Sex:  Male
Breed:  Labrador Mastiff Mix
Age:  10 Months
Are you looking for a dog chock full of personality!! Moose is your guy! He spent the holidays with his foster family and was truly the life of the party!
He is an approximately 11-month old, black Lab/American Bull Dog mix. He weighs about 80 pounds with a beautiful, athletic build. Moose is pretty good with his basic commands and walks well on leash. He is crate and kennel trained and will go to his dog bed when guided. He does not have separation anxiety and is good with being left alone. He is friendly with all dogs he meets – both little and big. He can be pushy, but he corrects well when a dog tells him to back off. He is great with cats and our mini-donkeys. Moose appears housebroken and has not had any accidents in his house. He rides well in the car – both really long rides and short trips. He does not have bone or food aggression – with dogs or humans. He takes treats extremely gently. He likes to play ball – still needs to work on bringing the ball back consistently. He is good with getting a bath and generally being “worked” on. He will be great off leash with a bit more obedience work – he is not a bolter. He clearly wants to please humans.
He is good with kids, men, strangers – no guarding or aggressive personality traits whatsoever – he has been tested thoroughly. He has gone on several trips to Lowes, Tractor Supply and Home Depot. He has also gone to weekly softball games where he stays quietly in dugout alone while the team is out on the field. He is not afraid of loud noises like dirt bikes and fireworks.
He came to the rescue from a shelter where he had been picked up as a stray – no known history – he is neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, microchipped and is flea/tick free. He is very healthy – not a picky eater and does not have a sensitive stomach. Moose is young – still VERY puppy. He likes to dig and may occasionally try to chew on the wrong thing – he will need someone that can provide guidance as he learns his new home. He corrects very easily and is extremely submissive with people. He is not an escape artist and tends to only bark on occasion – when there is something legitimate to bark at.
Moose needs another large dog as a buddy in his new home – older, playful, trained, large and social. He will do whatever another dog is doing. He loves to play with dogs and will try to get dogs to play tug of war with bones or anything. He will share any of his toys with another dog. He loves wrestling, playing chase, tug, and just generally interacting. He is also great with 10-pound dogs – respectful and gentle.
Moose needs a family that is used to big Lab-like dogs who has experience with dog training. He will need to continue his obedience work. He needs a family that will provide daily exercise and is patient as he learns appropriate behavior. He will need an arsenal of dog toys and bones to chew on. Moose has such a wonderful personality and a true heart of gold – everyone he meets thinks he is very special!
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Sex:  Male
Breed:  Pit Mix
Age:  12 Years
Casper came from the Orange County Shelter. He's a senior and was an owner surrender because they had "no time". He came to me broken and unsure and heavily medicated because he was labeled as kennel stressed. With patience and lots of love, he has transformed into such a sweet and gentle old man. I've really enjoyed him. Casper was diagnosed with severe pancreatitis and will have to be on a special diet for the rest of his time. Even ONE tiny table scrap sets it off and he won't eat for 24-48 hours, with a VERY upset tummy. He loves human affection. He gives the softest kisses and loves being petted. He follows his foster mom around the house and LOVES going for car rides!  Anywhere and everywhere this old dude is willing to go!. I think a quiet home with a soft, indoor bed to lay his old bones would suit him best just as long as he can go places and enjoy the scenery in a car ride. He deserves someone to love and adore him til his final day.
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Sex: Male
Breed: Beagle cross
Age: 1 year

Oran is a sweet and shy boy who survived horrific conditions in a large hoarding case in Tehachapi, Ca. He and 160 other dog’s were seized from a single family home. The dogs, although well fed,  were living in filth and disease with little socialization. Several of the dog’s were euthanized due to injuries and major health issues. Oran was one of the lucky dogs to be pulled into Rescue.
Oran has started his recovery in foster care. He’s slowly coming out of his shell and his time in the Pawsitive Change program will help boost his confidence so he can find a forever home. He’ll do best in a quiet, calm house with someone who can give him the time to adjust and continue his socialization. He loves cheese, gets along great with other dogs and is both crate and house trained.

Oran has learned a lot at prison and graduated with his Canine Good Citizen certificate. He’s a sweet and shy boy just waiting to find the perfect family of his very own. Apply to bring Oran home to your family.

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Sex: Female
Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Age: 3 years old

Lilo is a 3-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier that was kept as what we call a “backyard” breeder. She birthed countless puppies for her owners, no doubt bringing in a serious amount of cash for said owners. Her owners moved and left her behind. Alone. After years of faithfully providing an income for them. Just left her behind. In the backyard. The landlord eventually had to call animal control to have her removed from the property.

The only evidence that she had had a home was the choke chain collar still around her neck. Lilo found a foster home with Randi and came in full of hope and mega wiggles. Dog kibble in a bowl was a surprising delight each time it was presented to her. Being bathed was a spa like experience, as was rubbing balm into her cracked paws and nose. Air conditioning, quiet surroundings and a plush bed did not go unnoticed or unappreciated.

She is quickly becoming a well-balanced, gently mannered dog and is going to be a HUGE (literally and figuratively) asset to a lucky family someday soon.

Lilo’s precious family cruelly abandoned her, plain and simple. Now that she is a Mutt, she has the power of “Ohana” on her side. Because Ohana means family and family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten. Randi has promised Lilo that she personally will see to it that she is never left behind or forgotten again. Her personality continues to shine. Her newest trick? Holding the leash in her mouth and walking herself. Silly girl!

She does have some nodules in her mammory glands and may need a mastectomy in the near future which we will keep you posted on but all in all she is doing well.

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Sex: Female
Breed: Chihuahua
Age: 12 years old
Margarita was rescued from Kern County Animal Services as a senior who made it seem as if she only had a few days left on earth and we wanted to give her the best last days ever.  Turns out Margarita was only faking! She got out of the shelter and the very same night let her spunky self shine and turns out wasn't sick at all! She let the world know that she was super unhappy being locked up.  This swinging senior chihuahua is what we like to call a drama queen! Drama queen or not, she is one sweet cuddly chihuahua who is looking for her own castle to be doted upon and spoiled in. Margarita is good with other dogs, but chooses to spend most of her days napping, sunning herself and enjoying hand fed treats.  If you are looking to add in an awesome senior dog to your pack who deserves to be spoiled and loved on, apply for Margarita today!
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Naked Nicky

Welcome Naked Nicky to the Pawsitive Change Program!

Who needs fur when you’re this adorable! Naked Nicky has a condition called alopecia. Some colors of chihuahuas are prone to hair loss and Nicky falls into this category. But don’t let his lack of fur get you down. This little guy is the happiest little lap warmer ever.  He has no idea he’s naked and the condition isn’t complicated to care for. Just think of all the cute sweaters you can buy.

Nicky is kennel trained and house trained. He loves laps and blankets and pretty much anything soft, warm and fuzzy. If you’re looking for a lap baby he’s the perfect dog for the job. He gets along with other dogs but would be just as happy as a solo pup.
Nicky is learning a lot at prison and will graduate with his Canine Good Citizen certificate. He’s a sweet and gentle boy just waiting to find the perfect family of his very own. Apply to bring Nicky home to your family.
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Sex:  Male
Breed:  Chihuahua Mix
Age: 3-5 Years

Hey Mutt Militia we are looking for an awesome furever home for this cool dog!  Charlie looks to be a Chihuahua crossed with a Miniature Pincer. We found him at the City of Upland Shelter. At approximately 6 years old, he finally has proof and gets to brag about how smart he is having graduated from Pawsitive Change and passed his Canine Good Citizen test with flying colors. Charlie has got mad skills in leash walking, hiking, crate training, car rides, couch snuggles, dancing, kisses, jumping, fly hunting, and will happily help clean yummy food off a floor.

We feel Charlie would love an active family who loves rules and routines. No young children but older children over 10 would be fine. He loves to sleep under the sheets or under a blanket and hang out with his people. He does play well with other dogs and doesn’t mind cats. If you have soft blankets and lots of love, Charlie would love to meet you and win you over!

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Sex:  Male
Breed:  Chihuahua Mix
Age:  9 Years
Welcome Max to the Pawsitive Change Prison Program!  Max was an owner surrender at the South Los Angeles shelter as a senior dog.  Pretty upsetting for an older guy to be dumped without knowing what was going on after a life of being someone's friend.  Since he is a senior Chihuahua not trusting a soul after that, we knew he would be perfect for our prison program as it was probably the only change he had at survival.  Max has thrived while inside the program for the better and has started trusting humans again.  We think Max would do best in a nice quiet calm home to spend his remaining days out.  Max is a very obedient little guy who would love nothing more than finding someone who he can snuggle up with and be a lab hound.  If you would like to give this wonderful senior guy his forever home, please apply to adopt him today!
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