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View the dogs below. Click on their pictures to see a larger image. The links above will take you through our different categories of available dog listings: Foster, Shelter, Owner-listed and Pocket dogs. To learn about our adoption process, go to FAQs on our site. If you'd like to MEET ANY DOGS, PLEASE FILL OUT AN adoption application. This is the 1st step.
Journey #1147
In October, we rescued a sweet, stray black tri girl from the Sutter County Shelter. I named her Journey. She had a strange hop, and limited use of her hind legs. Her X Rays and CT Scan show that she had bone growth around her hips and femurs, which not only limit her range of motion, but gives pain.

After visits with 3 different orthopedic veterinarians, and review of her CT Scan and X Rays by radiologists, Journey was diagnosed with Multiple Cartilaginous Exostoses (MCE) - an uncommon disease in humans and in several domestic animals (dog, cat, horse). She has bone growth that is floating in her thigh muscles; mineralization of her muscles surrounding her hips. After lengthy discussion with our vets, we decided not to put Journey through any painful, dangerous surgeries and lengthy rehabilitation to remove the calcification from her thighs and hips. There are no guarantees she would feel better.

Journey is about 20-24 months old, very friendly with people and dogs, and housebroken. She would do well in a home with a yard for playing and soft bed for sleeping. We do not recommend leash walks as they are difficult for her. She is on CBD oil and Carprofen to reduce inflammation and lessen her pain, and plays nicely with everyone.
Fostered in Grass Valley. Contact: Kim at


Harley NCAR #XXX
Harley is an extremely timid yet sweet 4-5 year old boy who we rescued from the Monterey Shelter where he was picked up with a female Border Collie. Harley is about 72 pounds, has a tail and is afraid of doorways, strangers, noises, just about everything. He seems to get along with other dogs, likes a bit of petting, but pretty much avoids close contact unless he's on a leash.

The DNA results from the Wisdome Panel I had done are: 50% Border Collie, 37.5% Australian Shepherd and 12.5% Breed Group (either sporting, companion, herding or hound.

I don't know what happened to him in his past, but it must have been bad. I adore this boy for the tremendous effort he's making. Fostered in Grass Valley.
Contact: Kim at

Tucker NCAR #XXX
Tucker is a 9 year old blue merle who weighs about 60 pounds. He came into the Santa Cruz shelter by someone who got him from Craig's list. We traced his microchip and found that he was adopted from the shelter in Bakersfield when he was about 3 months old. He LOVES everyone he meets and is Velcro. He needs a securely fenced yard and would do best with a doggie door to the inside. We placed him 4 months ago, but he showed us that he will find a way out of the house (open window) if he's left alone too long. He also can be leash reactive when confronted with new dogs. Best scenario is fenced yard, someone who can be with him most of the time and take him for hikes in open space. Tucker is crate trained and loves the car! Fostered in Grass Valley.
Contact: Kim at

We rescued Roman from a recently widowed woman who needed to move from her home and couldn't take Roman with her. She and her husband bought Roman as a puppy. Roman is 5 years old, and absolutely darling! He loves all people and children, other dogs and cats. He has the sweetest disposition and a huge personality!

He has epilepsy which is under control with medication, and hasn't had a seizure for over a year. He was fed way too much and weighed a whopping 100 pounds when he came to us! We're happy to report that he is now 73 pounds! He's agile and full of fun! He can live with cats and dogs, too. He can get car sick, so we give him Cerenia before long trips. He walks well on a leash (uses an Easy Walk Harness) and is housebroken. He loves his stuffed toy and plays with it endlessly without tearing it apart.

We had his bloodwork done, and he's 100% healthy and will stay on his current medication dosage. (2 pills AM and 2 pills PM) He's a darling boy who is VELCRO, and can open levered door handles to come inside to be with me. Fostered in Grass Valley.

Contact: Kim at

Blue Boy NCAR #
We received a call from an elderly woman who was desperate to find a home for Blue Boy, her 7 year old Chi-Doxie mix. No one would take him, she made endless phone calls to rescue groups and shelters and always got the same response "We're Full"
I drove to her house as her family was packing the UHaul. She was so grateful that I took him that she cried.
Blue has one blue eye, and one amber eye, weights 14 pounds, was a DOLL at the vet where we updated all his shots and gave him a much-needed dental. He's a cuddle bunny, likes to fetch a ball, and would LOVE being an only dog or live with a small, non pushy female. Fostered in Grass Valley.

Contact: Kim at

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