My name is Bunkie (BH)!

Manchester Terrier/Basenji Mix Dog for adoption in Santa Ana, California - Bunkie (BH)
Photo 1 - Manchester Terrier/Basenji Mix Dog for adoption in Santa Ana, California - Bunkie (BH)
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Facts about Bunkie (BH)

  • Breed: Manchester Terrier/Basenji Mix
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • 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! Though my spirit is high energy, I'm quite the calm little fellow and my mates say I rarely ever bark. I'm a perfect apartment dog because I'm so quite and chill. I'm also very affectionate and love my pets and treats and really really want to go home with you today!

Bunkie is a lovely 9 lb. youngster who has seen a lot in life already. This little guy proved 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 in a rough area of San Bernardino. After being rescued, Bunkie's partner gave birth to her puppies, and that is when we discovered the whole family had distemper. Poor Bunkie, as loyal as they come, helplessly watched as his pups and then his partner passed away. He never left their side. But Bunkie's spirit was strong for life and he eventually fully recovered with just a minor twitch or "tic" as the only evidence of his near death. This is one tough little guy who is kind and gentle with humans and animals alike! Bunkie has a sweet and enduring innocence about him that will capture your heart and you'll know then that it's time to take this brave little soldier home.

If you are the kind and caring human that Bunkie has been waiting his whole life for and would like to meet him at our weekly adoption event on Saturdays at the Petsmart in the Yorba Linda Savi Ranch shopping center between 1 and 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.

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.