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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.

Rumor is a 31 pound, 3 year old blue merle who had to be trapped during the Caldor Fire in El Dorado County. She would not come to anyone and was living off the land for at least 2 weeks before being trapped. She’s quite skittish and very smart. On 9/20/21, she gave birth to three puppies. Her puppies have found great homes, and now it’s Rumor’s turn. She is an escape artist, so fencing in her home must be bullet-proof. She’s very playful with all dogs, terribly afraid of new people and needs to be introduce on leash. We’re looking for a home where she can play with dogs, not get out and with a person who will take her on leash walks and introduce her to a non-threatening world. Fostered in Grass Valley.

Contact: Kim at


Kyra is an 8 month old, 40 pound, red tri girl whose owner surrendered her to a shelter because she was peeing in the house. Kyra was purchased from a breeder at 10 weeks of age, learned to sleep in a crate, likes to play fetch and is playful with all dogs. She sometimes howls when left alone, but then stops. She’s very sweet, will be spayed soon and available for adoption last week in January. Fostered in Grass Valley.

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Mars came to us due to a divorce. He’s a stunning 57 pound Blue Merle who turns 5 years old in January, 2022. He just had neuter surgery and was microchipped and is settling in well at the Sanctuary. He likes to run and play, is fine in the house, but has an “iffy” recall. He’s not used to running around leash free and finds the Sanctuary very fun!

I would not trust him yet off leash in open space. He likes everyone he meets, lived with a toddler, is a good watch dog with a deep bark. Fostered in Grass Valley.

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Clancy came into the Stockton Shelter as a stray and no one came for him. He seems to be a 9-11 year old Corgi/small Aussie mix because he weighs only 20 pounds. He was quite skittish when he first got here, so I had him dragging a 12 foot leash. Now he follows me everywhere, but if I reach down to pet him, he moves away. He will sit next to me on the sofa, and enjoys petting, but does not solicit it. He likes other dogs and will give chase happily.

I haven't seen him pick up a toy or chase a ball yet but maybe in the future he will! He's very sweet, doesn't have a bite in him and likes being inside or outside. Fostered in Grass Valley

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Tracy is a 2-3 year old, 8 pound Chihuahua/Papillon mix we rescued from the city of Tracy shelter. Tracy had a huge hernia and needed surgery, so when we were asked, we took her! Her surgery was a success, and she?s ready to go to her new home. She?s friendly, a bit barky at new people and dogs, and follows me everywhere. She?s loving, has a long fluffy tail and cute Papillon ears!

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Luna is playful and sweet 1 year old black tri girl. She was picked up as a stray in Yuba City. She loves to play hard and chase other dogs, and jumps up for pets, will play fetch, and is learning house manners.She is crate trained.

In my opinion, she spent her life outside in a yard. She sometimes barks through the fence at other dogs, but it's out of excitement and she can easily be corrected. This girl is ready to learn and will fill out to be a 45 pound girl. Right now she's 40 pounds.

Fostered in Grass Valley. Contact: Kim at


Nala is a sweet, 1.5 year old black tri who weighs about 50 pounds. She's spayed, UTD on shots and microchipped. Nala lived with another dog, cats, chickens and children.She wants to play relentlessly, so she shouldn't be in a home with timid cats that run from her. She's getting along swimmingly here at the Sanctuary.

Nala is serious about "her toys and her food" with other dogs, but it doesn't escalate. She will nip people's sleeves to get attentio, but it's not aggression. She loves everyone she meets. She would do well with someone who runs everyday.

She was an outside dog in her previous home and would squeeze through the fence to find people to visit. Here, she's always close to me! We feel she will do well being part of a family, being an inside/outside dog and getting the attention and training she deserves.Living with another fun loving, mellow Aussie a plus. Fostered in Grass Valley.
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Oreo is a 2 year old black tri who weights 57 pounds. He is sweet, loving, knows some commands and is crate trained. He was an outside only dog who slept in a crate in the garage.

He'sis willful and will fence bark at other dogs. His owner grabbed his collar to keep him from licking something in the garage and Oreo nipped him. I think collar grabs when a dog is invested in something is not wise, but for sure he should not be placed in a home with children.

He's had obedience classes, but needs much more one-on-one training from an experienced person. He could also be a ranch dog with limited leash time and lots of fenced property for running. Oreo has a slow recall and cannot be off leash at this point. Oreo likes other dogs and plays rough. He'd do well with another large, playful dog that enjoys rough-housing. He may chase cats. Fostered in Grass Valley..

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***Adoption Pending***
Handsome NCAR# 1188

There is no rescue group in CA for Miniature American Shepherds. Without knowing much about them and because we had the space, we took 4 very timid Miniature American Shepherds in May. Three out of four have been placed, only Handsome remains at the Sanctuary.

Handsome is 28 pounds, 3 years old, and has been altered and microchipped. He's still barky and reluctant to come to strangers, but is doing better on leash. He loves playing and running with the other Aussies. Handsome needs a gentle, patient person with another sweet dog in the home.Obedience classes are a must! We think he's OK with cats. Fostered in Grass Valley.

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