My name is Joseph!

Poodle (Miniature) Mix Dog for adoption in San Diego, California - Joseph
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Second Chance Dog Rescue

Facts about Joseph

  • Breed: Poodle (Miniature) Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10817447-10493

Please go to our website to complete an application.

We will make every attempt to process all applications  within 3 business days of receipt

Meet our little Joseph! Joe is 2 year old, 6 lb mini poodle mix.  He came into the shelter with a broken jaw so damaged his bottom jaw hung open.  The shelter knew he would need more medical care than they could provide so they reached out to us for help.  Thanks to generous donors, and a wonderful dental specialist, Joe's jaw was surgically repaired and after months of healing is good as new!  Joe is a loving little dog.  He is super affectionate and loves his snuggle time up on your lap.  He likes to go for walks (the longer the better)- Joe can keep up for miles! He also gets along great with other dogs and loves to play with his foster brothers who are similar sized. Joe can get easily startled and will bite out of fear.  We think due to his injury he maybe a little reactive when he is scared.  For this reason he should go to an adult only household and to an intuitive owner that can read his body language and growls and help him feel safe and secure.  Joe can't wait to find his FURever family and get all the love and attention he so deserves.  Joe is neutered, microchipped and current on his vaccines.  His adoption fee is $250.

All of our dogs are in private volunteer foster homes, and as such these individuals are most qualified to answer any questions regarding the dog.

We do not have a central shelter or kennel locations - you must make a private one-on-one meet and greet appointment with each individual dog at the foster family's convenience.  To protect our foster families' privacy, we must have an APPROVED adoption application on file before we release their contact information.

All of our dogs are fixed (spayed/neutered) and up to date on shots. We have a 2 week foster-to-adopt period to make sure the dog is a fit for your family. Adoption fees vary from dog-to-dog.  

Please note that an approved application DOES NOT guarantee that the dog will be placed with you. The final decision rests with our fosters as they know the dogs the best, and please be aware that there may be other applicants interested in the same dog. We continue accepting applications on a dog until the dog is with the new adoptive family in their home.

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About Second Chance Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Second Chance Dog Rescue was formed to fulfill a desperate need in the community to Rescue, Rehabilitate & Re-home homeless dogs from the over-crowded local shelters, and from families who can no longer take care of their dogs (on a case-by-case basis only).

Our program is based on foster care, and all rescued dogs spend their first days at a loving foster home where they receive personalized care. As part of our program, we ensure that all dogs are vaccinated, are spayed or neutered, and have been socialized by their foster family. In addition, Second Chance Dog Rescue provides support for potential new owners and monitors progress for both new pet parents and their adopted dogs. This helps guarantee that our dogs go to good, loving, forever homes.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Visit our website at for a list of upcoming Adoption Events. Additionally, our foster parents may schedule one on one meetings with potential owners and provide a personalized adoption experience.

Our Adoption Process...

We require an Adoption Questionnaire to be completed - whether online or in person - before meeting any of our dogs. Upon approval of the Questionnaire, a potential adopter will be required to complete an Adoption Contract and pay adoption fees. All of our adoptions start with the first 2 weeks as a 'trial' period, to ensure the adoption is a good fit. Adoption of a puppy may require a refundable training deposit, which will be refunded upon completion of training with a Certfied dog trainer, and submission of certificate of completion to our office.