My name is Leilani!

Jack Russell Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Orange, California - Leilani
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DogTag: You're It!

Facts about Leilani

  • Breed: Jack Russell Terrier Mix
  • Color: White - With Brown Or Chocolate
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
If you've ever looked in the eyes of a puppy you would know what true joy and innocence looked like, and as a dog gets older that never really changes in them. A dog will always, to the core, be innocent, loving, and ever-forgiving. If you were to put two images side-by-side, one of a happy-go-lucky puppy with an overzealous excitement for being next to the image of this puppy that was found in Tijuana Mexico--your heart would truly break.

When a Good Samaritan stumbled across this poor pup laying motionless, she placed some water down for her, but the poor girl was most likely suffering from extreme dehydration and possibly injured. Unfortunately Tijuana Mexico is home to hundreds of strays, some born feral, but many domestic pets who have been abandoned and abused. Many like this dog are as alone as can be, hungry and forced to sleep on pavement or dirt just to get a moments rest from the struggle of constantly moving.

Luckily the kind hearted stranger went back and took the motionless pup to a Vet and our dear friend Kathy was able to transfer her to California the next day and immediately to the Specialty Veterinary Hospital. There we were able to find out that the poor girl had fractured hip that were approximately 2 weeks old. The immense pain this poor thing suffered for that long is unthinkable. Leilani was also extremely dehydrated and shivering, but despite all of the pain she was in, she remained super sweet. Leilani had her surgery with a top orthopedic specialist and has since recovered nicely.
Leilani is a year old, very lovable, playful, and is a complete cuddler.

To receive your adoption application and meet Leilani please email us at
The adoption fee includes spay, heart worm test, vaccination, fecal test, microchip, blood work, and urine analysis.

About DogTag: You're It!

About Our Rescue Group...

The name of our Independent Rescue group is called DogTag: You're It! We are dedicated and devoted rescuers of the mistreated, relinquished, and neglected animals that wander into our lives. From the streets, to the sheltered, those abandoned, and those turned over unwanted--our mission is to prove to the innocent and defenseless creatures we rescue, that they will not only be wanted and loved from this moment forward, but that they only have bright and hopeful futures to look forward to as beloved members of the DogTag: You're It! family and ultimately their new family in a forever home.

We work hard to make sure each and every one of our rescue pups is healthy and treated medically before placing them in any foster or forever home. Each and every one of our rescues receive medical care immediately upon rescue without a moment's hesitation. Included in vetting is a spay/neuter procedure, microchip, heartworm and fecal tests, Parvo test for puppies, complete vaccinations, and dental if age 2 years and up even younger if needed. They also get treated with monthly with flea/parasite preventative.

We also rescue senior and medical dogs, we provide all medical interventions requested by our veterinarians and consult or treatment by specialists. Our goal is to not rush their adoption, but to ensure that each one of our precious pups will only be in a home as a loved and cherished member of the DogTag: You're It family to their new forever home.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Please email us at for information on which hospital to donate to as we use multiple vet hospitals. Thank you.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Private meetings can always be scheduled upon receiving and approving the adoption application,

Our Adoption Process...

We require an adoption application to be filled out prior to arranging any home-meetings as we have to work with our fosters schedules as well as our own. Application review can take up to anywhere from 1-2 weeks depending on how busy we are. Applications MUST be submitted to us within 3 days of receiving to be considered. ONLY applicants we approve to proceed with adoption will be contacted. If you have not received a response after 2 weeks, please know your application had been reviewed and considered, but not chosen. Doggie doors are NOT permitted per our policy and we will ONLY proceed with adoption if it's removed completely.

Included in the application is a veterinarian reference check as well as work or personal reference check. We never adopt out on a first come, first serve basis because we consider this a lifelong commitment and we want to be certain that we are making the best decision for both the forever family and our rescue. No one knows our rescues better than we do and we want to be certain that we consider their individuality when choosing their home. At the time of the home screening we will observe the interaction of our rescue with each and every member of the household including the family pets.

When our rescue goes to his or her new home, he or she will be up to date with all medical, current on vaccinations, microchipped, spayed or neutered, treated with Revolution a high quality flea/parasite preventative, as well as supplied with a collar, leash, and Canine Friendly harness. We also feed all of our rescues while they have been in foster homes, grain-free and high quality nutritious food such as Pulsar, Orijen, and Wellness. It is mandated for all of our puppies to attend puppy obedience classes within two months of their adoption.

We take such special care of our pups and we want to be completely positive that we place them in a home perfect for that particular dog. We require an adoption application and a home screening to make sure our safety standards are met. The adoption donation fee ranges from $220 for adult dogs and $120 for cats. The fee includes spay/neuter, full vaccination, fecal test, heartworm test, microchip, in many cases dental cleaning, flea/parasite preventative, FIV/FELV test for our felines, collar, and harness.

The adoption donation fee will allow us to continue to help our other rescues, some of which are medical and senior dogs in permanent foster home.