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Australian Shepherd Adoption

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What do you need to know before you adopt an Australian Shepherd? We asked the experts!
 

Colorado Aussie Rescue says:

Aussies are working dogs.  They are bred to herd sheep, cattle, and other similar animals.  They are capable of running very fast, jumping up to 6 feet from a standing start, and have a cat-like agility.  Like any good herding dog, they nip at the heels, and will attempt to herd kids, ducks, chickens, or anything else that looks to them like it should be gathered together and guarded.  Though not an overly large breed, they are ferocious when they guard because they were specifically bred to counter the coyote as a predator.   This can make them very aggressive when guarding your yard, or your person, and one of the reasons why they are sometimes used as guard animals.

As puppies, and even as adults, they are compulsive chewers.  They chew on shoes, they chew on books, they chew on the furniture.  You can train them to chew only on appropriate items, but you cannot train chewing out of them as a behavior.  That means that you must be willing to invest a fair sum of money in durable chew toys, and you need to spend the time required to redirect their chewing behavior.

The Aussie energy level is infamous.  They will play at Warp 9, running, bouncing, jumping, and then drop wherever they are and sleep.  As puppies they play "speed racer" wherever they find themselves.  This high an energy level is exhausting for most humans.  It is one of the primary reasons for inexperienced owners to give up on an Aussie dog, and why so many Aussie Shepherd pups are abandoned.

Even if you have a fenced back yard, you need to provide an Aussie with extensive walks to curb some of the energy that they are generating.  When we  say walk, we don't mean the up to the end of the block and back kind of walk.  Aussies need to be able to exercise, and their idea of a walk is measured in miles, not yards.  Aussies also need socialization with other dogs.  Play with other dogs is important.  Play with you is important too, though you need to understand Aussie play to be prepared for it.  As puppies, they nip, they bite, they growl their very best puppy growl, they attack moving objects, bark excitedly, all in play.  You will become the recipient of plenty of sharp love at the hands of puppy teeth and claws.  They will jump up and nip your nose, grab your lip, and maul your arms.  The lip grabbing is unsettling at first, but that is one of the things they do to redirect the path of a sheep.  They just need to understand that you are not a sheep, and it only takes being scolded a couple of times before they quit.  It is important to understand that it is part of their nature, not them trying to be aggressive or vicious. As adults, they love to fetch balls and Frisbees, or virtually anything else that you can throw.   

Aussies have been used as service dogs for the blind and handicapped, and are one of the best breeds for this kind of work.  In northern climates, they are even used as short haul sled dogs.  The tremendous versatility of the breed is one of the main reasons for their popularity today.  Unfortunately, popularity has its price.  As a result of the popularity, they have become one of the most sought after pet dogs, and that has led to over-breeding to fuel the pet trade, and to thousands being abandoned each year in shelters nationwide.

More about the Australian Shepherd

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Here are a few other breeds which might interest you:

Beagle Pug
Australian Kelpie  

Thinking about adopting an Australian Shepherd puppy? Here are three reasons to adopt an adult instead:

1. You have kids.
Like most people, you’ve probably heard time and again that if you have kids, you should adopt an Australian Shepherd puppy (or, gasp! find an Australian Shepherd puppy for sale). The rationale is that an adult shelter dog is an unknown quantity, so buying or adoptingan Australian Shepherd puppy is safer. Actually, the opposite is closer to the truth. Puppies are not usually a great choice with kids; they have very limited control over their biting/mouthing impulses, and when you mix that with lots of energy and unbelievably sharp little teeth, it’s a recipe for your small fry to be in tears. Puppies are tiny chewing machines and can destroy a favorite stuffed animal or security blanket in short order.  Adult dogs, on the other hand, are generally calmer, and their personalities are already fully developed and on display.  When you meet an adult dog, you can see how they are with kids and with other animals.  This takes the guesswork out of wondering how a puppy will turn out as a full-grown dog.

2.  You value your possessions.
Puppies teethe.  They have a biological need to chew, they want to play constantly, and they can’t discriminate between appropriate chew toys and, say, your favorite pair of Manolos.  Puppies eventually can be trained out of this behavior, of course, and there are exceptions to every rule, but generally speaking, an adult Australian Shepherd (or any adult dog) is much less likely to shred your drapes like coleslaw or function as a “helpful” canine document shredder.

3.  You work, or otherwise leave the house.
Pop quiz: how often does a two-month-old puppy need to be taken out to do his business during the day?  A) every six hours; B) every eight hours; or C) every two hours?

If you answered B, or even A, you’re an eternal optimist! The correct answer, though, is C: every two hours. When you’re housetraining a puppy, the general rule of thumb is that they can hold their bladder one hour for each month they’ve been alive (up to a max of about eight to ten hours).  So a three-month-old Australian Shepherd puppy needs to go outside every three hours, a four-month-old needs to go every four hours, and so on.  If you’re retired, or you work from home, or you’re taking the puppy to work with you or to a doggy daycare (make sure your puppy is up-to-date on all vaccines before considering that last option), great! But if you’re planning on leaving your dog alone during your workday, you’ll definitely want to adopt a full-grown dog, ideally from an Australian Shepherd rescue that can help you find the right dog for your lifestyle.

Let’s bust these myths about adopting an Australian Shepherd

  • Time to get real: when we ask people what reservations they have about Australian Shepherd adoption, we hear the same things over and over again.  If you’re operating under any of these mistaken beliefs, you just might be missing out on meeting the best friend you’ll ever have.   So it’s time for us to set the record straight:
  • You CAN find purebred Australian Shepherds for adoption in an animal shelter or rescue group.
  • Australian Shepherds and Aussie puppies for adoption are NOT in any way inferior to or different from those for sale.
  • The dogs in the shelter are NOT there because they’re bad dogs.
  • If you want a puppy, you DON’T have to buy a Australian Shepherd puppy.  Australian Shepherd puppies ARE available for adoption.
  • If you have children, adopting a dog is likely the SAFEST option.

Here’s the truth: you absolutely can find an Australian Shepherd, even an Australian Shepherd puppy, for adoption in an animal shelter or rescue group.  And they don’t end up there because they’re bad dogs.  In fact, often the only difference between the dog in the shelter and the one on your couch is a bit of bad luck.  Think about it: let’s say you buy an Australian Shepherd puppy for sale by a breeder. Your new dog is great; you immediately enroll the two of you in obedience classes, and soon your best pal is housebroken and well trained. But what would happen to your wonderful Australian Shepherd if, tragically, something happened to you? What if he escaped from your home and ran away? Your best pal would very likely end up in an animal shelter.  The lucky person who adopts your Australian Shepherd would be getting a great dog!  Animal shelters are filled with wonderful, healthy, well-behaved dogs who have been in homes before, but whose owners have fallen on hard times.  Many of them are housebroken and trained. Australian Shepherd rescue organizations often care for their adoptable dogs in foster homes, which means their foster families will be able to tell you if the Australian Shepherd you want to adopt is good with other animals or kids, and if he or she is housebroken and knows any basic commands. As you can see, adopting from a rescue organization is likely the very safest way for people with children to add a new Australian Shepherd to their family!

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Rescues and shelters

American Brussels Griffon Rescue Alliance, Inc. - CA.
Los Angeles, CA

CageFree K-9 Rescue Foundation
Los Angeles, CA

Cause 4 Paws Rescue
Los Angeles, CA

Perfect Pet Rescue
Los Angeles, CA

Chews Life Dog Rescue
Los Angeles, CA

Dawg Squad
West Los Angeles, CA

Remember Me Rescue
Los Angeles, CA

Save-A- Mutt
Los Angeles, CA

Save-A-Mutt
Los Angeles, CA

West L.A. Animal Care Center - Los Angeles Animal Services
Los Angeles, CA

West Los Angeles Animal Services - volunteer videos
Los Angeles, CA

What's Up Dog! LA
Los Angeles, CA

Adopt & Shop - Culver City
Culver City, CA

Mary's Little Lambs Animal Rescue
Culver City, CA

Ready Pet
Culver City, CA

Ace of Hearts Dog Rescue
Beverly Hills, CA

Yorkie Rescue of America - AZ Chapter
Los Angeles, CA

Yorkie Rescue of America - CA Chapter
Los Angeles, CA

Friends of Culver City Animals
Culver City, CA

Diana Gray Foundation
Beverly Hills, CA

Eastwood Ranch foundation
Los Angeles, CA

Jonah's Loving Heart Rescue
Beverly Hills, CA

Lhasa Happy Homes Rescue
Los Angeles, CA

The Kris Kelly Foundation
Beverly Hills, CA

The Rascal & Chloe Rescue
Beverly Hills, CA

The Rascal and Chloe Fund, Inc.
Beverly Hills, CA

Adopt Chelsea
Beverly Hills, CA

Bichons and Buddies
Los Angeles, CA

Forever Fido Rescue
Los Angeles, CA

Hope Rescue 4 Change
Los Angeles, CA

Rins Rescues V.I.P. House
Los Angeles, CA

Sachi Animal Rescue - Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Stray Cat Alliance
Los Angeles, CA

The Nature Network, Inc.
West Los Angeles, CA

Bill Foundation
Beverly Hills, CA

Dachshund Rescue of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Fluffs & Scruffs, A Dog Rescue
Beverly Hills, CA

Kitten Rescue
Los Angeles, CA

New Homes 4 Animals
Los Angeles, CA

Terrier Tots
Los Angeles, CA

Alpha Dog Pet Rescue - West Los Angeles
West Los Angeles, CA

Angels n Paws - Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

JuJusCrew
los angeles, CA

Lange Foundation
Los Angeles, CA

NKLA Pet Adoption Center
Los Angeles, CA

Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue
Los Angeles, CA

The Sara Foundation
Los Angeles, CA

Wags and Walks
Los Angeles, CA

Cocos Friends
Los Angeles, CA

Dogs WIthout Borders
Los Angeles, CA

Hounds of Hope Dog Rescue
Los Angeles, CA

LA Rescuers
Los Angeles, CA

Life is the Pits Rescue
Los Angeles, CA

A Purposeful Rescue,Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

Angel City Pit Bulls
LOS ANGELES, CA

Catmandoo Rescue
Los Angeles, CA

Samoyed Rescue of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Two Dog Farms, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

Bark n' Bitches / Jimi's Angels
Los Angeles, CA

Chaow and Pepper's Dog Rescue
LA, CA

Downtown Dog Rescue
Los Angeles, CA

Adopt A chow LA
Marina del Rey, CA

Dirty Dog Squad
Marina del Rey, CA

Forte Animal Rescue
Marina del Rey, CA

k9 connection
Santa Monica, CA

ASAP (Association to Save Abandoned Pets)
Marina del Rey, CA

Animal Wellness Foundation
Marina del Rey, CA

Blue PItt Rescue
Playa Del Rey, CA

Cockers and Kitties
Santa Monica, CA

Free Love Animal Rescue
Santa Monica, CA

Life Saving Paws
Playa Del Rey, CA

Little Big Dog Rescue
Marina Del Rey, CA

Marina Rescue
Marina Del rey, CA

Small Time Rescue
Venice, CA

Star Paws Rescue
Marina Del Ray, CA

Take Me Home Rescue
Santa Monica, CA

Voice For The Animals
Santa Monica, CA

All for the Love of Animals Pet Rescue, Inc. -CA
Hollywood, CA

Eloise Rescue
West Hollywood, CA

Independent Labrador Retriever Rescue
Venice, CA

Molly's Mutts & Meows
West Hollywood, CA

Pennies For Dogs - Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Save-A-Life Cat Adoptions
LosAngeles, CA

Tails of the City Animal Rescue
Los Angeles, CA

Wholesome K9 Rescue and Adoption, Inc.
Inglewood, CA

creatureKIND
Los Angeles, CA

Doggie Rescue Group
Los Angeles, CA

South L.A. Animal Care Center - Los Angeles Animal Services
Los Angeles, CA

Animal Alliance
Beverly Hills, CA

Reva Foundation
Beverly Hills, CA

The Amanda Foundation
Beverly Hills, CA

Rescued Pet Foundation
Los Angeles, CA

Rescuing Philly Phoundation
Los Angeles, CA

SC Paw
Los Angeles, CA

Animal Advocates of the U.S. - Santa Monica Chapter
Santa Monica, CA

Karma Rescue
Santa Monica, CA

The Forgotten Dog Foundation
Santa Monica, CA

The Fuzzy Pet Foundation - (TFPF)
Santa Monica, CA

Love That Dog Hollywood!
Los Angeles, CA

Scoobie Doo Crew Rescue
Hollywood, CA

The Furry Angel Foundation LA
Rancho Mirage, CA

The L.A. Show .COM / PETS - Hollywood Pet Adoptions
Hollywood, CA

There is Hope LA
Los Angeles, CA

Villalobos Rescue Center
Los Angeles, CA

A Dog's Life Rescue
los Angeles, CA

Animal Avengers
Los Angeles, CA

Animals People & Environment Action (A. P. e. ACTION)
West Hollywood, CA

Bully L0ve Rescue
west hollywood, CA

Doggone Crazy Animal Rescue, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

Pup Squad Rescue - Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Small Wonders Rescue
Santa Monica, CA

Happy Angels Dog Rescue
Los Angeles, CA

Adopt A Senior Dog
Los Angeles, CA

Much Love Animal Rescue
Los Angeles, CA

Dalmatian Rescue of West Los Angeles
Mandeville Canyon, CA

Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles Rescue
Los Angeles, CA

Friends of Homeless Pets
Los Angeles, CA

Life is the Pits Rescue
Los Angeles, CA

Fur Baby Rescue
Los Angeles, CA

Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

G.R.A.C.E. Animal Rescue Inc.
El Segundo, CA

Marleys Pit Stop Rescue
El Segundo, CA

PAL Rescue & Adoption
El Segundo, CA

Shays Strays
El Segundo, CA

The JNF Foundation Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

Animal Advocates
Los Angeles, CA

Streetsmarts Rescue
Los Angeles, CA

The Sammy Foundation Inc
Pacific Palisades, CA

AnnRo Pit Bull Rescue
Studio City, CA

Bark Avenue Foundation
Studio City, CA

HandsPawsHearts
Studio City, CA

INDIE RESCUE TEAM
Studio City, CA

Independent Dog Rescue
Studio City, CA

Kinder4Rescue - CA
Studio City, CA

The Pepper Foundation
Studio City, CA

The Poopie Foundation
Studio City, CA

The Rescue Train
Studio City, CA

ThumpingTails Animal Rescue
Studio City, CA

Flores Rescue Center
Hawthorne, CA

spcaLA -- South Bay
Hawthorne, CA

Echo Park Animal Alliance
Los Angeles, CA

Ken-Mar Rescue
Los Angeles, CA

Luxe Paws
Los Angeles, CA

Paw Parent
Los Angeles, CA

The Mutt Scouts
Los Angeles, CA

Treasured Tails LA
Los Angeles, CA

Adopt Me Rescue
Studio City, CA

Camp Cocker Rescue
Sherman Oaks, CA

Cat Connection
Sherman Oaks, CA

DR Doghouse Bully Crew Rescue
studio city, CA

Forgotten Animals of Los Angeles
Toluca Lake, CA

Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation
Toluca Lake, CA

New Life K-9 Rescue
Sherman Oaks, CA

One Dog Rescue
Toluca Lake, CA

Strangest Angels Animal Rescue
Sherman Oaks, CA

The Mutt Connection Rescue Network
Sherman Oaks, CA

All The Same Wild and Tame Sanctuary - CA
Sherman Oaks, CA

DogSavers
Sherman Oaks, CA

Evidence of Love Animal Care
Sherman Oaks, CA

wolfhoundrescue.org
sherman oaks, CA

Jason Heigl Foundation
Los Angeles, CA

Almost Home Animal Rescue
Los Angeles, CA

Animal Rescue, Media & Education
Valley Village, CA

Cocker Spaniels in California Shelters
All, CA

Jin-Sohl Jindo Dog Rescue
Southern California, CA

START
Valley Village, CA

Southern California Pomeranian Rescue, Inc. - Studio City
Studio City, CA

Terrier X Rescue
Los Angeles, CA

Atwater Village Directors of Animal Welfare
Los Angeles, CA

Friends of Urban Cats & Kittens
Los Angeles, CA

Noahs Bark
Manhattan Beach, CA

SantÚ D'Or Foundation
Los Angeles, CA

Insight Animal Rescue
north hollywood, CA

Queen's Best Stumpy Dog Rescue
North Hollywood, CA

Rescue Angels, Inc. - CA Chapter
N Hollywood, CA

2TheResQ
Sherman Oaks, CA

Animal Advocates Alliance
Sherman Oaks, CA

C.A.R.E. aka: Cat/Canine Assistance, Referral & Education
Sherman Oaks, CA

Cats at the Studios, Inc. (CATS, INC.) - West Covina
Burbank, CA

Pryor's Planet
Encino, CA

All About the Animals
Burbank, CA

Boxer Rescue LA
Burbank, CA

Death Row Dogs Rescue
Van Nuys, CA

Labs and Friends.org
Burbank, CA

The MuttShack Animal Rescue
Burbank, CA

The Catherine Fund
Burbank, CA

Glendale Humane Society
Glendale, CA

Ruff Riders Rescue
Glendale, CA

Friends For Animals
No. Hollywood, CA

Diamonds In The Ruff - Encino Chapter
Encino, CA

Gone to the Dogs Rescue Inc.
Redondo Beach, CA

Miniature Schnauzers & Friends Rescue
Redondo Beach, CA

Recycled Pets Rescue
Encino, CA

SoCA Keeshond Rescue, Inc
Southern California, CA

The Lovejoy Foundation
Redondo Beach, CA

last chance rescue
encino, CA

Basset Rescue Connection, Inc.
Northridge, CA

Carson Cats
Hermosa Beach, CA

Furiends Forever
Burbank, CA

Peter Zippi Fund For Animals
Hermosa Beach, CA

The Animal Protectorates
Burbank, CA

The Fairy Dogfather
Los Angeles, CA

UnLeashMyHeart
Hermosa, CA

WagVille
Los Angeles, CA

Woofy's Rescue
Beverly Hills, CA

Foster Volunteer Program of Los Angeles Animal Services
Los Angeles, CA

North Central Animal Care Center - Los Angeles Animal Services
Los Angeles, CA

North Central Volunteers
Los Angeles, CA

Boxer Rescue LA
Encino, CA

Pooch Heaven
Encino, CA

Precious Pals Pet Rescue
Encino, CA

Precious Paws
Encino, CA

Red's Rescue
Encino, CA

Save the Dalmatians and Others Canine Rescue, Inc
Gardena, CA

Saving K9 Lives Plus, Inc
Encino, CA

Burbank Animal Shelter
Burbank, CA

German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles and Orange County (LA branch)
Burbank, CA

Glendale Animal Welfare & Rescue
burbank, CA

Pacific Coast Dog Rescue
Burbank, CA

Hope n' Heroes
Torrance, CA

SCT Retrievers Pet Rescue
Torrance, CA

United Fosters of America
Glendale, CA

mutts and friends
Glendale, CA

Joy of Life Rescue
North Hollywood, CA

DOGzHAUS Rescue
Glendale, CA

Friends of Harbor Animals
Gardena, CA

Los Angeles County: Carson
Gardena, CA

Southland Collie Rescue - LA-South Bay Area
Gardena, CA

Diamonds in the Ruff - Van Nuys Chapter
Van Nuys, CA

East Valley Animal Care Center
Van Nuys, CA

ROMP Rescue
Van Nuys, CA

Smashface Rescue
Van Nuys, CA

Persians and Friends Rescue, Inc
Northridge, CA

Southern California Shiba Inu Rescue Inc
Encino, CA

American Toy Fox Terrier Club Rescue
Tarzana, CA

PetEx Pet Adoptions
Tarzana, CA

Tazzy Animal Rescue Fund
Burbank, CA

Last Bad day
Topanga, CA

Change Their Lives
Van Nuys, CA

Peek-a-Dog Rescue
South Gate, CA

Pet Orphans of Southern California
Van Nuys, CA

Rescue From The Hart
Van Nuys, CA

j.j. boudreaux
van nuys, CA

Little Rascals Pit Club
Los Angeles, CA

Angels n Paws Rescue - Redondo Beach Chapter
Redondo Beach, CA

Bullies and Buddies - Redondo Beach Chapter
Redondo Beach, CA

Canine Crusaders
Redondo Beach, CA

Go Dog Safe Paws
Redondo Beach, CA

Miracle Dog Rescue
BELL GARDENS, CA

Rover Rescue
Redondo Beach, CA

The Dexter Foundation
Redondo Beach, CA

Pups Posse
Los Angeles, CA

Animal Safe Haven Foundation
Sun Valley, CA

Doberman Rescue,L.A.
Sun Valley, CA

Friends for Pets Foundation
Sun Valley, CA

Leave No Paws Behind
Sun Valley, CA

People Loving Pets Rescue
Sun Valley, CA

Pet Rescue Association
Sun Valley, CA

Rottweiler Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc.
Sun Valley, CA

FurryTails Rescue
Los Angeles, CA

Australian Cattle Dog Placement
Woodland Hills, CA

Cats at the Studios, Inc. (CATS, INC.) - Woodland Hills
Woodland Hills, CA

J.J. Woofin' Paws Rescue Agency
Woodland Hills, CA

Gurrs and Purrs
Alhambra, CA

Southland Collie Rescue - LA-San Gabriel Valley
S. Pasadena, CA

HR Rescue Ranch
North Hills, CA

The Animal Rescue Alliance
North Hills, CA

Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA
Pasadena, CA

Dharma Rescue for Cats and Dogs
Torrance, CA

MARK'S RESCUE
Torrance, CA

Southern California Labrador Retriever Rescue
Torrance, CA

Wagging Dog Rescue - Los Angeles Chapter
Torrance, CA

Rescue Me Incorporated
Woodland Hills, CA

GROWL - CA
Arleta, CA

AyeChiMomma Dog Rescue
Winnetka, CA

Life4Paws
Winnetka, CA

Little Pampered Paws Rescue
Winnetka, CA

Mutts and Moms
Pasadena, CA

Love Habitat Rescue
Los Angeles, CA

Molly's Mutts & Meows - West Valley
Northridge, CA

Los Angeles County: Downey
Downey, CA

Little Angels Pug Rescue
La Crescenta, CA

Expand Animal Rights Now
Los Angeles, CA

Pet Adoption Fund
Canoga Park, CA

Rescue Me! Pet Foundation - Montebello
Montebello, CA

Valley Cats, Inc.
Woodland Hills, CA

Bail A Tail Rescue
Tujunga, CA

Coastal German Shepherd Rescue Downey
Downey, CA

SEAACA (Southeast Area Animal Control Authority)
Downey, CA

Animals Rescued
Harbor City, CA

Basic Needs Foundation, Inc.
Harbor City, CA

Sally's Rescue, Inc.
La Canada, CA

St. Anthony's Canine Rescue & Corgi Matchmaker
Lomita, CA

All Retriever Friends - ARF
Sunland, CA

Devil Dog Ranch
Tujunga, CA

The Recycled Dog Rescue
Long Beach, CA

United Hope for Animals LA
Pasadena, CA

Aussie Rescue So. CaI.
La Canada, CA

LEASH Animal Rescue
Downey, CA

Rhonda's Miniature Schnauzer Rescue
Downey, CA

SaveUsDogs
Encino, CA

St. Martins Animal Foundation
Northridge, CA

Animal Advocates of the U.S. - Pasadena
Pasadena, CA

Best Friends Pet Adoptions & Spay Neuter Services
Mission Hills, CA

Critter Companions
Rolling Hills Estates, CA

Fetching Companions
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

Heart Bandits - Greater Los Angeles
Downey, CA

Heavens Helper Pet Rescue
Mission Hills, CA

Save-a-Stray-Matchmaker
Palos Verdes Estates, CA

Soft Paws Pet Rescue
Palos Verdes Penninsula, CA

Angels in Fur Dog Rescue
Northridge, CA

Big Dogs Rescue
San Fernando Valley, CA

San Gabriel Valley Humane Society
San Gabriel, CA

Animal Lovers of South Bay
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

H.E.L.P. (A Home for Every Living Pet)
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Mission Weimaraner Rescue
Los Angeles, CA

Whiskers & Tails Foundation
Torrance, CA

Canine & Kitty Co-op
Bellflower, CA

Dog Tags Pet Rescue
Altadena, CA

Perfect Paws Rescue Group
Chatsworth, CA

Trained Dogs for Adoption
Altadena, CA

Valley Bostons Rescue (VBR)
Canoga Park, CA

Saving Grace Los Angeles
Pasadena, CA

The Dog Rescuers
Pasadena, CA

All Miniature Pinscher Service, Inc - Long Beach, CA Chapter
Long Beach, CA

Canine Rescue Coalition, Inc.
Long Beach, CA

Sunny Saints, Southern California Saint Bernard Rescue
Bellflower, CA

Adopt & Shop - Lakewood
Lakewood, CA

Basset Rescue Connection
Northridge, CA

Border Collies In Need
San Pedro, CA

Doggies911 Dog Rescue
San Pedro, CA

Foreverhome Pet Rescue, Inc.
Porter Ranch, CA

Heroes K9 Rescue & Adoptions
Northridge, CA

Siberian Husky Rescue / Referral of Southern California
Northridge, CA

Smooch Pooch Dog Rescue
San Pedro, CA

4 Pawed Dog Rescue Incorporated
West Hills, CA

Home Of Our Own Foundation
West Hills, CA

ResQPet
West Hills, CA

FUR & FEATHER ANIMAL SANCTUARY
Chatsworth, CA

LA Animal Rescue
Chatsworth, CA

SWR Adoption 911
Chatsworth, CA

West Valley Animal Care Center - Los Angeles Animal Services
Chatsworth, CA

Mutts Unlimited
Sylmar, CA

Mixed Mutts Dog Rescue
pasadena, CA

One Heart At A Time Dog Rescue
Pasadena, CA

CaddywumpusCottage Paws
Norwalk, CA

Cute Adopted
Temple City, CA

Beagles and Buddies
El Monte, CA

Chance Foundation
Malibu, CA

Hope Ranch Animal Rescue
Malibu, CA

The Kitty Liberation Front
Malibu, CA

The Sam Simon Foundation
Malibu, CA

Animals Rule Rescue
SAN PEDRO, CA

Harbor Animal Care Center - Los Angeles Animal Services
San Pedro, CA

Pet Assistance Foundation
San Pedro, CA

no longer here
San Pedro, CA

Southern California Cat Adoption Tails
Arcadia, CA

Foundation for the Protection of Companion Animals
Long Beach, CA

Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California
Whittier, CA

Rescue Me Pups
Whitter, CA

BraveDog Rescue
Calabassas, CA

ForeverHome Pet Rescue South
Long Beach, CA

Friends of the Agoura Shelter - LA County Animal Care & Control
Agoura, CA

L.I.F.E. Animal Rescue
Agoura Hills, CA

Los Angeles County: Agoura
Agoura, CA

Homeless to Forever Foundation
Arcadia, CA

STAND Foundation
Long Beach, CA

Sparky and the Gang
Long Beach, CA

Doberman Rescue of Nevada - Greater Southern California Branch
Long Beach, CA

Animal Advocates of the U.S. - Long Beach
Long Beach, CA

BEST BUDDIES RESCUE
Long Beach, CA

spcaLA-Long Beach
Long Beach, CA

For The Love of Paws RI Rescue & Transport - La Puente, CA Chapter
La Puente, CA

Lucky Dog Foundation
La Mirada, CA

Cassie's Wish, a pet rescue
Whittier, CA

Frenchie N Friends Rescue / Save A Bow Wow
Whittier, CA

Angelsgate Schipperke Rescue and Animal Education
Long Beach, CA

Animal Match Rescue Team
Long Beach, CA

Look Back Border Collie Rescue, Inc.
Monrovia, CA

Monrovia Animal Control
Monrovia, CA

Pet Pros Services CA/ Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

United Yorkie Rescue - CA - Long Beach
Long Beach, CA

Angel Paws Dog Rescue
Simi Valley, CA

For the Love of Animals
Monrovia, CA

Lifeline For Pets
Monrovia, CA

Los Angeles County: Baldwin Park
Baldwin Park, CA

Discarded Miracles
Los Alamitos, CA

English Springer Rescue America Inc.
Los Alamitos, CA

Saving Shibas - CA Chapter
Los Alamitos, CA

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