My name is Bunkie (ARSG)!

Manchester Terrier/Pug Mix Dog for adoption in Santa Ana, California - Bunkie (ARSG)
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Facts about Bunkie (ARSG)

  • Breed: Manchester Terrier/Pug Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
Hi there, hi there! Bunkie here and at your service, yes sir-ere. They asked me to tell you a little about myself but I'm kinda embarrassed. Oh Ok, here goes. I love everyone, people, dogs, cats, trees, bushes, fire hydrants, and, well you get the picture. I might have some monkey in me too because I have a penchant for grooming pets around me. I guess some people would call me a sweetie but guys don't like that word and I don't either. What other word says that? I love getting petted and could snuggle for hours but that hasn't been happening much cause I need a new family. How could anyone resist a dog like me? Pick me, pick me!!!

This little guy has sure proven to be quite the fighter in his quest for a better life. He and his pregnant partner were rescued from underneath an abandoned house trying to live off the streets. Once in our care, we immediately noted health issues while at the same time, mom gave birth to her puppies. Desparate, we found out the whole family had distemper which affects the nervous system and poor Bunkie watched as his children and then his partner passed away. Poor Bunkie would not leave his partner's side as he howled out his mourning. It was one of the saddest things ever witnessed. But Bunkie's spirit was strong for life and he eventually fully recovered with just minor body ticks remaining as the only evidence of his near death. Because of these minor ticks, which is just a slight shake of a muscle, Bunkie has repeatedly been passed by for adoption though they are in no way disabling or will affect his future health. This is one little tough guy who deserves the love of a forever home!

If you are interested in meeting Bunkie at our weekly adoption event on Saturdays at the Petsmart in the Yorba Linda Savi Ranch shopping center between 1and 5 pm, please fill out an application from our website,, and return it via email to no later than 11 AM on Fridays. Due to the high volume of dogs and puppies in our foster homes, it is impossible to bring them all every Saturday. The only way to ensure that the dog that you are interested in will be at the adoption event is to FILL OUT AN APPLICATION. Otherwise, we cannot guarantee that the dog you are interested in will be at our adoption event. If you cannot make the time frame of our events, appointments can be made at another time and location solely at the discretion of the foster mom.

All adoption fees cover the mandatory and non-negotiable spay/neuter, rabies, microchip, necessary vaccinations, fecal testing and deworming. Adoption fees vary solely based on age and size.

Bunkie is an amazing dog and a true survivor. He was found with a pregnant female dog, living under an abandoned house in San Bernardino. Within two weeks Bunkie's girlfriend gave birth and we found out that, tragically, the whole family was suffering from Distemper. Bunkie was the only one to survive, he was horribly depressed after the passing of his family. He has a permanent tick left from his battle with Distemper that affects him when he is sitting still - although it doesn't affect him in any other way.

About Poochmatch

About Our Rescue Group...

I became involved in animal rescue because of the overwhelming number of stray animals I observe in less affluent areas of Southern California. I do what I do because I enjoy connecting all the dots - full circle - in terms of rescuing dogs, getting them cleaned up, treated medically and then adopted.

Poochmatch is a small rescue group with half-a dozen volunteers. Since our founding in 2006, we have done over 2,400 dog adoptions. We are on track to do over 300 in 2016.

We'd love to have more assistance. We need help administratively from individuals with computers, digital cameras and marketing skills. Please see for more information.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Adoption events are generally held every Saturday at Petsmart in Yorba Linda (Savi Ranch) 5521 Mirage Street from noon to 4 pm. To confirm we will be holding an adoption event, call Lydia at 714-241-9765.

Our Adoption Process...

We do not have a facility. Our dogs are in foster homes with volunteers.

All prospective adopters must complete and adoption application. Upon receipt and review (usually within 24 hours), a mutually agreeable appointment date, time and place will be scheduled. Prospective adopters must be receptive to a home check, sign an adoption contract and provide an adoption donation sufficient to cover the cost of spay/neuter, vaccinations and a microchip. The adoption fee for young or adult dogs is generally $225 - $275. The adoption fee for puppies varies from $325 to $425. The adoption fee always includes the cost of spay/neuter, microchip, vaccinations (Rabies, Distemper/Parvo & Bordetella), De-worming and Fecal Testing.