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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.
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Rex NCAR #1142
Rex is a hunky black tri boy who turns 2 years old this August. He chased cats so his owner banished him to an outside pen where he lived for the past year. Thankfully a concerned neighbor contacted us and his owner agreed to surrender him to us. He is starved for play with other dogs, and gets uber excited, but never in an aggressive way. When he finds a toy he loves, he digs a hole in the bushes and buries it! I haven't seen this behavior in a very long time! He can see 3 D and watches TV, is housebroken, and knows some commands. He would do best in a home where he goes to obedience classes, gets plenty of exercise and becomes part of a family. Rex is 60 pounds. Fostered in Grass Valley.
Contact: Kim at kim@norcalaussierescue.com

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ROMAN NCAR #1141
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 ow 5 years old, and absolutely darling! He loves all people and children, other dogs and cats. He has the sweetest disposition! 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 weighs a whopping 100 pounds ... but he's remarkably agile and wears his weight well!

He doesn't tolerate the heat well, and can get car sick easily. He walks well on a leash 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 adjusting to his new life. Fostered in Sacramento.

Contact: Kim at kim@norcalaussierescue.com

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DAHLIA NCAR #1140
We rescued Dahlia from the Turlock shelter where she came in as a stray. She's been neglected and is matted and 15 pounds overweight at 60 pounds. So far, she seems mellow, will play a little with other dogs until she's tired and then growls at them to leave her alone! She appears to be 8 – 9 years old, but we can't be sure. I will post more about her when I've learned more about her. Fostered in Grass Valley.

Contact: Kim at kim@norcalaussierescue.com

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JOSH NCAR #1139
Josh is a 10 year old, neutered black tri we rescued from Carson City when his owner died. His brother is Jed NCAR #1138. He's a little anxious, but is getting used to being at the Sanctuary. He is pushy and didn't like being groomed, so he was muzzled to calm him down. He likes people, but is a little aloof. He seems to be OK with the dogs here. He's 60 pounds and is used to living inside and outside. Fostered in Grass Valley.

Contact: Kim at kim@norcalaussierescue.com

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JED NCAR #1138
Jed is a 10 year old, neutered black tri we rescued from Carson City when his owner died. His brother is Josh NCAR #1139.He's biddable, comes to me when called and more settled than his brother, Josh. He is fairly easy going and was a dream to groom. He likes people and seems fine with all the dogs here. He's 60 pounds and used to living inside and outside. Fostered in Grass Valley.

Contact: Kim at kim@norcalaussierescue.com

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BLUE NCAR #1132
Blue is an ultra timid, 3 year old blue merle girl who was supposedly rescued from an abusive situation, although I can't confirm this. She loves other dogs, but is terrified of humans and will keep her distance. She zooms through thresholds or avoids them entirely. I'm luring her through doorways with a bowl of food. This fearful behavior can only be changed if GOOD things happen when she goes through a doorway. A couple of minutes per day helps.

She walks beautifully on a lead, is housebroken and good with cats. Fostered in Grass Valley.

Contact: Kim at kim@norcalaussierescue.com

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RHETT NCAR #1131
We rescued Rhett in December, 2014 from the Placer County Animal Shelter where he came in as a stray. He's a 48 pound red tri who is just lovely. He was adopted in January, 2015 by a couple from Morro Bay.

In April, we were asked to take him as both his owners died. He seems arthritic, and we will give him another dental, but otherwise he's in good shape and his blood panel is normal. He's a little stiff in his hind legs, so we're giving him anti-inflammatory meds. He's not a fan of my slippery hardwood floors, so we have some runners he likes!

Our guess is Rhett is 10-12 years old now. This boy is sweet and loves everyone he meets. He's fine with other dogs. I'm not sure about cats -- but I bet he's fine. He's a 48 pound red tri who is housebroken, easy going and likes hanging with his person. Fostered in Grass Valley.

Contact: Kim at kim@norcalaussierescue.com

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ROO NCAR #1129
Roo (Ruger) just turned 5 on April 2. Roo is a lively, loving 55 pound blue merle who isn't getting enough attention at home where 4 young children are being home schooled. He LOVES the children, but usually ends up outside where he gets barky and neighbors have complained.

He is reactive with other dogs, needs to be introduced on leash or he can go off on them. He chases cats, but doesn't hurt them. He would do best in a home with someone who will run him an hour or two per day, take him to obedience classes and help him focus his energy. He will play fetch till your arm is tired, and loves people! Fostered in Grass Valley. .

Contact: Kim at kim@norcalaussierescue.com

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POPPY NCAR # 1119
Poppy is a deaf and almost blind 9 month old red merle Aussie. Her foster mom thinks she can see shadows. She was rescued from a shelter at 4 months of age and vet estimates her date of birth is July 14, 2018. She's about 42 pounds now, and is healthy and easy-going.

Her foster mom is teaching her through touch and a vibrating collar. Poppy is a quick learner! She comes when she feels the pleasant vibration, and she has learned SIT (taps on her head) and DOWN (taps on her shoulder blades) She lives nicely with other dogs, is trusting and very sweet. She met a 4 pound blind Yorkie nose to nose!

Poppy and bling yorkie







Poppy is fostered in Hollister. Application required.

Contact: Kim at kim@norcalaussierescue.com

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BELLA NCAR #1137
The Colusa shelter director sent us a photo of this girl and asked for our help. She had wandered onto someone's property and brought to the shelter for her owners to find her, but alas, no one was looking for her. We all thought she was a big Aussie!

However, when she arrived, I immediately noticed her double dew claws, plus her over-sized head and knew she had livestock guard dog in her genes. So I had a Wisdom Panel done and have posted her results: 50% Aussie, 25% Great Pyrenese and 25% mix of other breeds. We tested her with cattle and she leaves them alone! She is not great when meeting new people and should be introduced on leash. We think she'd do best in a rural setting, maybe with livestock, and have the opportunity to sleep inside at night. She is no more than 3 years old, crate trained, gets along with all the dogs here and is just a gorgeous, 60 pound girl. Fostered in Grass Valley.

Contact: Kim at kim@norcalaussierescue.com

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Mia NCAR #
Mia was out of time in the Modesto shelter - and yes, I did it again. She is about 10 months old, absolutely petrified and was covered in ticks. Somehow, she slipped through the cracks and didn't get vaccinated or evaluated and sat in the shelter for 11 days before I saw her posting. She is now less petrified, uses my doggie door, loves other dogs, but is still not eager to come to me when called. I've hand fed her and she's doing better about letting me pet her. She's 8 pounds, spayed, microchipped and healthy! Fostered in Grass Valley.

Contact: Kim at kim@norcalaussierescue.com

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Max NCAR #
Max is an overweight miniature American Shepherd who was rescued as a puppy from a breeder who was going to put him down because he's deaf. He's sweet, has the most adorable grin, loves everyone he meets. He lived with many dogs, cats and is housebroken and up to date on his shots. The boy loves to nap! We'd like to see him get regular walks and less food so he drops about 10 pounds. Fostered in Grass Valley.

Contact: Kim at kim@norcalaussierescue.com

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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 15 pounds, was a DOLL at the vet where his shots were all updated. He's a cuddle bunny, likes to fetch a ball, gets along with the other dogs here, but would certainly LOVE to be someone's one and only! Fostered in Grass Valley.

Contact: Kim at kim@norcalaussierescue.com

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