My name is Teena!

Dalmatian Dog for adoption in Gardena, California - Teena
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Save the Dalmatians and Others Canine Rescue, Inc

Facts about Teena

  • Breed: Dalmatian
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: Teena
Teena must have an owner who is experienced with the positive training techniques she has already undergone by a behavioral professional, such as clicker training. Teena is shy not good with strangers so needs an understanding, loving home where she will not be put into situations that scare her.

This little girl is an exceptional sweetheart, once she knows and trusts you. We named her Teena because she is such a small cutie pie, but she has a big Dalmatian grin that will win you over in a second. Picked up as a stray by the Harbor Shelter in San Pedro, she was on her own after her owner did not come to reclaim her. Save the Dals came to her rescue and we are so glad we did. Once used for backyard breeding, Teena is now free of that exhausting burden, having been spayed. Affectionate with anyone who will give her a stroke and a pat, she is also extremely trainable. Nose work could be a great addition to her repertoire. Teena needs a lot of exercise and would make a great partner for someone who likes to jog.

Being shy, she also needs a companion who does not shrink from working with a shy dog and her particular needs—someone who will really bring her out of herself and into her own. A home with no other pets and no children would be the perfect match. Around five years old, she is micro-chipped and up to date on her vaccinations. Come and meet Teena. She just might be your forever girl!

We require applicants with previous Dalmatian experience who live in the Southern California area. We do not ship dogs.

Adoption fees range from $275 to $400. The lower end is charged for older dogs and the higher end is for puppies or young dogs.

If you live in or near Southern California and would like to be considered as an adopter, please complete our online application form at
Since we sometimes have trouble with our server, be sure to save a copy of the application before you hit submit, or copy and paste it into a word doc and save it before hitting submit.

This Dalmatian’s biography was written by Linda Gray Sexton, author of “Bespotted: My Family's Love Affair With Thirty-Eight Dalmatians”. Please visit her website for more information about her book.

About Save the Dalmatians and Others Canine Rescue, Inc

About Our Rescue Group...

Who we are: Save the Dalmatians and Others Canine Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to the rescue of Dalmatians from shelters, the promotion of adoptions of shelter Dalmatians and education of the public about the Dalmatian breed. We began in 1996 when founder Terri Haase and a friend started taking their Dalmatians to movie theaters during the showing of "101 Dalmatians" to distribute educational flyers in an attempt to stop impulse buying of Dalmatian puppies. Save the Dalmatians was formally incorporated as a California non-profit corporation in 1998. Our brochure provides more detail.

Further documentation on our 501(c)3 status may be requested by writing to Save the Dalmatians, 15507 S. Normandie Avenue #432, Gardena, CA 90247.

What we do: Save the Dalmatians and Others Canine Rescue specializes in rescuing Dalmatians, Dalmatian mixes and other breeds from shelters and finding new permanent homes for them.

We also provide placement support to others fostering rescued Dalmatians and to Dalmatian owners who wish to rehome their own Dalmatians.

Another very important function of our organization is public education about the Dalmatian breed. We disseminate information via mail, email, telephone and at adoption events. We also work with newspapers, radio and television to have information about Dalmatians published or broadcast.

Save the Dalmatians and Others Canine Rescue is an affiliate of the Dalmatian Assistance League. We are all unpaid volunteers.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

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Come Meet Our Pets...

Our available dogs are shown by appointment. We prefer to be contacted by email at Our online adoption application is located at

Our Adoption Process...

The first step in adopting one of our dogs is filling out our adoption inquiry form which can be found on our Web site at

If you are interested in adopting one of the dogs that are available from Save the Dalmatians and Others Canine Rescue please completely fill out this form and submit it to us.

We will interview you, perform a home check and meet you in person to show the dog to you. Adopters must sign a contract. An adoption fee is required.