Our Special Needs Dogs

Wonder where your donations go? Or why we charge adoption fees higher than the shelters? Some of the dogs on this page have received extensive medical treatment and/or have been with our rescue for a while. Can you open up your heart and home to one of them... or can you sponsor one?


Hobbes - 2 year old male purebred Miniature Schnauzer. Hobbes and Harlow were rescued from a LA county shelter right after 4th of July. They came in as "strays" along with 2 other Miniature Schnauzers... all of them in awful matted shape and all under socialized. The other 2 schnauzers were picked up by another rescue but we rescued Hobbes and Harlow. Hobbes had an eye deformity as it was not fully developed and our vet recommended removing it. He is currently healing and will look much better after its totally healed and his fur grows over it. He will probably be available in mid August after he has completely healed. Hobbes was skittish and scared when he arrived as we do not think he had much interaction with people. In the short time he has been here he has turned around into a friendly little guy who loves attention. Hobbes has natural ears and a natural tail.. his tail however appears as if it was broken off at some point as its only about 3/4 of a tail that has a kink in it. Hobbes will need to go to a home with another dog. He is a tiny fellow at approximately 12 pounds.

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Watkins - 3 year old male Schnauzer/Cocker mystery mix. Watkins was rescued from a LA county shelter where he came in as a stray. We spotted him at the shelter while rescuing another dog and decided to make it a two-fer. We didn't understand why this cute little guy hadn't been adopted. Well it seems little guy wasn't getting adopted because he has a deformed front left foot as it's missing bottom of his leg (it seems to be a birth defect). It doesn't seem to bother him except his leg isn't really usable. . At any rate he is cute as a button and gets along fine on his other legs. We couldn't leave him behind. He's a happy friendly guy that gets along great with other dogs. Watkins weighs approximately 18 pounds.

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The Richards Family

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Samantha Mitnick!


Faye - 10 year old female Chihuahua. Faye was rescued from a LA county shelter after her owner surrendered her there. She's 10 years young... in Chihuahua years that is old enough to be calm but not too old and but still provide many more years of loving companionship. She does well with other dogs and is an easy going sweet little lady. Faye currently weighs 10 pounds but ideally should weigh about 8 pounds (we're working on that!). Faye can be seen by appointment at Yellow Brick Road Doggie Playcare in El Segundo Call 310-606-5507 or email southbaydoggie@hotmail.com for an appointment or more information.

UPDATE 10/03/2016: Sadly when blood work was done on Faye it showed she had some medical issues, an ultrasound was subsequently done and it revealed she has cancer with masses present on her liver and spline. Faye is now is hospice care.

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Jack - 7 year old male purebred Miniature Schnauzer. Jack rescued from a LA city shelter. He came into the shelter after being hit by a car. His left eye was injured and unfortunately had to be removed while he was a the shelter. Another misfortunate is his injury did not heal properly so a second surgery on his eye had to be performed. Unfortunately for Jack is that his good eye isn't all that good... he has dry eye and requires drops be given daily. Jack had been adopted but was returned a couple of months later. His adopters home had a lot of visitors and Jack turned out to be too territorial for their environment. Jack will require an adult only home with an alpha owner and also a home that does not have a lot of people visiting. Jack is approximately 22 pounds. Jack is currently being shown by appointment only.

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In Loving Memory of
Ondina, who loved all dogs

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Wolverine and Logan!

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