Category Archives: Foster home needed

This dog needs a short term foster home for a few weeks!

Courtesy Post – Looking for foster or permenant homes for the Shelter dogs!


These lovely dogs are at risk for being put to sleep – they are available at Lake County Animal Control, but they are out of space and the dogs are out of time!  Please contact us if you are interested in any of these dogs.


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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. Our number as a reference is: 415-457-4544

Courtesy Post – Sammy will die if not fostered/ adopted!

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Sammy is a neutered male Lab/Shepherd mix that has a short dark chocolate/brindle coat. We think he is around 9 -10 months old. He definitely acts like he is still a fun goofy puppy.

Sammy is a wonderful, active, playful, happy, friendly pup! He is totally dog friendly and of course, people friendly! He would love to have a home of his own with an active family that is also willing to work on his basic training. Sammy is an exuberant pup and would likely do well with a doggie playmate that is also playful. If it sounds like that home could be with you, then what a terrific addition to your family Sammy would be!!

Check out Sammy’s YouTube video to see this cute, fun-loving goofy pup:

Sadly Sammy is currently on Death Row at a small over-crowded rural shelter near Fresno, Ca because they are at capacity and must open up more space. The shelter staff say Sammy is an awesome dog, so they are reaching out to the rescue community to try to find someone to help save him. We would love to help Sammy but we need a suitable foster home or adopter for him, to be able to rescue him. Transport can be arranged for an approved foster/adopter in the Norcal area.


If you are interested in opening your heart and home to foster or adopt Sammy, please contact us ASAP by emailing:

Please include your contact telephone number and Application Form which is the next step in the process and can be found at:

NOTE: Please copy/paste the form into your email and add your information and email it back.

Thank you for considering to help save a deserving shelter dog!!






Jessie – Needs a foster or home

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Jessie is a large and very handsome pit/lab mix who was pulled at the last minute from a high kill shelter in Southern CA. He likes to show his gratitude by giving a lot of kisses and inviting his admirers to rub his tummy! Jessie is reserved and quiet and our guess is that he didn’t much of a life before coming to us. Perhaps he was a back yard dog with very little human interaction. He needs an experienced foster or adopter who will enjoy introducing him gradually to the wider world – including other dogs, the joys of play and long walks where he can sniff and explore to his hearts content.  It will be very rewarding to watch him come fully alive and grow into the awesome, loving dog he has the potential to be. He is very food oriented, being part lab, and that will help no end with his training!  Jessie needs a home with no cats and kids over 12 because of his size.

If your are intetested in adopting or fostering Jessie please contact

Ben – Desperate for a Home of his own!

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Ben is a big love of a dog. He’s about 2 years old and as gentle and sweet natured as they come. Maybe it’s that face, or his super soft fur, but there is something about Ben that just makes you want to hug him. And that’s fine with Ben because he loves everyone! He wants nothing more than to hang out and be part of whatever’s going on. He’s up for hikes and adventures but he can also chill and laze away the afternoon at your side. He walks nicely on the leash, is good with other dogs and is so willing to please he’ll be easy to train. He’d be a great dog for an active family. Ben was on death row in a Southern California shelter and just made it out in the nick of time.  Now we’d love to find this big-hearted guy a foster or forever home.  No cats for Ben please.

Please let us know if you would like to foster or adopt Ben – he’ll make a wonderful addition to your family or home.

Please contact us ASAP at: pets.katrina@gmail

**Please include a copy of your Application Form which can be found at:

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

Thank you for considering to help us rescue another deserving shelter dog!

Kingston aka “King” – Needs a foster home and permanent home!

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Kingston (aka “King”)  is a sweet American Bulldog that was recently saved from a high kill
shelter and is ready for a permanent, forever family!
He is approximately 1 – 2 years old and has a lean muscular building, weighing about 65lbs.

He still has some puppy -like behaviors so will need a family that will give him some guidance and further training. He is definitely a people dog and is eager to learn — he learns very well and fast. He aims to please and just wants to be with people, which will make it easier to work on his training.

He does know some basic commands like “sit”, comes when you call, will wait to be invited inside and listens well – especially when you tell him “no” or “stay there”.

King is currently in a temporary foster home with a 5 year old boy and a large dog. He is gentle and allows himself to be handled and led around. Since he is a strong boy and at times can be quite energetic, for his permanent home he is likely best with physically strong owners with previous dog experience, and a bit older children.

Regular exercise will be key to keeping King happy. While he often has a lot of energy, he also mellows out to lay about and just “hang out” with his people. He loves “snuggle time” and would like to be up in your lap, if he could fit.

He does fine with other dogs given proper gradual introduction, but would also be happy being the only dog in the house, since he seems to love people the most. He seems a bit too curious about cats, so a home with no cats is best.

King soaks up all love given to him and gives a lot of love back, listens and learns well. He is a wonderful, wonderful boy with a heart of gold (and he is REALLY, REALLY cute and handsome)! He needs someone who will continue to work on his training. He is an incredibly special dog, a diamond in the rough!!

If you would like to open your heart and home to provide King the type of loving FOREVER home he deserves, please contact “The Dog Shack Rescue” at Email:

Thank you for looking to rescue, to add a special canine family member to your home!



Sparky – Needs a home or foster URGENTLY

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Sparky has just one thing on his mind: finding someone to love. He searches your face when he meets you: Are the one? Are you my person? Can we be friends? And what a lucky person Sparky’s future guardian will be because this is one special dog. Sparky has everything going for him. He is beautiful, super smart, athletic and loving. He is a medium size, about 50lbs, and good with other dogs too. He is so eager to please and has such great eye contact he will be easy to train. Sparky is s sensitive soul and shelter life has been hard on him.  He needs someone who can give him attention, exercise and a steady routine so he can finally exhale – phew I’m home! -and relax.  In return he promises to be your best friend.  Ever.

If you are interested in Fostering or Adopting Sparky, please contact us ASAP and include your completed Adoption Application Form.

**Note: The Application Forms can be found at:

Please copy/paste the form into an email, add your information and email it back.

Thank you for considering to help rescue a deserving shelter dog!!

Georgia – Sweet dog needs foster or home ASAP

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Georgia is an affectionate tan Boxer/Lab mix who is about 3 years old. She is a nice manageable size, and currently weighs about 40lbs. She is gentle, mellow in her crate, intelligent and has good manners. She loves to take leash walks and is very easy to walk, never pulling and often checking back to make sure you are enjoying yourself as much as she is!

This sweet slender girl is eager to have her own human to cuddle up and to play with her.

Georgia is just a lovely girl who clearly fell on hard times. She was recently rescued from a high kill shelter in Southern California and is understandably a little bit fearful and anxious sometimes from her recent stray days. Initially she can feel a bit uneasy and possibly be barky when meeting new dogs, but she redirects easily once she learns what is expected of her.

She loves ladies and is currently still a bit fearful of strange men, although she has very quickly taken to her male handlers who are gentle with her. She would do best with older children (probably over 12yrs old) since she can still get scared quite easily by loud noises or lots of activity going on around her. We are not sure how she would be around cats (not tested), but we think she may be fine with dog-savvy cats after proper introduction.

A person who has some experience with timid dogs will love to see this girl blossom, as she already has since we rescued her, even in a boarding environment. Initially a relatively mellow, low stimulus environment may be best for her.

Most of all she needs love and attention – but she will quickly fit in with family life and will not be a high maintenance dog.

She is a sweetheart that would make a wonderful new family member!

If you are interested in Fostering or Adopting Georgia, please contact us ASAP and include your completed Adoption Application Form.

**Note: The Application Forms can be found at:

Please copy/paste the form into an email, add your information and email it back.

Thank you for considering to help rescue a deserving shelter dog!!


Gordy – needs a home and sponsorship!

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Gordy arrived at Dog Shack from a high kill Socal shelter with some significant fear-based behavior issues. He obviously has had a tough past life, possibly used as a bait dog and then abandoned/dumped. He has been going through some private rehab and training and is continuing to make some slow progress. He will now interact with the people doing his rehab, is acting more relaxed when out in the play yard (tail up etc), and has been gradually introduced to a female dog. However, it will likely be a slow road for Gordy to overcome his past and be able to eventually join a home/family.

Although the time in rehab is helping, it is very expensive and unfortunately Dog Shack does not have the funds to continue it indefinitely.

It is good to see Gordy is healthy, happier now, and gaining confidence. It is a challenging situation, knowing we want to help him but what we can do is still limited, costly and slow progress – and even more heartbreaking knowing that this is not Gordy’s fault. Humans obviously treated him very badly in the past. We still can’t tell what the future will hold for Gordy, but we just hope and pray for the best…

Likely when Gordy is ready to go to a home, he will need someone who is pit savvy and has a lot of patience, understanding and love to give. We expect he will need a home in a more rural setting, as he will not be a dog that is suitable for an urban lifestyle/environment.



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. Our number as a reference is: 415-457-4544

Angel – Needs a Foster or Home!

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Angel is the perfect family dog!  She is a lovely female Chow/ Kelpie mix who is about 3 years old and weighs about 35lbs. She has a pretty golden-red coat and is a great “go anywhere” size. She is a real darling, very affectionate, and super smart. She is alert, energetic, plays well with other dogs, and walks well on a leash. She is always so happy to be out and about with you that she turns and gives you smiles as you’re going along.  It’s like being with another person!

Angel is eager to have a home of her own, after being rescued from a SoCal shelter where she was supposed to be put down with her buddy Leo  - we couldn’t let that happen so we rescued them both. Leo has already been adopted and now Angel says it’s her turn! She will make a wonderful family addition. Due to her breed mix she needs a home with NO cats or small critters.

Please consider fostering or adopting this precious girl.
**Note: The Application Forms can be found at:
Please copy/paste the form into an email, add your information and email it back.
Thank you for considering helping rescue a deserving shelter dog!!

Molly – Urgently needs a home or foster!

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Is this dog made of sugar or what?  Molly is about as sweet and pretty as they come.  She just melts into you when you spend time with her, holding your gaze and letting you know just how much she appreciates your attention. She is gentle, kind, intelligent and has wonderful, soulful eyes.  Molly is about 35lb and a great, manageable size. She walks very nicely on the leash, constantly checking in with you and making eye contact, and she gets on well with other dogs.  Molly just needs a home, some love  – and some feeding! She is so thin from her time in the high kill shelter she was rescued from.  If you are looking for a sweet, small pittie come and meet our lovely Molly.


**Note: The Application Forms can be found at:

Please copy/paste the form into an email, add your information and email it back.

Thank you for considering to help rescue a deserving shelter dog!!