Aussie Rescue
    SoCal, Inc.
This website is dedicated to promoting the adoption of homeless Australian Shepherds in the Southern California area (Kern, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties).

** A Dog's Will To Another Dog **

Before humans die, they write their last Will and Testament, give their home & all they have, to those they leave behind.  If, with my paws, I could do the same, this is what I'd ask....
To a poor and lonely stray I'd give:

- My happy home,
- My bowl & cozy bed, soft pillows and all my toys,
- The lap, which I loved so much,
- The hand that stroked my fur & the sweet voice which spoke my name.
I'd Will to the sad, scared shelter dog, the place I had in my human's loving heart, of which there seemed no bounds.
So when I die, please do not say, "I will never have another pet again, for the loss and pain is more than I can stand."
Instead, go find an unloved dog, one whose life has held no joy or hope and give MY place to HIM.
This is the only thing I can give....
     The love I left behind.

-Author Unknown

PET ADOPTION FAIR at San Bernardino City Shelter
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 10 am to 4 pm
Sponsored by Western University
click to see the flyer!

**  NEW!! **  Aussie Rescue SoCal's "Open Your Heart Program" -
Please consider signing up to become a long term, permanent foster home for a senior, or possibly one requiring hospice care, Aussie - we have a new program called Open Your Heart, and we are looking for loving homes to take one of these special *kids* in for whatever time they have left, giving them the love and care and safe harbor they deserve, and Aussie Rescue SoCal will provide for their veterinary expenses.  Please contact Karyl (951-961-7575) or Diane (626-319-3122) if you are interested in becoming involved in this!

  **Some of our Aussie Rescue SoCal kids **


adoption pending!


adoption pending!


Bear &
Here's a little cutie one of our volunteers heard about - not an Aussie, but a cutie none-the-less!

Meet Harry! A sweet little terrier/poodle that was dumped at the Shelter on Christmas DayHe spent a month there scared and wondering why he was there? Harry is less than 2 years old, healthy, adorable, fun little guy. He gets the zoomies and loves to run with the other dogs in his foster family. He settles down quickly, loves to cuddle and sleep on the bed with you.Harry is house-trained and learned the doggie door fast. Did I mention he is very smart! He loves to go in the car and walks nicely on the leash. Although he is a very friendly guy, I think he would do best in an adult home or with kids over 12 years.Harry is up to date on vaccines, neutered and micro-chipped. He in located at his foster home in Orange, CA.  If you are interested in Harry, please fill out the adoption application or call Michele 714-726-2605 for more information.

We now have PayPal for donations!!


Available Dogs through Foster Care or Private Homes

Petfinder site for Aussie Rescue SoCal, Inc
                                  Available Dogs with Megan in Pinon Hills
Mini Aussie Rescue & Support, Inc. - based in N.H.
                                  San Diego Aussie Rescue's Facebook page
Aussies in Shelters
Adoption Application
  Australian Shepherd Personality and Character
   Happy Endings - take a moment to read the newest story!
   In Memory Of.....
  Things to do to Place your Dog in a New Home
  Lost and Found Aussies
  List of Trainers/Classes
  Other Informational Websites
   Recommended Reading
   Cool Links
   Contact Us
   Interested in Fostering?  Read this
    Foster Home Application 

Coming soon >>  "Want to help? Volunteer? Make a donation?"

Aussies and many other herding breeds can be sensitive to certain drugs - Washington State University has developed a simple testing kit to screen for the mutant MDR 1 gene.  For more information please go to their website:

Looking for rental housing that allows pets? check these sites out:


Beautiful handmade doggie back packs made by RJM Creations, Kimo's foster mom.  RJM Creations now has a Charity Partnership with Aussie Rescue SoCal, Inc., and a percentage is donated to us for every Dog Day Pack sold - click on the following link to read and see more!   RJM Creations on Etsy

Readers give it a Rave!!!!
       Award-winning – Editor’s Choice!!
        Only book of its kind with 26 compelling and uplifting stories of canine rescue
        Buy it from the author at her website, for
a donation to the rescue of your choice (US!  Aussie Rescue SoCal, Inc)
        $13.95 softcover or $23.95 hardcover
Rescued!  is perfect for busy people with short and easy-to-read stories.  Pick it up and put it down for another read later.
Questions or comments?  Call Julie at 805-358-1844 or e-mail at

If you shop online, you can help raise money for Aussie Rescue SoCal every time you shop!  The iGive Button makes it simple, it's free to sign up, click on the logo below - and just go through iGive whenever you shop online at over 1400 stores that participate - stores like,,,,,,,, Land's End,,,,, and on and on!!


*** Ralphs Community Contribution Program ***
New contribution year begins September 1, 2013
 Help Aussie Rescue SoCal every time you do your grocery shopping and it won't cost you a thing - simply sign up to participate in Ralphs Community Contribution Program and then swipe your Ralphs Club Card every time you shop.
Every September 1st begins a new contribution year. If you signed up previously, you will need to re-enroll. Simply go to . Click on "Services", then "Community Contribution", then click the "enroll" tab. Type in "Aussie Rescue SoCal". You will need to have your Ralph's card handy so you can enter your 13-digit Club Card number, which is located on the back of your card. Once your enrollment is activated, Ralphs donations begin helping us every time you shop.
Ralphs pays on a quarterly basis, based on the following monthly purchases (not to exceed $150 per household per quarter):
    * Up to $200 - 1%
    * $200.01-$350 - 2%
    * $350.01-$500 - 3%
    * Over $500 - 4%
Don't have a card? Go to any Ralphs store or log onto to sign up for your club card today!

This site is a networking of several different rescue volunteers, some affiliated with a national rescue group, some doing Aussie Rescue privately.  A portion of the dogs pictured here are in volunteer foster homes for a rescue, in which case there is usually a phone interview, an adoption application to fill out and a home check to be done, varying from group to group....most all ask for a donation (average is $250-300) and have a contract to sign regarding the adoption.  All of the dogs are spayed/neutered and current on their vaccinations prior to being put up for adoption.  There are also dogs that are still in the private homes and we are merely trying to help the owner re-home their dog by way of fee or contract to any rescue required.   We don't help them sell their dog, but we do require that the dog be altered before we will post it to the site so the owner may ask for reimbursement of that cost, if it was done to meet our requirements.  Any placement/home requirements for these dogs are up to their owner.  Each of the dogs pictured has a contact person listed with them, via e-mail addy and/or phone number and you would need contact that person directly for more information of any dog you are interested in.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?    e-mail us: Diane: or  Karyl:
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Aussie Rescue SoCal is now feeding Blue Buffalo!! The *kids* are loving it and doing well on it!! 
Thank you Eric!!!

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