My name is Tippy Toes!

Dachshund Mix Dog for adoption in Fresno, California - Tippy Toes
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I'm being cared for by:
Animal Compassion Team of California

Facts about Tippy Toes

  • Breed: Dachshund Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Unknown
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 4842829-260923
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.


Our Denny's pups were born in a pile of railroad ties behind a local Denny's restaurant. Their mom, Tippy Toes, had become quite a local celebrity frequenting local eateries and getting handouts. She evaded capture for many months. Once the puppies were born local rescue groups stepped up their efforts, knowing how dangerous it was for the puppies. Tippy was finally trapped using the puppies as bait. The whole family is doing wonderfully. The puppies will be available anytime after the 24th of August you can see them on the website: they all start with the name 'Denny's'

UPDATE 10/4/12: Tippy Toes is adjusting well! While she is still timid, she has become very playful and actually loves attention.  She now comes to her foster mom but usually plays hard-to-get for everyone else in the family.  Her days surviving on the streets are gone and she's learning to live life as a pampered pooch with sofa privileges.  While she needs a little more work with leash training, Tippy is ready for her forever home with someone that is going to be patient in building a lasting relationship. 

UPDATE 11/4/2014: Tippy has adjusted to human companionship and family life well. While she can still be guarded when meeting new people, she has also shown us that she can build meaningful relationships. With a little patience, training, and love, Tippy will be a perfect fit for the right family. Tippy would enjoy a family with older children (or visiting grandchildren), daily walks or even hikes through the hills (on a leash of course), sofa time, and maybe even a little travel. Tippy gets along well with most dogs, she doesn't mind cats, is crate trained and mostly housetrained

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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