Below are some of the dogs we have available for adoption.

If you are interested in adopting a dog from our rescue, please complete an adoption application.

Kids okay
Cats okay
Dogs okay
Energy level high
Adoption Fee: $1,500

Fry 

We were asked by a local shelter to help a litter of puppies who were surrendered because they were born with Pectus Excavatum - a congenital defect where the ribs and sternum do not grow properly. This deformity results in a concave chest and causes compression of the heart and lungs. Difficult breathing, exercise intolerance and heart issues/disease can all develop. These puppies have seen a surgeon, radiologist, and cardiologist to determine the extent of the defect, treatment, and prognosis. All four puppies displayed heart murmurs which may resolve on its own in time.  At this point, Fry is healthy enough to be adopted. Fry is looking for a home where someone is home a lot so he can receive all the love, socialization, and training a puppy requires.

 

Kids okay
Cats okay
Dogs okay
Energy level high
Adoption Fee: $1,500

Tater 

We were asked by a local shelter to help a litter of puppies who were surrendered because they were born with Pectus Excavatum - a congenital defect where the ribs and sternum do not grow properly. This deformity results in a concave chest and causes compression of the heart and lungs. Difficult breathing, exercise intolerance and heart issues/disease can all develop. These puppies have seen a surgeon, radiologist, and cardiologist to determine the extent of the defect, treatment, and prognosis. All four puppies displayed heart murmurs which may resolve on its own in time.  At this point Tater who has been diagnosed with very minimal Pectus Excavatum which may not be of clinical significance is healthy enough to be adopted. Tater is looking for a home where someone is home a lot so he can receive all the love, socialization, and training a puppy requires.

 

Kids okay
Cats okay
Dogs okay
Energy level high
Adoption Fee: $1,500

Spud - Medical Hold

We were asked by a local shelter to help a litter of puppies who were surrendered because they were born with Pectus Excavatum - a congenital defect where the ribs and sternum do not grow properly. This deformity results in a concave chest and causes compression of the heart and lungs. Difficult breathing, exercise intolerance and heart issues/disease can all develop. These puppies have seen a surgeon, radiologist, and cardiologist to determine the extent of the defect, treatment, and prognosis. All four puppies displayed heart murmurs which may resolve on its own in time.  At this point, Spud is not ready for adoption. He will need surgery which will require that he wear splints for two – four weeks.  Once he is healed and has a “healthy” letter of approval, he is looking for a home where someone is home a lot so he can receive all the love, socialization, and training a puppy requires.

 

Kids okay
Cats okay
Dogs okay
Energy level high
Adoption Fee: $1,500

Chip - Hold

We were asked by a local shelter to help a litter of puppies who were surrendered because they were born with Pectus Excavatum - a congenital defect where the ribs and sternum do not grow properly. This deformity results in a concave chest and causes compression of the heart and lungs. Difficult breathing, exercise intolerance and heart issues/disease can all develop. These puppies have seen a surgeon, radiologist, and cardiologist to determine the extent of the defect, treatment, and prognosis. All four puppies displayed heart murmurs which may resolve on its own in time.  Chip has been diagnosed with very minimal Pectus Excavatum which may not be of clinical significance. However, at this point, Chip is not ready for adoption because he is being fostered with his brother, Spud, who needs surgery. Chip will provide valuable company and socialization to Spud during recovery. Chip is looking for a home where someone is home a lot so he can receive all the love, socialization, and training a puppy requires.

 

Kids 15+
Cats unknown
Dogs okay
Energy level high
Adoption Fee: $550

Willow 

Willow recently arrived in rescue and is doing very well in her foster home.  She is getting along nicely with her foster siblings (two senior Golden Retrievers) and has adjusted quickly to the routine there.  She has been enthusiastic but polite when she encounters other dogs on her walks and a front clip harness has helped to curb her tendency to pull a little.  Willow comes with a resume that says she is fond of jumping up on people, so her foster mom is helping her learn better manners.  She weighs 57 pounds and we have her at 1 1/2 years old.  Because she is showing us the puppy energy and playfulness we expect from a dog that age, she'll be looking for an active home with another friendly dog who will make her feel welcome.  We still don't know how she is with cats, but any kids in her next home should be 15 or older.

 

Kids unknown
Cats unknown
Dogs unknown
Energy level high
Adoption Fee: $550

Gordon - Adoption Pending

This happy-go-lucky Golden Retriever mix is making the most of every day after winning a battle with distemper.  Gordon is a 1 year old (we think) bent on having fun and enjoying life now that he's feeling so much better.  We don't know anything about his early life and for the last few months he has been in isolation so we have a lot to learn about how he is with dogs, cats and kids.  We do know he adores the many adults who have been caring for him; he has made that clear from the beginning of his journey.  His current weight is 57 pounds and he has one more health check to complete before he earns a gold medal in good health, but in the meantime we wanted to share, via a few photos, his "joie de vivre."

 

Kids 12+
Cats unknown
Dogs okay
Energy level moderate
Adoption Fee: $450

Gwen

Gwen’s age is a guestimate since she arrived at a local shelter as a stray.  You could tell that she recently had puppies, was flea infested, had skin and ear infections and was underweight; just overall neglected.  A bath, good food, supplements, and some TLC is turning this girl into a beauty.  Even though she was in rough shape, she is a happy, social girl who loves human attention and affection.  She also loves food and treats, which makes getting her attention, easy.  Walks are enthusiastic adventures and fun.  She has learned to be polite when humans are dining and only alert barks then responding to a shush cue.  She currently weighs 66lbs and is slowing gaining, but probably is ideal at a curvy 72-75lbs.  Her new home will be able to provide lots of hands on petting while also allowing her to be near her people most of the time.

 

Kids unknown
Cats unknown
Dogs okay
Energy level low to medium
Adoption Fee: $450

Jay Plays!

Jay Is Excited About Walking!

Jay

Jay is a Labrador Retriever mix who gets rave reviews from everybody who meets him.  Words like good natured, terrific walker, easy-going, really nice dog and more of the same are what we hear over and over again from his fosters.  Jay is really easy to love, and when loved, gives it back generously and sweetly.  Jay is 7 years old and, while we don't know much about his early life, he seems to have been loved and treated well by his humans, thus his endearing personality and enthusiasm for "shake."  Jay loves to go on long walks and enjoys taking his time to sniff a lot along the way, but is also good at chilling when the mood needs to be mellow.  Because Jay isn't a puppy he's polite and trained, but he's not an "old dog" yet because he's energetic, loves to play with toys and is eager to jump into the car for a ride.  He gets along well with other dogs, sharing his foster home with a resident dog nicely, but we don't know about children.  So far it seems like Jay doesn't know how to bark - he just gives happy groans.  We are learning more about this sweet boy every day so check back for updates.
Kids 15+
Cats not okay
Dog selective
Energy level medium high energy
Adoption Fee: $550

Malia the hunter of squirrels

Malia - Adopted

Malia is a 2-year-old Golden Retriever mix whose favorite hobbies include receiving belly rubs and being brushed. She came to us timid but she's on her way to becoming a confident dog in the ways of the world.  Malia is an avid hunter of squirrels, cats that run, and night critters. She is actively learning how to be calm on the leash without pulling when she sees something to chase.  Malia is dog selective and is looking for a forever home without another dog or a home with a respectful dog that won't make her feel uncomfortable. Her ideal home will be a calm household.  She is potty trained.  Malia can be a Velcro-dog, but she's also able to hang out on her own. Malia knows “sit” and "treat" and is learning how to "spin around" and how to use the dog door. She enjoys Kongs and food puzzle toys and has a soft mouth when taking treats.  She has nice table manners  (i.e. doesn’t display overt begging). She knows the power of her paw and will use it to let you know she wants to be pet.  Malia is an easy going dog thus far and is very keen on cooperating with her human. If you are looking for good company, Malia might be the dog for you.

 

Kids 10+
Cats not okay
Dogs selective
Energy level medium
Adoption Fee: $900

Deniz - Adopted

Deniz was found alive in a trash yard near Istanbul.  Our rescue partner was able to get a transport vehicle for him to the vet.  This super cute and playful boy is friendly with everyone he has met.  He loves to play fetch and will bring toys and tennis balls back.  After a bit of fetch, he likes to play tug, roll around and get cuddles.  He does like to go for walks and does 2 to 3 walks a day.  He has sometimes done 5 miles in a day. His leash skills are a work in progress but he is getting more exposure and training in his foster home.   He is also calm and relaxed and will be just as happy to hang close by when his humans are working. He likes to follow his people around the house which is typical of an affectionate Golden Retriever.

 

Kids 7+
Cats okay
Dogs okay
Energy level high
Adoption Fee: $900

Limon/Lemon - Adopted

Lemon is a 1-year-old male who came to us from Turkey, where he was abandoned on the streets.  Thankfully our rescue partner found him quickly, recognized his sweet personality and sent him to us.  Lemon is a happy, playful boy with lots of energy. Although he's about 65 lbs right now, he's very tall and will be a big boy when he fills out.  He has great house manners and loves everyone he meets.  He gets along great with dogs and cats.  Lemon walks pretty well on the leash, although he can be exuberant when he sees a person or dog he wants to greet.  He's got a pretty loud bark which he uses to tell you when he wants something, but it's not usually excessive, and he can sometimes jump to greet new people.
Lemon is looking for a home where someone is around most of the time.  He loves his walks and runs (he'll bark to let you know it's time to go!) and he loves playing and wrestling with his foster brother.  So he needs an active family who will get him lots of exercise, and he'd either like a playmate in his forever home, or at least the opportunity for play dates with another active pup.  Because of his loud bark he's not a candidate for an apartment, and he'd love a yard to run around or lay around it.  Lots of love and squeaky toys are a must as well!
Kids 15+
Cats unknown
Dogs okay
Energy level low to moderate
Adoption Fee: $900

Beyaz 

This regal looking, 1 1/2  year old female arrived on U.S. soil several months after being saved from a shelter by our rescue partners in Turkey.  Not only did they get her to a place of safety, they took excellent care of her medical needs making sure she was strong enough to make the arduous flight from Istanbul to LAX.  Beyaz had surgery on both knees for luxating patella and was still in recovery mode upon arriving.  She is being fostered in a home that has given her the time and the space she needed to adjust to the dramatic change of surroundings and to schedule some physical therapy as a follow up to her knee surgeries. Beyaz is a calm girl, not a barker, lanky, but currently weighs only 57 pounds.  She enjoys short walks and has low to moderate energy.  We don't know if she considers cats or kids her buddies, but she has spent time with a senior male Golden Retriever and gotten along with him very well.  For now, we would like to continue to build her endurance so we'll post updates as she progresses. Stay tuned.

 

Kids 10+
Cats unknown
Dogs okay
Energy level moderate
Adoption Fee: $900

Sari/Scotty - Adopted

Sari, AKA Scotty, is a 2-year-old Golden-English Setter mix who is a recent transplant from Turkey.  He's starting to settle into his new life, but can be a bit shy at first.   He's great with the other pup in his foster home, and would like a doggy companion in his forever home. Scotty enjoys his walks, but does pull on the leash.  He's also pretty interested in food and despite his smaller stature (he's about 60 lbs,) he's a champion counter surfer.  Scotty is looking for an active home where his people are around more often than not.  We're still learning about this gentle guy and will update his bio as he tells us more.
Kids 15+
Cats unknown
Dogs okay
Energy level moderate
Adoption Fee: $550

Kiki

Kiki is a 2 year old, 40-45 lb female, Aussie/Flat coat retriever mix.  Kiki can be a bit shy, even fearful, with new people but with help, she can get quite comfortable.   It doesn’t take long until she is cuddled up with you, belly up for pets or loving to rest her head on your lap. She has medium energy that can be really brought out during walks and play time. Other than this though, Kiki is quite a relaxed dog. She has a very calm behavior in the car which tells us she would be a great road trip companion. Overall, she would be perfect for anyone who enjoys snuggling with their furry companion on the couch, but also wouldn’t mind going for a decent walk. She is knowledgeable with sit, down, come and stay and she gently takes her treats.  She likes toys to chew on but has not demonstrated any demolition skills yet.  She would like a family that wants to have her sleep with them and she does not take up too much room or overcrowd you.  Her house manners are impeccable and she will alert you when guests arrive.  She can get excited when she sees other dogs out walking but with continued training, she is becoming a fun walking companion.
Kids 12+
Cats unknown
Dogs okay
Energy moderate
Adoption Fee: $550

Liam and “Drop It”

Liam - Adoption Pending

Liam is now 9 months old and mending well after his healed fractured pelvis and hip surgery to repair his fractured femoral head.  He loves his walks which are getting longer as he is developing muscle that he lost and the scar tissue has built up to keep his hip in place.  We have started to do weight shifting exercises and other activities to build muscle.  He has grown into a 40 pound dog currently and has a bit more to go.  He is also able to run and fetch.  He will “drop" when asked, “sometimes”, but will always “drop” when you will trade him with a yummy treat. He has taken to house training, doing his business outside and respecting furniture although he does like to steal socks sometimes.  He likes to play with other dogs although he is also fine being the only dog.  He is still young so we would like a home where his people are around to continue his education and socialization.

“If you don’t own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.”

~ Roger A. Caras