Thank you for taking a look at our Rescued Dogs! If you wish to see more pictures and videos of our adoptable dogs, click on each dog’s photo or check out our listings on Petfinder and Facebook. To begin the adoption process, please fill out our Adoption Application. If you do not see the dog of your choice, please fill out our Mutt Match Application and we will be on the lookout for your new Rescued Dog!

 . Rusty .
 . Rusty .  . Rusty .  . Rusty .
  • Cattle Dog
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Adorable cattle dog puppy Rusty came to TRD from the Humane Society of Imperial County. This sweet and sensitive guy is just 12 weeks old as of mid-September 2017. Rusty's foster family reports that he is an easy dog to care for, and loves to be near his people. According to his fosters, he has a spike of energy in the morning and will usually just play by himself with his toys until he gets tired, and then he will settle down for nap time. Rusty is very smart and has already picked up a few basic commands, including sit, come, down, and off. Rusty will thrive and excel with more basic training with his new family. Rusty is also crate trained and appears to understand that going potty outside is the right thing to do. When Rusty first came to TRD, he wasn't sure about playing with other dogs, but he seems to be getting the hang of that, and has ventured out to the dog park a few times with his foster family. His foster family also reports that he can be shy with new people and will take a little while to warm up, especially towards men, but he's improving with that all the time. Once he's comfortable with someone, it's all love and loyalty from this guy. If you would like to add a smart, loving, and loyal pup to your pack, please fill out an adoption application on the TRD website and an adoption coordinator will be in touch to schedule a meet and greet.http://therescueddog.org/2015/dog-adoption-application/
Baby, Male, Small
 . Petey .
 . Petey .  . Petey .  . Petey .
  • Beagle, Pug
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Presenting Petey, a young pup who found his spot on TRD's freedom ride from the Imperial County! Petey appears to be part beagle, part pug, and part chihuahua, with the body of a some medium sized terrier, which makes him the ultimate American Mutt. He is about 1-2 years old and is full grown at a healthy 25 lbs of weight. Petey is a very friendly and lovable companion. He loves to snuggle and play with toys by himself as well as with people and other dogs. His favorite toys are stuffed and chew-toys. In a short time in his foster home, he has become affectionate with his foster parents, canine siblings, and kids in the home. Petey is extremely smart and he has responded well to training in his foster home. He already knows a few commands like Come and Name Recall. He is also great on a leash--he listens to his humans' cues and does not pull on the leash. Petey is crate trained--he sleeps in his crate at night. He is almost house trained, although he occassionally marks around the home. (His foster parents are working on correcting this behavior. Also, each adoption with TRD comes a complementary session with our dog trainer!) Petey is a happy snuggle bug who could be a great addition to any family (he is great with adults, kids, and dogs) and with his not-too-petite yet not-too-big size, he would be perfect in any living situation. If you would like to meet Petey, please fill out an adoption application on the TRD website and an adoption coordinator will be in touch to schedule a meet and greet.http://therescueddog.org/2015/dog-adoption-application/
Adult, Male, Small
 . Moose .
 . Moose .  . Moose .  . Moose .
  • Doberman Pinscher
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Meet Moose, a handsome doberman pup who came to TRD from the Humane Society of Imperial County. Although Moose is a typical puppy in many ways, he has a calm demeanor and is attentive to his human friends. Moose is smart and will be fun and easy to train. He has already mastered crate training in his short time with his foster family and is working on mastering his house training too. Moose would love some puppy classes with his new family so he can work on his leash manners and build up other fun skills. Moose is about 20 weeks old as of mid-September 2017, and weighs in at about 40 pounds. A typical adult male doberman weighs in at 66 to 80 pounds, and Moose appears to be on track to hit that range. If you are looking for a handsome, smart, and loyal lady join your pack, fill out an application to meet Moose and an adoption coordinator will be in touch to schedule a meet and greet.http://therescueddog.org/2015/dog-adoption-application/
Baby, Male, Medium
 . Happy .
 . Happy .  . Happy .  . Happy .
  • Hound, Labrador Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Although natural disasters can be devastating, there’s a silver lining to those rain clouds because we were fortunate enough to help rescue this affectionate puppy from Hurricane Harvey. Happy is a loving medium-sized hound mix and is approximately 5 months old and 26 pounds as of September 2017. She possesses typical hound traits such as being sweet tempered, sociable, and easy-going. She is currently learning to walk without pulling on her leash and she's done well with all dogs she's met during her daily walks. She is also picking up basic commands including sit and name recall. She is crate-trained and house-trained. She has also proven to be a supreme snuggler each night. Happy is great with children and would thrive in a home with other dogs and children. She loves attention and is eager to be with people, especially while brushing her beautiful brindled color coat or playing fetch. She is the epitome of how resilient animals can be in the face of disaster. If you are looking for a fantastic canine ambassador who is not fazed by new environments or by being out in public, then look no further. Please fill out an application online if you would like to meet Happy and an adoption coordinator will be in touch to schedule a meet and greet.http://therescueddog.org/2015/dog-adoption-application/
Baby, Female, Medium
 . Frankie .
 . Frankie .  . Frankie .  . Frankie .
  • Boston Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
Meet Frankie, aka Frankie Four Feet! Frankie came to TRD from the Humane Society of Imperial County. Originally picked up in El Centro by animal control as a stray, Frankie was transferred over to HSOIC because it was too hot for him at animal control's facilities and he was having trouble breathing with his little smoosh face. HSOIC asked if we could take him because he seemed to have some health issues. We gladly agreed to take on this little charmer, and are we glad we did! Frankie is a fun-loving guy who goes everywhere with his foster mom. He's a hit at the office and at happy hours alike. When we first got Frankie, we brought him to our vet, where we discovered that he has a heart murmur. He also had a treatable tick-borne disease, which has since completely cleared up. We got Frankie on a regimen of heart meds and supplements for his joints, and we are pretty sure this 9-year-old is ready to live forever! Frankie is sporty and spunky and likes a good walk, but he also appreciates nice long naps (snoring required!) Frankie took to crate training immediately and has never had an accident or issue in his crate. Frankie was not neutered when TRD first took him in, and was fond of marking, well, everything. He has since been fixed and has learned that marking is not a desirable behavior, but his foster mom still keeps a close eye on him (you can't blame a guy for trying!) Frankie is a fit 21.5 pounds, and is in great shape. Frankie lives with three other dogs and gets along great with everyone. He even lets himself get goaded into wrestling with his young canine foster sister from time to time. Out and about, Frankie is a real gentleman and greets other dogs with a friendly wag of his tail (yes, a Boston with a tail!) Overall, Frankie is everything that is lovable about Bostons: he is handsome, sporty, snuggly, and just a little bit sassy. He's always got a twinkle in that one eye of his. If you would like to meet Frankie, please fill out an adoption application on the TRD website and an adoption coordinator will be in touch to schedule a meet and greet.http://therescueddog.org/2015/dog-adoption-application/
Senior, Male, Small
 . Naima .
 . Naima .  . Naima .  . Naima .
  • Boxer
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Meet Naima, a beautiful boxer pup who came to TRD from the Humane Society of Imperial County. Naima is a typical boxer in many ways: she is energetic, athletic, loyal, and fun. Naima gets a lot of exercise with her foster family and will need a family who will keep her active and moving. As long as she gets enough activity, she is an easy girl to have around. Naima currently lives with two other big dogs and gets along great with them. She seems to be a little over excited to meet small dogs, so careful introductions to diminutive canine friends will be a must for Naima. She also gets excited when she sees other dogs on leash, and will need a little help in understanding how to greet other dogs on leash. For the most part though, Naima has great leash manners and these little quirks can be easily managed with consistent training. Naima is about 7 months old as of September 2017 and is the perfect age to do some basic training with her new family. Naima hasn't met a human she doesn't like and she seems to be especially great with children. She is very responsive to being called and enjoys interacting with her humans. Training her will be easy and fun. Naima is about 40 pounds and will probably put on a few more before she is full grown. If you are interested in meeting Naima, please fill out an application on the TRD website and an adoption coordinator will be in touch to schedule a meet and greet.http://therescueddog.org/2015/dog-adoption-application/
Young, Female, Medium
 . Maple .
 . Maple .  . Maple .  . Maple .
  • Hound
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Meet Maple! Maple was one of 100 dogs brought to San Diego by Wings of Rescue to help clear shelters in Houston and Louisiana to make room for local dogs displaced by hurricane Harvey. This hound mix is a sweet natured, high energy girl. At only 6 months and 40 lbs, she still has quite a bit of growing to do and will likely become an energetic 50-70lb ball of playfulness in no time. Currently, Maple is living with another dog and some human kids. She keeps herself very busy playing with all of them, all of the time. Maple is quite social and has done well with most dogs she’s met thus far. She does require a slow, proper introduction with certain dogs as her size and energy can be overwhelming for some dogs. Once a controlled introduction takes place, Maple is generally submissive but also a very energetic, playful wrestler. Maple is currently learning to walk on leash properly and coming along nicely with potty training. She is crate trained and responds very well to positive reinforcement with treats and praise. She is a smart girl, very food motivated and eager to please. Maple also has a sensitive side; she can become scared with sudden loud sounds or movements and is very in tune with her human’s reactions and emotions. Calm, gentle leadership keeps this girl confident, happy, and eager to learn. As a larger, lanky puppy she is a real goofball too; flopping around while playing and plopping herself on you for close cuddles. Her adorable hound eyes will melt your heart. Maple would love a home with very active people, perhaps a running or hiking partner. She would do great as a second dog or an only dog with committed owners to see she gets her high energy needs met. Maple would thrive in puppy classes and/or professional training as well, as exercising her mind is as important as her body. She will mature into an amazing dog with proper training, adequate exercise and attentive, motivated owners. With her fun and sweet personality, gorgeous face, athletic build and quintessential puppy dog eyes, we have no doubt her perfect humans will come along and fall in love with her instantly. If you would like to meet Maple please fill out an application at www.therescueddog.orghttp://therescueddog.org/2015/dog-adoption-application/
Baby, Female, Medium
 . Mac .
 . Mac .  . Mac .  . Mac .
  • Poodle
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Have you ever wanted to adopt a soft cuddly lamb with the sweet and affectionate personality of a dog? If your answer is yes, TRD's latest recruit Mac from the Imperial County Shelter is the guy you need. Mac is a 1 year old white poodle, with a soft curly coat (like a lamb). He is about 14 lbs and at his age he is not expected to grow any more. Mac is a very happy and exuberant dog. He is extremely smart, sometimes too smart for his own good. He is compatible with cats and dogs. He enjoys playing in his foster's yard with other dogs and his humans. If no one is available, Mac is happy playing by himself as well. Stuffed toys and balls are his favorite toys. He is a quick learner and he is already picked up some basic commands like Sit, Down, and Name Recall in his foster home. Mac is house and crate trained. He sleeps in a crate by himself at night and during the day when his foster mom is at work. On the leash, Mac is a natural. He goes on walks twice a day and is generally happy and well-mannered while greeting people and dogs he meets. Mac still has a few habits he probably picked in his time before he was rescued. He occassionally has accidents in the home and sometimes he isn't very happy about being left home alone. His foster mom is working on his training and his forever family will be expected to continue the training. With these few habits out of the way, Mac will be nothing short of a happy, secure, and well-trained buddy. His charming and smart personality will woo you into making him a part of your family forever. If you would like to meet Mac, please fill out an adoption application on the TRD website and an adoption coordinator will be in touch to schedule a meet and greet.http://therescueddog.org/2015/dog-adoption-application/
Young, Male, Small
 . Francis .
 . Francis .  . Francis .  . Francis .
  • Xoloitzcuintle / Mexican Hairless, Chinese Crested Dog
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adorable Francis, or "Franny" as her foster affectionately calls her, is a fun-loving beauty looking for her forever home. Franny came to TRD from the Humane Society of Imperial County. Franny is about six years old and weighs in at a petite 12 pounds. Franny is a big fan of walks, and appreciates being on a regular walk routine. If you are looking for a buddy to join you at the beach, Franny is your girl! Her foster mom reports that the beach is Franny's "happy place". Franny is friendly with other dogs and gets along just fine with cats. Franny is also pretty smart! She knows a few basic commands, including sit, stay, and name recall. She'd love to learn more. Franny is house trained and crate trained, and very light shedding. She is a gem of a dog who deserves the best life has to offer. If you would like to meet Franny, please fill out an application online and an adoption coordinator will be in touch to schedule a meet and greet.http://therescueddog.org/2015/dog-adoption-application/
Adult, Female, Small
 . Ed Hanson .
 . Ed Hanson .  . Ed Hanson .  . Ed Hanson .
  • Border Collie, Labrador Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without small kids
Ed, at 3.5 years old and 35 lbs, is a high-energy, fun loving border collie mix. Ed joined The Rescued Dog back in 2014, as a 6 month old pup, after being rescued with his family from a high-kill-shelter. He was soon adopted, but unfortunately returned 2 years later when his family separated. Ed is finally ready to find his FOREVER home. Like most border collies, Ed has a high play-drive and is a focused retriever. His favorite three words are, "Find your ball!". The phrase will send Ed off on a scavenger hunt until he returns with a ball, or two to play with. Ed, being part border collie, would excel at agility, flyball, freestyle, or frisbee. As expected, Ed is smart as a whip and loves to be rewarded with toys after training. Ed loves learning new tricks and one of his favorite tricks is jumping from the floor into his handler's arms! While he has lots of energy, Ed likes to stick close to his person and returns with just a call of his name. He is good with people when properly introduced and gets along well with the other household dogs. Ed would prefer a quiet home (not too many people coming in and out) or maybe a home with land to work. Ed is a VERY high energy pup, he will do best in an active home, with frequent trips to fiesta island, dog parks, or with a running/hiking partner. Just as he needs physical exercise, Ed needs mental stimulation too! Ed will do best in a home with breed knowledge, or with someone looking for a sport dog. If you are looking for an active pup ready for a home of his own, please visit TRD's website and fill out an adoption application today to meet Ed! www.therescueddog.orghttp://therescueddog.org/2015/dog-adoption-application/
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Max .
 . Max .  . Max .  . Max .
  • Whippet, Chihuahua
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Sweet little Max and his brother Lucas came to TRD from the Humane Society of Imperial County. These adorable nuggets were born approximately 4/15/2017. We believe they are whippet-chihuahua-terrier mixes and will be fairly diminutive when they are full grown, in the 10 to 15 pound range. Max and Lucas are typical puppies, playful and naturally affectionate with each other and their humans. They have taken to being crated and are learning about house training and other basic manners. If you are looking for a smart and sweet puppy to train up from the very beginning, Max might be your guy! If you would like to meet Max or his brother Lucas, please fill out an adoption application on the TRD website and an adoption coordinator will be in touch to schedule a meet and greet.http://therescueddog.org/2015/dog-adoption-application/
Baby, Male, Small
 . Lucas .
 . Lucas .  . Lucas .  . Lucas .
  • Terrier, Whippet
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Sweet little Lucas and his brother Max came to TRD from the Humane Society of Imperial County. These adorable nuggets were born approximately 4/15/2017. We believe they are whippet-chihuahua-terrier mixes and will be fairly diminutive when they are full grown, in the 10 to 15 pound range. Lucas and Max are typical puppies, playful and naturally affectionate with each other and their humans. They have taken to being crated and are learning about house training and other basic manners. If you are looking for a smart and sweet puppy to train up from the very beginning, Lucas might be your guy! If you would like to meet Lucas or his brother Max, please fill out an adoption application on the TRD website and an adoption coordinator will be in touch to schedule a meet and greet.http://therescueddog.org/2015/dog-adoption-application/
Baby, Male, Small