My name is Karlo!

Havanese/Poodle (Miniature) Mix Dog for adoption in San Diego, California - Karlo
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The Barking Lot

Facts about Karlo

  • Breed: Havanese/Poodle (Miniature) Mix
  • Color: White - With Gray Or Silver
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10205972

The name Karlo has Germanic roots meaning free man, which is appropriate given the fact that this guy was rescued from a kill shelter right in the nick of time! Karlo is an adorable Havapoo with an equally adorable underbite. Karlo is currently loving life in a comfortable foster home. His foster dad tells us that Karlo is very low-maintenance and isn’t destructive at all around the apartment. He enjoys playing with his toys and learning new tricks. This smart cookie was house-trained within a couple weeks! Karlo can be a tad hesitant around new people, but given just a little time to trust any newcomers, Karlo turns into a total snuggle bug. Once you get to know him, you’ll find that Karlo has a very sweet, friendly, loving, and engaging personality. He was in a large play group with other smaller dogs at TBL, though given proper introduction, we’re sure he’d do fine with larger dogs as well. Karlo is a great compact size of just 9 pounds, and he turns 4 in May 2017. His goofy mad scientist hairdo is very low-shedding (great for those more prone to doggie allergies), and his coat will require grooming from time to time to keep in tip top condition. Don’t miss out on your chance to meet Karlo for yourself!

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About The Barking Lot

About Our Rescue Group...

The seed for The Barking Lot was planted a few years back when I took in my first foster dog, Patti Cake, in hopes of making a bigger impact by helping my favorite furry friends. Before I knew it, I was put on some rescue email list and received an email stating, "This dog to be put down on Tuesday at 3pm". I was utterly horrified and jumped into action figuring out how I could save her. Well, I did and I'm glad to report Raspberry (my nephew named her!) is living happily in Encinitas to this day! After getting her adopted, I thought, "That wasn't so tough." And so it goes...over 500 dogs adopted into loving home and 2 1/2 years later...we are now creating The Barking Lot.

As well as being wonderful companions, dogs are amazing teachers and we've learned so much from them...first and foremost that they all deserve a chance at a better life and their behavior will balance beautifully if their needs are meet and good leadership is applied. These pups will be the most grateful creatures you've encountered. We rescue our furry friends from area shelters, humane societies and Mexico as they are at risk of being euthanized and/or abandoned.

We are a small organization with a handful of key volunteers and we are just getting started as a 501c3 non-profit, so we're looking for more volunteers to add to the fun and reward! We need both people and donations to help our furry friends, so we'd be grateful for either. Please contact

Thanks for choosing rescue,
Stacy, The Barking Lot crew and all the rescued recruits!

P.S. Patti Cake, my original foster dog, is among The Barking Lot residents as I couldn't possibly have given her up & I'm fortunate to call her mine! Yes, I'm proud to report I was a failed foster my first go around!!

Come Meet Our Pets...

Please check our website for our upcoming adoption events, or fill out our application at for an appointment.

Our Adoption Process...

Our goal to find the right match for each pooch based on lifestyle, energy level, exercise regime, environment and living situation. To ensure we find a great match for each pup, the process entails an adoption application, a play date with your furry friend, a home check of the potential adopter and an adoption contract.

The adoption fees include spay/neuter, up-to-date shots, rabies vaccination, microchip & microchip registration, de-worming and the benefit of getting a pooch who has been living in a stable and loving environment.