My name is Gunner!

Maltese Dog for adoption in Lake Forest, California - Gunner
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I'm being cared for by:
Leashes of Love Rescue, Inc.

Facts about Gunner

  • Breed: Maltese
  • Color: White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: ps_20517530

Everyone meet Gunner!! Gunner is a 10 year old (maybe a little older) Maltese who weighs about 7 pounds and was rescued from South Los Angeles Animal Shelter.  Once rescued, we realized how bad off he really was.  He fought for his life with several abscesses/infections in his eyes and teeth. He had conjunctivitis in his eyes and his teeth were beyond horrible. We cleaned his eyes and gave him a dental and, if that wasn’t bad enough, we found a lump near his testicles.  It was removed and the test results did show cancer. It has been 6 months since his surgeries and today he is doing fantastic.  But let us tell you a little bit about this cranky old man (as we call him).  He can be grumpy and when we say grumpy he does try bite when you first meet him (it’s actually kinda cute) but once he gets to know you, he loves you with his whole heart.  Who does Gunner need?  He needs a retired couple or low key family that would love to have a clown around who makes you giggle with his cute little walk and doesn’t mind his grumpiness.  Gunner is 100% ready to find his forever home.  He has been neutered, surgery to remove cancer, dental to remove his uckie teeth, eyes treated, up to date on vaccinations and is also microchipped.  If you are looking for a grumpy, funny, adorable old man to become part of your family, please go to and fill out an adoption application.


About Leashes of Love Rescue, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

Leashes of Love Rescue is an organization dedicated to rescuing homeless and abandoned animals, primarily dogs from local high-kill shelters in Southern California and owners who can no longer care for them. Our goal is not only to place dogs in well-matched, carefully screened forever homes, but also to educate dog owners about responsible pet ownership, including the importance of spay/neuter, positive behavior training, and good nutrition. Please consider volunteering, adopting or fostering today!!!

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

Adoption Events are held every other weekend.

Saturdays we are Petco, 32391 Camino Capistrano a, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 12pm to 4 pm.

Every other Saturdays/Sundays at Petsmart - 33963 Doheny Park Rd, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675. 12 pm to 4 pm.

Please call ahead of time to verify we will be there!!

Our Adoption Process...

Fill out an Adoption Application at

We'll then have a brief conversation with you to determine your needs and preferences, find out about your daily schedule, and talk about your previous experience with pets.

If applicable, we'll call your veterinarian to ensure that previous pets have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and well cared for.

For renters, we'll check with your landlord to ensure that dogs are permitted and that the dog that you're adopting wouldn't violate any size or breed restrictions.

Lastly, we'll visit your home to see the environment where the dog will live and answer your questions. This is a great opportunity for you to get valuable input on how to integrate your new pet into your home.

Adoption fees are generally between $300-$
450 depending on which pup you are adopting.