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

Click here to read about this awesome program!!

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  **Some of our Aussie Rescue SoCal kids **
email Karyl or call 951-961-7575


Patch - out of the San Bernardino City Shelter - possibly a Border Collie mix, very timid and unsure of things in general but seems to prefer to be with other dogs.  Now neutered, about 2 yrs old, we are looking for a foster home that has some time and experience helping a scared boy get more confident.


Walker - out of the Lancaster Shelter, Katie was called to come and see him as the other rescues that had spoken for him flaked out - he could be an Aussie mix or a BC mix, whatever he is mixed with has a reallly big head  ;]  As you can see by the video clip, his left front leg was seriously messed up and he needed some help - our rescue isn't one to step away from something like that 'cause we have have WONDERFUL supporters who donate to help our kids  :]  Come to find out, it was an old break (his spine has an old fracture, so good possibility was he was hit by a car at one point) and the best thing for him was to remove the leg, which was done this past week and we are now looking for a foster home for him.  Be aware, the shelter listed him as 2 yrs old, orthopedic surgeon says at most 10 months old, he is a big (50 pounds) puppy!  EVERYTHING goes in his mouth!!  He has been fine with other dogs and seems okay with cats, loves people, just a very very happy boy  :]    Walker's before video clip:    and after:


Smitty - out of the Moreno Valley Shelter - one scared little boy, never been on a leash and probably never been out of his back yard until he ended up at the shelter somehow.  He is currently with a trainer and learning about a leash and that people aren't so bad after all  :]  Wags his tail at the other dogs, so used to having dog friends!  Again, looking for a foster home that has the time and experience to continue to work with him.  UPDATE: Smitty is doing great!!  and Loves the water :]
click on his pictures to see new ones! 

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Available Dogs through Foster Care or Private Homes

Petfinder site for Aussie Rescue SoCal, Inc
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?"

**  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  if you are interested in becoming involved in this!

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:
and here is a pet friendly housing guide to help prospective renters:

*** Ralphs Community Contribution Program ***
New contribution year begins September 1, 2015
 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!
A Big Thank You to Printing Center USA for providing us with our amazing, high quality yearly calendars. You can learn more about all the wonderful products and services they offer here.

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!! is now participating with Aussie Rescue SoCal to offer customers the opportunity to help a great cause while shopping. When you use a for company-specific coupons to save at some of your favorite businesses like Golfsmith , LEGO, or Swarovski, a percentage of what you purchase will be donated back to Aussie Rescue SoCal.

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  Karyl:
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