My name is Estella!

Pug/Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in San Diego, California - Estella
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The Barking Lot

Facts about Estella

  • Breed: Pug/Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10625958

The name Estella is derived from the old Latin word stella meaning star, and this adorable little love is a shining star indeed! Armed with endearingly adorable looks and a dynamic personality, Estella is certainly a volunteer favorite. In fact, one of our volunteers couldn’t resist her charm so much so that he decided to bring her home as his foster girl. Estella transitioned very easily into a home environment. She gets along very well with the other dogs in the household, and even likes to playfully chase and engage with the resident cat (even though we can’t really say if the latter feels the same way). Estella loves the company of people, and she wants to be everyone’s constant companion. She is housebroken, and goes outside on a regular schedule when let out. She is also crate trained, and is very good about going into her crate. Estella is a tiny little girl weighing all of 10 pounds, and she is somewhere between a year and a year and a half of age as of January 2017. Sweet, spunky, playful, loving, affectionate, and all-around wonderful (as her foster dad can attest), Estella will make a great addition to any lucky family!

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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.