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.
Available Dogs through Foster Care or Private Homes
PLUS - 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 ****We are having some problems with our adopt apps, they are only partially coming thru - if you have submitted one since the end of June and not heard back from any one, PLEASE EMAIL US!
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
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: www.vetmed.wsu.edu/VCPL/
Looking for rental housing that allows pets? check these sites out: http://www.myapartmentmap.com/pet_friendly/
Rattlesnake Avoidance Classes are starting up!!
Ma & Paw Kennels w/trainer Gina Gables
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
*** Ralphs Community Contribution Program ***
New contribution year begins September 1, 2012
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 www.ralphs.com . 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 www.ralphs.com to sign up for your club card today!
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We are now using Natura's Healthwise line of dog food - the chicken and oatmeal adult - doing great!! :}}