My name is Tess!

Boxer/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Fresno, California - Tess
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I'm being cared for by:
Animal Compassion Team of California

Facts about Tess

  • Breed: Boxer/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 2203963-10256
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.


Tess lived in a home for two years and sadly her family had to give her up. Tess is the most loyal girl and if you are lucky enough to make her part of your family you will never have more love.   She would do best in a low traffic home.  Tess has a very mellow personality and really just wants someone to snuggle with.  She does well with younger submissive dogs but would prefer to be an only dog.  Tess was adopted when she was a puppy and you can read her story from then below.    She now again finds herself looking for a new home.   
4/11/10 Tess is a survivor.  She made it out of the Fresno SPCA and into ACT, bringing with her the parvo virus.  After a week of treatment in her foster home, Tess recovered and is now back to perfect health!  She's all puppy -- bouncy, playful, and energetic.  At night she cuddles up calmly with her foster family on the couch (and in the bed, if they'll let her).  She LOVES people and is very affectionate.  With her soulful eyes and permanently perked-up ears, it's hard not to fall in love with this little girl. 

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All animals adopted from ACT are spayed/neutered, given age-appropriate vaccinations, dewormed, and microchipped prior to adoption. Every pet adoption comes with a free health exam in the first two weeks, provided by Pet Medical Center, Fresno,  

Adoption Fees:

  • Dog Adoption Donation: $185
  • Cat Adoption Donation:  $65

About Animal Compassion Team of California

About Our Rescue Group...

The vision for ACT has been brewing in the minds of the Animal Compassion Team founders for many years. The paths we have walked have prepared us and tested our determination through hard work, buckets of tears, mountains of fecal matter (a favorite topic of discussion amongst animal rescuers), and more then our fair share of discouragement and heartbreak. Having said that, why would we choose to dive in deeper? For the love of the animals we serve. It is just that simple. Dogs, cats, and other wonderful animals are dying in huge numbers daily. We hope to help change that. In August of 2009 we became a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation with the state of California and the Federal Government. It was, and continues to be, a huge leap of faith for all of us who already feel overwhelmed by the work we are doing but we believe this is the time....this is what we have all been preparing for. One life saved makes all the effort and emotional investment worthwhile. This is going to be an exciting journey and we hope to post MANY happy endings. New animals arrive daily......stay tuned .....we have only just begun!

Our Mission Statement:

To provide a safe haven for domestic animals, regardless of breed or species, through rescue, rehabilitation, adoption and sanctuary. To advocate for the humane treatment of animals and promote the human-animal bond. To educate the public about the importance of kindness, compassion, and responsible pet ownership which will emphasize spaying and neutering. To cooperate and work with other animal rescues and shelters towards the goal of becoming a no-kill nation.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Check our website for events and times when we are showing off our furry friends. Feel free to send us an email at

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption Information

In order to adopt a new family member from Animal Compassion Team (ACT) you need to first fill out our on-line application you can do this by clicking here. Please be very honest this will help us to assist you in making the best choice for your family and individual situation. Our goal is certainly not to judge but to help you make the perfect love connection.

All animals that are adopted will be Spayed/Neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated appropriately, provided a full spectrum de-wormer and have received a flea/tick preventative. Age appropriate testing for things like heartworm or feline diseases may also be done depending on the circumstances of the individual animal. Each pet comes with an initial free health exam from Pet Medical Center located in Fresno. This exam must be used within the first two weeks after adoption.

Our dog/puppy adoptions fees are: $185.00
Our cat/kitten adoption fees are: $65.00