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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.
Blue NCAR #1077
Blue is a friendly, big Blue Merle boy who is 8 years old and about 64 pounds. He loves fetch, loves all people and children, but can be a bully with some male dogs. He lived as an only dog for 4 years, then the kids moved back home with 4 dogs and 3 toddlers. It was just too much for Blue and he started protecting the toddlers from the other dogs. His people were very sad about asking us to rehome him, but ultimately knew he’d be happier in a quieter home. Fostered in Grass Valley.
Contact: Kim at

Freckles NCAR #1076
Freckles is a 5-6 year old black tri who was picked up in late September as a stray and landed with a rescue group in Napa. When the fires started, the rescue group had to evacuate and Freckles came to us. She’s a darling girl, only 43 pounds, and loves everyone. We got her spayed and gave her a full dental and she’s learning basic obedience.
Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 11/8***
Doyle NCAR #1075
Doyle is a 7-8 year old black tri who was found in the town of Doyle in Lassen County. No one was looking for him. He was neutered, matted, and about 10 pounds overweight. I have no idea how he ended up abandoned.
He’s shy meeting new people but is loving, housebroken and easy on a leash. He sticks to me like glue. OK with cats. Fostered in Grass Valley.
Contact: Kim at


Jasper NCAR #1072
Jasper is a 3-4 year old red tri Border Collie or Border Collie/Aussie mix. He's stunning, agile and able to climb out of our 6 foot high chain link kennels. Jasper was picked up as a stray by the Apple Valley Animal Shelter and no one came for him. He was neutered 9/21.

This boy is quite independent, agile and capable! He is learning to play with other dogs and is OK being alone. He likes to carry around toys and can get possessive of them, but not over the top. He wants to be near me or at least be able to see me - otherwise he'll come find me. Fostered in Grass Valley.

Contact: Kim at


Quincy NCAR #1071
Quincy is an elderly gent who was picked up by Animal Control in Lincoln. He sat at the Placer County shelter for 2 weeks before I found out about him. The shelter vet cleaned his teeth, pulled a few and Quincy now has pearly whites! The shelter Vet guessed him at 9-10 - I think he’s at least 12.

Our vet determined that he has some arthritis in his spine that we are treating with Rimadyl. His hips are perfect, he's a happy dude and we're putting a little weight on him....but not too much! His hearing and eye sight aren’t perfect, but either are mine! I like Quincy! Fostered in Grass Valley.

Contact: Kim at


Beau NCAR #1042
Beau is approximately 10 years old and is blind. We've taken him to our opthalmologist and there is no surgery that will give him sight. He’s a handsome blue merle who was found in San Jose.

He is Velcro, loves everyone he meets and will ask for belly rubs! He stays close, is easy on a leash and would do well with a well behaved, friendly dog who he will feel comfortable with if humans aren’t around. He’d do best with people who have a safe, comfortable yard and one story house. I am certain he was attacked by other dogs due to being intact and understandably, he can be defensive when meeting new dogs and is not a candidate for dog parks. He's fine in a yard alone or with another dog for stretches of time. He plays nicely with dogs that he knows and that don't threaten him.

He’s happiest being close to me and does very well navigating around the Sanctuary. Beau is a very loving boy. Fostered in Grass Valley.

Contact: Kim at


Bobby Jack NCAR #1069
Bobby Jack is a former working Aussie at Wild Horse Sanctuary in Shingle Town, CA. He helped moved livestock in his younger years, and still heads me into the direction he wants! He’s 11 ½ years old, in good shape, kinda head strong, and is going deaf.

He plays endlessly with any dog who accepts his overatures. He gives me the HAPPY DANCE every time I come home. He loves sleeping outside my door on the deck, but will sleep in the house if I bring him in. He’s about 50 pounds, very sweet, can live with dogs, cats and chickens. Fostered in Grass Valley.
Contact: Kim at

Koda NCAR #1074
Koda is a 35 pound Miniature American Shepherd mix from the El Dorado County shelter. I traced his microchip and found out he’s 12-13 years old and was at the Sacramento County shelter. He spent his life unaltered, and we recently had him altered.

He’s rather independent, but once near someone, will lie on his back for belly rubs. This boy is not yet trust worthy off leash, and needs a person or family to keep him close and cozy, and make him feel special. His hearing is going. He’s on the mellow side and used to going wherever he pleases. Fostered in Grass Valley.
Contact: Kim at

Bella Kunu Bella NCAR #1067 & Kunu NCAR #1068
These American Miniature Shepherds (TOY AUSSIES) were surrendered to a shelter in northern CA because Bella air snapped at their one year old baby when the baby fell on her.

Bella is 9 years old, and Kunu is 7 years old. They each weight about 11 pounds. They really enjoy each other's company and I'd like to see them adopted together. They aren’t tolerant of cats, and they don’t seem to be too interested in playing with other dogs. Kunu is a bit intolerant of brushing or looking at his teeth, but has come around over the past several weeks.

They enjoy people and older children very much. They also LOVE car rides. Bella likes to play fetch and initiates play often. They are smart, lively and cute as buttons! Fostered in Grass Valley.

Contact: Kim at

Cookie Cookie
Cookie is a 6 pound, 8 month old terrier mix who came into the San Jose Animal Shelter with a broken leg. She was listed as “rescue only” due to her injuries so a member of the public could not adopt her.

We were contacted by someone who offered to adopt her if we would pull her under our rescue group….so we did, and then that person chose not to adopt her so Cookie is with us. We had her spayed and got her the surgery she required to fix her leg. She’s a darling little feather of a girl and knows her name, knows stay and is crate trained. She barks at strangers and new dogs that come to visit, but will calm down and even seek pets from people who leave her alone..
Fostered in Grass Valley.

Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 11/6***

Dodger NCAR# 1039
Dodger is a 53 pound, 5 year old Black Tri boy. Since he was a puppy, Dodger was left long hours and began escaping. Owners tied him out in the yard and began to bark. Neighbors complained, and his owners couldn't afford day care or a dog walker.

If you are an experienced handler or a dog trainer looking for a project that has the potential to pay off in spades...Dodger may be your boy! With behaviors likely the result of early years spent alone in a backyard, this sometimes shy and anxious boy will benefit from a skilled, dedicated, consistent guardian who has the ability to read his clear signals of comfort level and the patience to respect them. He gives low growls when he's fearful and nipped a man in a confined area where he felt threatened. He gave a very clear warning that went unheeded.

The huge silver lining is that Dodger has sweet, loving and loyal qualities that all his admirers love. Plus, this beautiful, five year-old black tri, is incredibly agile, obedient and smart—a perfect candidate for agility, rally and sport obedience or as an exercise partner. Dodger walks well on a leash, has obedience training and loves to please.

Set Dodger up for success and safety by having a fenced, spacious area to romp, doggy access to an open floor plan indoors and a quiet, predictable environment where he is the only dog or has a playful, laid back dog friend (with separate space. Your behavior and training expertise are key to gracefully addressing and minimizing less desirable behaviors, so that Dodger’s wonderful qualities shine.

Dodger currently spends his days at the Sanctuary comfortable and happy. He is often seen running at top speed with dogs at his heels, playing with the playful dogs, respecting the space of grumpy dogs and welcoming new dogs, large and small, to the Sanctuary.

He's loving and smart and fine left with my other dogs outside at the Sanctuary….just wants to be near me….sound familiar? Dodger knows sit, stay, down, come, heel and leave it and graduated from obedience class. He'd do best in a home with an easy going, playful Aussie, or as an only dog, and no cats. Fostered in Grass Valley.
Contact: Kim at

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