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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.

Tracy is a 2-3 year old, 8 pound Chihuahua/Papillon mix we rescued from the city of Tracy shelter. Tracy had a huge hernia and needed surgery, so when we were asked, we took her! Her surgery was a success, and she’s ready to go to her new home. She’s friendly, a bit barky at new people and dogs, and follows me everywhere. She’s loving, has a long fluffy tail and cute Papillon ears!

Contact: Kim at


Luna is playful and sweet 10 month old black tri girl. She was picked up as a stray in Yuba City. She loves to play and jump up, will play fetch, and is learning house manners. In my opinion, she spent her life outside in a yard. She sometimes barks through the fence at other dogs, but it?s out of excitement and she can easily be corrected. This girl is ready to learn and will fill out to be a 45 pound girl. Right now she?s about 39 pounds.

Fostered in Grass Valley. Contact: Kim at

Joey is an 11 week old Border Collie/Anatolian Shepherd/Australian Shepherd mix who was abandoned at a horse boarding facility. A kind woman noticed him under a trailer and realized he had no owner. She took him to her vet for an exam.

I had his DNA done: 42% Border Collie, 31% Anatolian, 13% Aussie, 3% Chihuahua, 2% Australian Kelpie.

He?s 17 pounds, will likely mature to a 50-60 pound boy, but that's only our guess! Joey LOVES children! He knows sit and fetch, is crate trained and is getting housebroken. He?s a confident, smart boy who loves everyone.
HE DOES NOT LIKE CATS! Fostered in Grass Valley.
Contact: Kim at

***Adoption Pending***

Nala is a sweet, 1.5 year old black tri who weighs about 48 pounds. She's spayed, UTD on shots and microchipped. Nala lived with another dog, cats, chickens and children.She wants to play relentlessly, so she shouldn't be in a home with timid cats that run from her. She's getting along swimmingly here at the Sanctuary.

Nala is pretty serious about "her toys and her food" and she will nip people's sleeves to get attention. She would do well with someone who runs everyday.

She was an outside dog in her previous home and would squeeze through the fence to find people to visit. Here, she's always close to me! We feel she will do well being part of a family, being an inside/outside dog and getting the attention and training she deserves.Living with another fun loving, mellow Aussie a plus. Fostered in Grass Valley.
Contact: Kim at

Oreo is a 2 year old black tri who weights 57 pounds. He is sweet, loving, knows some commands and is crate trained. He was an outside only dog who slept in a crate in the garage. He's also willful and will fence bark at other dogs.

His owner grabbed his collar to keep him from licking something in the garage and Oreo nipped him. I think collar grabs when a dog is invested in something is not wise, but for sure he should not be placed in a home with children.

He's had obedience classes, but needs much moreone-on-one training from an experienced person. He could also be a ranch dog with limited leash time and lots of fenced property for running. Oreo has a slow recall and cannot be off leash at this point. Oreo likes other dogs and plays rough. He'd do well with another large, playful dog that enjoys rough-housing. He may chase cats. Fostered in Grass Valley..

Contact: Kim at

Handsome NCAR# 1188

There is no rescue group in CA for Miniature American Shepherds. Without knowing much about them and because we had the space, we took 4 very timid Miniature American Shepherds in May. Three out of four have been placed, leaving only Handsome at the Sanctuary.

Handsome is 28 pounds, 3 years old, and has been altered and microchipped. He's still barky and reluctant to come to strangers, but does ok on leash. He loves playing and running with the other Aussies. Handsome needs a gentle, patient person with another sweet dog in the home. We think he's OK with cats. Fostered in Grass Valley.

Contact: Kim at

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