My name is Ricky!

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

Facts about Ricky

  • Breed: Dalmatian
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: Ricky
Ricky is currently experiencing medical issues and is not yet ready for his forever home. It may take up to a year and specialized surgery to resolve his condition. He may require a special diet and medication for life. In addition, Ricky has mild epilepsy and Addison's Disease so will need a home that is experienced with these conditions.


Weighing in at 65 pounds, Ricky is a sizeable Dalmatian, and he has a very big heart to match. An extremely handsome boy, he sports a “patch”—a large velvety black spot that runs across his ear and over one side of his face. Because they are so cute, patched Dals are always the most popular pups in any litter, and the first to find new forever homes. Ricky is no exception to the rule.

He was originally rescued at the age of two, and is now five years old, coming back to Save The Dals when his adoptive family could no longer keep him. Naturally, he is housebroken, has all his shots and is neutered. Affection is his middle name and he loves to play with toys, or even better, his owners!

While Ricky is not suited for a household with other dogs or cats, and needs an experienced Dal owner, he makes up for all this by begging to be a “One and Only,” the special baby in his new parents’ lives. As he had no experience early in his life with small children, he wouldn’t be a good fit in a household with young ones. Suffice to say, Ricky is an affable dog who offers the extra bonus of being very well-behaved and obedience trained as well. Give this beautiful boy a chance to love you. You will love him right back!

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...

Log onto paypal and send money to or use our paypal donation button at

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.