My name is Maja!

Basenji/Australian Shepherd Mix Puppy for adoption in San Diego, California - Maja
Photo 1 - Basenji/Australian Shepherd Mix Puppy for adoption in San Diego, California - Maja
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The Barking Lot

Facts about Maja

  • Breed: Basenji/Australian Shepherd Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10624341

A perfect combo of beautiful and sweet, that’s our Maja! Maja arrived at The Barking Lot in September, 2016 from San Bernardino County with her sister, Brinkley. Brinkley was quickly adopted and Maja is hoping it won’t be long before she’s adopted, too. At 11-months old, Maja still has a touch of puppy in her, as one can tell from her goofy and playful ways. While Maja loves to play and bounce around, she also knows when to relax, and will gently lay her head on your lap when she’s all tuckered out from a good game of fetch or tug. Maja has a beautiful black and white coat with short hair that won’t require much in the way of grooming. With her gorgeous looks and big, pointy ears, we think Maja is a mix between an Australian Shepherd and Basenji dog. Maja is also mostly fully-grown at about 40 pounds. Maja gets along great with other dogs, and loves to zoom around the play yard with her dog friends. Maja walks well on leash and is very people-focused and food motivated, which we think means she will be relatively easy to train. Maja is very sweet with people, and always has a tail wag and some face kisses for her favorite volunteers. She would love an active home, that wants a companion for trail hikes, dog park trips, and jogs on the beach. If you’re looking for a great, active dog who will be your running buddy by day and your snuggle buddy by night, submit an app for Maja today!

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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.