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View the dogs below. Click on their pictures to see a larger image. The links above will take you through our different categories of available dog listings: Foster, Shelter, Owner-listed and Pocket dogs. To learn about our adoption process, go to FAQs on our site. If you'd like to MEET ANY DOGS, PLEASE FILL OUT AN adoption application. This is the 1st step.
DUKE NCAR # 1094
Duke turns 3 years old in July, 2018. His owners surrendered him to us because their other dog was picking on him and he was put outside in a pen for the past 10 months. Understandably, he gets uber excited when meeting people! He knows sit, is housebroken and is good with other dogs and all people.
This 40 pound, black tri boy is very sweet and will have his vision restored with lense replacement surgery on May 29.
If you can help us pay his $5,000 surgery costs, please click on the paypal link on our home page. Thank you in advance for your kind gifts.
Contact: Kim at

Manuel NCAR #1095
Manuel is a lovely 10 year old, 53 pound Aussie whose owners died. We took him in and found him to love playing with the hose water, can go on walks, loves children and is an easy-keeper. He was terribly matted so weve had him groomed twice. He also is now on Rimadyl for some arthritis so hes moving with more ease. Hes OK with cats, too! Fostered in Santa Rosa.
Contact: Kim at


Fuzz Lightyear NCAR # 1093
Fuzz was out of time at the San Jose shelter. He was in pain, snappy, wouldnt let the vet examine him and had flea bite dermatitis so bad that they put antibiotics in his food. Volunteers sent me videos of him and I caved. Hes doing much better now since weve given him medicated baths, have cleaned his ears which were filled with gunk, and let him come to us for pets.

Hes become a cuddle bug and would do best in a home where there arent a lot of visitors trying to pick him up! Hes about 20 pounds and some sort of terrier mix. Were guessing hes about 3-4 years old at the most. Fostered in Grass Valley.
Contact: Kim at


Kirby NCAR #1096
We adopted Kirby to a couple in 2005 he was about a year old then. Hes some sort of adorable, red mix, weighing only 19 pounds and swinging a beautiful plume of a tail! His owners became hospitalized and asked if we would take Kirby back, which of course we always do.

Kirby is about 15 years old now, doesnt hear, but sees and moves well. Hes housebroken, ignores cats and other dogs and just walks around the Sanctuary happy as can be. Fostered in Grass Valley.
Contact: Kim at


Finn was picked up by Sutter County Animal Control in Yuba City. He was flea infested to the point that he had chewed most of his fur off. He had 2 weeks of antibiotics, 2 baths, and is doing great at the Sanctuary.

Finn is about a year old, and gets uber excited to play with his buddies - sometimes to their aggravation! Once he knows he's being annoying, he'll stop...but he's fairly relentless with his big buddies.
He has a sweet temperament, and needs continued one-on-one training to help him learn boundaries. This boy is ripe for training in a home of his own.
NO CATS. Fostered in Grass Valley.
Contact: Kim at

Trilby NCAR #1090
Trilby needs a lot of time to get over her fears that came from isolation. She is about 10 years old, 38 pounds and very sweet once she's near me and on leash. She was an outside dog all her life, and then her owners died and she ended up all alone in the back yard for 7 months while the estate was settled. Neighbors put a food bowl down for her every day, but she would only eat when they left the yard.

Although she comes when called now, and even gives me the happy dance, I advise no off-leash activity for this girl...she still scares easily. She needs a patient person, quiet household and a routine that she can adapt to easily. She is crate trained too. CATS OK.
Fostered in Grass Valley.

Contact: Kim at

Ben NCAR #1085
Benny is a giant goof ball! Hes 72 pounds and loves all people and kids, can stiffen up around some males, but doesnt start anything. Hes neutered, utd on shots, knows sit and come and will play with toys and our playful Aussies at the Sanctuary. Hes not too interested in his sister at this point so hes available for adoption. Fostered in Grass Valley.

Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 5/21***
Pacer NCAR #1081
Pacer was picked up in Sacramento and due to being microchipped, stayed in the shelter 10 days before we were asked to rescue him. Hes a gorgeous, silly 65 pound black bi boy who is learning basic commands. I managed to text his owner and found out he turned 4 years old on March 13, 2018.
He's very loving, plays nicely with other dogs and is very agile. Pacer loves being brushed and petted. Another darling boy ready for training and a home of his own. NO CATS.

Contact: Kim at

Buddy NCAR #1086
We received a call from a man near Eureka who said Buddy and his sister, Sadie were left at the house he purchased this summer. Thankfully, their previous owners spoke with me so I learned about them. Buddy was born 4/28/06 and will turned 12 recently. Hes not uber energetic, but still gives me the happy dance!
He will fetch a tennis ball, and go on leash walks, and lives nicely inside the house, on a patio or in a yard. He's a content boy!
Hes an Aussie mix with a medium length tail. Hes very sweet, can live with another dog or a cat. He was raised with 8 and 10 year old children. Fostered in Grass Valley.
Contact: Kim at


Jasper NCAR #1072
Jasper is a 4-5 year old red Border Collie mix. He's stunning, agile and able to climb out of our 6 foot high chain link kennels. Jasper was picked up as a stray by the Apple Valley Animal Shelter and no one came for him. He was neutered 9/21/17.

This boy is quite independent, agile and capable! He is learning to play with other dogs and is OK being alone. He rarely engages play, but can hang with other dogs. He's not a fan of people he doesn't know reaching for his collar or his face....He air snaps or puts his teeth on a person's hand without much pressure.

He likes to carry around toys and can get possessive of them around other dogs, but not over the top. He wants to be near me or at least be able to see me - otherwise he'll come find me. He's really an easy boy to have around as long as one doesn't put a lot of pressure on him. He's also very food motivated. Jasper would make a nice ranch dog and sleeps fine outside or in a crate. Fostered in Grass Valley.

Contact: Kim at

Koda NCAR #1074
Koda is a 35 pound Miniature American Shepherd mix from the El Dorado County shelter. I traced his microchip and found out hes 12-13 years old and was at the Sacramento County shelter. He spent his life unaltered, and we recently had him altered.

Hes rather independent, but once near someone, will lie on his back for belly rubs. This boy is not yet trust worthy off leash, and needs a person or family to keep him close and cozy, and make him feel special. His hearing is going. Hes on the mellow side except if another dog is on the other side of his fence.....then he makes trouble! Fostered in Marysville.
Contact: Kim at


Dodger NCAR# 1039
Dodger is a 53 pound, 5 year old Black Tri boy. Since he was a puppy, Dodger was left long hours and began escaping. Owners tied him out in the yard and began to bark. Neighbors complained, and his owners couldn't afford day care or a dog walker.

If you are an experienced handler or a dog trainer looking for a project that has the potential to pay off in spades...Dodger may be your boy! With behaviors likely the result of early years spent alone in a backyard, this sometimes shy and anxious boy will benefit from a skilled, dedicated, consistent guardian who has the ability to read his clear signals of comfort level and the patience to respect them. He gives low growls when he's fearful and nipped a man in a confined area where he felt threatened. He gave a very clear warning that went unheeded.

The huge silver lining is that Dodger has sweet, loving and loyal qualities that all his admirers love. Plus, this beautifu boy is incredibly agile, obedient and smart—a perfect candidate for agility, rally and sport obedience or as an exercise partner. Dodger walks well on a leash, has obedience training and loves to please.

Set Dodger up for success and safety by having a fenced, spacious area to romp, doggy access to an open floor plan indoors and a quiet, predictable environment where he is the only dog or has a playful, laid back dog friend. Dodger’s wonderful qualities shine with the right person and environment.

Dodger knows sit, stay, down, come, heel and leave it and graduated from obedience class. He'd do best in a home with an easy going, playful Aussie, or as an only dog, and no cats. Fostered in Grass Valley.
Contact: Kim at

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