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Basenji puppies and dogs in San Diego, California

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Jackie

Basenji Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)

Female, 3 yrs 5 mos
Chula Vista, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Not good with kids, Not good with cats, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Jackie came in originally because she had been ran over by a car and needed a safe place to heal for a few months while her leg and hip were mending. When a dog comes in in her condition they go on bed rest where they can just focus on catching up on sleep, a soft bed, and plenty of food. Within a month we noticed she was starting to get a little on the heavier side so we put her on a diet. But we quickly realize that she was getting larger and it was nothing to do with how much food she was eating. She was pregnant! The accident must have happened shortly after she conceived. But in these situations because of all the trauma and surgeries that she had been through the puppies with more than likely be still born. But she was so far along already there was nothing we can do but watch and wait. In the middle of the night she gave birth to six perfectly healthy babies! She weaned them at only one month and decided she was done dealing with them a few weeks later. She was not cut out to be a mom but rather wanted to live her life freely and with no responsibilities. So we put her in a group of other like-minded dogs and she flourished! She loves playing and investigating everything! She is very intelligent and absolutely adores snuggles!
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Penny

Basenji

Female, 6 yrs 3 mos
El Cajon, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Meet Penny! She originally transferred to us a young pup from the Chula Vista Animal Care Facility in 2018. Adopted in 2018, Penny returned to us in July of this year. She was originally listed as a Labrador/Boxer mix pup, but seeing her full adult size and markings, we now have her listed as a Basenji mix. Penny's previous home was not experienced with her anxiety which compounded over the years and became fear-based reactivity. We recommend reviewing her origin & progress stories below: Penny's Return: https://www.facebook.com/heartofgoldsshelter/posts/pfbid02whoN43cDPKKKExEqBHq8kNDkwHXBJbQxJfXndK3EhSgGXJ5puaaSwnpfwezrsCRFl Penny's Progress: https://www.facebook.com/heartofgoldsshelter/posts/pfbid02QEToHtcCTP6NbKebvtiZs3yPU3yPAyDeFVDvthiYo8fxSMV9SxP4qRALxSXyDm94l Penny's most recent update: https://www.facebook.com/heartofgoldsshelter/posts/pfbid02F4tFELzbyTDVdd4mjFi6VAHEek4hCMMTZpzY5B3p7oNsMDboHESyawFPyWrQN63Ul Behavioral considerations: With dedication to her training with CRT K9 Dog Training in a foster home setting and being surrounded by those experienced with the nuances of dog behavior, Penny is thriving and enjoys her foster home filled with 4 dogs, another foster dog (Tank), and 3 cats. While there are multiple management techniques in place that help her peacefully co-exist in a multi-animal home, Penny will do best in a home that has either: -No pets -An owner with extensive experience with safely managing a multi-dog (any size) or multi-animal household -An owner experienced with reactive dogs Penny develops a heavy attachment to those she loves. She adores her foster mom and with love, patience, and a structured setting, she will also look at her future mom/dad as though you are her sun, her moon, and all her stars. A loyal gal indeed! We want her to succeed in this second chance at adoption and are looking for an adopter that is not just excited about her adorable face and kissable cheeks but has the experience and means to care for a dog that isn't looking for the mental overstimulation that dog parks provide. Penny prefers to get her exercise with her people and dogs she has built trust with, and who are respectful of her boundaries. We as humans can definitely empathize with that! While Penny does enjoy cuddle time, down time, and lots of kisses, she is quite the track star and loves to sprint, explore, and fetch during play time! A home what will keep her active in a safe & controlled environment is where she will thrive! We will send a package of professional training sessions to her future home, to give Penny her best foot forward in a new environment. A trainer coming directly to an adopter's home for these sessions will ensure that she thrives and is helped along through another life change. Regarding COVID-19 and other contagious illnesses: Please reschedule any visits if you are sick.
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Zorro

Basenji

Male, Young
Escondido, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Zorro is such a sweet boy!! Unfortunately his owner had to surrender him to TLC K9 Rescue because he got very sick and just couldn't take care of him anymore. Zorro is a sweet pure breed 1 ½ yr old Basenji who is super playful, loving, affectionate, and gives lots of kisses too. But as most Basenji's he can be high-spirited, curious, charming and loves to clown around. At times he can also be aloof, independent and self-contained by relaxing with a yummy bully stick. He typically doesn't like being left alone for long periods of time, so if you work at home he'll be right at your feet or laying in his kennel. Zorro adores people, older considerate children and likes to play with other friendly dogs. He is crate, potty and leash trained. He's a smart boy who has learned several commands immediately. He loves his walks, but he must be kept on leash at all times!!! We are looking for an active and experienced family with the breed and if you have another young dog for Zorro to play with then that would definitely be a plus. If you live in the San Diego County have a home with a yard and a 6-foot fence and would like to adopt Zorro please complete our adoption application at tlck9rescue.orgVisit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.July 19, 2024, 4:11 pm
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Anaya

Basenji Feist

Female, 1 yr 11 mos
Carlsbad, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Read this pup’s bio on our website: https://amazingdogsrescue.org/dogs/. If the dog is not visible on our website, they are no longer available. You can meet your New Best Friend at an Adoption Event near you! Check our events calendar to see the upcoming event dates: https://amazingdogsrescue.org/events All our rescue doggies come with their health record and have received all necessary medical care, which includes (but is not limited to) all vaccines, de-wormer, anti-flea/tick medication, microchip and of course spay/neuter surgery. Our adoption fee is $500. Only in California, the fee for puppies under a year old is $600. Please consider this not as a price you pay for the doggie, but as a (partially tax-deductible) donation to our charity, so we can continue our work of saving 1000+ doggies per year. Read more about why we charge adoption fees here: https://amazingdogsrescue.org/adopt/ If you have any additional inquiries, please don't hesitate to reach out to us via call or text. We are excited to meet you at one of our upcoming adoption events! Contact before event: Sandra Garcia T (408) 477-0553. Contact at event or after adoption: Patrick Lepere T (619) 918-2142
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Bruce Lee

Basenji Chihuahua

Male, 7 yrs 6 mos
Oceanside, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Bruce is a fun, energetic and charming 7 yr. old, 22 lb. Basenji/Terrier Mix who loves a game of fetch and squeaky toys. He already knows sit, stay, crawl, and come. He is very smart and easy to train when motivated by a treat. Bruce is outgoing and friendly with people, except when he forgets that it isn't his job to guard the home from strangers. He is working with a trainer on that issue and making great progress. He is a volunteer favorite because of his quirky, fun personality. He would do best as the only dog in a fairly quiet adult home with dog experience. Bruce was adopted 3 yrs ago and brought back due to an unexpected change in his family's living situation. He would be very grateful for a second chance. Bruce's Adoption fee is $300 and includes neuter, microchip and current vaccinations. To fill out an adoption application, visit https://www.shelterluv.com/matchme/adopt/SSP-A-907 To follow Bruce on his journey to a loving family on SPOTs Facebook page, visit https://facebook.com/spotsavespets/ and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/spotsavespets/

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Damfour

Jindo Shiba Inu

Male, 4 yrs 7 mos
San Diego, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Meet Damfour!DOB: December 2019Weight: 33 lbsDisposition: Affectionate, Silly, ShyHistory: Rescued from the streets of Thailand by Soi Dog Foundation and brought to TBL to find his forever homeMeet Damfour, affectionately known as Dino by his foster family, a sweet and timid pup who's undergone a remarkable transformation. At first, he resembled a scared dinosaur, but after just a week with his fosters, his silly, sweet, and sassy personality emerged. Now, he loves cuddling up close to his foster mom and their rescue pup Koda, showering them with kisses and affection. He enjoys walks as the caboose, nibbling on meat treats (and recently discovering a love for greenies), and chewing on his stuffed animals. While still spooked by loud noises, Dino's confidence is growing by leaps and bounds. He's house-trained, adorable, and a great fly catcher! At 33 pounds, Damfour is the perfect size for cuddles and adventures. Although he may need some time to warm up to new people, his endearing personality makes him a wonderful companion for the right family. With a bit of patience and socialization, Damfour is sure to thrive in a loving home ready to embrace his quirks and shower him with love. Watch a video of Damfour here: https://youtube.com/shorts/BN2SynzJE_M?feature=shareIf you're interested in meeting this dog, please visit our website to fill out an adoption application: www.thebarkinglot.net/adoptOur dogs are located in San Diego County, CA. We will happily consider out of town applications and can conduct virtual play dates with interested adopters. We have monthly transport to various locations in the Pacific Northwest, individual arrangements would need to be made for other locations across the US and Canada.To initiate the adoption process for this dog, please complete our online application by clicking below. Your adoption coordinator will respod to you via email once they receive your application: www.thebarkinglot.net/adopt
We'll also keep you updated on Maverick's adoption status with email updates.
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Maverick

Jindo Australian Kelpie

Female, 3 yrs 11 mos
San Diego, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
DOB: August 2020Weight: 28 lbsDisposition: Timid, Curious, SmartRescued from: Nearly a victim of the dog and cat meat trade in Cambodia, Maverick made it out alive due to Four Paws International when they rescued him and all the others by shutting down the slaughterhouse he was residing in.If you're interested in meeting Maverick, please visit our website to fill out an adoption application: www.thebarkinglot.net/adoptOur dogs are located in San Diego County, CA. We will happily consider out of town applications and can conduct virtual play dates with interested adopters. We have monthly transport to various locations in the Pacific Northwest, individual arrangements would need to be made for other locations across the US and Canada.You can see a video of Maverick here: https://youtube.com/shorts/5iyUirwkHP8?feature=shareTo initiate the adoption process for this dog, please complete our online application by clicking below. Your adoption coordinator will respod to you via email once they receive your application: www.thebarkinglot.net/adopt
We'll also keep you updated on Laoro's adoption status with email updates.
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Laoro

Jindo Hound (Unknown Type)

Male, 4 yrs 3 mos
San Diego, CA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
DOB: April 2020 / Weight: 61 lbs / Description: Playful, Happy, Young Are you looking for a super outgoing and friendly pup, who also happens to be incredibly handsome? Well look no further! Meet Laoro who came to us through our partners at the Soi Dog Foundation in Thailand. He was rescued from the streets where he was at constant risk of benign mistreated, poisoned, or malnourished. And now he's living it up in sunny San Diego awaiting his forever home!Laoro loves the spotlight and will jump at any opportunity for some love and affection from the volunteers at The Barking Lot. While a little unsure initially on walks, he is progressing quickly on the leash with a little extra reassurance and patience. He loves playing with his friends at the Ranch and is still learning how best to interact with the pups who aren't quite as energetic as he is.Laoro is a kind soul and is eager to have fun on some adventures! Will you be the one to show him all that life has to offer?And really now - look at that smile! Look at it! How can you say no to that face? Apply today at www.thebarkinglot.net/adopt or by clicking the "Meet Me!" button from our website.To initiate the adoption process for this dog, please complete our online application by clicking below. Your adoption coordinator will respod to you via email once they receive your application: www.thebarkinglot.net/adopt

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Helping Paws Rescue MX

Chula Vista, CA 91910

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, reptiles

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Rescue

14.6 miles

Heart of Gold's Shelter

9400 Blossom Valley Road, El Cajon, CA 92021

Pet Types: dogs

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29.2 miles

TLC K9 Rescue

Escondido, CA 92027

Pet Types: dogs

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31.8 miles

Amazing Dogs

Carlsbad, CA 92011

Pet Types: dogs

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Rescue

33.7 miles

SPOT (Saving Pets One at a Time)

3784 Mission Ave Ste 148-356, Oceanside, CA 92058

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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