My name is Bessie!

Labrador Retriever/Mastiff Mix Dog for adoption in Newhall, California - Bessie
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New Leash On Life Animal Rescue

Facts about Bessie

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/Mastiff Mix
  • Color: White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 8641799

Beautiful Bessie is SO happy to be out of the shelter! She waited for nearly a month without any interest, when it just so happened that a networking team who was furiously trying to get this girl some attention reached out to New Leash On Life to try and save her life!

After meeting Bessie in person, we couldn't believe this lovely girl wasn't snatched up in a second! The shelter is often a frightening place for dogs - with lots of loud noises and smells, constant barking, and hardly any activity for dogs cooped up in small kennels all day long, Bessie just wasn't happy there and appeared very timid at first. But when we went to pet her, she leaned into our hands, allowing us to hold and comfort her. She was filthy, miserable, and had almost given up hope of ever finding love again - we couldn't WAIT to get her out of that environment!

Bessie would do best with a person or family that is experienced with the Mastiff breed, and would thrive in a quiet, low-key household with few people coming and going.

Whatever may have happened to Bessie in her past life has made her distrustful of males, and she will need time to bond with any man she may be living with.

Our trainer is happy to help out in any way she can to ensure Bessie and her new family are a match made in heaven!

Follow the link and click the "Adopt Me" button to submit an adoption application for Bessie:

About New Leash On Life Animal Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

New Leash On Life Animal Rescue Foundation was started in 1997 by a group of animal-loving individuals united by a vision -- to make overpopulation, unwanted pets, crowded shelters, and euthanasia things of the past.

In 2002, the organization moved to a 13-acre facility in the Santa Clarita Valley and established their base of operations there: a haven for many companion animals who would have otherwise been lost within the shelter system. The organization also established programs to help provide locals with better learning resources, to help enrich their education as animal owners.

Today, the Ranch is a borderline magical place, and offers a wide variety of additional services, such as: boarding, training, volunteer programs, CGC certification, and much more -- the proceeds from which go directly back into the rescue efforts, spearheaded by New Leash On Life's passionate staff and proactive volunteers.

New Leash On Life has also pioneered a unique program: the Lend A Paw (LAP) program, which offer training for both shelter and already-adopted dogs to become licensed therapy dogs for visits to hospitals, nursing homes, schools for special needs students, and veteran facilities.

Today, New Leash On Life can proudly say it has been directly responsible for spaying and neutering thousands of pets, rescuing, rehabbing and re-homing over 5,000 shelter dogs from various high-kill shelters all across Southern California, as well as making a continued determined effort to better educate the community on responsible pet ownership.

Together, in coalition with amazing organizations like Best Friends Animal Society, New Leash On Life is determined to save even more helpless lives, build a comprehensive network of allies to help all animals in need (even those not in our immediate area), and make LA (and beyond) no-kill, forever!

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are by appointment ONLY!

For full details or to schedule with us, visit our website at:

Our Adoption Process...

Find your new best friend

Fill out an Adoption Application for that dog

Meet the dog in person, and interview with a New Leash On Life representative

Provide pictures of the home and/or yard to ensure it is safe and secure

Make a tax deductible adoption donation ($250 for adult dogs, $350 for puppies -- unless otherwise noted in Special Offers)