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Disclaimer: This web site simply provides a forum to help place homeless Australian Shepherds using information provided by others. The information contained in this site is provided "as is", with no guarantee of completeness, accuracy, timeliness, or of the results obtained from the use of this information, and without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of performance, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will the Aussie Rescue in Southern California web site, nor any persons or companies that donate resources to make this web site possible, be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken in reliance on the information in this site or for any consequential, special, or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. The Aussie Rescue in Southern California web site is independent of any particular rescue organization or shelter, does not directly represent them, and does not necessarily state any of their official policies. Please consult individual organizations for all details. Certain links at this site connect to other web sites maintained by third parties over whom the Aussie Rescue in Southern California web site has no control. The Aussie Rescue in Southern California web site makes no representations as to the accuracy or any other aspect of information contained in other web sites, or adoption procedures of individuals or organizations using this service.

Please note that "Date Available" is often the day the dog gets euthanized... if the dog is not reclaimed by the owner (in the case of a stray) or if there are no holds on the dog by by a potential adopter. Most shelters will keep the dog for up to a week at most from the day it's found ('impounded') until it becomes "available". However, in other cases the dog may be eligible for adoption right away and so indicated by the "Date Available". If you are interested in any of these dogs, please visit that shelter soon to place a hold. Due to the high number of dogs that most shelters receive, they are rarely able to hold the dog very long pass the "Date Available" unless there is space. For this reason, it may be best that you call the shelter first to confirm that the dog you're interested in has not yet been adopted or euthanized, and is still there. We do our best to keep this page as updated as possible, but due to the high activity at most shelters it is impossible for it to be completely accurate.

Ventura, Kern, Santa Barbara Counties
(& surrounding) Shelters

San Luis Obispo Animal Shelter (County Sheriff's Department)
885 Oklahoma Avenue, San Luis Obispo
(805) 781 4400

Woods Humane Society
875 Oklahoma Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Hours: Wed-Sat, 10am-5pm
Sunday, Noon to 4pm
Phone: (805) 543.9316, ext 0
Fax: (805) 543.9524

Santa Maria Valley Humane Society
751 Black Road
Santa Maria, CA 93458
Phone: (805) 349-3435
Monday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm, except Thursdays 12 - 6 pm

Santa Maria Animal Shelter, S.B. Co.

548 W. Foster Road
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 934-6119

Lompoc Animal Shelter
1501 Central Ave
Lompoc, CA 93436
(805) 737-7755

Santa Barbara Humane Society

5399 Overpass Road, Santa Barbara
(805) 964-4777

Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter

5473 Overpass Road
Santa Barbara
(805) 681-5285

Dog Adoption & Welfare Group (DAWG)
5480 Overpass Rd (off Patterson Avenue just beyond the County Shelter)
Santa Barbara
(805) 681-0561
Hours: 10:00 am-5:00 pm Monday-Saturday
10:00 am- 3:00 pm on Sunday

Delano Police Department Animal Control
1022 12th Ave.
Delano, CA
661-721-3377 ext. 450

Wasco Animal Shelter
5409 7th St.
Wasco, CA 93280
Phone: (661) 758 7240

Bakersfield SPCA
3000 Gibson St., Bakersfield
(661) 323-8353

City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center
201 South Mt. Vernon Avenue
661 832-PETS (7387)
Tuesday thru Saturday - 10 am to 4 pm

Bakersfield Animal Shelter, Kern County

3951 Fruitvale Ave.
Bakersfield, Ca. 93308

((661) 868-7100)

Kern County Animal Shelter-Mojave
923 Poole St.
Mojave, CA 93501

ALPHA Canine Sanctuary

P.O. Box 5517, Bakersfield, CA 93388
(661) 391-8212

Tehachapi Humane Society
P.O. Box 922
Tehachapi CA 93581
Phone: 661-823-0699

Lake Isabella Animal Shelter / Kern River Valley Shelter - post dogs to 2 websites - Pet Harbor and Adopt A Pet
14891 Highway 178, Southlake
(760) 378-1131
Open Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am - 3:00pm.

Ridgecrest Animal Shelter
411 San Bernardino Blvd
Ridgecrest, CA

California City Animal Shelter
5000 Lindberg Blvd
California City, CA
(760) 373-1115

Inyo County Animal Shelter - Big Pine
207 W. South St.
Bishop, CA 93514
(760) 938-2715

Camarillo Shelter Ventura County
600 Aviation Dr., Camarillo
(805) 388-4341
Hours: Monday 10am-7pm, Tuesday - Friday 3pm - 7pm, Saturday 9am- 4pm

Simi Valley Shelter Ventura County
670 W Los Angeles Ave
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 388-4341

Humane Society of Ventura County
402 Bryant St
Ojai, Ca
Hours: Monday through Saturday 10am to 4:30 pm

Los Angeles County Shelters

North Central Shelter Los Angeles (LA City)
3201 Lacy St.
Los Angeles, CA 90031
(888) 4LA-PET1 or
(888) 452-7381

Carson Shelter (LA County)
216 W. Victoria St.
Carson, CA 90248
(310) 523-9566
Monday - Thursday 12 PM - 7 PM
Friday and Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM
Closed Sundays and Holidays

Baldwin Park Shelter (LA County)
4275 N. Elton
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
(626) 962-3577

Downey Shelter
11258 S. Garfield Ave.
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 940-6898
Monday - Thursday 12 PM - 7 PM
Friday and Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM
Closed Sunday and Holidays

South East Area Animal Control Authority (SEAACA)
9777 Seaaca St.
Downey, CA 90241
(562) 803-3301

Burbank Shelter
1150 N. Victory Place
Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 238-3340

South LA Animal Shelter (City of LA)
South Los Angeles, Chesterfield Square
1850 W. 60th St. Los Angeles, CA 90047
888-4LAPET1 (888-452-7381)

East Valley Shelter (LA City Shelter)
14409 Vanowen St, Van Nuys CA 91405
888-4LAPET1 or 888-452-7381
Menu option 1, then 4, then 5
Tuesday through Saturday -- 8 am to 5 pm
Sunday - 11 am - 5 pm
No longer open Tuesday or Thursday evening
Closed Mondays

West Valley (L.A. City) Animal Shelter
20655 Plummer Street, Chatsworth
(818) 756-9325 (menu 1, then 2, then 1, then 4)

West LA Animal Shelter
11361 West Pico Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90064

(888) 4LA-PET1 or (888) 452- 7381

Harbor Shelter
957 N. Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731

Santa Monica Shelter
1640 9th Street (1/2 Block North of Olympic, just off the 10 fwy)
Santa Monica, CA. 90404
(310) 458-8594
Petfinder Page:

Lancaster Shelter
5210 W. Ave. I
Lancaster, CA 93536

Castaic Shelter
31044 N. Charlie Canyon Rd.
Castaic, CA 91384
(661) 257-3191 or (818) 367-8065
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday 9 AM - 7 PM
Closed Sundays and Holidays

Agoura Animal Shelter (LA County)
29525 Agoura Rd.
Agoura, CA 91301
(818) 991-0071
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday 9 AM - 7 PM
Closed Sundays and Holidays

SPCA L.A. South Bay Shelter
12910 Yukon Ave.
Hawthorne, CA 90250
Phone: (310) 676-1149
Wednesday - Friday 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Monday & Tuesday

Pasadena Humane Society
(626) 792-7151
361 S. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105

Glendora Animal Control
150 S. Glendora Ave.
Glendora, CA 91741
(626) 914-8275

San Gabriel Valley Humane Society
851 East Grand Avenue
San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626) 286-1159

Glendale Humane Society
717 W. Ivy St.
Glendale, CA 91204
(818) 242-1128

Long Beach Shelter
7700 East Spring Street, Long Beach
(562) 570-7387
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00 to 5:30
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 to 4:00
Closed Monday and Tuesday

SpcaLA 562-570-7722

Seal Beach Animal Care Center
1700 Adolfo Lopez Dr.
Seal Beach, California 90740
(562) 430-4993

Orange County Shelters

Orange County Animal Care Center
561 City Drive South, Orange
(714) 935-6848

Orange County Humane Society
21632 Newland Ave.
Huntington Beach, California
(714) 536-8480

Irvine Animal Care Center
6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine
(949) 724-7740
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 12:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: Closed to the public

San Clemente - Dana Point Animal Services
221 Avenida Fabricante
San Clemente, CA 92672
(949) 492-1617

Mission Viejo Animal Shelter
28095 Hillcrest
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
(949) 470-3045

Inland Empire Shelters

Inland Valley Humane Society and SPCA
(Pomona Shelter)
500 Humane Way
Pomona, California 91766
Phone: (909) 623-9777
Email contact: - adoption coordinator
Kennel Hours:
Monday to Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Open until 7 p.m. on Wednesday
(Closed Sunday)

Upland Animal Shelter or their PetHarbor site or Petfinder site
1275 San Bernardino Road
Upland CA 91786
Phone: 909-931-4185

West End Adoption Center
1010 E. Mission Blvd., Ontario
Phone: 909-947-3517
Email: for the dogs

Lake Elsinore Animal Friends Shelter/
Animal Friends of the Valley
33751 Mission Trail, Wildomar

(951) 471-8344

City of Norco Animal Control
266 E Sixth St, Norco
951-737-8972 EXT 11

Corona Animal Shelter
1330 Magnolia Ave, Corona CA 92879

Riverside Animal Shelter

6851 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA 92509
Shelter hours:
10:00 to 7:00 weekdays
10:00 to 3:00 Saturdays

Coachella Valley City/County Animal Shelter (Riverside County)
Coachella Valley Animal Campus
72050 Pet Land Place
Thousand Palms, CA 92276
(760) 343-3644 (888) 636-7387 (PETS)

Blythe Shelter (Riverside County)
245 S Carlton
Blythe, CA 92225

(760) 921-7857

San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus
581 S. Grand Ave.
San Jacinto, CA 92582

(951) 358-7387

Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center

6165 Industrial Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504
(951) 688-4340

Moreno Valley Animal Services
14041 Elsworth Street
Moreno Valley, CA 92553
(951) 413-3790

Ramona Animal Shelter or check their Petfinder site
690 Humane Way, San Jacinto
(951) 654-8002
office hours: 8-5 Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat.; 8-7 Tues; 8-3:30 Fri, Sun.

Rancho Cucamonga Animal Shelter
11780 Arrow Rte, Rancho Cucamonga
(909) 466-PETS
Mon. - Fri.: 1pm-8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm-6pm

San Bernardino County Shelter in Devore
19777 Shelter Way, Devore, CA
Phone# 909-386-9820
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6:30pm s
Wed 10am-7pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm

San Bernardino City Animal Shelter
333 Chandler Place (off the 215 at Orange Show Road)
(909) 384-1304
Shelter hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - 10:00 to 5:00
Tuesday 10:00 to 7:00
Saturday 10:00 to 4:30

Big Bear Shelter - San Bernardino County
(909) 866-4943
42080 North Shore Drive
(North Shore Drive/Stanfield Cutoff)
Big Bear City, CA 92315

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday,
Friday, Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Redlands City Animal Shelter
504 North Kansas, Redlands

Apple Valley Animal Shelter
22131 Powhatan Road
(760) 240-7000 x 7555
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am to 4pm; Saturday, 9am to 3pm

Victor Valley Animal Protective League
21779 Zuni Road
Apple Valley, CA 92307
760-247-2102 or 760-247-2101

Barstow Humane Society
2480 E Main Street
Barstow CA 92311-5887

link to their adoptable pets page:
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Hesperia Animal Control
11011 Santa Fe Ave., Hesperia
(760) 947-1227
Contact: Rachael Bohman
Phone: (760) 947-1227

Yucca Valley Animal Shelter
56460 Paseo Las Ninos
Yucca Valley, CA 92284
Phone: 760 365-3111

Morongo Basin Humane Society
4646 Sunview Ave
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

(760) 366-3786

Palm Springs Animal Control
4575 E. Mesquite Avenue
Palm Springs, CA 92264
(760) 416-5718

Palms n Paws Animal Shelter
7086 Bullion Ave
29 Palms, CA 92277
Phone: (760) 367-0157
Tuesday to Friday 12PM to 5PM, Saturday 11AM to 2PM, closed Sunday and Monday
Head east on 29 Palms Highway, turn right on Adobe Road, turn right on Sullivan Road and left on Bullion Ave.

San Diego County Shelters

Camp Pendleton Domestic Animal Control (DAC)
Area 25 Building 25132
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055

Escondido Humane Society
3450 East Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92027

Central San Diego Animal Shelter
5480 Gaines Street, San Diego

South County San Diego Animal Shelter
5821 Sweetwater Road, Bonita
(619) 263-7741

North County San Diego Animal Shelter
2481 Palomar Airport Rd, Carlsbad
760.438.2312 or 760.746.7307

North County Humane Society
2905 San Luis Rey Rd. Oceanside, CA 92058
Open 7 days a week from 10-5PM
Close at 2 PM the 3rd Wednesday of every month.
North County Humane Society & SPCA

Coronado Animal Control
(619) 522-7371
1015 6th Street, Coronado
Mon. thru Sun. 9:30am to 11:30am & 3:30pm to 5pm
Fri. & Sat. (as staffing allows) 10am to 2pm & 3:30pm to 5pm

above is where the animals are held, but adoptions MUST go through :
PAWS of Coronado
619-920-PAWS or 619-435-8247
Please DO NOT call the Shelter for information on these dogs!

Chula Vista Animal Shelter
130 Beyer Way
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 691-5123

San Diego Humane Society and SPCA
5500 Gaines Street, San Diego 92110
(619) 299-7012

ID # 205218

Per her previous owner:
"We love her dearly, however she has been unhappy ever since our 2-year old son came along. She became quite anxious, and despite specialized training techniques and even medication, Kaya isnít able to be relaxed and content in our household. We adopted her when she was 3-months old, back in 2006. We are devastated to let her go. Unfortunately, a growing family environment isnít the right fit for her.
She belongs with an individual person, or a family without small children. She is loving and sweet. She is very loyal, and makes a great watch dog. She doesnít care much for other dogs, but she is great with cats. She is very well trained. She doesnít require much exercise anymore, but she loves to be outdoors.This situation truly breaks our hearts. We pray that she finds a home where she is loved and gets the attention she deserves. Whoever becomes her new owner will be lucky to have her."

Rancho Coastal Humane Society
389 Requeza St., Encinitas
(760) 753-6413
Viewing Hours:
Everyday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

City of El Cajon Animal Control
1275 North Marshall Avenue
El Cajon, CA
(619) 441-1580
open 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM (with the kennels showing dogs till 5 PM PST
closed Sunday and Monday and ALL holidays.

If you know of an Aussie or Aussie Mix in a local shelter please E-MAIL US - if you are sending from an aol address, I may not be able to respond, sorry.

Did you adopt an Aussie from a shelter? Check out our "Happy Ending" stories and add your own!

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