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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.


CC and Bo
CC and Bo are 10 year old, sister and brother Border Collies. They were purchased together and lived their lives with a nice man who recently passed away. A family member is caring for them temporarily.
We groomed them and got them up to date on their shots. They both need dentals in the not too far future. These siblings are just as sweet as can be. Lovely personalities, adapted to the gang here, didn’t mind being put in our bathtub and loved being groomed. The family and I agree that they would be happiest living together, so we are looking for someone who might take them in. CC is a bit overweight at 63 pounds, and Bo is 55 pounds, but they are being fed less now and should reduce their weights.
Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 12/5***

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

Hurley NCAR #XXX
Hurley just turned 10 years old on May 22, 2019. Her owner got her as a puppy....his job takes him away from home for long hours and so he asked us to take her. Hurley is the sweetest, playful and spry Aussie girl! Although she is about 10-12 pounds overweight, she hops into the back seat like a youngster and adores car rides! She is good with cats, dogs, adults and children. We gave her a a full dental, including X Rays and 9 extractions, a full blood panel, urinalysis....the works! Hurley is 100% healthy!
We spent $1,500 and we're happy to do it! This is a special girl! 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


ROO NCAR #1129
Roo (Ruger) just turned 5 on April 2. Roo is a lively, loving 60 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 SOME other dogs, and should be introduced on leash. He woud do best in a country setting where he doesn't encounter lots of other dogs or go on leash walks where he'll encounter lots of dogs on leash too.
He chases cats, but doesn't hurt them. He would do best in a home with someone who will run him an hour a day, or on a ranch setting where he can run around, play fetch and come in at night. He will play fetch till your arm is tired, and loves people! He's a good boy. 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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