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My name is
Desert Dog Esmeralda!

Posted over 2 years ago | Updated 3 days ago

I'm being cared for by
Cause for SB Paws
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Facts about me

Dutch Shepherd
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Pet ID

My info

Checkmark in teal circle Good with dogs
Checkmark in teal circle Good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered

My story

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Approximately 4-5 year old Esme is part of a pack of dogs that lived in the desert for several years after their owner died. A good samaritan visited the pack several times a week to make sure they had food, water, and shelter. Esme was rescued with a few others in September 2020 but spent almost a year in boarding since there were no open fosters. Finally, in the summer of 2021 Esme was able to get into a foster home.

Over the last few months, Esme has been learning what it's like to truly be a dog. She loves napping and chewing a good bone. Esme hasn't been around kids before, but she is very relaxed and hasn't ever shown any type of aggression. She is very shy with humans and apprehensive of new people. On the other hand, she completely comes out of her shell with other dogs. She loves hopping around and playing with the other pups in her foster home. She is currently living in a foster home with other dogs of all sizes and ages, as well as cats. She hasn't had a problem with any of the other pets.

Esme will definitely need a special home, with a family that will be patient with her while she continues to grow and learns how to trust humans. She will likely never be super social with humans, so a fairly mellow home with at least 1 other dog is ideal. Esme does enjoy walks and walks nicely on a leash. She is crate trained, but not house trained. If you can be that patient and loving home for this special girl, please apply to adopt Esme today.

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December 6, 2023, 12:15 am

Cause for SB Paws

Contact info
Pet ID
San Bernardino, CA 92407

Their adoption process


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Meet the Pet

Additional adoption info

We require a completed and approved pre-adoption questionnaire and interview, home check/meet & greet with all family members including pets, adoption fee, and a CFSBP adoption contract.

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Adoption events at various Petcos, Petsmarts & Pet Expos, plus private meet & greets throughout the week.

Please email for event schedule & to schedule a meet & greet!

More about this rescue

Cause for SB Paws is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue organization dedicated to helping lost, abandoned, abused and homeless dogs from the streets and our city and county shelters in the San Bernardino area. Our goal is to rehome our rescued babies into pet-loving communities that will cherish these formerly forgotten souls.

We are a dedicated team of San Bernardino residents who grew frustrated with the substandard treatment of animals in our community and shelters. We foster all of the dogs we rescue so they can de-stress from their time on the streets or in the shelter system and get them used to the love and trust of being an inside companion animal living in a loving home. We also fully vet our dogs and treat any known issues, including dental, hernia repair, etc.