Category Archives: Adopted

Yeah!!! Success stories….these wonderful pooches have found their forever homes!!

Tango – Adopted!

Blessedly Tango has been adopted into a lovely home.


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!

Betty – Adopted!

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Betty has been in temp boarding for a while and needs a home of her own!

Betty is approximately 2 years old. Pit mix, Spayed. Healthy. She loves people and gets long great with other dogs. She passed rigorous shelter tests with flying colors. No issues. Perfect girl!

Please send us an email to if you are interested in Betty

Sassy – Adopted!

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Beautiful Sassy had a sad start, she was shoved into an overcrowded high kill Central CA shelter with mange that nobody took care of, her days of suffering need to be OVER!  We’ve been able to get her out and put her in boarding.  She’s decompressing now, but needs a foster or forever home to continue the treatment she’s starting.  She’s good with other dogs and spayed.  Sassy is about 1 year old so she has the rest of her life to leave behind the pain and get on with the good life!!

If you are interested in adopting or fostering Sassy please contact us

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.

Taco – Adopted!

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Taco is a 2 year old
handsome and lovable male brindle and white Am Staff mix. He has a good sturdy
build and weighs about 75lbs. He is an all-around awesome dog who does great
with kids and other dogs (cats unknown but he showed no interest in the shelter

Taco just wants to be loved and is eager to have a family of his own that will
give him lots of attention, play time, and cuddles!

He walks well on leash, a pretty mellow boy.  A ‘dude with  truck’
would suit him well to truck around with, while at the same time we think he’d
do well with a family  with yard as well.

A country spot.. great! he wont  run away.. looooves his humans!

He is somewhat trained, communicates well,  and will do just about
anything for food!

Taco was at an over-crowded high kill Socal shelter and his time was up
right before Thanksgiving! The shelter volunteers knew he was a special boy
that deserved a second chance at life, so they contacted our rescue to help at
his final hour. We could not let him die and knew we needed to save him
before the holiday or he would have NO chance! Thankfully we were able to get
him out of the shelter and transported to Norcal into temporary boarding, just
to save his life.

Now Taco needs a loving home to call his own — either an adopter of a foster

See his sad face in his first photo that was taken while still at the shelter,
and now he is already looking happier in the other photos which were taken on
his first “Freedom Day”!!

We want to see him with a loving family ASAP that will give him a permanent
happy face!!

If you think you could be a good match for Taco to foster or adopt him, please
contact us ASAP.


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.