My name is Tinkerbell!

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

Facts about Tinkerbell

  • Breed: Dalmatian
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: Tinkerbell
Tinkerbell may not light up and flutter like her namesake from Peter Pan, but this ten-year-old purebred Dalmatian is just as sweet and affectionate. Dumped by her owner at the Baldwin Park shelter—though we do not know why—she is extremely loving. She is also very owner-protective, according to the volunteers who rescued her, which indicates how strongly she may grow attached to the lucky person who gives her the chance at a forever home. Tinkerbell’s right rear leg was amputated at some point in her life, for reasons unknown, but this doesn’t keep her from enjoying both walks and car rides or from cuddling up with you for a nap. Something “appropriately” chewable is her toy of choice.

Though Tinkerbell needs a home without children, she is comfortable with cats and is the perfect candidate to be your one-and-only sweetie. She would also adapt well into a quiet adult household with one stable male dog, but she will not fit well in a multi-dog home. Her adopter should be experienced with Dalmatians. She is housebroken, spayed and micro-chipped. Our black and white Tinkerbell wants to light up your life and “fly” away home with you!

****Tinkerbell has been diagnosed with kidney failure and requires special diet as well as fluid injections under the skin daily. She will also need regular blood panel to monitor her kidney status.****

We place our dogs in the Southern California or nearby areas only. 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.