Maui - Ramona, CA
This amazing guy is Maui! His video is on Youtube at https://youtu.be/Fto-vZVMFdg
Maui is an adorable 22 pound mix maybe some border collie and maybe shepherd maybe some lab it's hard to say but he's an adorable black little love bug he's a special-needs.
He is a paraplegic and has a cart and other items that go with him as you can see in the video he is still very mobile and loves to play he's very active and needs an active family. He's full of love to give! He had a really bad start and a neglectful previous owner who let this happen to him and let it go. Will you be at fresh start for him?
His adoption fee through our rescue covers him being fully vaccinated, micro-chipped and neutered. To learn more about adopting this sweet little boy, please go to our site at www.openarmsrescue.org. There is an online application on the home page. Or call us at 760-470-7643.
Frankie - San Diego, CA
This sweet guy is Frankie. Frankie is a 6 yr old, 9 lb, neutered male Min Pin/Chihuahua mix.
FOREVER FOSTER NEEDED FOR FRANKIE in SAN DIEGO! Frankie needs a forever fospice home. Open Arms Rescue will provide all of his future care for the rest of his life, he just needs a loving home to thrive in. He was born with a congenital heart problem (pulmonary stenosis) Which means that even though he is on meds we don't know how long her will live. That said, we have had him 2 years in the rescue and he is doing good!
Frankie is a total sweetheart. He craves attention and love. He loves dogs that he lives with and wants to romp and play. He also loves to fetch tennis balls and entertain you with his happy antics. He is great with children too!
He is currently in a foster home with lots of other dogs, but is kept separate because he picks and chooses his friends. So he is unable to receive all the attention he deserves.
Please give Frankie a chance, he will melt your heart immediately. We are looking for a forever foster and we will provide all the medical care for the rest of his life. If you are looking for a sweet love of a dog, but are worried about the financial responsibility, Frankie might be the perfect fit! Please contact us or call us 760-470-7643 or visit the website at http://www.openarmsrescue.org/ .
Lamar - Ramona, CA
Get ready to fall in love with Lamar!! Lamar is a 17 yr old male mixed breed guy who weighs 17 lbs. Lamar is just an easygoing dude and gets along with all animals, kids, and is housebroken. FOSPICE HOME NEEDED!
His rescue says: Lamar is a sweet quiet little old man. He came to us along with a couple other dogs as his elderly owner passed away. Lamar is blind but he hears ok. He gets along with other dogs perfectly, even crazy little puppies that jump all over him! He would love a quiet place to just snooze and relax. Single story home needed since he is blind.
He is on heart medications so we are looking for a forever foster that will just let him live out his golden years and we will take care of all of his medical needs. For more information please contact Open Arms Rescue by phone at 760-470-7643, email at or visit the website: www.openarmsrescue.org
Lulu - Ramona, CA
This sweet girl is Lulu. Talk about easy to live with! She's a female spayed tiny pom mix who is 14 yrs old and weighs 5 lbs. Lulu is good with small dogs and is housebroken.
From her rescue: Lulu is such a love. We are looking for a forever fospice home for her which means we take care of all her medical needs etc. Her owner passed away. She is so small and just likes to lounge around and be held and cuddled. She needs someone that is home all day maybe a retired person. No small kids as she is a delicate little old lady. She has luxated patellas that are in-operable at this point. So she walks bow-legged but can walk. (no stairs either). Though she sleeps a lot and relaxes on her bed. She is on medications so that is why we are looking for a foster that will foster her for her golden years. She is a total lap dog
For more information on Lulu please contact Open Arms Rescue by phone at 760-470-7643, email at or visit the website: www.openarmsrescue.org
Will - Apple Valley, CA
This sweetheart is Will! Will is an 8 yr old neutered male Chiweenie who weighs 28 lbs. Will is great with other animals, kids, and he is housebroken!!
Will is an amazing ole guy. He is a ray of sunshine!! He is sweet and gentle and loves to cuddle. He is looking for a human who likes to hang out and enjoy life.
Wil is blind and having surgery to remove his eyes as they are painful to him. He will be having dental done so when he goes to his new home, he will be in great shape! Will will be available in 3 weeks.
Will has adapted to loss of sight well. He has been blind for a while and it’s amazing how you think he can see ! He easily learns to navigate new places well , loves other dogs and to play . He may be blind but it’s not a disability to him. If you may be interested in Will you can fill out our online application. To apply for Will please go to LunaSiberianRescue.dog and fill out the online application. For further information please email us though the website!
Kara - Los Angeles, CA
Nobody tell smiley Kara that she is special needs because she has no idea! Kara is a 4 yr old female spayed Rottie who weighs 80 lbs. She is great with kids and she is housebroken!!
Kara is a big goofy girl who is ready for a good time. Kara does not let being a tripod slow her down. In fact, being that her leg was amputated at 4 months, she doesn’t even know she is special. She can run like the wind, jump like a roo and will join in any reindeer game that you have planned.
This is a social, delightful Rottweiler who will be great in any home. Adopt Kara and have a good time, all the time. We will introduce her properly to your household. Kara needs a home with no small dogs and she can be a little bit of a resource guarder.
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Kara can be adopted in the southern California area.
Zoey - Riverside, CA
This sweet face belongs to Zoey! She's a 9 yr old, 15 lb, female spayed Maltese.
My name is Zoey! Unfortunately, my mom had to go into a memory care facility and couldn't take care of me anymore. This nice lady Bonny came and got me and I'm doing really well!
I LOVE to snuggle and go for walks. I am potty trained and I like to be outside with you. I get scared of men so i would do best in a home with just a mama or a man that is willing to work with me so i can be comfortable. (I think it’s their sunglasses or dark shirts and hats that they wear.) I will alert you by barking to tell you this. I will also bark when you come home because I’m just so excited to see you. Just tell me to stop and I will....usually!
I’m a good sleeper. I do have my own bed but I like to sleep under the bed better!
I do have a medical issue that I take medication for. I have seizures. They are controlled with my phenobarbital that I take 2 times a day 5am and 5p.m. This is really easy to do for me!
I don’t need to be in a crate when you out for errands, I just sleep on the couch until you get home and I don’t chew things up or get into anything (except the trash sometimes) and I have not gone potty in the house at all. I am such a good girl and will be so easy to add to a family! I'm fine with other dogs and I've never been seen around cats so we aren't sure how I feel about having a feline friend!
I am spayed,current on my vaccines,micro chipped and dewormed. Adoption Fee: $100
Zoey is being fostered in Riverside,Ca. For more information please contact Bonny @ 951-830-1831.
Sully - Los Angeles, CA
Hi my name is Sully! I'm a young (< 5 yrs old), 34 lb, neutered male American Staffordshire Terrier.
As a puppy I was dumped at a vet clinic with an undiagnosed problem. Unfortunately, I spent over a year in a tiny crate spinning in circles with no treatment. Then somebody finally rescued me. They got me the vet care I needed which included the MRI and a long doctors visit and it was determined that I only have 1/3 of my brain function. Even though I don’t have the big head they say I have hydrocephalus.
I often spin in circles... my neck is always extended to the left. It’s not very comfortable for me. But Dream Team Angels is helping me they’ve got me on some good medicines and I am going to acupuncture and Accuscope. It is helping my poor body work better. I’ve never had a real home since I was abandoned as a baby. I’m just looking for someone that’s home a lot and can open up their heart to me.
My prognosis is not so good but I still deserve a loving home. If you’re at home a lot and you have the patience to deal with a dog that spins in circles at times. I just need somebody to hand me my toy that makes my brain calm down. I enjoy quiet homes with not to much activity. I do OK with other dogs but they don’t always like me. I sleep well through the night and I am potty trained. Please I just need someone to love me.
Do you have room in your heart and home for little Sully? For more information, please call: 360-688-8884. Sully's rescue would like him to stay on the west coast.
Belle - Sunnyvale, CA
Meet Belle! She is an approximately 2 yr old female spayed, 40 lb mix breed dog - maybe Cattle Dog?
Belle is special needs because she is deaf and she is looking for a home who will enjoy the process of developing her training! She is a super smart girl who already knows about 15 hand signs and has no limit in sight to her ability to learn!! If she were a person, she'd be a type A student gunning for an Ivy League.
Along with being deaf, Belle is a high drive dog who would thrive with a job or fun sport to keep her busy. She is crate trained and housebroken! Belle currently lives with other dogs and a cat but would also thrive as an only pet. She definitely needs an active home and would SERIOUSLY excel in agility, rally or nose work. Belle is looking for an experienced dog owner with no small kids. For the right, serious adopter a trial period could be given. There are no distance limitations for adoption but you must come meet her in person. For more information you can email or check out the website www.coppersdream.org
Sparky - Los Angeles, CA
This adorable guy is Sparky!! He is a younger (<5 yrs), 18 lb, neutered male mixed breed.
Sparky has a terribly sad story. We rescued Sparky from a horrible backyard situation. Two months prior, he escaped from his family's yard and was hit by a car. He dragged himself back home, and his family chained him to a post so he wouldn't get away again rather than take him for medical treatment. Poor Sparky was injured and suffering but they didn't seem to notice or care. He was able to drag himself as far as the chain would allow in their filthy yard, but developed open wounds on his legs. Once he heard his story, we knew we had to help Sparky, and were able to convince the family to give him to us.
In spite of that history, Sparky is a happy, playful and loving dog!!! He lives in the moment and doesn't hold anything against anybody. He is extremely devoted and wants to be wherever you are. Once he gets to know you, he loves to cuddle and is very affectionate. Sparky's wonderful attitude and resilience are truly inspiring.
We took Sparky to several vet specialists for an assessment and we were told that it was too late. Sadly, Sparky would be paralyzed for the rest of his life, but that doesn't get Sparky down. The vet was impressed with what a great attitude he has and how well adjusted he is. Sparky's wounds have healed and he is doing much better! We got Sparky a wheelchair and a stroller and he took to them right away! He loves to go for walks and see new things and explore. In the house or on grass, Sparky is able to get around just fine by himself by using his upper body.
Sparky is otherwise healthy. He's a wonderful dog that really deserves a chance to be loved! We need a foster or forever home in the Los Angeles area. Sparky is shy around new people, so he needs time to get to know you. Ideally, Sparky's foster or forever home should be someone who works from home part-time or is retired. He weighs about 17 lbs. We think he is a Shiba Inu, Basenji, Puggle and maybe even a little Chihuahua mix. Sparky is so precious and just wants to give and receive love. He is good with small dogs. Sparky has an amazing, loving personality despite having had a horrible start in life. He deserves a nice person of his own to love. We will cover Sparky's vet expenses and his stroller and wheelchair will come with him. Caring for a special needs dog is very rewarding. Sparky doesn't need much, and will be so grateful to have you in his life!
For more information please email: email@example.com.
Angel - Riverside, CA
This sweet girl is Angel. Angel is very wonderful and happy 6 month old female Lab puppy who really needs an understanding home.
Sweet little Angel has hydrocephalus. When we first got Angel, she had demodex mange, and - although her pupils responded to light - she was blind. She was skeletal, disoriented, and marched endlessly in circles. An MRI, spinal tap, and blood tests revealed major infection in her brain, as well as hydrocephalus, or “water on the brain.”
The vet speculated that it may have been caused by blunt force trauma to the mom while pregnant. With steroids, antibiotics, and cannabis, her condition has greatly improved and her vision is much better! She probably sees light and shadows.
Here's the important thing though...Angel is HAPPY!!! Angel spends her days wagging her tail, wanting to be cuddled, and playing with the other dogs in her foster home. She craves and thrives on love! She currently takes cannabis daily, but has been weaned off the other meds. She has not had any seizures. She is a very “simple” dog, and will probably always act like a dopey puppy. She is not potty trained and may never be; she does well with potty pads and her foster sometimes has her wear a diaper, in case her future owner wants to train her to wear them. Angel definitely needs her own angel to find her and take her home. For more information, please visit: Www.fosterarmy.org
Casey - Menifee, CA
This cutie patootie is Casey! Casey is an 11 month old female Yorkie mix.
Casey is special needs because she has extreme anxiety which is so sad in a pup!
Casey is a sweet but very shy, timid girl who has anxiety and will need a loving family that is extremely patient with her and gives her the time to warm up (weeks to months). Once she is comfortable she likes to cuddle and be loved on with hugs and kisses. She likes to cuddle in bed with you and feels conformable having a dog bed or blanket during the day to cuddle.
She is good with children, but can be easily startled by their fast movements when they are loud or playing. She is comfortable around other dogs around her size, and is very playful.
She is potty trained, but she needs to be let outside often because she is still young. If you leave a potty pad out, she will use it. Casey has tried walking on leash training, but is very nervous about it and just needs patience. Casey currently takes medication once a day to help with her anxiety. Casey is spayed, current on vaccines, dewormed and micro chipped. Adoption Fee: $275. For more information please call Bonny Violette 951-830-1831.
Toby - Sacramento, CA
Meet Toby! He is a 3.5 yr old, 110 lb , neutered male German Shepherd.
Laid back – Easygoing – Good Natured – Handsome. These are just some of the adjectives that my Foster person uses to describe my personality! Hi, my name is Toby. I’m a 3.5 year old, 110lb gentle giant with soulful brown eyes and a disposition to match. I have a beautiful, thick tricolor coat and I would be an amazing family dog!
Just some of my great qualities include walking on a loose leash, I'm house trained, crate-trained and well-mannered with all people I meet. I would do best in a home with older children. My ideal home would be quiet and slightly active. You see, I was rescued from Yolo County Shelter by the wonderful volunteers at EDCGSR. They heard I needed double elbow surgery, so they invested in me and provided the care I needed. I needed this surgery because of extreme arthritis and elbow dysplasia but am currently not on any NSAIDs or pain killers and love going for long walks.
I am on the mend and showing my personality! I’m somewhat interested in other dogs, but have a high interest in little animals, so cats are probably a no. My Foster mom says I have an excellent nose and love to sniff every inch of my surroundings. My ideal furever home would be with someone who is home most of the day and enjoys hanging around a quiet home. If you’re looking for a sweet and gentle spirit who will devote his life to giving you love and affection, then reach out and meet me. I’m current on all vaccinations, heartworm negative, microchipped and neutered.
Toby's rescue would like him to stay within a reasonable distance of Sacramento. If you are interested, please call Myra Muhammed 916-600-4988.
Daisy - Fullerton, CA
This beautiful senior is Daisy. She is a 16 yr old female spayed Chihuahua who weighs 10 lbs. She is good with other animals, gentle kids and is piddle pad trained!
Daisy came to us from a local shelter. She has severe dental disease and a 5/6 heart murmur. Due to her heart murmur we are unable to completely treat the dental disease but will do our best to clean her teeth enough to make her comfortable.
Due to her teeth, Daisy eats wet food only, and she lets you know when she is hungry! She is a sassy girl who likes to be around people. She does well in the car, and walks pretty good on a leash. She has no obvious joint issues or other age related issues and is pretty spunky for her age.
She is very sweet, but does not like to have her mouth touched, which is understandable given the state of her teeth. She has been fine with kids she has met but kids will need to understand that they shouldn’t not touch her face. Barks of Love will cover Daisy’s medical for life if treated by our vet in Anaheim. We would prefer Daisy to be adopted within Orange County. Please email for more information on this sweet girl! You can also visit: www.barksoflove.org
Princess - Agoura Hills, CA
Meet Princess! She is a 4 yr old, 6 lb, female spayed Yorkie type.
Princess is very sweet! She likes to be loved on and is somewhat playful given her disabilities. She loves her short walks and is very responsive to people. If you go slow and don't grab her, you can pick her up. She just wants to get to know you a little bit first!
Princess is young but sadly has a host of medical issues. Princess has degenerative disc disease in her back and is on Prednisone to alleviate the pain. She also has a subluxating patella in her right hind leg. She is in need of a dental (to be done prior to adoption) and the vet has suspicion of Cushings disease. Sadly after an exam and xrays shared with a neurologist she’s not a candidate for the risky back surgery but the Prednisone is making her feel much better!
Tests to rule out Cushings can only be performed once she’s off the pred for a couple of weeks. In the meantime she continues to steal our hearts with her sweet demeanor and fighting spirit despite a tiny body that challenges her daily.
Due to her fragile condition she’d do best in a home where she can be the only dog with no children.
For more information on adorable Princess who is located at the Agoura Animal Care Center 29525 Agoura Rd please call 818-483-4228. She is #A5297286.
Mr. Magoo - San Francisco, CA
Meet Mr Magoo!! He is a 13 yr old, 17 lb neutered male Chihuahua mix.
Mr. Magoo is about 13 and is considered special needs due to the fact that he's partially blind. He's an absolute love bug! He will sit and cuddle with you calmly for hours. He loves to play ball and to go on little walks. His foster also noted that he was highly trainable, it only took about two weeks for him to become fairly potty trained!
However, Mr Magoo has some kinks, such as separation anxiety, which makes him very vocal when he's craving attention. He also is a food guarder and can get possessive of people which is why ideally he should go into a single dog home. This sweet boy needs a patient, loving home to live out his golden years and brighten up a family's life. We hope to hear from you!
Please fill out an application at https://www.ilovefamilydog.org/adopt/adoption-application/ or email us at
Salty - Newport Beach, CA
Meet sweet Salty. He is a 10 yr old, 20 lb, neutered male Schnauzer.
We received Salty from a rescue nearby whose owner and president who pulled him out of a serious situation of neglect. At Salty's initial exam he was in very poor condition and in pain. He was nearly blind with agonizing ulcers in both eyes, matted fur and a bare back/buttock area due to allergies and flea infestation. Our veterinarian believed it was possible to save the eyes and thanks to an amazing foster family who treated him, his eyes were saved and he has retained limited vision.
He also had a lipoma on his side and a tumor directly inside his anus which was causing him much pain. We had both of the tumors removed, he was treated for the fleas and skin allergies. His hair is all back and he is feeling and looking much better! He is handsome and ready for his retirement home.
Salty likes short walks and to play with his toys. After he's done playing, he piles his toys in his doggie bed to snuggle with. He likes to meander around the house, go in and out of the sliding glass door onto the patio to sunbathe or get a drink. He's not a needy guy but he seems to really like getting attention from his humans and enjoys his walks. He's an easy keeper even preferring to sleep downstairs in his own bed overnight instead of with the other pups although he likes to play during the day. Salty is good with other dogs but needs to be protected from overly aggressive dogs due to his limited vision. We don't know how he is with cats.
He goes outside on his own to potty during the day and on walks, however needs to go once overnight so his former foster mom would leave a potty pad next to his dog bed and also next to the door he normally goes outside from as he will take himself there when he has to go potty.
Salty is visually impaired due to chronic dry eye, however gets along just fine and in fact loves to walk and smell around the neighborhood. The dry eye condition requires eye drops twice daily for the rest of his life and we know he likes eye drop time because they are soothing to him. Thank you for your consideration! We want to get Salty out of the environment he's currently in and into a home where he can live out his remaining years without pain and with all of the human love that he deserves.
For more information please email Jenell Popov at: or call: 614-483-1595.
Squeaky - Los Angeles, CA
Meet Squeaky! He is a 9 yr old, 17 lb, neutered Mini Poodle mix.
From his foster: Squeaky, AKA Squeaky the Wonder Dog, is the sweetest, kindest dog I have ever met. He is wonderful with all ages of people and all other animals.
Squeaky’s story began when we got a call about a dog that had been hit by a car and left there. We rushed over and took him to the vet who took x-rays and said Squeaky would need surgery to repair his damaged pelvis.
We went ahead with the surgery and Squeaky’s pelvis healed. He runs so fast now that he’s always at the front of the pack.
Unfortunately, the nerves controlling his bladder function were too damaged. Even though he goes through the motions of peeing like other dogs, he cannot empty his bladder sufficiently on his own. Someone has to express his bladder several times a day. We do this manually or with a urinary catheter. Oddly enough, Squeaky happens to be especially adorable whenever I pass the catheter – he just lies on his back and hardly moves at all the entire time. The vet tells me this is quite unusual, but that’s Squeaky for you! Squeaky also eats a special diet from Royal Canin to prevent urinary stones.
I will say that out of all the dogs I have rescued, Squeaky is one of the sweetest, most loving and most soulful dogs I have ever met. He’s so sweet the employees at the vet’s office ask me to send him in ‘just for cuddles and lap time’ whenever another dog needs an exam. They love him so much that he gets to sit on the desk or on the counter at the vet clinic.
When Squeaky meets someone for the first time, he’ll be sitting in their lap in five minutes. He gets along well with other dogs and LOVES to play with toys. He’s affectionate even if it’s just lying down next to you in bed and looking into your eyes - he literally loves to lie down in bed facing you until he falls asleep.
We call Squeaky a Wonder Dog because over a year ago he became a therapy dog and has brought a lot of joy to many sick people. For the last year Squeaky has been visiting people with chronic illnesses who are homebound. I thought of this because over the last two years I’ve had a rough time with my own illness, and Squeaky has helped me many times by lifting my spirits and giving me the motivation to get through the hard times. This is really why we call him Squeaky the Wonder Dog – even with his own medical issues, he has helped and brought joy to so many people.
For all information on Squeaky email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Bobby - Gardena, CA
Meet Bobby! He is a 7 yr old, 17 lb, neutered male Pug/beagle mix.
Bobby was in the Inland Valley Shelter when we rescued him. When he first arrived at our facility, he was quite shy and nervous about receiving attention. However, like all that have come before him, he has adjusted well and is now one of the first to greet you when you enter the pen. Bobby is great on walks and rides nicely in the car. This sweet gentleman is very polite about asking for love; using those beautiful, soulful brown eyes to coax a scratch or two from you.
Bobby was recently diagnosed with a condition called "Megaesophagus". This is a condition where the esophagus loses muscle tone and doesn't properly push food to the stomach. We feed Bobby in a chair, as it's important that he eat with his head elevated. He loves his chair and has already become a pro at sitting in it!
Despite his condition, Bobby is a great boy. Although social with other dogs, often times finding a friend to spoon with for an afternoon nap, there are times when he can be a bit cranky and a tiff will break out. Bobby is working on housebreaking.
Bobby is SO deserving of stability and love, we know he will be the joy of any home lucky enough to snag!!
For all information, please email: or visit the website: pugnationla.org
Lizzie - Los Angeles, CA
Meet Lizzie! She is a 4 yr old, 50 lb, female spayed Pittie.
WHAT A CHARACTER! Lizzie is one special girl. You would never guess that Lizzie had a rough start to life, having her back broken by a human. She is the happiest dog around, always with an enormous, joyous smile on her face. This little lady cannot contain her excitement whenever you come home. She flies around, bouncing and snorting - she has to be reminded that that's bad for her back! With the cute noises she makes she could be mistaken for a piglet.
A great day for Lizzie is going for a car ride with her foster Mum to Venice Beach and seeing all the people there. She also loves going to her physical therapy sessions where everyone knows her and she can pin them down and shower them with kisses.
Lizzie can walk now (she couldn't always!) but her hind legs swing out to the side instead of coming under her. She can walk short distances - half a block, twice a day - but she gets quite sore if she overdoes. She can run and jump but it's not a good idea for her and she needs to be reminded that she will get painful!
Lizzie needs to be an only dog where a single person or couple can give her all the attention and affection she craves. She is extremely devoted, incredibly passionate and wants to be with her humans all the time. A special person is required to continue this do short exercises with her each day and take her to therapy sessions once a week. Her physical therapy currently includes involves exercises, stretching, laser, and acupuncture, all in one session.
This person would also need to understand that Lizzie is very protective of those she loves and requires slow, careful introduction to new people. In return for caring for her she will let you know constantly how very grateful she is. This cute piglet loves toys, squeaky ones in particular, and really enjoys bones.
She is very well behaved, obedient and listens well. She does need to be the only dog in her family but can live with rabbits, cats or other smal creatures. As part of Lizzie's adoption you get 5 free group training classes with us in San Fernando, CA to teach you to be the best parent and leader for her. If you have experience with bully breeds or dominant breeds and would like to meet this princess please let us know!
For all information, please email: or Phone: 347-546-1166.