My name is Rex!

German Shepherd Dog/Cattle Dog Mix Dog for adoption in San Diego, California - Rex
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The Barking Lot

Facts about Rex

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog/Cattle Dog Mix
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10517913

Volunteer favorite, Rex, is the embodiment of resilience. This awesome dog came to The Barking Lot from Mexico in August, 2016. Rex was found by one of our rescue partners in Mexico as he was foraging by trash cans for food. His condition was deplorable. Rex had deep stab wounds in his two front legs, and half of his body was missing fur and covered in scabs. It almost looked as if someone had set fire to part of Rex’s body. Rex went into foster in Mexico where his foster loved him and cared for him, and helped him recover from the terrible things that happened to him previously. Rex is now fully healed and more handsome than ever. Despite his terrible past, Rex is one of the friendliest, happiest, most affectionate dogs we have ever met. He LOVES other dogs, especially little dogs and puppies, and he shows amazing patience with even the most rambunctious little pups. At two-and-a-half-years old, Rex this German Shepherd/Cattle Dog mix is the perfect age – past his puppy years but still quite playful and happy. Rex weighs about 50 pounds, and that’s as big as he will get. Rex is leash trained, crate trained, and we suspect he is housebroken as well. He also knows the sit command, and will sit patiently while waiting for food, treats, or to have a leash put on him. We have had a chance to take Rex out on several outings, including to a few of our events, and he has proven himself to be a perfect gentleman in public, getting along with every pup and person he meets. Rex would be an awesome family dog, and while he would be a great hiking buddy, he also knows how to chill and relax at home. If you’re looking for a dog that some people may label as “perfect,” then look no further –Rex is your guy!

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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.