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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.
Bella Kunu Bella and Kunu NCAR #
These kids were surrendered to a shelter in northern CA because Bella air snapped at their one year old baby when she fell on her.

Bella is 9 years old, and Kunu is 8 years old. They are both toy Aussies and weight 11 pounds each. They’ve been with me more than a week now, and I think they would love to live together without other dogs or cats. They aren’t tolerant of cats, and they don’t seem to be interested in other dogs….just each other! Kunu is not tolerant of brushing or looking at his teeth - but I'm working on desensitizing him a little bit at a time.

They enjoy people and older children very much, but don’t want to be picked up a lot! Bella is more tolerant than Kunu, and I think they were coddled in their previous home. They are smart, lively and cute as buttons! Fostered in Grass Valley.

Contact: Kim at

Elvira Elvira NCAR #1066
Elvira is only 5 months old and about 22 pounds. She was purchased by a young woman as a gift for her grandmother. Grandmother did the best she could socializing and training Elvira, but found her to be too active to care for while focusing on her ailing 13 year old Aussie - so asked us to take her.

“Vi” is a swimming maniac, fetches the ball, and very confident and almost "too much" to play with most dogs her size. She is not confident meeting new people and has to get to know them slowly. Her next owner needs to take her to obedience classes and lost of places where she'll meet new people. She’s a fun girl who would do well with an experienced handler who will give her training, exercise and lots of mental stimulation. Can you say, "PISTOL?" Fostered in Grass Valley.

Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 8/11***

Sophie Sophie NCAR #1064
Sophie is a big, 8-9 year old, red tri girl whose owner fell on hard times. We gladly took her in, got her utd on her shots and groomed – isn’t she gorgeous? She loves everyone she meets and is a Velcro girl. She is also a bossy Aussie girl who would do best living with a male or as an only dog. She loves to play with toys, is housebroken and used to living inside. Fostered in Grass Valley

Contact: Kim at

***Adoption Pending***
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 is still recuperating and will be available for adoption by July 1. 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

Dodger NCAR# 1039
Dodger is a 53 pound, 4 year old Black Tri boy. Dodger was left long hours and began escaping and barking. Neighbors complained, and his owners couldn't afford day care or a dog walker. He does not like to be crated or in a kennel, but has adjusted to our large kennels at the Sanctuary. He's fine in the house as long as someone is home with him. He should not be left alone for long periods of time in the house unless he has access to a doggy door.

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 no other dogs and no cats. Fostered in Grass Valley.
Contact: Kim at

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