Our Online Applications are Powered by Wagtopia
See details

Polly

Female Adult Chihuahua Beagle Mixed (mixed) Small

Are you looking for a sweet and soulful companion to warm your lap, and your heart? Meet Polly! Polly, or Polly Potato, as her foster mo... show more

Are you looking for a sweet and soulful companion to warm your lap, and your heart? Meet Polly! Polly, or Polly Potato, as her foster mom affectionately calls her, came to TRD from the Human Society of Imperial County. Polly was not in great health and needed some medical attention for some growths on her tummy. Thankfully, TRD was able to get her the care that she needed and the growths have been removed and were not cancerous. Polly is now in perfect health and ready for her forever family. This little doll is about 6 years old and weighs in at around 10 pounds. She walks very nicely on the leash. True to her loving and loyal personality, she stays right by your side on a walk. She's friendly with other people and dogs she meets out on walks. Polly's foster mom reports that she is extremely affectionate and wants to be wherever her human is. She is crate trained, but is trustworthy at home without being crated. Polly is full of tricks, including catching treats out of the air. This little nugget of love is big on personality! Polly gets along great with other dogs and is a gentle, sweet, go-anywhere kind of gal. If you'd like to meet Polly, 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

See details

Chewy

Male Puppy Labrador Retriever Labrador Retriever Purebreed (mixed) Medium

Meet Chewy, an adorable black lab puppy who was abandoned at a local vet's office when it was discovered that he tested positive for par... show more

Meet Chewy, an adorable black lab puppy who was abandoned at a local vet's office when it was discovered that he tested positive for parvo. Chewy's symptoms were very mild and quickly resolved, but his people did not want to stick it out with him. It's hard to understand how anyone could do that to a puppy, especially one as great as Chewy. Chewy's symptoms were treated and it didn't take long for him to fully recover. Our vet expects no long-term effects from his parvo, and suspects that his parvo test may even have been a false positive. Despite this unfair start, Chewy is a happy-go-lucky guy with a great disposition. He is in every way a typical lab puppy: he's smart, sweet, sporty, and adorable. Chewy already knows several commands, including come, sit, stay, down, and shake. Chewy is very loyal and sticks close to his people's side on walks. Chewy shows every sign that he is a water dog, and would be a lot of fun at the beach. Chewy is very fun and social with other dogs and loves a good wrestling match with his canine buddies. Chewy is also growing up with cats and likes them (a lot!) Chewy is a little mouthy, as is typical for all puppies and labs in particular, but his foster family is working on that behavior and making good progress. Chewy is also practicing on his house training, but he doesn't quite have it mastered yet. After a rough start, this little gem deserves a great forever family who will give him the life of fun and love he deserves. Chewy's birthday is March 1, 2017. Judging by his paws, he's going to be a bigger guy (in the 70 to 80 pound range) full grown. If you'd like to meet Chewy, 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

See details

Sadie

Female Young Pomeranian Spaniel Mixed (mixed) Small

To say that Sadie has had a tough start is quite an understatement. Sadie came to TRD from the Humane Society of Imperial County, where... show more

To say that Sadie has had a tough start is quite an understatement. Sadie came to TRD from the Humane Society of Imperial County, where she was originally taken in as a stray. We took one look at her sweet little face and knew she was one of ours. She came to San Diego and was placed with a loving foster family that includes kids, dogs, and a cat. Sadie was settling in and getting ready to move on to her forever family. Unfortunately, during Sadie's spay surgery she had an adverse reaction to the anesthesia. Even when reversal drugs were administered, she was very slow to respond. Our vets went into further diagnostics, and after blood work and a bile acid study, it was suspected she had a liver shunt. A dye-traced CT scan confirmed her liver shunt. Luckily for Sadie, the shunt was external to the liver and was operable. We are happy to report that after many weeks of treatment and recovery, Sadie is fully healthy and ready for her new life with her forever family. In spite of Sadie's rough start, she is very sweet and affectionate, and loves her humans. She has a fun and spunky side, but she is pretty mellow out on walks. Sadie can sometimes be unsure in situations with new dogs, and will need slow and proper pooch introductions. Once she is familiar with new furry friends, she is happy to hang out. Sadie is 1 year old as of March 2017, and weighs in at a petite 10 pounds. If you would like to meet Sadie and give her the forever life she deserves, please fill out an adoption application and an adoption coordinator will be in touch to schedule a meet and greet. show less

See details

Diane

Female Puppy English Bulldog American Bulldog Mixed (mixed) Large

"A little ditty about Jack and Diane..." Puppy siblings Jack and Diane came to TRD when one of our rescue friends saw them and their sib... show more

"A little ditty about Jack and Diane..." Puppy siblings Jack and Diane came to TRD when one of our rescue friends saw them and their siblings being given away "for free" at a vet's office in El Centro. They were just four weeks old at the time. Thankfully we were able to intervene and snatch up Jack and Diane before they fell into the wrong hands. (Another rescue rescued the other pups in the litter.) The previous owners told us that Dad is an American Bully and Mom is an English Bulldog/Bull Terrier mix. Fast forward five weeks and Jack and Diane are fully healthy and happy, rolly-polly puppies living the dream in San Diego while they patiently wait for their forever homes. Diane is extremely smart and a very quick learner. She is an affectionate sweetie, and her tail never stops wagging. It's hard to say exactly how big they will be when they will be full-grown, but a good estimate is in the 40 to 55 pound range. Jack and Diane are 9 weeks old as of mid-May and currently weigh around 12 pounds. They get along with other dogs and have been working on their potty training. They are smart little pups and should get the hang of it quickly. If you would like to meet Jack or Diane, 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

See details

Cooper

Male Adult Beagle Beagle Purebreed (mixed) Medium

Introducing Cooper- the mostly sweet, playful beagle with a tablespoon of manly bravado. Cooper is a complete ladies’ man- swooning them... show more

Introducing Cooper- the mostly sweet, playful beagle with a tablespoon of manly bravado. Cooper is a complete ladies’ man- swooning them with his longing puppy eyes and swagger you can’t resist. Cooper came to TRD in April 2017 through owner relinquishment. Cooper turned 3 in April and weighs about 34 pounds. He hasn’t had much training until he came to TRD- his foster parents are teaching him manners & commands and Cooper has been a champion student. He has already mastered ‘sit’, ‘come’ and has excellent name recall. Cooper, despite his distracted beagle genes, is good on the leash. Currently, he can still bark at objects that scare him, but with more training he can be perfect with his leash manners. Cooper will be a good fit for an active family. He loves to run in the baseball field near his foster home and runs about a mile around the baseball field every morning and evening. This has been a great regimen for him as he needs to shed a few pounds to achieve his target weight. His forever family should continue the exercise to keep Cooper’s weight in check. Cooper is super crate trained. His crate is his safe space and he spends time in there on his own when he needs a break from things. Around 9pm every night, he retires into the crate on his own even when his humans are finishing chores elsewhere. Cooper tends to beg for food when his humans eat, but with training and positive reinforcement he is getting over this habit. Cooper is friendly with his fido-friends and likes to play/run around the yard with them. Cooper at 3 years of age, is over his puppy behavior and has a more calm, mature, independent personality. He has a playful, rompy side as well when his humans play with him. He spends 8-9 hours through weekdays in a sun room by himself. He is good when his humans leave for work and sleeps all day without a bother. He will be perfect for a family with full-time work hours during weekdays. We think Cooper would be best with children 12 and over. With all the good qualities he has, and that dashing beagle personality- Cooper will be a great addition to any family looking for a fur-baby. If you would to meet Cooper please fill out an application at www.therescueddog.org. show less

See details

Jack

Male American Bulldog English Bulldog Mixed (mixed) Large

"A little ditty about Jack and Diane..." Puppy siblings Jack and Diane came to TRD when one of our rescue friends saw them and their sib... show more

"A little ditty about Jack and Diane..." Puppy siblings Jack and Diane came to TRD when one of our rescue friends saw them and their siblings being given away "for free" at a vet's office in El Centro. They were just four weeks old at the time. Thankfully we were able to intervene and snatch up Jack and Diane before they fell into the wrong hands. (Another rescue rescued the other pups in the litter.) Fast forward five weeks and Jack and Diane are fully healthy and happy, rolly-polly puppies living the dream in San Diego while they patiently wait for their forever homes. Jack is goofy, playful, and sensitive. He is very responsive to his humans, and tunes in to his people's emotions. He is a total love bug who will be a large lap dog if you let him! Jack and Diane's mom is a bulldog/bull terrier mix and their dad is an American Bully. It's hard to say exactly how big they will be when they will be full-grown, but a good estimate is in the 40 to 55 pound range. Jack and Diane are 9 weeks old as of mid-May and currently weigh around 8 pounds. They get along with other dogs and have been working on their potty training. They are smart little pups and should get the hang of it quickly. If you would like to meet Jack or Diane, 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

See details

Valentino

Male Labrador Retriever Schnauzer Mixed (mixed) Medium

Meet Valentino! He and his brother Amadeo were born on Valentine's Day to our beautiful yellow lab mom Venus. Amadeo and Valentino were... show more

Meet Valentino! He and his brother Amadeo were born on Valentine's Day to our beautiful yellow lab mom Venus. Amadeo and Valentino were the only survivors in a litter of nine. Venus did not get any care during her pregnancy and by the time TRD stepped in to rescue her and her unborn pups, she was ready to deliver. We are thankful to have saved Venus and her adorable boys. Venus is a beautiful, well-tempered yellow lab and the puppies' pop is--a mystery! Amadeo has a soft, fluffy, tricolored coat while Valentino's is more on the scruffy side and two-toned black and white. Both pups are fun and playful, and love wrestling with each other in typical puppy fashion. Because we don't know who dad was, we can't be sure what they will be like physically as adults, but we know they will be big! Both pups weighed in at around 12 pounds at 9 weeks old. We think they will be large (into the 70-80 range) as adults. If you are looking to train up a puppy from the start, these guys will be fun. They are already getting the hang of potty training and seem to respond to their names. And the lab in them will make them fun and faithful companions for the whole family. They are both know to give sweet puppy kisses, and they always greet their foster mom with wags and attention. They will be great, people-oriented pups. When Valentino was born, he appeared to have some balance issues. We had him checked by a neurologist to make sure he was OK and he has received a clean bill of health. He still displays balance issues from time to time however. We like to think of it as part of his unique charm! If you would like to meet Amadeo or Valentino, please fill out an adoption application and an adoption coordinator will be in touch to schedule a meet and greet. show less

See details

Kevin

Male Young Pug Pug Purebreed (mixed) Small

Attention Pug Lovers! Meet Kevin, a six-month old cuddly and ridiculously cute pug! Kevin came to us from the Imperial County Shelter in... show more

Attention Pug Lovers! Meet Kevin, a six-month old cuddly and ridiculously cute pug! Kevin came to us from the Imperial County Shelter in April 2017. He currently weighs around 10 pounds and we think he will be about 20 pound full grown, which is a great size for all living arrangements. Within a short few weeks in his foster home, Kevin is already crate trained and almost house trained. He is a typical playful puppy, combined with the friendly temperament of a pug. He gets along well with other dogs in his foster home and loves to play inside the home or run around the yard with his foster siblings. He is energetic during play-time but quickly settles down when it’s time for a nap or when his humans are otherwise occupied. Kevin has been well mannered on walks too--he walks calmly, does not pull the leash, and is not too reactive to things around him. Kevin, like any other pug, loves to be petted by his humans. Kevin has his share of puppy antics--he occasionally moves and chews shoes if left out. His foster mom is working on this currently, along with teaching him some basic commands. Kevin is a great fit for any family looking to add a pug or any loving friendly Fido to their pack. If you would like to meet Kevin, please fill out an adoption application on the TRD website and an adoption coordinator will be in touch to schedule a meet and great. show less