashed walks (she's great on the leash) and dog park visits on the weekend. Since this is first time living inside a home, Lucy is currently picking up crate and house training. She occasionally has accidents inside the home but is getting better at it everyday. At meal times, Lucy tends to guard her food from other dogs. Her foster mom is teaching her to be confident and phase out of this habit. Now that her breeding days are behind her, Lucy is a full time professional cuddler. She is a great companion and loves to be with her humans at all times and shower them with kisses. If you would like to meet Lucy, 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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Ryder

Male Young Carolina Dog Shepherd Mixed (mixed) Medium

Are you looking for a fun and active friend to join you on all of life's adventures? Meet Ryder, a handsome shepherd mix who came to TRD... show more

Are you looking for a fun and active friend to join you on all of life's adventures? Meet Ryder, a handsome shepherd mix who came to TRD from Louisiana after Hurricane Harvey. Ryder is ready for any outing you have in mind. Whether you enjoy walks, runs, hikes, or trips to the beach, this guy is ready to go! Ryder loves running and playing at the dog park and enjoys greeting all the humans there too. People frequently comment how happy he is. Ryder has a lot of energy, but he is a sweet and impressionable guy who is ready to find a partner in crime. Ryder has been working on his obedience skills and has mastered sit, stay, down, and place, in addition to being crate and house trained. He is a very smart dog and learns very quickly. Ryder is 1 year four months old as of February 2018, and weighs in at around 37 pounds. He is a handsome, slender, and sporty dude looking for someone who will enjoy some activity, and plenty of snuggle time when the action is done! Ryder enjoys the company of other dogs at dog parks and LOVES to play fetch. Because of his exuberance, Ryder would be best in a home with older children or adults only. Ryder is not cat friendly. If you would like to meet Ryder, 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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Jax

Male Young Chihuahua Dachshund Mixed (mixed) Small

Presenting Jax, a part-chihuahua, part-dachshund and part-everything else mix who came to TRD from the Imperial County Shelter. Jax is a... show more

Presenting Jax, a part-chihuahua, part-dachshund and part-everything else mix who came to TRD from the Imperial County Shelter. Jax is a 6-7 month old puppy who weighs about 7 pounds as of February 2018. His full grown weight should be in the 12-15 pound range. Despite his small size, Jax has the biggest ears. (Its rumored that Jax can fly on command!) He even has a brown patch near his tail that suspiciously looks like Dumbo the Elephant. According to his foster mom, Jax is just a friendly, happy and an endearing puppy. In less than two weeks, he has bonded well with the humans, kids, dog and cats in his foster home. Like most puppies, he loves to cuddle and play non-stop. His favorite toys are ball, Kong toys, chew toys, rope toys, stuffed toys, etc.- basically anything that can qualify as a dog toy. Jax has shown an independent streak in his personality- at bed time, he goes to his bed by himself and tucks himself in. Jax is house trained and potty trained. He knows some commands like Sit, Stay, etc. Jax is a very obedient puppy and is already receiving training in his foster home. As Jax is a young puppy, reinforcement is crucial and his forever family may need to continue training him. Jax will be a perfect match for any living situation and with his adorable, quirky personality he will be a wonderful addition to any family. If you would like to meet Jax, fill out an adoption application at www.therescueddog.org. show less

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Rambo

Male Puppy Chihuahua Chihuahua Purebreed (mixed) Small

Looking for a puppy lighter than a bottle of water (or wine)? Then Rambo is the puppy you need to meet! Rambo, a chihuahua mix, came to... show more

Looking for a puppy lighter than a bottle of water (or wine)? Then Rambo is the puppy you need to meet! Rambo, a chihuahua mix, came to TRD from the Humane Society of Imperial County in January 2018. He is 4 months old and weighs about 2 pounds. His full grown weight is expected to be under 10 pounds. To compensate for his tiny size, Rambo has a big personality. Within a few days, he managed to steal his foster mom's heart with his quirky mannerisms. He is great with all humans, kids, cats, and dogs in his foster home. He is very playful and loves to play all day long. His favorite toys are ball and stuffed toys. Rambo loves to run and sniff around in his foster family's backyard. Cuddling with his humans is his favorite activity after play time is over. Rambo is currently working on his potty training and crate training. He is a smart puppy and is already making strides of progress. Every TRD adoption comes with a complementary training session to help the adopters jump start on appropriate dog training. Rambo loves to play and sometimes tends to make toys out of things that aren't his toys and chews on them. His foster mom is training him to phase out of this behavior. Training him at this age will ensure that as an adult dog, Rambo will be a perfectly well-mannered companion. If you would like to meet Rambo, 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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Faith

Female Puppy Pug Beagle Mixed (mixed) Small

One quick glance is all you need to fall hopelessly in love with TRD's latest addition, Faith. Faith is a 4 month old pug mix puppy with... show more

One quick glance is all you need to fall hopelessly in love with TRD's latest addition, Faith. Faith is a 4 month old pug mix puppy with the cutest underbite ever! And Faith, being the smart puppy she naturally is, has quickly learned to use that adorable underbite to get more treats, love and sometimes get out of trouble. She currently weighs about 8 pounds and should be around 20 pounds full grown. Within a few short weeks in her foster home, Faith has really opened up. She loves to cuddle, be held by her foster mom and is generally just a happy puppy. She is dog friendly with the canines in her foster home and has quickly adjusted into her new surroundings. Like all young puppies, Faith has that wild puppy energy. She can play with the humans and dogs in her home all day everyday. She loves running at the local dog park and has been great at socializing with new dogs. She also enjoys playing by herself with her toys. Stuffed toys are her favorite. Despite her young age, Faith is completely crate trained. She sleeps in a crate at night and does not mind being left in the crate when her foster family has to leave her during the day. She is working on her house training skills, potty training specifically and has come a long way quickly. She likes to play bite when playing with her humans, and her foster mom is teaching her the right way to play with humans. She is great on the leash on walks, she can be timid and likes to stay around her human at all times. She also responds to commands like Stay and Name Recall. To meet Faith, please fill out an adoption application at www.therescueddog.org. show less

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Senshi

Male Adult Cairn Terrier Poodle Mixed (mixed) Small

Senshi is a 3 year old poodle/terrier mix (mostly just a fluffy cotton ball) and weighs about 15 pounds. Senshi came to TRD when his fam... show more

Senshi is a 3 year old poodle/terrier mix (mostly just a fluffy cotton ball) and weighs about 15 pounds. Senshi came to TRD when his family relocated to Hawaii and were forced to downsize their doggie pack. According to his foster mom, he is the happiest dog you could ever meet. He constantly wants to give love and affection to all humans he is introduced to. He is a friendly with humans and dogs in his foster home and the ones he meets on his walks. Despite his small size, Senshi is an Alpha male and has effortlessly taken the lead within the pack in his foster home. As a mature doggo, he is over his mad puppy days and enjoy finer things in life like napping and cuddling. Senshi is not very interested in toys but he does love a good belly rub session. He also loves to go on walks around the neighborhood- he is great on the leash and is not reactive which makes him a great walking partner. Other than walks, he likes to romp around with his foster siblings in the backyard. In his down time, Senshi enjoys chewings on some yummy bully sticks. Senshi is fully crate trained and house trained. He knows basic commands like Come and Name Recall. Senshi is a mellow, laidback dog. If you are looking to add a mature, loving low energy cuddle bug Fido to your family- Senshi is probably going to be a perfect match for you! If you would like to meet Senshi, please fill out an application on our website: www.therescueddog.org. show less

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Star

Female Adult Spaniel Hound Mixed (mixed) Small

Sweet Star came to us from Louisiana in September 2017 after Hurricane Harvey. We took her on knowing that she was heart worm positive,... show more

Sweet Star came to us from Louisiana in September 2017 after Hurricane Harvey. We took her on knowing that she was heart worm positive, and also knowing that we could give her as good a chance as anyone at beating a heart worm infection. Fast forward five months, and we are happy and proud to share that Star is heart worm free and ready for the rest of her life! Because she's been with her foster for five months, we've gotten to know Star very well. Let's just say that this funny girl does not lack personality! Star's foster mom reports that Star is great on leash and loves a good walk. Star likes meeting other dogs, and is quite social with her canine buddies. She also is especially compassionate and connected to humans, without being needy or overbearing. She loves a good belly rub, but is also content to entertain herself at home. And talk about smart! Star loves to learn, and is easily trained. She has some fun tricks up her sleeve, including "high five", as well as the basics (Sit, Stay, Come, Down, Name Recall, and Shake). Star's foster mom let us know that she doesn't really bark (except when she's dreaming of chasing bunnies). Overall, this little gem of a dog is pretty much perfect! And at about two and a half years old as of early 2018, she is the perfect age to start a new life with her forever family. Star weighs in at a lovely 26 pounds. She is house trained and crate trained, and ready to be part of your life! If you would like to meet Star, 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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Dakota

Female Young German Shepherd Dog Hound Mixed (mixed) Medium

Calling all tripod fans! Introducing Dakota, an 11-month-old shepherd mix who came to TRD on a Wings of Rescue flight from the hurricane... show more

Calling all tripod fans! Introducing Dakota, an 11-month-old shepherd mix who came to TRD on a Wings of Rescue flight from the hurricane affected areas of Louisiana. She weighs about 25 pounds and may put on a few more pounds, but is essentially full grown as of November 2017. Despite the not so ideal beginning to her story, Dakota is now living the good life with her foster family in sunny San Diego. In a few short weeks since her arrival, Dakota has realized that she is safe now and has blossomed into a happy and goofy puppy. She loves to play with chewy toys like Kong and Nylabone. At other times, she enjoys a good game with her favorite ball. She likes to exercise her abundant puppy energy by playing in the yard and going on leash walks in the neighborhood. Missing one of her legs (we are not sure how that happened, as she came to TRD as a tripod) does not seem to slow this girl down at all! Dakota has endless energy--she will be a good fit for an active family who can take her on leashed walks and runs everyday. In the long run, Dakota has the potential to be a great hiking partner. According to her foster mom, she is a total people pleaser, which makes her an easy puppy to train and to teach tricks. She is also very smart (a little too smart at times) and picks up training quickly. She has already picked up basic commands like Sit, Down, Shake, and Name Recall. With her overcharged puppy brain, she sometimes forgets her training lessons and needs continual reinforcement. Her adopters will be expected to continue her training to turn this puppy into an outstanding member of the doggo community. Dakota is fully crate trained and house trained. She is working on some dog reactivity. She sometimes doesn't understand other dogs' play postures, and she needs slow introductions to new dogs, but she does live with two dogs so it is definitely possible to integrate Dakota into a pack with proper introductions. She has been great with kids and adults that she meets. When she first moved in with her foster family, she occassionaly chewed on inappropriate things around the house, but she has shown great improvement with this and now almost always chooses appropriate toys to chew on, which is a testament to her highly trainable nature. Overall, Dakota is a sweet dog who will definitely bring a ton of happiness along with a a few teaspoons of energy and adventure into your home. Her days has an abandoned puppy are long behind her and she is ready to be with her furever family. If you would like to meet Dakota, 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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Ed Hanson

Male Adult Border Collie Labrador Retriever Mixed (mixed) Medium

Ed, at 3.5 years old and 35 lbs, is a high-energy, fun loving border collie mix. Ed joined The Rescued Dog back in 2014, as a 6 month ol... show more

Ed, at 3.5 years old and 35 lbs, is a high-energy, fun loving border collie mix. Ed joined The Rescued Dog back in 2014, as a 6 month old pup, after being rescued with his family from a high-kill-shelter. He was soon adopted, but unfortunately returned 2 years later when his family separated. Ed is finally ready to find his FOREVER home. Like most border collies, Ed has a high play-drive and is a focused retriever. His favorite three words are, "Find your ball!". The phrase will send Ed off on a scavenger hunt until he returns with a ball, or two to play with. Ed, being part border collie, would excel at agility, flyball, freestyle, or frisbee. As expected, Ed is smart as a whip and loves to be rewarded with toys after training. Ed loves learning new tricks and one of his favorite tricks is jumping from the floor into his handler's arms! While he has lots of energy, Ed likes to stick close to his person and returns with just a call of his name. He is good with people when properly introduced and gets along well with the other household dogs. Ed would prefer a quiet home (not too many people coming in and out) or maybe a home with land to work. Ed is a VERY high energy pup, he will do best in an active home, with frequent trips to fiesta island, dog parks, or with a running/hiking partner. Just as he needs physical exercise, Ed needs mental stimulation too! Ed will do best in a home with breed knowledge, or with someone looking for a sport dog. If you are looking for an active pup ready for a home of his own, please visit TRD's website and fill out an adoption application today to meet Ed! www.therescueddog.org show less

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Jamie

Female Adult Shih Tzu Pekingese Mixed (mixed) Small

Introducing Jaime, a cuddly and lazy human trapped in the body of a dog rescued by TRD from the Imperial County Shelter in September 201... show more

Introducing Jaime, a cuddly and lazy human trapped in the body of a dog rescued by TRD from the Imperial County Shelter in September 2017. Jaime is full grown at 2 years of age and weighs about 11 pounds. She is a tripod, with one of her front legs missing (from an unknown accident), but don't worry--Jaime more than makes up for it with her spunky attitude! According to her foster mom, Jaime truly is the sweetest pup ever. She has very mild personality and loves to snuggle. Like most Shih Tzus, Jaime's idea of exercise is stretching out and napping on soft places like blankets, a comforter, a pile of clothes on the ground, a cushion, a dog bed--basically anywhere soft and fluffy. Suntanning is another form of exercise Jaime likes to indulge in. In her "down" time, Jaime likes to chew on bully sticks and bones. She's not much of a walker; she just strolls and sniffs around at her own pace in the park or backyard. Running around wildly and romping is for common dogs (sniff). Jaime is too exquisite and special to do any of that. However, every once in a while, she decides to be a dog and likes to play catch with her humans around the house (obviously, at Shih Tzu speed). Jaime has been observed to have poor sight and hearing but she loves to cuddle on the sofa and engage in long, thoughtful conversations with her foster mom. She listens very attentively when you speak loudly enough. In her foster home, Jaime has been great with the adults and kids. She is completely house trained. Jamie also understands some basic commands like "Sit" and name recall. Although walking is not her favorite activity, Jaime is surprisingly great on the leash. Jamie is a charming little doggo-- perfect for anyone looking to adopt a part dog, part confidante, and a complete cuddle bug. If you would like to meet Jaime, 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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Cookie

Female Pug Chihuahua Mixed (mixed) Small

Looking for a sugary Christmas Cookie to sweeten up your life this holiday season? Meet TRD's latest recruit Cookie, who came to TRD fro... show more

Looking for a sugary Christmas Cookie to sweeten up your life this holiday season? Meet TRD's latest recruit Cookie, who came to TRD from the Imperial County Shelter at a tender age of 4 months. Cookie is likely the sweetest and most affectionate puppy you will ever meet! Cookie is a Frenchie, Pug, and Chihuahua Mix who currently weighs under 10 pounds and should be under 25 pounds full grown. According to her foster mom, Cookie is a loving and fearless dog with tons of personality. She loves meeting dogs of all sizes. She also loves all people and is extremely friendly. Despite her small size, this puppy can blend into a pack of large dogs like she belongs with them. Her best features are her floppy ears and an underbite that will melt your heart. Although Cookie is still a puppy, within a few weeks in her foster home, she has picked up crate training. She loves her crate and sleeps in her crate every night. She is also working on her house training skills and almost has them mastered. On the leash, for her distracted puppy age, Cookie is remarkably good. She walks calmly and although she does get excited to see dogs, she waits and obeys her foster mom's commands. Cookie loves going on walks daily to burn through her puppy energy. She also likes to romp and run around the backyard with her canine foster brother. After playtime, Cookie likes to rest by cuddling with her foster mom. Overall, this cuddle bug will be a wonderful addition to any family looking for a puppy to add to their pack. Cookie has already sent her letter to Santa and her only wish is to be in her forever home on Christmas morning. If you would like to meet Cookie and make her wish come true, 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