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At this time, we have 60-100 animals with the rescue. As new dogs become available, we will post them below. Each dog’s profile includes a detailed profile and their current adoption status. Please review the status specifications located at the bottom of this page for their definitions. Please fill out an adoption application if you are new to our site and have not yet applied. If you’ve previously filled out the adoption form and are interested in a dog below, you will only be asked your name and contact information.

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Please read each animal’s FULL DETAILS prior to applying. SCROLL on the dog’s photos for their bio! FEMALE DOGS ARE COLORED PINK | MALE DOGS ARE COLORED TURQUOISE


Pit Bull-Bulldog mix | 3 years old | Size: 50 lbs
Temperament: Loving, Playful & Friendly

Medical: Has skin sensitivities and needs medicine at flair ups.

Behavior: Ikaika loves to play with people and is great with kids.

Kennel trained: No, is anxious in a crate

Potty Trained: Yes

Good with kids: Yes

Good with dogs: No, can be with training. Socially unaware on how to properly meet dogs.

Good with cats: No

Ideal home: Ikaika would do best in an active home where he would be exercised daily. He needs to run, learn to take guidance from the handler. Structured home - he needs a routine, boundaries to be able to get a sense of security that he will he fed, walked, trained every day, every time. he needs a patient family that is ready to work with him. Ikaika would greatly benefit from professional training to help him conquer insecurities.


Shar Pei Mix | 8 years old | Size: 45 lbs
Temperament: Loyal, Affectionate, Protective & Lazy

Behavior: Takes very quickly to ladies. Loves anyone once he is acquainted. Is protective of his females owners in the home. Not fazed by loud noises outside the home.

Kennel trained: Not used in foster, prefers to be sunbathing if family is out.

Potty Trained: Yes

Good with kids: Only older kids

Good with dogs: No other dogs in the household

Good with cats: No

Medical: May need entropic correction in the future. His eyelashes rub on his eyes a bit, but he has lived his life with this. Has slightly impaired vision. Does great with having his face cleaned.

Ideal home: King would love a forever home with a yard and someone who is home often. He is snuggly and loves to be with his humans. He enjoys to spend time in the yard when the family is out and about. He is non destructive in the house. King will sleep in a doggy bed all night, but will be happy to join you in bed, if allowed.


Pit Bull |1 year old | Size: 35 lbs
Temperament: Loving, Energetic & Stubborn

Behavior: Izzy loves to play. She enjoys falling asleep to relaxation music. She knows to only chew on her toys. She is high energy needs proper exercise, hikes and beach outings. Izzy needs professional training. A part of her adoption will be that a family is able to sign her up with a professional trainer. She was not properly corrected as a baby and she uses her mouth to play, which can lead to a lot of cuts and scratches. She has nipped people, never to cause serious injury, but she a rough and tumble.

Kennel trained: Yes, sleeps through the night in her kennel.

Potty Trained:Yes, needs to be taken outside often.

Good with kids: No kids! Izzy is a sweet girl, but due to her desire to say hello "with her mouth" and jump up at people: she needs an all adult home.

Good with dogs: She does enjoy playing with dogs, but prefers people. Recommended as an only dog due to food aggression towards other dogs (not people). When no food is involved, Izzy does enjoy the company of other dogs. She does not always get social cues and can be too "in your face" with other dogs. Training will help her behavior.

Good with cats: No

Ideal home: Izzy would love to find a home with a big yard to play in. An active family that can take her hiking and to the beach. She would do best in a home with no other dogs. Izzy will require professional training to work on her food aggression, jumping and mouthing.


Jack Russell Terrier mix | 11 years old | Size: 18 lbs
Temperament: Timid, very sweet & docile once comfortable

Behavior: Kahu is a relaxed older gal, she loves to be lazy and follow you around the house. She is a quiet girl and may take some time understanding as she adjusts to a home.

Kennel trained: Not needed

Potty Trained:On a good schedule, prefers puppy pads.

Good with kids:She would love an adult home. Kahu is gentle, but would be timid of young kids energies.

Good with dogs: Yes, is in a foster home with other dogs.

Good with cats: None in foster, but Kahu is low energy and likely to do well with cats.

Ideal home: Kahu would thrive in a home with an older individual or couple looking for a calm couch potato. Kahu does great with other dogs, loves to be near you and has more of a cat attitude of "wanting to be adored but on her terms." She is not a huge fan of being picked up, yet loves walks and relaxation time. Kahu is a wonderful companion.


Terrier Mix | 4 months old
Temperament: Sweet, Active & Loving

Behavior: Theo is an energetic puppy. He loves to play and run around. He adored attentions and other dogs.

Kennel trained: Has an open kennel he uses in his foster home

Potty Trained: : Stays in a playpen. Does well when let out on a routine.

Good with kids: Yes

Good with dogs: Yes

Good with cats: None in foster. May do well with introduction.

Ideal home: Theo needs a loving home with a yard and another playful dog. Theo loves running and attention, he will make a wonderful family friend.


Airedale Mix | 4 months old | Size: 20 lbs
Temperament: Happy, Playful, Silly & Loving

Behavior: Fast learner, food motivated, knows how to sit. Very well mannered for a puppy! An absolute joy!

Kennel trained: Yes

Potty Trained: : Pad trained, will also potty outdoors in a designated space

Good with kids: Yes

Good with dogs: Yes

Good with cats: Yes

Ideal home: Odin needs a family with kids, a yard and another dog!! He is the happiest, most loving boy. He needs fun and adventure.


Terrier Mix | 3 year old | Size: 13 lbs
Temperament: Sweet, Loyal, Protector & Affectionate

Behavior: Benny is a big cuddle bug. He loves to adventurer, is obedient, and a fun loving boy.

Kennel trained: Yes

Potty Trained: Yes

Good with kids: Yes when properly introduced to family & friends

Good with dogs: Yes when properly introduced

Good with cats: Unknown, None in foster

Ideal home: Benny would do great in any family home. He just needs a few days to a week to adjust, understand the new dynamic and become acquainted with everyone. He is very loyal to his family and likes to think himself your protector. He lives in a foster home with 4 puppies, 2 adult dogs and several kids.


Hound - Terrier mix | 4½ months old | Size: 26 lbs
Temperament: Outgoing, Playful & Silly

Behavior: Nova has a lot of energy and loves to run around playing with her toys (the squeakier the better!) and explore. She is still a puppy, so she enjoys exploring with her nose and her teeth.

Kennel trained: In progress

Potty Trained: In progress

Good with kids: Yes

Good with dogs: Yes

Good with cats: None in foster

Ideal home: Nova need a home with active people who have time to give her the attention she desires. A home with a yard. She was rescued at 4 months old after living on a farm, so home living is new to her. She is doing great with consistent training and guidance.

Accepting Adoption Applications  |  Animal is ready for adoption and applications are open.

‘Back Up’ Applications | Animal has a meet, but we will still accept applications. Animal may not be available following first meet.

Pending Application Review | Not accepting new applications. Our team is reviewing the applications received.

Pending Meet & Greet | Not accepting new applications. A meet and greet has been set up and there are back up on file.

Pending Adoption Trial | Not accepting new applications. Animal is in a home doing a foster to adopt trial. This requires special approval.

Adoption Profile Removed | Profiles are removed when an animal is adopted, or has care needed before being made “ready” for adoption once more.