To inquire about adopting one of our dogs, please fill out this form.
ADOPTION PROCESS: We require an interview, reference check and home safety check. We also require that all potential adopters, as well as all family members (including canine), meet the dog prior to adoption. We do not have a kennel or boarding facility; all dogs are with foster families.
Dexter is a sweet but timid 9 year old RR mix. Dexter is very insecure and needy which is what led to altercations with the three other dogs he had been living with. Outside the home he was completely social with humans and dogs but inside the home it was a different story. Dexter is never going to be your hiking buddy or someone to take on lots of loud, city errands, but he is sweet and loving and a fabulous companion who will give you back 10 times the love you give him!! Are you someone who can help build his confidence with stimulation, maybe through nosework or other around-the-house games? He is house trained, not a barker or destructive, and a cuddly homebody. Dexter is is Southern California.
WOOFER is a loving, 99-lb lap dog looking for his forever lap. He is a sweet oaf who loves people. Woofer is available for adoption in Southern California. He is a “Ridge friend” - a retriever mix who looks like the embodiment of Clifford the Big Red Dog. He’s 10 years old and pretty mellow - but has lots of energy and loves to play. He is fully housebroken and has no destructive tendencies. He likes long walks but is just as happy on the couch or by your feet. He’s very obedient and will “go lay down” upon direction. He loves people but does well with other large dogs. He would also be happy to be a solo dog. He has a high prey instinct so would not do well with cats or small dogs. He is gentle on a leash but his walker has to stay vigilant for the errant squirrel, car or dog that comes in his path. Do you have the perfect forever lap for Woofer?
JEFF Jeff is 44 lbs, 3 years old, neutered, chipped and up to date on shots. He's been living with an 11 year old Ridgeback and a 5 year old lab mix. He is crate trained, housebroken, good with all dogs EXCEPT SMALL ONES (and no cats). He's fine on leash once you get going and a great yard protector from those dastardly squirrels, gardeners and pool men. Jeff can be an anxious dog so we're looking for a home that is quiet yet active. He thrives on consistency. He is super smart but also super sensitive. His trainer has called him 'a genius' and she never says that about any of our dogs. Many a time she has said (about other dogs) 'you're screwed.' Jeff loves to work hard and please so he's easy to train.. His ideal home would be with another nice dog to play with, a great backyard with 6' walls, no young kids (or adults for that matter) that are still in the squealing or screaming phase, and someone to do agility with. He's fostered in Studio City, L.A.
AMADEO/RANGER - Amadeo is a sweet 7 year old Pit/ridgeback mix full of love and a willingness to please. He loves people and appreciates you taking the lead role in the relationship. He is happy hanging in the sun all day while you are at work or snoring on his bed while you are watching tv. He doesn't sleep in your bed, but if you are not feeling well he likes to sleep next to the bed on the floor in case you need him. He is the kind of guy who will follow you around the house and will also hop and get excited when he knows it's time to eat. He loves to chew on empty water bottles, the crunch of the plastic makes him very happy. If you show him love he will look at you with adoring eyes and snuggles. Sometimes he will test you like if you leave food within his reach or if you drop something on the floor. He will scoop it up faster than you can imagine and maybe growl to keep it but if you distract him from it, say with a water bottle, he will drop it. On walks you need to take the lead, he feels confident with you if you are confident and focused. You can't be on the phone or distracted. He is fine if he passes other dogs either behind the fence or on the sidewalk but if a dog lunge at you, not him, from behind a fence he will defend you. Overall he wants to protect and love his humans. He wants to take care of you and love you. He is loyal, smart and wants to please. He is an amazing companion and will be such a great addition to any family. He is fostered in Los Angeles, CA.
Red is a beautiful 5 year old 95lb male purebred Ridgeback! He was rescued after landing in the shelter as a stray. After having a large growth removed and being neutered, Red has been recovering with his foster family for a few weeks. He is now ready for his forever home! Red is a mellow guy with a heart of gold. He loves people, kids and other dogs large and small. (No cats!) He's a smart boy, potty trained and he knows sit and stay too. Red loves food and is great on leash. He has a few vertebrae that have fused but he loves to go on short walks and trot along despite a little stiffness in the hips. Red also loves naps and being a couch potato whenever possible. Most of all, Red loves to be with his people! He follows his foster family around the house, watching over their every move and never sitting more than a few feet away. Red will be the best most loyal canine companion for a loving family. Are you his furever home? Red is being fostered in Anaheim CA.
Huey/Mojo is a 1-2 year old (adolescent) Mastiff/RR/Lab(?) mix. He is housebroken, not aggressive, and loves all people. He is very big and exuberant so he needs to continue basic obedience training and may be “too much” for small children and shy/anxious dogs. He’s currently located in Ojai, CA.
His foster dad (March 1 through now) writes: “Visiting the dog park has helped Huey/Mojo learn not to bother older or small dogs and he has some playmates that he just loves to play with. He sits, knows down, and stay and is almost fetching. He will stay outside a store (tethered) without crying or barking while i go inside. He needs reminders to not jump on people but is much better. He has even learned to swim! He just loves everyone and is a showstopper.”
In February, his temporary foster mom wrote: “He knows how to sit. Fully housebroken. Will sit to go outside and put on his leash. He doesn't pull much on walks, but did with force when other people or animals came by. During the day with cars and people he was harder of hearing and was distracted by his love for everything going on. He can be jumpy and mouthy, but mostly when he wants to play. Like a typical mastiff he could be stubborn. He *loves* everything and everyone. Wanted to play with the FedEx delivery guy. He loved the dog park - running at full speed back and forth - and sometimes was ganged up on by a few dogs but his tail was going the fastest ever. He occasionally tried to hump other dogs, but he showed no aggression at all even when being humped, barked at, or neck bites. He is a very gentle beast with his mouth. He wanted to play with cats, but needs to learn boundaries with them. He has good recall. He has some separation issues; not destructive but does not like to be left alone.”
Kapu (8, male) and Ehu (10, female) are a bonded pair of purebred Ridgebacks currently located in Los Angeles CA. They were rescued in March from Maui Humane Society, where they were volunteer favorites. They were surrendered when their elderly owner could no longer take care of them. In their month of foster care, we have discovered that they are happy, generally healthy, well-adjusted pups who get along with other dogs and all people. They love to play AND nap. We’re looking for a home that will adopt them together and spoil them for the rest of their years. We will continue to support their Gapapentin medicine and Adequan shots for the remainder of their lives through our Soraya’s Senior’s program. If you are interested in two beautiful, wonderful seniors who will love you back four-fold, please fill out our application