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Loretta

Female Young Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler Australian Shepherd Mixed (mixed) Medium

Loretta is a dog of a different color! This stunning Australian cattle dog/Australian shepherd blend has one of the most unique coloring... show more

Loretta is a dog of a different color! This stunning Australian cattle dog/Australian shepherd blend has one of the most unique colorings and markings we have ever seen. She gets compliments everywhere she goes, and with her friendly personality she has made a lot of friends in her short time with us. Loretta absolutely loves the dog park where she can stretch her legs and get her running in, and loves to play with other dogs. Her favorite game is wrestling as well as stealing the other dogs' toys and parading around with them. She walks well on the leash and is extremely food motivated: in her short time with her foster she has almost mastered sit, shake, and down. Loretta is definitely an active, smart dog, and would thrive with a family or with other dogs. Although good with kids, she does have a very strong herding instinct and will softly mouth when she plays and gets excited. Because of this we would recommend a house with older children or adults. Loretta is totally housebroken and does her business quickly when taken out for potty time. She has spent time at 24 Hour Dog Daycare and did amazingly well - everyone there loves her. She integrates well with other dogs and doesn't have a problem with other people taking care of her. She is crate trained and often goes in on her own to sleep. Her foster has been letting her sleep outside the crate in the room, and she has been on her best behavior. She sleeps through the night, and even lets her foster mom sleep in! She also loves to play with her toys and chew her nylabone. She much prefers to settle down with a Kong or Nylabone rather than steal socks or shoes, which is a great plus! If you are interested in meeting Loretta, please fill out an application at http://therescueddog.org/available-dogs/dog-adoption-application/ show less

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Chip

Male Schnauzer Poodle Mixed (mixed) Small

Spunk, sweetness, good looks: Chip has it all! Chip Skippy, as he is affectionately known, was found running around in the desert. He wa... show more

Spunk, sweetness, good looks: Chip has it all! Chip Skippy, as he is affectionately known, was found running around in the desert. He was picked up by a Good Samaritan, who delivered him to The Rescued Dog. Considering his rough start, Chip has a great positive spirit and an amazing attitude towards new dogs and new people, including children. He is social and fun, and has yet to meet a pooch or a person he doesn't instantly consider his friend. He is great at the park and the beach, and would be well-behaved in any social setting. "Sporty" isn't usually the first word that comes to mind when referring to smaller poodle mixes, but it describes Chip Skippy perfectly. He loves to play fetch and romp around with his friends. We aren't sure what he's mixed with, but whatever it is gives him a little extra length in his legs, and an extra dose of cuteness everywhere else! Chip weighs in at around 15 pounds, which is a great size for almost any living situation. He is about 1 year old as of April 2014. Chip is crate trained and house trained, and has picked up some basic commands in just a few weeks with his foster family. He is in great shape for his forever family! If you are interested in meeting Chip Skippy, please fill out an application at: http://therescueddog.org/available-dogs/dog-adoption-application/. Chip looks forward to meeting you! show less

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Tiffy

Female Labrador Retriever Labrador Retriever Purebreed (mixed) Medium

When we say there is something special about Tiffy, we mean it. This young girl was adopted from a local shelter and returned a day late... show more

When we say there is something special about Tiffy, we mean it. This young girl was adopted from a local shelter and returned a day later for being "too fearful." Luckily, The Rescued Dog was able to save Tiffy and begin the training that she deserves. Tiffy has proved to be a valuable asset in her foster home, as she recently alerted her foster parents that another dog was seizing in his kennel in the middle of the night. Because of Tiffy, the foster parents were able to get the other dog to an emergency hospital. Tiffy is still a little unsure about new places and people, so her training to overcome that will need to be continued as she grows. Tiffy walks well on a leash and is affectionate with her foster parents and those she has learned to trust. Tiffy truly has blossomed from the fearful puppy she started out as. At about 5-6 months old, Tiffy is at a perfect age to transition into a new forever home. To ensure she is set up for success, Tiffy will come with two in-home training sessions with our trainer. She loves the company of other dogs and enjoys trips to dog parks. Tiffy loves to play with toys and is very food motivated. She is crate trained and is currently working on potty training (80% there). If you would like to meet Tiffy, please fill out an application. http://therescueddog.org/available-dogs/dog-adoption-application/ show less

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Cyrus

Male Maltese Dachshund Mixed (mixed) Small

At around 10 months old, Cyrus is just starting to figure out what a life of love, comfort, and warmth is all about. He and his brother,... show more

At around 10 months old, Cyrus is just starting to figure out what a life of love, comfort, and warmth is all about. He and his brother, Kobe, were living outside their entire lives and were shelter-bound pups if we hadn't stepped in. Covered (and boy do we mean COVERED) in fleas and ticks, these two brothers made the trek from Riverside to San Diego just after the 4th of July. Once in San Diego, they received not one, but two baths to try to rid them of the fleas and ticks that consumed their small bodies. Fast forward a few days later (and many combings/brushings/baths later), and these two lovebugs are flea and tick free!! All the while, Cyrus and Kobe had fantastic attitudes and didn't mind being poked and prodded by numerous people - talk about troopers! Cyrus is slightly larger than Kobe at just over 12lbs, but those short dachshund legs and long body make him a solid 12lb pup. He loves to have his tummy and face rubbed and he'll give you sweet kisses to thank you for doing so. He's been friendly with everyone he's met so far - kids, men, women, big and little dogs, you name it! His foster mom reports only one accident in the house, which is amazing considering he's lived his entire life outdoors so far. Cyrus is also a perfect gentleman in his crate when he's home alone. He loves long walks around the neighborhood and hasn't chewed on a single thing that's not a toy. We can't forget the obvious with Cyrus - he is beyond adorable! If you'd like to welcome this fun-loving, happy-go-lucky, sweet-as-pie pooch into your home, please fill out an Adoption Application! show less

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Kobe

Male Maltese Dachshund Mixed (mixed) Small

At around 10 months old, Kobe is just starting to figure out what a life of love, comfort, and warmth is all about. He and his brother,... show more

At around 10 months old, Kobe is just starting to figure out what a life of love, comfort, and warmth is all about. He and his brother, Cyrus, were living outside their entire lives and were shelter-bound pups if we hadn't stepped in. Covered (and boy do we mean COVERED) in fleas and ticks, these two brothers made the trek from Riverside to San Diego just after the 4th of July. Once in San Diego, they received not one, but two baths to try to rid them of the fleas and ticks that consumed their small bodies. Fast forward a few days later (and many combings/brushings/baths later), and these two lovebugs are flea and tick free!! All the while, Kobe and Cyrus had fantastic attitudes and didn't mind being poked and prodded by numerous people - talk about troopers! Kobe is slightly smaller than Cyrus at just under 12lbs, but don't tell Kobe he's on the smaller side - he plays with his 25lb and 45lb foster siblings like he's their same size! He absolutely loves attention from both humans and canines alike and fell asleep on numerous grooming occasions. In the mornings, Kobe likes to race up and down the hall and around the living and dining rooms of his foster home! It's a hoot to watch and starts the day off with a smile :) If you'd like to welcome this fun-loving, happy-go-lucky, sweet-as-pie pooch into your home, please fill out an Adoption Application! show less

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Sam

Female Adult Greyhound Great Dane Mixed (mixed) Large

Sam's story starts out in a sad way - her owners adopted her from a shelter when she was a puppy and had her as a family member for abou... show more

Sam's story starts out in a sad way - her owners adopted her from a shelter when she was a puppy and had her as a family member for about 3 years. But when it came time to find a new place to live, the owners weren't able to find a pet-friendly place so they decided to take Sam to the shelter. Now it's time to find Sam's true forever home! This gentle giant is a fun, goofy, sweet, and loving girl! Sam is a large girl at around 72lbs and has a sleek but sturdy frame. She gets along great with her foster brothers and doesn't seem to really have an opinion on other dogs during her daily walks. Her smallest foster brother started to play with her one night and in order for him to have an even playing field, he jumped up on the couch and Sam adjusted her play style to match his - talk about adorable!! Sam spent a couple days at dog day care recently and won the hearts of the staff and other dogs - she can be quite the charmer ;) She can be easily startled by loud sounds or quick movements, but is quickly learning to trust her humans for guidance. Sam has clearly had some training in the past as she knows "sit," "down," and "shake." She's also housebroken and crate-trained - she's the complete package! Between her incredibly soft fur and her adorable underbite, Sam is sure to win the hearts of everyone she meets. If you'd like to make Sam a part of your family, fill out an Adoption Application! show less

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Penelope

Female Puppy Bull Terrier Labrador Retriever Mixed (mixed) Medium

Although our little Penelope is a puppy, she is something of an old soul. If her first few weeks with us are any indication, Penelope is... show more

Although our little Penelope is a puppy, she is something of an old soul. If her first few weeks with us are any indication, Penelope is going to be a great mellow family dog. It's not that she doesn't have puppy spunk--she does! She loves to play with other dogs (or entertain herself if none of her canine pals are available) and her antics will leave you laughing. She balances her more typical puppy behaviors with amazing smarts. At just a couple of months old as of June 2014, she is already housebroken and knows where he bed is, and what stuff should be played with and what should be left alone. Penelope currently lives in a foster home with several other dogs of all shapes and sizes, and gets along great with everyone. At a recent TRD event, Penelope stole the show, socializing with other dogs and spreading the love with kids and adults alike. She is confident without being overbearing, and sweet and affectionate but not needy. And let's face it: she's ADORABLE! She's got a great unique look with her long nose and great black and white markings. She's going to have the good looks to match her great personality, no doubt about it! It's always a little hard to say this early (Penelope is estimated to be 3 months old as of June 1st), but we think she will be on the petite side, maybe maxing out at 50 pounds. She currently weighs about 15 pounds. Are you looking for a sweet, easy-going puppy to join your family? Fill out an Adoption Application today to meet Penelope! show less

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Rockie

Male Young Boxer Boxer Purebreed (mixed) Medium

When we pulled Rockie from the San Bernardino County shelter, he had a mass the size of a softball growing under his chin. We weren't su... show more

When we pulled Rockie from the San Bernardino County shelter, he had a mass the size of a softball growing under his chin. We weren't sure what it was, and it didn't look good, but we knew we had to take a chance on this handsome guy. We were told that he had either an infected or blocked salivary gland and that surgery may be necessary. Thankfully, it has turned out that a strong dose of antibiotics has shrunk the mass down from a softball to golfball, and it looks like Rockie will be making a full recovery without surgical intervention. We suspect that once the mass started growing, his former owners were intimidated by the potential care Rockie would require and so they relinquished him to the shelter. It is too bad, because clearly they put some time and effort into training Rockie. He is solid on his sit, down, and stay commands, and he appears to be completely potty trained. He is also loving and affectionate, and very people oriented. Rockie is a purebred boxer, and is about as good looking as they come. We estimate that he will be 55 to 65 pounds full grown. At 6 months old as of mid-May, he weighs in at 35 pounds. Rockie has a nice mellow demeanor, which is somewhat surprising for a puppy, especially a boxer puppy. We're not complaining! This mellow guy is on his way to having a great, easy-going demeanor as an adult. With basic training already under his belt, Rockie is going to fit in easily in almost any living situation. Are you looking for a handsome, well-behaved pup to join your family? Fill out an application at http://therescueddog.org/available-dogs/dog-adoption-application/ to meet Rockie! show less