Category Archives: Available for Adoption


Lovely dog looking for home

This sweet and lovely dog is approximately 7 months old, she’s a smart dog, albeit slightly timid.  She’s a Shepherd/ Lab/ Herding mix of a dog . She’s looking for a home with a new partner to show her the ropes.

If you are interested in this stunning dog please contact us at

Tango – must find home ASAP

TANGO  is a 1 year old, neutered Male Catahoula/pit bull terrier mix who is playful and full of life. He has beautiful leopard sable brindle markings, a smaller compact build, and weighs about 45lbs.

Dog Shack saved this young boy just in time from Death Row and now he is ready for a loving active home. Tango LOVES to play fetch (his favorite thing) but also likes cuddle time too. He does well on leash and is easily re-directable. A Dog Shack volunteer introduced him to another dog and he did fine. He has no issues except he seems a bit too interested in cats, so for now likely would be suited for a No Cat home. In his current foster home he will be getting daily pack walks and lots of doggie socialization. Also he will get some exposure to living with cats, so we can better determine how he does.
Tango will make a great addition to an active family who will spend time with him and also work on some basic training.

It’s hard to believe this great little guy almost lost his life at Modesto shelter and we are so thankful that we could save him to help him have the future he deserves!

This is what the shelter had to say about Tango:

Our volunteer had a chance to take him out of his kennel. She let
him play and run around; he enjoyed his toys and did not mind
sharing them. 🙂
There was another dog in the yard next to him. He ran up and was
friendly. They sniffed each other than he took off to run and
play. He is a young pup who is eager to learn and will do fine
with a patient person who can provide him structure,
specialization and consistency.

Here are videos showing Tango enjoying some outdoor play time:

Tango would Love to have a family of his own – could that be you?! 😊♥️
Please contact us if Tango could be your match!

Darling Toby and Miss Piggy – boned pair need home together!




Toby is a darling Chi mix, along with Miss Piggy  – here’s what his former foster parent had to say:

Toby is a sweet, gentle, mellow fellow looking for a home that has a girlfriend around his size to play with. He likes to be cuddled and, once in a while, will let you know that he wants some loving. He likes to go on walks and is very good on leash but will let you know if he thinks your feet are too close for comfort.
If he hears you call his name he will come quickly. Toby will protect his territory by barking loudly, though he won’t bite. He likes to sleep under a blanket because he has very short hair and gets cold. Toby will do his business outside as long as he has a way out, especially early in the morning.

Please contact us ASAP at: pets.katrina@gmail

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**NOTE: Please copy/paste the form into your email and include your information and send back.

MEET “MISS PIGGY” and Darling Toby – Bonded pair need a home together

Along with Toby, Little Miss Piggy (“Moi?”) is so named for her entree as she entered the stage of our rescue from a high kIll facility in the central valley.

She is quite the show-personality, and very human oriented, eager to have your attention. She is an approx 7 year old chihuahua mix, a “chi terrier”, approx 1/4 inch fur, longer than a chi, and is approx 7 lbs. 

 A tiny dog with a big personality, Piggy is affectionate, loyal and sweet.  She walks well with a harness and will also follow her human around the house or yard.  In a home environment, she gets along well with other animals (cats and dogs) and gentle, respectful children. She is used to cuddling up with other small dogs, and living with nonreactive, mellow large dogs.

Piggy appears underweight,  however comes with vet records proving extensive tests showing proper digestion. she does not like to be lifted up suddenly or roughly, possible result of slight degeneration in vertebra, common in chi”s , also x-rayed and tested extensively by vet. Piggy does best when someone sits with her while she eats and several feedings throughout the day  of wet food, meat with vegetables  works best; she just cannot handle so much at one time. She will nibble a bit throughout the day on her own, if food is left out for her.

 Her energy level is great, like a little wind-up doll and that tail just wont stop wagging when you approach. She will also relax on your lap, nap in a sunny spot, or her favorite: create her den in the covers of your bed. there is nothing quite like being greeted by the kiss of a tiny tongue as you stir in the morning with an enthusiastically  wagging tail on the other end:) She is house trained if let out regularly, esp after meals:) playpen doesn’t work too well, she is an escape artist:) large wire crate in family room works, but smaller plastic crates dont go over well with her.

She will run up to large dogs yapping as many small dogs do, and needs to be kept safe from dogs who may see her as prey; therefore, small dog experience in her new, loving forever home is great.

Little Miss Piggy will provide high entertainment for many more years to a person or family who will give her companionship and a comfy home situation.

Justin – Please consider giving him a new home for the New Year!!

 Justin has been in boarding way too long – he’s a great dog who deserves his forever home in 2018!!

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Justin is now decompressing from being rescued from an over crowded high kill shelter.  He was so shut down and scared he would cower in his run and not want to come out.  Justin is breathing easier now, but he NEEDS an experienced GSD foster home.  Those who have had or know GSD’s know they bond to their owners and they are sensitive.  Justin is coming out of his shell more and more.  He’s ok with other dogs.  He’s shy of a year old and he’s been neutered.

While Justin is happier out of the shelter he is currently in boarding until we can place him a foster or adoptive home.  If you are interested please contact The Dog Shack.

Please send us an email to It is best to contact us via email first as the Dog Shack is run on a volunteer basis.

Bonded female sisters need a home ASAP!

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“Alaya” is a darling am bull mix who is mostly white with a cute black eye patch and “Jinger” is a red and white staffie mix.

They are both wonderful dogs – great with people, kids, all dogs of all sizes, and doing fine with the 2 cats in their foster home.
(My kids fell in love with them!!!)

They are mellow and very easy to care for, just need 2 short walks per day, and love human attention but also are fine left home together during the work day etc.
They love car rides and are easy to take anywhere dogs are allowed, like dog-friendly stores, restaurants/cafes, work etc!
They both do great at the dog park too – Alaya loves her tennis ball and enjoys  playing fetch, while Jinger prefers to hang with her human and meet some other dog owners and their dogs and mostly just watch the action. Jinger would love to be a lap dog but she is a stocky 50-60lbs and doesn’t jump so stays lower to the ground